Malta Highlights 2024/2025

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : March to May & August to October
Start: Sliema, Malta
End: St Julian's, Malta

Malta Highlights: 4 nts Sliema, 3 nts Sannat

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour – from the capital, Valletta, to the historically rich towns of Birgu and Mdina, and the villages of Gozo. Along the way you’ll see picturesque harbours and indulge in cheese and wine tastings, with plenty of time to visit the hidden coves and beaches of this charming archipelago.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Uncover the rich history and magnificent Baroque architecture of Valletta with a local guide
– Enjoy a scenic cruise around the breathtaking Blue Grotto
– Explore the fortified medieval city of Mdina

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

The Victoria Hotel (Sliema)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA (St Julian’s)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Sliema

We’ll meet the group in the picturesque resort town of Sliema and get to know one another over a delicious welcome meal. Welcome to Malta! (D)

Accommodation: The Victoria Hotel (or similar)

Day 2Sliema – Mosta – Mdina – Sliema

We’ll begin our second day together with a visit to the stunning Mosta Church, before we move on to the beautiful wilderness of the Buskett Gardens. Enjoy some free time wandering the only woodland area in Malta before we continue to the island’s old capital: Mdina, also known as the ‘silent city’. Here we’ll explore the extraordinary mix of medieval and Baroque architecture with a local guide and have some free time to enjoy lunch at our leisure. On this afternoon’s agenda: an indulgent wine tasting at a local winery. You’ll find it difficult to find a bottle of Maltese wine back home, so we recommend purchasing a bottle before we return to Sliema for an evening spent relaxing at our hotel or exploring the array of restaurants and waterfront bars. (B)

Accommodation: The Victoria Hotel (or similar)

Day 3Sliema – Valletta – Birgu – Sliema

Our third day of exploration will begin with a locally guided walking tour of Valletta. We’ll stroll by the New Parliament Building, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Grand Harbour and Grandmaster’s Palace, uncovering the tiny capital’s rich history as we go. Then, we’ll enjoy free time to wander the stunning Baroque architecture of St John’s Co-Cathedral. For lunch, we’ll savour a traditional Maltese Ftira meal. Continuing on, we’ll visit the oldest area in Malta: Birgu – commonly referred to as Città Vittoriosa (Victorious City). We’ll enjoy a walking tour through the city’s ancient narrow streets with a local guide – visiting the likes of the Inquisitor’s Palace and panoramic Gardjola Gardens. After a full day, enjoy an evening spent at your leisure back in Sliema.(B, L)

Accommodation: The Victoria Hotel (or similar)

Day 4Sliema

Today is yours to spend entirely at your leisure. You may want to explore on a harbour cruise around the ports of Valletta – a natural treasure trove for photographers. Alternatively, you could spend the day enjoying the stunning views from our hotel’s rooftop terrace or relaxing by the swimming pool. This evening, we recommend venturing out in search of a waterfront alfresco restaurant for some delicious local seafood. (B)

Accommodation: The Victoria Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Sliema – Qrendi – Cirkewwa – Sannat (Gozo)

Today’s agenda begins with a stop at the Hagar Qim temples, where we’ll have the opportunity to explore this remarkable site with a local guide. Then, we’ll journey onwards the mesmerising Blue Grotto. Enjoy a locally guided boat trip around the phosphorescent coloured bays and complex of limestone caves – before continuing on to the ferry point at Cirkewwa, with a photo stop at Popeye’s Village along the way. After a speedboat transfer to Gozo, the evening in Sannat will be ours to spend exploring at our own pace. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa (or similar)

Day 6Sannat – Victoria – Sannat

Today we’ll visit the spectacular megalithic temple complex of Ggantija – the most ancient temples in Malta and boasting an ancient history that’s older than the pyramids of Egypt. After moving on to the imposing Old Citadel in Victoria – the ancient fortified city that can be seen from almost anywhere on Gozo, we’ll enjoy a delectable Maltese lunch. Our visit to the Dreams of Horses Farm rounds off the day. There, we’ll observe a cheese making demonstration followed by a guided tour around the equestrian therapy centre with a member of the team, learning how horse therapy comforts people. Later, an evening of leisure time is in store for us back at the hotel. (B,L)

Accommodation: Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa (or similar)

Day 7Sannat – San Lawrenz – Marsalforn – Sannat

We may be nearing the end of our journey, but there’s still plenty to explore! First, we’ll stop to visit Fungus Rock – an islet off the coast of San Lawrenz that holds a peculiar history. After hearing the stories from our local guide, we’ll move on to the unusual Xwejni Salt Pans. A 350-year-old checkerboard of rock-cut salt pans, the production of sea salt here has been passed from generation to generation and is a fascinating sight to behold. Before returning to Sannat, we’ll make a refreshing stop at Xwejni Bay for a dip in the crystal-clear water. Later, we’ll come together for one last dinner together, sharing stories of the week’s adventures.(B,D)

Accommodation: Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa (or similar)

Day 8Sannat – St Julian’s

After a final breakfast and leisurely morning, we’ll catch the ferry back to St Julian’s – where our tour will end later this afternoon. (B)

Dates and Prices:
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: June 29 $3,989 $4,989
2024: September 7 $3,949 $4,939
2025: March 16 $3,709 $4,639
2025: April 6 $3,709 $4,639
2025: May 11, 25 $3,989 $4,989
2025: August 24 $3,989 $4,989
2025: September 14 $3,989 $4,989
2025: September 28 $3,759 $4,699
2025: October 19 $3,759 $4,699

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures. 

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Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

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Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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