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The small, traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk.

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The small, traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
Travel beyond the beaten path and uncover the cultural gems of Malta, a beautiful Mediterranean archipelago clustered between Sicily and the North African coast.
Cultural
Packaged tour

Highlights

Discover the Marsaxlokk market and Blue Grotto

Enjoy a delightful Wine Cellars tour

Tour of Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage and Market

Visit Palazzo Parisio and the city of Gozo

Set your sights on this exciting Mediterranean escape to Valletta, the capital city of Malta. Constructed by the Knights of St. John, the fortress city stands magnificently on the barren rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula. Join us as we explore this city ‘built entirely by hand’ beginning with a delightful excursion in Palazzo Parisio, known as the ‘miniature Versailles.’ Enjoy a full day tour of the megalithic ruins at Hagar Qim Temple, then take to the waters to experience the magic of Blue Grotto, Malta’s famous cave complexes. Visit the island of Gozo to see the Megalithic temples of Ggantija and then return to Marsaxlokk where you’re given ample time to browse through the stalls, landscapes, and savouries of this gorgeous seafood lover’s paradise.

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Included

5-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Arrival and departure transfers
Gozo full day tour
Meals as per itinerary
Tour of “The Other Malta from a Palazzo to Wine Cellars”
Tour of Hagar Qim temple and Limestone heritage
Visit to Marsaxlokk Market and Blue Grotto

Itinerary

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Day 1
Valletta

Arrive in Malta airport and private transfer to your hotel.

Day 2
Valletta

After breakfast, enjoy a Tour of “The Other Malta from a Palazzo to Wine Cellars”. This is a very special tour, combining Malta’s foremost aristocratic palace with 400-year-old wine cellars where Malta’s premium wines are allowed to mature. Palazzo Parisio has been justly described as ‘a miniature Versailles’.

Breakfast
Day 3
Valletta

After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage and Market. The tour starts with a visit to one of Malta’s oldest quarries. From Hafar Qim you will proceed to Wied iz-Zurrieq where you can take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, renowned for its crystal-clear waters. After lunch, we drive towards the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Valletta

After a short 20-minute ferry crossing, you will reach Mgarr harbour, which immediately sets the pace to Gozo’s unique atmosphere. Your guide will lead you around the Megalithic temples of Ggantija, the oldest free-standing monuments in the world, re-dating the Pyramids of Egypt.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Valletta

The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful luzzus and unique character make the unrivalled setting for the local market. This is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning, where you can rub your shoulders with the locals as you browse through the various stalls.

Breakfast
Day 6
Valletta

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Maltese and English
Currency
Euro
5 nights
from AUD1,363
per person, twin share
Valletta
08 May - 18 September 2020

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