MALTA

 

Day 1

Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 2

Valletta

The tours starts with the magnificent view of the Barracca Gardens. Enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Grand Harbour. Continue to John’s Co-Cathedral, built by the Knights of Malta. It presents a mix of Baroque art and architecture. See the World famous Caravaggio painting – The Beheading of St. John The Baptis. This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. See the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. Enjoy the Malta Experience, a multivision show that depicts Malta’s history throughout the ages.

 

Day 3

Valletta – Mdina – Mosta - Ta’ Qali village - Valleta

Visit Mdina, a medieval walled town, situated on a hill in the centre of the island . That is the Old Capital also know as The Silent City.  Walk through the narrow streets and admire the imposing bastions that offer a fascinating view of most of the islands. Next in the program is the Cathedral dedicated to St. Peter & St. Paul. Inside, the immediate impression is one of grandeur. Visit St. Paul’s Catacombs, a fascinating labyrinth of 3rd-century AD subterranean tombs and the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. Admire the cliffs at Dingli. They are the Island\'s natural fortress. Enjoy one of the most striking views from the cliff tops. Go to the gardens of San Anton, a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. Visit the Parish Church of Mosta dedicated to the Assumption of our Lady. During World War II, a German bomb fell on the rotunda, piercing the dome and falling into the church below.  The bomb did not explode.   A blessing attributed by approximately 250 worshipers who were in the church at that moment, to the intervention of Santa Maria. The final stop is in Ta’ Qali crafts village.

 

Day 4

Valleta – Vittoriosa – Cospicua – Senglea - Valleta 

Discover the historical area of the Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Enjoy the splendid view, driving past Cospicua. Walking tour in Vittoriosa where to feel the original Maltese atmosphere of the various narrow streets shaded by many historic buildings and churches. Enjoy a typical harbour ‘fregatina’ and a tour of the famous harbour creeks. Visit Senglea, a fortified city in the east of Malta. Go to the ‘Vedette’ placed in the centre of the grand harbour.

 

Day 5

Valleta – Gozo - Valleta

The tour starts going to Gozo, a small island of the Maltese archipelago.  Both islands are similar in history and development, but Gozo has a character entirely of its own. Gozo, which is a three hilled island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. Visit the Temples of Ggantija, a two Neolithic, megalithic temple complex. The Citadel in Victoria, the capital of Gozo. It is the main attraction in Victoria. Take photographs from the ramparts, the various attractins within the Citadel and the interesting nooks and crannies. Admire the Bay of Xlendi, which is one of the prettiest places on the island. See The Azur Window, a 50 metre high natural rock arch in the Dwejra Point cliffs. Another interesting about Gozo is its woollen goods and handmade lace.

 

Day 6

Transfer to the airport.