Tour Name: Malta Through Millennia
8 days from £1255.
A small Mediterranean island with big surprises; amazing 5000-year-old Neolithic temples, and the magnificent heritage of the Knights of St John. Malta is a uniquely fascinating and friendly place.
- 4-star hotel by the sea.
- Six dinners with unlimited wine, soft drinks and water. Plus one included lunch.
- Unhurried daily programme of included excursions.
- World Heritage sites from history and prehistory.
- Accompanied by a specialist tour director and a local Maltese guide.
- Flexible flight arrangements.
- 100% TTA financial guarantee.
Dates & Prices:
Reserve your place early for a best price guarantee. Single supplement £160.
Full Itinerary: See the ‘Itinerary’ tab below.
Flights and Extended Stays: Direct flights are available from a range of UK regional airports from as little as £100 return. By adding flights on a personal basis we give you complete freedom to choose your preferred departure airport, flight times, length of stay, airline etc. We will be pleased to book your flights for you, and any extended stays, and we can recommend preferred flights. Or you can book your own if you prefer. Our flights are ATOL protected. See ‘Flights’ tab below.
What to Expect: For what to expect more generally from our tours Click Here.
As a member of the Travel Trust Association, we provide you with a 100% financial protection guarantee. Click Here for more about the Travel Trust Association.
Click the ‘How to Book’ tab below to Reserve Your Place.
Reserve early to avoid disappointment and to benefit from the lowest prices.
DAY 2: STONE AGE MALTA: We begin our exploration of this charming Mediterranean island with an introduction to its world-class prehistory. There will be a lecture by your tour director and visits to the Neolithic temples at Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. Dating from some 5000 years ago, these fascinating structures reveal much about early human society and beliefs. We also visit Ghar Dalam, a cave containing the bones of an extraordinary range of animals from Ice Age times.
DAY 3: VALLETTA: Built by the Knights of St John around 1570, the capital of Malta is now a World Heritage site with beautifully coherent Baroque architecture and a friendly Maltese feel. Our walking tour takes in the Cathedral, famous for Caravaggio’s ‘Beheading of St John’, the Grand Master’s Palace and, of course, the National Archaeological Museum, which focuses on the extraordinary prehistory of Malta. We also enjoy fantastic views of the famous Grand Harbour.
DAY 4: GOZO: A short boat ride brings us to the island of Gozo, with a character and beauty all of its own. We visit the island’s citadel in Victoria, which offers panoramic views from its fortifications and houses the island’s interesting little archaeology museum. At Gigantija, we see the massive monoliths that give this Neolithic temple its name, and which are older even than Stonehenge. Lunch is included today in one of the island’s restaurants, and there will be time to enjoy one of the lovely coastal bays of Gozo before returning to your hotel.
DAY 5: THE HYPOGEUM & TARXIEN: The underground burial complex known as the Hypogeum is one of the archaeological highlights of Malta, a mysterious collective tomb for the Neolithic community which built the stone temples. Our visits today explore the connection between temples and tombs by seeing both the Hypogeum and its associated temple at nearby Tarxien.
DAY 6: MDINA, RABAT & CLAPHAM JUNCTION CART RUTS: Mdina is Malta’s medieval gem, the former capital of the island before Valletta and now a tiny city of winding alleys and noble palaces. It was also the capital of the island in Roman times, and below present street level there are remains dating back to even earlier times. We visit St Paul’s early Christian catacombs and the excavated Roman house in Rabat, before heading off to see the best examples of Malta’s enigmatic cart ruts at ‘Clapham Junction’. There will be an optional folk show with dinner this evening instead of the hotel dinner.
DAY 7: THE THREE CITIES: Across the Grand Harbour from Valletta a series of inlets and promontories formed the first centre of activity for the Knights of St John when they took control of Malta in 1530. Centred around Galley Creek, the area became known as the ‘Three Cities’, and this morning we explore its history and architecture on a walking tour through its narrow, hidden streets.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE: You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, or why not stay longer and make the most of your time in Malta – feel free to ask us for information and ideas.
Map & Virtual Tour
Please note that we sometimes have to change hotels for reasons beyond our control. However, we always choose hotels of a similar standard, designed to give you a little luxury and leisure alongside your cultural enrichment.
Tel: +356 2355 2355
This excellent 400-room, 4-star hotel occupies a prime position on the seafront at Bugibba with panoramic views of St Paul’s Bay, its own landscaped grounds, a choice of swimming pools and bars, and even its own beach. The generous rooms are bright and welcoming, the majority with a balcony or terrace, and fitted with all the facilities one expects from an excellent 4-star hotel. One of Malta’s top hotels.
Airports & Airlines: A wide choice of scheduled, charter and low cost airlines regularly fly direct to Malta from a large number of UK airports. These include: British Airways from Gatwick; Air Malta from Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol and Birmingham; EasyJet, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Ryanair from a range of regional airports.
Airfares: Ask us for a quote. Use the reservation/enquires form of call us on 0121 444 1854.
ATOL Protection: If you book your flights with us you will be ATOL protected, which means that you will not lose your money or be stranded abroad if we or the airline go out of business. If you book your own flights they may not be ATOL protected, even if you book direct with the airline or through an online search facility.
All Hidden History’s tours include a host of fully guided excursions and interesting talks to create an enriching travel experience. They also include some luxury and leisure by choosing great hotels and keeping the itineraries fairly relaxed and varied. More about What to Expect…
The Malta Through Millennia tour price includes the following:
- Seven nights 4-star hotel accommodation.
- All breakfast and six evening meals with unlimited house wine and soft drinks.
- One lunch in a local restaurant in Gozo.
- Outward and return transfers between Malta Luqa airport and your hotel*.
- Daily programme of included excursions, with coaching, guiding and entrances.
- Accompanied by a specialist tour lecturer-director and by a local guide.
- Travel Trust Association financial guarantee.
* Please note transfers may be charged if flying on days other than the start and end dates of the tour.
What’s not included:
- Flights to/from Malta. We can help with this – call us on 0121 444 1854 for a quote.
- Personal Travel & Medical Insurance. Available from Holiday Extras – Click Here for a quote.
For more about what to expect generally from our tours Click Here.
How to Book
- Reservations & Enquiries: To reserve your place or enquire further simply fill in the form below, or call us on (UK) 0121 444 1854. There is no commitment and no payment at this stage; reservations are purely provisional until we have confirmed availability and proceeded with booking and payment.
- Booking & Payment: Once you have checked availability and reserved your place, we will require your full details and a deposit of £250 per person to secure your booking. This can be done with a credit/debit card over the telephone (0121-444-1854) or by sending us a completed booking form and cheque. To print a booking form CLICK HERE.
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‘Malta Through the Millennia’ Reservation/Enquiry Form
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