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Malta Sightseeing

Malta Sightseeing

1 day Sicily - Pozzallo, Etna & Modica Tour

On arrival at the port you will check-in and board the catamaran. The crossing is estimated to take 90 minutes, however this can be slighlty longer on occassions, depending on weather conditions.

Our tours takes the eastern route passing Noto, Syracusa and Catania en route before arriving at Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.

The drive up the Mount Etna mountain slopes takes us through picturesque villages and an ever changing landscape. The lower slopes of the volcano are extremely fertile with groves of oranges, lemons and other Mediterranean flora and of course vines which produce Sicily’s best wines. We go through forests of chestnut trees which gradually give way to oak, beech, birch and pine. During our tour of Mount Etna we visit the Sylvester Craters.

Our next stop includes a visit to the Baroque city of Modica to enjoy some time in the city centre and the popular “Il Corso”. Modica once so important as to constitute a kingdom within the kingdom, is today a prosperous town still dependent on its traditional agricultural economy. The beautiful flight of steps leading to the main entrance and the statues representing the twelve apostles are the main features of S. Pietro’s church. The main street or “Corso”, with it’s mixture of magnificent buildings, modern shops and al fresco cafes.It is a thriving town centre.

You will return back to the catamaran for the return crossing to Malta, arriving at 2100hrs (based on a 90 minute crossing). Transport will be waiting for you to return you back to your hotel.

Catamaran Information
The catamaran is equipped with toilets, a gift shop and a cafeteria serving a good variety of drinks and snacks.

Please note!During the winter months the tour routing may have to be changed due to adverse weather conditions. Whenever possible you will be advised of such changes, however in certain circumstances we may forced to change the tour routing during the actual tour. These situations are beyond our control and enforced onto us by local authorities. The operators of the tour and Malta TravelNet will not under any circumstances be held liable to any refunds or any such type of compensation in the even that this may happen.

Optional Pick Up/Drop Off:Pick up and Drop off transport is optional at €10.75 per person for both ways.

Optional transfers must be booked at the time of booking and cannot be added after the booking has been made. Pick up’s start 1hr 30min to 30 minutes (depending on pick up location) before the catamaran departure time. The actual pick up time and location will be printed on your service voucher. Port Tax:This is a complusory charge and is already included in the tour price. Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Documentation:Passport or ID required.

Availability:
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between October 1st and April 29th

Price:
Adult: 123 €
Child (0-11 years old): 101 €

Casa Rocca Piccola

The 16th Century Palace, originally the property of Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta and Admiral, is now the ancestral home of the 9th century Marquis and Marchioness de Piro. The beautiful rooms contain exquisite furniture, paintings, silver and hundreds of other items, which come to life on fascinating guided tours. Among the many rooms there is the family Chapel, a Library, a Winter Dining Room, and a Summer Dining Room. The tour also includes a visit into the huge World War II Underground bomb shelters cut out from the foundations of the palace.

The Palazzo also houses a restaurant in the old kitchens which serves delicious Italian produce where you can stop for a quick coffee or lunch if you prefer.

Also not to be missed is the souvenir shop which sells beautiful and exclusive gifts from Malta and Gozo as well as a whole selection of books.

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 9 €
Child (0-11 years old): 5 €

Comino Island & Blue Lagoon by Catamaran

The ‘Spirit of Malta’ is a large sailing catamaran and was purposly built and designed for cruising around the Maltese Islands. It’s the best way to enjoy both a fun and relaxing day at sea, sailing to the most scenic bays in Malta, Gozo and Comino. The cruise does not have a fixed programme but rather sails according to the weather conditions. There is time for swimming and snorkelling in different bays and included is a visit to the popular Blue Lagoon on the small island of Comino.

An excellent buffet lunch prepared by the crew is served during one of the stops and the FREE OPEN BAR on board provides beer, minerals, wine and water throughout the day…all included in the price. After lunch, the party begins! The music is cranked up and you can dance to top hits and groovy rhythms. Learn a new dance, get a tan, make new friends or just relax, unwind and have the time of your life!

The Spirit of Malta sailing cruise is ‘is a cruise with a difference’, it is an ideal way to spoil yourself for a whole day. Book early during your holiday to avoid disappointment!

More to Enjoy
During your visit to Comino Island and the Blue Lagoon, optional speedboat trips around the caves, coves and lagoons around the island of Comino are offered by local operators. These are available at a supplement and paid locally.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Meal:A morning snack and buffet lunch, consisting of a cold buffet with roast beef, smoked gammon, ham and mortadella, steamed fresh fish, shrimp mayonnaise, salad bar with tuna, crab, a variety of salads and fresh fruit

FREE OPEN BAR serving beer, wine, soft drinks and mineral water. Additional Information: The boat is very well equiped with restrooms, bar and Free WiFi

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 65 €
Child (0-11 years old): 40 €

Gozo & Ggantija Tour

Our tour starts with a transfer to the north of Malta and then a short 25min. ferry crossing which passes the small and pretty island of Comino.

On arrival at the picturesque Mgarr harbour, you will notice how much greener it is on Gozo. Even though so close to the larger island of Malta, the smaller island has many different characteristics. Included on our tour is a variety of scenic routes and interesting sights. We include stops at the Inland Sea and Azure Window at Dwejra, Victoria and the imposing Citadel, the beautiful seaside village of Xlendi Bay and the oldest free standing temples in the world, known as Ggantija Temples, these temples date back circa.3500 to 4000BC. A local lunch is included and some time for shopping for local hand made lace and woolen goods, both very popular buys on the island.

Throughout the day you will also see some of Gozo’s typical old villages where the pace of life is typical of Mediterranean lifestyle of years gone by. We return back by ferry and back to your hotel.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Multi Lingual Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian Group Size: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included into Ggantija Temples Meal:Lunch included Ferry Fare: Malta/Gozo/Malta ferry fare is included in the price

Availability:
Thursday and Saturday

Price:
Adult: 57 €
Child (0-11 years old): 23 €

Gozo by Night

Gozo with a difference; as seen during sunset when you can appreciate the serenity and natural beauty of Malta’s sister island. Our guide will unveil the history about its first inhabitants when we stop at the megalithic temples of Ggantija. We then tour the ramparts of Victoria where you are surrounded by the colour of Gozo’s hilly countryside. As the day comes to an end we descend to Dwejra, famous for its hanging Azur Window. Here we capture the last rays of light as the sun disappears below the horizon.

Dinner is served in one of the island’s restaurants before we return to Malta towards midnight.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included Ferry Fare: Malta/Gozo/Malta ferry fare is included in the price

Availability:
Wednesday

Price:
Adult: 59 €
Child (0-11 years old): 30 €

Gozo Experience Tour

Tour to Malta’s sister island of Gozo. After a twenty-minute ferry crossing, on setting foot in Gozo you will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development Gozo has a character entirely of its own. Gozo, which is a three hilled island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. During this excursion, we visit the Azur Window at Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi, and we also stop at a spectacular cultural experience where Gozo’s history throughout the centuries is brought back to life!. Free time for shopping will also be given – Gozo is reknown for its woollen goods and handmade lace.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Multi Lingual Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English and German Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included Meal:Lunch in included Ferry Fare: Malta/Gozo/Malta ferry fare is included in the price

Availability:
Monday

Price:
Adult: 57 €
Child (0-11 years old): 23 €

Malta Classic Car Museum

The roar of the engine, the wind blowing through your hair, the feel of the wheel beneath your hands, the sight of the open road before you and the taste of expectation as you gently ease the car into gear.

These are the sensations that run through you when you are passionate about cars. And at the Malta Classic Car Museum, we are absolutely head over heels in love.

Although many cars inspire us, there are some classic cars that simply set your heart racing and your blood pumping like fuel flowing through a V8 engine. These classics, art given shape in steel and chrome, range from T-Birds to Spitfires and Fiats to Fords. They encompass the iconic look and feel of motoring and we have a vast selection spread over 3,000 square metres of museum.

The cars have been restored to a pristine condition, looking like they have just rolled off the production line. As you stroll around the Malta Classic Car Museum, it feels as if you are walking back through time and revisiting the golden eras of motoring.

To really take you back in time we have also decked out the museum with a collection of antiques and memorabilia from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Gramophones, antique television sets, jukeboxes and even the fashions of yesteryear all frame our collection and help put it in context.

The engine is running and the road is clear, so jump on in and take a trip with us down memory lane.

Availability:
Monday to Friday

Price:
Adult: 9 €
Child (0-11 years old): 5 €

Malta Classic Small Group Tour

This wonderful tour covers three different periods of Malta’s golden history, amazing scenery and typical villages.

You will be greeted at the port by our local licensed tour guide who will be with you for the full duration of the tour. We start our day with a visit to the south of the island and an opportunity to experience a little local culture at the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. We stop at this quaint village which is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the ‘luzzu’, hundreds of them fill up the bay.

We continue with our tour en route passing through small local villages and some wonderful scenery including the stunning Valley of Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto. We have a photo stop at the Blue Grotto belvedere which offers a fabulous view of the huge ‘grotto arch’.

We proceed to our next stop which will be the ancient site of Hagar Qim. Before entering the temple site we start at the new visitors centre where you can easily understand how these magnificent temples where built over 7000 years ago! We then continue with a short tour around this incredible ancient temple which has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs which form the outer wall weighing a staggering 20 tons.

We will then stop for a short lunch break (the cost of lunch is not included) before our visit to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the cities old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls.

Our final stop during the tour is Valletta. Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. Here we include the Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John’s Co. Cathedral. We also include an internal walking tour of the cathedral which was the church of the order and also home to Caravaggio’s masterpiece “Beheading of St. John” amongst other treasures.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Please note.
St. John’s Co. Cathedral is not open for tour groups on Sunday’s. This means that we will replace it with the Grand Masters Palace instead.
Please note that this tour does not include time for a boat trip of the Blue Grotto.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:English speaking Licensed Tour Guide Group Size: Small Groups, average of 16 passengers Entrance Fees: Included into sites featured in itinerary

Availability:
Varies

Price:
Adult: 67 €
Child (4-11 years old): 64 €

Malta Defender Tour

The Malta Defender tour is like no other tour because of the diverse itinerary we have prepared for you. The transport is comfortable, air conditioned and accompanied an experienced chauffeur who will explain the sites during the tour.

We start off this tour visiting the northern part of the island and including Mizieb, the Red Tower and Popeye’s Village. Here we will have a short stop for photos and if you would like to have a wander around the Popeye Village we will allow you the time (entrance fee is not included). We continue with tour taking ‘off road’ route (a bit bumpy but totally safe) towards the stunning Golden Bay, then onto the small town of Mgarr, making our way to Fomm ir-Rih – a stunning location offering breathtaking views of the natural bay. Next stop is the medieval city of Mdina and here you will approx. 40 minutes to explore this small ancient city and take a walk through quaint streets and alleys.

The next part of the tour visit two popular towns – Mosta and the famous Mosta Dome, you will have some time to visit this infamous church which has one of the largest unsupported in the Word! We proceed the next town. which is Naxxar. The pretty piazza (centre) is surrounded by typical Maltese townhouses, some of which are over 500 years old. You will have some free time for photos or you can grab a drink at one the small bars before we proceed to our lunch stop. A 3 course lunch with mineral water and wine is included.

The final part of the day will take us to the great grand harbour and the south of the island. We start with panoramic drive around Valletta’s perimeter so you can admire the sheer size of the fortified walls which adorn our wonderful harbour. We then cross the harbour to visit visit the oldest maritime city of Vittoriosa or otherwise known as Birgu. The origins of this city date back to 200BC and it has been an important location over the years for many occupiers, the most important being the Knights of St. John in 1530. Our tour continues to neolithic temples of Tarxien (you may visit the temples, however the entrance fee is not included), the pretty fishing villages of Marsaxlokk (for a short photo stop) and we end at the beautiful Blue Grotto. Here you will have free time to take the optional boat trip along the coast and into the caves. At this stage the tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:English speaking Driver Guide/Host Group Size: Maximum 6 per vehicle Transport Type: Landrover Defender Entrance Fees: Not included Boat Trip: Not included. The Blue Grotto boat trip is optional and operate subject to suitable weather conditions. Allow €8/adults and €4/children

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 95 €
Child (0-11 years old): 79 €

Malta Jeep Tour

Get off the beaten track and visit places which are rarely visited by tourists, and even some of the locals do not know exist. Visit the northern and western regions, explore Malta’s unique countryside, cliffs and much more.

Even the Jeep tour has no fixed itinerary you will visit places such as Mellieha, Popeye Village, Golden Bay, Gnejna, Fomm ir-Rih, Dinlgi Cliffs and Blue Grotto. Our drivers stay in convoy and throughout the day you will have sightseeing opportunities and photo stops. During the summer months a swim stop is included to cool down from the hot summer sun.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:English speaking Driver Guide/Host Group Size: Up to 5 passengers per Jeep Transport Type: Maruti Jeeps Boat Trip: Not included. The Blue Grotto boat trip is optional and operate subject to suitable weather conditions. Allow €7/adults and €4/children Meal:Lunch included

Availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Price:
Adult: 55 €
Child (0-11 years old): 45 €

Malta National Aquarium

The Aquarium has twenty six tanks including a walk-through tunnel for adults and another one especially designed for young children.

The themeing of the aquarium showcases Malta’s rich natural and cultural heritage and tanks depict scenes which include a Submarine, a World War II Bomber, Fortifications and many more.

It is home to over a hundred different species of fish including sharks, rays, seahorses and eels.

Visitors can also enjoy the fabulous landscaped terrace surrounding the stunning star fish structure which houses the actual aquarium. Enjoy a drink or a light lunch at one of a number of eat and drink outlets all offering stunning views over the beautiful St. Paul’s Bay.

Availability:
Monday to Friday

Price:
Adult: 13 €
Child (0-11 years old): 6 €

Mdina & Central Highlights Tour

This tour takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient medieval city of Mdina.

Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the cities old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1565 has had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls.

Our tour will then continue to the old town of Rabat. Here we will make our way through the narrow streets to the centre which is dominated by the imposing St. Paul’s Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat, can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. There are also a number of catacomb sites located in Rabat and we do visit the St. Paul’s catacombs during this tour.

Lunch is included in a local restaurant and later we take a scenic drive through the rustic countryside to Dingli Cliffs on the west coast. These cliffs are characterised by vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 70-130m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views.

The final part of the tour includes a visit to the botanical gardens of San Anton and the impressive Mosta Dome church which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, we will visit the Artisans Crafts Village. Here you can admire the local glassblowers, filigree, pottery and variety of other local crafts with time for some shopping.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included into featured historical sites Meal:Local lunch included, drinks are extra

Availability:
Tuesday and Friday

Price:
Adult: 46 €
Child (3-11 years old): 21 €

Mdina, San Anton & West Coast

Our tour starts with a visit to Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the cities old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1565 has had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls.

Our tour will then continue with a scenic drive through the rustic countryside to Dingli Cliffs on the west coast. These cliffs are characterised by vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 70-130m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views.

The final part of the tour includes a visit to the botanical gardens of San Anton. These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of the San Anton Palace which is the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton was first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included

Availability:
Tuesday

Price:
Adult: 24 €
Child (0-11 years old): 9 €

Mediterraneo Animal Interaction

Parrot Interaction
Our experienced trainers will introduce you to our Parrots. They will explain and give a talk about their characteristics, their habitat, their food and diet and protection due to hunting and deforestation.

Participants will have the opportunity to touch and feed the Parrots.

The interaction is accompanied by skilled trainers for the full duration. The physical interaction lasts approx. 15 mins. The price also includes three exciting shows including the sea lion, parrot and dolphin show.

Dolphins Interaction
The park currently has 5 adult dolphins and 3 calves. The 3 calves were born at the park and are commonly known as bottlenose dolphins.

The dolphins are trained by skilled trainers the method of positive reinforcement which allows the performance of certain behaviours. This kind of training stimulates them both physically and mentally. During the interaction you will touch and/or try the positive reinforcement technique…

Dolphins are fed a mixture of capelin, sprat and herring. During the Interaction you will have the opportunity to feed the dolphins.

The interaction is accompanied by skilled trainers for the full duration. The physical interaction lasts approx. 20 mins. The price also includes three exciting shows including the sea lion, parrot and dolphin show.

Sea Lions Interaction
The park currently has 3 Sea Lions. The youngest and most handsome Sea Lion was born at the park and is called Junior, weighing 240kgs. The other male is called Joey and the female is known as Dana. Each have their own unique personalities…as you will see for youselves!

The Sea Lions are trained by skilled trainers the method of positive reinforcement which allows the performance of certain behaviours thus eliminating the use of any form of restraint. During the interaction you will stroke and/or be kissed by one the Sea Lions.

Sea Lions are fed a mixture of capelin, sprat and herring. During the Interaction you will have the opportunity to feed the Sea Lions.

The interaction is accompanied by skilled trainers for the full duration. The physical interaction lasts approx. 20 mins. The price also includes three exciting shows including the sea lion, parrot and dolphin show.

Optional Pick Up/Drop Off:Pick up and Drop off transport is optional at €5 per person. Transport will pick up from hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages. If you would like to book transport select it when booking. Entrance Fees: When you book an Interactive Package you will also get FREE entrance into all the shows Photographer: A professional photographer will take close up amazing professional photos whilst you are interacting with the animals. You are not obliged to purchase these photos, but they are available to view at the gift shop. Accompanying Spectators: If some members of your family or friends do not want to interact with the animals they pay the regular entrance which includes all three park shows included in the price. It is however recommended that parents with young children also book the interaction to be allowed into the interaction area. Restrictions: Participants must be over 6 years of age. Additional Information: The Meditteraneo Marine Park has restrooms, changing rooms, restaurant serving a variety of snack, meals, drinks and a gift shop.

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 105 €

Mysteries of the Grand Harbour

A very enjoyable half day cruise tour combining two popular attractions which include the Grand Harbour Cruise and the Malta Experience.

The Harbour Cruise allows you to witness Malta’s living past. Cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta – Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements and creeks which can only be admired from the sea. We cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views.

The Malta Experience, is a superb 45-minute show illustrating 7000 years of history of the Maltese Islands – from the neolithic period to modern times. The show features thousands of colour slides displayed by 39 projectors and outstanding audio effects. The show is of outstanding quality displaying episodes of our past in the best possible way.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Onboard Commentary during cruise and Recorded Commentary during show Entrance Fees: Included into Malta Experience Additional Information: The boat is very well equiped with restrooms, bar and Free WiFi

Availability:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Price:
Adult: 25 €
Child (0-11 years old): 17 €

North 'Hop On Hop Off' Bus Tour

You can join the North bus tour from any of the bus stops or from the main bus terminus in Sliema.

The main tour highlights include:

Castille, Valletta
Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. The bus will stop at Castille place from where you visit Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Everyday at noon the ‘Noon Gun Salut’ is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John’s Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

San Anton Gardens
These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of the San Anton Palace – the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton was first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies.

Crafts Village & Mdina Glass
Here can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gift from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewelery, cane works, wrought iron and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.

Mosta Dome Church
The church’s dome is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. Mosta Dome is also popular with visitors as it was at this church the World War II bomb pierced the dome during a service, fell inside the church during a service and failed to explode, this locals hailed as a miracle.

Rabat
The centre of Rabat is dominated by the imposing St. Paul’s Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat, can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. During this stop you can visit St. Paul’s Grotto and Church, the Wignacourt Museum, catacombs and Romanus Domus which is a typical Roman Townhouse typical of that period.

Medieval City of Mdina
Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1565 has had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls.

Mgarr Village
The small town of Mgarr is very popular with locals for its many restaurants specialising in the local food feast of FENKATA, Rabbit meal. There at least seven restaurants in the small piazza.

Golden Bay
Two of the islands most popular beaches; Golden Sands and Ghajn Tuffieha are located in this stunning bay.

St. Paul’s Bay
Named after the islands patron saint ‘St. Paul’. It was in this bay that St. Paul was shipwrecked in AD60.

Bugibba
Malta’s largest tourist resort.

Mediterraneo Marine Park
Situated alongside the sea, at “White Rocks” in Bahar ic-Caghaq, the Malta Marine Park succeeds in combining entertainment with education, offering guests an insight into the underwater world of dolphins & sea lions, the dexterity of tropical birds, and the laid back but alert turtles, frogs, snakes, iguanas and spiders.

Sliema Ferries
This is the main Malta Sightseeing Bus Terminus. Sliema is probably the busiest commercial area on the island. There are numerous shops, restaurants and cafeterias.

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 17 €
Child (0-15 years old): 11 €

Parisio & Winery

Two places that are a ‘must see’ during your stay are Malta’s foremost noble palace and then on to 400 year old cellars that are today used to rest and mature some of Malta’s premium wines. Justifiably described as a ‘miniature Versailles’, Palazzo Parisio’s interiors are rich with fine frescoes, magnificent marble, mirrored walls, trompes de l’oeil, rare paintings and extravagant gilding. The internationally recognized landscaped gardens, which are acclaimed as being among the finest in Europe, further reflect the splendour of this gracious home. Later one of Malta’s foremost wineries welcomes you to visit its cellars where an explanation will be given about local wine making and before you sample some different wines accompanied by a selection of local savouries.

Kindly note that all explanations given during this tour are done in English.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:English speaking Licensed Tour Guide Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included Meal:Wine tasting accompanied by local savouries

Availability:
Thursday

Price:
Adult: 35 €
Child (0-11 years old): 17 €

Round Malta Cruise

Pick-up form your hotel and transfer to Sliema Creek to board the cruise boat for a day cruising around the coast of Malta. See Malta from a different perspective, the cruise hugs the coastline and you will see many of the coastline attractions. You start by passing through the Marsamxett harbour, then heading south passing the fishing villages, by Blue Grotto caves (the boat does not visit the caves), cruise under the towering Dingli Cliffs, past Popeye Village and onto Comino before the cruise stops for a couple of hours at the Blue Lagoon. Here you will have a nice buffet lunch and you also have the opportunity to go onto the island for a short stroll around or if you fancy a quick dip in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, this is the ideal opportunity. In the afternoon we continue with our cruise, around the other side of the island, passing Mellieha Bay, St. Paul’s and the White Rocks coastline before returning to Sliema Creek. Transport will then return you back to your hotels.

Additional Information
During your visit to Comino Island and the Blue Lagoon, optional speedboat trips around the caves, coves and lagoons around the island of Comino are offered by local operators. These are available at a supplement and paid locally.

Special Offer Details: Up to two children under the age of 12 are free with 2 paying adults. This offer is available with online bookings. Tour Pick Up:From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Meal:Buffet lunch consisting of a selection of cold meat cuts, variety of salads, fresh fruit, local bread and locally made wine with your lunch Additional Information: The boat is very well equiped with restrooms, bar and Free WiFi

Availability:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Price:
Adult: 50 €
Child (0-11 years old): 20 €

South 'Hop On Hop Off' Bus Tour

You can join the South bus tour from any of the bus stops or from the main bus terminus in Sliema.

The main tour highlights include:

Castille, Valletta
Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. The bus will stop at Castille place from where you visit Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Everyday at noon the ‘Noon Gun Salut’ is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John’s Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

Other stops in Valletta include the panoramic fortified route around the city, Fort St. Elmo and the National War Museum, the award winning Malta Experience and the stunning Valletta Waterfront.This beautifully renovated 18th century wharf is also the main cruise ship terminal and has an excellent range of restaurants and cafeterias.

Birgu/Vittoriosa
Birgu forms part of the Three Cities and is the oldest fortified city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area. Here you can visit the historical centre of the city which known as the ‘collachio’, the area which was occupied by the Knights’.

Tarxien Temples & Hypogeum
Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated and it offers a unique collection of circa. 3000 BC sanctuaries. Stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers and riches enhance the attractions of these temples. Located close to Tarxien Temples is the unique Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This ancient underground monument is 12 metres below street level. It consists of a network of passages, chambers and caves cut on three levels, similar to the interior of a megalithic temple. The most impressive part of the temple is the “Holy of Holies” and one of the most important prehistoric masterpieces known as the “Sleeping Lady” was also found here.

PLEASE NOTE If you intend visiting the Hypogeum you cannot enter this site unless you have prebooked your tickets.

Zejtun
This southern town is a great example of typical southern lifestyle. The main piazza is dominated by the main church, however the piazza (centre) is hive of activity in the morning.

Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
Experience a little local culture at the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. This quaint village which is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the ‘luzzu’, hundreds of them fill up the bay. There is also a small local market from Mon to Sat and a big market on all day on Sunday’s. Marsaxlokk is also renowned by the locals as the BEST place to eat fresh fish at one of the many restaurants.

Blue Grotto
A series of caves along the coast which are accessible by boat…you will be amazed by the crystal clear sea. If you would like to take the short 25 minute boat trip they operate subject to suitable weather conditions and the cost is €8 per person.

Hagar Qim Temple Complex
These unique ancient temples where built over 7000 years ago!

Sliema Ferries
This is the main Malta Sightseeing Bus Terminus. Sliema is probably the busiest commercial area on the island. There are numerous shops, restaurants and cafeterias.

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 17 €
Child (0-11 years old): 11 €

Spirit of Adventure - Gozo Jeep Tour & Comino Cruise

A Fun and Exciting day out which will take you to both sister islands of Gozo and Comino. We start our tour with with a short ferry crossing to Gozo Island. Gozo is the greenest of the Maltese Islands, and you will notice this almost immediately when you arrive. The the beautiful landscape, stunning valleys amongst other unique characteristics makes Gozo the ideal location for touring by Jeep. Our tour features some of the popular sites including Calypso Cave, Azzur Window and the Inland Sea, you will dive on the salt pans and through the pretty quaint villages. At around lunch time we make our way down to Mgarr port where you will be picked up by catamaran. On board the Spirit of Malta catamaran you can help yourself to a lovely buffet lunch and open bar before we stop in one of the lagoons around Comino Island. Here you can swim, snorkle or just relax on the catamaran. As the day comes to an end the Spirit of Malta crew will prepare the catamaran for the return to cruise to mainland Malta. On arrival back at the harbour transport will return you to your hotel.

More to Enjoy
During your visit to Comino Island and the Blue Lagoon, optional speedboat trips around the caves, coves and lagoons around the island of Comino are offered by local operators. These are available at a supplement and paid locally.

Tour Pick Up:From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:English speaking Jeep tour leader/host Meal:Cold buffet lunch during cruise including roast beef, smoked gammon, ham and mortadella, steamed fresh fish, shrimp mayonnaise, salad bar with tuna, crab, a variety of salads and fresh fruit.

FREE OPEN BAR during cruise serving beer, wine, soft drinks and mineral water. Ferry Fare: Ferry Malta/Gozo is included Additional Information: The boat is very well equiped with restrooms, bar and Free WiFi

Please note During May and October this tour includes half day Jeep tour combined with a Catamaran or Gullet boat trip

Availability:
EMonday and Thursday

Price:
Adult: 75 €
Child (0-11 years old): 55 €

Sunday Special 'Cruise, Market & Horse Races

We start this tour with a visit to the popular ‘Sunday Flea Market’, located just outside Valletta.. The hustle and bustle of buyers and sellers… wheelers and dealers… all looking for the best bargains! You will find anything here including a good range of original souvenirs and of course the usual items to be found at a large local market.

We will then proceed to Sliema creek where you will join the harbour cruise. Cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta – Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements and creeks which can only be admired from the sea. We cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views.

The last stop of our tour includes a visit to horse races. This is a very popular local sport, eagerly awaited by the locals and always turns to be an eventful and colourful afternoon occassion. You can try your luck on the tote and you never know you might be lucky..!

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Onboard Commentary during cruise. Tour is accompanied by driver. Entrance Fees: Included into Horse Race Track Meal:A hot & cold buffet, fruit and glass of wine

Availability:
Sunday

Price:
Adult: 40 €
Child (0-11 years old): 25 €

Sunset Cruise

We depart at 1930hrs and sail into the sunset towards St. Paul’s Island, where we drop anchor for guests to enjoy an early evening swim.

As night falls guests may relax and enjoy music and dancing on the spacious decks. A delicious hot and cold buffet spread is served by our stewards.

After dinner we sail past the magnificent floodlit and famous fortifications. The perfect setting for a wonderful evening. We return at approximately midnight. A fully stocked bar and toilet facilities are available on board.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Meal:Hot and Cold buffet dinner including wine. Rum punch is free all evening. Additional Information: The boat is very well equiped with restrooms, bar and Free WiFi

Availability:
Sunday

Price:
Adult: 55 €
Child (0-11 years old): 35 €

Swim with Dolphins

Swim with Dolphins – A Sensational Experience
Have the chance of a lifetime experience whilst on holiday in Malta and swim and interact with dolphins. Swimming with our fun loving dolphins is done under the guidance of skilled animal carers. Experience the beauty, power, agility and grace of these magnificent marine mammals, an opportunity not to be missed.

The excitement of swimming and interacting with dolphins for most is a dream. Swimming with dolphins in Malta has become a very popular leisure activity for many. The fact that you can get so close, touch, feel and interact with these magnificent dolphins is sensational.

The dolphin swim & interact package includes an audio visual presentation prior to the swim. Swimmers will then change into their swimming costumes (lockers are provided for your personal belongings and clothes) and shower before entering the lagoon pool. Each swim has a maximum of twelve participants and these are then split into two groups of six, each group is accompanied by a trainer. The first part of the programme includes the interaction and getting to know the dolphins, you will learn basic commands and tricks which you can try out with the dolphins. At this stage you will be touching the dolphins and getting really close to these beautiful mammals. The swim part of the programme includes a variety of techniques which our trainers will explain before you do the actual swim – this is not a free for all swim, but each participant will have the opportunity of swimming with one or both of the dolphins. The dolphin swim and interact in total lasts 45 minutes, 30 minutes of which are in the lagoon pool.

Throughout the dolphin swim and interact a professional photographer will take photos of you interacting and swimming with the dolphins which you may want to purchase from the gift shop after your swim session.

The dolphin swim and interact is held at a purposely designed park which also features three exciting shows including the sea lion, parrot and dolphin show. When you book the Dolphin Interact & Swim you also get all three park shows included in the price. You can watch the shows before or after the dolphin swim, depending on the allocated time of your swim session.

The Marine park is a fully equipped park with a cafeteria serving a variety of snacks, drinks and other items. Restrooms (including facilites for disabled guests) and also has a gift shop.

Optional Pick Up/Drop Off:Pick up and Drop off transport is optional at €5 per person. Group Size: Each swim session consists of 12 swimmers which are divided into 2 groups of 6. Each group interacts with a different dolphin and each swimmer will swim with 1 or 2 dolphins Entrance Fees: When you book the Dolphin Swim you will also get FREE entrance into all the shows Photographer: A professional photographer will take close up amazing professional photos whilst you are swimming and interacting with dolphins. You are not obliged to purchase these photos, but they are available to view at the gift shop after the swim. Accompanying Spectators: If members of your group do not want to swim with dolphins, but would like to accompany swimmers, a special ‘Spectator’ booking must be made at the same time when booking the swimmers.

Spectators can watch swimmers from a special designated area which is exclusive to swimmers guests only.

Spectators can take photos and movie from the spectators area but will not be allowed to get close to the dolphins.

In addition, a Spectator entrance fee also includes all the shows FREE of charge. Restrictions: !Swimmers Restrictions
Some restrictions do apply for ‘swimming with dolphins’, if you are under 12 years old (young children will be asked to provide passport/ID), have a heart condition/disorder, are pregnant, suffer from low blood pressure, have had a recent operation or any type of piercing done (prior to your holiday), suffer from epileptic fits, suffer from mental or physical disabilities and if you are partially or totally blind you will not be permitted to swim with dolphins.

Minimum age is 8 years old. Additional Information: The Meditteraneo Marine Park has restrooms, changing rooms, restaurant serving a variety of snack, meals, drinks and a gift shop.

Availability:
Everyday

Price:
Adult: 99 €

Temples, Blue Grotto, Villages & Heritage

Our tour will take us to an unspoilt local villages in the southern part of the island, you will be guided through the narrow winding streets that lead to the village piazza – a typical scene of Malta’s old towns and villages. We will then proceed to the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq for a visit to the Blue Grotto. This picturesque grotto and its neighboring system of sea caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colors of underwater flora. Boat trips, which take around 25 minutes allow you to explore these grottoes and sea caverns along this stretch of coast. The boat trip is not included in the overall price as it operates subject to weather conditions.

We will then proceed to a rural area and the unique Hagar Qim Temple. Hagar Qim has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. In the afternoon our lunch we then visit the pretty village of Marsaxlokk on the south coast of the island. Marsaxlokk is characterized by low lying buildings and the colorful traditional fishing boats known as the ‘luzzu’. You will have some free time to browse around the small market which lines the seafront.

Our final stop is a visit to the unique Ghar Dalam caves. The Ghar Dalam Cave (meaning dark cave) is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7400 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is some 144 metres deep, but only the first 50 metres are open to visitors. The lowermost layers, more than 500,000 years old, contained the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, micro-mammals and birds. At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian Transport Type: Van or Coach Entrance Fees: Included into Hagar Qim Temples, Ghar Dalam Cave and Limestone Heritage Boat Trip: Not included. The Blue Grotto boat trip is optional and operate subject to suitable weather conditions. Allow €7/adults and €4/children Meal:Lunch included

Availability:
Friday

Price:
Adult: 52 €
Child (0-11 years old): 21 €

Three Cities Tour & Traditional Boat

This half day tour visits the oldest part of the Grand Harbour. We first visit the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights). We continue with the tour of this area next Birgu. Birgu is the oldest city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight to an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the ‘collachio’, an area of old Palazzo’s which where the original Auberge’s occupied by the Knights’. We finish this tour with a trip around the harbour on a traditional Dghajsa (type of gondola). This is the end of our tour and we make our way back to the hotel.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels, cruise terminal and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian Transport Type: Van or Coach Boat Trip: Included in the price

Availability:
Wednesday

Price:
Adult: 28 €
Child (0-11 years old): 14 €

Valletta & Malta Experience

Our guided tour of Valletta starts with a visit to the Barraka Gardens, here you can enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the magnificent Grand Harbour and the Three Cities.

The tour also includes a walk through the bustling main streets, our guide pointing out prominent buildings enroute. An internal tour of St. John’s Co. Cathedral, historically one of the most important buildings in Malta and which is adorned in riches dating back to the era of the Knights of St. John is a highlight of this tour. Here you can also admire the magnificent Caravaggio painting “The Beheading of St. John”, after our tour of the cathedral you will also have time to visit the church museum, a main feature are the numerous Flemish tapestries.

Our tour ends at the Malta Experience, a superb 45 minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands – from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.

Tour Pick Up:
From hotels and central locations in towns and villages Guide Type:Licensed Tour Guide Tour/Guide Language:This tour is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian and French Group Size: Van or Coach Group Entrance Fees: Included into St. John’s Co. Cathedal and Malta Experience

Availability:
Monday

Price:
Adult: 32 €
Child (0-11 years old): 15 €

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