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8D The Island of St Paul

Duration: 8 days / 7 night

Malta is the treasure island of the Mediterranean, a true diving paradise with an ancient culture and diverse history. This tour will invite our guests to discover the wonders of Malta, including our wonderful depth of religious history. The fact that so much of its past is visible today is the reason why the Maltese Islands are described as one big open air museum. By day our guests can enjoy the vast sights full of diverse culture and history and by night they can enjoy the traditional warmth of a local restaurant, or a sophisticated night of food and entertainment. Guests will visit Mdina the old capital of Malta situated on a hill in the center of the island. They will also have the opportunity to see St. John’s Cathedral in Valletta, a city full of history from the 16th century to date, and recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visitors will also be able to see the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu on the island of Gozo.

Route Highlights

  1. Valletta
  2. Rabat
  3. Sliema
  4. Comino
  5. Żurrieq
  6. Siggiewi
  7. Gozo
  8. Ta’Qali
  9. Mdina

Itinerary

DAY 1 // ARRIVAL VALLETTA

A short transfer from Malta International airport to your accommodation.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 2 // VALLETTA - RABAT

The tour starts in Valletta with a visit to the ‘Shipwreck’ church which houses the relic right wrist bone of ‘St. Paul’. After a visit to ‘St. John’s Cathedral’, the tour moves on to the old town of Rabat and the original ‘Catacombs’ and ‘Grotto’ of St. Paul. Then finishing with a visit to ‘San Pawl Milqi’, an ancient church built on the remains of the Roman governor at the time of St. Paul’s landing in Malta.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 3 // SLIEMA - COMINO - VALLETTA [ DAY CRUISE ]

This full day cruise around the islands is a great way to see Malta from the sea. Starting in Sliema, the cruise heads up the east coast of the island towards the island of ‘Comino’ and its famous ‘Blue Lagoon’ before returning via the west coast past the imposing ‘Dingli Cliffs’ and the capital of Valletta.
 

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 4 // ŻURRIEQ - SIGGIEWI - VALLETTA

This half day tour visits the beauty of the Malta’s countryside and the areas not easily accessible to visitors. The tour starts with a visit to the famous ‘Blue Grotto’ before heading inland to visit the natural ‘Buskett forest’ and the ‘famous cart’ ruts before finishing with a visit to the ‘limestone heritage’ and a chance to sample some Maltese wines.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 5 // VALLETA - [ DAY AT LEISURE ]

On this day, you can relax at the hotel or take the opportunity to explore some more of the island.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 6 // ISLAND OF GOZO

to ‘Ggantija’, the world’s oldest collection of free-standing temples. After a visit to ‘Calypso‘s’ cave, the tour moves to ‘Ta Pinu’, a shrine famous for the number of miraculous cures attributed to this sanctuary. Then after some free time in Victoria, the tour continues on to the highlight of the day, a visit to ‘Dwejra’.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 7 // TA QALI - MDINA - VALLETTA

This half day tour starts with a visit to the famous dome of ‘Mosta’, the 3rd largest dome in Europe. This is where a bomb dropped during the war and failed to explode. After a visit to the local craft centre at ‘Ta Qali’, the tour will finish with a visit to the ancient medieval city of Mdinareferred known locally as the ‘Silent city’.

Overnight stay: 
Valletta
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 8 // DEPARTURE MALTA

Transfer from hotel to the airport.

Included

  • 7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION - In hotels of chosen category
    * The tour can be adapted to another overnight location
  • HALF BOARD - At hotels selected
  • LOCAL GUIDES - For all the visits
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES MENTIONED
  • FERRY TICKETS - To Gozo Island

Not included

  • TIPS
  • VISA FEES
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES
  • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • MEALS AND DRINKS - Not listed
  • FLIGHTS - Arrival and departure