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Graham Carter

Having grown up in Southern Africa and both lived and travelled extensively throughout Asia, the US and Europe, I am a true explorer at heart. I love discovering new destinations and curating unique experiences for my clients.

Graham

Destination Specialist

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Overview

  • from $2,832 PP
  • 5 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 9hrs from NYC

Highlights

Discover the tiny nation of Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean on a 6-day, 5-night tour that will bring you to many of the highlights, complete with fascinating private tours led by knowledgeable local guides. Upscale accommodation and private transfers are included throughout providing a convenient way to explore the best the country has to offer, including its rich 8,000-year history, megalithic temples, baroque architecture, idyllic beaches, and clear azure water. Begin in the capital city of Valletta where we’ve arranged for a guided historical walking tour through its cobbled streets. You’ll enjoy a day trip to the ancient “silent city” of Mdina and adjacent Rabat as well as a tour of the UNESCO-listed Hagar-Qim and Mnajdra temple complexes before heading to Gozo Island for a full-day trip that includes a visit to one of the world’s oldest free-standing monuments, older than even Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

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What's Included

Gozo Island
  • Private transfers throughout as noted on itinerary
  • 5 nights of hand-selected upscale accommodation
  • Multiple private guided tours, including Valletta
  • Megalithic temple complex tour
  • Full-day excursion to Gozo Island
  • 24/7 staff support

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Valletta: Welcome to Malta

Valletta, Malta

The fun begins the moment you arrive at Malta’s airport where your private driver will welcome you and provide a transfer to your luxury hotel in Valletta. The remainder of the day is yours to relax, refresh or explore, perhaps with a stroll through the capital’s charming narrow streets, a great way to help beat any jag lag. The City Gate will bring you through the massive stone fortifications to discover the historic center. Enjoy classic views that include sandstone homes with colorful balconies as you make your way to elegant Republic Square with outdoor cafes ideal for sipping coffee or wine while people-watching.

    Day 2 Valletta: Valletta Historical Walking Tour

    St. John’s Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

    Today you’ll get to explore Valletta more in-depth alongside your private guide. You’ll depart from your hotel for a historic walking tour through the UNESCO-listed capital that was established in 1566. Some of the highlights you’ll encounter include multiple historic points of interest along Republic Street and St. George Square and the 16th-century St. John’s Cathedral with its world-renowned oil painting of Italian artist Caravaggio’s The Beheading of St. John the Baptist. You’ll step into the 18th-century Manoel Theater, one of the oldest still active theaters in Europe, to marvel at its magnificent interior before returning to your hotel on foot.

      Day 3 Valletta: Half-Day Tour of Mdina and Rabat

      Mdina, Malta

      Your private driver/guide will pick you up for a half-day excursion of the “silent city” of Mdina and adjacent Rabat. You’ll explore on foot, starting in ancient Mdina which has a history of human settlement dating all the way back to 2500 BC. The former capital of Malta, it sits on a hilltop surrounded by fortifications. Your guide will bring you to the baroque-style gate, St. Paul’s Cathedral with its spectacular ornate facade, grand palaces, and more. Afterward continue to nearby Rabat, where Apostle Paul resided in a cave for several months after being shipwrecked on the island in the 1st century AD.

        Day 4 St. Julian’s: Half-Day Tour of Hagar-Qim and Mnajdra Temple Complex

        Hagar-Qim, Malta

        Today your private driver/guide will take you on a half-day tour of the Hagar-Qim and Mnajdra megalithic temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating as far back as 3600 BC. Hilltop Hagar-Qim overlooks the Mediterranean and is one of the world’s oldest religious sites, while Mnajdra sits in a hallow above the cliffs featuring three temples with the oldest dating to around the same time as Hagar-Qim. Continue to the Dingli Cliffs nearby for an incredible view of the sea and the island of Filfla. After returning to your Valletta hotel, a private transfer to your hotel in St. Julian’s will be provided.

          Day 5 St. Julian’s: Full-Day Trip to Gozo Island

          Victoria Town, Malta

          Today you’ll embark on a full-day trip to explore Gozo Island, a must for any Malta visitor. Hop on the ferry for a scenic ride and then join your private driver/guide for a visit to the Ggantija Temples, a prehistoric, UNESCO-listed site and one of the world’s oldest free-standing monuments, older than even the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge, dating back between 3600 and 3200 BC. Next, descend into a natural cave with stalactites and stalagmites, and then marvel at 350-year-old salt pans that look like checkerboards. Enjoy a ride on a traditional wooden boat (weather permitting) and conclude at the walled Citadel in Victoria.

            Day 6 St. Julian’s: Departure

            St. Julian’s, Malta

            After five exciting days in Malta, your trip comes to an end. With your bags packed and ready, your private driver will provide a transfer to the airport where you can catch your flight home or head out on further travels. Of course, if you’d like to extend your time here or need assistance with visits elsewhere, our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke itinerary.

              What's not Included

              • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
              • Gratuities for local guides
              • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
              • Visas if required

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