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Valletta,Mdina,Ta'Qali (Code CF02 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets of Valletta and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John's Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier, converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Free time for lunch in Rabat. Then Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets, visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. FInally to the Craft's Village of Ta' Qali.
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1-3 Persons
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€110.00 €195.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€130.00 €255.00 n/a
11 or More
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€15.00
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€26.00
per person
n/a
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta's Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
The streets of Mdina: In Mdina there are two kinds of streets. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defense. Going up these narrow curved streets, one cannot gauge how long they are or, who is waiting at the other end. The streets built during the time of the Order of St John in the 16th century are built straight. The Arabs also built bastions, but the bastions built by the Arabs differ from the bastions built during the time of the Order of St John. The bastions built during the time of the Arabs are built vertically, because at the time of the Arab rule people used to climb up the walls and they would be thrown down to their death, whereas when the Order of St John came to Malta, gunpowder started being used and so the bastions were built slightly at an angle, so that the cannon ball would ricochet back on the person who fired it. Ta' Qali Crafts Village: The former World War II military aerodrome was converted into a local hand-crafts centre. It's the ideal place to buy ceramics, jewellery and knitwear, pottery and see glass blowing and moulding as well as other craftspeople at work.  Here one can buy something completely unique and original to take home.  Within the craft centre one can find the Aviation Museum displaying aircrafts.
Valletta Half Day Tour (Code CH01 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John’s Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. After visit the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier ,converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Finally stop at the Malta Experience for a multivision show, depicting Malta’s History. Transport and Guide Included.
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1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
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€15.00
per person
n/a
Upper Barrakka Gardens:These gardens occupy the elevated space on the ramparts of St. Peter and St Paul Bastion. The garden was laid down in the mid 17th Century to provide a peaceful retreat for the pastime and relation of the Knights. The Grand Harbour with its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. The Palace Armoury dates from 1763 when Emanuel Pinto de Fonseca was Grand Master. Until 1976 the Armoury occupied a large hall at the rear side of the palace, but in 1976 this was taken over for use by the Maltese grand and beautiful building, it is today the seat of the President and Parliament of the Republic of Malta. Visit to The Malta Experience:A 45 minute audio visual show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands.
Valletta Half Day Tour with Entrance Tickets (Code CH02 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John’s Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. After visit the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier ,converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Finally stop at the Malta Experience for a multivision show, depicting Malta’s History. Transport, Guide and Entrance Tickets Included.
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Guide
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1-3 Persons
(Private)
n/a €160.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
n/a €295.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
n/a €30.00
per person
n/a
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
St.James Cavalier Centre for Creativity: A sixteenth century fort built by the Knights of St. John as part of the military defenses of the city of Valletta, it has now been converted into an Arts complex with facilities for exhibitions, film and video, music and a small theatre in the round. The main objectives of the centre are threefold: to promote the contemporary Maltese art scene on a national and international level; to act as a cultural hub reflecting Malta's strategic geopolitical position at the centre of the Mediterranean; and to encourage art as a social event, creating bridges between people and nations. Valletta Market: The market is set by numerous hawkers, selling various items, clothing shoes, souvenirs. It is synonymous to the one of the paved streets of Valletta, which carries the name of Merchantt Street where numerous  shops and establishments are located in the Capital city.
Mdina and San Anton Gardens (Code CH03 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. Proceed to Dingli Cliffs and finally stop at the botanic Gardens of San Anton. Transport and Guide Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
Mdina, The Silent City: The old capital of Malta is a typical mediaeval, walled city situated in the centre of the Island. Mdina is the seat of several noble houses, including the islands' oldest titled family - created barons in 1350. The Dingli Cliffs:  Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets here can be dramatic. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now used as a Government Guest Palace.
San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances. San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances.
Harbour Cruise (Code CH04 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Boarding a pleasure boat visiting the natural ports of Masamxett and the Grand Harbour. View of the fortifications from the seaward side, an attraction for photographers. Transport and Harbour Cruise Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€100.00 n/a n/a
4-10 Persons
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€225.00 n/a n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€26.00
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n/a n/a
The Grand Harbour With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities. Masamxett: Marsamxett harbour is flanked by the city of Valletta and Ta’Xbiex, leading into Msida yacht Marina, Sliema and Pieta. Views of Valletta’s Bastions, gardens and imposing churches are quite an attraction from the sea.
Fortifications: Malta is known as the Fortress Island for its great mass of defensive architecture.  The Islands were singled out by Mediterranean powers from Phoenician times onwards for their natural defences and deep, safe harbours. The fortifications can be divided into two periods: those of the Knights and those of the British era. These imposing reminders of the Islands’ wartime past, fascinate not only because they are a feat of military engineering, but also because they are reminiscent of an age of chivalry, crusading, heroism and legendary battles. Harbour Cruise: 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 Siege 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.
Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk (Code CH05 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
South island tour comprising a visit to the Blue Grotto (boat trip –weather permitted, price not included) and at the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Transport and Guide Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
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€15.00
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n/a
The Blue Grotto is a natural rock formation which has been carved out of the rock by the relentless pounding of the sea. A number of caves can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq. The biggest cave is the Blue Grotto. This cave is quite deep. The Blue Grotto Caves: The boats take the tourists to a number of caves carved into the cliff face. One of the caves visited is a small cave with a sandy bottom and usually people are given the opportunity to have a refreshing dip in the turquoise, emerald and blue waters of this cave. The Blue Grotto gets its name from the colour of the water close to the rock face. When exiting the Grotto you can see the deep blue Mediterranean in front of you and then the small island of Filfla appears straight ahead. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there. When Malta was a British colony, the island of Filfla was used for target practice by the British Armed Forces. The island is now protected under Maltese law.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
Three Cities plus Harbour tour (Code CH06 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. From the quay take a harbour tour of the famous creeks. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful ‘vedette’ placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Transport and Guide Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave (`conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
Senglea: This small city, one of the so-called Three Cities , stands on a narrow promontory jutting into Grand Harbour. The land was fortified in 1551 by Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. The Maltese often use the area's earlier name, L-Isla, meaning the island or perhaps short for `peninsula'. During the Great Siege of 1565, Senglea was protected by Fort St Michael on its landward side and by Fort St Angelo on the tip of Vittoriosa across the creek. The heroic role played by its people led Grand Master Jean de la Valette to give the city the title of Citta' Invicta, the invincible city. Like its sister cities, Senglea suffered heavy damage during World War II. More than 75 percent of its buildings were destroyed. The parish church dedicated to the Nativity of the Madonna was rebuilt and retains its artistic heritage. The city is noted for its superb harbour views across to Valletta from Safe Haven Gardens at Senglea Point. The stone vedette, known as il-Gardjola, on the bastion-point served as a look-out post to guard the harbour entrance. The sculptured eye and ear above its windows are symbols of vigilance. Vittoriosa: Vittoriosa, or Birgu, one of the Three Cities, lies on one of the promontories jutting into Grand Harbour, opposite Valletta. At its tip is Fort St Angelo, perhaps the oldest fortification on the Islands. The strategic position of both fort and city over the millennia has led some to call this area `the cradle of Maltese history'. Certainly settlers and rulers from the Phoenicians to the British all made use of the defences here. To honour the part played by the city of Birgu, Grand Master La Valette renamed it Civitas Vittoriosa, `Victorious Town'. Vittoriosa was the first home of the Knights when they arrived in 1530. As such, it contains many important architectural riches. The Knights `auberges' (inns of residence), palaces and churches here are older than those in Valletta. Highlights include the Church of San Lawrenz, designed by Malta's most prominent baroque architect, Lorenzo Gafa', the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St Angelo and the Maritime Museum.
Three cities and Marsaxlokk (Code CH07 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful 'vedette' placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Proceeding to the fishing Village of Marsaxlokk. Transport and guide included
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
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€15.00
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The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave ('conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
Malta By Night (Code E01 )
Group Evening Tour with Pickup from your accommodation at 19:00/19:30
A visit to Malta’s most scenic night spots. Transport Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €165.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €190.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€12.00
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€15.00
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n/a
The Grand Harbour at Night displays breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities. The Rotunda of St Marija Assunta (sometimes shortened to Mosta Dome) is found in Mosta, Malta and was designed by George Grongnet. Its dome is among the largest in the world, with a diameter of 37 meters (122ft). Grongnet's plans were closely based on the Pantheon in Rome The building started in May 1833 and wasn't finished till the 1930s. The original church was left in place while the Rotunda was built around it allowing the local people to still have a place of worship while the new church was built. On April 9, 1942, during an afternoon air-raid, a 200kg Luftwaffe bomb pierced the dome (two others bounced off) and fell among the congregation of more than 300 people, awaiting early evening mass. It did not explode. Its replica is now on display inside the Rotunda.
St Julian's is now an extension of Sliema although it started life as a small fishing port based on Spinola and Balluta Bays. Like Sliema, it is now a major residential and tourist centre, and home to some of Malta's newest hotels. St Julian's merges with Paceville, Malta's main nightlife centre where there are clubs, casinos and numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. Picturesque Spinola Bay is still used by fishermen whose traditional boats are housed just below the restaurants. The bay is particularly attractive at night and as a venue for open-air dining. Valletta is the capital city of Malta. The whole city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The official name the Order of Saint John gave to the city was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — a city bound to humility. However, with the building of bastions, curtains and ravelins, along with the beauty of the baroque buildings along its streets, it became known as Superbissima — 'Most Proud', amongst the ruling houses of Europe. In Maltese it is colloquially known as Il-Belt, simply meaning
Mdina by Night (Code E02 )
Group Evening Tour with Pickup from your accommodation at 20:00/20:30
A night walk through the winding streets of Mdina full of palaces, churches and stately homes. A view from the floodlit bastions of night-time Malta. Transport Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€85.00 €165.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
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€95.00 €190.00 n/a
11 or More
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€12.00
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€15.00
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Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describe it best – Citta’ Notabile: the noble city. It was home then, as now, to Malta’s noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Impressive palaces line its narrow, shady streets. Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and Baroque architecture. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years.  According to tradition it was here that in 60 AD that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Pauls Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures.
The architectural crown of Mdina, the Cathedral Museum was originally a seminary and today serves as a significant religious museum. A small chapel exhibiting church vestments is situated on the second floor. It also boasts an impressive cross-section of sacred art, famous paintings, a coin collection, Roman antiquities and original documents from the time of the Inquisition. The museum also contains a particularly rich collection of music manuscripts and there is a superb collection of woodcuts by Albrecht Duhrer. No cars, other than those of a limited number of residents, emergency vehicles, wedding cars and hearses are allowed in Mdina and there is a calming atmosphere as one walks along its narrow streets and ways. Lit by lamps at night the streets give a sensation of living through history  as they  display an unusual mix of Norman and Baroque architecture, including several palaces, most of which serve as private homes.
Mdina Full Day Tour (Code F01 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. On leaving the city through the Greek gate stop at the catacombs.Lunch. Proceeding to Dingli Cliffs. Then to Craft’s Centre Ta’Qali, Mosta Church and finally to the botanic Gardens of San Anton.
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1-3 Persons
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€110.00 €195.00 €288.00
4-10 Persons
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€130.00 €255.00 €470.00
11 or More
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€15.00
per person
€26.00
per person
€46.00
per person
The Mdina Church (Cathedral): The cathedral was designed by the well-known Maltese architect, Lorenzo Gafa. By this time he had already designed several churches in Malta and was at the height of his career. The perfectly proportioned façade and the dynamic dome (by far his boldest and arguably the finest in Malta) make this the most impressive of all his churches. The work took just five years to complete and a number of houses were demolished at the same time to make way for a pjazza appropriate to the size and splendour of the church. The streets of Mdina: In Mdina there are two kinds of streets. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defense. Going up these narrow curved streets, one cannot gauge how long they are or, who is waiting at the other end. The streets built during the time of the Order of St John in the 16th century are built straight. The Arabs also built bastions, but the bastions built by the Arabs differ from the bastions built during the time of the Order of St John. The bastions built during the time of the Arabs are built vertically, because at the time of the Arab rule people used to climb up the walls and they would be thrown down to their death, whereas when the Order of St John came to Malta, gunpowder started being used and so the bastions were built slightly at an angle, so that the cannon ball would ricochet back on the person who fired it.
Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets here can be dramatic. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now used as a Government Guest Palace. Ta’ Qali Crafts Village: The former World War II military aerodrome was converted into a local hand-crafts centre. It's the ideal place to buy ceramics, jewellery and knitwear, pottery and see glass blowing and moulding as well as other craftspeople at work.  Here one can buy something completely unique and original to take home.  Within the craft centre one can find the Aviation Museum displaying aircrafts.
Gozo Experience (Code F02 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the sister island of Gozo visiting the Azur Window at Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, Xlendi bay, stopping at Ggantija Temples. Free time for shopping in Gozo’s renown shops of woolen goods and handmade lace. Ferry Tickets Included.
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1-3 Persons
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€150.00 €250.00 €343.00
4-10 Persons
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€200.00 €350.00 €550.00
11 or More
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€24.00
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€30.00
per person
€46.00
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The Azure Window is another spectacular natural landmark in Dwejra, along with The Inland Sea and Fungus Rock. The Azure Window at the end of the cliff, is a giant doorway, through which one can admire the blue expanse beyond the cliff. It must be one of the most photographed vistas of the Islands, and is particularly spectacular during the winter, when waves crash high inside the arch. The sea around is very deep and of a dark blue hue, which explains why it is called the Azure Window. The rocks in this area are encrusted with fossilized crustaceans, evidence that most of the island was once covered by water. In front of the Azure Window is the Blue Hole, and The Chimney, two of the most popular dive sites in Gozo. Gozo Citadel: This late medieval, hilltop citadel, which encloses a number of historic buildings and offers an unforgettable view of Gozo, has been a popular screen location, most recently for the BBC’s Byron, in which it doubles for a fort in Greece, 1811.
Ggantija: Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, are one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and date from around 3600 to 3200 BC. Due to the gigantic dimensions of the megaliths, in past centuries some locals believed that the temples were the work of giants. This particular temple site in Gozo bears witness to this ancient legend: its name, Ggantija, is Maltese for giant. The Ggantija megalithic complex consists of two temples surrounded by a massive common boundary wall, which was built using the alternating header and stretcher technique, with some of the megaliths exceeding five metres in length and weighing over fifty tons. Built with rough, coralline limestone blocks, each temple contains five apses connected by a central corridor leading to the innermost trefoil section. Lace making: The craft had been mastered locally by around the middle of the 17th century, but for the next 200 years it was mainly worked only by a small fraction of Gozitan women. Genoese lace makers were brought to Malta by Lady Hamilton, Lord Nelson’s consort, to help revive the industry in the early part of the 19th century. Maltese lace is a direct descendent of Genoese lace although it developed its own character, often including the Maltese Cross design.
Full Day Temples (Code F03 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
A tour through Malta’s prehistoric sites : Tarxien , Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples and Ghar Dalam .Lunch and proceed to the three cities-Cospicua,Vittoriosa and Senglea. Transport and Guide Included.
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The temple of Hagar Qim (c. 3600 - 3200 BC) stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Filfla. The temple itself consists of a single temple unit, although it is not clear if it was originally constructed as a four or five-apse structure. Other temple ruins stand a few metres away from the main temple and the forecourt and facade follow the pattern typical of temples across the Islands. Particularly noteworthy are the larger orthostats at the corners, which are notched to take the second of the horizontal courses above. Various items of interest have been unearthed at Hagar Qim, notably a decorated pillar altar, two table-altars and some of the ‘fat lady’ statues on display in the National Museum of Archaeology. The Tarxien Temples date from 3600-2500 BC and are the most complex of all temple sites in Malta, consisting of four megalithic structures. The temples are renowned for the detail of their carvings, which include domestic animals carved in relief, altars, and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns. Of particular note is a chamber set into the thickness of the wall between the South and Central temples, which is famous for its relief of two bulls and a sow. The site seems to have been used extensively for rituals, which probably involved animal sacrifice. Tarxien is also of great interest because it offers an insight into how the temples were constructed: stonerollers left outside the south temple were probably used for transporting the megaliths. Remains of cremation have also been found at the centre of the South temple at Tarxien, which indicates that the site was reused as a Bronze Age cremation cemetery.
Mnajdra sits tucked in a hollow in the cliffs on Malta’s southern coast. The site is probably the most atmospheric of all of Malta’s temples, as it lies in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of coast overlooking the isle of Filfla. Mnajdra is a complex site consisting of three temples overlooking an oval forecourt. The first and oldest temple dates back to 3600-3200 BC, while the most impressive of the temples is the third, constructed between 3150-2500 BC. This temple is perhaps the finest surviving on the Islands. The masonry here shows intricate knowledge of building techniques and excellent workmanship. The middle temple was the last to be built and was inserted between the other two, set at a higher level. The Lower Temple has a particular astronomical alignment and at the Equinox, (the 20th March and the 22nd September), the rays of the sun pass strategically through specific areas of the temple. The Three Cities offer an intriguing insight into Malta and its history.  Left largely unvisited, these cities are a slice of authentic life as well as a glimpse into Malta’s maritime fortunes. The Three Cities can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history, as Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua have provided a home and fortress to almost every people who settled on the Islands.Their harbour inlets have been in use since Phoenician times: the docks always providing a living for local people, but also leaving them vulnerable when Malta’s rulers were at war. As the first home to the Knights of St. John, the Cities’ palaces, churches, forts and bastions are far older than Valletta’s. The local communities here celebrate holy days and festas as nowhere else on the Islands.  The most spectacular events are the Easter processions when statues of the “Risen Christ” are carried at a run throughout crowded streets.
Valletta Half Day Tour (Code H01 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John’s Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. After visit the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier ,converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Finally stop at the Malta Experience for a multivision show, depicting Malta’s History. Transport Included.
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Upper Barrakka Gardens:These gardens occupy the elevated space on the ramparts of St. Peter and St Paul Bastion. The garden was laid down in the mid 17th Century to provide a peaceful retreat for the pastime and relation of the Knights. The Grand Harbour with its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. The Palace Armoury dates from 1763 when Emanuel Pinto de Fonseca was Grand Master. Until 1976 the Armoury occupied a large hall at the rear side of the palace, but in 1976 this was taken over for use by the Maltese grand and beautiful building, it is today the seat of the President and Parliament of the Republic of Malta. Visit to The Malta Experience:A 45 minute audio visual show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands.
Mdina and San Anton Gardens (Code H03 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. Proceed to Dingli Cliffs and finally stop at the botanic Gardens of San Anton. Transport Included.
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Mdina, The Silent City: The old capital of Malta is a typical mediaeval, walled city situated in the centre of the Island. Mdina is the seat of several noble houses, including the islands' oldest titled family - created barons in 1350. The Dingli Cliffs:  Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets here can be dramatic. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now used as a Government Guest Palace.
San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances. San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances.
Harbour Cruise (Code H04 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Boarding a pleasure boat visiting the natural ports of Masamxett and the Grand Harbour. View of the fortifications from the seaward side, an attraction for photographers. Transport and Harbour Cruise Included.
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The Grand Harbour With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities. Masamxett: Marsamxett harbour is flanked by the city of Valletta and Ta’Xbiex, leading into Msida yacht Marina, Sliema and Pieta. Views of Valletta’s Bastions, gardens and imposing churches are quite an attraction from the sea.
Fortifications: Malta is known as the Fortress Island for its great mass of defensive architecture.  The Islands were singled out by Mediterranean powers from Phoenician times onwards for their natural defences and deep, safe harbours. The fortifications can be divided into two periods: those of the Knights and those of the British era. These imposing reminders of the Islands’ wartime past, fascinate not only because they are a feat of military engineering, but also because they are reminiscent of an age of chivalry, crusading, heroism and legendary battles. Harbour Cruise: 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 Siege 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.
Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk (Code H05 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
South island tour comprising a visit to the Blue Grotto (boat trip –weather permitted, price not included) and at the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Transport Included.
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The Blue Grotto is a natural rock formation which has been carved out of the rock by the relentless pounding of the sea. A number of caves can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq. The biggest cave is the Blue Grotto. This cave is quite deep. The Blue Grotto Caves: The boats take the tourists to a number of caves carved into the cliff face. One of the caves visited is a small cave with a sandy bottom and usually people are given the opportunity to have a refreshing dip in the turquoise, emerald and blue waters of this cave. The Blue Grotto gets its name from the colour of the water close to the rock face. When exiting the Grotto you can see the deep blue Mediterranean in front of you and then the small island of Filfla appears straight ahead. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there. When Malta was a British colony, the island of Filfla was used for target practice by the British Armed Forces. The island is now protected under Maltese law.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
Three Cities plus Harbour tour (Code H06 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. From the quay take a harbour tour of the famous creeks. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful ‘vedette’ placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Transport Included.
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The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave (`conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
Senglea: This small city, one of the so-called Three Cities , stands on a narrow promontory jutting into Grand Harbour. The land was fortified in 1551 by Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. The Maltese often use the area's earlier name, L-Isla, meaning the island or perhaps short for `peninsula'. During the Great Siege of 1565, Senglea was protected by Fort St Michael on its landward side and by Fort St Angelo on the tip of Vittoriosa across the creek. The heroic role played by its people led Grand Master Jean de la Valette to give the city the title of Citta' Invicta, the invincible city. Like its sister cities, Senglea suffered heavy damage during World War II. More than 75 percent of its buildings were destroyed. The parish church dedicated to the Nativity of the Madonna was rebuilt and retains its artistic heritage. The city is noted for its superb harbour views across to Valletta from Safe Haven Gardens at Senglea Point. The stone vedette, known as il-Gardjola, on the bastion-point served as a look-out post to guard the harbour entrance. The sculptured eye and ear above its windows are symbols of vigilance. Vittoriosa: Vittoriosa, or Birgu, one of the Three Cities, lies on one of the promontories jutting into Grand Harbour, opposite Valletta. At its tip is Fort St Angelo, perhaps the oldest fortification on the Islands. The strategic position of both fort and city over the millennia has led some to call this area `the cradle of Maltese history'. Certainly settlers and rulers from the Phoenicians to the British all made use of the defences here. To honour the part played by the city of Birgu, Grand Master La Valette renamed it Civitas Vittoriosa, `Victorious Town'. Vittoriosa was the first home of the Knights when they arrived in 1530. As such, it contains many important architectural riches. The Knights `auberges' (inns of residence), palaces and churches here are older than those in Valletta. Highlights include the Church of San Lawrenz, designed by Malta's most prominent baroque architect, Lorenzo Gafa', the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St Angelo and the Maritime Museum.
Three cities and Marsaxlokk (Code H07 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful 'vedette' placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Proceeding to the fishing Village of Marsaxlokk. Transport included
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The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave ('conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
Sunday Markets Special (Valletta and Marsaxlokk) (Code H09 )
Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Visiting Malta's leading open markets in Valletta and Marsaxlokk. Transport Included.
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The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities. Valletta Market: The market is set by numerous hawkers, selling various items, clothing shoes, souvenirs. It is synonymous to the one of the paved streets of Valletta, which carries the name of Merchantt Street where numerous  shops and establishments are located in the Capital city.
Mosta to Bahar-ic-Caghaq (Code W03 )
Walking Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Start from Gnien l-Gharusa tal-Mosta through former Civil Defence HQ/now a school, past Fort Mosta across the valley past the Pillbox intersection on top of T'Alla u Ommu hill. Walk the Victoria Lines overlooking the WW2 widna (acoustic mirror), finish walk near Ronnie's Bar and Restaurant Bahar-ic-Caghaq. Transport Included.
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The stretch of the Victoria Lines (limits of Gharghur) gives clear views of Bahar ic-Caghaq, the Maghtab plain up to St. Paul's Bay and the north-eastern coast of Malta and Gozo as well as of the pre-second World War acoustic mirror (called il-Widna) immediately below. This is today the site of Maltacom's principal satellite communications installation as is evident from the large antennas. The Victoria Lines (limits of Gharghur) The other side of Gebel San Pietru escarpment and also the site of the proposed Gharghur right battery, looking down into Wied il-Faham one notices how the stone parapet traverses the valley and rises again on the opposing side. Moreover from here you can enjoy views of Fort Madliena, built into the crest of Madliena, just opposite.
Mosta is the  town renowned for the awesome dome of the church, the fourth largest in the world and famous due to the incident that took place during WWII – a bomb, which pierced the dome in 1942 landed on the church floor and slid across the floor without exploding! Bahar ic-caghaq extends from St.Andrews to Qawra, the coastal road that joins these two towns, posses unobstructed view of the Mediterranean sea and the rocky coast, with stretching isles. And inland sea.
Marfa Ridge (Code W05 )
Walking Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Climb up to Red Tower, continue to WW2 Radar Station site and head towards Paradise Bay. Walk Past Ramla Hotel to Ahrax Point then turn towards statue of Our Lady walk out to Ghadira. Transport Included.
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This tower, also known as the Red Tower, was built in 1649 and was manned during both World Wars. It provides excellent all round views of Gozo, Comino and the Ghadira Nature Reserve. This Tower is situated on the crest of Marfa Ridge. A shallow alcove within the Tower housed a chapel dedicated to St Agatha. It is also known as the Red Tower due to the colour it was painted and this colour was retained on restoration. It was completed in 1649 during the rule of Grand Master Jean Paul Lascaris Castellar. Paradise Bay on the northern tip of Malta overlooks Cirkewwa where the ferry leaves for Gozo. Paradise Bay has a small, picturesque sandy beach with good facilities and some water sports options such as jet skiing. There is a car park on the cliff top. The beach is reached down numerous steep steps, but is worth the trek. The cliffs above the bay are perfect at sunset when you have spectacular skies and some hazy views over to Comino and Gozo. The countryside of this northern and isolated region of Malta is ideal for hiking.
Ahrax point is the north-eastern point of Malta. There are a number of caves at the surface, inside of which there are several tunnels.  The entry is a narrow inlet with depths from three to 10 metres.  A 10 minute snorkel gets to the point where two options present themselves - to the left a reef rich in marine life and an impressive drop-off and to the right, an underwater entrance to a large cave.  Throughout the dive there are plenty of cardinalfish, bright corals and red sponges. Ghadira, located in Mellieha Bay is the biggest stretch of sand on the Maltese islands. Although Malta and Gozo do not have the big beaches other countries have, its beaches are very picturesque and the water is as beautiful and as clear as any found in the Carribean.
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