Malta Highlights 2014 | Semi Escorted Hosted Group Tour | Small Size
4 days: Malta (3 nights) The best way to see Malta, especially if for the first time, is joining a Semi Escorted Hosted Tour: English Only, liminted to maximum 20 people, guaranteed departures, offers the perfect balance of structure and freedom, see the most important local highlights in a short time & save money. every day from Malta, our tour provides detailed itinerary, promoting the most comprehensive travel experience in any location.
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SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR | Malta Highlights Begins every day from Malta 3 nights / 4 days | Malta Provided with:minimum of 2 clients Limited to maximum:20 people Style of Accommodation: First Class This Tour is: Guaranteed in twin/double occupancy up 30 days tour departure
This tour is land only.
Day 1 - Malta Welcome to the warm, beautiful and pleasant island of Malta! Upon arrival at Malta airport (MLA) please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then transfer to your hotel. Day 2 - Malta: Valletta, Mdina, Marsaxlokk & Hagar Qim Temple Today, our first stop is the capital 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 Triq Republikka where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John (Admission Fee: not included) including the Aubereges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the church of the order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. After our tour of the capital we will then visit the south west of the island where the ancient Hagar Qim Temple (Admission Fee: not included) site stands. Set in a rural area this ancient temple is particularly interesting as it has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. This temple which dates back 3300BC, an era dominated by Neolithic man. We then continue to our next stop and an opportunity to experience a little local culture when visit the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk, is a quaint fishing village and is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'. Our final stop during this tour will be 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 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 tranquility 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 at this point comes to an end and we head back. (BB) Day 3 - Malta Today is at leisure or Optional Full Day Excursion. (BB)
Optional Excursion: Gozo Island Tour | Collective | English Only Highlights: Panoramic Coast Route, Malta/Gozo Ferry, Ggantija Temple, Calypso Cave or Ta Pinu Shrine, Inland Sea, Azure Window, The Citadel & Victoria We start our tour with a scenic panaromaic route via the northern coast road, passing enroute Mellieha village and the beautiful Ghadria Bay ending at the Cirkewwa, the ferry terminal (Ferry Fees: not included) for our short ferry crossing to the sister island of Gozo. This pleasant 25 minute ferry crossing passes the smaller island of Comino before entering the pretty harbour of Mgarr, Gozo. The charm of Gozo is apparent the moment you arrive there. Greener, more rural and smaller than Malta. Our tour is a combination of scenic spots, historical sites and local culture. We feature most of the main highlights during our tour including the oldest free standing temples in the world, known as Ggantija Temples, we will pass through quaint sleepy villages that characterise Gozo's unique charm, visit stunning sites such as the Calypso Cave vista which offers magnificent views over the red sands of Ramla Bay. Just before lunch we will also stop at the Fontana Cottage where you can sample local delicacies such as sun dried tomatoes, olive pate, local cheeslets, wines liquors and anything made locally, you will also have some time for a spot of shopping for popular buys such as lace. Free time for lunch will be at the pretty bay of Xlendi. After lunch we continue our tour with visits to one of the most photographed sites in Gozo, the Azzur Window and Inland Sea. Here you can take an optional boat trip (Boat trip: not included. Average rate per person Eur 10,00 payable on the spot. This excursion is subject to the good weather forecast) around the sea locked lake. Our final stop before we head back to the ferry for Malta includes a visit to the main town on Gozo, Victoria and The Citadel. The Citadel is a small fortified city that dominates the heights above Victoria. The history of The Citadel dates back to an early period when Gozo was under Roman and Arab occupation. The views from its fortified walls offer panoramas of the whole island. Our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to the ferry terminal for our return to the main island. Rate per person: eur148,00 (based on a minimum 2 people) Inclusions: vehicle with English speaking driver; visit and sightseeing as per itinerary; VAT.
Day 4 - Malta Today transfer to Malta airport (MLA). (BB) Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch or Light Lunch D Dinner
Highlights: Malta: Malta capital and local experience
FEATURED PROPERTY USED: Malta: Le Meridien St Julians, deluxe sea view room Hotel may be substituted with similar categories
ROOMS DEFINITIONS Single Room: room with a single bed for 1 person only Double for Single use: double/twin room for 1 person only Twin Room: room with a pair of single beds for 2 persons Double Room: room with a large/double bed ideally for a couple Triple Room: double with extra small single bed ideally for a couple with kid
IMPORTANT: We do accommodate solo-travelers in Single Room Double for single use surcharge is available ON REQUEST
N O T E S
PRE-POST NIGHTS: per person, per night, breakfast included Low Season -Malta: Euros 95,00 per person per night in double occupancy. -Malta: Euros 137,00 per person per night in single use. High Season -Malta: Euros 126,00 per person per night in double occupancy. -Malta: Euros 159,00 per person per night in single use.
Using the same properties used for the tour
cancellation policy, per person Tradizione Turismo by Chat & Tour Srl reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made anytime prior to departure of the tour, Tradizione Turismo’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking.
In case clients need to cancel the tour, our Cancellation Policy is as follows:
Days Prior to Departure
60 or more days
59 - 45 days
25% of the Tour cost
44 - 15 days
50% of the Tour cost
14 - 8 days
80% of the Tour cost
7 - 0 days
100% of the Tour cost
reservations and payment
A deposit of eur 250,00 per person is required at the time of reservation. To save the space you can pay the amount by credit card Visa/Master Card/American express using our secure payment system available on www.around-sicily.com/pos.asp.Final payment of the tour is due 60 days prior to departure.
-One main round trip transfers -Malta: 3 nights sea view
-Daily breakfast buffet
-One full day tour -Vehicle/coach with air conditioning -English speaking Guide -Hotel & VAT
-Gratuities & Tips -Porterage at airport
-Luggage handling fee at hotel
-Beverages and meals not mentioned -Travel Insurance
-Admission fees -Optional Excursions
-City Taxes or Tourist Tax –required to finance tourism, maintenance of cultural heritage sites and environment, as well as public services– have to be paid directly at hotel, during the check out.