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Malta Short Break
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Malta Short Break

  • 4 Night Holiday
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The tiny island of Malta has a unique charm. Its colourful history and influences from Mediterranean neighbours have resulted in a magical blend of culture, cuisine, language and landscape.

Spend 4 nights in this Mediterranean gem where you'll enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour, taking in the main highlights such as the Tarxien Temples, Ghar Dalam and the small picturesque traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. You'll also enjoy an excursion to Valletta’s two natural harbours of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, which have played a vital role in Malta’s history and have some free time to explore at your own pace.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately 4 hours. 
Climate
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.
ECO Tax
Please be advised that a new ‘ECO tax’ of €0.50 per person per night has been introduced for all hotel stays in Malta and comes into effect on 01 June 2016. The tax is to be paid directly by guests at time of hotel check in.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.50
  • Beer: €2.50
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Holiday highlights

Valletta
A World Heritage City, Valletta is Malta's capital, named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St John, Jean Parisot de la Valette.  The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Valletta’s narrow side streets boast some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces as well as tiny, quaint shops and cafes, while its main streets are lined with larger international branded shops.
Explore Mdina in your leisure time
The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years.  In 60 AD the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived here after being shipwrecked on the islands.  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. Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and Baroque architecture.
Explore the Island of Gozo in your leisure time
25 minutes from Malta by ferry, Gozo is picturesque, with green hills, tranquil villages and magnificent seascapes. The town of Victoria, also known as Rabat, is the geographic heart of Gozo and the centre of activity. Ggantija is one of the oldest freestanding temples in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The spectacular ‘Inland Sea’ is a lagoon of seawater linked to the Mediterranean Sea through an opening formed by a narrow natural arch.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately 4 hours. 
Climate
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.
ECO Tax
Please be advised that a new ‘ECO tax’ of €0.50 per person per night has been introduced for all hotel stays in Malta and comes into effect on 01 June 2016. The tax is to be paid directly by guests at time of hotel check in.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.50
  • Beer: €2.50
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Malta

Travel to Malta

Upon arrival in Malta, you will be met our local representative at the airport, who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 - Guided Tour

Full Day

Guided Tour

Begin your Malta adventure with a full day guided tour that will showcase the island’s most important ancient treasures as well as many scenic highlights. You’ll visit the Tarxien Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site that consists of four impressive megalithic structures. At Ghar Dalam (‘dark cave’), witness the earliest evidence of human presence on Malta. Close by, the popular holiday spot of Birzebbuga, beckons with its sandy beach. In the seaside village of Marsaxlokk, the traditional Maltese fishing boats called Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows, add to the appeal of this historic location. The harbour was used in successive invasions by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Ottoman fleet when they came to lay siege to Malta in 1565. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Day 3 - Half Day Harbour Cruise

Halfday Day

Boat Trip

Today, set off on a boat trip and marvel at the beauty of Valletta’s two natural harbours : Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, which have played a vital role in Malta’s history. Seen from the sea, Valletta appears in all its grandeur, providing superb photo opportunities.

Day 4 - At Leisure

Full Day

Day at Leisure

On this free day you can discover what St. Paul’s Bay has to offer, take a boat trip to Malta’s sister island, Gozo, or spend some time wandering through the atmospheric streets of historic Valletta. Your local guide will be pleased to offer you sightseeing tips and recommendations.

Day 5 - Return Home

Full Day

Return Home

Time to bid farewell to Malta. Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Gillieru Harbour Hotel 3 Star Superior

Gillieru Harbour hotel is located on St. Paul’s Bay promenade, close to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants making it an ideal location to explore in your free time. The hotel offers a roof top swimming pool in summer. Gillieru Harbour hotel offers twin bedded rooms.  D... read more read more read more

Gillieru Harbour hotel is located on St. Paul’s Bay promenade, close to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants making it an ideal location to explore in your free time. The hotel offers a roof top swimming pool in summer.

Gillieru Harbour hotel offers twin bedded rooms.  Doubles (on request) have twin beds placed side by side.

A simple breakfast is served daily.

Hotel address
Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Church Square,
Qawra SPB 3256

Qawra
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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