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Christmas in Malta
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Christmas in Malta

  • 7 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.

Malta enjoys a delightfully sunny climate and offers a treasure trove of historic sites to visit. Discover the island on excursions to the fascinating capital Valletta, medieval Mdina, the Three Cities and the nearby island of Gozo. Marvel at the beautiful ‘Inland Sea’ at Dwerja, the village of il-Qala Belvedere with its breathtaking views, the Citadel in Victoria and the prehistoric Ggantija Temples. 

With all this and more to discover make next Christmas one to truly remember!

 

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.
Mdina
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.
Island of Gozo
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

Evening

Travel to Malta

Depart for Malta. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Valletta & Malta Experience

Half Day

Valletta & Malta Experience

This tour includes the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St John's Co-Cathedral and the Malta Experience, a multivision show that depicts Malta throughout the ages. (Entrances included).

Day 3 - Mdina

Full Day

Mdina

This tour takes you to the Mdina area of Malta where you will visit the 'Greek Gate', the catacombs, the cliffs at Dingli, the Botanic Gardens of San Anton & the dome of Mosta's church.Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Day 4 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

You will have today free for shopping and sightseeing of your choice.

Day 5 - Gozo

Full Day

Gozo

During this excursion, you will visit the ‘Inland Sea’ at Dwerja, the village of il-Qala Belvedere, the citadel in Victoria and the bay of Xlendi, followed by a visit to the Ggantija Temples.Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

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Evening

Christmas dinner

This evening enjoy your Christmas buffet dinner with live music at your hotel to celebrate Christmas Day on Christmas Eve. In Malta they celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.

Day 6 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today is a day of leisure to relax and eplore your surroundings. Christmas day Buffet lunch may be purchased and prebooked at a supplement. This will include house wine, house beer and soft drinks. * Please note shops are closed due to Christmas day.

Day 7 - The Three Cities

Morning

The Three Cities

Discover the historical area known as the three cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Afternoon will be at leisure.

Afternoon

At Leisure

You will have the evening at leisure.

Day 8 - Return Home

Full Day

Return Home

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.

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

Customer reviews

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

San Antonio Hotel & Spa 4

San Antonio Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Qawra, St. Paul's Bay. This attractive property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is 15 km from the capital city, Valletta. With its extensive pool area and proximity to the sea, ample lounge space and comfortable guest roo... read more read more read more

San Antonio Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Qawra, St. Paul's Bay. This attractive property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is 15 km from the capital city, Valletta. With its extensive pool area and proximity to the sea, ample lounge space and comfortable guest rooms, this hotel is a popular choice for a holiday that combines relaxation and sightseeing in Malta.

** December the outdoor pool will be closed**

Hotel address
San Antonio Hotel & Spa
db San Antonio Hotel + Spa
Triq it-Turisti,
Qawra, St. Paul's Bay
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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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