A Maltese Christmas

From £979.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
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From £979.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
Tour Overview

There is so much to discover on the small island of Malta, which boasts a mild climate, even during the winter months. On this Christmas break you'll delve into its history as you explore cities built and fortified by the Knights of St John, take a cruise around Valletta's famous Grand Harbour and have the option to journey to its lovely sister island, Gozo.

  • Relaxed Touring
  • Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with Air Malta 
  • 5 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 Christmas lunch, 5 dinners with drinks​
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation 
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the ancient harbour towns known as the Three Cities and enjoy a cruise around Valletta's Grand Harbour
  • Explore the walled city of Mdina and UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Experience Malta 5D, which tells the history of the island

Itinerary

Day 1 UK/St Paul’s Bay

​You'll depart on your flight to Malta today. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the picturesque resort of St Paul's Bay. After settling into your room, the rest of the day is free for you to spend as you please.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve Three Cities & harbour cruise

​Let's get out and about today on an included tour which takes in the ancient harbour towns of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Collectively known as the Three Cities, all were built and fortified by the Knights of St John and offer a fascinating insight into Malta's history. Sit back and relax as we drive through Cospicua to Vittoriosa, whose waterfront is home to the former Palace of the General of the Galleys and the Order of St John's Treasury. Next, take in spectacular views in Senglea, which sits on a promontory jutting out into the Grand Harbour.
We'll end the day with a cruise around Valletta's Grand Harbour to Sliema, where there's free time for some shopping. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day St Paul's Bay

​It's Christmas Day, so enjoy a relaxed day at your hotel and a special festive lunch with all the trimmings. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Boxing Day Gozo

Today you can head to the beautiful island of Gozo via a short ferry ride if you choose to join our optional excursion. Your first stop will be the resort of Marsalforn, where you will board a trackless train for a picturesque journey. Your next stop will be Victoria, Gozo's capital, with its fascinating UNESCO-listed Citadel, and you'll end the day at the live crib in Ghajnsielem, where the story of the Nativity will be brought to life. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Mdina & Valletta

Join your Tour Manager on an included excursion which takes you to the centre of the island, and the walled city of Mdina. Dominated by its ancient citadel, it has a unique atmosphere, and as you pass through its narrow streets you'll be able to admire its honey-hued stone buildings and hidden alleyways.
Your journey then continues to Valletta, the island's UNESCO-listed capital. Here you'll see the spectacular St Paul church and visit Malta 5D. This audio-visual show, with moving seats and more surprises, tells the fascinating 7,000-year history of the island.
Finally we'll stop at the beautiful Upper Barracca Gardens, which are laid out on part of the city's old fortifications and offer magnificent views of the famous Grand Harbour. From this viewpoint, watch the saluting battery, when eight replica cannons are fired.
Explore the city at your own pace before heading back to the hotel. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 St Paul’s Bay/UK

​Today we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​ROOM UPGRADE Sea view rooms available for £60 per person.​

Please note: The 22nd December departure has a different running order.​​

Accommodation

Dolmen Resort Hotel

The 4-star Dolmen Resort is located close to the beach in St Paul’s Bay. Hotel amenities include a choice of restaurants and bars, a café, swimming pool and a casino.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.