A Maltese Christmas

From £1,399.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
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From £1,399.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
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.

  • Festive star icon Festive
  • meals icon Half Board
  • Maximum Group Size icon Max 35 Group Size

Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £150 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Malta 
  • 5 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 Christmas Day lunch, 5 dinners and unlimited drinks at mealtimes 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and 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

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – St Paul’s Bay

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for 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 St Paul's Bay - at leisure

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. Next, you'll head to 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's 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. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

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 (as specified or similar)

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.

What our customer say

  1. High standard

    "Good organisation of the holiday before we set off. The content of the tour was of a high standard, interesting places to visit, and comfortable coaches. Tour guide very experienced" - Adrian kettle

  2. A lovely trip

    "A lovely trip and coming back feeling that we really got to know Malta very well. Your holidays are always well organised and you do go to the places that everyone wants to see and often places that nobody thought off. Your guides are absolutely a must to make sure that you get a background for a country. Walking around with a book in your hand is not really pleasant and you might miss certain spots" - Alan Stead

  3. I was so relaxed!

    "All travel arrangements for the entire holiday were taken care of by Travelsphere. Annmarie always had a lovely smile and a good sense of humour. She made the holiday for me because I was so relaxed!" - Dennis Faulkner

  4. Excellent

    "The guide, hotel and trip in Malta was excellent" - Christine McCormick

  5. Outstanding

    "A very pleasant place to experience Christmas. A good variety of activities with free time relax on Christmas Day. A Tour Manager is a very important element of this sort of holiday and ours was outstanding" - Christine Yarborough

  6. Really enjoyed

    "Well organised, we really enjoyed our holiday despite the restrictions over COVID" - Susan Jenkins

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