Majestic Malta

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $1,725
  • Length: 5 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Europe, Malta
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Tour Description

If you-re looking for an extraordinary escapade, look no further than this journey to Malta. Surrender to untapped feelings and impressions when you-re surrounded by colossal sand dunes, hundreds of feet tall, in the vast Sahara Desert. You’ll walk amidst black-veiled women maintaining the customs of their ancestors and nomadic herders tending their flocks. In Malta, the line between legend and history blur as you explore the birthplace of Hannibal, the cozy love nest of Ulysses and Calypso, and the site of a shipwreck that brought Apostles Paul and Luke to this land in 58 A.D. Your dream-like journey finds you in citadel towns where quiet streets, evocative churches and haunting piazzas will enthrall you.

  • Visit the neighboring island of Gozo and take in its plush green countryside is spectacular, outlined with a coast of rugged cliffs and beautiful bays
  • Explore the prehistoric temple complex of Ggantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • In Auberge de Provence, visit the National Museum o f Archaeology with worthy collections of pre historic pottery, sculptures and ornaments
  • Explore the Hypogeum, an underground Neolithic temple made during the Copper Age, in Valletta

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Valletta, Malta

You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to relax or explore this capital city.

Excelsior Grand Hotel, Valletta

DAY 2

Gozo Excursion

This morning take a short ferry ride to the nearby island of Gozo. The plush green countryside is spectacular, outlined with a coast of rugged cliffs and beautiful bays. Your sightseeing tour explores the city of Victoria, including the exquisite Basilica of Ta-Pinu, Malta’s national shrine, the seaside resort of Marsalforn and the prehistoric temple complex of Ggantija, a UNESCO World Heritage site Enjoy time to explore on your own before taking the afternoon ferry back to the Island of Malta.(B)

Excelsior Grand Hotel, Valletta

DAY 3

Valletta

Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century as an impregnable fortress. This morning enjoy a tour of this World Heritage city. Visit St. John’s Cathedral, the Order’s own church, the Magisterial Palace, former residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John and current home of the Maltese Parliament. Explore the Auberge de Provence, home to the National Museum of Archaeology with worthy collections of prehistoric pottery, sculptures and ornaments recovered from the megalithic temples found on the island.(B)

Excelsior Grand Hotel, Valletta

DAY 4

Valletta

This morning visit the more than 5500-year-old Megalithic Temples of the Maltese Islands - each a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Hypogeum, an underground Neolithic temple made during the Copper Age, full of refined graceful pottery and painted walls. See the Tarxien Temples, built in 3000 BC, and with unique refined architecture and art. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the city.(B)

Excelsior Grand Hotel, Valletta

DAY 5

Depart Valletta

Today you are taken to the airport for your flight home.(B)

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $1,725.00 per person double occupancy.

From $173.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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