7 Days Malta Tour Package from Foreign Independent Tours $1299/- (Posted on Jun 2 2011)

7 Days Malta Tour Package from Foreign Independent Tours $1299/-

7 Day 5 Star Experience Corinthia Palace
5 Nights in Malta’s premier five star hotel
Back by Popular Demand!
Tour Number16

ITINERARY

Corinthia Palace Resort At the centre of the Island, opposite the Presidential Palace and San Anton Botanical Gardens, Malta’s premier five star hotel, offers the best in accommodation, comfort and facilities. Set in it’s own mature and landscaped gardens, the Corinthia Palace, is the perfect base from where to explore the island as it is only 4km away from the Walled City of Mdina, 6km away from the Capital Valleta and 7km from the resort of St Julians, yet far enough to offer a world of tranquility and relaxation. Complimentary transport is also available to Valletta, Sliema Shopping Centre, the Casino and the Royal Malta Golf Course.

Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk

With a 100 year old restored villa as it’s main dining venue, this boutique hotel is all about warmth, personal attention,and old fashioned elegance – a breath of fresh air, in today’s world of impersonal hotels.

Within the hotel`s gardens, the Athenaeum Spa by Algotherm offers an escape into a world of bliss and relaxation, with a choice of over 50 different signature treatments, and extensive Spa facilities.

All this, along with impeccable service and superb hospitality you would expect from a Corinthia Hotel, will guarantee the perfect stay on the Magical Island of Malta.

The Corinthia Palace Hotel, forms part of Corinthia`s Premier Collection – an exclusive selection of award-winning hotels that are market leaders in their respective destinations.

Hair salon Part of a UK based international chain for hairdressers, Mr. James Salon is a unisex salon available to guests and local clientele.

Souvenirs, postcards, newspapers Located off the main lobby, the gift shop provides a range of international newspapers, basic cosmetics, souvenirs, cards, as well as a selection of swimwear and other holiday essentials.

The Gallery An art Gallery regularly holding a number of exhibitions.

Half Day and Full Day Tours:

Timings of departure from Hotel will be between 08:15 to 08:45 depending on the Hotel.

Bell Tower Valletta Malta

Bell Tower Valletta Malta

MONDAYS: HALF DAY VALLETTA AND MALTA EXPERIENCE
Departure from hotel in coach accompanied by guide to Valletta – The Capital City of Malta , the City built by the Knights of St. John. During our walking tour of the city, we will first visit the Upper Barracca Gardens which enjoy a wonderful view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Historical Cities . We then visit St. John’s Co Cathedral which is historically and artistically one of the most important monuments on the island. The beginning of the building of this Conventual church started in 1573 by Grandmaster La Cassiere. Four hundred memorial slabs cover the floor and the cathedral is full of beautiful paintings. Finally, we visit the Grandmaster’s Palace which has two lovely courtyards. In the Tapestry Chambers, one can see the priceless Gobelein Tapestries.We will finally walk down Republic Street to Fort St. Elmo and we will view “The Malta Experience Show” which is an excellent multivision show (ca. 45minutes), which introduces visitors to Malta and its people. Afternoon at leisure.

TUESDAY: FULL DAY MDINA
Departure from hotel in coach and we transfer to Mosta to visit the parish church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This church was built in the classical style and based on that of the Pantheon in Rome . It is said that the dome of this church is the third largest in Europe . We then proceed with our tour and we visit Ta’ Qali handicrafts village where we will be able to watch local artisans at their work such as filigree and ceramic making and glass blowing etc., etc. We then drive to Rabat and we visit the catacombs of St. Paul , which are typical underground Christian cemeteries, which were common in the 4th century AD. Finally we walk to Mdina – the Old Capital City of Malta and we visit the cathedral which was built on plans by Lorenzo Gafà. We walk around the narrow and winding streets and enjoy the panoramic view of Malta from the historic bastions.

TUESDAY: OR HAL FDAY MDINA
Departure from hotel in coach and we transfer to Mosta to visit the parish church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This church was built in the classical style and based on that of the Pantheon in Rome . It is said that the dome of this church is the third largest in Europe . We then drive to Rabat and we visit the catacombs of St. Catald, which are typical underground Christian cemeteries, which were common in the 4th century AD. Finally we walk to Mdina – the Old Capital City of Malta and we visit the cathedral which was built on plans by Lorenzo Gafà. We walk around the narrow and winding streets and enjoy the panoramic view of Malta from the historic bastions.

WEDNESDAY: HALF DAY THREE CITIES
Departure from hotel in coach accompanied by guide to visit the Three Historical Cities of SENGLEA, COSPICUA and VITTORIOSA. When the Knights first arrived in Malta , they chose as their home Vittoriosa (Birgu) because of its vicinity to Fort St. Angelo. In Cospicua (Bormla) one can admire The Cottonera Lines, the Santa Margherita Lines, Verdala Fort & Barracks and the magnificent Collegiate Parish Church and its artistic Oratory. In Vittoriosa we will be able to visit the church dedicated to St. Lawrence and the Maritime Museum .

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Afternoon:

HALF DAY HARBOUR CRUISE
Departure from hotel by coach and accompanied by a fully licensed guide to Sliema Ferries. We embark on a pleasure boat to visit the natural ports of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour whose natural creeks make this port one of the most beautiful in Europe . The view of the fortifications from the seaward side are unique and a treasure for photographers.

THURSDAY: (FULLDAY GOZO EXPERIENCE)

Departure from hotel in coach and we transfer to Cirkewwa for ferry boat crossing to Mgarr – GOZO. The short trip from Malta to Gozo is in itself a pleasant experience especially on a fine day. Mgarr Harbour is picturesque with all kinds of seacraft. We proceed to DWEJRA BAY which is famous for its hanging window. We then proceed to VICTORIA which is in the centre of the island as well as being the centre of commerce. THE CITADEL is a medieval fortified town with massive bastions that date back to the 17th century. In the afternoon we continue with our tour, visiting XLENDI BAY which has sheer Cliffs and clean water and is in itself a very picturesque little village and then finally to the Gozo Heritage.

FRIDAY: HALF DAY BLUE GROTTO HALFDAY
Departure from hotel in coach accompanied by guide and we drive to Wied Iz-Zurrieq which is also a small fishing village. Subject to weather permitting we may take a small fishing boat to visit the BLUE GROTTO cave which can be reached only by sea. The cave is 40 metres in circumference and reaches a depth of 26 metres. The Blue Grotto faces east and it is at its best in the morning because the sunrays floodlight the entire grotto revealing its beauty. (boat price not included – weather permitting). We finally drive to MARSAXLOKK fishing village which is Malta ‘s largest fishing village. Here one will be able to watch the fishermen mending their nets or painting their boats but above all admire this quaint village full of the typical colourful fishing boats.

Mdina

Mdina

FULL DAY BLUE GROTTO AND TEMPLES
Departure from hotel in coach accompanied by guide and we transfer to the drive to Wied Iz-Zurrieq which is also a small fishing village. Subject to weather permitting we may take a small fishing boat to visit the BLUE GROTTO cave which can be reached only by sea. The Blue Grotto faces the east and is at its best in the morning because the sunrays floodlight the entire grotto revealing its beauty. (boat price not included – weather permitting). Lunch is served inone of the picturesque village. Then we go and visit the Tarxien Temples and finally we drive to Birzebbuga to visit GHAR DALAM which is a 144 metre long natural cave.

SATURDAY: FULLDAY GOZO
Departure from hotel in coach and we transfer to Cirkewwa for ferry boat crossing to Mgarr – GOZO. The short trip from Malta to Gozo is in itself a pleasant experience especially on a fine day. Mgarr Harbour is picturesque with all kinds of seacraft. During this tour we will visit GGANTIJA TEMPLES in Xaghra which were built and developed between 3600 and 2400 BC, making them among the earliest architectural planned facades in the world. We then proceed to VICTORIA which is in the centre of the island as well as being the centre of commerce. THE CITADEL is a medieval fortified town with massive bastions that date back to the 17th century. In the afternoon we continue with our tour, visiting XLENDI BAY which has sheer Cliffs and clean water and is in itself a very picturesque little village.

SUNDAY: HALF DAY BLUE GROTTO, LIMESTONE HERITAGE AND MARSAXLOKK MARKET
Excursion to the south of the island. We commence our tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto and the other grottoes from closeby. (boat price not included – weather permitting).

We proceed our tour with a visit to an insight of Maltese history. Bringing old and new together enjoy an extensive featue witin a modernized quarry that explains one of Malta’s foremost trades of quarrying together with farmhouse building and stone decoration always using the limestone that gives its name to this spectacle called “the Limestone Heritage”

Lastly we will visit the main fishing village off Marsaxlokk whose water front is lined with “luzzuz” painted in traditional reds, blues and yellows that add colour to this peaceful bay once the site of the first Turkish landing during the great siege of 1565 where you will be given free time to spend browsing around the local market stalls.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • RT Transatlantic Air from JFK/ BOS/ Washington Dulles
  • RT Transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • 5 nights Corinthia Palace Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Half Day Harbor Cruise- Or other 1/2 day tour
  • Half May Mdina -Or other 1/2 day tour Tours run on different days, you may need to choose other tours. Most 1/2 tours are $55 and Full Day tours $99

HOTELS USED
St. Julians, Malta
Corinthia Palace Hotel

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport fees and taxes approx $230 pp

Departure Dates & Rates

Departure Dates   Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
2011-06/07 $1499 $999 $299
2011-06/14 $1499 $999 $299
2011-06/21 $1499 $999 $299
2011-06/28 $1499 $999 $299
2011-07/05 $1499 $999 $299
2011-07/12 $1599 $999 $299
2011-07/19 $1599 $999 $299
2011-07/26 $1599 $999 $299
2011-08/02 $1599 $999 $299
2011-08/09 $1599 $999 $299
2011-08/16 $1599 $999 $299
2011-08/23 $1599 $999 $299
2011-08/30 $1599 $999 $299
2011-09/06 $1599 $999 $299
2011-09/13 $1599 $999 $299
2011-09/20 $1599 $999 $299
2011-09/27 $1599 $999 $299
2011-10/04 $1499 $999 $299
2011-10/11 $1499 $999 $299
2011-10/18 $1499 $999 $299
2011-10/25 $1299 $999 $299

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking.
The from price reflects the lowest available price, which is valid for a specific departure date or dates and
also based on availability at the time of booking. Prices do not include airline taxes and fees,
which range between $100 and $475 per person depending on the routing and airline(s) used.

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Posted by on Jun 2 2011. Filed under Blue Grotto, Europe, Flights, Malta, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, Rabat, Sliema, St Julians, Valletta, Victoria.

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7 Days Malta Tour Package from Foreign Independent Tours $1299/-

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