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8-Day Private Tour of Malta and Gozo

No 132, Arch Bishop Street C/W 1 & 2 Fredrick Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

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8 days (approx.) - English

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Discover the Maltese islands in a 8 days 7 nights private tour. The tour is enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and several Unesco Heritage Sites.

Highlights
  • Discover the Maltese islands in a 8 days 7 nights private tour
  • Visit Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and several Unesco Heritage Sites
  • Try the traditional Maltese cuisine through different tastings and meals included
  • Explore the two Maltese capitals Valletta and Mdina
  • Visit the Blue Grotto, a deep sea cave, and the megalithic complex of Hagar Qim and Mnejidra
Description

MALTA and GOZO  PRIVATE  8 DAYS TOUR


Discover the Maltese islands in a 8 days 7 nights  private tour. The tour is enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and several Unesco Heritage Sites. During the tour you will have the chance to try the traditional Maltese cuisine,through different tastings and meals included .  You will be surprised by the rich historical heritage, monuments, megalithic temples, stories of such small island like Malta, a crossroad of civilization during the centuries. 

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ITINERARY : 


Day 1 : Malta, Arrival 

Arrival at Valletta airport/port .Private transfer to the Hotel .Check in. Dinner at your own. and Overnight.

Day 2 : Valletta and Mdina – Full Day Tour 


Breakfast in Hotel. Departure  for a full day excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel’s hall, accompanied by your private guide you will start to visit the capital city Valletta, during the tour you will visit the St. John’s Cathedral  within the masterpieces of Caravaggio, stop at the Barraca Gardens enjoying scenic views of Valletta harbour, the visit going on to the Grand Master’s palace (from outside) which houses the Maltese Parliament. We will Stop then  at a local cafe’ in downtown where you will try the traditional maltese pastries, Pastizzi and Qassata . Free time for lunch and shopping. Transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming walled city of Mdina the ancient capitals of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include the stop at the St.Paul’s Church ( entrance not included) and time for strolling in the narrow streets and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina’s Belvedere. Transfer and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 : Tree Cities, Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto,Megalithic Temples, Dingli Cliffs – Full Day Tour 


Breakfast. Meeting with your private guide at the Hotel’s lobby. Starting of a panoramic Tour that will first take you to the beautiful Cotonera Area,including the ancient cities of Senglea,Vittoriosa and Cospicua, the tour proceed to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as luzzus and are brightly painted in red, blue and yellow adding vibrancy to this peaceful bay.There will be free time here to take a leisurely stroll or to browse the local market stalls. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Your tour then continues to the western coast of Malta to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq. From here you will board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto, a deep sea cave where the waters are renowned for being so pure and beautiful.The Blue Grotto area is steep and precipitous, but in places there are gaps in the cliffs that slope down to sea level.One of these gaps (small fjord) is Wied iz-Zurrieq, this narrow arm of the sea is an anchorage for boats in calm weather..Many of the fishermen today also use their boats to take visitors to see the Deep sea cave.(The boat fee is therefore paid locally)A short distance from the Blue Grotto, stop at the megalithic complex of Hagar Qim and Mnejidra, the most famous Mgealit temples. The tour then takes us on a scenic journey heading to the Dingli Cliffs passing by the maltese countryside.Your tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the Hotel through the beautiful coastal road.Time at leisure.Dinner ( not included) Overnight.

Day 4 : Gozo Island Private Tour 


Pick up at the Hotel’s hall,( 8:30 – 9:00 AM ) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by your private driver and local guide, you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry crossing. From the ship you will go along the small island of Comino, before reaching the Gozitan port of Mgarr. In Gozo, we start a 8 hours tour including the Gozo’s main attraction, namely Ta’ Pinu, Dwejra and Xlendi Bay , the suggestive Megalithic Temples of Ggigantija and the capital city Victoria showing the Citadelle, the local market, and St. Georges Square.You will have free time for lunch at the scenic Xlendi Bay and shopping at the Victoria’s traditional market .   The overnight stay today is on Malta’s sister island.    Overnight in Gozo

Day 5 : Gozo at leisure 


Breakfast. Free time to explore the Island of Gozo at your own. Among the many activities you can do in Gozo, we list walks in the countryside and along the cliffs, rent a bike, shopping in the traditional  artisan village, sunbathe and swimming .. or simply relaxing in the hotel pool. and enjoy the delicacies of the local cuisine. Guests will be informed in advance about the possible activities they can do on this day in Gozo in freedom. Dinner ( not included) Overnight

Day 6 : Gozo, Farmhouse lunch, Malta 


Breakfast at hotel. Free morning for a last dip in the crystal clear waters of Gozo. Around noon our driver will pick you up and you will return to Malta. After 20 minutes by ferry between Gozo and Malta, stop in a typical Maltese tavern located inside a farmhouse where you can try the specialties of local cuisine and organic products. You will have the opportunity to try all the most famous local cuisine in an authentic and suggestive environment. At the end of the traditional lunch, return to the hotel. Time at leisure and Overnight.

Day 7 : Mosta, Rabat, San Anton’s Gardens, Ta Qali Glassblowers

Breakfast. Transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming city of Rabat The tour will include the visit of the St.Paul’s Church and the St. Paul’s Catacombs followed by the tour of Casa Bernard, a wonderful example of Maltese Noble Palace of the XVII century located in the city centre of Rabat . Lunch at your own in Rabat. The trip continues to the nearby city of Mosta where we will visit the Rotunda Church or Mosta Dome built on the example of Pantheon in Rome. You will then visit the town of Ta’Qali, located nearby was once a British WWII outpost, but has been converted to a village for local handicrafts. You will be able to watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling original silver filigree jewellery, carving the local limestone and many more. On the way back to the Hotel we will stop to visit the The San Anton Gardens located in Attard is one of the most beautiful gardens in Malta with a large variety of beautiful flowers and plants. This garden has been open to the public since 1882 and it was built by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence, San Anton Palace, which today is the residence of the Maltese President..

Day 8 : Departure


Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport/Seaport . Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Malta.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED  : 

  • 7 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at 4* Hotel 

  • 4 Full Day Guided Tours with local guide 

  • Daily Breakfast 

  • 1 Traditional Lunch

  • 1 Seafood Lunch 

  • Street Food and Pastries tasting 

  • Private transfer on arrival and departure 

  • Private transportation during the whole tour

  • English speaking driver throughout the tour 

  • Gozo Ferry Ticket

  • St. John’s Cathedral entrance ticket 

  • Rotunda Mosta Church entrance ticket

  • St Paul’s Catacombs entrance ticket

  • Local Assistance

Notes: 

Minimum number of participants: 1

The accommodation is provided in centrally located  4* Hotel. 

Individual / Small group tour / Semi-Escorted Tour 

Starting Location
No 132, Arch Bishop Street C/W 1 & 2 Fredrick Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta.
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