• Valletta, Mdina & the Wonders of Malta
8-day Holiday
DepartingNovember 2016 - December 2017

* Price shown: 05 Dec 2017 from London Stansted - STN



Join our Tour Manager for a winter-warming holiday packed full of escorted tours that lift the lid on this wonderful island destination and its smaller, greener sister-island, Gozo. Bustling modern resorts, hidden coves, a rugged hinterland, a dramatic citadel capital, and above all the warmest of welcomes for British visitors - Malta has it all!

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A week of rest, relaxation, exploration and Maltese hospitality
  • Getting to know Malta's historic capital, Valletta
  • Spend a day on Gozo, Malta's fascinating sister island
  • Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant
  • Explore the island's interior, including historic Mosta and the 'Silent City' of Mdina
  • Valletta's 'three cities' - home to the Knights of St John
  • Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Return scheduled flights to Malta
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Set on the quieter side of St Paul's Bay, but with easy access to lively and colourful Bugibba, Qawra offers plenty of interest, with sea-front bars and cafes as well as a sandy beach fringing the bay. Stroll along the promenade to Qawra Point, or perhaps enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine.


Day One

Fly to Malta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in the delightful Qawra area of St Paul's Bay. Relax, and perhaps enjoy a stroll along the seafront promenade to take in the views across to St Paul's Island, before dinner.

Day Two

Spend today relaxing in your hotel or exploring your surroundings at your leisure.

Day Three

Join your Tour Manager for an included exploration of Valletta, the island's fascinating capital. After a visit to the Malta Experience, an award-winning audio-visual presentation that places the city and the island in their historical context, you'll see the major sights, including the Auberge de Castille, magnificent former home to the Knights of St John and now the Prime Minister's office, and the Upper Barracca Gardens.

Day Four

Today's included excursion will see you board the ferry for a crossing to the quaint port of Mgarr, gateway to Gozo - Malta's smaller, greener sister isle.

Visit Victoria - the island's fortified capital - and the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja. We'll also stop at Calypso's Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay, and the delightful coastal resort of Xlendi, before returning to Malta past the tiny islet of Comino.

Day Five

Spend your day resting and relaxing, and in the evening, join your fellow guests for an evening of traditional Maltese hospitality in the historic town of Mosta. Enjoy a meal of Maltese cuisine served by waiters dressed in authentic period costume, as well as a display of traditional Maltese music and dancing.

Day Six

On today's included tour you'll travel inland to Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital with its spectacular rampart views and its narrow stone-built streets in the beautiful 'silent city'.

The tour also includes the Grotto at Rabat, where Bellini's 'St Paul' depicts the apostle's shipwreck on the island, and the famous domed church at Mosta, which survived a direct hit during the WW2 bombardment of the island.

Day Seven

Our final included excursion explores the area across from Valletta's Grand Harbour, where three medieval 'cities' reflect the island's rich history. See one of the earliest Maltese Crosses in Vittoriosa, one of the Mediterranean's oldest dockyards at Cospicua, and Senglea with its waterside houses and steps down to the sea.

You'll also pay a visit to the colourful fishing village of Marsxlokk, with its busy market, and Tarxien, where ancient temples contain carved symbols not dissimilar to Celtic engravings.

Day Eight

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Further Information 

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Hotel Information                                                                                                                                                                        

The Santana Hotel 3 Star



This excellent hotel is centrally located a short stroll from the resort's promenade and beach. There is a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and the casino and the bus station that connects Qawra to the rest of the island are very close by.

Facilities & Amenities

The Santana has a roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace (weather permitting), an indoor heated pool and 24-hour coffee shop and restaurant. There is also a bar and lounge area, a reception, two lifts and a pub. The hotel's leisure centre offers a fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi and various health and beauty treatments.


All of the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and air-conditioned, and offer private facilities, balconies and satellite TV

San Antonio Hotel and Spa 4 Star



This sparkling, modern hotel is a perfect place in which to rest and relax.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a garden, a terrace and a beautiful, fully equipped Moroccan-style spa and gym (treatments payable locally). Two restaurants, a snack bar and an evening entertainment programme complete your relaxed stay.


The guest rooms are spacious and well-furnished, and each has a balcony, free Wi-Fi and TV.

Prices & Departure Dates 
Departure AirportDatePrice
Birmingham21 Nov 2016 £599.00 MHF
27 Feb 2017 £609.00 
13 Mar 2017 £619.00 
03 Apr 2017 £659.00 
17 Apr 2017 £659.00 
06 Nov 2017 £629.00 
20 Nov 2017 £619.00 
04 Dec 2017 £599.00 
East Midlands07 Nov 2016 £659.00 FPV
21 Nov 2016 £649.00 
27 Feb 2017 £659.00 
13 Mar 2017 £669.00 
27 Mar 2017 £709.00 
03 Apr 2017 £709.00 
17 Apr 2017 £709.00 
06 Nov 2017 £679.00 
20 Nov 2017 £669.00 
04 Dec 2017 £649.00 
Liverpool14 Nov 2016 £609.00 MVQ
21 Nov 2016 £599.00 
27 Feb 2017 £639.00 
13 Mar 2017 £649.00 
27 Mar 2017 £689.00 
17 Apr 2017 £689.00 
24 Apr 2017 £689.00 
13 Nov 2017 £629.00 
20 Nov 2017 £619.00 
27 Nov 2017 £619.00 
04 Dec 2017 £599.00 
London Gatwick14 Nov 2016 £599.00 MHV
03 Apr 2017 £649.00 
24 Apr 2017 £649.00 
06 Nov 2017 £619.00 
13 Nov 2017 £619.00 
27 Nov 2017 £609.00 
04 Dec 2017 £589.00 

London Heathrow14 Nov 2016 £629.00 VMO
27 Mar 2017 £699.00 
24 Apr 2017 £699.00 
13 Nov 2017 £649.00 
27 Nov 2017 £639.00 
London Luton14 Nov 2016 £609.00 MBO
13 Mar 2017 £619.00 
27 Mar 2017 £659.00 
24 Apr 2017 £659.00 
13 Nov 2017 £629.00 
27 Nov 2017 £619.00 
04 Dec 2017 £599.00 
London Stansted28 Feb 2017 £599.00 FPU
14 Mar 2017 £609.00 
28 Mar 2017 £649.00 
18 Apr 2017 £649.00 
07 Nov 2017 £619.00 
21 Nov 2017 £609.00 
05 Dec 2017 £589.00 
Manchester07 Nov 2016 £659.00 MHJ
14 Nov 2016 £629.00 
21 Nov 2016 £619.00 
27 Feb 2017 £649.00 
03 Apr 2017 £699.00 
17 Apr 2017 £699.00 
24 Apr 2017 £699.00 
06 Nov 2017 £649.00 
13 Nov 2017 £649.00 
20 Nov 2017 £639.00 
27 Nov 2017 £639.00 
Newcastle08 Nov 2016 £729.00 MVR
22 Nov 2016 £629.00 
28 Feb 2017 £639.00 
14 Mar 2017 £659.00 
28 Mar 2017 £699.00 
18 Apr 2017 £699.00 
07 Nov 2017 £659.00 
21 Nov 2017 £649.00 
05 Dec 2017 £629.00 
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