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Escorted Tours

Malta and Gozo including
Historic Malta

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Malta
  • Gozo
  • Malta
  • UK
3 NIGHTS from £189pp

Tour Highlights

  • The medieval 'silent' city of Mdina.
  • and more...
Extension from £189pp
Tour + Extension from £834pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Historic Malta

Extend your stay in historic Malta with this 3 night add on in either Sliema or Valletta. Explore more of Malta's fascinating history, go shopping in Sliema's many boutiques or simply relax, the choice is yours.

Day 1: UK to Malta

Fly to Malta from your chosen UK departure airport. You will be met on arrival and taken to the 4* Preluna Hotel on Sliema's seafront.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Valletta

Enjoy a half day walking tour of Malta's fascinating capital Valletta. Visiting in 1830 a young Benjamin Disraeli declared Valletta 'a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen.' From the Barakka Gardens with its sweeping views of the Grand Harbour to St John's Co-Cathedral blessed with an incredibly ornate interior and the grandiose Grand Master's Palace displaying antique weaponry and suits of armour, this morning is a great introduction to the treasures that await you on this tour.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Blue Grotto, Mosta Dome & Mdina

Your full day tour today starts with a visit to the Blue Grotto - an area of sea caverns on Malta's south coast with stunning views of the rugged coastline. Then visit Mosta to see its famous church with the third largest unsupported dome in Europe. Next move on to the 'silent' city of Mdina, whose quiet narrow streets, grand buildings and palaces are protected by impressive ramparts with majestic views of the surroundings.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cottonera & Hagar Qim

On today's half-day excursion you'll visit Cottonera, the collective description of the fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea which are enclosed by a massive line of fortifications built by the Knights of St John. Then visit Hagar Qim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than Stonehenge and home to Megalithic Temples. Today's tour also takes you through the picturesque fishing village at Marsaxlokk.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Malta to Gozo

Depart in the morning for a short twenty minute ferry crossing to Malta's sister island Gozo. On arrival you'll check into the 4-star Cornucopia Hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Gozo - Victoria, Dwejra and Xlendi

Your full day of exploration starts with a tour around Gozo's capital Victoria. Winding streets, bustling squares, ornate baroque churches and the Citadel characterise this charming city of just seven thousand inhabitants. From here it's on to see the Azure Window and 'Inland Sea' at Dwejra before taking a look around the church at Ta'Pinu - a national shrine where various miracles are said to have happened since 1883. Your last stop is at Xlendi, a delightful little seaside village hedged in by rugged cliff faces on either side.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Gozo - Ggantija Temples & Marsalforn

Said to be the world's second oldest manmade religious structures, the Ggantija Temples dates back to between 3600-2500 BC. Set magnificently against a backdrop of the Maltese Islands, legend has it that a giantess built these temples single-handedly. Later on in the morning your guide will take you for a scenic stroll along the three hundred and fifty year old Salt Pans and then it's on to the fishing village of Marsalforn, where you'll have free time to explore.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Gozo to Malta

Travel back to Malta arriving with plenty of time for some retail therapy in the many international shops and boutiques of Sliema. Alternatively spend the afternoon strolling along the seafront and stopping at one of the many cafes that can be found close by.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Malta to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Historic Malta - Extension Starts

Day 10: Gozo to Malta

Travel from Gozo and spend three days touring the beautiful island of Malta at your leisure.

    Day 11 - 12: Malta

    Spend two days visiting this dynamic islands architectual wonders, from the Manoel Theatre in Valletta or see the Knights of St. John defended Christendom.

      Day 13: Malta to the UK

      Today you will leave Malta and head back to the UK.

        Your Meals
        • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
        • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

        Included in the Price

        • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
        • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
        • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
        • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
        • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

        Important Information

        Visas

        A visa is not required for your entry into Malta and Gozo. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

        Insurance

        You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

        ##Table##

        Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
        Up to 17 days cover£25£45£65
        ##Table## For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. If you have an existing policy with another company, please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

        Payment

        If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

        Flight Information

        Your flight is to Malta Airport with Air Malta (KM), departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 4. IMPORTANT: Flight times/numbers are for guidance only & are subject to change. Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage. Hand luggage: One piece not exceeding 5Kg and with maximum total dimensions not exceeding 113cm (50 cm x 45cm x 18cm). Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in.

        Health and Vaccinations

        It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

        Physical Accessibility

        This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

        Group Size

        The maximum capacity on the boat is 35 passengers. If in the unlikely event there are not enough people booked on your tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

        Tour Guide

        The main tour is a fully escorted with local guides throughout ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Historic Malta extension but there is no guide so your time will be free.

        Currency Information

        The currency in Malta and Gozo is the Euro. You can exchange your currency before you travel, or whilst you are in Malta and Gozo. Cash machine will be available throughout your tour for you to withdraw money in the local currency.

        Personal Expenses

        You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any lunches where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100-£200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

        Tour Dates & Prices

        Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
        Phoenicia Hotel
        16 Mar 201727 Mar 2017£329pp£745pp£1074ppBook
        20 Apr 201701 May 2017£319pp£795pp£1114ppBook
        18 May 201729 May 2017£369pp£895pp£1264ppBook
        15 Jun 201726 Jun 2017£369pp£895pp£1264ppBook
        13 Jul 201724 Jul 2017£359pp£895pp£1254ppBook
        07 Sep 201718 Sep 2017£369pp£945pp£1314ppBook
        19 Oct 201730 Oct 2017£359pp£845pp£1204ppBook
        07 Dec 201718 Dec 2017£239pp£645pp£884ppBook
        Fortina Hotel
        16 Mar 201727 Mar 2017£199pp£745pp£944ppBook
        20 Apr 201701 May 2017£199pp£795pp£994ppBook
        18 May 201729 May 2017£239pp£895pp£1134ppBook
        15 Jun 201726 Jun 2017£259pp£895pp£1154ppBook
        13 Jul 201724 Jul 2017£259pp£895pp£1154ppBook
        07 Sep 201718 Sep 2017£279pp£945pp£1224ppBook
        19 Oct 201730 Oct 2017£259pp£845pp£1104ppBook
        07 Dec 201718 Dec 2017£189pp£645pp£834ppBook

        Travelling alone?

        Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room.

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        Fact File

        • Currency: Euro
        • Average Flying time: 3 hours
        • Minimum temperature: 14°C
        • Maximum temperature: 29°C
        • Spoken Language(s): Maltese, English

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        Hotels and Accommodation

        Fortina Hotel

        Fortina Hotel

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Phoenicia Hotel

        Phoenicia Hotel

        Cornucopia Hotel

        Cornucopia Hotel

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