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  • UK
  • Malta
  • Gozo
  • Malta
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £319pp

Tour Highlights
  • Spend an extra 3 nights in Malta
  • The palaces, cathedral and gardens of Valletta, Europe's Capital of Culture for 2018
  • The 'silent' city of Mdina, the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period
  • The Three Fortified Cities of Cottonera
  • Explore the sea caverns of the Blue Grotto
  • The Megalithic Temples of Hagar Qim, a UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Tours of Gozo's capital, Victoria, and the ancient temples of Ggantija
  • The tranquil seaside village of Xlendi

Extension from £319pp

Tour + Extension from £1298pp

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Malta Extension

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

Tour Itinerary

UK to Malta

Fly to Malta from your chosen UK departure airport. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel on Qawra's seafront.

  • Dinner

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." Visit the Barakka Gardens with its sweeping views of the Grand Harbour, 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.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Blue Grotto, Mosta Dome and 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
Cottonera and Hagar Qim

On today's half-day excursion you'll visit Cottonera, the collective description for 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
Malta to Gozo

Depart in the morning for a short twenty-minute ferry crossing to Malta's sister island Gozo and check into your hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
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, travel to see the '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, Lunch & Breakfast
Gozo - Ggantija Temples and Marsalforn

Said to be the world's second oldest man-made religious structures, the Ggantija Temples date 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 mor

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Enjoy an extended stay in Malta visiting this dynamic islands architectural and cultural wonders, from the Manoel Theatre in Valletta or see the Knights of St. John defended Christendom.


This day is yours to spend at leisure.


This day is yours to spend at leisure.

Malta to the UK

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

Important Information


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.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. 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.


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 and 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;,,, 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

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main 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
14 May 202024 May 2020£569£999£1568Please call to book
0800 781 4893
Preluna Hotel and Spa
14 May 202024 May 2020£329£999£1328Please call to book
0800 781 4893
Qawra Palace Hotel
14 May 202024 May 2020£319£979£1298Please call to book
0800 781 4893

Included in the Price

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

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
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.

What to expect

Fact File


Average Flying time

3 hours

Min/Max temperature

14 °C / 29 °C

Spoken languages

Maltese, English

When to go

Weather can vary throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.


What to pack
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent and hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
Customer Rating:
J Kendall
7th Jun 2019

No comments

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Peter George
30th Oct 2018

Food was very good.
Staff excellent in both hotels on Malta and Gozo.
Gozo hotel Cornucopia was excellent.

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Maria Gutierrez
11th Aug 2016

Our guide on this tour has been excellent and very helpful and informative. We Couldn't have asked for more.

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Nicola Ward
18th Oct 2015

Preluna Hotel was dated but fine in all repects. Staff very friendly and hotel and rooms very clean. We particularly enjoyed the roof top bar, lovely views and the evening entertainment which was of a very high standard. The chefs worked hard to keep the food coming and bringing out hot food on a regular basis. The food was excellent with lots of choice. The service was friendly and prompt. Everyone was so friendly and kind. We enjoyed the bar and 'happy hour' for a relaxing drink before our evening meal. Hotel is well placed for getting around. We used the ferry over to Valetta a lot.

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