Our guided tour will take you to the lively streets of our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barracca Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. These gardens, built by the Knights of St.John, command breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour and the fortified Three Cities. Next we go to St John`s Co-Cathedral that brimms in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art, including the acclaimed Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this opulent Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries. We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital`s buildings of historical importance including the Grand Master`s Palace. Our final stop will be at the famed Malta Experience, a multivision show that gives a pictorial depiction of Malta`s history through the ages since the earliest settlements dating back to pre-historic times.
Step back with us through the mists of time as we take you to the fortress of Cottonera which is widely known as the three cities, these being Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, built and fortified by the Knights of Malta. Our morning starts with an informative drive through Cospicua followed by a visit to Vittoriosa where we navigate the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways shaded by many historic palaces and churches. Then we proceed to the old quay where we take a harbour cruise on a fregatina, which is a traditional Maltese boat, for a tour of the famous harbour creeks, a truly unique way to view the impressive bastions and fortifications that dominate the port. Finally we drive to Senglea where we share the breathtaking view from the beautiful vedette conveniently situated in the centre of the Grand Harbour.
Walk the streets of this medieval town today known as the ‘silent city’ whilst your guide unravels its rich history. Be shown its secretive narrow winding streets to discover its dwarfed doorways, till you reach the city’s bastions from where a stunning almost 360 degrees panoramic view of the island can be seen. The tour continues with a visit to the Dingli cliffs, known as the highest cliffs on the island. From here you can look out to the island of Filfla. Our final stop will be to the botanic gardens of San Anton, these originally being walled gardens for a palace which once served as a leisure residence for the Grand Master. A truly relaxing half day excursion in and around the old capital of Malta.
BLUE GROTTO & MARSAXLOKK
There is no better way to spend a Sunday morning with us on this fantastic excursion that starts off by taking us to one of Malta’s jewels, the Blue Grotto, with its dazzling blue sea that will definately leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the caves and grottoes where we can see the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand. This wonderful tour comes to an end after we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta. One cannot miss all the luzzus, which are the typical Maltese fishing boats, lined accross the bay in their traditional colours that compliment the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade. We will have time to browse through the numerous stalls and hunt for the many bargains that make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.
While enjoying your lovely holiday in Malta, one cannot miss this fantastic full day excursion to Gozo which is only a twenty minute ferry crossing away. As soon as we set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr we will notice that although both islands are similar in history and developement, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. We can see that Gozo boasts of more greenery than Malta with its hilly landscape and picturesque countryside, making it an island full of charm waiting to be discovered. In this excursion we visit all the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Also included is a delicious three course lunch together with a spectacular cultural experience with a visit to Ggantijja Temples (except on Monday) which are known to be the oldest freestanding temples in the world. Since Gozo is well known for its woollen goods and handmade lace, honey and cheese we will also visit the market where we will have free time for shopping and to sample all these at first hand.
Other Group excursions can be arranged
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