Athens and the Islands Short Break
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Travel with us on this short break to discover the unique charm of Malta. This tiny island boasts a colourful history and influences from its Mediterranean neighbours have resulted in a magical blend of culture, cuisine, language and landscape. We’ll spend 4 nights in this Mediterranean gem and enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour, taking in the main highlights like the Tarxien Temples, Ghar Dalam and the small picturesque traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. We’ll also enjoy an excursion to Valletta’s two natural harbours of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, which have played a vital role in Malta’s history. This holiday also includes free time to explore at your own pace or just soak up the beautiful island sun.
On arrival in Malta, we meet with our local guide before transferring to our hotel in St Paul’s Bay.
We begin our Malta adventure with a full day guided tour that showcases some of Malta’s important treasures and scenic highlights. We visit Tarxien Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with four impressive megalithic structures. We continue our tour with a drive through local vineyards to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk. We explore this unspoilt seaside community with its colourful Luzzus. These traditional Maltese fishing boats, with the mythical eye painted on their prows, add to the appeal of the charming setting. Enjoy a stroll around the local market on the waterfront while taking in the Mediterranean views.
Lunch at a local restaurant is included today.
In the afternoon, we uncover more as we make a stop at Wied iz-Zurrieq, home to the site of the Blue Grotto, renowned for its crystal-clear waters.
Depending on local conditions, a visit to the Blue Grotto by small boat may be offered as an optional extra during this excursion. Details and price will be advised locally.
After some free time, we continue to Ghar – Dalam cave where we can see the earliest evidence of human presence in Malta, before returning to our hotel.
The rest of the evening is at leisure, to explore our surroundings and soak up the local atmosphere.
Today we set off on a boat trip and marvel at the beauty of Valletta's two natural harbours: Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, which have played a vital role in Malta's history. Seen from the sea, Valletta appears in all its grandeur, providing superb photo opportunities.
After the cruise, we will have time to stroll along Sliema’s main shopping area and savour a coffee or a cool drink in one of the many cafés.
We return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
We have a full free day to discover more of Malta’s attractions at our own pace. Our local representative will be pleased to offer recommendations for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment options.
Time to bid farewell to Malta. Transfer from our hotel to the airport for our flight home, with guide assistance.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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