Malta is one of the most beautiful places to spend a summer, with its fantastic Mediterranean weather complemented perfectly by the sheer amount of cultural and historic activities you can do.
For this reason, it is popular among travellers young and old, as well as families looking for somewhere hot and unique to relax for a couple of weeks.
By joining Riviera Travel’s Undiscovered Malta tour, you could gain an insight into the island’s most iconic landmarks, but also benefit from being shown around the gems off the beaten track.
Our experienced tour managers know all there is to know about the selected destinations they take groups to, so you can be sure you are in safe hands.
If you feel ready to embark on a Maltese adventure, then dive straight into an eight-day planned trip with us – from just £799 per person, you’ll have plenty of cash left over to spend on your holidays and pick up some great souvenirs to share with your loved ones back home.
So what parts of Malta can you expect to see during your tour? Read on to find out.
As the capital of Malta and one of the most historically-rich cities on the island, it’s only natural that you’ll be visiting Valletta during your break. Very much a place for people to live and work in, you’ll really get a sense of what it is like to live in Malta walking around the city.
A guided tour will take you to some of Valletta’s most important sights, including St John’s Cathedral, the interior of which truly is a wonder to behold. The building is a testament to baroque decorative art, as are so many other monuments around the capital, and boasts a stunning marble floor.
Afternoons are usually yours to plan, and in this particular part of Malta you can choose between wandering down the narrow streets and taking in the quaint wooden balconies or visiting one of many brilliant museums, such as the Grand Master’s Palace or National War Museum.
One of the most striking things about Mdina is that you can really feel how unspoilt it is. Indeed, little about the place has changed for centuries and this is precisely what makes it such a joy to explore.
Dubbed ‘the silent city’, Mdina is a fascinating part of Malta and has many ties to ancient cultures and religions, meaning it is full of exciting treasures and monuments. These include St Paul’s Catacombs at Rabat, a collection of more than 1,000 burial chambers dating as far back as the 4th century.
As part of your escorted tour, you’ll also explore the church of Mosta, which boasts the third-largest dome in the world and is breathtaking to look at.
Mdina was once the capital of Malta, and after spending a day in the city, it’ll be clear why through its stunning architecture and impressive palaces.
The ideal break has the perfect balance of visiting fast-paced, vibrant areas and sleepy towns that are great for relaxing in. When it comes to the latter, Gozo fits the bill.
This island is neighbours with Malta and has everything someone looking for a serene afternoon could need. With its medieval charm, rolling countryside, deep blue ocean and winding alleyways, you won’t get bored on Gozo, so it’s just as well we’re spending a whole day here!
You and the rest of the group will love wandering around its capital, Victoria, and taking a look at the prehistoric temple, Ggantija. The site has even older than Stonehenge, which is really saying something.
Elsewhere around Malta
Other areas you will be shown around include Tarxien, where there are some magnificent Neolithic temples from between 3,000 and 1,800 BC, and Vittoriosa, where you will have a walking tour. The waterside village of Marsaxlokk is also on the list of places to stop off at.
On your free day, which you will take after visiting Mdina, Malta is your oyster and you can make it as action-packed or chilled out as you so wish. Why not have a chat with the tour manager and see what they recommend? The brilliant thing about having them on-hand at all times is the niche knowledge they possess and handy hints.
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