Project Description

Overview

MALTA

THE MALTESE ISLANDS

“THE JEWEL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN”

October 19th – 30th, 2022

12 – DAY TOUR

This Distinctive Journey has a maximum of 16 registrants. This small group size allows truly signature experiences & unique locations.

Let us take you on a journey to the land that has been sought after, conquered, and celebrated as the jewel of the Mediterranean for over 5000 years. Malta, and its’ islands, have an illustrious past stretching back to the Temple Builders, Phoenicians, Arabs, Knights of Malta, French and finally British rule leading to its modern-day independence. It is a little-known fact that the oldest free-standing structures in the world are found in Malta, one thousand years older than the pyramids of Egypt. Adding to its significant history marked by palaces, fortifications, cathedrals, and other landmarks, exist a plethora of quaint villages with their narrow meandering streets, beaches, countryside walks and a culture that is sure to warm you.

Located virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean a mere 93 kilometers south of Sicily and 288 kilometers north of Africa, the Maltese archipelago consists of three islands.  Malta, Gozo and Comino.  Malta is the largest of the three islands and is the cultural and commercial centre.  You will be staying in Valletta while in Malta, the capital city.  This landmark city was built by the Knights of Malta.  Gozo, the second largest island, is more rural, characterized by tourism, fishing, and agriculture.  The third and smallest island is Comino which is largely uninhabited.

This program is all about, seeing, touching, tasting, experiencing, and doing! It is arguably the very finest Malta experience for small groups wishing to become immersed in all things Maltese.

This Distinctive Journey has a maximum of 16 registrants. This small group size allows truly signature experiences & unique locations.

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Day 1 Oct 19, 2022 – Home – Valletta, Malta

Departure with our international flights to Malta

Day 2 Oct 20, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Welcome to Malta!  Upon arrival we will be transferred to our host hotel.  The lovely and charming La Falconeria hotel is our home base for the next six nights.  Located in the heart of Valletta, you are steps away from everything.  This afternoon is opportunity to get settled in, rest and explore the surrounding area before group dinner this evening. Overnight, La Falconeria (D)

Day 3 Oct 21, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Today is for exploring and experiencing Valletta.  A wealth of history and charm exists in walls and experiences in Valletta.  Our tours and experiences today will include Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co Cathedral, Grand Master’s Palace and Armory, The Malta Experience, the Hospital of the Knights.  Overnight, La Falconeria (B, L, D)

Day 4 Oct 22, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Today is yours to explore the area and re-visit interests learned yesterday. Overnight, La Falconeria (B)

Day 5 Oct 23, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Entry to Hagar Qim and Mnjdra Temples, with time and lunch in Marsaxlokk, Malta’s fishing village, today are highlights of our day 5 itinerary. Overnight, La Falconeria (B, L)

Day 6 Oct 24, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Another awe-inspiring day awaits you! Our touring starts this morning exploring the areas surrounding Valletta.  A visit to Mosta, the Mosta Dome, and a local band club with a history on the band club culture of Malta.  Palazzo Parisio will be a highlight today followed by high tea in the garden. Overnight, La Falconeria   (B, HT)

Day 7 Oct 25, 2022 – Valletta, Malta

Mdina Glass, crafts village, Dingli, St. Paul’s Catacombs, St. Paul’s Grotto and Mdina, all extreme highlights of our touring on day seven.  Overnight, La Falconeria (B, L)

Day 8 Oct 26, 2022 – Valletta – Gozo, Malta

Departing Valletta, we make our way North where we experience local culinary, specifically Pastizzi making before arriving at the Ferry that takes us to Gozo. Gozo is known to be the agricultural island. We will arrive late this afternoon at our hotel, just minutes outside of Victoria.  The stunning Cesca’s Boutique Hotel is our home away from home for the next three nights.  Look forward to a special dinner this evening in Xlendi. Overnight, Cesca’s(B, D)

Day 9 Oct 27, 2022 –Gozo, Malta

An exciting day awaits in Gozo.  We will tour and experience this island with a local goat farmer visit, cheese making, the Salt Pans, and local winery.  There will be a few extra surprises along the way! Overnight, Cesca’s(B, L)

Day 10 Oct 28, 2022 –Gozo – Valletta, Malta

Today will be an adventure with local chef.  We have experienced nine glorious days of Maltese cuisine, today we are going to learn how it all comes together, starting with the market!  Late this afternoon, we head back to the ferry and return to Malta. Overnight, La Falconeria (B, L)

Day 11 Oct 29, 2022 –Valletta, Malta

One last precious day in Valletta to return to places that peaked your interests, do a little souvenir shopping and delight in the buzz that Valletta has.  A very special farewell dinner awaits you this evening. Overnight, La Falconeria (B, D)

Day 12 Oct 30, 2022 –Valletta, Malta – Home

Last goodbyes to Malta this morning as we make our way back to the airport for our flights home to Canada. (B)

Highlight Inclusions & Destinations

St.John’s Co-Cathedral ♦ Malta Experience ♦ The Knights Hospital Tour  ♦ Grand Master’s Palace & Armoury  ♦  Hagar Qim  ♦ Mnajdra Temples  ♦ Blue Grotto  ♦ Marsaxlokk  ♦ The Three Cities  ♦ Band Club  ♦ Mosta Dome Church  ♦ Palazzo Parisio  ♦ Ta’Qali Craft Village; Mdina Glass  ♦ Dingli Cliffs  ♦ St. Paul’s Catacombs  ♦ St. Paul’s Grotto  ♦ Mdina  ♦  Gozo Channel Ferry  ♦  Xwejni Salt Pans  ♦ Local Cheese Farm  ♦  Local Winery & Tasting  ♦ Day with Local Chef  ♦

Inclusions

  • All Transportation throughout
  • Services of Experienced Local Maltese Guides
  • 10 Nights’ Accommodation in Superior First-Class Boutique Hotel Properties (All rooms have an ensuite)
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches & 1 High Tea
  • All Sight-Seeing and Attractions per the Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling at Accommodations
  • All Transfers
  • All Taxes
  • Jolly Tour Director

**Return air not yet included. Package with full air will be available at Jolly Tours office November 2021.**

Cost Per Person, Based on Room Occupancy
Double $ 6,699
Single $ 8,199

(HST Included $24.51 Per Registrant)

Deposit $ 1, 000 pp upon registration

Out of Country Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance as well as Medical Out of Country is Strongly Recommended