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Malta in One Day

Malta in One DayOne Day Fully Guided Excursion

 
Every Wednesday & Friday

DEP POZ 08:00

DEP MLA 18:30

ARR MLA 09:45

ARR POZ 20:15

Adults
€110
Children
€85

Family plan
1 child goes FREE with every 1 adult

Summer Excursion

May – September

Mdina

Mdina was the old Capital City of Malta from its foundation in the 8 th Century BC to the foundation of Valletta. This walled city with a resident population of 300, is now aptly known as “The Silent City”.

As the base of the Order’s Cavalry, Mdina played a major role in the defeat of the Ottoman in the Great Siege. The uprising against Napoleon’s French forces in 1798 started in Mdina.

By all means take a tour of Mdina, but if you want to savour the tranquillity of the city and its history, a quiet walk in the early evening will do the trick. The Domus Romana, or Roman Villa, is undoubtedly the best preserved building from the Roman period. The Cathedral dedicated to St Paul, a baroque masterpiece by Lorenzo Gafa completed in 1703, replaced the Cathedral destroyed by the earthquake that devastated Southwestern Sicily in 1693.

From the bastions you have a panoramic view of Malta with Valletta in the distance and on a fine, clear winter’s day, Sicily on the horizon.

Valletta

“A City of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen” – Valletta in a nut shell. The gentlemen were the Knights of Malta.

The foundation stone of Malta’s Capital City, a UNESCO Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2018, was laid by Grand Master Jean de Valette on 28th March 1566, six months after the Great Siege came to a victorious end, for Malta, for Europe and for the hero of the Siege, de Valette, who gave the city his name, hence Valletta. Money and assistance poured into the building of the city by a grateful Europe lead by Pope Pius V who sent his military architect, Francesco Laparelli to design and supervise the building, he was ably assisted by the Maltese architect Girolomo Cassar, who took over from Laparelli.

The Co-Cathedral of St John is a treasure trove. The view of Grand Harbour from Upper Barrakka is just stunning as is Renzo Piano’s master piece of contemporary architecture, the entrance into the City.

Malta in One Day

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Arrival Malta. Our guided tour includes a visit to Valletta – Malta’s Capital City which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean the entire city of Valletta is testimony to the grandeur of the Knights of St. John who founded and embellished it. On entering the city we are immediately impressed by the beauty of the ultra-modern Parliament Building – an architectural jewel designed by the internationally acclaimed Genoese architect, Renzo Piano.
  • Free time is then available for lunch, which is not included in the price of the excursion.  Valletta offers a wide array of eateries to choose from.
  • After lunch we enjoy a stunning view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens to fully understand the intricate fortifications around the harbour which shaped Malta’s history.
  • From Valletta we proceed to visit the fortified medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. Different styles of architecture, from Siculo-Norman Palaces to baroque buildings of great historical importance, reflecting Mdina’s chequered history, abound. A breathtaking view of a large area of Malta can be enjoyed from Mdina’s imposing bastions.
  • Depart Mdina for the port with a running commentary by the guide.
  • Depart for Pozzallo by High Speed Catamaran.
  • Adults €146.00
  • Children 4 years till under 14 years: €117.00
  • * FAMILY PLAN: 1 child goes FREE with every paying adult to pay charges and extra supplements (coach transfers, club class supplement and fuel surcharge - when applicable only).
  • Children under 4 years FREE of charge.
  • The company reserves the right to introduce a fuel surcharge from time to time without prior notice.
  • The itinerary of this excursion may be altered subject to weather conditions.
  • Virtu Ferries Conditions of Carriage apply.