Welcome to Malta


The Deep Blue Sea

Malta's landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide gin-clear water and red-gold beaches. The islands' many marinas jostle with boats, and you can take to the water in sky-blue traditional craft, stately yachts or speedboats. Snorkellers and divers have much to explore underwater as well, a world of caves, crags and wrecks. Above the water, walking tracks negotiate view-filled pathways linking isolated coves and surprising historical structures. Even for the short-term visitor to Malta, a simple ferry journey across Grand Harbour in Valletta is a magical experience.

A Mediterrean Cocktail

Malta is staunchly Roman Catholic but is also home to a beguiling mix of cultures that has stewed together over generations. Traditional Maltese food mixes Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours, while making use of local ingredients such as rabbit and honey. The Maltese people are warm and welcoming: if you ask for directions, it's likely a local will walk with you to help you find the way. Plenty of 21st-century sophistication can be found, but there are also pockets where you feel you’ve gone back in time, especially on Gozo, where mammoth churches tower over quiet villages.

Historic & Contemporary

Malta's geographical location in the centre of the Mediterranean made it an alluring and much-fought-over prize, and the islands are full of majestic above- and below-ground defences. The capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of St John, is a harmonious grid, Mdina and Victoria are fortress-like hilltop towns, and watchtowers dot the coast. Even Malta’s fishing boats resonate with the past, their prows painted with eyes, just like the boats of their Phoenician predecessors. Following Valletta's stint as a European Capital of Culture in 2018, the country's capital is also a re-energised centre of contemporary design and architecture.

Mysterious Ancients

Malta and Gozo’s astounding prehistoric sites were constructed by sophisticated-seeming temple builders, who also left miniature figurines and mammoth sculptures of ‘fat ladies’, which have survived millennia and are housed in Malta's fascinating museums. Out in the open, gigantic temples and towers from many different eras stand proud, continuing their endless watch over the sea. The most extraordinary site of all lies underground: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a 5000-year-old necropolis carved from the living rock. Elsewhere throughout the islands, smaller prehistoric sites are more subtle in their impact across the centuries, but still provide profound insight into the civilisation's legacy.


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$86.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Gozo Island Full-Day Quad Bike Tour with Pickup from Malta

Start tour full-day quad tour with pickup from your hotel on Malta or the neighboring island of Gozo. After a transfer to the starting point and a safety briefing, snap on your helmet and hop aboard your own quad bike, which you can drive yourself or ride as a passenger. Your guide leads your group over rugged trails to Gozo's hidden charms, with plenty of photo ops along the way. Highlights include Qala Belvedere, the Simar Valley, Ramla Valley, Calypso Cave, Victoria, Marsalforn, and The Salt Pans. Ride through the Ghasri Valley to Dwejra Bay visiting the Inland Sea and Fungus Rock, the Quarries, Ta' Pinu Sanctuary, Kercem Heights, Xlendi Bay, and more. Your guide makes several stops so you have a break from driving, along with the opportunity for food tasting and shopping. The tour also includes a 3-course lunch of soup or pasta, fish, chicken or pork, accompanied by a soft drink, juice, water, tea or coffee with dessert. Afterwards, if you are residing in Malta, you will be able to enjoy a 20-minute powerboat ride to visit caves at the sister island of Comino on your way back to Malta (weather permitting).  For residents in Gozo, transport will be provided back to your accommodation by means of a jeep. From 1st January 2019, in order for our clients to avoid queues and waiting, we are introducing a 2 way private boat transfer each way from Malta to Gozo and return. (weather permitting)

$68.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Malta 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Anton GardensGardens of King's Landing, Tower of the Hand, The Stables, Maegor's HoldfastDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mdina Old CityKing's LandingDuration: 1 hourPass By: Valletta WaterfrontViews of Entrance to the Red Keep & Fortifications used for DungeonsStop At: Migra l-FerhaThe Red WasteDuration: 1 hourStop At: Popeye VillageCourtesy Photo Stop overlooking the village (we do not enter)Duration: 15 minutesStop At: San Duminku u l-Vergni MbierkaThe Red KeepDuration: 25 minutesPass By: Il-Majjistral Nature and History ParkCountry drive

$69.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Gozo Day Trip from Malta Including Ggantija Temples

Start the day with a pickup from your hotel in Malta (selected hotels only), then travel with your guide in an air-conditioned coach to the port. Step aboard a ferry for your trip to the neighboring island of Gozo, a verdant and unspoiled island that is often referred to as Malta’s little sister.Upon arrival in Gozo, journey south to Xagħra by coach. Hop off to see the UNESCO-listed Ġgantija Temples. Dating back to between 3600 BC and 3200 BC, these two megalithic monuments are among the oldest in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.Take a look around the site and learn about the history of the temples, which many researchers believe were dedicated to the Great Earth Mother, a goddess of fertility. Marvel at the size of the giant limestone blocks, which would have been hoisted into places without the use of machinery. Next, follow your guide to Xlendi Bay, a scenic inlet surrounded by cliffs. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the crystal water’s edge, then continue on to Victoria, Gozo’s laid-back capital.In between sightseeing, stop at a local restaurant for lunch and munch on light Mediterranean fare accompanied by a glass of wine. In Victoria, enter the historical citadel that sits imposingly on a hilltop and is enclosed with sturdy stone walls. Catch your return ferry to the main island in late afternoon. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the hotel.

$71.58 Outdoor Activities

Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour

An exclusive organized full day Jeep Tour on the island of Gozo, the best possible way to discover the most beautiful hidden charms of Gozo and the opportunity of taking dramatic photographs of the breathtaking scenery plus all the highlights of Gozo such as:-Qala Belvedere-Simar Valley-Ramla Bay (swim stop)-Calypso Cave-Ggantija Temples (entrance fee not included)-Sanap Cliffs-Xlendi Bay-Kercem Heights-Gozo Crafts Centre - Free tasting of local products and sales of locally produced goods-Limestone Quarries-Inland Sea-Salt Pans-Marsalforn Bay-Victoria the Capital City-The Citadel

$456.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Game of Thrones Tour of Malta

This private Game of Thrones tour of Malta is led by a talented local actor who was part of the show. This unique and unforgettable 5-hour tour kicks off early afternoon on weekdays (subject to availability) and is available for a maximum of 4 guests only. Tours are held in English and transport is via a luxurious sedan or SUV. Malta hotel pick up and drop off is included.  An absolute must for all Game of Thrones fans and movie lovers, the Tour will take you through distinctive locations such as were used in Season One for The Gardens of King's Landing, The Tower of the Hand, Maegor's Holdfast, The Stables, The Red Keep, King's Gate, Cobblers Square,  Coppersmith's Wynd, Kings' Square, The Baelish Brothels (ext), The Street of Steel, The Village of Lhazar, The Cliffs of Qohor and The Red Waste. Your host actor will take you across the island through a series of locations used in some of the greatest movies ever produced. He has worked alongside legendary actors and directors and is more than eager to share with you movie set mishaps and anecdotes from his on set and off set experiences. You will spend the best part of the tour exploring the central north of the island starting off with a visit to the palace and gardens in the Three Villages onto the Northern cliffs through winding country roads with incredible views which are often forgone by most other tour companies. You will then visit a 450-year old hamlet, a secluded priory and then stroll through the majestic cobbled streets of Malta's medieval city. Comfortable walking shoes are a must and take a good camera!

$56.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Mdina, Mosta Dome, Ta Qali Crafts Village Tour in Malta

Start your day with a pickup from your selected hotel and travel by air-conditioned coach to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a magnificent panorama of the island. On the way there, discover different styles of architecture, including Siculo-Norman palaces and other baroque buildings of historical importance.Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before heading to the Dingli Cliffs. Enjoy a break in an authentic Maltese restaurant for a 3-course lunch with a glass of wine. Relax while eating and chatting with your guide, and then travel to the San Anton Botanical Gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. You'll also spend time at the crafts centre at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, visit Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest. Walk around inside the church with your guide and learn about its architectural glory. Your full-day tour then finishes with a hotel drop-off.