Proposed Itinerary: A unique week long tour of the Maltese Islands
Explore and experience the history and culture of this marvellous Mediterranean gem. Malta is home to some of the oldest places of worship on Earth. The Neolithic, megalithic temples at Hagar Qim and Tarxien on Malta and Ggantiya on Gozo pre-date the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of Maltese life, visiting Fortresses and Battlements where the Order of the Knights of St John Hospitaller and the Moorish forces of the Ottoman Empire sought to gain control of this strategic stronghold. At the former capital city of Mdina we will see the Museum of Natural History and the Co-Cathedral of St Paul's.
On our day in Malta's capital city Valletta we'll also experience the Co-Cathedral of St John's where hangs the famous work by the Italian artist Caravaggio 'The beheading of St John the Baptist' amongst many other paintings and iconography.
You'll spend a full day on the nearby beautiful island of Gozo, gaining an insight into how life on Malta was many years ago. Time has stood still here and life is lived at a slower pace. We'll visit the delightful Azure Window at Dwerja Bay and also the medieval capital Cittadella.
The South of Malta is where we will find the picturesque fishing villages of Marsascala and Marsaxlokk on market day and the cave of Ghar Dalam the site where ancient fossils of Malta's former fauna were discovered, including the Pygmy Elephant.
At the newly opened Malta National Aquarium we will explore the undersea world of the Mediterranean and at the Ta Qali craft village you can see traditional glass-blowing and have the opportunity to purchase handmade gifts and souvenirs from many skilled artisans.
You will see all parts of the island of Malta, North, South, East, West, Central and also the whole of Gozo and all that it offers.