MALTA & TOUR
Welcome to Malta! You are about to embark on a journey through Malta's intriguing history and discover the hidden treasures on a 6 day guided tour with new found friends on a fun filled pack singles holiday.
Life in Malta is a fascinating blend of character, tradition and scenic backdrops that has left single holiday makers wanting to learn more. Thousands of years of history and culture is in abundance with mystical dungeons and stunning architecture to discover.
Golden stone compliments deep blues from the Mediterranean sea and makes the perfect ambiance to unwind. For the fun loving solo travelers, Malta offers a packed calendar of events all year round.
Stay at the 3* Hotel Plaza Regency
Your own single occupancy en-suite
Side Sea View
Daily Breakfast & 3 Dinner
All Excursions & Guided Sight Seeing as per the itinerary
Excursions includes Island of Gozo, Medina, and Capital Valletta
Flight from Gatwick/ Manchester
All Taxes & Surcharges
20kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage
Icebreaker get together
Great times with new friends!
Price DOES NOT include
Price excludes Tourist Tax approximately Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally
HOTEL PLAZA REGENCY
Located on the prestigious promenade known as “Malta’s Golden Mile”, tucked away in a quaint and quiet corner, enjoying magnificent views of the picturesque St. Paul's Bay you will find the Plaza Regency Hotel. The hotel is centrally located with the bustling promenade right on your doorstep and within easy walking distance to the main shopping district of Sliema and to the vibrant town of bugibba which is famous for it's night life.
Sliema's rocky beaches which stretch along the promenade are just a stone throw away and the hotel is in close proximity to access public transport.
Meet up with your fellow single travellers after a long day of sight seeing on the rooftop sun terrace with swimming pool and take in the surrounding views while enjoying the evening entertainment in the summer months.
The hotel offers a choice of dining options with a pizzeria, main buffet restaurant and weekly evening barbecue held on the sun terrace, maybe simply relax and unwind at one of the 2 friendly bars located within the hotel.
Departs London Gatwick at 06:25 Arrives Malta at 10:35
Departs Malta at 11:15 Arrives London Gatwick at 13:40
Departs Manchester at 06:15 Arrives Malta at 10:45
Departs Malta at 11:25 Arrives Manchester at 14:00
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only.
If you would prefer to fly from your local airport you can request at time of booking at a Supplement. Price and itinerary may be subject to change.
The hotel is an ideal destination for those wishing to explore historic Valletta, St Julians and Paceville offering you the best of an amazing island. Join us and share the historical sights during the day and availing oneself to the exciting night life which is on offer with your fellow singles.
Accommodation: The rooms at the Plaza Regency Hotel are tastefully decorated offering you peace and relaxation. Sea-view rooms offer amazing sea view and balcony,include air condition, TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box (local charge). The hotel includes tendered bar, restaurant, indoor and roof top swimming pools with sun terrace.
Day 1 Arrival
Check into your accommodation, The Plaza Regency Hotel, then have a brief orientation of hotel and local area before your welcome meeting. An evening meal will be held at your hotel restaurant giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow solo travellers.
Day 2 – Medina and Craft Center (Half Day)
Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient citadel of Medina, once the Island`s capital city and steeped in history. Join us as we navigate through the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways of Mdina, also known as the “silent city”, that lead us to the awe-inspiring bastions from which we can take in an almost 360 degree panoramic view of the island. We leave Mdina through the Greek Gate and proceed to the catacombs of St Paul followed by a short drive to the south west of the island to Dingli cliffs which offer us breath taking views of the open sea and the tiny island of Filfla.
After a lovely lunch we then move on to the botanic gardens of San Anton, home to some of the islands rarest plants and trees and now home of the President of the Republic. Next we visit Mosta and its impressive dome, one of the largest standing unsupported domes in Europe. Our last stop will be to the crafts centre at Ta` Qali where we can see glass blowing, pottery and filigree all at first hand and where we have ample time for shopping for souvenirs. A truly complete excursion capturing the central highlights of Malta.
Day 3 – Island of Gozo
While enjoying your lovely holiday in Malta, one cannot miss this fantastic full day excursion to Gozo which is only a twenty minute ferry crossing away. As soon as we set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr we notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has character entirely of its own. We can see that Gozo boasts of more greenery than Malta with its hilly landscape and picturesque countryside, making it an island full of charm waiting to be discovered.
In this excursion we visit all the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, the famous Azur Window in Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Also included is a delicious three course lunch together with a spectacular cultural experience with a visit to Ggantijja Temples which are known to be the oldest freestanding temples in the world. We will visit the sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu that is dedicated to Our Lady that is beautifully situated in the Gozitan countryside. Since Gozo is well known for its woolen goods and handmade lace, honey and cheese we will also visit the market where we will have free time for shopping and to sample all these at first hand.
Day 4 – Day at leisure or Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk (Half Day) - (optional extras)
There is no better way to enjoy a truly relaxing Sunday morning with us on a fantastic optional excursion that starts off by taking us to one of Malta's jewels, the Blue Grotto, with its dazzling blue sea that will definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (the boat fee is not included) around the caves and grottoes where we can appreciate the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand. Next stop brings together old and new with a visit to a modernised quarry, the Limestone Heritage that explains farmhouse building, stone decoration and quarrying which is one of the foremost trades in Malta. This wonderful tour comes to an end after we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta.
One cannot miss all the luzzus, which are the Maltese fishing boats, lined across the bay in their traditional colours that compliment the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade. Here we will have time to browse through the numerous stalls and enjoy hunting for the many bargains that always make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.
Day 5 – Capital Valletta (Half Day)
Our guided tour will take you to the lively streets of our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barracca Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. These gardens, built by the Knights of St.John, command breath taking views of the Grand Harbour and the fortified Three Cities. Next we go to St John`s Co-Cathedral that brims in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art, including the acclaimed Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this opulent Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries. We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital’s buildings of historical importance. A farewell dinner is organised at a local restaurant in Sliema within walking distance to your hotel.
Day 6 – Day at leisure
Day 7 - Day at leisure or Harbour Cruise (optional extras)
This cruise will take you around many creeks & ports to give you wonderful views of Valletta & Three Cities as seen from the sea.
Day 8 – Departure to the UK