Malta: Mdina & Gozo Break
Malta: Mdina & Gozo Break
Includes return flights from Exeter Airport
Choice of hotels in Sliema, Qawra or St Julians
Mdina at Nightfall & Gozo – Calypso's Island excursions included
Explore the island of Malta, home to the 2018 European Capital of Culture, with a 3-night break departing from Exeter Airport. Choose from a range of great hotels in Sliema, Qawra or St Julians and discover the history and culture of the sun-kissed island of Malta.
Also included are excursions to the historic capital of Mdina, where you can watch the sunset across the island after exploring the old town's streets and a trip to the island of Gozo. Reputed to be the site of Odysseus' imprisonment by the nymph Calypso in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, idyllic island lies just off the coast of Malta. Enjoy the short ferry ride from Mgarr Harbour before visiting the Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, the island's commercial centre of Victoria and the picturesque Xlendi Bay, famous for its sheer cliffs and sparkling water.
There is a range of fantastic optional excursions to add to your Malta: Mdina & Gozo break. Take a half-day guided tour through the historic streets of Valletta; enjoy breath-taking views of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens and explore the city's historic buildings and fortifications including St John's Cathedral and the Grand Master's Palace. Opposite the Grand Harbour, the area known as The Three Cities is a tangle of narrow streets and historic buildings. Take to the waters in a traditional Maltese gondola, enjoy 360-degree views of the Grand Harbour from the Gardjola Gardens in Senglea and relive the siege of the island at Fort St. Angelo. For a more relaxing trip, take a harbour cruise to see Valletta in all its grandeur.
3 nights’ accommodation including breakfast
Choice of hotels in Sliema, Qawra & St Julians
Transfers to and from Malta airport
Two excursions included - Mdina at Nightfall & Gozo - Calypso's Island
3* Canifor Hotel - located in Qawra just a few minutes away from the promenade. The hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars and has its own swimming pools, Jacuzzi and sauna. Half board upgrades are available.
3* Qawra Palace Hotel - situated on the seafront and promenade the hotel boasts an indoor and outdoor pool with a sun deck overlooking the beach. Half board upgrades are available.
4* DB San Antonio Hotel (Half Board basis) - right in the heart of Qawra, a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants, the hotel also features spa facilities and an outdoor pool overlooking St. Paul’s Bay. Sea View room upgrades available.
4* Preluna Hotel - set on Sliema’s sea-front promenade surrounded by shops and leisure activities, the hotel features a private beach club with a large salt-water swimming pool. Half board and sea view room upgrades are available.
4* Seashells by Suncrest - conveniently located on the St Paul’s Bay Promenade, the resort features breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Half board and sea view room upgrades are available.
4* Santana Hotel – with an excellent location in the resort of St. Paul’s Bay, the hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the promenade, sandy beaches, shops, bars and restaurants. Half board and sea view room upgrades are available.
5 Le Meridien St Julians – relax in the rooftop pool while enjoying stunning views of Balluta Bay and the Mediterranean Sea. This luxurious 5 hotel is located in the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of St. Julian’s. Half board and sea view room upgrades are available.