Christmas & New Year in Malta

From £2,079
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £2,079
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

​There is so much to discover on the small island of Malta, which boasts a mild climate, even during the winter months. On this festive break which takes in both Christmas and New Year, you'll delve into its fascinating history and admire its natural wonders. Explore cities built and fortified by the Knights of St John, take a cruise around Valletta's Grand Harbour, discover the famous Mosta church and admire the beauty of the Blue Grotto caves. You can also choose to spend a day on Malta's sister island, Gozo and see in the New Year at a sparkling gala dinner.

  • Festive
  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Malta
  • 10 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 21 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 Christmas lunch, 10 dinners with unlimited drinks including New Year's Eve gala dinner with live entertainment
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Three Cities harbour cruise
  • Valletta tour
  • Discover the walled city of Mdina
  • Visit the Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk fishing village

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Malta

​You'll fly to Malta today and on arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in the lovely resort of St Paul's Bay. Settle in and then get to know your travelling companions over dinner this evening.​ During your tour, unlimited wine, beer, water and soft drinks are included at mealtimes​.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve, Three Cities & Harbour Cruise

Today's included excursion takes us to Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Collectively known as the Three Cities, all were built and fortified by the Knights of St John and offer a fascinating insight into Malta's history. Sit back and relax as we drive through Cospicua to Vittoriosa, whose waterfront is home to the former Palace of the General of the Galleys and the Order of St John's Treasury. Next, take in spectacular views in Senglea, which sits on a promontory jutting out into the Grand Harbour. We'll end the day with a cruise around Valletta's Grand Harbour to Sliema, where there's free time for some shopping. ​
Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day, St Paul's Bay

It's Christmas Day, so enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel. Later, we'll gather for a festive Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and you can spend the rest of the day as you please, either enjoying the hotel's facilities or perhaps you'll head out for a stroll with your travelling companions. Dinner is served back at the hotel this evening.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Boxing Day, St Paul's Bay - at leisure

​You can choose to spend today at your hotel or exploring St Paul's Bay at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion to Malta's sister island Gozo, which we'll reach by a short ferry crossing. Your first stop will be the resort of Marsalforn, where you will board a trackless train for a picturesque journey through scenic countryside. Your next stop will be Victoria, Gozo's capital, with its fascinating UNESCO-listed Citadel, and you'll end the day at the Savina Creativity Centre. Part of the Magro Food Village, here you'll enjoy a tour and learn all about Maltese cooking. You'll also get to sample some local delicacies and watch skilled craftsmen at work.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Mosta & Mdina

We'll explore the centre of the island today on an included excursion which begins in Mosta village. The church here boasts a spectacular dome modelled on Rome's Pantheon, and it became famous during the Second World War when a bomb crashed through the dome but miraculously failed to explode. Inside you can see the damage caused and even view a replica of the 200kg bomb.

Next we'll head to the medieval walled town of Mdina, where we'll stroll through its narrow cobbled streets lined with honey-hued stone buildings. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 St Paul's Bay

​You can spend today just as you please. Perhaps you'll head to the hotel's fitness centre or explore the resort of Qawra in the company of your travelling companions.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Valletta

​Malta's capital Valletta is all ours to explore on today's included tour. Highlights include the Upper Barraka Gardens from where you can take in impressive views over the famous Grand Harbour, and a visit to Malta 5D. This audio-visual show, with moving seats and more surprises, tells us all about the fascinating 7,000-year history of the island.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 St Paul's Bay

​Once again, the day is yours to spend as you wish at your hotel​.

Meals included: B,D

Day 9 New Year's Eve, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk

​Today's included excursion will take us to the south of Malta. Here, we'll see the famous Blue Grotto, a natural cave system surrounded by azure waters. There's time to take an optional boat ride through the caves, before we head to the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk for a stroll.
Back at the hotel, we'll gather together this evening for a New Year's Eve gala dinner with live entertainment. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 10 New Year's Day, St Paul's Bay

It New Year's Day, so enjoy a relaxed day at your hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 11 Malta - UK

​We'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK today.  ​

Meals included: B

Accommodation

AX Seashells Resort

The AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest is located on the charming Qawra Waterfront and boasts fantastic views across the Mediterranean. This beautiful resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness centre, water sports and scuba-diving. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in guest rooms.

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.