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Christmas & New Year in Malta

From £2,499
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
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From £2,499
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
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
  • Relax & Discover
  • Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • JPrivate Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £150 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Malta
  • 10 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 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

AIRPORT TRAVEL Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £150 price reduction* on the value of your booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Malta

Today, make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Malta. 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 room 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 Barrakka 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.

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. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Just You Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Dolmen Resort Hotel

The 4-star Dolmen Resort is located close to the beach in St Paul’s Bay. Hotel amenities include a choice of restaurants and bars, a café, swimming pool and a casino.

What our customers say

  1. Lots of historical places to visit

    "I had a good holiday. Warm weather, friendly locals, lots of historical places to visit. I have used Just you for many years, & am quite happy to continue" - Gloria Mendoza

  2. Good value and organised

    "Everything is well done, good value and organised. My holiday was as I hoped it to be, made contact with new people, and enjoyed" - Marjorie Healey

  3. I like the balance

    "The group was very nice and friendly and I enjoyed the insight into a different part of the country that I hadn't been to before. I like the balance between being with the group for activities and free time" - Glenys Irons

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Malta - Gozo on Boxing Day

Malta - Gozo on Boxing Day

For something entirely different, why not join our optional excursion to idyllic Gozo? Here you'll discover a truly unique island with scenery to rival that of any destination in the world. You will discover Marsalforn and board a trackless train for a picturesque journey. Your next stop will be Victoria, Gozo’s capital, with its fascinating UNESCO-listed Citadel
For something entirely different, why not join our optional excursion to idyllic Gozo? Here you'll discover a truly unique island with scenery to rival that of any destination in t...

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