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Malta and Gozo including
Historic Malta

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Malta
  • Gozo
  • Malta
  • UK
3 NIGHTS from €144pp

Tour Highlights

  • Spend an extra 3 nights in Malta
  • The medieval 'silent' city of Mdina
  • Visit Gozo's Megalithic temples
  • The 3 Fortified Cities of Cottonera
  • and more...
Extension from €144pp
Tour + Extension from €871pp

To book call us on 1800 804 006

Historic Malta

Extend your stay in historic Malta with this 3 night add on in either Sliema or Valletta. Explore more of Malta's fascinating history, go shopping in Sliema's many boutiques or simply relax, the choice is yours.

Day 1: UK to Malta

Fly to Malta from your chosen UK departure airport. You will be met on arrival and taken to your Hotel on the seafront.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Valletta

Enjoy a half day walking tour of Malta's fascinating capital Valletta. Visiting in 1830 a young Benjamin Disraeli declared Valletta 'a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen.' From the Barakka Gardens with its sweeping views of the Grand Harbour to St John's Co-Cathedral blessed with an incredibly ornate interior and the grandiose Grand Master's Palace displaying antique weaponry and suits of armour, this morning is a great introduction to the treasures that await you on this tour.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Blue Grotto, Mosta Dome & Mdina

Your full day tour today starts with a visit to the Blue Grotto - an area of sea caverns on Malta's south coast with stunning views of the rugged coastline. Then visit Mosta to see its famous church with the third largest unsupported dome in Europe. Next move on to the 'silent' city of Mdina, whose quiet narrow streets, grand buildings and palaces are protected by impressive ramparts with majestic views of the surroundings.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cottonera & Hagar Qim

On today's half-day excursion you'll visit Cottonera, the collective description of the fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea which are enclosed by a massive line of fortifications built by the Knights of St John. Then visit Hagar Qim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than Stonehenge and home to Megalithic Temples. Today's tour also takes you through the picturesque fishing village at Marsaxlokk.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Malta to Gozo

Depart in the morning for a short twenty-minute ferry crossing to Malta's sister island Gozo. On arrival, you'll check into the 4-star Cornucopia Hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Gozo - Victoria, Dwejra and Xlendi

Your full day of exploration starts with a tour around Gozo's capital Victoria. Winding streets, bustling squares, ornate baroque churches and the Citadel characterise this charming city of just seven thousand inhabitants. From here it's on to see the 'Inland Sea' at Dwejra before taking a look around the church at Ta'Pinu - a national shrine where various miracles are said to have happened since 1883. Your last stop is at Xlendi, a delightful little seaside village hedged in by rugged cliff faces on either side.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Gozo - Ggantija Temples & Marsalforn

Said to be the world's second oldest manmade religious structures, the Ggantija Temples dates back to between 3600-2500 BC. Set magnificently against a backdrop of the Maltese Islands, legend has it that a giantess built these temples single-handedly. Later on in the morning, your guide will take you for a scenic stroll along the three hundred and fifty-year-old Salt Pans and then it's on to the fishing village of Marsalforn, where you'll have free time to explore.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Gozo to Malta

Travel back to Malta arriving with plenty of time for some retail therapy in the many international shops and boutiques of Sliema. Alternatively, spend the afternoon strolling along the seafront and stopping at one of the many cafes that can be found close by.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Malta to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Historic Malta - Extension Starts

Day 10: Gozo to Malta

Travel from Gozo and spend three days touring the beautiful island of Malta at your leisure.

    Day 11 - 12: Malta

    Spend two days visiting this dynamic islands architectual wonders, from the Manoel Theatre in Valletta or see the Knights of St. John defended Christendom.

      Day 13: Malta to the UK

      Today you will leave Malta and head back to the UK.

        Your Meals
        • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
        • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

        Important Information


        A visa is not required for your entry into Malta and Gozo. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


        You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

        Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
        Up to 17 days cover£25£45£65

        For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. If you have an existing policy with another company, please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


        If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

        Flight Information

        Your flight is to Malta Airport with Air Malta (KM), departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 4. IMPORTANT: Flight times/numbers are for guidance only & are subject to change. Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage. Hand luggage: One piece not exceeding 5Kg and with maximum total dimensions not exceeding 113cm (50 cm x 45cm x 18cm). Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in.

        Health and Vaccinations

        It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

        Physical Accessibility

        This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

        Group Size

        There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

        Tour Guide

        The main tour is a fully escorted with local guides throughout ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Historic Malta extension but there is no guide so your time will be free.

        Currency Information

        The currency in Malta and Gozo is the Euro. You can exchange your currency before you travel, or whilst you are in Malta and Gozo. Cash machine will be available throughout your tour for you to withdraw money in the local currency.

        Personal Expenses

        You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any lunches where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100-£200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

        Tour Dates & Prices

        Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
        Preluna Hotel and Spa
        17 May 201828 May 2018€358pp€1108pp€1466pp
        14 Jun 201825 Jun 2018€358pp€1141pp€1499pp
        12 Jul 201823 Jul 2018€371pp€1164pp€1535pp
        23 Aug 201803 Sep 2018€384pp€1164pp€1548pp
        18 Oct 201829 Oct 2018€344pp€996pp€1340pp
        15 Nov 201826 Nov 2018€291pp€727pp€1018pp
        17 Jan 201928 Jan 2019€291pp€783pp€1074pp
        31 Jan 201911 Feb 2019€291pp€727pp€1018pp
        21 Feb 201904 Mar 2019€305pp€839pp€1144pp
        07 Mar 201918 Mar 2019€305pp€895pp€1200pp
        25 Apr 201906 May 2019€318pp€1007pp€1325pp
        16 May 201927 May 2019€358pp€1119pp€1477pp
        13 Jun 201924 Jun 2019€358pp€1175pp€1533pp
        11 Jul 201922 Jul 2019€371pp€1197pp€1568pp
        22 Aug 201902 Sep 2019€384pp€1197pp€1581pp
        12 Sep 201923 Sep 2019€384pp€1119pp€1503pp
        17 Oct 201928 Oct 2019€358pp€1007pp€1365pp
        14 Nov 201925 Nov 2019€172pp€738pp€910pp
        Phoenicia Hotel
        17 May 201828 May 2018€571pp€1108pp€1679pp
        14 Jun 201825 Jun 2018€557pp€1141pp€1698pp
        12 Jul 201823 Jul 2018€557pp€1164pp€1721pp
        23 Aug 201803 Sep 2018€571pp€1164pp€1735pp
        18 Oct 201829 Oct 2018€398pp€996pp€1394pp
        15 Nov 201826 Nov 2018€358pp€727pp€1085pp
        17 Jan 201928 Jan 2019€424pp€783pp€1207pp
        31 Jan 201911 Feb 2019€424pp€727pp€1151pp
        21 Feb 201904 Mar 2019€424pp€839pp€1263pp
        07 Mar 201918 Mar 2019€424pp€895pp€1319pp
        25 Apr 201906 May 2019€517pp€1007pp€1524pp
        16 May 201927 May 2019€584pp€1119pp€1703pp
        13 Jun 201924 Jun 2019€557pp€1175pp€1732pp
        11 Jul 201922 Jul 2019€557pp€1197pp€1754pp
        22 Aug 201902 Sep 2019€584pp€1197pp€1781pp
        12 Sep 201923 Sep 2019€557pp€1119pp€1676pp
        17 Oct 201928 Oct 2019€424pp€1007pp€1431pp
        14 Nov 201925 Nov 2019€398pp€738pp€1136pp

        Travelling alone?

        Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room.

        Fact File

        • Currency: Euro
        • Average Flying time: 3 hours
        • Minimum temperature: 14°C
        • Maximum temperature: 29°C
        • Spoken Language(s): Maltese, English

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        Hotels and Accommodation

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Preluna Hotel and Spa

        Qawra Palace Hotel

        Qawra Palace Hotel

        Phoenicia Hotel

        Phoenicia Hotel

        Cornucopia Hotel

        Cornucopia Hotel

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