VALLETTA, THREE CITIES, HYPOGEUM, HAGAR QIM, RABAT, MDINA
Gourmet & Wine, History & Culture
A compact nation with over 7,000 years of history, Malta offers a wide range of unique experiences in every corner of the archipelago—blending the very best of Italian, Arabic and African influences.
In this journey, you will visit some of the world’s most stunning pre-historic sites which predate the Great Pyramids, immerse in the atmospheric Mdina which once served as a capital during the Byzantine time, and stroll along the scenic Three Cities which birthed the medieval Malta.
Malta makes for an excellent combination with Sicily and other parts of Europe.
Transfer: Airport to hotel
You would be met and transferred to your accommodation for the night.
Valletta is inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage sites for its late Renaissance urban planning with fortified walls and great monuments in well-chosen locations.
Visit the St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built in the Mannerist style and housing Caravaggio’s painting masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist”. Unravel insights behind the Ottoman’s Great Siege of 1565 at Fort Saint Elmo, marvel at the artefacts and collectables at the National Museum of Archaeology, and a photo stop at the Grand Master’s Palace (temporarily closed).
Tales of the Three Cities
As the birthplace of medieval Malta, the Three Cities have a long history in Malta. The oldest of the three cities is Vittoriosa (Birgu), where you will visit the Inquisitor’s Palace and Fort St. Angelo. You will also visit the other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, which were both founded by the Order of Saint John.
Prehistoric Archaeological Sites
Start with a visit to the magnificent Hypogeum, the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world (advance booking strongly recommended, limited spaces available for preservation reasons).
Thereafter, continue to Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples via the panoramic route of Buskett Gardens and Dingli Cliffs. These temples are one of the world’s oldest freestanding buildings dating back to 2500 B.C. The site is situated on a hilltop where one can admire breathtaking views of the sea and the island of Filfla.
Heritage of Rabat & Mdina
Proceed to the ancient capital city of Rabat and Mdina. You will also visit the fascinating St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, set beneath the beautiful St. Paul’s Church, as well as the Cathedral of Mdina.
Transfer: Hotel to Airport
You would be met and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
Experience the iconic 5-star Phoenicia hotel, located by Valletta's city walls in Malta, surrounded by stunning gardens. Enjoyed by locals, visitors, and royalty for over 60 years. (Opened: 1939; Rooms:132)View More
Iniala Harbour House is discreetly located within 4 stunningly renovated townhouses, perched atop Valletta’s spectacular St Barbara Bastion – the city’s most-coveted street for its unobstructed Grand Harbour views and location within the city centre. Spacious rooms offer seductive views of the Grand Harbour and the historic Three Cities. Iniala Harbour House has brought an unprecedented level of luxury and experiential travel to the Maltese Islands.
(Opened: 2021; Rooms: 23)
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