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Malta

A fusion of cultures
 
Delve into Malta’s captivating melting pot of cultures and extraordinarily rich heritage, which spans from the Neolithic Age to WWII. Highlights include an ancient temple complex, the dramatic harbour of Valletta and the iconic walled city of Mdina.
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Historic Malta

Having changed hands many times down the ages due to its location and strategic value, Malta is nowadays a fascinating fusion of Carthaginian, Roman, Arab and British cultures. Its rich heritage spans from prehistoric times to WWII, and includes Neolithic temples that are believed to predate the famous pyramids of Giza in Egypt by around a thousand years.
You will not want to miss the iconic waterfront of Valletta, the stunning city built by the Order of Knights of St John’s; the atmospheric back streets of Vittoriosa; the Neolithic temple; and the beautiful walled city of Mdina, the island’s former capital.
 
 

Walking & more

If, having explored Gozo and Comino on foot, you wish to do the same on Malta, we suggest a walk from each guesthouse, but you may prefer to spend your time sightseeing instead.
  • Valletta, Vittoriosa & ancient sites
    Valletta (and hence Vittoriosa) is easily accessed by bus from both guesthouses:
     
    Valletta town trail
    Highlights of our full-day self-guided walking tour include the cathedral of St John and an occupied nobleman’s house brimming with family bric-a-brac accumulated over the decades that provides a fascinating insight into life on the island.
     
    Vittoriosa
    We recommend arriving here by water taxi from Valletta so that you can fully appreciate the spectacular waterfront where leisure craft mingle with luzzu, the traditional, multi-coloured fishing boats. The town was the seat of the Knights of St John, and the back streets are still dotted with devotional statues. It’s worth spending a day here so that you have time to visit the Maltese War Museum and Inquisitor’s Palace, perhaps finishing with a harbour cruise.
     
    Hagar Qim Temple Complex
    The main temple, which is surrounded by three additional megalithic structures, dates from around 3600-3200 BC, and is truly remarkable.
     
    Hal Saflieni Hypogeumm
    Dating back to approximately 3000 BC, this is the only known example of a Bronze Age subterranean temple. Its labyrinth of burial chambers is therefore of exceptional prehistoric value. Entry to the site is very limited and you have to book weeks (and sometimes months) in advance to secure a place.
  • 10.5km or 15km
    From Maple Farm: 15km, 5.5hrs
    After a 5-minute transfer (included), you set off along country lanes, soon gaining views of the coast. After visiting a site where prehistoric cart-ruts have been found, you descend into a verdant valley and pass isolated farms to reach the sea. Your route then turns inland once more, crossing the plateau on country lanes that wind between fields back to Maple Farm.

    From Chapel 5 Suites: 10.5km, 3.5hrs; longer option 15km, 5hrs
    From the starting point, a 15-minute bus ride away, you follow a country lane to the pretty Bingemma Chapel, perched on the edge of a gorge. From here, the British-built Dwejra Lines, a defensive wall which practically divides the island in two, acts as your guide for a while, before you leave it to walk along country lanes to Mosta, whose huge church dome is visible from some distance away. After visiting the town, catch a bus or walk back to your guesthouse in Naxxar.
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of hotels on Malta. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
Please note as they are both small, family-run properties, space is subject to availability.
 
Prices
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  • 3 nights, Maple Farm: 14 February 2020 - 31 May 2020 & 01 September 2020 - 30 November 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    14 Feb - 31 Mar 2020 £145 £90
    1 Apr - 28 May 2020 £190 £135
    1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £198 £140
    1 - 27 Nov 2020 £180 £85
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • 3 nights, Chapel 5 Suites: 01 March 2020 - 31 May 2020 & 01 September 2020 - 30 November 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Mar - 28 May 2020 £198 £185
    1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £198 £185
    1 - 27 Nov 2020 £185 £170
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per room) in a double or single room

    Maple Farm, Rabat (B&B) Double room Single room
    14 Feb - 31 Mar 2020 £42 £72
    01 Apr - 31 May 2020 £58 £103
    01 Sep - 01 Nov 2020 £60 £105
    02 Nov - 30 Nov 2020 £54 £82
  • Extra nights (£ per person per room) in a double or single room

    Chapel 5 Suites, Naxxar (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Mar - 31 May 2020 £55 £110
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £62 £124
    01 Nov - 30 Nov 2020 £56 £112
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts
  • taxi & ferry from Gozo to Malta
  • taxi to Malta aiport
  • detailed documentation
 
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