The Maltese islands made up of Malta, Gozo and Comino lie at the very heart of the Mediterranean Sea. This strategic geographic position has translated itself into 7,000 years of a very rich and colorful history. Most of the world's greatest civilisations that shaped world history have passed through or settled on the islands for a spell, and the country's culture and heritage bear witness to this in every way.

The Maltese islands boast one of the highest concentrations of historic anc cultural herigate per square kilometres in the wrold. Luckily the islands are compact enough to offer the convenience of everything being within easy reach, enabling you to make the most of your stay.

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

 Must see tourist attractions include:

  • Valletta Waterfront
  • Valletta, a Baroque City and UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta
  • St. John's Co Cathedral, Valletta
  • Mdina (Malta's old capital city)
  • Palazzo Falson (Mdina)
  • Catacombs (Rabat)
  • Blue Grotto
  • The Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua)
  • Neolithic Temples (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Mosta's Rotunda (the third largest unsupported dome in Europe)
  • Gozo (Malta's sister island)

Explore the sites of Malta on this full-day visit.
Start with a visit to Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa, known as the Three Cities. Glimpse authentic Maltese life with its past maritime fortunes and intriguing history.
Enjoy a scenic ride around the harbour in a typical Maltese fishing boat, ending in Valletta. 
Proceed to Casa Rocca Piccola where you are met by the owners of the house, the Marquis and Marchioness de Piro. Tea, coffee and fresh cannoli will be served in the courtyard.
Walk to St. John's Co-Cathedral, commissioned by Grand Master La Cassière as the conventual church of the Knights of St John.  Amongst the beautiful paintings here is Caravaggio's famous work, The Beheading of St. John.
Sample local cuisine and enjoy a 3-course set menu lunch.
Proceed to Mdina, the Silent City, for a walk through the town's impressive narrow streets. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city, and unusual in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.  Stop at St. Paul's Cathedral, a masterpiece also decorated by Mattia Preti.
Walk to Palazzo Falson, a historic museum housing a collection of paintings, silver, furniture, jewellery, armor and a library.
Enjoy a glass of Maltese wine on the Valletta Waterfront promenade, before your return to the ship.

Tourist Info
Local Population: 419,000
Time (GMT+/-): +1
First language:
English and Maltese
Second language: Italian, French, German, Spanish
Currency:
Euro
Banking hours (morning): From 8.30 to 14.00
Banking hours (afternoon): From to
Credit cards: All major
Accepts Travellers Cheques: No
Shopping hours (morning): From 8.00 to
Shopping hours (afternoon): From to 19.00
Public holidays: 1st January, 10th February, 19th March, 31st March, 1st May, 7th June, 29th June, 15th August, 8th September, 21st September, 8th December, 13th December, 25th December
Shops are open on Saturdays: Yes
Shops are open on Sundays: Yes
Tourist Office Tourist information services
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Address: Valletta Waterfront
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Website: www.visitmalta.com

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