7 days

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From megalithic settlements to medieval strongholds

A thousand years before the Great Pyramid at Giza was constructed, people on the tiny island of Malta were moving stones weighing up to 50 tonnes. At 5500 years old, the megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo are among the oldest ritual structures in the world. Decorated with some of the most extraordinary art to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean, they were made by a society intensely engaged in the practice of ceremonial activities.

Malta’s subsequent history is explained by the harbour at Valletta, a secure haven in the middle of the Mediterranean – used by the Knights Hospitallers as a stronghold against the Ottoman Turks after the great siege of Malta in 1565.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a harbour cruise to view the beautiful historic port of Valletta
  • View the enigmatic cart ruts at Buskett, worn into the bedrock
  • Explore the walled city of M’dina, the capital from antiquity to the medieval period
  • Visit Ghar Dhar Cave, the lowest layers of which are over 500,000 years old
  • Discover the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £615

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Jeremy Bennett

Guide Lecturer

Jeremy Bennett is currently embarked on PhD studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. His research focuses on the development of the agrarian landscapes of Malta and Gozo, particularly the rise of agricultural terracing.

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Valletta, Malta
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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
4 October 2021 AMAL211004 4 October 2021 (Monday) 10 October 2021 (Sunday) Jeremy Bennett £3,225
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