Malta guide

The Maltese Islands have a rich history dating back thousands of years. From the prehistoric temples to the Knights of St John, each era has left its mark, providing Malta with a rich cultural tapestry. Discover the history and heritage of the island's vibrant past and delve further into our culture with Malta 5D, a movie spectacular and introduction to our capital city Valletta. Then take in the stunning interiors and rich furnishings of the noble home Casa Rocca Piccola, a beautiful 16th Century palace. Take a dip in the sparkling Mediterranean, a relaxing boat trip around the harbour or delve deep into the ocean to witness life on the sea bed an underwater adventure at one of the many incredible dive sites in Malta. 

Whether on the main island, or on its quiet and beautiful sister island of Gozo, a love of good food and an appreciation of art, together with the regular celebrations or festas that add colour and vibrancy, make Malta a uniquely friendly country.

Four days of city pleasures

Day 1
Enjoy a cultural adventure with an exciting safari trip. Focussing on the megalithic temples believed to be among the oldest free-standing structures in the world, your jeep adventure will search out signs of a civilisation dating back 8,000 years.

Day 2
Stroll along the colourful seafront in the village of Marsaxlokk and watch the fishermen bringing in their daily catch; ready for you to savour at one of the many excellent restaurants dotted along the harbour.

Day 3
A visit to the Mediaeval city of Mdina – the so-called ‘silent,’ walled city - and the more Baroque city of Valletta which replaced it as the country’s capital.  Once described as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen,’ Valletta is a World Heritage site and an open-air museum whose rich architecture makes it a must for any visitor.  Take a break with a stop at one of many excellent coffee shops and try some tempting local sweets.

Day 4
A dose of retail therapy in the streets of modern Sliema will offer up the latest fashions and designs and after exercising your wallet, why not take an unforgettable harbour cruise covering the ancient fortifications of the legendary Knights of Malta? Alternatively, cross over by ferry to the laid-back island of Gozo and enjoy a magical and relaxing day.