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The Maltese archipelago has 7000 years of history and lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, with Malta 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa. The Islands enjoy a fascinating eclectic culture.


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Flyboard

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Have you ever dreamed of flying like Iron Man or wanted to be able to swim like a dolphin? Well now you can! You’re entering the realm of extreme sports and you Adrenaline Junkies can now get your fix.
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Malta's Village Fireworks

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Malta's Village Fireworks
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With nearly 60 festas in Malta on the annual calendar (mostly during the summer months) and nearly 20 festa events on the smaller sister island of Gozo, the Maltese festa, a religious celebration organized by the local parish, is a typical scene of the hot summer months on the island, and very much an iconic part of culture in Malta. You will be taken to a local village for the Best Eve of the Festa Fireworks Display on the island.


Along the way to the Village, places of interest are pointed out and explained by our Licensed Local Guide. Once there, a visit to the Parish Church, splendidly decorated to fit the occasion is a must. Then relax in the unique festa atmosphere with a leisurely stroll around the village streets all beautifully lit up and filled with stalls of traditional festa sweets, while the music of the marching village brass bands fills the air.

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Malta's Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village tour

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Malta's Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village tour
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You will first drive to The Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is actually a number of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta, west of the Wied iz-Zurrieq harbour and across the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Everyday from sunrise until about 1300 hrs, a unique sight can be observed here. The cave’s location combined with the sunlight lead to the water mirroring shows numerous shades of blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora; other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue.  You will then drive to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.


Marsaxlokk is a very popular attraction for tourists and locals because fresh fish and seafood caught during the same morning can be bought. The market is very interesting and attractive as many different items are sold. Although the market was originally a fish market, it has developed and now it also sells locally produced honey, fruit jams, wine as well as vegetables, souvenirs and clothes. Free time will be given in this picturesque village.

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The Maltese tour of Mosta, Ta’ Qali Crafts Village & Mdina, the Noble City!

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The Maltese tour of Mosta, Ta’ Qali Crafts Village & Mdina, the Noble City!
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You will first drive to the city of Mosta. Inspired by Rome’s Pantheon, the church in the centre of the city was built in the 18th Century. It became known throughout the country in 1942 when during World War II, a dropped bomb failed to explode, thus sparing the lives of some 300 people. 

This church has the third largest dome in Europe. You will then visit the town of Ta’Qali, located nearby was once a British WWII outpost, but has been converted to a village for local handicrafts. You will be able to watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling original silver filigree jewellery, carving the local limestone and many more. This is the perfect place to pick up treasures that will remind you of your Malta visit. 

Finally you visit Mdina, Malta’s ancient capital. It rests in a very majestic way, on top of a hilltop right at the centre of the island. Mdina is also called ‘The Silent City’ because of its literally quiet and narrow streets that give off a quaint yet very homey atmosphere. Mdina is not only considered to be one of Malta’s precious jewels, but this ancient walled city is one of the best medieval fortifications. You will see magnificent views of the entire Maltese landscape. 

You will also visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met Saint Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese Coast.

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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour

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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour
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This Malta Temples Tour is a must for anyone who travels to this beautiful Mediterranean island. Malta and Gozo are home to seven megalithic temples, all of which are designated as world heritage sites by UNESCO. 

These megalithic temples date back 5500 years ago and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world, even older than the Stonehenge and the Pyramids. It is also home to more than thirty other temples, all of which reflect Malta’s rich past. 

During this tour you visit the Tarxien Temples which are an archaeological complex in Tarxien. They date back to approximately 3150 BC. The site was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The temples consist of three separate, but attached structures. 

The main entrance is a reconstruction dating from 1956, when the whole site was restored. At the same time, many of the decorated slabs discovered on site were relocated indoors for protection at the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. You will then visit Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples. 

The megalithic complex of Hagar Qim is located atop a hill on the southern edge of the Island, on a ridge capped in soft globigerina limestone. All exposed rock on the island was deposited during the Oligocene and Miocene periods of geological time. 500 metres from Hagar Qim stands the Mnajdra megalithic temple. 

The surrounding area is typical of Mediterranean garrigue in its starkness and isolation; it is designated as a Heritage park. A few hundred metres from the temple is one of the thirteen watchtowers built by Grand Master Martin de Redin, called Hamrija Tower.

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Malta’s Scenic Tour visiting Palazzo Parisio, Dingli Cliffs & Buskett Gardens

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Malta’s Scenic Tour visiting Palazzo Parisio, Dingli Cliffs & Buskett Gardens
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Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this 18th Century Palace is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life.


Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery. You will then drive to Dingli Cliffs, located less than a kilometre to the south west of the village of Dingli. The cliffs are 220 metres high and are the highest point in Malta! An isolated chapel makes for a charming landmark.


Built in the 17th century, the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene offers some of the most beautiful views you can get from these cliffs. From here you can also see the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla. Your final stop is The Buskett Gardens, located in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq, Siggiewi. The gardens are at their best in Spring but they offer shade from the harsh mid-Summer sun and offer a quiet place for a walk in the Winter months.


Verdala Palace, an official residence of the President of Malta, is located on the edge of the Gardens. A coffee break is also included in this tour where you will taste the delicious and traditional “Pastizzi”.

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The Great Gozo Adventure Tour

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The Great Gozo Adventure Tour
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The great adventure tour is a great  way to see Gozo from an active and different perspective.  This  tour allows guests to choose two from four different eco friendly activities (climbing and abseiling, biking, hiking and snorkelling) to try in one day. This provides guests with a choice in how to explore Gozo's landscape and coastline from difference perspectives. The variety of choices also allow for us to make the most of the seasons and weather conditions without the need to build new facilities or alter the environment.

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Discovering Gozo Malta’s Sister Island

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Discovering Gozo Malta’s Sister Island
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After a twenty minute crossing, on setting foot in Gozo you will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. Gozo, which is a three hilled island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. First stop is The Ggantija Temples that stand at the end of the Xaghra plateau, facing towards the south-east. This megalithic monument is in fact two temples, built side by side and enclosed with a boundary wall. The southerly one is the larger and elder, dating back to approximately 3600 BC. It is also better preserved. The second stop is Calypso’s Cave, is said to be the cave where Ulysseys was kept as a love prisoner for seven years by the nymph Calypso in the story of Homer’s Odyssey. Calypso’s cave lies near the stunning beach of Ramla Bay; the view is magnificent! You will then drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Xlendi is a typical Gozitan fishing village and harbours a number of fishing vessels. The next visit is The Citadella, a historic fortified city which lies in the heart of Victoria. The Citadella, also called as The Citadel, is on Malta’s tentative list of future World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, who describes it as a small fortified town. An old prison is located within the city, as are the Courts of Justice. After this visit you will stop for lunch in a restaurant in Rabat. Afterwards you will visit Ta’ Pinu Basilica, a Roman Catholic Parish Church located 700 metres away from the village of Gharb and allows visitors to enjoy beautiful views of the area. After visiting this church, which is dedicated to Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu, you will also visit The Azure Window, a natural arch featuring a table-like rock over the sea. It is situated near two other famous landmarks – The Inland Sea & Dwejra Bay. Finally you will drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere where breathtaking scenes can be enjoyed.

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FULL DAY COMINO & BLUE LAGOON by power boat

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FULL DAY COMINO & BLUE LAGOON by power boat
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This full day cruise takes you to the island of Comino and the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a thrilling ride to Comino and the Blue Lagoon on new powerboats. En route we will cruise past St Paul’s Islands and Mellieha Bay before we reach the famous Blue Lagoon.

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Gozo Sightseeing - OPEN BUS TOUR and the Famous Blue Lagoon

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Gozo Sightseeing - OPEN BUS TOUR and the Famous Blue Lagoon
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The Best Way to Visit Gozo’s Main Attractions and the Blue Lagoon! Join us on this fantastic topen bus trip around the sister Ilsand of Malta, Gozo and then to the Blue Lagoon in Comino. This tour is currently being operated from April to October - Monday to Sunday.

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Turkish Gullet round MALTA Cruise

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Turkish Gullet round MALTA Cruise
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We cruise close to shore, catching glimpses of Hassan’s cave, Pretty Bay, the impressive cliffs at Dingli that offer spectacular views of Malta’s untouched beauty and a chance to see the breeding ground of the Blue Rock Thrush (Malta’s National Bird), to mention but a few of the great vistas you will experience during this trip. Relax onboard our luxury yacht, soak up the sun and take in the beauty of the sights. The Captain will regularly update you about points of interest giving you ample time to unpack your camera and snap away for those unforgettable photos to take back home and show off with your friends and family. On reaching the Blue Lagoon in Comino, our yacht berths so that you have easy access to disembark and explore the island, visit the beach or take a speed boat ride to the nearby Santa Maria caves found on Comino.

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MALTA ARCHERY

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Instinctive and Meditative Archery on the beautiful Island of Malta
Discover an ancient art and an exiting activity. Suitable for all ages.
Start your "Way of the Bow", the Art of Archery, a way to yourself!
Relaxing, healthy and a lot of fun!
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Fly Free with Great Malta

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Win a FREE flight in a modern microlight aircraft! 

Like our fb page @ www.facebook.com/MaltaGreatMalta to WIN!

The new Ikarus C42B is the only microlight in Malta fitted with a ballistic recovery system (BRS) being used for training - basically a rocket-powered parachute for the whole aircraft in case of extreme emergency.

All flights are done with an experienced flying instructor, who will allow you to control the aircraft under his guidance and supervision. After a briefing involving safety equipment, emergency procedures, aircraft controls and instrumentation, you will be seated in the pilot’s seat for the duration of the flight.

:must be residing in Malta/ maximum passenger weight 90kg/ minimum age 14 to participate.

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Malta Bird Park Tour

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Bird Park Malta homes over 200 species of birds and other animals. Flamingos, pelicans, swans, storks, owls, cranes, parrots and many other amazing birds from around the world thrive happily with kangaroos, wallabies, antilope, meerkats, deer, genets, marmosets and more. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about bird habitat, flight, plumage cycles, displays, song and calls, territory and pair formation, nests and eggs, migration and much more, whilst having the chance to observe and interact with wildlife. 

The dedicated team of animal keepers work hard to ensure that all the animals enjoy the best possible care. While carrying out the daily feeding the keepers are always ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. Some of the friendly macaws, owls, reptiles and other animals are always eager for human interaction. Visitors have the chance to join in the daily handling sessions such as handling a barn owl or one of the parrots. 

As soon as you arrive at the park, the tour guide will offer a guided tour around the grounds with interesting information about each species.

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Playmobil Tour Malta

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Playmobil Tour Malta
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You can’t leave the Island without visiting the Playmobil FunPark & Factory. The Playmobil FunPark was created with the aim of providing an opportunity for children to interact with Playmobil’s range of figures and play-sets in a fun-filled and safe environment. Understanding the importance of imaginative play, Playmobil pays great attention to details, creating intricate and fun toys that adhere to the highest safety standards. The Playmobil FunPark comprises both an internal as well as an external play area. This tour gives you the chance to enter the factory and watch ‘The Smiling Faces In the Making’. The factory tour lasts 45 minutes. A drink and a snack are included and when buying products from the Playmobil Shop you will be given 10% Discount. You will also get a Playmobil Souvenir.

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The Three Cities & Wine Tasting Tour - Malta

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The Three Cities & Wine Tasting Tour - Malta
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The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. During the tour you will drive past Cospicua, a doublefortified harbour city and the largest of the three. It was also given a title as Citta’ Cottonera, but erroneously the title is now used to define the whole region. 

You will then arrive in Vittoriosa. Vittoriosa is ideally situated for safe anchorage and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Vittoriosa due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour. 

The third city Senglea is also called Civitas Invicta because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. The name Senglea was given by the grandmaster who built it, Claude De La Sengle. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. During this tour you will walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic churches and buildings. You will then drive to the Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. The wine tasting tour commences with a historical introduction amongst original artefacts, followed by an explanation about the process of how the locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented and eventually transformed into wine. 

A walk through the 400-year-old ‘Ageing Cellars’ is an authentic and true piece of Maltese heritage. The wine sampling is held in the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine tasting session to sample different Marsovin wines accompanied by a selection of local savouries like maltese bread and cheese. At the bar one also has the opportunity to purchase local Marsovin wines.

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The Tour of Valletta Malta’s Capital City!

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The Tour of Valletta Malta’s Capital City!
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Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. Valletta known as Il-Belt, contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. 

The city is essentially Baroque in character with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected area, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. The city is named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was ‘Humilissima Civitas Valletta’ – The Most Humble City of Valletta or Citta’ Umilissima in Italian. 

The bastions, curtains and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima – Most Proud. During the tour you will walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour. 

You will then visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral where you will see the painting ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces and the only painting signed by the painter. You will then watch the Malta Experience Show which will help you discover the Island and Malta’s amazing history. Free time will be available for shopping!

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Biking in the Maltese islands

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Biking in GOZO is becoming a popular activity with locals and visitors alike.
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Biking in GOZO is becoming a popular activity with locals and visitors alike. The islands have a great deal to offer a cyclist, with long country roads, narrow walled streets with rough surfaces and smooth long stretches that allow you to get into a good rhythm. Gozo’s national symbol is the three hills and even though the highest point of the island is no greater than 450 meters above sea level there are a great number of cycling routes that offer a wide range of challenges.

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Hiking in the Maltese countryside

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Hiking in the GOZITAN countryside or historic villages can be a very interesting and satisfying experience as the islands have a special charm.
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Hera Boat Party in Malta

Hera Boat Party in Malta
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Dubbed to be the best party on the island the Hera Boat party is one event which is a must on the party goer calendar. This event is very popular and must be pre-booked although on occasion there are few vacant places where one or two people can be added to the guest list. The cruise sails out of port towards Comino at 18:30. Local D.J. Entertainment is provided on board along with flowing local wine, fresh fruit and a light snack. As the night takes over from the day the music gets louder and the party is pumping all the way back to Sliema at around 23:00.

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Malta Sunset Cruise

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Malta Sunset Cruise
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Make the most of Malta with an unforgettable Sunset Cruise. We will leave Sliema Ferries and cruise off to the Northern or Southern part of the Island to watch the sunset onboard the Gavdos Star. Passing the superb coastline, we will then drop anchor and spend the rest of the night, swimming, listening to music and enjoying our selves. During the cruise a glass of wine & a tasty cold buffet are served. As the boat cruises back towards the Grand Harbour, keep your eyes peeled for the famous fortifications – during the night the Grand Harbour is magnificent.

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GOZO and COMINO on baord our Turkish Gullet

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GOZO and COMINO on baord our Turkish Gullet
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This trip offers you spectacular views of the urban Maltese coast. En-route we will cruise by the resorts of St. Julian’s, St. George’s Bay, Bugibba and St. Paul’s Island where it is said that St. Paul was shipwrecked in 60 AD and kick started what is now the predominant religion of the island roman Catholicism. Upon arrival at one of the secluded bays in Gozo, you can choose to take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear sea, snorkel around the rugged coastline or simply lay back and relax and take in the sun from our spacious decks. A mouth watering lunch served with wine, water and soft drinks are all included in the trip.

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