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MALTA & HER ISLANDS Islands of Antiquity RELAXED 10 nights from £999^ Including optional travel insurance or from £945^ without insurance§ Discover the rich and turbulent history of Malta and Gozo, which together have the greatest density of historic sites of any country on earth. Our island-hopping tour will reveal 5,000-year-old Neolithic temples, dramatic natural wonders, the architectural splendours of the Knights of St John and heroic tales from World War II. Explore the island's rugged coast ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Sliema. Fly to Malta and travel to Sliema for five nights, on half-board basis, at the locally rated 4-star Diplomat Hotel. D Day 2: Tarxien and Ghar Dalam. An included tour of the UNESCO-listed Tarxien Temples and the prehistoric site of Ghar Dalam awaits you this afternoon. B, D Day 3: Valletta. This morning, look forward to a full-day tour of historic Valletta. Walk in the footsteps of the Knights of St John with a visit to the impressive Co-Cathedral and Archaeology Museum. Pause for lunch at a restaurant of your choice then visit the Lascaris War Rooms and The Malta Experience, where you'll learn about the island's long and turbulent history. B, D Day 4: Sliema. Today you may be able to join an optional excursion to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, where colourful boats bob in the harbour and fishermen still mend their own nets. Afterwards, sit back and relax during a leisurely cruise around Valletta's harbour and see the fascinating sights and vibrant atmosphere of this beautiful city. Alternatively, you may like to simply relax at your hotel and enjoy a stroll along the seafront promenade. B, D Day 5: Sliema. Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to explore the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim or you may like to take a stroll along the promenade to St Julian's, with its pretty bay, sandy beach and choice of bars and restaurants. B, D Day 6: Malta-Gozo. After a relaxing morning at leisure catch the ferry to Gozo this afternoon. Spend the next five nights on a half-board basis at the 4-star Calypso Hotel. Situated at the water's edge overlooking Marsalforn Bay, the hotel is a stone's throw from the shores of the Mediterranean. B, D Day 7: Gozo. On your first full day in Gozo you can look forward to an included excursion to the capital, Victoria. Here you'll visit the historic Citadel whose hilltop position affords stunning views of the lush countryside and the Gordan Lighthouse. You'll also be able to visit the cathedral, and Period House which is found inside one the finest surviving houses in the Citadel. There will be free time for you to have lunch wherever you please (at your own cost). Afterwards, enjoy an included visit to the majestic Rotunda Church in Xewkija before returning to Marsalforn for a guided walk along the coastal salt pans. Dating from 1740, they are still in use today, producing several tons of sea salt every year. B, D Day 8: Gozo. Spend the day at leisure relaxing by the hotel's lovely rooftop swimming pool, or for something a little more energetic you could take a hike through the countryside. B, D Day 9: Gozo. Spend the day at leisure or you may have the chance to join an optional full-day excursion which travels by ferry to Malta to explore Mosta and the beautiful city of Mdina. B, D Day 10: Gozo. After your action-packed few days, you'll have a final day to spend as you please. B, D Day 11: Gozo-Malta-UK. Travel by ferry to Malta and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. B Please note: 2019 departures are 10-nights staying at 3 hotels, and follow a slightly different itinerary. Ta'Pinu Victoria Marsalforn nights in hotel GOZO COMINO Mdina Mosta Malta Luqa Hagar Qim Blue Grotto Sliema Valletta Tarxien Temples Ghar Dalam Extend your holiday Malta. 7 nights. All inclusive. Continue your holiday with a stay at the locally rated 4-star Seashells Resort at Suncrest in St Paul's Bay. Please call for details. 42 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking