•WELCOME WELCOME TO MALTA... TO MALTA... THE HAPPIEST THE HAPPIEST MEETINGMEETING PLACE INPLACE THE WORLD! IN THE WORLD! •Malta is made of 3 different islands – Malta (the main island), Gozo (the sister island) and Comino (famous for the Blue Lagoon)
Dwejra (Azure Window)
Sicily (93 KM)
COMINO Gozo Ferry (Public ferry)
St. Julian’s (Hotels/Nightlife area)
Mdina (Medieval city)
Valletta (Capital City)
Marsaxlokk (Fishing village)
The capital city is Valletta but most of the 5 star hotels and nightlife is located in St. Julian’s (10 minutes away)
The British ruled Malta until 1964 when it became independent. We still drive on the left hand side of the road.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.
The official languages are English and Maltese, which sounds a bit Arabic.
Malta became an EU member in 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.
Malta has a total surface of 316 km2.
Program Overview | 4 Days / 3 Nights 4 DAY PROGRAM
OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM: DAY 1
Breakfast at Hotel Breakfast at Hotel Catamaran Trip to Gozo via the Blue Lagoon, Comino
Arrival at Malta International Airport Welcome & transfer to the hotel
Check-out Visit of Gozo with Jeeps Exclusive Lobster Grill on the edge of a cliff
Welcome drink & check-In Free time
Return to Malta with Powerboats
Champagne Surprise with Waiters Abseiling down the Cliffs
Transfer to Valletta on Vintage coaches Private opening of St. John’s co-cathedral Welcome reception at Upper Barrakka Garden Dinner on the Saluting Battery
Breakfast at Hotel
1. Valletta 5-Senses Visit Lunch in Valletta
2 – La Dolce Vita Vintage Cabrio Tour Lunch in a country house
3 – Sailing Regatta Lunch at Baia Beach Club
Pre-Dinner tour of Mdina with Private Recital Dinner and Party Night at Café del Mar
Transfer to Palazzo Parisio by Vintage Limousines Gala Dinner in a private palace Palazzo Parsio & Gardens
Tour of the South of Malta with ancient temples and visit of fishing village Fish lunch in Marsaxlokk Transfer to Malta International Airport and departure
Program Overview | 4 Days / 3 Nights DAY 1
DAY 1 / ARRIVAL AT MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT St. Julianâ€™s/ Sliema (Proposed hotels area)
Valletta (Proposed hotels area)
Arrival at the Malta International Airport
20 minute transfer from the Airport to most hotels
Chauffeur Service |Minivans
Welcome at the Airport & Transfer to the hotel Our staff will welcome the guests on arrival at the Malta International Airport with the clientâ€™s logo. Various services can be provided at the airport including hostesses and porterage directly from the plane (be it a charter plane, private jet or a scheduled flight) and assistance inside the terminal. The transfer to the hotel will be done in executive cars/minibuses and takes approx. 20 minutes. Check-in and welcome reception at the hotel Upon arrival at the hotel, a welcome drink will be served. The guests will sign the pre-filled hotel registration cards and be given the room key card. The luggage will be distributed in the rooms during the reception. In the afternoon guests will have some time to relax and freshen-up before meeting for a welcome dinner.
DAY 1 / EVENING IN THE CAPITAL CITY - VALLETTA
Valletta aerial view
St. johnâ€™s Co-Cathedral
Balconies in Valletta
Some information about Valletta: As the capital, Valletta is the key city of Malta. It's a delightful spot, standing proud on a short peninsula on the main island's north-east coast, and blessed with a visible history that saw it granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1980. Much of this is surely down to its picturesque harbour and preserved walls. A walk around the latter, especially where they run along the waterfront, gives a clear picture of how sturdy a stronghold the city must have been when it was founded in the mid-16th century. Fairly compact, it's an easy city to explore on foot. St John's Co-Cathedral, built by the Knights Hospitaller (as was much of the city) in the 1570s, is the main religious showpiece. An imposing structure, it looks like a fortress from the outside, but reveals a grandiose, art-laden interior. Elsewhere, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the city's highest point, offer sublime views of the harbour.
DAY 1 / TRANSFER TO VALLETTA WITH VINTAGE COACHES
Classic Maltese bus
Public transport until 2011
Buses date back to the 1940â€™s
Capacity of 30 pax per bus
Transfer in authentic Maltese Buses In the evening a vintage Maltese buse will pick up the guests from the hotel for a transfer to Valletta. Maltese bus (xarabank in Maltese) was used for public transport prior to 2011, when the network of service bus routes on the island was taken over by a private company, Malta had several bus types no longer in service anywhere else in the world. Fortunately these buses have been refurbished and can now be used for special transfers. Each bus takes up to 30 people and some of the buses date back to the 1940â€™s.
DAY 1 / PRIVATE OPENING OF ST. JOHN’S CO-CATHEDRAL
The façade of the cathedral
Interior of the cathedral
The beheading of St. John the Baptist
Detail of a wall inside the cathedral
A gem of Baroque art and architecture The cathedral was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta, with interior decoration by Mattia Preti. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world's great cathedrals. The painting depicting The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (1608) by Caravaggio (1571–1610) is the most famous work in the church. Considered one of Caravaggio's masterpieces and the only painting signed by the painter, the canvas is displayed in the Oratory for which it was painted.
DAY 1 / RECEPTION AT BARRAKKA GARDENS AND DINNER AT THE SALUTING BATTERY
View of the ‘Three Cities’ from Upper Barrakka Gardens
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Welcome Night at The Saluting Battery The evening program will start at the beautiful gardens of Upper Barrakka, where guests will be welcomed with a reception and a full round of canon shots, before being escorted to the Saluting Battery for dinner . The venue offers magnificent views of the Grand Harbour, the fortified ‘Three Cities’ and the distant open seas. A unique setting where you can feel and see the history first hand.
Program Overview | 4 Days / 3 Nights DAY 2
DAY 2 / DAY ON THE SISTER ISLAND GOZO
Gozo Scenery | Mgarr Harbour Area
Salt Pans, Qbajjar
Gozo Quick Info Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and though separated from mainland Malta by a 5km stretch of Mediterranean sea it is distinctly different from Malta. Roughly circular in shape, 14km by 7km in area, Gozo is hilly and from the south-west to the north-west, the coast is entirely surrounded by cliffs. Gozoâ€™s population of approximately 31,000 is not so much in evidence, except in the in the bustling little square in what makes for the main town. Gozo was an important place for cultural evolution, and during the neolithic period the Ä gantija temples were built; they are the world's oldest free-standing structures, as well as the world's oldest religious structures.
DAY 2 / CATAMARAN TRIP TO GOZO VIA THE BLUE LAGOON
Mgarr - Gozo
The Blue Lagoon in Comino – Finishing line
The Route – Approx 2.5 hrs including a short stop in Comino
Exclusive Catamaran Trip to Gozo
On board in the Blue Lagoon
Catamaran to Gozo via the popular Blue Lagoon After the breakfast at the chosen hotel the guests will be invited on board the Catamaran. The guests will be treated to a leisurely cruise along the Eastern Coast of Malta towards the North stopping briefly at the Blue Lagoon in Comino before berthing in Gozo..
DAY 2 / VISIT OF GOZO WITH JEEPS
The tour will start from Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
Jeep tour through Gozo
Salt Pans at Qbajjar
Gozo tour Upon arrival in Gozo, the guests will be welcomed by our staff and taken to the Jeeps. The Jeeps will be self drive or we could arrange to have a chauffeur which gives the guests the opportunity to just relax and enjoy the amazing views of Gozo. The tour will go through the main sightseeing sports. A competitive element can be added in the form of a road book challenge where guests have to solve riddles and clues to find the different stops along the route.
DAY 2 / EXCLUSIVE LOBSTER GRILL AT THE EDGE OF A CLIFF
Local food including sundried tomatoes, Gozo cheese, olives etc.
Lunch/Afternoon: A delicious Outdoor Lunch will be served in Gozo on the edge of a cliff! Upon arrival, the guests will be treated to a fantastic surprise for lunch. They will be accompanied to Gozoâ€™s second window, where a delicious lunch will be exclusively set up for them. The lunch will start off with local antipasti including different types of cheeses, salamis, tomatoes, olives, etc. During the main course Lobster and meats will be served from the grill. After lunch we will continue the jeep tour and guests will be accompanied back to the harbour for the return transfer by powerboats.
DAY 2 / HIGH-SPEED POWERBOAT TRANSFER FROM GOZO TO THE HOTEL
Powerboat transfer time 25-30 minutes
Fastest boats on the Maltese islands with 750HP
Champagne Surprise with divers at Crystal Lagoon
Each Powerboat and Speedbaot takes up to 20 pax
Get ready for some serious fun! What do you get when you have 750hp on a boat? Well, the answer is very simpleâ€Ś Serious Fun! Each powerboat takes up to 20 pax. The transfer takes approximately 25-35 minutes and will take the guests directly back to the hotel jetty. At Crystal Lagoon in Comino the boat will stop for a Champagne Surprise / Waiters will abseil down the cliffs with champagne! Flutes will be on board and guests will be served Champagne before heading back to the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel guests will have some free time to freshen up before meeting for dinner in the evening.
DAY 2 / EVENING / TRANSFER BY LIMOUSINES
Inside the limos
The guests will be taken to the venue in style: Stretch Limousines will be rented excluisively for them so they can start the party on the way to the venue!!!
DAY 2 / DINNER AND PARTY NIGHT AT CAFÉ DEL MAR Arrive with coaches
Entrance stairs Dining area
Aerial view of Café del Mar
Sunset at Café del Mar
Dinner at Café del Mar By far the freshest venue on the island, Café Del Mar will be the ideal location for the group’s last dinner and party. Set right on the coast, enjoying wonderful sunsets, the venue forms part of the recently built National Aquarium, in the Qawra. The all-white décor calls for a summery theme, and the venue enjoys large spaces outdoors decorated by white lounge seating arrangements and an infinity pool. The evening… Upon arrival at Café del Mar, guests will be escorted down the stairs where they will be served an Aperol Spritz.
DAY 2 / DINNER AND PARTY NIGHT AT CAFÉ DEL MAR
Set up for the party night
Set up for the party night
Party Night at Café del Mar After dinner, the DJ will keep the crowd entertained with some fresh tunes whilst the bar will keep the drinks coming. Transfer from Café del Mar to the hotel by coach.
Program Overview | 4 Days / 3 Nights DAY 3
PROGRAM 1| Valletta 5 Senses
DAY 3 /Program 1 : VALLETTA 5 SENSES
Visit St. John’s
Ice cream stop
Discover Valletta through the 5 senses tour The Valletta 5 senses guided tour starts off with a visit of the magnificent St. John’s Co-Cathedral where guests will be able to see the amazing masterpiece of the Knights of St. John. We will then continue to the Manoel Theatre where upon arrival guests will hear an angelic performance by one of Malta’s top opera singers. A short stop at Valletta’s oldest coffee shop will have guests taste a refreshing gelato (ice cream). For the next stop guests will be accompanied to a typical Maltese Wine Bar where they will experience the smell of local wines (and of course ‘taste’ them) . The tour will end at the Lower Barrakka Gardens where guests will be offered a hand/neck massage (‘touch’).
DAY 3 /Program 1: LUNCH AT MICHAEL’S RESTAURANT
Lunch at Michael’s Michael’s, a refuge offering cuisine of the land and from the sea and fusing together the traditional and the cutting edge, is fittingly housed in Valletta, a historic city also at the nexus of tradition and the brand new, yet, in perfect harmony. As to the building, it’s a veritable treasure trove of history. It’s known as the L’Hostel De Verdelin, after Fra Jean Jacques De Verdelin, a nephew of Grandmaster De Verdalle, took 12 years to construct, and apart from two coats of arms removed from the facade by Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops in 1798, is excellently preserved in all respects. Father and son chefs Michael and Daniel Cauchi bring different culinary experiences to the table, serving up harmonious dishes blending local and Mediterranean flavours.
PROGRAM 2| La Dolce Vita
DAY 3 /Program 2 :“LA DOLCE VITA” – VINTAGE CABRIO TOUR
La Dolce Vita At the Valletta Waterfront, after lunch, the guests will be surprised with cabrio vintage cars (Beaufords) lined up all next to each other for today’s activity!
Stops The activity will mostly take place in the north/west of the island, passing by beautiful viewpoints and beaches. Surprises and activities will await the guests along the way: - Active: Medieval Archery - Refreshing: Drink and Cold Towel Stop at the Watchtower - Nourishing: Coffee Break in Mdina, Relais & Chateaux
DAY 3 /Program 2: “LA DOLCE VITA” – STOPS
Active Stop: Archery
Refreshing Stop: Drinks and Cold Towels
Coffee Break in Mdina: The Relais & Chateaux Atrium
Active Stop: Archery Learn to shoot your bow like a Medieval Knight and embrace the elegant ancient sport of archery. Refreshing Stop: Drinks and Cold Towels By the watchtower overlooking one of Malta’s finest beaches, a refreshing stop will await the guests with cold drinks and fresh towels. Coffee Break in Mdina: The Relais & Chateaux Atrium The vintage cabrios, will drop us off in Mdina,, Malta’s former Capital, where guests will be invited into the Palazzo for a coffee break.
DAY 3 /Program 2: LUNCH IN A COUNTRYHOUSE
Exclusive Port & Sherry Tasting
Lunch will be served on the terrace or in one of the chambers
Extensive collector items
Exclusive tasting & lunch in the countryside At Rogantino’s Farmhouse the owner Tony will welcome the guests on arrival and will invite them to an exclusive Port & Sherry tasting where collector’s bottles will be opened and tasted. Tony has one of the largest collections in Europe and has many bottles which date back to the 1920’s-1940’s. Tony is also an enthusiastic chef and will prepare some of his homemade & local specialties for the guests, which they will enjoy in the cosy chambers or on the countryside terrace.
PROGRAM 3| Sailing Regatta
DAY 3 /Program 3: SAILING REGATTA
Start of the Regatta
Views of the cliffs from the yachts
The race is on
Sailing Regatta Add a competitive edge to your day and board one of the sailing yachts, each yacht is skippered and takes up to 6 guests. The guests will have the opportunity to learn the ropes and participate in sailing the boats with the help of the skippers. The Race will kick off after everyone has boarded and followed the instructions; an organisation speedboat will accompany the Regatta for marking the Start and Finish of the Race and attend to any safety requirements.
DAY 3 /Program 3: LUNCH AT BAIA BEACH CLUB Baia Beach Club
Location of Baia Beach Club
View from Baia Beach Club
JetSkis after lunch
Deck chairs at Baia Beach Club
Lunch at Baia Beach Club After the Sailing Regatta, the group will have lunch at Baia Beach Club, a beautiful venue at the beach. Against a jaw dropping backdrop of the clear blue waters of Armier and stunning views of Gozo and Comino, Baia Beach Club channels a laid back vibe while offering unparalleled service. Stylish, chic and with a serious dose of cool they continue to attract islanders and foreigners alike. After lunch they will have some time to enjoy the faciIities and make use of some watersports before sailing back at leisure to the hotel.
DAY 3 /PRE DINNER TOUR IN MDINA WITH......
View from the bastions
View of Mdina
Transfer to The Silent City Mdina by coach. Upon arrival at the gate of the city, the guides will take the group on a mini tour of the Silent City by night. Each group will be led by two torch bearers. The history of Mdina goes back more than 4000 years, and short walk through the narrow alleyways will bring the guests to the bastions, where one can see a spectacular view overlooking the whole island. While enjoying the view from the bastions, the guests will enjoy and aperitif and a selection of canapĂŠs.
DAY 3 /......PRIVATE RECITAL
View from the bastions
St. Paulâ€™s Co-Cathedral, Mdina
Surprise Mini Concert ! After the drink the guides will walk the guests to the Cathedral square. The doors open, letting the guests in to what will seem a dark empty Church. The only light will come from the candles that will be placed along the aisle leading the people in. Just as the guests take their seat, the lights come on to the voices of a choir. The guests are treated to an exclusive mini-concerto in the Cathedral, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
DAY 3/ TRANSFER TO PALAZZO PARISIO BY VINTAGE LIMOUSINES
The gardens of the Palace
Selection of Vintage Limousines
The facade of Palazzo Parisio Palace and Gardens
Palazzo Parisio Following the concerto, the guests will walk out of the city with the guides, where they will find a number of Vintage Limousines lined up for their transfer to the Dinner venue. The limousines take 3 or 4 persons each, including Princesses, Rolls Royce, Daimlers to name but a few. They will proceed to the Gala venue for the final dinner â€“ Palazzo Parisio.
DAY 3/ GALA DINNER IN A PRIVATE PALACE: PALAZZO PARISIO & GARDENS
The gardens of the Palace
Drink will be served on the Terrace
The interiors of Palazzo Parisio Palace and Gardens
Palazzo Parisio â€“ a unique 19th century Palace in the ancient village of Naxxar
Described as a miniature Versailles, it is a glorious showcase of Maltese and Italian craftsmanship at the turn of the 19th century, with lavishly decorated ceilings, murals and frescoes, fine stucco work, magnificent antique furniture, rare paintings and extravagant gilding. The ornate gilded Ballroom of mirrors is unique in Malta with its exuberant style, flamboyant decoration and unparalleled plasterwork. It is still used today for private functions, weddings and important corporate hospitality events.
DAY 3/ GALA DINNER IN A PRIVATE PALACE: PALAZZO PARISIO & GARDENS
Staircase to the Grand Ballroom
Dinner Set up in the Grand Ballroom
Cellars for the After Party
Dinner & Dancing A gala dinner will be served in the grand Ballroom accompanied by Palazzo Parisio wines, flowing minerals and coffee. After dinner we will escort the guests down to the cellars where a DJ will be waiting with a few dancing tunes to end the evening ! Return to hotel by coaches.
Program Overview | 4 Days / 3 Nights DAY 4
DAY 4/ TOUR OF THE SOUTH OF MALTA
Transfer time to marsaxlokk approx 25 min
Hagar Qim Temples
Enjoy the view of the luzzu boats in Marsaxlokk
Fisherman in Marsaxlokk
The excursion will take the guests to the Hagar Qim Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These temples form part of a complex found on the southern coast of island. They were built around the fourth millennium and are amongst the most ancient religious sites on earth. These temples are older than the pyramids and have been described as â€œunique architectural masterpiecesâ€?. We will proceed to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Visit of Marsaxlokk Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta's second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colorful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows. The village is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colors and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants and is ideal for some last minute souvenir shopping.
DAY 4/ LUNCH AT IR-RIZZU AND DEPARTURE
Entrance of Ir-Rizzu
Speciality of seafood
Interior of Ir-Rizzu
Lunch at ir-Rizzu and departure After the tour through Marsaxlokk, the guests will make their way to ir-Rizzu, an authentic Maltese restaurant, that are specialised in seafood. At this restaurant a 3-course lunch will be served to the guests. After lunch, the guests will be transferred to the Malta Airport by coach and will be in time for their departure.
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