Malta & Tunisia Highlights

10 days from $3,585 pp*
  • Visit the 7th century Sidi Okba Mosque in Kairouan.
  • Explore the ancient Roman ruins of Dougga with expert guide.
  • Marvel at the immense limestone arches of the Azure Window.
  • Led by private guide, experience the highlights of Valletta.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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With megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave, the Maltese Islands are positively mythic. From its vibrant blue waters and secluded bays, to medieval walled citadels and splendid baroque churches this delightful tour is truly unique. Led by expert private guide you'll tour Valletta, named one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world by UNESCO & renowned for its awe-inspiring architectural marvels & archaeological remains. Learn the history of enchanting churches, palaces, museums & gardens as you tour the Silent City of Mdina.

Once the heartland of Roman Africa, it’s no surprise that Tunisia is home to some of the world’s finest Roman sites and ruins. Evidence of Tunisia’s rich heritage can be seen in the fascinating sites of Phoenician and Roman Carthage, the ruins of the Punic town of Kerkouane and the Medinas of Tunis and Sousse, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and home of magnificent Islamic architecture dating back over 3,000 years. With a private guide, you'll safely see the most incredible sights of Tunisia.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Valletta to Sliema
    Valletta to Sliema
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(3)
    • Evening at leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Sliema to Valletta
    Sliema to Valletta
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Valletta with St. John Cathedral, Upper Barracca Garden & The Magisterial Palace - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Malta Experience Show & Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Sliema
    Sliema
    • Tour - Private - Mosta & Mdina - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Valletta to Sliema
    Valletta to Sliema
    • Tour - Private - Gozo Island - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Valletta to Tunis
    Valletta to Tunis
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(3)
    • Valletta - Tunis [1 hr 10 mins] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 d Carthage & Sidi Bou Said (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 d Bardo & Medina (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Tour - Private - Thuburbo Majus, Dougga & Testour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Tour - Private - Kairouan City Tour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Valletta - Sliema

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

This evening spend time at leisure or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: The Palace (5*)

The Palace Hotel is a distinctly high class hotel within walking distance to all the main attractions of Sliema. This hotel is one of the best in Malta and will impress even the most discerning hotel guest. The professional, courteous, and friendly hotel staff will be on hand to ensure that your stay remains an enjoyable and memorable experience. The guest rooms at the Palace Hotel are luxurious, spacious, and fully facilitated with everything you would expect of a five star hotel. Many rooms have a balcony or roomy terrace to enjoy the spectacular view.

Sliema
Sliema
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel

Day 2: Sliema - Valletta

Enjoy a half day tour of Valletta with private transfers and English speaking guide. Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. The city owes both its name and its fortifications to jean de la Valette, Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, who rebuilt the city after the Great Siege of 1565. After a morning at leisure you will go sightseeing in Valletta, visiting the Upper Barracca Gardens and two great buildings erected by the Knights of St. John`s, the Palace of the Grand Masters and St. John`s Co-Cathedral. Entrance fees to St. John`s Co-Cathedral & Caravaggio, State Rooms and Tapestry Chamber included.

You will be picked up and taken with a private vehicle and an English speaking guide to a local first class restaurant.

Accommodation: The Palace (5*)
Valletta
Valletta

Day 3: Sliema

Enjoy a private full day tour with vehicle and English speaking guide. In the morning you drive inland to the village of Mosta, whose Church of St. Mary has the third largest unsupported dome in all of Europe. Continue on to Mdina, ancient capital of Malta, and a town of great historical charm, much of it painstakingly rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Entrance to Mdina Cathedral included.

Accommodation: The Palace (5*)
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary

Day 4: Valletta - Sliema

Enjoy a private full day tour to Gozo with vehicle and an English speaking guide. You will take the ferry across for a day in Gozo, a tranquil island ringed with beautiful bays. Most of this island is rural but one still finds numerous archeological remains and architectural treasures, including the old Citadel and the Ggantija temples. You`ll visit the capital, Victoria, with its hilltop citadel, then see some of the island`s natural wonders: the Azure Window, an immense limestone arch created by erosion; Fungus Rock, whose plant life was harvested for medicinal purposes by the Knights of S. John and the Inland Sea. Includes English speaking guide, private vehicle, ferry tickets, entrance fees to Ggantija temples, Gozo Cathedral.

Accommodation: The Palace (5*)
Azure Window, Gozo
Azure Window, Gozo

Day 5: Valletta - Tunis

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Take your flight from Valletta to Tunis today.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.

Accommodation: Dar El Medina

This 12 room hotel is a converted traditional house located right in the Tunis Medina. It features whitewashed and tiled surroundings, with latticed windows. The many-levelled mansion is a surprise after the narrow street, with inner courtyards providing light, space and shade.

Tunis
Tunis
Dar elMedina
Dar elMedina

Day 6: Tunis

Begin the days touring with a visit to Carthage.  Explore the ruins which surround this once prosperous Roman city including stops at the Tophet, the Phoenician cemetery, the Punic Harbours, Antonin's Bath, the Carthage Museum and the Saint Louis Cathedral. Continue from here to the village of Sidi Bou Said, boasting spectacular breathtaking views of the Gulf of Tunis.

Accommodation: Dar El Medina
Saint Louis Cathedral
Saint Louis Cathedral

Day 7: Tunis

Enjoy a half day of touring beginning with a visit to the National Museum of Bardo. This museum holds an extensive collection of ancient Roman mosaic, considered one of the largest, complete collections in the world. Next, visit the Medina of Tunis, exploring the narrow souk lined streets before heading to lunch.

Accommodation: Dar El Medina
Tunisian Pottery
Tunisian Pottery

Day 8: Tunis

After breakfast, the tour begins with a visit to Tuburbo Majus. Tuburbo Majus, or Colonia Julia Aurelia Commoda, as it was referred to during the Roman era, which was originally a Punic town converted into a Roman veteran's colony.  ext, travel to Dougga, one of the best preserved Roman historical sites in all of Tunisia. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Dougga is an outstanding example of ancient Roman architecture, with numerous well preserved columns and structures spread across this 65 hectare site.  The town of Testour is located on the hilltops of the Medjerda Valley, some 20kms south-west of Medjez-el-Bab.  Formally named Tichilla during ancient’s times, this town's layout emits the influence of both the Muslim and Jewish refugees whom settled here, giving it a distinctive synergy of character and culture.

Accommodation: Dar El Medina
Dougga
Dougga

Day 9: Tunis

Set out to Kairouan for a walk through this holy Islamic city, founded in 671 by Okba Ibn Nafâa. It centralized location, proved beneficiary in adding to its renowned reputation for unique, elegant carpet manufacturing, which feature across a wide range of mosques. Visit the impressive Mosque Sidi Okba, founded in the 7th century; this marvel reflects the greatness of the Islam Empire during this era. Visit the Aghlabiden pool, the city's main water reservoir, followed by a stop at Saint Abou Zemaa El Balaoui, also known as the "prophet Berber".  Explore the old town (Medina) and enjoy walking through its characteristic markets (the souks).

Accommodation: Dar El Medina
Kairouan - The Great Mosque
Kairouan - The Great Mosque

Day 10: Tunis

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Palace (5*): Sliema

The Palace Hotel is a distinctly high class hotel within walking distance to all the main attractions of Sliema. This hotel is one of the best in Malta and will impress even the most discerning hotel guest. The professional, courteous, and friendly hotel staff will be on hand to ensure that your stay remains an enjoyable and memorable experience. The guest rooms at the Palace Hotel are luxurious, spacious, and fully facilitated with everything you would expect of a five star hotel. Many rooms have a balcony or roomy terrace to enjoy the spectacular view.

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel

Dar El Medina: Tunis

This 12 room hotel is a converted traditional house located right in the Tunis Medina. It features whitewashed and tiled surroundings, with latticed windows. The many-levelled mansion is a surprise after the narrow street, with inner courtyards providing light, space and shade.

Dar elMedina
Dar elMedina
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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