Malta & Tunisia Highlights

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Malta is an elegant & exotic country with enchanting history, sparkling natural beauty, breathtaking beaches & friendly people. Boasting a rich assortment of North African, Italian & Arabic influences, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean that exudes character. 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. The combination of Islamic and European culture makes Tunisia one of the most unique tourist destinations in the world. The massive number of attractions in Tunisia is what you would expect of a country many times its size. It offers superb beaches, spectacular desert scenery and an abundance of historical sites. 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. Like a footprint in the Tunisian desert sand your mind will be imprinted with fond memories to last a lifetime. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Valletta to Sliema
    Valletta to Sliema
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
    • Evening at leisure
    The Palace (5*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Sliema to Valletta
    Sliema to Valletta
    • Private - 1/2 Day Valletta with St. John Cathedral, Upper Barracca Garden & The Magisterial Palace - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Malta Experience Show & Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    The Palace (5*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Sliema
    Sliema
    • Private - Mosta & Mdina - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    The Palace (5*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Valletta to Sliema
    Valletta to Sliema
    • Private - Gozo Island - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    The Palace (5*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Valletta to Tunis
    Valletta to Tunis
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
    • Air - Valletta - Tunis [1 hr 10 mins] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Dar El Medina
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Private - 1/2 d Carthage & Sidi Bou Said (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Dar El Medina
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Private - 1/2 d Bardo & Medina (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Dar El Medina
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Private - Thuburbo Majus, Dougga & Testour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Dar El Medina
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Private - Kairouan City Tour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Dar El Medina
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Tunis
    Tunis
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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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:

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
  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.


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