Malta Highlights

5 days from $2,275 per person*
  • Privately tour the picturesque seaport of Gozo Island.
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the village of Mosta.
  • Explore the Upper Barracca Gardens of Valletta.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Often overlooked, discover this elegant & exotic country's enchanting history, sparkling natural beauty, breathtaking beaches & friendly people with this first class private guided tour. Boasting a rich assortment of North African, Italian & Arabic influences, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean. 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. Privately tour the tranquil island of Gozo, with its stunning aquamarine waters. Dine on mouth watering Maltese delicacies at a traditional restaurant & watch an enticing dinner show. Featuring private guide, driver & a luxurious 5 star hotel at an incomparable price!

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
    • Evening at Leisure
  • Day 2 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Dinner & Maltese Folklore Show - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 3 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Mosta & Mdina - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - Gozo Island - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
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

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, a private English-speaking representative will be on hand to assist you.

This evening, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior

The luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally situated on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and architectural gems. Sixteenth century fortifications embrace the Grand Hotel Excelsior and its olive gardens, making it the only 5-star hotel in Malta nestled within historic architecture. With a portfolio of elegant suites and guestrooms, this acclaimed hotel prides itself in providing discerning travelers with proper Mediterranean luxury, anchored by magnificent service, breathtaking seaside views, and an unforgettable dining experience. 

Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Valetta
Valetta
Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Day 2: Valletta

Set out with a private guide and driver on a half-day tour of the must-see sights of Valletta. As Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Valletta is nothing short of an open-air museum of baroque architecture. Valletta 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. You'll stroll through the stunning Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Grand Harbor. After, visit two great buildings erected by the Knights of St. John; the Grandmaster's Palace and St. John's Co-Cathedral, both 16th century relics. At the Grandmaster's Palace, current home to the President of Malta, you'll visit the lavish State Rooms and Tapestry Chamber, rich with 16th-18th artwork and ceiling paintings. Your visit of St. John's Co-Cathedral will have you access view the famous Beheading of St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio, a work once touted as the painting of the 17th century.

Meet your private vehicle for a transfer to a cultural experience tonight, with a dinner & show featuring Maltese folklore. Featuring six dancers in traditional eighteenth century costumes, you'll be lured into a jovial story of Maltese history told through dance. The charming Marija herself will present the show in a variety of languages, always courteously asking for the different nationalities in the house, so that she may translate accordingly. Enjoy a 3-course Maltese feast, while the show entertains you from the comfort of your dining table. 

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grandmaster's Palace Court
Grandmaster's Palace Court
Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Folklore Show
Folklore Show

Day 3: Valletta

Embark on a half-day tour with a private guide and driver, setting out to explore the inland village of Mosta, and Malta's ancient capital, Mdina. In Mosta, you'll have an opportunity to see the Rotunda, a church featuring the third largest unsupported dome in all of Europe. On the outskirts of town, a pair of pre-historic dolmens (burial chambers) at Wied Filep can be seen, set on a sandstone platform behind a stone wall enclosure. While the stones themselves may seem fairly commonplace, you'll revel in the fact that they're remnants of a neolithic civilization dating back 5,000 years. Continue on to the fortified city of Mdina, a town of great historical charm, much of it painstakingly rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Enter the city through the defensive walls, strolling through medieval quarters toward St Paul's Cathedral for a visit of the historic building founded in the 12th century. Gaze up at stunning ceiling frescoes, and admire the marble work, the stone of which was salvaged in part from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage. Conclude your day back in Valletta.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral of Mdina
Cathedral of Mdina

Day 4: Valletta

Enjoy a full day tour to Gozo today, a tranquil island ringed with beautiful bays, and surreal crystalline waters. In the company of a private guide and driver, you'll set out from the main island of Malta and board a public ferry, sailing northwest to Gozo Island. Despite the island being largely rural, there are still numerous archaeological remains and architectural treasures to behold. You'll explore the capital, Victoria, and its old hilltop citadel, an acropolis-turned-castle surrounded by stone fortifications, towering over the city below. Here you'll stroll through the maze of streets and visit the 17th century baroque Gozo Cathedral. You'll also make a visit to the island's Ggantija Temples, included in the Megalithic Temples of Malta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pair of Ggantija Temples are cherished as the oldest free-standing buildings in the world, and predate the Pyramids of Giza by more than a thousand years. Enjoy some of the island's natural wonders as well, such as Fungus Rock, whose plant life was harvested for medicinal purposes by the Knights of S. John, and the Inland Sea. Conclude with a return back to Valletta.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Citadel of Victoria
Citadel of Victoria

Day 5: Valletta

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, a private English-speaking representative will be on hand to assist you.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Grand Hotel Excelsior: Valletta

The luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally situated on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and architectural gems. Sixteenth century fortifications embrace the Grand Hotel Excelsior and its olive gardens, making it the only 5-star hotel in Malta nestled within historic architecture. With a portfolio of elegant suites and guestrooms, this acclaimed hotel prides itself in providing discerning travelers with proper Mediterranean luxury, anchored by magnificent service, breathtaking seaside views, and an unforgettable dining experience. 

Malta Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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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