Malta | 4 ★
Saint Julian's, Malta
Your centrally located, boutique style hotel, features modern self-catering studio units with breakfast daily. You’ll be situated in St. Julian’s, in the heart of Malta’s entertainment district, within a five-minute walk to the beach, and the trendy Spinola Bay. Enjoy easy access to public transportation and Valletta (only six kilometres away). Enjoy the indoor heated pool and free WiFi. You will have five cultural excursions included, to explore the local culture.
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• Airport transfers in country
• 29 nights studio accommodation at the George Hotel with breakfast daily
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Daily housekeeping (excludes kitchen)
• Complimentary WiFi and access to indoor pool and spa (all beauty treatments at an extra cost)
• Three full-day excursions, including Valletta, Mdina and Gozo
• Two half-day excursions to Three Cities and to the South of Malta
• Local tourist taxes and gratuities
• Merit Travel tour host**
The George Hotel in located in St. Julian’s in the heart of Malta’s entertainment and leisure areas and offers ease of accessibility to the island. This Boutique hotel is a short walk away from the magnificent Mediterranean Sea, the sandy beach at St. George’s Bay and the trendy Spinola Bay. Easy access to all public transport, Valletta is only 6 km away and the hotel is 8 km from Malta International airport. The George Hotel offers complimentary WiFi in all public areas and rooms, a spa, an indoor pool, lobby bar, breakfast room, conference room and concierge app available for guests to communicate with staff via mobile phone. St. Julian’s is just 657 feet from the bus station and a five-minute walk to the beach. There is also an on-site bar, restaurant, and market.
Note: roof top pool and bar are closed in the month of March.
Your self-catering studio has a living room with sofa and kitchen equipped with refrigerator, hob, microwave, dishwasher and kitchenware as well as a double bed and bathroom with shower and hair dryer. All studios have a balcony, work-desk, TV, free WiFi, telephone, mini-fridge, safe and daily housekeeping (except kitchenware).
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Feb. 28, 2020 | DEPART TORONTO - MALTA
Lufthansa flight 471 departs Toronto 6:00 p.m. arrives Frankfurt 7:45 a.m. (following day). Then connects with Lufthansa flight 1276 departs Frankfurt 10:35 a.m. arrives Malta 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 29, 2020 | MALTA (D)
Upon arrival, your local representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Mar. 1 - 28, 2020 | MALTA (B)
Enjoy your days at leisure in Malta. Breakfast will be served in the breakfast room, located in the mezanine level of the hotel. The following five excursions are included with the option to add more excursions with your Merit Travel tour host.
Mar. 4, 2020 | MALTA (B)
Included full-day excursion to Valletta:
Today enjoy a full-day tour of Valletta, the capital city. We drive to the city built by the Knights of St. John. During the walking tour of Valletta, we shall visit the main streets and monuments and St. John’s cathedral with the Caravaggio paintings. From Barrakka gardens, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the grand harbour of Malta. Situated at the lower part of Valletta, we will visit Casa Rocca Piccola, one of the first houses of the aristocracy which was opened for the public. Time at leisure for lunch and to enjoy the city before returning to hotel.
Mar. 8, 2020 | MALTA - MARSAXLOKK (B)
Included half-day excursion to the south of Malta:
After breakfast take part in a half-day tour of the south of Malta (boat trip to the Blue Grotto not included). We drive to the cozy fishing village of Marsaxlokk, situated in the south east of Malta. Anchored in the harbour, you can’t miss the Maltes ‘Luzzu’, a typical fishing boat with a pair of eyes placed in front by the fishermen to ward off evil spirits.
Weather permitting, you will have the option to take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, a natural arch with a 40 m cave in the cliff surrounded by crystal clear blue sea. In the archeological park of Hagar Qim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will discover the most ancient history of Malta; the Megalithic Temples which date back to 3,600 BC.
Appropriate for travellers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring by transport and by foot and do not require mobility aids.
Mar. 11, 2020 | MALTA - MDINA (B)
Included full-day excursion to Mdina:
Spend a full day in the city of Mdina. Mdina is the old capital city of Malta, built 200 m above sea level. During excavations, remains from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines and Arab period were unearthed. Today it is referred to as the silent city where only 230 people live. Outside the walls of the city, one finds the town of Rabat where we will visit St. Paul’s catacombs, the underground burial chambers dug during the Roman period. We will also see Casa Bernard, a typical Maltese townhouse full of antiques. We will also visit Mosta’s majestic Dome, one of the largest in Europe.
Mar. 15, 2020 | MALTA - VITTORIOSA - COSPICUA - SENGLEA (B)
Included half-day excursion to Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea:
Today you will be visiting The Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea - the first is the original city of the knights of St. John who settled there in 1530. We will also visit the Collachio district, the medieval part of the city with narrow winding streets. The inquisitor’s palace is the only one in the world open to the public. Here we will see the piano nobile, the torture chamber and the main prison cells. We will end with a short harbour cruise on a traditional Maltese dgħajsa boat, with fantastic views from the sea of The Three Cities and Valletta.
Mar. 18, 2020 | MALTA - GOZO (B, L)
Included full-day excursion to Gozo:
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Gozo. The sister island of Gozo is reachable in 20 minutes by ferry from Malta. Laid back lifestyle defines the small island, with a population of no more than 25,000 people. In the heart of the island, we can find Ggantija temples, considered as the oldest free-standing monuments in the world. Not to be missed is Dwejra Window (the Azure Window) and the citadel, the old capital city where only six people live today. Lunch is included and we will have time to feel the calm atmosphere and relaxing landscape of the island, as well as have a look at Gozo’s well-known crafts.
Mar. 28, 2020 | MALTA (B, D)
Day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Mar. 29, 2020 | DEPART MALTA - TORONTO (B)
Lufthansa flight 1313 departs Malta 6:25 a.m. arrives Frankfurt 9:05 a.m. Then connects with Lufthansa flight 470 departs Frankfurt 1:50 p.m. arrives Toronto 4:20 p.m.
*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Professional fee of $65 plus HST per booking is not included. Single supplement: $1,750. †Plaza Premium airport lounge pass applicable at Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton airports only. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 15 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host.
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