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Itinerary

DAY 1. THURSDAY, 12 APRIL
ARRIVE

Arrive at Malta Int'l Airport (MLA) where you will be warmly greeted by our guide and brought to the hotel.

Get settled at the hotel.
Free time: suggest a local walk along Il Mall, past the round Sarria Church to Argotti Botanical Gardens.
Evening Welcome dinner and gathering.

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (D)

DAY 2. FRIDAY, 13 APRIL
VALLETTA

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
Barracca Gardens
St John’s Co-Cathedral
National Museum of Archaeology
Grand Master’s Palace
Sharing circle (back at the hotel)

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, L)

DAY 3. SATURDAY, 14 APRIL
GOZO—GGANTIJA TEMPLES, VICTORIA, CALYPSO CAVES

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
Depart for the ferry to Gozo
Ggantija Temples
Victoria, the ancient city of the island
Calypso Caves
Sharing circle (back at the hotel)

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, L)

DAY 4. SUNDAY, 15 APRIL
HAGAR QIM, MNAJDRA, CLAPHAM JUNCTION CART RUTS,
MARY MAGDALENE WAYSIDE CHAPEL

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
Hagar Qim
Mnajdra temple complex
Dingli Cliffs and Clapham Junction Cart Ruts
Madliena Chapel
Sharing circle (back at the hotel)

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, L)

DAY 5. MONDAY, 16 APRIL
VITTORIOSA and GHAR DALAM

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
The Inquisitors Palace
Ghar Dalam Cave
Sharing circle (back at the hotel)

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, L)

DAY 6. TUESDAY, 17 APRIL
TARXIEN TEMPLES, MOSTA DOME, ST.PAUL THE HERMIT CHAPEL

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
The Tarxien Temples
Mosta Cathedral
St. Paul the Hermit chapel
Sharing circle (back at the hotel)

Mosta Dome was built in 1860 over another church that was built in 1614, the church of St. Mary, and is the Parish church of Mosta. The interior of the church is quite impressive with its circular shape and clear interior and the awesome dome is the fourth largest in the world.

St. Paul the Hermit Chapel is situated in Wied il-Ghasel within a large natural cavern. In 1656 it started out as just an altar hewn out of rock in the cave. Two feasts, one of Saint Paul, the Hermit and another of Our Lady of Grace, are celebrated here.

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, L)

DAY 7. WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL
HYPOGEUM, MDINA

Sumptuous breakfast buffet
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Mdina
Farewell Celebration dinner

At the Hypogeum we will enter in groups of 10 at one time, while the others enjoy the local cafes and shopping. This will be a very powerful experience and we will take the afternoon at leisure to integrate the experience.

In the evening we depart for the beautiful walled city Mdina where we can walk in quiet contemplation along the vehicle-free labyrinthine streets. We will then meet on the bastions for a breath taking view and enjoy a pre-dinner drink. We will then proceed to a restaurant for our lovely farewell celebration dinner.

Overnight — Grand Hotel Excelsior. (B, D)

DAY 8. THURSDAY, 19 APRIL
DEPARTURE

After breakfast we will check out of hotel and transfer to the airport, where we will depart for home.

*Note... BLD stands for (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner) the meals that are included in the tour.

Due to the magical and spontaneous nature of these trips the itinerary is subject to change, although all sites listed will be visited.

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