- Treasures of Valletta the Maltese Capital including the Church of the shipwreck of St. Paul, Upper Barakka Gardens, the Grand Masters Palace and St. John’s Cathedral
- Three Cities excursion with ‘fregatina’ boat tour
- Bost to St Paul's Islands
- St Pawl Milqi Chapel in Bumarrad
- Mosta & the Parish Church of the Assumption (Mosta Dome)
- The Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk
- Full day to Gozo
- Rabat and Mdina including, Catacombs of St Paul and St Agatha, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Paul’s grotto
- Palazzo Parisio and Gardens
Blue Grotto boat cruise – weather depending and bookable locally. Your Maltese Local guide will advise if this is possible on the day and payments can be made direct. All other excursions are included.
- Hotel porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- All entrance fees
- All hotel, guide, driver and restaurant gratuities
- Services of a knowledgeable Local Guide on each island
- Worship led by your Tour Leader
Included meals & drinks
Meals: all breakfasts, all evening meals and five lunches are included. The wine tasting is accompanied with snacks and samples that also constitutes a light lunch. Breakfasts will be an extensive buffet. Five evening meals will be in the hotel. All lunches and two dinners will be in local restaurants allowing you to sample local menus and a different atmosphere. The farewell dinner is in a fine restaurant accredited by Michelin with a renowned local chef.
Drinks: welcome drinks as well as water, wine and tea or coffee with all lunches and dinners taken in local restaurants are included. For meals taken in the hotel drinks will be at your own expense.
Our team in Malta
Each day will also be escorted by our knowledgeable local guide who will also offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. They will be with you daily as well as evening meals in local restaurants. Your Tour Leader Canon Paul Miller has led many tours and will offer worship and reflection on the story of St. Paul.
The included flight is direct from Gatwick. Flights from several other UK airports offer direct services to Malta should you wish to book your own flights from an airport closer to you. We can offer a ‘land only’ deduction of £250. If booking ‘land only’ you would be responsible for your own transport between Malta Luqa Airport and the hotel. Taxi’s are readily available and the transfer time is 25 minutes.
Outbound departs: 11:55 arrives: 16:00
Inbound departs: 08:40 arrives: 10:55
Length of flight to Malta: three hours
Flight times are subject to change and confirmed with your final paperwork
SLIEMA: VICTORIA HOTEL (4*) - Seven-night stay
The Victoria is a charming Boutique hotel just a five-minute walk from the seaside promenade and half a mile from Sliema’s large shopping centre. The lobby offers a warm welcome with a fireplace and Chesterfield sofas.
Hotel facilities: the hotels Copperfield's Restaurant offers dishes from Mediterranean and North African cuisine and the Penny Black Bar serves English teas and refreshing cocktails. The top two floors are given over to a luxury spa with a well-equipped gym, indoor pool and rooftop pool. The spa offers a full range of massage and beauty treatments to relax and unwind.
Your hotel room: all feature Victorian or Mediterranean décor and lovely soft furnishings. All have air-conditioning/heating, flat screen TV, fridge, safe, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: the smart tiled bathrooms come with either bath or shower and are equipped with hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and ample towels for both your room and the pool.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Malta freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for six months after your return from Malta.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In October the minimum to maximum temperature range will be 15 - 22 degrees. Coastal winds can reduce the temperature and evening thunderstorms can be a possibility.
Dress is cool and casual throughout your time in Malta in the summer with layers for cooler temperatures in the autumn and spring. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Casual clothing is recommended in the day-time with evenings being smart/casual. As this tour requires a certain amount of gentle walking and guided tours, we suggest you take a pair of lined shoes. It is advisable to bring a couple of warmer items for the evenings.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guides will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up, then please make sure you tell your Local Guide and Group Leader who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the need to sit down and walk two to three flights of stairs unaided.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
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