Private luxury tours in Malta

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Luxury Malta Tours

Introduction to Malta
(4 days)
Valletta & Mdina

Highlights of Malta
(6 days) 
Valletta with Mdina, Rabat & Gozo

Essence of Malta & Gozo
(8 days) 
Valletta with Mdina & Rabat, Gozo

Malta in Depth
(9 days)
Valletta, Mdina & Rabat, Gozo

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Sicily & Malta
(12 days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mount Etna, Valletta with Mdina, Rabat & Gozo

Highlights of Malta

(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Valletta with Mdina, Rabat & Gozo

This private tour of Malta features all the cultural highlights of this fascinating Mediterranean island nation, with a focus on exploring the country’s history, architecture and cuisine, and enjoying its beautiful landscapes. 

The capital city of Valletta is the perfect base for exploring the highlights of Malta. Positioned between two harbors, Valletta has been at the center of Maltese cultural life for centuries. Its unusually diverse architecture provides a visual palimpsest of Maltese history, with overlapping layers of Arabic, Renaissance, Baroque, neoclassical, modern and contemporary design. With your private guide, explore the city’s alleys, overhung with traditional Maltese enclosed balconies, and learn about Valletta’s many notable buildings, such as historic palaces, the Palace Armoury, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the National Library of Malta, the Grand Master’s Palace and more. Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to St. John’s Co-Cathedral to see its intricate frescoes and renowned Caravaggio paintings in private, and learn about the history of a local noble family during a private tour of their palazzo with the owner. Also stroll through the city’s historic gardens, visit notable museums, and sample traditional Maltese cuisine.

One day, take a full-day excursion around southern Malta. Along the coast, take in the dramatic scenery of the Dingli Cliffs and St. Peter’s Pool, explore the UNESCO-listed megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, visit the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk, and enjoy a private cruise in the beautiful Blue Grotto.

Another day, tour the highlights of northern and central Malta, including Mdina, an ancient fortified hill town and former capital of Malta. Explore winding medieval alleyways, see the Baroque interiors of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and admire open views over the rolling countryside from high atop the impressive walls. Also tour Roman catacombs and browse for upscale glassware in the town of Rabat, take in views over the pretty bay of Ghajn Tuffieha (with the option to hike to hidden beaches), and explore other notable cultural and scenic sights.

Next, venture to idyllic Gozo, Malta’s second-largest island. Explore highlights such as the imposing Cittadella fortress in the town of Victoria, ancient Roman salt pans along the coast, and the rugged cliffs and inlets of dramatic Dwejra Bay. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a private tasting at a local boutique winery. 

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities around Malta such as meetings with local artisans, private food touring, decorative arts tours, hiking and biking, World War II touring, private yacht excursions, behind-the-scenes tours and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Valletta

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 5 nights

Day 2

Valletta

Full-day private city tour including after-hours access to St. John’s Co-Cathedral and private tour of a local palazzo

Day 3

Valletta & environs

Full-day private excursion to southern Malta

Day 4

Valletta, Mdina & environs

Full-day private excursion to northern and central Malta

Day 5

Valletta & Gozo

Full-day private excursion to Gozo

Day 6

Depart Valletta

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Valletta:

The Phoenicia Malta


Cost
$7,765 Per person (double occupancy)