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Solos Only

Solo Travel Tour Malta

Discover the captivating island of Malta in an exclusive small group tour designed exclusively for solo travelers. This 7 day discovery unveils the essence of Malta with the most iconic highlights, her rich history, and enchanting culture and unique landscapes.

We start out with a deep dive into Malta's past. From the Neolithic temples of Hagar Qim to the secrets etched in limestone at the Limestone Heritage, you'll uncover the island's mysteries.  

A 7 Day Magical Visit of Malta

Across the week, you'll encounter Valletta's grandeur, the medieval mystique of Mdina, and the craftsmanship at Ta' Qali Craft Village. But it's not just about history. Take in the coastal wonders at the Blue Grotto and Dingli Cliffs, and a day on the serene island of Gozo. And, finally a leisurely day to explore or relax at your own pace.

The tour is designed to be shared, and over meals together included as part of the tour program you can not only savour delicious local cuisine but also revisit your adventures and memories shared together.

This is the ultimate tour for solo travellers looking to explore the very best of Malta in the company of a small, close-knit group. Come and experience the magic of Malta with us!

Connects with: Italian Splendour

When you just want to keep going! As your superb Italian tour comes to join, keep the adventures going and join us in Malta.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    40+
  • Duration:
    7 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
    Europe
  • Destinations:
    Malta
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
    Out end October
  • Transport:
    Minivan, Boat
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    18
REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 6 nights superior four star hotel stay
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 4 superior local lunches
  • 4 superior dinners

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • All sightseeing and attraction entry fees
  • Folklore show (with dinner)
  • English-speaking locally based tour guide days 2-6 

TRAVEL

  • Arrival airport to hotel transfer
  • Private group road transportation
  • Return public ferry transfer to Gozo

 ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Porterage in and out of hotels included where available
  • Small group, not more than 18 travellers

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price. 

Not included: 

  • Airfares to/from Valletta, Malta (unless requested)
  • Departure transfer hotel to airport (unless specified)
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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27 SEP - 3 OCT 24
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Due out by 30 October 2023
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Trip Code: malta24-9

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relaxed pace with one hotel stay for duration of visit
  • Half-day excursion to Limestone Heritage and Hagar Qim
  • A Maltese folklore dinner and show
  • Explore Valletta and the Three Cities
  • Experience a local winery visit with lunch included
  • Explore the popular towns of Mosta, Mdina, Rabat
  • Visit Ta' Qali Craft Village with local artisans at work
  • Landscape and scenic highlights including the Blue Grotto and Dingli Cliffs
  • Visit the vibrant fishing village of Marsaxlokk
  • Visit the ancient Tarxien Temples
  • A day to explore the smaller and delightful island of Gozo
  • Local lunches that savour local cuisines and favourite dining spots
  • Free day to explore Malta as you wish
  • Group dining to enjoy your solo travellers, but not alone.

PRE TOUR STAY
Consider arriving a day before the tour starts or staying on after the tour ends. You can relax and refresh after your flight and there’s time to make other local discoveries.  Also provides a buffer in case of unexpected flight delays. The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs. 

 

DAY 1

Arrive to Ancient Malta


Touring today commences in the afternoon, and we kick off your adventure with a half-day excursion to the Limestone Heritage and Hagar Qim, two iconic sites that offer a fascinating glimpse into Malta's ancient past.

As the day unfolds, prepare to be enchanted by the stories etched into the limestone and the enigmatic Neolithic temples. In the evening, we'll treat you to a delightful dinner at your hotel, providing the perfect start to your week-long exploration of Malta's treasures.

As the sun dips below the horizon, immerse yourself in Maltese folklore with a captivating dinner and show – the perfect welcome to unveiling the highlights of Malta.

Meals: Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Arrival transfer from airport
  • Afternoon tour
  • Group dinner with show

 

DAY 2

Valletta's Grandeur and Maltese Charm

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, embark on a full-day adventure exploring the majestic city of Valletta and the picturesque Three Cities. From the grandeur of Valletta's historic streets to the charming character of Birgu, this day is a celebration of Maltese heritage. Enjoy a delectable lunch in Birgu before indulging in the art of wine-making with a local winery visit.

Return at the end of the day to our hotel with a relaxed evening in house for dinner together.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A full day tour including Valletta and the Three Cities
  • A winery visit with lunch
  • Group buffet dinner at our hotel 

 

DAY 3

Medieval Mystique and Craftsmanship

After breakfast at our hotel, embark on a full-day adventure through Mosta, Mdina, Rabat, and Ta' Qali Craft Village.

Discover the medieval mystique of Mdina, visit the iconic Mosta Dome, and explore the charming streets of Rabat. At Ta' Qali Craft Village, witness the artisans at work and perhaps pick up a handcrafted souvenir. Lunch in Mosta provides a taste of local flavours, and as night falls, return to your hotel for an evening of leisure to make your own local discoveries. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A full day tour including towns of Mosta, Mdina, Rabat
  • Craft village visit
  • Local lunch in Mosta 

 

DAY 4

Coastal Wonders and Ancient Secrets

Fuel up with a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel before venturing to the Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien, and Dingli Cliffs.

Experience the enchanting Blue Grotto and the vibrant fishing village of Marsaxlokk, where we take lunch together at a local bistro. Tarxien's ancient temples hold secrets from prehistoric times, and Dingli Cliffs offer breathtaking panoramas. Tonight a relaxed evening with dinner at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A full day tour visiting Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien, and Dingli Cliffs
  • Local lunch in Marsaxlokk
  • Group buffer dinner at our hotel

  

DAY 5

Discovering the Charms of Gozo

Today is dedicated to the enchanting island of Gozo. After breakfast, board a ferry to Gozo for a full-day excursion. Explore its unique landscapes, cultural gems, and serene charm. Enjoy a local lunch on the island and return to your hotel, having experienced the best that Gozo has to offer. After a full day absorbing the delights of Gozo the evening is set aside to enjoy as you wish.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A full day tour to Gozo
  • Transfer to Gozo by ferry
  • Local lunch on Gozo Island 

DAY 6

Leisure Day

Today is a leisure day, giving you the freedom to explore Malta at your own pace or simply unwind at your hotel. Enjoy your hotel facilities, or take a leisurely stroll in the vicinity. Dinner will be served at the hotel, ensuring a relaxed evening together to celebrate our last week exploring Malta.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A day at your leisure
  • Group dinner at our hotel 

 

DAY 7

Farewell to Malta

As your memorable journey comes to an end, savour a final breakfast at the hotel. Take a moment to reflect on the treasures of Malta before you depart, carrying cherished memories with you. 

Meals: Breakfast

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

 

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ACCOMMODATION

MALTA HOTEL

 

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights

Qwara

Odycy Hotel

6

Sliema

The Victoria Hotel

Optional


Hotel may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

ODYCY HOTEL, QWARA, MALTA

A deluxe 4 star hotel part of the AX group hotel is the ultimate seafront escape in Malta. An impressive that’s undertaken a major revamp makes this hotel a top pick for a relaxed stay.  The hotel has a resort vibe with it’s multi restaurant offer. The property features the Deck & Keel restaurant, a gastro pub, Minoa; a fusion mediterranean restaurant, and Luzzu Italian. Also a convenient 24 hour lobby café and a rooftop/poolside bar.

THE VICTORIA HOTEL, SLIEMA, MALTA

A 4 star hotel part of the AX group hotel.  The Victoria Hotel offers classical charm, premier facilities and vintage décor with modern amenities, located in the desirable town of Sliema, Malta not far from the capital Valletta. The hotel features in house dining at Copperfield’s Restaurant Copperfield’s Restaurant, a classical dining venue that offers exquisite dining experiences in a refined atmosphere. Situated on the lower floors, the Classic Rooms have eye-catching decor and quirky touches, creating a delightful ambiance for an unforgettable stay in Sliema.

22 m2    Air Con   Desk   WiFi  Smart TV  Mini Bar  Hair Dryer  In room safe

Note:
Some twin share rooms may have single beds
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

If we have confirmation of hotel Wi-Fi inclusion we state it above. However if Wi-Fi is not stated it does not mean that a hotel is without Wi-Fi. Most hotels have Wi-Free;  free or otherwise for a service fee. Our inclusion of free Wi-Fi above is not a guarantee as this can change without notice due to telco service interruptions or changes to hotel policy.

The Victoria Malta Encounter Travel

Front of The Victoria, Malta

The Victoria Malta Encounter Travel

Lobby, The Victoria

The Victoria Malta Encounter Travel

Classic Room, The Victoria

The Victoria Malta Encounter Travel

Hotel Room Bathroom, The Victoria

The Victoria Malta Encounter Travel

Copperfield's Restaurant, The Victoria


More About Accommodation

GETTING THERE

Starts In: Sliema, Malta
Ends In: Qwara, Malta

Arrival: Valletta, Malta
Departure: Malta Airport

 

‘Start’ and ‘End’ – relates to itinerary start and end.
‘Arrival’ and ‘Departure’ destination is the airport for access to start/end points.

First Day Information
Arrival day commences with a transfer from the airport. Touring commences in the afternoon and therefore requires a night of stay prior unless you have an early flight arrival on the first day to allow sufficient time to arrive, clear customs and transfer to the group hotel.

Final Day Information
There are no tour excursions on the final day. 

Hotel Check In/Out Times
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.  Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM or 11AM.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience. 

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 18 travellers. This is a Solos Only tour (couple free). You are welcome to join with a friend, but couples do not join this tour.

THE PACE  [2 OUT 5]
Travellers of 75 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

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ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Are you a flexitarian?
If you have dietary requirements, please advise if it is due to allergies or for medical reasons or if it is a personal preference and if you are flexible. Dietary requirements will limit choices. If a dietary requirement is not essential due to medical reasons and you are a flexitarian, then we recommend that you exclude your personal preferences if not necessary to provide more options with the meal choices.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne, New South Wales
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