Malta

Highlights of Secrets of Malta Walking

Trip code: W04ML

Self-guided walking

4 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Excellent coastal walking with spectacular views over dramatic coastlines, beautiful beaches and azure Mediterranean waters.
  • Discover the fascinating and historic UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta with awe inspiring architecture.
  • Explore Rabat, Malta's oldest settlement and the beautiful walled city of Mdina.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • 4 day bus ticket for walking transfers

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The largest of the Maltese islands, there is so much to explore in Malta with its rich and varied history; the Maltese islands have played host to the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Knights of St John, Napoleanic and the British Empires whose influences can be seen all over the island. The awe inspiring architecture is evident, especially in the UNESCO world heritage site of Valletta, Malta's capital city. With so many rich and colourful traditions and excellent gastronomy, there is plenty to tantalise your tastebuds.

Based just outside Valletta in St Julian's, this holiday is perfectly flexible, use your 4 day bus pass to reach the start of the walks and take the bus back at the end and you can explore the best that Malta has to offer. We have suggested a 4 day itinerary for you, however you can take it at your own pace and walk where and when you want each day. Walk around Malta's 'fish tail' where the watch towers along the coast are evident of its history and where there are stunning views across to Gozo and Comino. Discover the ancient city of Mdina and nearby Rabat, where you can visit ancient tombs and marvel at the extraordinary mix of medieval and baroque architecture.

Being only 27km long and 14.5km wide you'll see plenty of breathtaking sea views in Malta, with dramatic sandstone cliffs, time worn salt pans and perfect fishing villages where the traditional and colourful Luzzo boats can be seen bobbing around in the bays. Enjoy the sites of the capital Valletta, the smallest capital in Europe and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's full of narrow streets, impressive architecture, fountains and ancient city walls, however if you need a rest, there are plenty of cafes, restaurant and bars in which to stop and watch the world go by.

This single centre holiday is based in the quieter side of St Julian's or at the Hotel Verdi in Gzira. Your stay here is on a B&B basis as there are so many excellent restaurants nearby for you to find the best spot for dinner. Valletta is also just a short taxi ride away should you wish to spend an evening in the capital.

Terrain

The terrain is moderate with some small hills and the walking is often along ancient roads and old farm tracks. There are some steep descents to the coast and the occasional rough, stony section.

READ MORE

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Malta

Arrive at your hotel in the quieter area of St Julian's. Below is a suggested itinerary for your stay but you are free to pick and choose when and where you walk each day.

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Valletta (10km/6.2mi or 16km/9.9mi)

An impressive coastal walk around Valletta, Malta's capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning views of its surrounding natural harbours.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 3: Rabat area (13km/8.1mi or 14km/8.7mi)

Explore the area of Rabat, one of Malta's oldest settlements and the walled city of Mdina. Head towards the coast with dramatic cliffs, authentic and unspoilt Maltese countryside.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 4: Malta's Fish Tail (15km/9.3mi)

Discover Malta's 'fish tail' with breath taking cliffs, beautiful beaches and stunning views to Comino and Gozo.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 5: Leave Malta

Depart St Julian's or Gzira after breakfast

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE DATE

Show prices including flights?  

MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
£959
£1269
12
£959
£1269
13
£959
£1269
14
£959
£1269
15
£959
£1269
16
£959
£1269
17
£959
£1269
18
£959
£1269
19
£959
£1269
20
£959
£1269
21
£959
£1269
22
£959
£1269
23
£959
£1269
24
£959
£1269
25
£959
£1269
26
£959
£1269
27
£959
£1269
28
£959
£1269
29
£959
£1269
30
£959
£1269
31
£959
£1269
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £330.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £330.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Malta with Air Malta
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Air Malta Heathrow to Malta Luqa and transfer to hotel Return: Transfer to airport then Air Malta Malta Luqa to Heathrow

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Very good service. Daily updates on progess. Booking was completed quickly and to a high standard.

15 Jun 2024

Really knowledgeable, nice and engaging.
Letting us know options to extend our stay and finding a flight near where we live.

Good communication.
With Megan Wyatt

Nina Thomas, 1 Mar 2024

Andrew was very helpful and clear . My queries receieved very prompt responses

Elizabeth Mcluckie, 1 Nov 2023

Efficient , knowledgeable, helpful . All the things you need from a travel agent dealing with bespoke holidays .

James Woods, 26 Oct 2023


Self-guided walking

4 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

4 nights from £719

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE