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Come and join us on our winter Sun holiday to the beautiful island of Malta – a Mediterranean escape full of fun and cultural distractions. We stay in the north east of the island in Qawra which is set in the popular resort of St Paul’s Bay, a relaxing place to enjoy the perfect winter break.

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About this holiday

Do as much or as little as you like on the beautiful island of Malta. Staying in the picturesque seaside town of Qawra (pronounced awra) in St Paul’s Bay. This once sleepy fishing village has developed into one of Malta’s main tourist resorts. With a scenic promenade full of restaurants, bars and shops next to our hotel, and just a stone’s throw away from the rocky beach, we really are spoilt for choice on how to spend our days. Back at our hotel, which was fully refurbished in 2015, its seafront location means we are spoilt with the beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Our sea-view rooms means that we will have the chance to see the stunning sunrise every morning. Just a short stroll from the hotel gives us access to an indoor heated swimming pool – perfect for the cooler days.

Grand Knights

Valletta is 15km away and well-worth exploring. Purpose-built by the Knights after they sent the Turks packing following the Great Siege of 1565, its streets were planned on a grid pattern to let the sea breezes sweep through – air-conditioning Maltese style! Another suggestion is to travel inland to Mdina, the former capital. Discover the 'Silent City', so named because of the tranquillity of its narrow streets which entwine like a maze, springing lovely surprises around every corner, from Baroque palazzos to haunts once home to feudal lords of the Spanish Crown.

More to explore*

• Discover the stunning Valletta city
• Visit Marsaxlokk
• Full or half day tour of Malta
*Subject to availability

Seashells Resort at Suncrest

Recently fully refurbished, our hotel is located directly on the seafront overlooking the picturesque bay of Qawra.

Facilities include

Facilities include 2 swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool and access to a fitness centre at the sister hotel 150m away, 7 restaurants and 2 bars.

Rooms include

All our sea view rooms feature air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hour

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Useful Information

Transfer Time

The transfer from the airport to the hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

More to Explore

These are just a few of the tours, which may be available to you depending on the time of year and the numbers interested. Full details of all the excursions available will be advised at the Information Meeting. Prices may vary, depending on numbers etc and are only a guideline. All tours should be paid for in Euros. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Valletta

Our guided tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566. The Order of St. John ruled over the islands for 268 years and left a unique cultural legacy of which Valletta is the prime example. We first enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens. Then we visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral, including the Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grand Masters’ Palace and the recently restored St. George’s Square before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta’s history throughout the centuries is brought back to life. Price: Approximately €37.00 per person

Mdina - Full Day Tour

Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a magnificent panorama of the island. On the way there, you will discover different styles of architecture, including Siculo-Norman palaces and other baroque buildings of great historical importance. Time stands still in this ‘Silent City’ which is a film-maker’s paradise. Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, we stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch (included) we will visit the San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. We shall also spend time at the crafts centre at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’smajestic dome, one of Europe’s largest. Price: Approximately €48.00 per person.

Three Cities Tour

Discover the Grand Harbour area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530. Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings. At the Vittoriosa waterfront we take a typical harbour boat (the luzzu) for a tour of the colourful harbour creeks. From the Senglea Garden, situated at the tip of the peninsula, enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo from where Grand Master La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. Price: Approximately €29.00 per person

Gratuities

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.

 

Dress Code

Medium weights for Winter. Casual “layers” for the autumn and spring months and a warm jacket is recommended for the cool mornings and evenings. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. The hotel prefers reasonably smart dress for dinner – gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers and a formal shirt.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
09 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 7 All Ages £ 955 BOOK
20 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 14 All Ages £ 2049 BOOK
20 Dec 2018 27 Dec 2018 7 All Ages £ 1199 BOOK
27 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 7 All Ages £ 1239 BOOK
21 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019 7 All Ages £ 875 BOOK
16 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019 7 All Ages £ 915 BOOK
26 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019 7 All Ages £ 1169 BOOK
17 Apr 2019 24 Apr 2019 7 All Ages £ 1219 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & charges
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board
  • Breakfast and dinner daily – with unlimited drinks (Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and water)
  • Christmas eve and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinners (Dec)

What's extra

  • Eco Tax €0.50 per night, payable locally at the end of your stay
  • Insurance see here

 

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