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Explore walled cities, admire colourful boats bobbing on the harbour and discover secret coves on a guided tour or cruise around Malta. Steeped in history, this Mediterranean archipelago oozes charm, boasts delicious regional cuisine, and flaunts perfect views all around. Ringed by azure seas and brimming with natural beauty, there is plenty to discover on one of 446 tours and cruises to Malta.

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8 Days Sliema to Sliema

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8 Days Malta to Sliema

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6 Days Malta to Malta

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7 Days Valletta to Valletta

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Discover Must do experiences and highlights around Malta

Historic Streets of Hilltop Mdina

Historic Streets of Hilltop Mdina

The ‘Silent City’ has many tales to tell. Its winding cobblestone streets, Medieval walls, and original architecture looks like something out of a fairy tale.

The Blue Grotto Cave Complex

The Blue Grotto Cave Complex

This natural grotto captures sunlight and reflects the phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora in a spellbinding display of light and colour.

An Architectural Marvel: Mosta Dome

An Architectural Marvel: Mosta Dome

This impressive church is one of the architectural wonders of Malta, boasting striking decorative elements and a vast unsupported rotunda.

History, Scenery & Gastronomy on Gozo Island

History, Scenery & Gastronomy on Gozo Island

History buffs will relish the extraordinary sites here, including the megalithic temple complex of Ggantija which pre-dates the Great Pyramid. Meanwhile, active travellers can explore the scenic trails and foodies will delight in the fresh local produce.

The Walled City of Valletta

The Walled City of Valletta

Described by UNESCO as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world', Malta’s capital has plenty of treasures to uncover. Within the walled city, must-sees include the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens and the impressive St John's Co-Cathedral.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys to Malta

Fabulous tour   , NSW, Australia, May 2024
This tour was a dream from beginning to end. Our guide, Chantelle, was truely inspirational. Chantelle has a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Malta and Gozo. She shared her knowledge clearly and in a way that held our interest. We were so fortunate to be able to hear about the country through the eyes of a local. Thank you so much Chantelle! ...read more You really made this tour for me.

The program was comprehensive and well paced and it allowed time for us to enjoy the delights of the local foods, and to relax and socialise with the rest of the group. The megalithic temples of Gozo and Malta were astounding and so well preserved. And the tour finished on what was a highlight for me - the old city of Mdina!

The accommodation was comfortable and we had the beach and restaurants close by. Excellent locations. Thanks for a delightful experience.
14 Day Old World Sicily & Malta   , VIC, Australia, May 2024
My friend and I had a great time on this tour. We loved our tour manager Rosario, he was excellent and showed us elements of Sicily & Malta that we could never have done on our own. We also loved our bus driver Antonio, he also was excellent and had the added bonus of being a great musician, entertaining us when he finished driving for the day, much ...read more appreciated! We met new friends in our lovely group of 22, they were fun and interesting, mostly from USA with a couple of other Aussies. We were very sorry to leave them all & plan another tour for hopefully next year. Our hotels, guides & pre planned meals were all top notch. Thank you.
World Europa   , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
We felt that Global Journeys was simply a booking agent, who passed on little knowledge of the cruise/ship we had selected. This might seem unfair, but I think a travel agent could offer a bit more information. Anyway, this is what we learnt about the cruise on World Europa, which your operators might take on board.

1. We didn't know that we could ...read more have arranged a shuttle pickup at the airport to the ship. We would have preferred this to trying to find a taxi and explaining our destination.
2. The cruise package included 4 complimentary restaurants, which we assumed we could choose as we like. But what we didn't know is that we were allocated a dedicated table to a specific restaurant each night for dinner.
3. To provide something different we asked to move restaurants, which was allowed, but then discovered that each complimentary restaurant had exactly the same menu each night, although it changed daily.
4. The quality of the food at the complimentary restaurants was only fair and on one night poor. In the end we upgraded to some of the speciality restaurants to provide something different and better. This was a much better option.
5. For us, the ship was too big and it took at least 4 days to be confident about where you were going and where our cabin was.
6. In light of the ship being too big, there were simply too many people (6,500 guests and 2,500 staff) and most areas were crowded from early morning. Booking a show or a speciality restaurant had to be done very early else they were full.
7. The breakfast buffet was pretty unpleasant with people jostling all over the place. But, in the end we found an alternative menu driven, table service breakfast venue, which was much nicer.
8. The cabin (1408) was very good. Spacious with most facilities we needed.
9. Cabin housekeeping was excellent. In fact all the ship staff were extremely helpful.
10. Ship logistics in coordinating dining; excursions; theatre shows etc was also excellent. Anyone not phone literate would be completely lost as everything was phone based, even the dining menus.
11. The ships wifi was excellent, but in hindsight we should have upgraded our internet package to include more than 1 device.
12. The excursions (we did one at every port) were pretty good offering a good tase of the cities we visited.

The ship itself was mind blowing, with multiple choices for shops; fast food; adult entertainment; kids entertainment and swimming pools. We would recommend the “back of ship tour” as this provided a real insight into how a ship of this size operates. Finally, whilst we might choose MSC again, it certainly would not be on the World Europa.
Malta and Gozo     , VIC, Australia, Mar 2024
The trip lasted 7 days. For the first 4 days which included 3 days on Gozo and the 1st day in Malta was an absolute shambles. We were not met from the ferry in Gozo, the guide was too busy talking in the bus with the driver and didn’t notice this very big ferry had docked. One of our group decided to do a car park search after waiting for 3/4 an hour ...read more and found them ! The guide was not interested and did it because she had to. A very unpleasant experience. Arriving Malta and checked in to our hotel. A guide took us out to dinner but never saw her again. The next day was a public holiday which saw the group waiting in the lobby with no idea who, what or when we were being met. Phone call made to the local office to enquire what were the plans and that person was spoken to in such a condescending manner and the attitude was unbelievable which prompted another of the group to phone and email the head office in UK and made a complaint.

A guide was produced at 10 am who also did not want to be there, our entire ‘tour’ of Valletta took 2 hours only and then we were told to take the local bus home as the tour bus was leaving at 1pm!! After the complaint was made to the UK office, the next 3 days we had marvellous guides and the best driver ever who virtually saved the trip from total disaster. The accommodation was 3 star at best, however, was clean and breakfast provided. The group was made up of people from USA, UK and AUS. We all rubbed along quite well. From this experience, I have also emailed the UK head office with a more detailed description of the total lack of communication and attitude from the local Maltese office. Would I go on another Explore trip…. I would really have to think about it but at the moment, no.