The ‘Jewel in the Mediterranean’, Malta is home to a vibrant culture that has been influenced by the many invaders that have conquered the islands throughout the centuries. Ensembles who take a school music tour to Malta will love the diverse performance opportunities here, whether it is a music festival, a recital in an historic church or in the midst of a lively square.

With over seven millennia of history to discover, Malta has, quite rightly, been described as an ‘open-air museum’. The country is famous for its megaliths, medieval towers and some of the oldest known human structures in the world. This lovely Mediterranean beauty exudes a majestic tranquillity which belies centuries of invasions that saw the islands come under the control of the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Aragonese, Knights Hospitalier, Napoleon and the British, before finally achieving independence in 1964.

Venues

The Great Siege Square View
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The Great Siege Square

Located between St. Lucia Street and Republic Street, this is an iconic place to perform and is ideal for bands...

Mdina View
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Mdina

The beautiful former capital, Mdina exhibits a strong Arabic influence, giving visitors a glimpse into the past - the history of...

Bay Street Shopping Centre View
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Bay Street Shopping Centre

This central shopping centre is located in St. George's Bay and offers a programme of daily entertainment, which...

Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows View
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Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

This church has always been an important part of Malta's history and heritage. Located in the famous summer...

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight from UK to Malta

Meet local representative and transfer to accommodation

Check in and local familiarisation on foot

Meet local representative and transfer to accommodation

Check in and local familiarisation on foot

2

Full-day visit to Valetta - walk around the fortifications, Upper Barraka Gardens and theGreat Siege Bell

Concert performance in a local church or the Great Siege Square

Return to hotel for evening meal

3

Full-day Gozo tour - visit Qala Belvedere, Victoria and Citadella, Dwerja and Xlendi fishing village and view the high cliffs and turquoise water

Performance in Gozo or back on Malta

Performance in Gozo or back on Malta

4

Full-day visit to the 'silent city' of Mdina

Visit to St Mary's Church, with possible performance here or in nearby Siggiewi for choirs

Evening band performance at the Bay Street shopping centre

5

Final souvenir shopping

Coach transfer from the hotel to the airport for return flight back to UK

4 days, 3 nights Price from £545 pp
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return flights inclusive of tax
  • Transfers to & from airport
  • Meet & greet at the airport
  • 3 x full day coach hire for visits and venue transfers
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Arrangement of 3 concerts including publicity & advertising
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • VAT

Accommodation

Excursions

Eden Cinemas

Eden Cinemas

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A great evening activity. As Malta is an English speaking island all films are in English. With 17 screens you''re bound to find a film the whole group will enjoy. … Read More

The Eden SuperBowl

The Eden SuperBowl

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The Eden SuperBowl is Malta’s biggest and best tenpin bowling centre. The SuperBowl is a fully air-conditioned, computerised Tenpin Bowling centre offering 20 lanes of bowling and a variety of entertainment from fun bowling through to National bowling leagues and International tournaments.… Read More

Badger Karting

Badger Karting

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This visit will consist of 2 karting sessions, one being a practice run, with the second being a qualifying session for each driver followed by a final for the fastest 8 lap record holders. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 drivers in the final.… Read More

Upper Barrakka Gardens

Upper Barrakka Gardens

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The Upper Barrakka Garden is a public garden in Valletta. It offers a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and over to the Three Cities.… Read More

Great Siege Bell

Great Siege Bell

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The 10 ton bronze Great Siege Bell at Valletta was inaugurated in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth and the President of Malta, as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Siege of Malta during 1940 - 1943. It is rung daily at midday.… Read More

Mosta Dome

Mosta Dome

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Mosta (or Il-Mosta) is a town situated in the middle of the island of Malta, to the north-west of Valletta.… Read More

Dingli Cliffs

Dingli Cliffs

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The village of Dingli lies on a plateau some 250 metres above sea level, which is the highest point of Malta.… Read More

Birgu

Birgu

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Birgu is the oldest of the so-called "Three Cities" adjacent to the Grand Harbour in Malta. … Read More

Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk

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Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta. Marsaxlokk is the foremost fishing village and, perhaps, the most picturesque seaside village in Malta. The sight of the traditional fishing boats together with the modest houses by the quayside lend the place a certain charm and make this a verypleasant place to have lunch.… Read More

Gozo (full day excursion)

Gozo (full day excursion)

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A full day tour of the island of Gozo takes in visits to Qala Belvedere, Victoria and Cittadela, and also the fishing village of Xlendi. Ferry tickets are included in the excursion price.… Read More

Ta'Qali Crafts Village

Ta'Qali Crafts Village

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Ta'Qali Crafts Village is situated on part of an historic World War II airbase in central Malta. … Read More

Senglea

Senglea

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Senglea is a fortified city in the east of Malta, mainly in the Grand Harbour area. It is one of the Three Cities, with the other two being Cospicua and Vittoriosa. The city of Senglea is also called Citta Invicta, because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. … Read More

Mdina

Mdina

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The history of Mdina goes back more than 4000 years. According to tradition, it was here, in 60 AD, that St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the islands. … Read More

Mediterraneo Marine Park

Mediterraneo Marine Park

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Experience the magic of the sea and its enchanting creatures at close quarters at the Mediterraneo Marine Park. … Read More

Sweethaven Village

Sweethaven Village

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'SWEETHAVEN VILLAGE', the Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production “Popeye”, also known as 'POPEYE VILLAGE' was constructed in Anchor Bay during the last 7 months of 1979.… Read More

Mgarr Second World War Shelter

Mgarr Second World War Shelter

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The Mgarr shelter is one of the largest undergound locations of its kind in Malta reaching a depth of 12 m and extending to an overall length of over 255m. This shelter was dug by hand and was recently restored. … Read More

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The destination was a great recommendation by Halsbury and simply ideal for the children! The mass at the Basilica Sant'Antonio was great to sing. — Richard Challoner School , September 2014

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