Malta

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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.

Malta

From

£545PP

4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Flight from UK to Malta

Afternoon

Meet local representative and transfer to accommodation Check in and local familiarisation on foot

Evening

Meet local representative and transfer to accommodation Check in and local familiarisation on foot
Day 2

Morning

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

Afternoon

Concert performance in a local church or the Great Siege Square

Evening

Return to hotel for evening meal
Day 3

Morning

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

Afternoon

Performance in Gozo or back on Malta

Evening

Performance in Gozo or back on Malta
Day 4

Morning

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

Afternoon

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

Evening

Evening band performance at the Bay Street shopping centre
Day 5

Morning

Final souvenir shopping

Afternoon

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

Sunflower Hotel

This 3 stars hotel has 108 rooms over 6 floors. All bedrooms have ensuite facilites and balconies overlooking the bay.The hotel has a restaurant, bar , outdoor/indoor swimming pool, wifi and 24h reception.

Excursions

Eden Cinemas

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.

The Eden SuperBowl

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.

Badger Karting

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.

Upper Barrakka Gardens

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.

Great Siege Bell

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.

Mosta Dome

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

Dingli Cliffs

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

Birgu

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

Marsaxlokk

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.

Gozo (full day excursion)

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.

Ta'Qali Crafts Village

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

Senglea

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.

Mdina

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.

Mediterraneo Marine Park

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

Sweethaven Village

'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.

Mgarr Second World War Shelter

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.

Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your
perfect tour

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in music tours and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a tour to suit your group’s needs and meet your tour objectives.

Launching your tour

The next step is to get your tour approved and then get your musicians signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the tour planning process.

After
you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (including making sure your concerts are well promoted).

Support while
you’re away

Throughout your music tour, we’ll be just a phone call away (24/7). Before you go, we’ll send you a final info pack and you’ll be able to access all your tour documents via the free Vamoos app.

After
your tour

When you return from your tour, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue to improve the service we offer. And we can start planning your next tour, so you can give your musicians and their families plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

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