Malta

A destination steeped in history, Malta packs glorious variety into its small archipelago.

A destination steeped in history, Malta packs glorious variety into its small archipelago. Heavily influenced by the many civilisations which have contested and ruled its sun-filled shores, Malta and Gozo, its sister island, together claim over 6,500 years of history with one of the world’s greatest concentrations of historical sights. Each conquering power has left its mark from Arabic town names to British food, Greek superstitions and Roman Catholicism. A few days here will reveal a lavish architectural legacy, splendid Baroque churches, a flourishing food scene and rich agricultural traditions. It’s a true Mediterranean marvel.

When to Go

A visit in the summer or autumn months (June to November) will let you see Malta in all its tropical glory. Enjoying the beaches is best in summer with Gozo Island sure to delight avid divers. Explore among shipwrecks and discover the rich marine life. The flat terrain makes Malta an ideal destination to explore on foot or by bike, with many natural wonders and historical monuments to discover. Autumn is perfect for sunbathing and sightseeing, as the weather is still pleasantly warm, and the tourists are on the wane. 

Featured Malta Journeys

Group of 1816 days, from AU$17,990
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Turkey & Malta: Empires & Outposts - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

Contrast colourful histories and a beguiling mix of cultures in this rare combination of two fascinating European destinations.

Group16 days, from AU$17,990

Featured Accommodation

The Phoenicia Malta

The Phoenicia is situated in 7.5 acres of mature gardens at the entrance to Valletta.

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