Private tour to Malta - Firebird Tours ®

Marsaxlokk
Valletta
Blue Grotto
Rotunda of Mosta

You are here

Trip Overview

Travel to the European island gem, Malta, with a fully-flexible private tour. Stay at top central hotels and discover the capital city Valletta, the colorful port-town Marsaxlokk, the historic town Mdina, and the famous Rotunda of Mosta with private guides. Spend a full day exploring the highlights of Gozo Island. Also traverse incredible sites including the ancient Hagar Qim Temples and the Ggantijja Temples, as well as natural wonders like the Blue Grotto and the Dinghi Cliffs.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star or 5-star
    centrally located hotels:
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    Private transfers between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
    2 public boat & 1 ferry cruises
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 1 guided walking city tour
    3 guided day-tours outside the city
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Malta

Welcome to Malta! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

Day 2
Walking City Tour of Valletta

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful 4-hour walking city tour of all of Valletta's must-see places.

During the tour you explore the Barrakka Gardens, adorned with fountains, greenery and open panoramic views of the city. Admire the exquisite Baroque architecture and Italian artwork from the inside in Cathedral of St John in Valletta. Another highlight you visit today is the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta that was built between the 16th and 18th centuries.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Valletta on your own. We recommend visiting the Malta Experience Show, a popular audio-visual attraction in a special auditorium showing the history of Malta in 7000 years.

  • Optional tour: The Three Cities Tour, Malta
    Join a half day private tour to three outstanding cities in Malta which offer a deeper insight into the country's rich history: Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Day Tour to Marsaxlokk and Blue Grotto

Following breakfast you set off on a 6-hour tour with a private guide and driver and explore Maltese most sought-after attractions.

The first place on your agenda today is a tour of the Hagar Qim Temples. This prehistoric temple complex dates back to the late Neolithic era and is a noted UNESCO archaeological site. The mysterious Hagar Qim was built more than 5000 years ago, making it older than Stonehenge.

Afterward, weather permitting, you have a short public boat ride (about 20 minutes) to the iconic wonder - the Blue Grotto. This scenic natural site boasts beautiful caverns, arches, and caves against the blue waters.

Another highlight of the day is a visit to the port-town Marsaxlokk. You have some time to enjoy Malta's traditional fishing village and its colorful luzzu boats.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Maltese Summer Folklore Nights
    Spend an evening enjoying Maltese culture on a fully fledged exciting showcase of local traditions and cuisine!

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Day Tour to Mdina & Mosta and Dinghi Cliffs

In the morning after breakfast you have a 6-hour tour with your private guide and driver to the outstanding Maltese towns Mdina and Mosta.

Upon arrival to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta, you have a guided sightseeing tour. You enter the Baroque Cathedral of St Paul and visit the Roma Villa of St Paul. You also get to admire other city sights, its impressive bastions and the imposing Greek gate.

You then continue to the gorgeous Dingli cliffs, which are among the most notable natural sites in Malta.

Your next stop today is Mosta, where you see its most recognizable sight - the Rotunda of Mosta. This church dates back to the 17th century and has the third largest rotunda dome in the world.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Full Day Tour to Gozo Island

Today after breakfast prepare for an exciting day trip. Together with your private guide and driver you make your way to the port in the north of Malta where you take a ferry to Gozo Island. Get ready for an amazing adventure awaiting!

Upon arrival you see the main sites of Gozo, including the medieval Citadel located in the capital of Gozo, the city of Victoria. Then continue your trip to see the famous Inland Sea in Dwejra and another highlight of the day is a short public boat ride to Dwejra Bay. Enjoy impressive views of the rocky cliffs in the Xlendi Bay. As a grand finale of the tour you explore the Ggantijja Temples, dating back to between 3600 and 3200 B.C.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Departure from Malta

This is the last day of your amazing tour! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.


Included

5 nights in centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotel in Valletta;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Cathedral of St. John and  Grandmasters Palace in Valletta, Hagar Qim Temples, Cathedral of St. Paul and Roma Villa of St. Paul in Mdina, Ggantija Temples in Gozo;
  • Economy flight tickets Catania - Malta;
  • Ferry tickets to Gozo Island;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Touching history in the winding streets of Valletta, where the concentration of historical sights is one of the highest in the world;
  • A walk through the most ancient temple on Earth - the temple of Hagar Qim;
  • Exploration of Gozo Island, full of legends and myths, its incredible citadel and untouched surrounding nature;
  • Easy pace with all overnights in one city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.
What to Know
  • In Malta you will find some small boutiques and markets taking only cash, so make sure you change some money to Euros before leaving the country
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and a sunscreen

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,445
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$2,995
Deposit $599
Regular package (4 star)
$2,945
Deposit $589
Regular package (5 star)
$3,545
Deposit $709
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,445
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$2,995
Deposit $599
Regular package (4 star)
$2,945
Deposit $589
Regular package (5 star)
$3,545
Deposit $709

Map


Reviews

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

We had a top-notch tour to the UK in June 2016. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say! The Treasures of Britain tour my husband and I took was everything we wanted. We really liked the hotels we stayed in, each with its own charm and history. Particularly we would like to note breakfasts in the hotel in ...

Read more
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

Superb tour to Italy! You really deserve a round of applause

I wasn't sure what to expect from our trip to Italy but my mom and I were very surprised with how smoothly everything went. Only a few minor hiccups that were too minor to even mention. We enjoyed the guided tours because all the views were really great and the buildings so old. The sites were a bit crowded but still ...

Read more
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

Excellent job by Firebird

Excellent trip. Excellent job by Firebird. Arrangements were as expected. Good communication before, during and after the trip. We had one or two minor problems but they were taken care of. We enjoyed the transportation, drivers, and guides. I definitely would book through Firebird again.

Read more

More Firebird Tours reviews

Reviews

Maggie Dylann

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

We had a top-notch tour to the UK in June 2016. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say! The Treasures of ...

Read more

Regina Mayer

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

Superb tour to Italy! You really deserve a round of applause

I wasn't sure what to expect from our trip to Italy but my mom and I were very surprised with how smoothly everything went. ...

Read more

Walter Safrit

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

Excellent job by Firebird

Excellent trip. Excellent job by Firebird. Arrangements were as expected. Good communication before, during and after the ...

Read more

More Firebird Tours reviews


E.g., Jun 19 2018