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Malta, Keystone of Mediterranean History

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Program #3215RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The tale of 7,000 years of human history is told in the honey-colored limestone of Malta, fashioned into architecture dating from prehistory through the Bronze Age and into Roman, medieval, Norman, Baroque and British colonial times. Examine World Heritage monuments, the world's oldest free-standing buildings, palaces of noblemen and knights, and modern war rooms on a journey from incredible past to vibrant present. Lingering echoes of the days of British occupation keep this delightful destination comfortably foreign but easy to navigate, with signs and newspapers in English. The abundant use of Malta as a location for the filming of major motion pictures also make many parts of it seem somehow familiar. Myths and legends of the distant past rise from the pavements to enhance a full course of lectures by various experts in their fields.


Highlights

• Explore the fantastic 5,000-year-old underground Hypogeum.
• Share meals with local residents.
• View Malta's incredible collection of archaeological treasures, from ancient megalithic temples to artifacts of the Phoenician and Roman eras.

Activity Notes

Walking indoors and out, sometimes unpaved terrain, hills, steps; strong sun, frequent winds.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Sliema, 10 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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