The Magnificence of Malta: A Journey Through Antiquity

Malta is a Mediterranean jewel built on a foundation of ancient mythology and legendary knights. Enjoy expert excursions and free time to discover this fascinating and beautiful land.
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Program No. 22500RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Boasting windswept cliffs, prehistoric temples, medieval fortresses and Baroque cityscapes, Malta seems to transcend time itself. Discover the best of this Mediterranean archipelago on a combination of expert-led excursions and independent explorations. Explore some of the oldest freestanding buildings in the world and examine 16th-century fortifications built by the fabled Knights of the Order of St. John. Then, set off on your own to experience the sun-soaked splendor and rich heritage of Malta — the “Land of Honey.”
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on varied terrain. Unavoidable steps required at some buildings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Baroque elegance of Valletta and the medieval walled city of Mdina to get a taste for Malta’s historic grandeur.
  • Walk inside the Megalithic Temples of Malta, which are among the oldest freestanding structures in the world.
  • Take a jeep ride along Malta’s gorgeous and rugged coastline to the iconic Red Tower, a stronghold for the Knights of the Order of St. John.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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Charles Dalli
Charles Dalli studied history at the University of Malta and received his master’s in medieval history at the University of Cambridge, England. He lectures full-time in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta, where he teaches medieval history. He has researched medieval Maltese history in archives in Sicily and Spain, and has published two books on the subject.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Joseph Magro-Conti
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Mario Gauci
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Charles Dalli
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