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Malta

Malta & Gozo: A Tale of Two Islands in the Mediterranean

Program No. 24069RJ
Experience the rich history of Malta and Gozo, sister islands in the Mediterranean that have welcomed visitors to their shores through ancient, medieval and modern times.
Length
11 days
Rating
New
Activity Level
Starts at
4,699
Flights start at
1,250

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 14 - Apr 24, 2023
Starting at
4,699
Apr 28 - May 8, 2023
Starting at
4,699
May 12 - May 22, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Sep 22 - Oct 2, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Oct 20 - Oct 30, 2023
Starting at
5,599
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 14 - Apr 24, 2023
Starting at
5,889
Apr 28 - May 8, 2023
Starting at
5,889
May 12 - May 22, 2023
Starting at
7,059
Sep 22 - Oct 2, 2023
Starting at
7,059
Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2023
Starting at
7,139
Oct 20 - Oct 30, 2023
Starting at
7,139

At a Glance

To explore the islands of Malta and Gozo is to journey through thousands of years of history. Walk in the footsteps of Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, British and others who once sought to rule this island nation, while getting a local’s look into community, cuisine and much more. Immerse yourself in mythology and ancient history as you explore Gozo, believed to be the island of Ogygia where Calypso held Odysseus prisoner for seven years. In Malta, continue your studies as you explore catacombs, trace World War II history and learn about the treasures of the National Museum of Archaeology. Along the way, be inspired by the incredible Mediterranean Sea, the resilience of the local people and the charm of Malta’s modern life.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles daily over paved and varied, often rugged terrain. Some stairs and steep inclines.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Spend three nights in Gozo where you’ll explore the megalithic temples of Ggantija — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and admire the coastline that was once home to the picturesque Azure Window.
  • Enjoy a private boat ride along the coastline of Malta, followed by a walking exploration of Mdina, an ancient walled city once occupied by the Phoenicians.
  • Join a local expert for a walking exploration of Valletta, Malta’s capital city and home to the National Library, Manoel Theatre and the Lascaris War Rooms.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Malta – An Archaeological Paradise
by Anthony Bonanno
Head of the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta. Prof. Bonanno describes many of the artifacts and remains of Malta's Prehistory.
Treason’s Harbour
by Patrick O’Brian
Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey and the crew of the H.M.S. Surprise contend with pirates and Napoleon's spies in this splendid novel set on and around Malta.
Paul, The Mind of an Apostle
by N. Wilson
A richly detailed portrait of the apostle Paul, firmly grounded in the everyday details of life in the Roman Empire. It's a mind-opening, partly historical study of the culture, politics and religion of the early years of Christianity.
Masters of the Great Stones
by Linda Eneix
A simple introduction to Malta’s Prehistoric Monuments: the World’s Oldest Freestanding Buildings, and the Mediterranean’s Earliest Civilization. This book represents a sampling of what people seem to want to know. Easy language and original full color photos present a mysterious island society of accomplished architects and builders whose engineering artistry flourished a thousand years before the pyramids! (Formerly available only in Europe.)
The Kappillan of Malta
by Nicholas Monsarrat
This most powerful of Nicholas Monsarrat's novels is an achievement in two separate dimensions: as a sublime portrait of a humble priest who brought faith and hope to his people, and as the story of an island whose violent history began before the Phoenicians and which suffered its most terrible agony in the Second World War.
The Disorderly Knights
by Dorothy Dunnett
The third volume in the Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond to Malta, where he has been sent to help the Knights of Hospitallers defend their island against the invading Turks. He soon finds, however, that the greatest danger to the Knights comes from within their own order.
Maltese Prehistoric Art, 5000-2500 BC
by EDITOR: Tony Pace
A compendium of articles, illustrations and photos documenting recent discoveries at the Gozo Stone Circle. The volume contains a catalog of over 150 important pieces in the collection of the Malta National Museum of Archaeology.
Fortress Malta, An Island Under Siege 1940-43
by James Holland
In this powerful, intimate book British journalist James Holland draws on letters, diaries and interviews to bring to life the military campaigns, heroism and drama of Malta during WWII
Listening for Ancient Gods
by Linda C. Eneix
A new perspective for anyone with an interest in unraveling the secrets of antiquity toward a more complete rendering of human development in its most pivotal days. From Gobekli Tepe in Anatolia to the megalithic temples of Malta to the passage tombs of Ireland, the world’s oldest buildings and the latest neurological research combine to buttress a look at the Neolithic Revolution that goes where no one has gone before. This book takes scientific data from the worlds of Archaeology, Architecture, Anthropology, Genetics, Physics, Physiology, and stands them up where we can see them -- like megaliths in an unspoiled landscape. When the pieces of evidence are set side by side, the result is a stunning premise.
Ironfire, A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades
by David Ball
In this rousing historical novel the fates of a young boy, his sister, one of the Knights of Malta and an inquisitor play out against the backdrop of the 16th-century Ottoman assault on Malta, the formidable citadel of the Knights of St. John.
The Middle Sea, A History of the Mediterranean
by John Julius Norwich
A marvelous writer who has already tackled Byzantium, the Normans in Sicily and Venice, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean from antiquity to the end of the First World War.
Blue Guide Malta and Gozo
by Geoffrey Aquilina Ross
A comprehensive guide in the well-known series, this book provides detailed coverage of the history, culture and architecture of these Mediterranean islands.
Meals
22 Meals
9 Breakfasts
8 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 06, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
  • Apr 14, 2023 - Apr 24, 2023
  • Apr 28, 2023 - May 08, 2023
  • May 12, 2023 - May 22, 2023
  • Sep 22, 2023 - Oct 02, 2023
  • Oct 06, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
  • Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.
3 nights
GOZO
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located in a quiet area, close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo. The resort-style hotel is set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, and provides a high level of service, comfort and style.
6 nights
Valletta
This Art Deco hotel is set within 7.5 acres of gardens just outside the city walls of Valletta. Since it opened in 1947, it has been considered one of the most revered architectural treasures of Valletta.





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