We can now offer our long awaited holiday to historic Malta for our Association Of Royal Naval Officers (ARNO) clients in September.
The basic plan is to be in Malta to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Association (delayed from last year by Covid) whilst also enjoying a pretty relaxing and educational time in the Autumn sun.
Whilst in Malta we have put a programme together for you (I have been visiting since my Midshipman’s days in 1964!) which I trust gives you a “naval view” of Malta's past and perhaps, for some, a trip back down memory lane?
Our programme is as below.
Tuesday 14th September - We start this holiday at Malta airport where flights arrive from many UK regional and EU airports. You will be met for a private transfer to the Preluna hotel.**** (see below) at Sliema seafront . Welcome drinks and dinner at the hotel tonight.
Wednesday 15th September - Round the island orientation tour with various stops. Coastal route to Mellieah…Mgarr (underground WWII shelter) ….Mdina…..Aviation Museum/ Craft village and Mosta Dome. You are free to explore outside the hotel for dinner tonight.
Thursday 16th September - Coach to Fort St Elmo …Malta at War Museum & Malta Experience audio visual + La Sacra Infermeria. (see Google). We walk to lunch at the roof top restaurant of the Castille Hotel overlooking Grand Harbour. This afternoon we have a tour of the nearby Lascaris underground WWII & Cold war HQ and then an opportunity to explore Valetta yourself on foot…..
Friday 17th September - We take our coach for a visit to the Villa Guardamangia …(Once the home of Her Majesty and Prince Philip when the Prince was a serving RN officer based in Malta)The building is currently being restored but we have arranged a private visit. We continue on to Valletta to witness the noon day gun display and another afternoon exploring all Valetta has to offer. Maybe even some shopping? Don’t miss the amazing Caravaggio in the RC cathedral!
Saturday 18th September - Full Harbour boat tour of all creeks and harbours. Disembark by Fort St Angelo for visits to the Fort, ( the former HMS St Angelo) + Malta Maritime Museum and then by coach to the famous 100 ton gun for the afternoon displays. We’ll avoid the Saturday night crowds tonight and eat in the hotel.
Sunday 19th September - Optional CofE Cathedral service & Coffee with the expats - then Valletta to Marsaxlokk village by coach and return. We’ll eat in our hotel again tonight.
Monday 20th September - A full day at leisure. Visit nearby Gozo perhaps? or look and book something from the discounted offers at Dealtoday.com.mt ….everything from a days Diving..Spa treatments….Sailing…..Golf….Yoga and of course more food options. Our “last supper” at the hotel tonight before packing our bags.
Tuesday 21st September - Private Taxi, Mini bus or coach to the airport for our return flights.
Our Hotel is the Four Star Preluna at Sliema.(see them at Google) Rooms are also available overlooking the sea as an "extra". We have used this hotel many times simply because of its excellent location. We have included some evening meals but not every night so you can go out and explore the many eating options - in or outdoors - near the hotel.
Malta airport re-opens on 1st June after their Covid shut down. Having just paid over £600 for a European return flight next week can we advise you confirm your flight soonest AFTER confirming your room. Returns to Malta are FROM £72 as at todays date ( 28 April) . Top Tip? Expect many airline price increases from 17th May when the rules for UK travellers are expected to be relaxed.
This holiday will be escorted throughout from Malta Airport by Mike & Lana Critchley.
OUR PRICES include hotel and transfers PLUS All excursions and meals as indicated above (7 breakfast, 1 lunch, 4 Dinners, 1 Anniversary dinner) .
£895 pp based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Sea Views are £8 per person per night extra. A few single rooms are also available at a supplement of £18 per room per night)
What is NOT included : Flights : Essential travel insurance. Drinks. Tips as appropriate.
We ask for a £200 per person deposit to confirm your place on this holiday - which has always been the most popular we organise with our clients.