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A Taste Of Ireland In Malta

7 March 2010

“A Rhythm of the Dance” weekend (25th – 30th March 2010)

For something very special why not treat yourself to 5 nights touring Malta and Gozo together with VIP seats for the fantastic “Rhythm of the Dance” concert. The superb 4* Fortina Resort is your base and includes “Dine Around Half Board” where you can choose from 5 different restaurants for your meals.

Package includes

  • Return Airport Transfers.
  • 5 nights in a Twin Sea View Room on Half Board Basis at the 4* Fortina Resort, Malta.
  • VIP Seats for Rhythm of the Dance performance including return transport.
  • Full Day tour of Gozo.
  • Full day Local lifestyle and temples tour.
  • Half Day tour of Valletta.

Package intinerary

Day 1 – Thursday 25th March 2010

On arrival at Malta International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred by Air-Conditioned vehicle to the 4 Star Fortina Hotel and Resort. Your accommodation will be in a Twin Sea View Room on Dine Around Half Board basis, where you can choose from a selection of 5 different restaurants daily.

Day 2 – Friday 26th March 2010

Temples and Local Lifestyle Full Day Tour

On this wonderful full day excursion you will learn what a typical day would be like for the Maltese people in the south of the island and explore a few of the remaining unspoilt villages that through their winding roads and alleys lead us to a typical Maltese piazza where progress did not leave its mark.

Next we visit the village of Qrendi where we discover the temples of Hagar Qim which is Malta’s most prominent historical sight and from where we can enjoy breathtaking views of the mesmerising sea and the islet of Filfla.

We proceed to Wied iz Zurrieq and down to the famous Blue Grotto and if weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the various caves surrounding the area.

After a lovely lunch we are taken to the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk whose waterfront is lined with luzzus all painted in traditional colours that make this bay so unique and where time is given to browse through the open air market held daily in this serene little village.

Our excursion comes to an end with a visit to Ghar Dalam, the cave of obscurity, which was the dwelling of the first inhabitants of the Maltese Islands.

Day 2 – Saturday 27th March 2010

Full Day tour of Gozo

On the second full day of your holiday we will visit Gozo for a full day excursion which is only a twenty minute ferry crossing away.

As soon as we set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr we will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. We can see that Gozo boasts of more greenery than Malta with its hilly landscape and picturesque countryside, making it an island full of charm waiting to be discovered. In this excursion we visit all the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, the famous Azure Window in Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay.

Also included is a delicious three course lunch together with a spectacular cultural experience with a visit to Ggantijja Temples which are known to be the oldest freestanding temples in the world. Since Gozo is well known for its woollen goods and handmade lace, honey and cheese we will also visit the market where we will have free time for shopping and to sample all these at first hand.

Day 3 – Sunday 28th March 2010

Today is a full day of leisure, allowing you the time to explore the island on your own. We recommend that you take a local bus ride down to the picturesque village of Marsaxlokk to discover the popular Sunday fish market, where local fisherman display and sell their fresh catch. The lovely promenade is dotted with numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. Our recommendation would be to have lunch at Is-Sajjied restaurant located at the far end of the bay.

Your taxi driver will meet you at the hotel at 19:00hrs to transfer you to the Mediterranean Conference Centre for an evening of Irish dance and music. Since its debut performance in 1999 on a stage in Norway, Rhythm Of The Dance has played to over 3 million fans in 40 countries across four continents and has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all over Ireland. The highly talented cast is lead by 25 time World Champion and Gold Medalist Michael Byrne, and includes over 20 dancers, 3 tenors and 7 musicians. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern arts of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.

Day 4 – Monday 29th March 2010

Half Day Afternoon Tour of Valletta

Our guided tour will take you to the lively streets of our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barracca Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. These gardens, built by the Knights of St. John, command breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour and the fortified Three Cities.

Next we go to St John’s Co-Cathedral that brims in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art, including the acclaimed Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this opulent Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries.

We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital’s buildings of historical importance including the Grand Master’s Palace. Our final stop will be at the famed Malta Experience, a multivision show that gives a pictorial depiction of Malta’s history through the ages since the earliest settlements dating back to pre-historic times.

Day 5 – Tuesday 30th March 2010

On your last day, depending on the time of your flight, you will be able to spend some time along the Sliema ferries promenade whiling away the time discovering the local shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes.

2 ½ Hours prior to your flight back home, you will be met at the hotel lobby by your driver for a transfer to Malta International Airport.

Package prices

Price Per Person – €449.00 (£440 approx)

  • Single Room Supplement – €75.00 (£74 approx)
  • Optional All Inclusive Dine Around Supplement – €165.00 (£160 approx) per person
  • Optional Superior Twin Seaview Supplement – €40.00 (£39 approx) per person
  • Extra Nights – €35.00 (£34 approx) per person

All above prices are quoted per person and inclusive of VAT

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