Departure Location & Details
Location: Multiple locations near hotels
Return Location & Details
Time: 1:00pm (approx.)
Location: Back to your hotel
Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this 18th Century Palace is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery.
Your next stop is Clapham Junction. Clapham Junction is covered with very puzzling and mysterious grooves in the rock. They appear to be ancient roadways of some sort. They do not appear to be directly linked to the building of any of Malta’s megalithic and they do cross the small island and seem to be found on the higher and rockier surfaces. There can be many of them in the same area, beside each other. Sometimes they are a solitary pair that can go on for miles. One of the mysteries and frustrations of Malta’s ancient and magnificent history is that there are no records left of its beginnings. No written word or pictorial guide was left by the Temple Builders and Cart Rut users.
You will then drive to The Buskett Gardens, located in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq, Siggiewi. The gardens are at their best in Spring but they offer shade from the harsh mid- Summer sun and offer a quiet place for a walk in the Winter months. Verdala Palace, an official residence of the President of Malta, is located on the edge of the Gardens. A coffee break is also included in this tour where you will taste the delicious and traditional “Pastizzi”.
Your final stop is Dingli Cliffs, located less than a kilometre to the south west of the village of Dingli. The cliffs are 220 metres high and are the highest point in Malta! An isolated chapel makes for a charming landmark. Built in the 17th century, the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene offers some of the most beautiful views you can get from these cliffs. From here you can also see the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla. During this excursion you will tour onboard a Vintage Bus, a bus that is now rare to see on the Maltese Islands.