Malta is located south of Sicily and consists of the 3 islands: Malta (the largest isle is 316 km²), Gozo and the largely uninhabited Comino. Sunny beaches, 7000 years of intriguing history and a vibrant nightlife: there is plenty to discover and experience in this fascinating tiny gem. Distance in Malta is an awesome term as you can reach all corners in a maximum of half an hour by car.
Day 1 - Brussels > Malta
Today you board your flight from Brussels to Malta. After landing, you pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel in San Gilian or Valletta.
Day 2 - Three cities
Relaxing and yet exciting start to the day. Today you take a trip with a Geek to the Three Cities, the collective name for Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. You take the wheel of an electric car with pre-programmed GPS and a pre-recorded English speaking voice that explains the sights along the way. Awesome! Enjoy the freedom of an organized excursion at leisure in your own bubble. The carts are suitable for 2 adults and up to 2 children under 12.
Day 3 & 4 - The West: Mdina & Dingli
The old capital Mdina is a wonderful example of a still inhabited medieval walled city. Its history turns back the clock some 4000 years. The village of Dingli is located on 250-meter high cliffs. Does the pool of your hotel lure you or do you prefer a stop in Rabat famous for its catacombs? Or even admire the beautiful mosaics of an aristocratic Roman house in the Domvs Romana museum. You have a whole 2 days to visit it all.
Day 5 - Gozo
You will need a full day to visit Gozo. In just over 30 minutes you arive at the terminal from where you board the ferry for a 30 minute-crossing to Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. This sister island is much quieter than Malte, with picturesque views and an unspoilt coastline but an incredible amount to discover. Here you will find baroque village churches and megalithic temples, traditional farms and authentic fishing villages, caves and salt pans. In the late afternoon you take the ferry back to Malta
Day 6 & 7 - The South: Megalithic Temples & Blue Grotto
In the south of Malta you will find the megalithic temples Hagar Qim (2400-2000 BC) and Mnajdra (3400 BC), the oldest free-standing building/temple in the world! The constructions show a great knowledge and insight into construction techniques, skills and craftsmanship. In addition to cultural heritage, you natural wonders will delight you as well. In the Blue Grotto, a series of sea caves on the south coast of Malta, every day from sunrise to noon, you can see a wonderful play of blue tones created by a unique combination of sunlight and the reflection of the water surface as the caves reflect the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora. You can visit the caves by traditional boats (not included, weather permitting).
Day 8 - Malta airport > Brussels
- For Belgian citizens* (babies and children as well) a valid Belgian ID suffices as well as a valid driving license.
- Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or persons travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.
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The time zone is identical to Belgium for all listed European countries with the exception of
Greece and Finland: Belgian time +1 hour
Portugal: Belgian time -1 hour.
Albania - Lek (ALL)- 1000 ALL = 8.04 EUR & 1 EUR = 124.38 ALL (08/05/2020)
Croatia - Kuna (HRK) - 100 HRK = 13.21 EUR & 1 EUR = 7.57 HRK (08/05/2020)
Denmark - Krone (DKK) - 100 DKK = 13.40 EUR & 1 EUR = 7.46 DKK (08/05/2020)
Georgia - Lari (GEL), 100 GEL = 28,79 EUR & 1 EUR = 3.47 GEL (25/05/20)
Iceland - Króna (ISK), 1000 ISK = 6,40 EUR & 1 EUR = 156,13 ISK (25/05/20)
Norway - Krone (NOK) - 100 NOK = 9.04 EUR & 1 EUR = 11.06 NOK (08/05/2020)
Poland - Zloty (PLN) - 100 PLN = 21,96 EUR & 1 EUR = 4.55 PLN (08/05/2020)
Romania - Leu (RON) 100 RON = 20.70 EUR & 1 EUR = 4.83 RON (08/05/2020)
Serbia - Dinar (RSD) - 1000 RSD = 8.50 EUR & 1 EUR = 117.56 RSD (08/05/2020)
Sweden - Krone (SEK) - 100 SEK = 9.42EUR & 1 EUR = 10.61 SEK (08/05/2020
Finland = EUR
Greece = EUR
Italy = EUR
Malta = EUR
Montenegro = EUR
Portugal = EUR
Slovenia = EUR
Spain = EUR
The European climate is as diverse as its countries. Global warming often portrays very different temperatures than were the norm a few years ago. If we would dare to any draw a line in it, we could generally speaking state that
- Southern Europe (Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia & Spain) enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summer gets cozy and temperatures around 30°/35° C are no exception, especially during July and August. In addition to beautiful hues, autumn also brings slightly milder temperatures that remain very pleasant.
- Eastern Europe (Poland, Georgia) temperatures can rise considerably during the summer months of July and August. The 'golden Polish fall' usually brings pleasant temperatures around 20°C.
- Northern Europe (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden) summer it is quite pleasant for those who do not like extreme temperatures. Averages fluctuate around 20°C in Denmark. The further north you go, the lower the temperatures can drop. Mind you here as well exceptions rule. In July 2018, a temperature of 32°C has been recorded in Copenhagen! !
- Return flight Brussels - Malta incl. luggage
- 7 night's stay in double room incl. breakfast in listed hotels or equivalent
- 8-day car rental including all insurances (excess €500 - 1-2 people: Peugeot 108 or equivalent, 3-4 people: Citroën C3 or equivalent)
- Tour by personal electric car with GPS (2.5 hours)
What's not included?
Unlisted meals and drinks, tipping, fuel, additional insurances, personal expenses and travel insurance.
Good to Know
Should you prefer a return transfer and no car rental: - € 200 (per car, 1 or 2 people), - € 280 (per car, 3 or 4 people).
Boutique - San Gillian Price per person
Boutique - La Valletta Price per person