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'Simply Malta' - Small Group Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€49.00
SMALL GROUP
OF 16 ONLY
This wonderful tour includes stunning scenery, the beautiful azure crystal clear sea, ancient towns and insight to an islands rich culture and heritage.
'Simply Malta' - Small Group Tour
  • Half Day Tour
  • Visiting Blue Grotto, Mdina Medieval City,
    Rabat, Girgenti Valley & Dingli Cliffs
  • Starts/Ends at Valletta Cruise Terminal
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • ***When 2 adults book this tour, €4 will be discounted from the next tour you book***

Available

On various dates between April and November
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Times

Check 'Starts/Ends at Valletta Cruise Terminal' above OR click on BOOK TOUR to check times which vary depending on the tour date
This wonderful tour includes stunning scenery, the beautiful azure crystal clear sea, ancient towns and insight to an islands rich culture and heritage.

We start our day with a visit to the south of the island and the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life. The 25-minute boat trip explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do". This optional boat trip is only eur8 adults, eur4 for children.

As you travel during the next part of this tour, your guide will explain the importance of the Girgenti Valley. Girgenti is a shaded fertile valley renowned for its orchards and cultivated fields. The ecosystem here is maquis, so it is green all year round. Citrus and other fruit trees thrive in the valley beneath the surrounding ridge. The old picturesque farmsteads are the homes of the local farming community who still work the fields and cultivate the orchards. On a spur overlooking the valley stands the summer palace of the Inquisitors built by Monsignor Visconti in 1625. Nowadays it is the official residence of our Prime Minister. Our journey via Girgenti will take us the west coast of the island.

Stretching for some 4km along the west coast are the Dingli Cliffs. These cliffs have vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 200m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views. Here will stop at the small 18th-century chapel which sits on the cliffs for a superb view and an ideal photo opportunity.

Our next stop will take you back in time and we start with the old town of Rabat. This charming town has strong ties with the Roman era and the visit of St. Paul AD60. Here we will take a short stroll from the central piazza through the quaint streets, where you can admire the old houses, alleys, traditional balconies amongst other typical old town characteristics. Our historical walk continues to what we consider ours as our 'pride and joy', the fairy tale city of Mdina. Mdina which is a medieval city Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to the cruise terminal and Valletta

Additional Information

Tour Type
Half Day/4 hour Tour
Small-Group Tour - max. group size is 16 passengers plus guide and driver
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide
Blue Grotto Info
The optional Blue Grotto boat trip is not included in the tour rate. Allow €8/adults, €4/children which is to paid directly to the boat operators.

Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist.

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions 
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Prices
€49.00 Adult
€45.00 Child (11yrs and under)
Total €0.00
Tours start at 0900hrs, return at 1300hrs on;
May 11, 17, 19
June 15, 22, 27
July 2, 6, 21, 26
August 4, 17, 18, 26
September 1, 7, 13, 28
October 1, 6, 19, 28
November 12, 26

Tours start at 0830hrs, return at 1230hrs on;
June 8
September 14

Tours start at 1330hrs, return at 1730hrs on;
July 28
August 11
September 18, 22
October 26
November 17
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Very rarely a tour operator/supplier may be forced to cancel, however if they do it is mainly due to adverse weather, an operational or technical issue or any other reason which forces the tour operator/supplier to cancel.

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If the tour is cancelled by the tour operator, this may include adverse weather, operational and technical reasons or any other reasons which forces the tour operator/supplier to cancel you will have the following options;

a) Transfer the tour to an alternative date if available

b) Receive a full refund
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Sheridan Leisure Ltd is licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority to operate incoming travel services, local tours and to act booking agents for other tour operators.

Our operators license number is TRA/S/01 and this is clearly displayed on the website.
If the tour is available and on the date that you want to do it, this may be possible. However, we highly recommend booking in advance for the following reasons:

- Guarantee availability on the tours that you really want to do and on your preferred date.

- If you are booking more than one tour you benefit from a discount which is not available when you book locally.
When you book on our website www.maltatours.com we do not charge any type of booking, processing or credit card fees.

We only charge the value of the tour and if you are booking more than one tour, we will only charge you the overall discounted rate.
Nearly all of the tours we that we feature on our website include pick up from hotels and other central locations, towns and villages. You can check if a pick up is included by reading the tour details, this may also be mentioned on the BOOK TOUR panel. If a pickup is included a drop off will always be included. Some tours offer an optional pick up/drop off, such as the Sicily Tour.

During the booking procedure you are requested to provide details about your hotel/accommodation so we can advise the time and pick up point. This will be printed on your tour voucher/ticket. Tours that include a pick up also include drop off after the tour.
A Service Voucher is the document issued after you have booked and paid for a tour. It includes your name, pick up instructions (if applicable), tour name and date.

Each Service Voucher has a unique reference number, and you will be requested to show a printed or digital version of your Service Voucher.
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If you want to do a multi-day itinerary let us know what you most enjoy doing and if you have already found tours you like, mention these.

It is important that you include as much information as possible. We will reply with our recommendations and look forward to hearing from you.
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If we have issued a Service Voucher a small admin fee is charged to cover our basic expenses. And, If you cancel between 14 days and the day of the tour, other charges may apply, however this depends on the tour/s you want to cancel.

During the CHECK OUT procedure you can easily check these details by clicking on the Booking Terms & Conditions, look under Cancellation Charges (if applicable) it is clearly displayed and easy to find.
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On arrival in Sicily you will be directed to the tour coach and greeted by the local guide. The guide will provide en route commentary and will remain with you for the full tour duration
The scheduled duration is 90 minutes from port area to port area.
When booking a Sicily tour you will need your passport or ID information to complete your booking.

We require the following information for each passengers:
Full Name (as it appears in passport/ID)
Date of Birth
Nationality
Passport or ID number

ID or Passport details for all nationals that come from a country within the Schengen zone. For all other nationals a passport number must be provided.

Please note that your passport/ID details will be printed on your tour tickets and therefore information that you provide must be accurate.
Restrooms, duty free shop, small boutique and a fully stocked cafeteria/bar serving hot and cold snacks, tea, coffee and hot beverages, all types of soft drinks, mineral water, beers, wines and lots of other items.
Our online price includes:
Malta/Sicily/Malta catamaran fare
Port/Travel tax
Tour by luxury coach in Sicily
Services of a local guide in Sicily

Optional transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the port (and return)

Some tours also include lunch. For details, check the Tour Details page for each tour.

We advertise the full all inclusive price which is inclusive of the tour ticket, return catamaran fare, port and travel tax, Sicily guide etc... Be aware of booking sites that do not include all of these services.
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