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Although only a small island, Malta has world class buildings. For nearly three centuries the Knights of Malta defended the island and ensured its prosperity by acts of piracy, legitimised by their claims of providing protection against Muslim infidels. The remarkable defences they built are still in place as well as their public and guild buildings. Malta is also the home to the earliest recorded human habitations in the Mediterranean. The Baroque Music Festival in January makes use of some of the Baroque buildings for concerts of period music.
Our tour includes: 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the 3-star Osborne Hotel in Valetta, return transfers to the airport, tickets for all performances and two excursions as listed.
Note: Flights are not included.
Hotel: In the shadows of the towering fortifications around Malta's capital city,Valetta, which once constituted the islands' main military defence, lies the Osborne Hotel, housed in one of the magnificent palaces built by the knights of the Order of St John. The hotel is conveniently located just a short distance from the island's major museums.
Day 1 – Fly to Malta and transfer to your hotel in Valetta. The rest of the day is at leisure
Day 2 – The day is at leisure to explore Valetta. This evening there is a performance in the Teatru Manoel.
Day 3 – This morning there is a half day tour to Mosta, Mdina and Rabat. This evening a performance in the Teatru Manoel..
Day 4 – The day is at leisure with time to explore more of the island. This evening there is a performane in the Church of All Souls.
Day 5 – Today we look at the pre-history of Malta and there will be an excursion to the Tarxien Temples which are a group of three well preserved temples. We also visit Hagar Qim which daes from around 2,400 - 2,000 B.C.a. Tonight there is a performance in St John's Co-Cathedral.
Day 6 – The day is at leisure with time to explore more of the island. This evening there is a performane in the Jesuit Church.
Day 7 – Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Malta - Baroque Music Festival 2013
13 Jan - 19 Jan 2013
Price: £795 Per person Single Supplement: £100
19:30 Tuesday 15 January 2013 Teatru Manoel
Programme of Baroque Music
19:30 Wednesday 16 January 2013 Church of All Souls
Programme of 17-century Sacred Music
19:30 Thursday 17 January 2013 St John's Co-Cathedral
Bach: Suite No 3 in D Major and Magnificat
Vivaldi: Gloria and Handel: Zadok the Priest
and other works
Price includes: 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the 3-star Osborne Hotel in Valetta, return transfers to the airport, tickets for all performances and two excursions as listed.