You’ll get to grips with some of Malta’s star attractions on this tour. It all begins with a short drive to Valletta, Malta’s capital. Here, you’ll get off the coach and pay a visit to the Barrakka Gardens, which overlook the harbour and offer up fabulous sea views. Then you’ll walk to Castille Palace, the official home of the Prime Minister, before stopping outside St John’s Cathedral. It was built by the Knights of Malta in the 1500s, and its Baroque architecture is impressive to say the least. After some free time in the city centre, it’s back on the coach and on towards the town of Rabat, where you’ll tuck in to a three-course meal. From here, you’ll walk to Mdina – the old walled city of Malta – which is perched on a hilltop and surrounded by bastians and ramparts. Your last stop, once you’ve got back on the coach is the town of Mosta. Here, you’ll make tracks for the church in the centre of town, which survived a direct hit in World War II, when a shell bomb went through the building and, amazingly, did not explode.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.