Destination Guide

Malta

Malta is more than just an archipelago; it’s a hidden gem packed with fascinating treasures, breathtaking UNESCO sites, charming cities and pristine blue beaches. For such a small nation, it packs punch. Whether you’re into ancient history, fine dining, diving, hiking, boating, or wandering through old villages, you’ll never run out of things to see of do making it the perfect holiday destination all year round.

Top Malta Packages

Tour
Malta and Gozo

Malta and Gozo

9 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Malta and its Islands

Malta and its Islands

5 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Malta, Sicily & The Aeolian Islands
Tour
From Sicily To Malta

From Sicily To Malta

11 Days | Catania to Gozo

Tour
Highlights of Malta

Highlights of Malta

6 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Historical Malta

Historical Malta

5 Days | Malta to Malta

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Malta Highlights & Experiences

Valletta

No trip to Malta is complete without a visit to the island’s capital, Valletta. Only 1km by 600m in size, the city is packed with sites of historical significance from ancient forts and historical museums to 16th century Baroque palaces, gardens and churches. Be sure not to miss St John’s Co-Cathedral and museum, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, or take a ferry to the Three Cities- the trio of the fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua.

Sliema

Located on the North-eastern coast, Sliema is a great place to base yourself and a hub for shopping, entertainment and café life. Its main attraction is the “Sliema Front”, a 10km promenade which stretches from Ta’Xbiex and Gzira in the South to St. Julian’s in the north. The town is filled with history, most famously Fort Tigne and Stella Maris Church.

Mdina

Mdina, also known as Malta’s ‘Silent City’ is a fortified city which sits on top of one of the highest hills in Malta. The ancient walled city was once the old capital through the Middle Ages and was home to some of the mostof the island’s nobility. Today, Mdina is one of Malta’s most popular attractions and home to fewer than 300 people. Some of its main sites include the Roman Catholic St. Paul Cathedral, the French Baroque Palazzo Vilhena and the Carmelite Church and Priory.

St Julian’s

St. Julian’s or San Giljan, is located north of Valletta and is mostly famous for its thriving nightlife and tourism. What was once a fishing village is now a hub for new and luxurious hotels, many different waterfront restaurants and trendy nightclubs, mostly centred in an area known as Paceville.

Marsaxlokk

An authentic Maltese fishing village, located in the South-Eastern part of Malta. The relaxed village is famous for its daily open-air fish market and photogenic harbour lined with decorative painted boats called Luzzus. Some highlights of the village include the Marsxlokk church, dedicated to the Madonna of Pomeii, Fort St. Lucian which was built by order of Saint John, and the thousand-year-old Fort Tas-Silġ.

Comino

Home of the famous Blue Lagoon, Comino is a small island which sits between the main islands of Malta and Gozo. Being only 3.5 square kilometers, the island is car free and virtually uninhabited. Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers and windsurfers. For the more adventurous travellers, the island is ideal for camping or those who enjoy spending the day hiking.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Malta

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Malta

Experience Malta’s great balance of culture, adventure and beach on your next holiday.

  • Day Tours: we offer a wide range of group day trips around Malta and its surrounding islands. Most tours offer multiple departures a week with return transfers to your hotel.
  • Partially Escorted Package Tours: a combination of independent and escorted touring. All packages are partially escorted and guaranteed to operate. Packages include a choice of standard, superior or deluxe class accommodation, sightseeing, meals and entrance fees/local taxes (as per the itinerary).
  • Tailor Made Holidays: let us tailor make your next holiday to Malta with a package that includes transfers, accommodation and day tours of your choice.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

Tour
Malta and Gozo

Malta and Gozo

9 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Malta and its Islands

Malta and its Islands

5 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Malta, Sicily & The Aeolian Islands
Tour
From Sicily To Malta

From Sicily To Malta

11 Days | Catania to Gozo

Tour
Highlights of Malta

Highlights of Malta

6 Days | Malta to Malta

Tour
Historical Malta

Historical Malta

5 Days | Malta to Malta

Malta Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Travelling around Malta by car is quite difficult. If you’re touring around the island, there are options for public buses or embark one of our partially escorted package tours. The Malta in Depth package is by far the most popular and visits all of the main sites of Malta, Comino and Gozo.
Malta is a popular summer destination. However, if you really want to make the most of your stay in Malta, avoid visiting the island in summer. Visit from October to May (or early June), when the streets are less crowded and temperatures are mild.
Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a much sought-after sun and sea destination. But there’s more to the island than its gorgeous sandy beaches. Malta is home to some of the oldest standing structures in the world such as the Megalithic Temples of Malta were built during the 4th and 3rd millennium BC.
Maltese cuisine is divine. From popular dishes like ftira and pastizzi, to hearty meals like baked pasta and pork stew, there are several Maltese foods and dishes you must try. For authentic Maltese cooking, look for small, family-run restaurants in traditional towns such as Mgarr (Malta), Marsaxlokk and Rabat.
Despite its lack of green areas, Malta is still a great place for hiking. The island has a range of easy to challenging walking trails running along the coast and cutting through the countryside.
Cultural events, concerts, pyro shows and themed festivals take place throughout the year. Before booking your trip, it’s worth seeing what events are on around your preferred weeks.
Gozo may be a third of the size of Malta, but you’ll be surprised to learn that there’s plenty to see and do on the island. Get off the beaten path in Gozo, and walk along the rugged coastline, go for a swim at a secluded beach and explore the island’s picturesque small towns.

How to Get to Malta

Emirates and Qatar Airways fly into Malta from Australia. Expect at least two layovers when travelling to Malta from Australia, the first stop will generally be in an Asian hub such as Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, and the second in a European city such as Istanbul or Frankfurt.

Malta FAQ’s

We do not unfortunately offer any accommodation shares on our tours, cruises or packages.
Once you are booked and confirmed on a tour, the tour will definitely go ahead and will not cancel. Minimum numbers do apply though, for instance in Turkey where the minimum number of passengers needed to guarantee the tour is two.
Sun Island Tours is an Australian wholesaler, working proudly with Australian Travel Agents, to source local products, including accommodation, tours, packages and cruises.
In each destination the standard of accommodation may vary, but generally we categorise accommodation as: Tourist 2-3 star, Standard 3-3.5 star, Superior 4 star, Deluxe 5 star, Platinum 5 star superior.
Documentation is issued usually 3 weeks prior to departure from Australia.
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Dannielle
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Eleni
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Janet
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