- Excellent short trip to two islands of the Maltese archipelago. The accommodation used was well-placed, although being used to travelling with Explore I found it odd to be in one place for five nights!
Highlights were exploring the alleyways of Mdina and Vittoriosa, the boat trip to the Azure Window, and the Grand Harbour cruise.
Explore kindly arranged a private transfer for me from the airport, meaning I had five hours to explore Gozo independently at the start of the trip, and spent a lovely afternoon discovering pretty Marsalforn (and its excellent ice cream shop).
The tour leader - Rita - was excellent, and arranged four group meals for us over the seven night stay (group meals are something I always enjoy, and are great for the single travellers). Getting around in Malta is easy, and there are plenty of options for eating out. The hotel on Malta (in Sliema) was situated right on the waterfront, which was perfect for after-dinner walks along the promenade with the locals.
Published on: 26 October 2016