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History and romance in Malta’s most enchanting cities

2nd April 2014 Print
Mdina Gate

Enjoy a taste of twin-centre luxury in Malta from just £403 per person* for this fabulous five-night package in Valletta and Mdina, perfect for a romantic escape this spring.

This luxurious holiday has been enhanced for 2014 with added value and great prices. Guests will stay for three nights in an executive room at the historic Phoenicia Hotel by the gates of UNESCO world heritage city Valletta, followed by two nights in a duplex room at the elegant Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in Mdina.

The price includes return private airport transfers, an executive car transfer between hotels, daily breakfast, two tickets to the Malta Experience audiovisual show in Valletta and two tickets to the Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum in Mdina.

At the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta, guests can stroll into the UNESCO World Heritage City and discover historic gems such as St John’s Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Grandmasters Palace, whilst enjoying the relaxing cafe culture and picturesque waterfront. The majestic Phoenicia boasts over seven acres of exquisite gardens, a swimming pool which is set beside the city walls, a stylish art deco interior and a selection of bars and restaurants including the Pegasus, which serves up healthy Mediterranean cuisine, largely sourced from the hotel’s own kitchen gardens.

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is a luxury boutique hotel set in a 17th century palace in the heart of Mdina. Boasting antique furniture and paintings to reflect its heritage as a home of nobility, each of the rooms and suites has been individually designed. The choice of restaurants includes the award-winning fine dining De Mondion, which is set on Mdina's bastions with spectacular views across the island.

Fans of the hugely popular fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ will recognize the grand entrance to Mdina, which features in the TV series that is filmed on Malta and sister island Gozo. Known as the Silent City, Mdina’s cobbled narrow streets and breathtaking architecture have been used in numerous films, including Gladiator and Troy. Visitors can enjoy a romantic carriage-ride, as well as visiting the 18th century Vilhena Palace and St Paul's Cathedral & Museum.

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Fly to Malta from a choice of 16 UK departure airports with airlines including Air Malta, British Airways, easyjet and Ryanair.

*Based on travel between 1st February and 31st March, or 1st November to 21st December 2014 for two adults sharing. Sterling price may fluctuate with exchange rate

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Mdina Gate