This itinerary is subject to change.

March 18th - 25th, 2023

DAY 0 - (March 18) - Arrival day

All day: Arrivals in Malta; Osborne Hotel

Evening: Dinner at the hotel (7:30 pm)

Opening presentation about Malta at the hotel by Vanessa Ciantar (8:30 pm)

DAY 1 - (March 19)

Morning:Leave hotel 8:15 am to catch ferry to Gozo (9 am). Visit Xewkija windmill and Ggantija temples.

Afternoon: Lunch at Cittadella (Ta Rikkardu) and then go for a walk. Visit Ta Pinu Church, and then Dwerja or Zebbug depending on road works.

Evening: Ferry back to Malta (5 pm). Visit the upper Barakka Gardens for photos. Several dinner options.

Guide -- Joe Misfud

DAY 2 - (March 20)

Morning: Take van to Senglea (depart 8:45 am). Visit Senglea bastions, Cospicua Church; Vittoriosa: Collachio, Couvre Port and the Inquisitor's Palace

Afternoon: Lunch at Inquisitor's Palace. Visit Fort St. Angelo, then ferry back to Valletta.

Evening: Several dinner options

Guide -- Joe Misfud

DAY 3 - (March 21)

Morning: National Museum of Archaeology (8:45 am). Take van to Mgarr (10:15 am), to visit Skorba and Ta Hagrat temples.

Afternoon: Lunch at farmer's bar in Mgarr. Head back to Valleta and visit the St. John's Co-Cathedral and Fort St. Elmo. Then a Valletta tour focusing on WW2.

Evening: Taste History Dinner at Ft. St. Angelo, Malta Maritime Museum.

Guides -- Joe Mifsud & Maria Micallef

DAY 4 - (March 22)

Morning: Ghar Dalam cave & Museum (8:45 am). Visit Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples.

Afternoon: Blue Grotto for quick lunch and boat ride.

Evening: Wine tasting at Meridiana, and then dinner in Valletta

Guide -- Maria Micallef

DAY 5 - (March 23)

Morning: St. Paul's Catacombs (8:45 am), then visit Domus Romana, and grab a quick snack of pastizzi.

Afternoon: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and Tarxien temples. Head back to Valletta.

Evenning: Free timen and then a walking tour and dinner in Mdina.

Guide -- Maria Micallef

DAY 6 - (March 24)

Morning: Visit Mosta Church (9:30 am), Ghar il-Kbir Cave Comples, and Clapham Junction cart ruts.

Afternoon: Lunch at Buskett. Head back to Valetta and enjoy free time.

Evening: Good Friday procession (5pm) in Valletta and then dinner at hotel.

Guide -- Joe Misfud

DAY 7 - (March 25)

All day: Flights out.


The Archaeology Channel Tours: Land of Forgotten Temples, Malta

An Educational Tour Designed for Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI).

A tour led by Maria Micallef and Joseph Mifsud, experts on Malta history and prehistory.

This 7-day tour will lead you through beautiful Malta, and its sister island Gozo, to see the oldest megalithic temples on Earth, as well as many other important places in Malta's history. You will be staying in four-star comfort at the Osborne Hotel.

The tour is based in beautiful Valletta, Malta's capital, and features excursions to the Ggantija Temples of Gozo, and many temples on Malta, including Skorba, Ta Hagrat, Hagar Qim, and more. In addition, you will visit historic sites such as Ghar Dalam Cave, which houses the remains of extinct neolithic animals, and St. Paul's catacombs, where people of all religions were laid to rest between AD 200 and 700.

Since no one can enjoy Malta without also experiencing the local culture, you will also have the chance to visit Marsaxlokk, a fishing village that has been in the industry since Roman times. The tour will also feature ample opportunities to taste Malta's exquisite cuisine.

Lodgings: Osborne Hotel

Total Price: $3100 per participant. (assuming double occupancy; single lodging fee $464 will be added)

Registration fee: $1400 to ALI by registration deadline of December 18th, 2022. (included in total price)

Costs not included: Personal travel insurance, airfare to and from Malta, gratuities for service providers (such as waiters, drivers, maids), and alcoholic beverages

Date: March 18 - 25, 2023

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