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72 hours in Malta

300 days of sunshine, crystal clear Mediterranean waters, 7,000 years of history, thriving local traditions and laid-back rural villages, delicious cuisine and a vibrant nightlife – Welcome to Malta!

Stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, two minutes away from Valletta, and relive the Knight’s of St. John legacy. Visit the medieval city of Mdina, one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Head north to enjoy Mediterranean sun, sand and sea. Experience Gozo where tranquillity is still a way of life. Enjoy Malta’s religious ‘festas’, adorned churches and glittering firework displays. Discover megalithic temples, rugged countryside and dramatic cliffs or submerge into a diver’s paradise. Wine and dine in stylish surroundings and party in lively evening venues.
If you have only three days in Malta, do not attempt to see it all. Although the area covered by the Maltese Islands is just 316 km², there is plenty to see and do so we recommend you experience just a few of Malta’s highlights to get a feeling of the island’s character.

We will start by giving you information about Things to do in Malta on Day 1.

Day 1 – Valletta & Sliema

With the Grand Hotel Excelsior as your home, the Capital Valletta, is probably the most obvious place to start. With the entire city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, walking through its streets is nothing short of walking through an open-air museum. Walk along Republic Street to St John’s Co-Cathedral, the jewel of Valletta, with its gilded interior enough to make one’s jaw drop. Look out for the Caravaggio’s only signed painting, The Beheading of St John. Exit the Catheral and dive into the open-air market in Merchants’ Street. All in all, Valletta is also a great place for shopping.
Do take the time to wander through the alleyways, up and down the lopes and stairways, and to sit under the sun with a coffee watching the pigeons. In whichever order you choose to do these, try to be at the Upper Barrakka Gardens at noon for the re-enactment and shooting of the cannon, and enjoy one of the most spectacular views in Malta, that of the Grand Harbour.

For the afternoon we recommend a Harbour Cruise which takes you to see the the Three Cities from a unique perspective and which offers an insight to the essence of Maltese History.

Tomorrow we will be giving you some tips on what to do in Malta on Day 2. So visit the Blogs of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta to stay updated.

Should you wish to experience one of our exclusive tours during your Holidays in Malta kindly contact our chauffeur driven service on: +356 21250520 or on transport@excelsior.com.mt.

Photos courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority.

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VALLETTA GRAND PRIX 2011 – An Annual Historic Classic Car Malta Event

The third edition of the Valletta Grand Prix is once again being held around the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta in May, 2011. This annual historic classic car event is the only one of its kind staged entirely around Valletta’s ring road.

The Valletta Grand Prix is an important element to Malta’s calendar of events as well as to fellow motoring enthusiasts. The event not only attracts local aficionados but is an added Malta Attraction for even more tourists to visit our islands, as it creates a new niche market associated with prestigious European Motor Sport activities.

Th event will take place near the Grand Hotel Excelsior.

Venue: Valletta

For more information about Things to do in  Malta during your next holdiay kindly visit theis Luxury Hotel Malta’s website: http://www.excelsior.com.mt/

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Discover The Wonders Of The Capital At This Malta Luxury Hotel.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta…

Located just 5 minutes from the city center, with direct access to the main points of interest, this Luxury Malta Hotel welcomes you to classical elegance and unparalleled service.
Embraced by the bastion walls of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta, Grand Hotel Excelsior blends contemporary vision with the rich history of Marsamxett Harbor. Surrounded by the exquisite beauty of the Valletta waterfront, this seaside Malta hotel offers a private 30-berth marina, large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, and a health and beauty centre. Witness the sailboats gently silhouetted by the sun in the private marina. Sip a cocktail by the pool. Delight in all this quintessential Malta luxury travel destination has to offer – located in the heart of the capital city.
An excellent address!
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