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Great Siege Road,
Floriana, FRN1810,
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Tel: 00356 2125 0520

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Malta Heritage & Military Experience

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A Passion for Heritage.

Planning your next Winter Break? Why not explore Malta’s military heritage with our special package.

Lascaris war rooms were the Operational Headquarters which were built in order to provide a secure place from where war operations could be conducted. The war rooms are located deep in the rock under St Peter and St Paul Bastion which forms part of the defences of Valletta built by the Knights of St John in 1566.

Fort Rinella in Kalkara was built in 1878. This fort is not only a unique remnant of Malta’s recent British colonial past, but it is also the world’s first mechanical fort which enabled its small garrison to fire a monstrous 100-ton gun every six minutes. On visiting this fort in 1889, the great French writer Jules Verne described it as a marvel of the industrial age which would render Malta safe for ever.

The Malta at War Museum housed in an old 18th century military barracks built in the historic walls of Vittoriosa (Birgu), is Malta’s best presented testimonial of the great ordeal suffered by the Island during the Second World War. The site focuses on the daily life of wartime Malta telling the story of how this tiny island managed to withstand one of the fiercest onslaughts in modern history. It offers a unique experience to the visitor through a combination of original film-footage, expert guiding and original artifacts and memorabilia, all of which are nicely presented in a new modern setting.

The Saluting Battery in Valletta offers breath-taking views of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. This battery offers the visitor a unique opportunity to learn from close quarters how cannon worked and fired in days gone by.  It also provides a wealth of information on how time was measured and signalled out in the past. It also explains the long quest of mariners to find a practical solution to the issue of longitude that would allow them to sail safely in open seas.

The Malta Military & Heritage Experience includes:

  • Accommodation in a room type of your choice (price varies according to room type booked)
  • Welcome drink upon arrival,
  • Daily buffet breakfast, and
  • A Compulsory Military & Heritage Pass (In the packages section of the booking please select quantity, i.e. the number of persons/passes you wish to book. Price is per pass for one person).

 

 

Rates starting from less than €65 per person per night sharing in a Double Deluxe Inland Room. Terms and Conditions Apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Through the Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna Heritage Pass you will have access to the Saluting Battery (Valletta), Malta at War Museum (Birgu), Fort Rinella (Kalkara) and also the Lascaris War rooms (Valletta). Opening times for all the above mentioned sites are from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and there is no need for pre-booking. For more information kindly visit: Wirt Artna Website. Our Chauffeur Driven Service can organise your taxi transfers for you. During your stay kindly visit our Transport Desk and Our Guest Transportation Team will gladly assist you.

Terms and Conditions: 

  • The Malta Military & Heritage Pass is at an extra charge to room rate and is compulsory. Price is for the venues. Taxi transfers and visitors guide not included. In the packages section of the booking please select the quantity, i.e. the number of people/passes you wish to book. Price is per pass for one person.
  • Offer is valid when staying for a minimum of 3 nights.
  • Reservation is non-refundable & fully prepaid upon booking – cannot be cancelled or changed without charge.
  • Rates are inclusive of tax and availability is subject to change at time of booking.
  • You will receive your Admission Pass/Passes upon check-in at the hotel.
  • Pass/Passes must be utilized during your stay are non exchangeable and non refundable.
  • Offer not applicable to groups or with other special offers.
  • The hotel cannot be held responsible for the level of service provided by the Heritage Venues and is not liable for any incident that may occur during any activity included.
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