Join like-minded people for one of two exciting study tours exploring the history of one of the most ancient locations in the world. We will explore Malta and its
neighbour Gozo and seek to understand the prehistoric history of the islands and the role of the Knights of St John in the Renaissance. This tour is very competitively priced (c. one third the price of other similar tours) in order to make it widely available.
There will be evening lectures and discussions. On the six-day tour on 19-24 June, lectures will be also be given by Profs Savona Ventura and also Moss, with topics covering:
* the links between Malta and Atlantis
* the significance of the Sirius star system and
* the importance of the Knights of Malta and the Maltese Cross
* the possible significance of the so-called 'Cart Ruts'
You will be able to enjoy the unique experience of the summer solstice at Mnajdra South Temple. There will be ample time for relaxation and visiting Valletta and a market at a fishing port on both tours.
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TOUR 19 - 24 June
Day 1 (Friday 8)
Arrival and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 (Saturday 9)
Morning: Valletta: the Grandmaster's Palace, short walk through town, coffee break,
the Archaeological Museum; ferry to Vittoriosa and lunch there.
Afternoon: Fort St. Angelo and short walk through Vittoriosa.
Evening: dinner in hotel; presentation by Prof Charles Ventura-Savona on the topic of
‘Malta: echoes of Plato's Island’
Day 3 (Sun 21)
Morning Hypogeum and Tarxien temples Lunch at Marsaxlokk, attractive fishing village, and to the market selling honey, fruit
jams, wine as well as souvenirs and clothes. Afternoon Visit to the Ghar Dalam cave.
Evening: dinner in hotel
Day 4 (Mon 22)
Summer solstice at Mnajdra + Hagar Qim temples. Rest of the day free.
Evening: dinner in hotel; presentation by Prof Gloria Moss on the prehistory of the
islands and the possible significance of Sirius.
Day 5 (Tues 23)
Evening: dinner in the hotel; presentation on the Knights of St John and the Maltese
Cross (speaker to be confirmed)
Day 6 (Wed 24) Half day
ACCOMODATION; Palazzin hotel **** St Paul's Bay
Comfortable accommodation by the coast. All-inclusive
half board (breakfast and dinner, with vegetarian options
available and wine and water included in the all-in cost).
One person sharing a double room (excluding flights) -£597
(single person supplement of £150.00). Rooms are all with
balcony, superior, with pool view.
ALL QUESTIONS ON THESE TOURS, PLEASE CONTACT:
+ 44 (0) 777 1535 087
TOUR GUIDES / LECTURERS
A guest lecturer on the June tour will be Charles Savona Ventura,
Professor at the University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
He has written extensively on Maltese pre-history.
A further lecturer who has written on aspects of ancient history is
Prof Gloria Moss.
The tour will be limited to 20 people. If you would like to book places,
please contact us so that we can confirm places are available and then
transfer appropriate monies to the following account:
Sort code: 51 50 11 Account number: 66606837 (we will send
international bank transfer details on request). As soon as the monies
are received, we will send you a receipt of payment.
You are responsible for booking your own flight(s) to Malta and an
airport bus provided by Maltatransfer (see
will take you to the Palazzin hotel.
You can aim to arrive by late afternoon and our group will be eating
together in the evening.
We would recommend early booking in order to obtain good value
tickets. For example, in December, return flights from London to Malta
for the dates of our study tour are available for £64.00 - 68.00.
Weather will be warm/ very warm in Malta in June. with a high of
Just contact us at:
Text: 0777 1535 087