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    Excursions

    Discover Malta's best historical sites and attractions with our guided tours and excursions. Below please find a list of the most popular tours but feel free to enquire with Front Desk for more options. For more information please contact us on info@solanahotel.com.mt

    Mdina Highlights - Full Day Tour
    Adults €49.00 | Children €21.00
    Mdina Highlights tour takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient citadel of Medina, once the Island`s capital city and steeped in history. Join us as we navigate through the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways of Mdina, also known as the `silent city`, that lead us to the awe-inspiring bastions from which we can take in an almost 360 degree panoramic view of the island. We leave Mdina through the Greek Gate and proceed to the catacombs followed by a drive to the south west of the island to Dingli cliffs which offer us breathtaking views of the open sea and the tiny island of Filfla. After a lovely lunch we then move on to the botanic gardens of San Anton, home to some of the island`s rarest plants and trees and now home of the President of the Republic. Next we visit Mosta and its impressive dome, one of the largest standing unsupported domes in Europe. Our last stop will be to the crafts centre at Ta` Qali where we can see glass blowing, pottery and filigree all at first hand and where we have ample time for shopping for souvenirs.

    Discover Gozo - Full Day Tour
    Adults €60.00 | Children €22.00
    One cannot miss this fantastic full day excursion to Gozo which is only a twenty minute ferry crossing away. As soon as we set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr we will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. We can see that Gozo boasts of more greenery than Malta with its hilly landscape and picturesque countryside, making it an island full of charm waiting to be discovered. In this excursion we visit all the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, the famous Inland Sea in Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Also included is a delicious three course lunch together with a spectacular cultural experience with a visit to Ggantijja Temples (except on Mondays) which are known to be the oldest freestanding temples in the world. Since Gozo is well known for its woolen goods and handmade lace, honey and cheese we will also visit the market where we will have free time for shopping and to sample all these at first hand.

    Majestic Valletta - Half Day Tour
    Adults €38.00 | Children €16.00
    Our guided tour will take you to the lively streets of our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barrakka Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. These gardens built by the Knights of St.John, command breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour and the fortified Three Cities. Next we go to St John`s Co-Cathedral that brims in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art, including the acclaimed Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this opulent Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries. We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital`s buildings of historical importance including the Grand Master`s Palace. Our final stop will be at the famed Malta Experience, a multi-vision show that gives a pictorial depiction of Malta`s history through the ages since the earliest settlements dating back to pre-historic times.

    Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk – Extended Half Day Tour
    Adults €28.00 | Children €12.00
    There is no better way to spend a Sunday morning with us on this fantastic excursion that starts off by taking us to one of Malta's jewels, the Blue Grotto, with its dazzling blue sea that will definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the caves and grottoes where we can see the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand. This wonderful tour comes to an end after we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta. One cannot miss all the luzzus, which are the typical Maltese fishing boats, lined across the bay in their traditional colours that complement the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade. We will have time to browse through the numerous stalls and hunt for the many bargains that make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.

    Sicily – Full Day Tour
    Adults €138.00 | Children €106.00
    This full day excursion is the ideal way to get a taste of Sicily while enjoying your holiday in Malta. Just a short 90 minute crossing in comfort and style with our catamaran we arrive in Pozzallo where on arrival we can feel the charm and beauty of this wonderful island. Our luxury coach drives us through the busy streets of Catania all the way up to Mount Etna and its Sylvester Craters. Here we can enjoy the spectacular and overwhelming views together with an opportunity to purchase souvenirs and where we will have free time for lunch. Our next stop would be in Taormina (October to April - We visit Modica and not Taormina) where we will find that this ever popular pretty town has commanding views overlooking Giardini Naxos that is a sight not to be missed. On this excursion guests are reminded to bring along passports or I.D. cards.

    Sunday Special – Full Day Tour
    Adults €40.00 | Children €25.00
    Join us on a delightful full day excursion that includes a cruise, a flea market and horse racing together with a buffet lunch to make this tour a complete day out in Malta. We start off with the ever popular Valletta market with its many stalls, hawkers and customers all enjoying the latest Sunday deal. A short drive to the City will give us breathtaking views where we can imagine what it was like for the knights to defend the walls of this great City. Our buffet lunch is followed by a harbor cruise that is a unique experience in the majestic Grand Harbor that is often referred to as one of the most beautiful in Europe with its imposing bastions and forts. Finally, this tour takes us to the horse races where we try our luck on any of the races to make this the complete excursion in Malta.

    Swimming with Dolphins
    Summer: Adults €145.00 | Children €145.00
    Winter: Adults €130.00 | Children €130.00
    Swimming with Dolphins in Malta is a chance of a lifetime, having direct contact with a dolphin is not something you will come across numerous times in your lifetime. Under the guidance of professional trainers you will be able to interact and see the natural behavior of these beautiful and intelligent marine mammals. The Marine Park is a great way for adults and children to understand more about the marine life and its inhabitants through entertainment. Spend a fantastic and unforgettable day at the Marine park in Malta where you can swim with dolphins, see sea lions shows, exotic birds, reptiles and more. Bookings by appointment and are subject to availability.

    *Summer Season 1st June – 30th September
    *Winter Season 1st October – 30th May

    Defender Gozo Jeep Safari – Full Day Tour
    Adults €80.00 | Children €65.00
    What better way to discover the island of Gozo than to take a Defender Jeep Safari and enjoy an action packed full day excursion with us. After a 20 minute crossing to Gozo by ferry we start our safari by exploring the magical island of Calypso by visiting magnificent areas that not many locals know exist. Our professional Jeep Safari chauffeurs will make sure that this exciting day is packed with sights and scenery to leave a lasting impression on this wonderful island that seems to have defied time. We also have a swim stop scheduled in the program just to add to the fun together with a large selection of typical Maltese specialties that we offer with our superb lunch at midday.

     

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