Music and Opera Festival in Malta

March 1st, 2017
1st day - Welcome in Malta!

It is less than 3 hours flight with AirMalta from MUC, FRA, DUS, BER (TXL), VIE or ZHR to Malta. After the arrival you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time you will be informed during a ‚welcome drink‘ about the further itinerary.

March 2nd, 2017
2nd day - Capitol flair and the history of Malta


Valetta with its various old buildings, fortresses, churches and hospitals is the only capital in the world heritage of the UNESCO. You will explore the city by foot. You will visit the St. John’s Co cathedral with the ledgers of the chevaliers and the painting from Caravaggio showing the beheading of John the Baptist. The multi vision show ‚Malta Experience‘ illustrates the exiting history of Malta. In the archeology museum you will see unique exhibits of the Neolithic Period. In the end, the vivid market and the several shops with international flair invite you to a shopping tour.
Exclusive music event: After the mid day break, concert with harp and flute in the Anglican St. Paul’s cathedral in Valetta.

March 3rd, 2017
3rd day - Culture, nature and culinary delicacies


First, you will visit Mosta. The small town impresses by the imposing cathedral, of which the dome is the fourth largest in Europe. In the quarry museum Limestone Heritage of Siggiewi you will learn everything about the history of the limestone production, the most important building material in Malta. Mediterranean atmosphere expects you in the fishing village Marsaxlokk with its famous colored fishing boats. You will find yourself back in the Stone Age in Hagar Qim, the gigantic Temple complex. In the Blue Grotto you will be enchanted by a play of colors (boat trip not in the price included). Culinary highlight: In a fish bar a typical fish food will be served.

March 4th, 2017
4th day - full day at your disposal


Relax, or explore Malta on your own - the tour guide will give you handy hints.
Our offer: Utilize the day for a harbor cruise through the branched, natural harbor, the Grand Harbour. Price on site: 35 EUR

Music highlight in the evening:
Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaros’ wedding, is an opera from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The first performance was in May, 1st in 1786 in the Wiener Burgtheater. The plot of the opera is a continuation of Beaumarchais’ the Barbier of Sevilla from 1775. An enchanting opera with subtle humor and the famous aries.

March 5th, 2017
5th day - Mdina, Rabat and mid day concert


The day begins with a relaxing walk through the botanic gardens of San Anton. Afterwards you will explore Mdina, the former capitol, with its narrow alleys where it seems to be that you are in the era of the knights. In the museum of the St. Paul cathedral you will see the unique collection of copper engravings made my Albrecht Dürer. In the neighbouring Rabat you will wander on the track of the Apostel Paulus. The diverse nature of Malta presents itself during a panoramic ride through the Buskett gardens to the wild romantic cliff coast of Dingli.
Exclusive music event: Mid day concert in Mdina.

March 6th, 2017
6th day - The island of Gozo: Natural wonder and Stone Age Temple


With the ferry you will arrive in Gozo. Walk trough the capitol Victoria with its beautiful citadels and enjoy the fantastic view across the island from the city wall. Further to the bays Xlendi and Marsalforn. The temple Ggantija takes you to the Neolithic period. Be amazed by Gozos’ naturals wonders: the mighty Fungus Rock, which towers like a giant Fungus out of the water and the famous Azur Window, 100 meters long and 20 meters high, which shows the azure blue sea. Besides lies the inland lake.

March 7th, 2017
7th day - The ‚three old cities‘, Valetta and chamber concert


From the Upper Barracca gardens you will have a wonderful view of the three old cities Singlia, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. After a walk through Valetta we will visit the Grandmaster Palast. You will drive to Vittoriosa, the first of the three old cities. In this place was the first head quarter of the Knights of St. John, built around 1530. From Senglea you have a fantastic view at Valetta.
Exclusive music event: In the afternoon chamber concert in the baroque hall of the Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar.
Culinary highlight: today we serve the national dish ‚Fenkata‘ (rabbit) in a typical maltese restaurant near the hotel. Originally served in two courses: as the starter the spicy sauce with spaghetti, as the main course the rabbit pieces with potatoes - bon appetit!

March 8th, 2017
8th day - Good-bye Malta


Transfer to the airport, flight back with Air Malta to Germany.
Schedule and program subject to change without prior notice.


The following performances are included:

Flight with Air Malta from/to Munich
Airport taxes, fees and fuel surcharge (April 2016)
Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport
Airport assistance during arrival/departure in Malta
Welcome drink (non alcoholic)
7x nights in standard double room in *****Hotel Excelsior Palace
7x breakfast-buffet
1x buffet dinner at the first evening in the Hotel Excelsior
1x fish dinner in Marsaxlokk
1x rabbit dinner (national dish) in a typical maltese restaurant (alternatives for vegetarians and allergy sufferer possible)
Excursion- and culture program as description:
1x Duett (harp/flute concert) in Valetta
1x midday concert in Mdina
1x chamber concert in Palazzo Parisio
1x Opera in the Manoel Theatre
All entrance fees according to the program
qualified german-speaking guides during excursions
qualified german-speaking caretakers in the hotel

Additional optional program for our group:
Gozo midday snack in ‚Ta‘ Rikardu’ or similar 20 EUR p.p.
Typical snacks and house wine from Gozo. A must!

Price at a group of 15 persons:
1.695 EUR per person sharing a double room.
Single room supplement: 305 EUR (limited contingent).

If our exclusive DOMIZILE REISEN group of minimum 15 persons can not be realized due to a lack of participants, you will have the possibility to book into another group or to cancel your booking for free.

Airport supplement:
Dusseldorf/Vienna 10 EUR, Frankfurt/Berlin-Tegel/Zurich 15 EUR

From June, 1st 2016 the visitor´s tax is raised to 0,50 EUR per adult per day, respectively a maximum of 5 EUR per person and stay. The hotel charges this fee at your arrival.

5-Star Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valetta
The exclusive 5-Star Grand Hotel Excelsior lies direct at the sea near the historic port entrance of the maltese capitol Valetta with a fantastic view at the Marsamxett Harbour and the Manoel Island. It is one of the ‚Preferred Hotel & Resorts‘ and has already spoiled heads of states during their state visits. The Grand Hotel Excelsior offers 428 luxurious rooms and suits, of different categories with classic and temporary design. Indoor and outdoor pools, a small private sandy beach, wellness and spa area, fitness center, various bars and restaurants and a first class, discreet service, cater for a relaxing stay in Malta.
Accommodation provided: standard double rooms. Other room categories on request.

Application deadline and due date for full payment is the 30th of November 2016.
For this arrangements, specific travel and cancellation conditions apply, which we send to you on request

For further information and bookings, please contact
DOMIZILE REISEN
phone: 0049-89-833 084
mail: info@domizile.de