Independent tours to Malta

Apr 15th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Independent tours to Malta

Has anyone used Academic Tours? I'm looking for independent tours of Malta for Oct./Nov. 2008. Any other tour companies out there?
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Apr 15th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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I booked my flight only from them, not a tour. Malta is so small and accessible, you really need little help.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Used them when we visited Malta a few years back for air/hotel only and would recommend. Tours are easy enough to do independently once you're there.

Our flight connected thru London Heathrow before heading to Malta.

Suggest a visit to the Hypogeum (timed ticket reservations should be made in advance - you can book online and pick up in Malta), and a quick stop at the Tarxien Temples (which are within walking distance of the Hypogeum). A visit to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, Mdina and Gozo will help full up your time on the island.

For a relatively small island, Malta offers a lot to see and do!

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Apr 15th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Thanks Yorkshire and Deb. Basically all I want to use them for is to get a better deal on the hotel and possibly flights.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 04:11 PM
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I did Malta in 2004 with Grand Circle Travel. The tour was about the same price as traveling independently but we had a great program director and local guide with us and a few additional lectures about Malta culture, etc. Also a home hosted lunch.

This tour stayed in one hotel the whole time (except for an Optional overnight to Gozo which I did) and gave you a lot of free time to explore on your own. I'd recommend Grand Circle.

If you search on Malta you'll find my detailed trip report.
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Apr 16th, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Let us know what hotels they are offering if you need advice. I was very pleased with my flight--they put us on Virgin and it didn't hurt that we got bumped to economy plus on the way home.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 01:41 PM
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Thanks so much everyone for your help
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