Things to Do in Malta
In the heart of the Mediterranean, you could marvel at the dazzling architecture like St John's Co-Cathedral, Mosta Dome, visit the old capital of Mdina, explore the ancient temples, dive beneath the seas to see the caves in Comino, take a horse riding at the Golden Bay, taste the freshly caught seafood in the Marsaxlokk fishing village, and dance the night away at the Isle of MTV. For family vacations, our Malta tour packages will take you and your kids to enjoy the happy time in the Popeye Village and the National Aquarium.
Barraka Gardens, Valletta
St. John's Co. Cathedral, Valletta
Top Destinations & Attractions
Malta Island: St. John's Co-Cathedral, Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, Grandmaster's Palace, National War Museum, the Three Cities, St. Paul's Cathedral, Dingli Cliffs, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk Fish Market, HAL Saflieni Hypogeum, Spinola Bay, Popeye Village.
Gozo Island: Ggantija Temple, Calypso Cave, the Victoria City, the Citadel, Ramla Bay.
Comino Island: St. Mary's Tower, Crystal Lagoon, Blue Lagoon.
Best Time to Take Malta Tours
With subtropical Mediterranean climate, Malta has an annual average temperature of 21°C/ 69°F. From July to September, Malta's summer is hot and dry, and the average temperature is 30°C/ 86°F. From December to February, the winter here is rainy and windy, and the average temperature is 15°C/ 59°F, for ladies, please remember to bring a scarf and a hat to avoid your hair dancing in the wind.
Although summer is the peak tourist season, and the Maltese beaches are fascinating during this time, if you just want to explore the history of this tiny island country and taste Mediterranean cuisines, it is also a good choice to have a Malta holiday during the winter time when there are relatively few tourists.
How to Travel around Malta?
As a tiny country with only 316 square kilometers (about half of New York City), Malta does not have subways or trains. In addition to the ferries that connect the three islands, the important transportation ways on the islands are buses and taxis. The main bus operating company in Malta is Arriva. The departure interval of the buses crossing major areas and tourist routes is usually 10 to 30 minutes, and the night buses are mainly operated in the St. Julie area.
The taxis in Malta are all in white color, and most of them are private owners. Generally, the cost is calculated according to the destination, no starting cost or kilometers. For areas with fewer buses, taking taxi is a good choice.
Currency & Payment in Malta
Since 2008, the euro has replaced the Maltese lira as the general currency of Malta. You could exchange currencies at Malta's two major banks: Bank of Valletta (BOV) and HSBC, which can be found in various areas of the island. The ATM machine in the airport is also an option to withdraw local currencies. Visa and Master cards are accepted in major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and ticket offices of some attractions.
Visa for Malta Tours
Travelers holding USA, Canada, Australia passports, and citizens of EU and EEA countries are allowed to stay up to 90 days without a visa. Other international travelers can enter Malta with a valid Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country.
Do I Need to Tip in Malta?
Tipping is not obligatory in Malta. If you are satisfied with the service received, you may express your gratitude by giving tips, which will be highly appreciated. In hotels, 1 to 2 Euros per bag to the porter is fine and 2 to 3 Euros per day for housekeeping. In restaurants, it is customary to tip 5%-10%, however, if a service charge has already been included in the bill, there is no need to tip again.