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Excursions

You can register to any of these optional excursions through the EasyConferences' site http://www.easyconferences.org/tpdl2013/register.

  • Starting/Drop off point for all tours will be the Venue Hotel.
  • Half Day tour to Valetta. A guided walk around Valletta, with the possibility to include visits to St John's Co Cathedral, the Palace, and Malta Experience. The hidden gem included in this excursion is a visit to the Numismatic collection of Central bank.Entry to attractions not included (Palace 10 Eur, Malta Experience 15 Eur, Cathedral 6 Eur).
  • Half day tour to the Three Cities. The visit will include a stop at the Gardiola Garden (Senglea), admiring the fortifications of the city, passing through Cospicua (another city of the Three Cities), and finally a walk around the medieval streets of Vittoriosa, visiting also the Inquisitor's Palace and the Maritime Museum. Entry to attractions not included (Inquisitor's palace 6 Eur, Maritime Museum 5 Eur)
  • Half day tour: Arabic, Norman and Beyond - Visit to Mosta, Crafts Village Ta Qali and Limestone Heritage. Entry to attractions not included (Limestone heritage 7 Eur).
  • For the prehistoric history fans. This tour offers an experience not to be missed – visits to prehistoric temples listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Immerse into the unique underground temple and burial place Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum – with three layers, the earliest dating to 3600–3300 BC. The visit will also feature Tarxien Temples and Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum. Note that the Hypogeum can only take 10 persons at a time and is booked months in advance – book early if you wish to visit it! Transport, guide and entry fees to the Hypogeum, Tarxien temple and Ghar Dalam are all included.
  • Visit to the National Library - courtesy of the National Library.
  • Half day exploratory seminar and tour "Melitensia Collections". This is a half day exploratory seminar which will present an overview of the most precious documentary heritage collections in Malta – beyond the Archives of the Order of St John! In addition, visits to the National Library and the National Archives will be organised for the most curious! For all digital librarians who keep the interest in the real old stuff and for all academics in search of unique collection to work with! The fee includes refreshments and transport.
  • Full Day tour to Gozo. The tour will present the gems of Gozo: Dwejra and the Inland Sea, Ta Pinu Sanctuary, Ggantija Prehistoric Temples, the Citadel and wine tasting. The trip to Gozo also allows to see more of Malta and the third island of the Maltese Archipelago on the ferry trip – Comino. Transport, ferry, lunch and wine tasting included, as well as the ticket to Ggantija temple.

Platinum sponsor

Government of Malta - Ministry for Finance

Golden sponsor

Malta Tourism Authority Visit Malta

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