b'MaltaJewel of the MediterraneanAt the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Maltas uniquely diverse culture is a result of the many influences left by those who passed throughfor years or for centuriesand left their mark on architecture, cuisine, language and local customs. Maltas more than 7,500 years of history encompasses prehistoric monolithic temples, exquisite Roman mosaics, multi-cultural influences of the Knights of St. John and the Mediterranean headquarters of the Allied command during World War II.Traversing the islands of Malta and Gozo, splendid scenery is at every turn. Stunning coastal vistas of crystal blue Mediterranean seas, fields framed in ancient stone, charming villages, cobblestone-paved medieval towns and Capital of Culture City Valletta Malta is a feast for the senses in every way.ITINERARY8 nights|Malta, 5 nights in Valletta or St. Julien; drive to Gozo, 3 nights; departuresHIGHLIGHTSFull day guided walking exploration of VallettaIn-depth visit of the Lascaris War Rooms and underground tunnel systemCruise across Valetta harbor and walking tour of Birgual Saflieni Hypogeum; Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra TemplesMdina and Rabat, including St Pauls Catacombs, Roman Mosaics in the Domus Romana and Palazzo Falson Prices Starting From$5,999 per personPrivate Villa visitConversation with a conservationist while supporting native tree planting Group Size: Maximum 20 travelers Season: January-May, October-DecemberNational Museum of Archeology Accommodations: Four-star or Five-star hotelsIn-depth discovery of Gozo Island: explore the megalithic temples of Ggantija History Archeology Gastronomy a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy farm-to-table cuisineCulture Active Travel 6 Conservancy Travel|conservancytravel.org'