Malta & Baroque Music Festival

Days: 8 | Depart: 17.01.2019


             The Island of Malta with Alex

  & Valletta International Baroque Festival 2019

17-24 January 2019 An in-depth and extraordinary tour with Alex to the Island of Malta. 7000 years of diversified and mind boggling history: The Prehistoric age, The Crusaders-Knights of St. John. The Seize of Malta during the Second World War and much more.

Including the Valletta International Baroque Festival . The concerts are held night after night in historical buildings influenced by the Baroque style, that in itself increases the musical experience for musical lovers.

www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt

Included: 

  5 meals of the best Malteese Kitchen.

–  5 Tickets to the Baroque Festival: Premium seats non assigned as per published Festival program.

Day 1: Flight   to Malta

 Transfer on arrival  in Malta directly to the hotel.

5* Star hotel for all 7 nights.

Day 2; Valletta

Walking tour of Valletta: Upper Barracca Garden. Walk down to the War Rooms,

located 150 feet under the gardens, the Lascaris War Rooms represent one of Malta’s best kept secrets from World War Two. A Heritage walk along Merchant Street. John Co- Cathedral was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière. Visit the Archaeological Museum.

Muera Cupido – Music by Sebastian Duron

Performed by:  Accademia del Piacere, with : Nuria Rial , and: Fahmi Alqhai

19:30 at the Archaeological Museum  ( Included)

Day 3: Temples and more:

Explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage temples: Tarxien & Mnajdra Temples. Explore the Gar Dalam Prehistoric cave

Maddalena Ai Piedi di Cristo by Antonio Caldara

Performed by : Divino Sospiro

19:30 at the  Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Victories , Senglea, Malta.

( Included)

Day 4: Three Cites Tour:

Visit the Bir Mula Heritage museum is situated on St. Margerita Hill, one of the five hills of Bormla (Cospicua).  Walk through medieval quarter. Fort St Angelo, walk to battlements alongside the harbor. Visit the Hospital of the Knights of St. John

Venus & Adonis by Johann Christop Pepusch

Performed by : The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle 

12:00 Maritime Museum ( Ex Naval Bakery , Vittoria Waterfront (Included)

Day 5: Three Villages Tour:

Depart for the village of Attard, visit the Historic-house of Villa Bologna a18th century Maltese country house. Drive via Lija, Naxxar villages to the enchanting walled

town of Mdina. Explore by foot.Drive to Rabat:End the day with a visit to Casa Bernard iswell-preserved late 16th Century Palazzo, which is home to a Maltese noble family who still live there today

Optional Extra Concert : Vitali Chaconne and other baroque masterpieces

Performer : Charlie Siem

19:30 St Maria Church , Ghaxaq :€40 Premeium seats

Day 6: Valleta

Walk to Casa Rocca Piccola.

This beautiful Palace is the only privately-owned property open to the public in Valletta and has a fascinating variety of different things to see. Visit the Grand Masters palace and Armory and more

Bach – St Matthew Passion BWV 244

Performed by : Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

19:30 St John’s Co Cathedral ( Included)

Day 7: We plan to explore the amazing Hypogeum. (UNESCO World Heritage). Is an underground prehistoric burial site, that was discovered in 1902.

Please note: The group has to be divided in to groups of 10 pax for each visit.

Pergolesi Mottettone Mass in D Major

Performed by : Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri

Conductor:  Giulio Prandi

19:30 Santa Caterina, Zejtun ( Included)

Day 8

Depart for the airport for flight back to Tel Aviv. Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport.

Maximum 20 participants!

Land arrangements only: Price per person in double room depends on size of group:

Group 16-20 pax: € 1855

– Small Group 10-15 pax: supplement: 175

 Single room supplement: €435 (Limited number of rooms!!) 

 Plus the cost of the International flights: estimated $380 (Estimated)

International flights:as per program (Including tax and oil).

Tour arrangements include: 

–  7 nights at hotel as printed in the program or similar .

7 breakfasts.

–  5 meals of the best Malteese Kitchen.

–  5 Tickets to the Baroque Festival: Premium seats non assigned as per published Festival program.

–  All tipping to guides, drivers, & hotel staff: 35 Euro.

–  Air-conditioned coach transportation as per itinerary – All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.

–  Escort Alex Veit.  –   Guiding by specially chosen English speaking guides. * Please note: Tour is planned to cater both Israeli and English-speaking clientele. Specially chosen local guides guide tours in English – Alex does not translate what is said in to Hebrew.  However, Alex will be bilingual, when it comes to his explanations which deal mainly with administrative aspects of the tour.