We invite you to join us as we discover another wonderful island. Malta, perhaps more than any other, has been a crucible where every Mediterranean culture has been forged. Prehistoric tribes, well represented by some of the most spectacular ancient buildings in Europe, Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Normans, Sicilians, Moors, Spanish, French and British have all played their part. The island for centuries was under the rule of the Order of St John of Malta; it suffered infamously in the 2nd World War and eventually became a fully independent, modern member of the European Union and the Eurozone.
I am delighted to say that we shall be joined by Colonel Peter Knox who will help us to understand the part played by Malta in international conflict culminating in its role in the Second World War. Our base for six nights will be the famous Grand Harbour Hotel in Valletta. Malta is not a big island and all excursions are relatively short. Needless to say, the presence of so many different cultures is reflected in the deliciously eclectic nature of Maltese cuisine.