Mystical Malta - Wellness, Gastronomy and Culture
Mystical and glamorous, Malta is a jewel in the Mediterranean.
Learning Journeys President Carol Dimopoulos traveled to Malta as a USTOA Modern Day Explorer knowing only of Malta's close geographic proximity to Sicily. With the help of the Malta Tourist Board what she discovered were endless possibilities to experience outstanding hospitality, a land that blends sea and sun, rich Mediterranean cuisine and warm people who welcome guests with open hearts.
The Maltese know how to throw a party, and seem to have tapped into the secret of enjoying life to the fullest. It is no wonder the Knights of St. John so fiercely protected this Mediterranean jewel. Mind, body spirit is at the core of the history of Malta. Some of the oldest Megalith temples are here, dating back more than 7,000 years. Today, the choices are endless to reset the mind, body and spirit. A sense of well-being permeates the Maltese islands. From small boutique-style hotels to private villa rentals and luxury resorts, a holistic lifestyle is amplified by yoga, wellness, spas, temple visits, festivals, healthy food and meditation.
Journey with us to Mystical Malta. :Visit Gozo, Mdina and Valetta our Mystical Malta Wellness Journey focuses on wellness, food and wine with hands on cooking classes, art workshops. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the fashion house of Charles and Ron, and learn about the eclectic art and fashion scene in Malta.
- Tour Operator
- Learning Journeys
- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Departure Day||Day of Departure|
Depart for your magical adventure to a land rich in tradition, history, Knights and Goddesses, Malta, where it is said to be sunny 300 days per year!
|Day 2||Gozo||Welcome to Malta-Transfer to Gozo|
Namaste and welcome to the peaceful and beautiful island of Malta. Transfer to the north of Malta and from there to Gozo by ferry. Farm to table welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
|Day 3||Gozo||Gozo -Wine Tasting-Farm To Table Experience|
After breakfast, set out to explore Gozo . Food tastings on the way. Lunch at Tatitas. Explore Gozo in the afternoon and visit the Ayurvedic spa at the Kempenski, (B,L)
|Day 4||Gozo||Gozo-Beauty of Nature- Artists Workshop|
After AM yoga session and breakfast we head to the studio of local artist Hermine Sammut and her school Connect 2 Gozo. Depicting the sustainable art of Malta, the artist uses local flowers from her fields to create paintings, and provides learning experiences with her jewelry making and ceramics, creating pieces of original art that students take home. Afternoon - time to get spoiled at the hotel spa. Spa treatments, cooking and yoga courses at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
|Day 5||Malta||Boat Tour & Mdina - The Silent CIty-The Horse Whisper-Community Project|
Enjoy an am yoga class before transfering to visit with Victor, an animal whisperer, and founder of Dreams of Horses Farm.
Victor's intuitive gift with rescued animals taught us the methods animals use to communicate. With his guiding compassion and respect, the animals are integrated in large open air areas displaying tolerance for one another and exhibit a loving, therapeutic kindness in their work with people with special needs and the emotionally challenged. Afternoon enjoy a boat tour around Comino. Transfer to Mdina . Check in at The Corinthia Palace and enjoy a farm to table dinner designed by renown Chef Steven Hogan. (B,D)
|Day 6||Malta||Valletta-Yoga, Designers and Palazzos|
After an early yoga session enjoy breakfast, followed by a Valletta walking tour in the morning. Enjoy a visit to the shop of local designers, Charles and Ron, where you will learn about the vibrant international fashion scene. Visit St. John Cathedral Stop at Casa Rocca Piccola. Enjoy Prosecco at their lovely courtyard. Lunch at City Lounge - the trendy place with view to Grandmaster Palace. Walk to Upper Baracca Gardens. Visit Villa Bologna & garden in the afternoon. Afternoon tea inside the Villa.
|Day 7||Malta||Farm To Table Cooking Class and Temples|
After breakfast we will depart for Diar Il Bniet in Dingle. The farm-to-table restaurant is owned by Dorianne - a young entrepreneur whose focus is where "taste meets tradition," and where the traditional lunch uses products from her farm. Food as it should be, pure and fresh. Yoga, healthy cooking and at a farmhouse. Visit Hagar Qim Temple in the afternoon. Feel the energy - Meditation near the temples. Farewell dinner at the Corinthia Palace (B,L,D)
Depart from beautiful Malta with a new knowledge of the island and welness practices to incorporate into your life.