Malta is a small island country in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its isolated and small status, Malta has been consistently contested throughout history, being conquested time and again. All the different civilisations that have ruled Malta have left behind their own influences, leaving a unique, varied culture. Greek, Middle Eastern, and British are just some of the influences you will find in this cultural melting pot.

As well as its unique culture, Malta is also famous for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful architecture. If you love the seaside, there’s no better way to experience the Mediterranean Sea than on an island surrounded by it!

Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or natural beauty, you’ll fall in love with Malta. The island's rich history is evident in its many archaeological sites, museums, and historic landmarks, including the ancient Phonecian city of Mdina and the impressive St. John's Co-Cathedral. 

Malta's small size makes it easy to explore, and the island is densely packed with plenty of attractions within reach.

Smaller group size
up to 28

Sicily, Malta & Aeolian Islands

15 Captivating Days
  • Start: Palermo
  • Ends: Valletta
  • Countries: Malta, Sicily, Italy

Take a day cruise to explore delightful Panarea

Touring Malta by Coach

A coach tour is a great way to explore Malta’s stunning beaches and engrossing cultural landmarks. With a first-class coach and a small group of fellow travellers, Albatross Tours coaches provide the space to unwind and relax while you take in Malta's views between attractions. You’ll be accompanied by expert Tour Managers who are well-equipped to provide captivating insights into everything Malta has to offer. With Albatross Tours, you are sure to see everything Malta has to offer.

When to Visit Malta

If you love swimming and sunbathing on a picturesque beach, then the best time to visit Malta is during the warm summer months, between June through September. However, Malta makes for a great tourist destination year-round. Visiting in other seasons can be tempting, as the weather is milder and the crowds are smaller.

Maltese Culture

Things to Know Before You Go

Here are some important details that you should know before you go:

  • Language - Firstly, the official languages are Maltese and English. While the locals will speak fluent English, it’s a great idea to learn a few basic Maltese words before you go.
  • Timezone and daylight - Malta is in the Central European Time (CET) time zone. Due to its location near the equator, the daylight hours of Malta don’t vary much throughout the year (about 13 hours) further making it a great year-round destination.
  • Money - Malta’s currency is the euro (€). This consists of 100 cents and you’ll find notes in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, and €500, as well as coins of €2, €1, 50¢, 20¢, 10¢, 5¢, 2¢, and 1¢.
  • Electricity - The electricity voltage is 240V, with plug type G.