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INTRODUCING SCOTT DUNN’S MALTA PROGRAMME LAUNCHING IN TIME FOR THE 2022 SUMMER SEASON

June 23rdMALTA

WHY MALTA

‘Following a huge proactivity in the marketplace, including a focus on repurposing historic pallazos and development which has led to a boom in independent luxury properties, we are excited to be able to launch a new Malta programme – offering our guests fresh opportunities to experience the island’s crystal blue waters, hugely interesting historic journey and it’s modern-day blend of surrounding cultures. The breadth of options makes Malta a great place for all travellers and we’ve seen a growing interest in pairing Malta with Italy which is just 90 minutes short ferry ride away…Global Sales Director at Scott Dunn, Simon Lynch

BEST FOR: FOODIES 

DELVE INTO THE MALTA’S EXCEPTIONAL CULINARY SCENE AND DINE AT THREE TOP MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS 

June 2022: Deserving of its accolade as a foodie city, guests will be in awe of the high level of cuisine Malta is proud to offer with Michelin starred highlights in the capital city of Valletta and its many rural delicacies in the beautiful countryside. The next day, guests will meet their expert guide at their hotel, The Phoenicia, and enjoy a peaceful walk along the harbour edge to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, with stunning views over the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities beyond. Here, travellers will discover the rich history and culture of Valletta with its many rulers and the prominent Knights of St John. Following a fascinating day, the evening will not disappoint. Another Michelin starred delight awaits in the evening at Under Grain, located at the luxury boutique hotel, Rosselli. Classic dishes have been reinvented into contemporary works of art, introducing the combination of new ingredients with farm to table meats. Next, guests will be taken into the countryside to a bijou olive farm for an immersive cooking course allowing them to make their own  famous and traditional Maltese snack, pastizzi. A hot, flaky savoury pastries traditionally filled with either ricotta or curried mushy peas. After lunch guests will be taken to one of the most respected vineyards on the island, Ta’ Betta, for a private tasting of their fine wines. A trip to the beautiful courtyard of the Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux hotel is an absolute highlight as another Michelin dining experience awaits. The tasting menu at De Mondion boasts an impeccable service to match and is consistently rated amongst the top restaurants in Malta.
HOW: Scott Dunn offers the ‘Michelin Malta’’ from £2,960  per person based on two people travelling on a B&B basis and includes accommodation, return flights from the UK and private transfers. For more information, please visit www.scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5080. 

BEST FOR: HISTORY BUFFS

DISCOVER THE HISTORIC LOCATIONS OF MALTA’S STORIED PAST WITH A BEHIND-THE-SCENES CITY TOUR – INCLUDING A VISIT TO SALUTING BATTERY AND HIDDEN WAR HEADQUARTERS

During the tour, guests will learn how Malta was key to the success of World War II; visiting hidden war headquarters, great War Museums, Fort St Angelo, and the National Library all led by expert guides. Beginning in the capital city Valletta, guests will stay for four nights at the beautifully restored 17th century palazzo, Domus Zamittello. The next day, guests will take a trip to the Saluting Battery, located on one of the best vantage points overlooking the Grand Harbour before being taken through an underground complex of tunnels and chambers of the Lascaris War Rooms that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the World War. The following day, travellers will be guided through the Harbour Cities of World War II. A traditional Maltese boat will be waiting at the Old Custom House, ready to take guests over the Grand Harbour to the city of Vittoriosa in the Three Cities. Afterwards travellers will explore the Malta War Museum, housed in an 18th century army barracks which served as a police station and air raid precautions centre during the war. After another delicious breakfast guests can spend the morning at leisure before a fascinating tour to discover the resilience of this country, starting at the RAF Ta Kali and Malta Aviation Museum.
HOW: Scott Dunn offers the ‘World War 11 itinerary’ from £2,160 per person based on two people travelling on a B&B basis and includes accommodation, return flights from the UK and private transfers. For more information, please visit www.scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5080. 

BEST FOR: COUPLES

COMBINE MALTA’S MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS WITH THE BEAUTY OF GOZO’S BEACHES AND HIDDEN CAVES ON A ROMANTIC GETAWAY

​​After checking into the exquisite Presidential Penthouse Suite at the Iniala Harbour House hotel, which boasts a balcony with a secluded plunge pool, guests will head to the Iniala’s two Michelin starred restaurant ION The Harbour for a mind-blowing tasting menu. Situated on the rooftop, boasting evening harbour views, guests will be mesmerised by the ambience, first class service, and food and wine pairing. The next day, couples will make their way down to the harbour’s edge where a private Dghajsa (boat) will be waiting to whisk them to Vittoriosa in the Three Cities, the main harbour city where the Knights settled when arriving in Malta in 1530 to visit the Upper Fort St Angelo. In the evening, guests are invited to indulge in a divine evening of exquisite surroundings and delectable food as dinner is hosted in a private palazzino in the city of Cospicua in the Three Cities. Next, couples can journey across to the beautiful island of Gozo to explore hidden coves, bays and beaches, as well as admiring the fascinating landforms from the water, such as the Fungus Rock and everlasting face on the cliffs at Dwejra Bay. Another Michelin starred delight awaits in the evening at Under Grain with an exceptional tasting menu, located at the luxury boutique hotel, Rosselli. Fresh fish is brought in daily from the local fishermen and is prepared delicately to exult the taste of the sea.
HOW: Scott Dunn offers the ‘Limitless Malta’ from £10,785 per person based on two people travelling on a B&B basis and includes accommodation, return flights from the UK and private transfers. For more information, please visit www.scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5080. 

BEST FOR: FAMILIES

CELEBRATE AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR AT THE MALTESE FESTA AND DEVOUR RURAL DELICACIES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE BEFORE HOPPING ACROSS TO THE SECLUDED ISLAND OF GOZO 

Whilst exploring this special archipelago guests will stay in the centre of Valletta at Phoenicia Hotel. This hotel is one of the best options for families – offering stylish interconnecting rooms, a range of first-class facilities such as a standout infinity pool, large gardens, excellent restaurant and terraces with views over towards Marsamxett Harbour. Travellers will journey to Upper Barrakka Gardens to soak up stunning views over the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities beyond before visiting the spellbinding St John’s Co-Cathedral which was built by the Order of St John and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Bursting with Baroque architecture, gold leaf décor and crammed full of fascinating history from top to bottom, the interior of the church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe. An action-packed day awaits on day three with a trip on a traditional Maltese boat (Dghajsa) to the city of Senglea in The Three Cities, the main harbour city that the Knights settled at when arriving in Malta in 1530. Here, guests will join the Senglea Regatta club for an exciting experience as they get set to go head-to-head in a family regatta challenge. After this exhilarating morning guests will be taken into the beautiful rural countryside for a special lunch and roam around the picturquest olive grove. An absolute highlight is a day trip to the beautiful island of Gozo where guests embark on a quad bike adventure and enjoy an alfresco picnic lunch.
HOW: Scott Dunn offers ‘Malta for Families’ from £2,575 per person based on a family of four (2x adults and 2x children) travelling on a B&B basis and includes accommodation, return flights from the UK and private transfers. For more information, please visit www.scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5080

BEST FOR: THE CULTURAL EXPLORER 

TWIN ITALY’S SICILAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE WITH THE CULINARY DELIGHTS AND KNIGHTS OF MALTA

This epic itinerary begins in Italy to uncover the cultural treasures of ancient Taormina and the untouched beauty of UNESCO protected Val Di Noto.Starting at the neo-classical Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in the beautiful town ofTaormina, guests are instantly immersed in Sicilian culture. Diving further into the town’s incredible history, guests will enjoy a private tour of the Catania library with a one-to-one sit-down with the Curator to uncover the storied past. The next stop isIl San Corrado diNoto, the first boutique resort of its kind in Val diNoto, Sicily’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage destination. A highlight of south-eastern Sicily, Val diNotois home to eight historic towns, all built in the elaborate southern Baroque style. Here, guests will enjoy access to a private noble palace belonging to one of the oldest families inNoto, followed by an exclusive dinner. This is coupled with a visit to the private garden of a Sicilian marquis – allowing a real insight into the cultural history of the destination. Next, guests will take a 90-minute short ferry ride to the idyllic island of Malta whereIniala Harbour House hotel will be their base for the second half of the trip. From the hotel, guests will be whisked by a private Dghajsa (boat) to Vittoriosa in the Three Cities, the main harbour city where the Knights settled when arriving in Malta in 1530 to visit the Upper Fort St Angelo. Dating back to Norman times, Fort St. Angelo once provided safety to the harbour and also to the inhabitants of the area who used it as a refuge during frequent raids. Today it offers a staggering examples of artillery, it’s significance in Malta’s rich history aswell asprovidingpanoramic views of the Grand Harbour and the cities that surround it.A trip to the beautiful island of Gozo to discover hidden coves and crystal blue waters is an absolutehighlight. 
HOW:Scott Dunn offers a price for the ‘Malta & Italy Twin Centre trip’ upon application.For more information, please visitwww.scottdunn.comor call 020 8682 5080 

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Scott Dunn
Scott Dunn is one of the world’s most experienced luxury tour operators. With offices in the UK, the US and Asia, its global team of travel specialists offer guests round-the-clock support, arranging bespoke holidays and honeymoons designed to elevate travel out of the ordinary. With an insatiable appetite to discover the world pivotal to the company’s ethos, Scott Dunn relish the planning and revel in the detail – knowing it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference. As well as creating tailor-made itineraries filled with unique experiences, Scott Dunn also operate their Explorers Kids Clubs for children aged 4 months to 11 years in select destinations throughout the world. The tour operator launched an exclusive, ‘invitation-only’ platform for its most discerning travellers, Scott Dunn Private, at the start of 2021

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Scott Dunn is delighted to launch a new Malta programme – offering guests new opportunities to discover this compelling island. With a recent surge of independent luxury hotels and new restaurant openings, alongside the restoration of the island’s unique historic buildings, Scott Dunn’s team of experts has curated a range of new itineraries to suit each traveller

Already known for its clear crystal waters and a long summer season, boasting 300 days of sunshine, Malta has been confirmed as the Europride destination for 2023. In addition, the island appears in the new Jurassic ‘World Dominion’ out this month – with an abundance of pretty alleyways and picturesque churches seen throughout the movie