Day 1 – Monday 3rd June
Check in at Dublin airport for you Ryanair flight departing at 19.00 for Malta arriving at 23.40. Coach transfer to the
4 Solana Hotel Resort & Spa in Mellieha for 7 nights on a half board basis.
Day 2 – Tuesday 4th June
This morning will we depart for Mass at the Church of the Bonfire(St. Paul’s shipwreck Church) in St. Pauls bay. Morning
tour of Saint Paul’s Bay and the church of the Bonfire. Saint Paul’s Bay is a town in the Northern Region of Malta. It
is situated sixteen kilometres northwest of the capital city of Valletta. Saint Paul’s Bay is largest town in the Northern
Region and the seat of the Northern Regional Committee. The Village’s name refers to Saint Paul’s Shipwreck, he was
shipwrecked as a captive en route to Rome in AD 60. According to the Bible, he was shipwrecked on an island while
travelling from Caesarea to Rome and it is believed that this island was Malta. Saint Paul is believed to have introduced
Christianity to the Maltese. Afternoon return to hotel. Dinner in the hotel and over night.
Day 3 – Wednesday 5th June
Morning departure to Mass in rotondo of Mosta church, to see where the miracle of Mosta happened. In the steps of
St. Paul, morning drive in mellieha, introduction to this beautiful resort with the largest sandy beach in Malta. Visit the
Parish church, the church of Our Lady’s Grotto and the Air raid shelter. Afternoon excursion to see St. Agatha’s Tower,
Popeye village, and visit the Mellieha sanctuary with its famous painting by St. Luke who was shipwrecked here with St.
Paul. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Thursday 6th June
Morning departure for mass in Mdina. In the steps of St. Paul, this morning we visit St. Paul’s Grotto - his first resting
place on the island, and now part of the refurbished Wignacourt Museum. Visit Roman Domus, typical of the period
when St. Paul was in Malta and one of the richest archaeological finds in Malta. Afternoon visit to Mdina, built on a
plateau in the centre of the island. See the old Baroque buildings, the magnificient Bastion Walls, and visit the Cathedral
and Museum. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Friday 7th June
Early morning departure for a day trip to Gozo and Mass at noon in Ta’ pina Basilica. A short 25 minute ferry crossing
takes us past the island of Comino and on the return you see the Blue Lagoon in the distance. On Gozo we visit the
Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’Pinu, visit the Rotunda of St. John the Baptist, and see the natural limestone arch of
the Azure Window. Visit the Citadel, Victoria - a Medieval City and Capital of gozo, enjoy a breathtaking view of the
island from the Ramparts, and visit the 17th century Cathedral. Late afternoon return ferry to mainland Malta. Return
to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Saturday 8th June
Morning departure to Shipwreck church in Valetta, where there are 2 important relics to be seen. Then proceed around
Valetta and visit St. Johns Co-Cathedral - home of Caraveggio’s masterpiece “the beheading of St. John”. Then proceed
with a visit to Marsaxlokk, walk along the promenade and market place of this picturesque, serene and charming
fishingvillage with colourful fishing crafts. the open air market takes place everyday. Afternoon visit to Hagar Qim and
Mnajdra Megalithic Temple Complex. continue to the Blue Grotto and enjoy a short boat journey through the caves. this
boat trip is OPTIONAL (not included, depending on weather and time).
Day 7 – Sunday 9th June
Mass in Maximillian Kolbe church and then have the day at leisure to enjoy the sites of Malta, the warm summer sunshine and maybe sample a few local cafes or restaurants. Back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 8 – Monday 10th June
Depart hotel for mass in Balzan church on way to the Airport. After mass we will transfer to Malta Airport for our
Ryanair flight to Dublin departing at 15.35 arriving in Dublin at 18.35.