Valletta, Malta

Valletta (or Il-Belt) is a small walled city established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It is the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. It’s known for museums, palaces, grand churches and glass blowing. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John.”

Ta Qali Craft Village is about 10 minutes away from Madina. Glass Blowing is something Malta is famous for. Valletta Glass blowing is likely to feature as an excursion or appear somewhere in your visit of Malta.

Valletta Glass – Ta Qali “Crafts Village” Malta

Doris Visits welcomes David Hoffmann back to the site with his film of the glass blowing factory.

A cruise that takes in Malta will normally go in and out of Southampton.

If you are lucky, the itinerary might be similar to the stops on the Fred Olsen cruise, Islands of the Aegean which, sails from Southampton on the 11th September for 28 nights and is an adult only cruise. This idyllic cruise takes in Malaga which we have a great film on, as well as the donkey taxi town in the mountains, Mijas which is a fantastic excursion by coach or taxi, just 20 minutes outside Malaga.

On the return journey it takes in Lisbon, which also has a Doris Visits film.

The rest of the Itinerary includes Valletta, Malta. Piraeus (for Athens) Greece, Tourlos (Mykonos) in Greece, Kusadasi, Limassol, Antalya in Turkey, Rhodes in Greece, Thira in Santorini and Cartagena

Click here to see the cruise and book on the Fred Olsen site and get the latest and best deals.

It is also on the epic Black Watch world cruise. That offers you the chance to enjoy 108-nights of unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences in some of the world’s most exotic and far-flung destinations. Click here is you are ambitious or just wish to be wowed with what you might do in the future.