Malta

malta valettaThe Maltese Islands are steeped in history, culture and heritage and have endured a series of occupations from the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines. In 870 the Arabs invaded Malta and occupied it for over two centuries. Charles V bequeathed Malta to the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem from 1530 to 1798. In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte took over Malta from the Knights. The French presence on the islands was short lived as the English, who were requested by the Maltese to help them against the French, blockaded the islands in 1800. British rule lasted till 1964 when Independence was granted.

Following Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem he was sent to Rome for his trial. En-route the ship was wrecked on Malta. The site of the wreck is traditionally known as St. Paul's Island and is marked by a statue commemorating the event. The welcome received by the survivors is described in the Acts of the Apostles (XXVIII) by St. Luke "and later we learned that the island was called Malta and the people who lived there showed us great kindness and made a fire and called us all to warm ourselves... "

Today Malta is better known for its beaches and picturesque villages. Visitors can expect to find a vibrant nightlife to amazing concerts and restaurants serving delicious Maltese food.

We invite group leaders to contact us for tailor made pilgrimages to Malta, travelling on dates of your choice or perhaps our standard tour listed below.


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Malta: The Sacred Island

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Example Group Tour

2017

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