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“My first trip to Malta.. The place took my breath away. Such stunning scenery, rich in history an...” Read More >> 9/10 Helen Jowett 19, Jun, 2017
A melting pot of civilisations right at the heart of the Mediterranean, this trio of islands have been travelled and occupied by the Greeks, Romans, French and British powers before providing us with the beautiful holiday destination it is today!
Thousands of years of history and culture is in abundance with mystical dungeons and stunning architecture to discover. Malta is widely known for its free standing Megalithic Temples along with eight other World Heritage Sites across the island.
Life in Malta is a fascinating blend of character, tradition and scenic backdrops that has left single holiday makers in awe. Golden-coloured stone compliments deep blues from the Mediterranean sea and makes the perfect ambiance to unwind.
For the fun loving solo travellers, Malta offers a packed calendar of events all year round.
Located on the north east coast of Malta one finds the small town of Silema, famous for it's shopping, restaurants and café life. Sliema boasts a wide and long promenade which locals refer to as the Front, perched over a strip of rocky coast, with a stunning view of the Mediterranean sea and picturesque bays. It's a pleasant spot after sunset where the locals enjoy a leisurely stroll referred to as passigiata.
Conviently situated between the historical city of Valletta and the vibrant town of St Julian's where you will find the best nightlife the island has to offer.
Located on the prestigious promenade known as “Malta’s Golden Mile”, tucked away in a quaint and quiet corner, enjoying magnificent views of the picturesque St. Julian’s Bay you will find the Plaza Regency Hotel. The hotel is centrally located with the bustling promenade right on your doorstep and within easy walking distance to the main shopping district of Sliema and to the vibrant town of Paceville which is famous for it's night life. Sliema's rocky beaches which stretch along the promenade are just a stone throw away and the hotel is in close proximity to access public transport.
Meet up with your fellow solo travellers after a long day of sight seeing on the rooftop sun terrace with swimming pool and enjoy the views while enjoying the evening entertainment in the summer months. The hotel offers a choice of dining options with a pizzeria, main buffet restaurant and weekly evening barbecue held on the sun terrace in the summer. Or just simply relax and unwind at one of the 2 bars located within the hotel.
The hotel is an ideal destination for those wishing to be in close proximity to Valletta, St Julians and Paceville and who wish to have the best of both worlds while on holiday in Malta. Taking in the historical sights during the day and availing oneself to the exciting night life which is on offer in the area.
The rooms at the Plaza Regency Hotel are all very tastefully decorated giving their guests a feeling of relaxation with its natural colour schemes. Single Side Seaview rooms comes fully equipped with aircondition, TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box (chargeble). Superior Sea View upgrade available at a suplement (£96/week) which offer more space with sea view, balcony, and tea coffee making facilities.
The hotel facilities include bar, restaurant, indoor and roof top swimming pools with terrace.
Day 1 Arrival
Check into your accommodation, The Plaza Regency Hotel, then have a brief orientation of hotel and local area before your welcome meeting. An evening meal will be held at your hotel restaurant giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow solo travellers.
Day 2 – Medina and Craft Centre (Half Day)
Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient citadel of Medina, once the Island`s capital city and steeped in history. Join us as we navigate through the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways of Mdina, also known as the “silent city”, that lead us to the awe-inspiring bastions from which we can take in an almost 360 degree panoramic view of the island. We leave Mdina through the Greek Gate and proceed to the catacombs of St Paul followed by a short drive to the south west of the island to Dingli cliffs which offer us breath taking views of the open sea and the tiny island of Filfla.
After a lovely lunch we then move on to the botanic gardens of San Anton, home to some of the islands rarest plants and trees and now home of the President of the Republic. Next we visit Mosta and its impressive dome, one of the largest standing unsupported domes in Europe. Our last stop will be to the crafts centre at Ta` Qali where we can see glass blowing, pottery and filigree all at first hand and where we have ample time for shopping for souvenirs. A truly complete excursion capturing the central highlights of Malta.
Day 3 – Island of Gozo
While enjoying your lovely holiday in Malta, one cannot miss this fantastic full day excursion to Gozo which is only a twenty minute ferry crossing away. As soon as we set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr we notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has character entirely of its own. We can see that Gozo boasts of more greenery than Malta with its hilly landscape and picturesque countryside, making it an island full of charm waiting to be discovered.
In this excursion we visit all the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, the famous Azur Window in Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Also included is a delicious three course lunch together with a spectacular cultural experience with a visit to Ggantijja Temples which are known to be the oldest freestanding temples in the world. We will visit the sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu that is dedicated to Our Lady that is beautifully situated in the Gozitan countryside. Since Gozo is well known for its woolen goods and handmade lace, honey and cheese we will also visit the market where we will have free time for shopping and to sample all these at first hand.
Day 4 – Day at leisure or Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk (Half Day) - (optional extras)
There is no better way to enjoy a truly relaxing Sunday morning with us on a fantastic optional excursion that starts off by taking us to one of Malta's jewels, the Blue Grotto, with its dazzling blue sea that will definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (the boat fee is not included) around the caves and grottoes where we can appreciate the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand. Next stop brings together old and new with a visit to a modernised quarry, the Limestone Heritage that explains farmhouse building, stone decoration and quarrying which is one of the foremost trades in Malta. This wonderful tour comes to an end after we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta.
One cannot miss all the luzzus, which are the Maltese fishing boats, lined accross the bay in their traditional colours that compliment the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade. Here we will have time to browse through the numerous stalls and enjoy hunting for the many bargains that always make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.
Day 5 – Capital Valletta (Half Day)
Our guided tour will take you to the lively streets of our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barracca Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. These gardens, built by the Knights of St.John, command breath taking views of the Grand Harbour and the fortified Three Cities. Next we go to St John`s Co-Cathedral that brims in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art, including the acclaimed Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this opulent Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries. We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital’s buildings of historical importance. A farewell dinner is orgainsed at a local restaurant in Sliema within walking distance to your hotel.
Day 6 – Day at leisure
Day 7 - Day at leisure or Harbour Cruise (optional extras)
This cruise will take you around many creeks & ports to give you wonderful views of Valleta & Three Cities as seen from the sea.
Day 8 – Departure back to Ireland
The Barracca Gardens highlight a stunning view of the Grand Harbour on this guided tour. St. John’s Cathedral is the next stop where you can stand within richly decorated architecture dating as far back as the Knights of Malta’s prominence. Discover a tapestry from the Flemish Renaissance on a visit to the Church Museum and then take in the spectacular view from outside the Grand Masters Palace and other significant buildings. The last stop portrays Malta’s storied history in a multi-vision show simply named the Malta Experience.
This ancient fortress is named the ‘silent city’ and dominates part of central Malta with narrow passages that lead to breathtaking views of the island. Passing through the ‘Greek Gate’ on the way out of Mdina provides a few moments to admire catacombs of late Maltese ancestry before meeting at the cliffs at Dingli. Lunchtime brings us to San Anton’s botanic gardens and Mosta’s Parish Church with an impressive domed roof feature to remember. A craft centre at Ta’ Qali provides an opportune moment to shop for gifts or mementos of your visit.
Gozo’s unique nature is only a 20 minute ferry crossing from Malta that will breathe fresh air into your experience of its culture, green hills and scenic landscape. Notable attractions to discover include the bay at Xlendi, Azur Window in Dwejra and the citadel in Victoria. Local handmade goods are well worth a look for intricately stitched wool and lace materials.
Note: All resort activities are optional extras unless included in your package. Your representative will advise you with prices and can be booked locally at the resort - subject to availability. Itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to changes.
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Price & Itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes Tourist Tax approximately Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
Email - Sales@solitairhols.com