The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its sixth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of […]
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The Viator Malta Sightseeing Tour: Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Ghar Dalam offers the best of what the island has to offer in terms of landscapes, and a great introduction to the prehistoric heritage of the island, including a visit to the Tarxien temples. After having spent some days exploring Malta’s cities and its more recent […]
The otherworldly landscapes seen on-screen in the Game of Thrones are as captivating as the dragons, direwolves and white walkers that make the story so unique. From the icy wilderness North of the Wall to the soaring fortress of King’s Landing, many of the show’s most memorable scenes were shot in real-life locations dotted all […]
Located right in the middle of the Mediterranean, the island nation of Malta is known for two things: its breathtaking landscapes and its history.
Cruises to the Mediterranean are much-loved cruise sailings for a multitude of reasons. First off, the countries that call the Mediterranean home are stunning in their beauty, with cobblestoned roads, white and terracotta colored houses, and luscious gardens and hills bordered by sea water in various shades of teal and turquoise. Secondly, the people who […]
Although many people head to Malta for sun, sea and sand, there is a significant trail of Neolithic ruins across the little archipelago of islands. The provenance of Malta’s spectacular Neolithic and Bronze Age sites at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Ta’ hagrat, plus the ruins at Ggantija on Gozo, have been […]
With its strategic, mid-Med location, the island of Malta became a target for every bully on the block—including the Romans, Normans, Spaniards, Turks, French, and British. In 1530, the island was given to the Knights of Malta (aka the Knights of St John) by King Charles V of Spain who asked only that the Knights […]