Basilica of Lourdes Outstanding destination
View of the top of St Pauls Cathedral in Mdina at Sunset
Birgu Bay in Malta. Beautiful view of a boa port with bright blue water and lots of boats and yachts.
A city view of Valletta at sunset
A view from the upper barrakka gardens view over the coast of Malta
A view from the lower Barrakka Gardens in Malta. Past the tree

Malta - Inspirational Tour

See below Malta, a destination we offer as an inspirational tour

Overview & Itinerary

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Follow in the Footsteps of St Paul in Malta

St Paul introduced Christianity to the Maltese people around the time of AD 60. His fabled arrival on the island was actually as a result of an accident - as the ship he was sailing on was caught in a violent storm. St Paul and 270 other people were travelling by ship to Rome, where he was being taken to be tried as a political rebel, and the storm they encountered caused the vessel to become shipwrecked, and all aboard were forced to swim to safety on a seemingly barren and uninhabited island. The site of the shipwreck is known as St Paul’s Island, some 80 metres off of the coast of Mellieha, where today it is home to a statue of St Paul that marks this historically significant event.

We offer a Pilgrimage, visiting the islands of Malta and Gozo following in the footsteps of St Paul.  We will be visiting wonderful places and shrines related to the life and work of the Apostle and admiring the many sights of beautiful Malta.

Possible Itinerary for Inspiration

A horse and cart travelling down a narrow street in Mdina
A view of the decorated ceiling of the St Pauls Cathedral in Mdina, Malta. The ceiling is ornately decorated in gold and detailed artwork
Photo of the unique rock phase in Gozo Island
a view from the rockface of St Pauls Island Bay
The courtyard in the Valletta gardens. There is a fountain in the centre of the gardens

An ideal introduction to the Footsteps of St Paul – St. Paul’s Island by boat, San Pawl Milqi, Rabat – St. Publius Chapel and St. Paul’s Grotto

 

Mellieha – See sights including Our Lady of Mellieha Sanctuary, Mdina Medieval City (including a walking tour of the historical centre, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Cathedral Museum), Mosta Dome and the Crafts Village where you can see local handicrafts such as glassblowing, filigree jewellery and other local crafts. Visit to our Lady of Victories Church in Mellieha.

 

Valletta- Valletta is the capital city of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the City’s parameter and fortifications followed by a walking tour. The first part of the city tour features Barraka Gardens for stunning views over the Grand Harbour, the Sacred Island Show and a walk along Merchants and Republic Streets, the guide will also point out important buildings related to the Knights of St. John. Visit St. John’s Co. Cathedral, St Paul Shipwreck Church and the Oratory featuring Caravaggio’s masterpiece.

 

Visit the South of Malta including the Blue Grotto (optional boat trips are available into the caves, subject to suitable weather conditions), Xarolla Windmill, the sleepy village of Safi and Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, the ancient temple site of Tarxien and St. Paul Church in Safi.

 

Visit Gozo Island a 25 minute crossing from Malta. Sites visited would include Ta Pinu Shrine, the village of Munxar and St Paul Church, the beautiful Xlendi Bay, Ggantija Temples and a panoramic route via Marsalforn Bay which according to legends is where St. Paul embarked for his journey to Sicily and Rome.

 

 

To visit all the above sites, we would recommend a 7-night stay.

Accommodation normally booked in the Sliema area.

If you are group of 20 or more, and want to organise your own pilgrimage, call 01732 886666 Request a quote Read more