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No further bookings for tours may be made after 13 September 2012. 


Social Programme for Participants and Accompanying persons for the evenings of the conference:

Monday, 17 September 2012

Welcome Reception at Verdala Palace.

The palace is the official summer residence of the President of Malta. It was built by Grandmaster Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle in 1586 on the site of a hunting lodge previously owned by Grandmaster Jean de la Valette-Parisot. The palace is known for its surrounding boschetto, which is a large semi-landscaped area that was used by the Knights of Malta for game hunting. The building itself is two floors high and has five storey towers at each corner.

During 1800 the palace was used as a military prison by Napoleon and was largely abandoned after the French forces left Malta. Verdala Palace was subsequently restored by Governor Sir William Reid.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Evening (minimum number of pax 17)

MDINA - The Silent City50 Euros per person 

A walking tour through the narrow streets of Mdina and a visit to the imposing bastions to admire the panoramic view of the Island followed by dinner.


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Conference Dinner at Villa Arrigo

An elegant and luxurious villa furnished with a collection of genuine antiques. the immaculate gardens provide the ideal surroundings for any out door function. 


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Evening (minimum number of pax 17)

THREE CITIES TOUR55 Euros per person

The crossing from Valletta to the Three Cities will be by a traditional Maltese brightly painted fishing boat (dghajsa). We will then have a walking tour of Vittoriosa, a small city that played a vital role in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 followed by dinner.

Last Updated: 6 September 2012

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