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Thursday 14 September 2017: Welcome Reception at Valletta Campus

Included in Registration Fee for delegates.

Accompanying Persons @ EUR 20 per person.


Friday 15 September 2017: Three Cities Evening Tour and Dinner

Price: EUR 50 per person (minimum no. of pax: 17)

The tour will start with a crossing from Valletta to the Three Cities by boat, a splendid way of experiencing the Grand Harbour. Upon arrival in Vittoriosa (or Birgu, as it is better known locally), the tour proceeds with a walk along the streets of this city. The name ‘Vittoriosa’ derives from the vital role the city played in the Great Siege of 1565, namely the victory of the Knights of St John and the Maltese against the Ottoman forces. A monument commemorating this victory can be admired in the main square of the city.

Vittoriosa was the area first selected by the Knights to serve as the headquarters of the Order, before the building of the city of Valletta. In fact, the first buildings erected by the Knights are to be found here. Practically none of these buildings, however, are intact as the area was heavily damaged during the Second World War. Some of the old buildings have been totally rebuilt whilst others have been restored and are nowadays residences, offices or restaurants.

The evening tour ends in one of these restaurants for dinner.  


Saturday 16 September 2017: Mdina Evening Tour and Dinner

Price: EUR 45 per person (minimum no. of pax: 17)

MDINA, the old capital city of Malta, is the Island’s most picturesque city. The tour starts with a walk through the narrow streets of this small medieval city, which allows the visitors to take in the highly ornate façades of the palazzi belonging to the most important Maltese noble families. The oldest palazzo, Palazzo Santa Sofia, dates back to the 15th century. Dominating the city is the imposing Cathedral built by the famous Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafá. The dome of this sacred building was Gafa’s masterpiece and is now considered as one of the symbols of the city.

The walk leads to the bastions, one of the highest points in the area, from where visitors can admire a panoramic view of the Island. Overlooking the whole area, it is easy to understand why the medieval soldiers used this part of the city as look-out post in order to intervene should there be attacks in the surrounding areas.

The walk is followed by dinner in one of Mdina’s exquisite restaurants. 


To book these tours access the Conference Online Registration and Social Events Booking Form here


Last Updated: 21 December 2016

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