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Our Guided Pilgrimages to Malta

At the heart of the Mediterranean is the Maltese archipelago only 60 miles south of Sicily. From its first inhabitants, who built the colossal temples 7000 years ago, to the Knights of St. John, who’s Order created the first missionary state of a victorious Europe, Malta must have been an impressive island. It is still today, so many centuries later, a very special place thanks to the warmth of it is people, who radiate the typical Mediterranean spontaneity and joy in life. As you step into its history, you step into the timeless magic of a truly unique destination. Interested in volunteering at an archaeological site? Looking for a service project while in Malta? Use our form (or contact us directly) to tell us about your group, you set the parameters and we will create for you an outstanding “Catholic” itinerary, with exceptional accommodations.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transfer on arrival/hotel check-in assistance
  • Coach or Mini-Bus
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All breakfasts included
  • Accommodations – you choose: 1, 2, 3, 4 Star Hotels, charming B & B’s, retreat houses. All of our accommodations have en suite bathrooms
  • Daily Mass (Need a Chaplin? We have a number of Maltese priests who are part of the MEDSEAS team)
  • Complimentary Pilgrims Pack: a MEDSEAS daypack with your informational tour program and daily itinerary
  • Packing list: recommendations on what to bring along on your trip.
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)

Custom Student Pilgrimages on the Francés or Portugués Routes

For over 1,000 years Catholic pilgrims have walked in faith on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) following the well worn paths that lead to the tomb of St. James the Greater. We invite your group to experience their faith in a very special way…a journey that connects you to those who have gone before us; the third oldest pilgrimage in Christendom. We will create for your group an unforgettable experience on The Way to Santiago de Compostela. The Way is a very special journey through beautiful rolling hills, ancient shrines, medieval cities, magnificent churches and cathedrals, a Eucharistic Miracle, vineyards and wines estates, and the lush green of Celtic Galicia. Use our form to tell us about your group, you set the parameters and we will create for you an outstanding “Catholic” itinerary, with exceptional accommodations.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transfer on arrival/hotel check-in assistance
  • Luggage transfer to accommodations
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All breakfasts included
  • Accommodations – you choose: National Paradores, 1, 2, 3, Star Hotels, charming Galician inns. All of our accommodations have en suite bathrooms.
  • Pilgrim Masses
  • Fátima – visit/Mass – Portugués Camino
  • Complimentary Pilgrims Pack: a MEDSEAS daypack with your informational tour program, daily itinerary, route map, your shell, and your Pilgrim’s passport (Credencial)
  • Botafumeiros ritual (if Friday arrival day) at the Pilgrim’s 7:30 pm Mass in the Cathedral
  • Packing list: recommendations on what to bring along on your trip as well as ‘Your Camino’ which answers questions regarding laundry, tips, and other useful topics
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)

Optional:

  • Fátima – visit/Mass – Francés Camino (optional extension)
  • Private guided visits in Léon, Porto and Santiago (optional)
  • Dinners included (optional)
  • Botafumeiros ritual at the Pilgrim’s noon Mass in the Cathedral (optional)
  • Catholic priest with your group (optional for groups not bringing a priest or spiritual director)
  • Private van support: logistical support will be available during the entire route. The van is there in support of pilgrims in transit and to cover any other needs that might arise along the Way. (optional)

"Some of my favorite experiences on the Malta trip were only made possible for me by my tour guides, Esther and Bill. Not only did they enrich us with their knowledge on the island of Malta throughout the entirety of our bus rides, but they also made it possible for us to experience a mass in St. Paul's Catacombs, to delve into the ruins of a Roman bathhouse, and to explore several other historic Maltese sites that were otherwise not normally opened to the public. Esther and Bill's cheerfulness carried our group throughout the week we were there, and allowed us to experience much more of Malta than your average tourist would ever have seen."

Mary Margaret Olohan, VA

"During my senior year of high school, I was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Malta over the summer with my classmates. This was in no small part due to the efforts of Bill and Esther Williams. The Williams were brilliant in finding us a place to stay for our visit as well as planning some of the local events. Esther went even as far as to negotiate the price of a horse and carriage ride for myself and three of my friends. Bill was full of info and insight about the history of the island and led us to beautiful places such as the breath taking Azure Window. Together they helped make an already amazing experience an unforgettable one."

James McCloskey, VA
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