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European City of Culture 2018

The City of Valletta

Valletta 2018 City Break

Plan your city break in one of the European Capital of Cultures for 2018, Valletta. While known for being the smallest capital city in the whole of Europe, Valletta is well deserving as a capital of cultre being a designated UNESCO world heritage site and famed for having the highest concentration of historic sites of any other European capital.

Make the most out of your visit to Valletta and book The Phoenicia Malta, the only Leading Hotel of the World in Valletta. The hotel is located at the city gates, meaning you are perfectly placed to visit many of the activities and events during the 2018 celebrations. This summer is an exciting time to visit with the Valletta Film Festival taking place in June and Malta’s International Jazz Festival and a Joseph Calleja Concert both taking place in July. View the full calendar of events below for more information on these events and the many more taking place in Valletta and Malta during summer 2018.

Book our Valletta 2018 City Break offer directly on our website, and benefit from a 15% discount on accommodation when staying 3 nights or more, daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi and non-alcoholic minibar during your stay plus a discount code to use on flights with Air Malta.

Terms and conditions:

  • This is an advance purchase rate which is non-transferable, non-refundable and requires full pre-payment on confirmation of booking which is retained as a fee in case of a no show or cancellation.
  • VAT of 7% is included in the rate.
  • ECO tax is applicable and payable upon checkout.
  • The offer is applicable for stays in 2018.
  • This is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn and/or amended at any time.

Valletta 2018 Calendar of Events


2nd – 5th Wine Festival
13th – 15th Santa Marija
23rd – 25th Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival


8th – Great Siege
21st – Independence Day & Guard of Honour
23rd & 24th Malta International Air Show
28th Science in the city


6th Notte Bianca
21st Rolex Middle Sea Race
7th – 10th Malta Classic
13th & 14th Malta Military Tatoo

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