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Malta - The Sunny Archipeligo

Malta has 300 days of sunshine each year!  Enjoy four of them this 4th of July when you visit the Sunny Islands with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation.

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Spend 4th of July Weekend on the Sunny Islands of Malta, known far and wide for history, wine, and water sports.

From your 4 star hotel in the center of Qawra, a typical Maltese Mediterranean village on St. Paul’s Bay, you will find yourself conveniently close to Bugibba Perched Beach, the Maltese National Aquarium, Bugibba Water Park, and multiple dive sites and dive shops. You may be tempted to stay in Qawra and enjoy the amenities of the hotel including indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, fitness room and massage center, but if you want venture further afield you will find your choice of many bus and boat day trips, including visits to the historic cities of Valetta and Mdina. You can cruise to the Blue Lagoon at Comino, or you can take a day tour of the island of Gozo where you can visit the 7000 year old temples and Game of Thrones filming sites. If playing in the water is more your speed, you will be glad to know that Malta is a world renowned SCUBA and snorkeling destination where you can find countless ways to have fun in the sun, including jet ski rentals, party boats, water-jet-packing and so much more.

Malta gets 300 days of sunshine every year! Reserve your space today to enjoy 4 of them, however you wish, with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation.

Estimated Itinerary

1 July: Kaiserslautern to Malta

Your flight to Malta lands before noon, leaving your afternoon and evening free for any activities you may be interested in. Many tours and activities will be offered to you at hotel check in, while Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay provide countless ways for you to have fun in the sun during your 4th of July vacation!

2, 3, 4 July: Free days

How will you spend 3 full days in Malta with no pre-scheduled activities? That is up to you, but whatever you choose to do, you will be sure to enjoy the sun drenched islands.  Malta gets 300 days of sunshine every year, and this is your chance to use them to their fullest. So many options are available within walking distance of your Superior 4 Star hotel, that it may be difficult to decide, but playing in the water will probably be part of your plan. Malta is a Scuba Divers paradise with countless dive and snorkeling sites. Boat trips, swimming locations and more ways to have fun in the sun than you can imagine are available to you.

5 July: Malta to Kaiserslautern

Your afternoon flight home from Malta means you wont have to rush in the morning. This is your chance to get in a last swim or visit one last site before returning home.

Price:

  • Double Occupancy: $1099 per person
  • Single Occupancy: $1249

Deadlines and Discounts: 

  • Early Bird Discount expires at close of business on Friday, February 25
  • Lufthansa Initial Air Ticketing Deadline is Thursday, March 31
  • Additional airline price supplements may apply to all registrations made on or after Friday, April 1

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Pulaski Barracks to Malta including airfare and all airport shuttles
  • Airport shuttle in Malta
  • 4 nights lodging at Hotel Stanley**** or equivalent
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Free e-travel guide downloaded from Army Libraries

Departure: 5:30 a.m.

Return: Around 10 p.m.

Registration Information

All reservations must be made through Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation. Reserve your space today by downloading the registration paperwork before contacting:

Army Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern Community
Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905

Cancellation Terms: 

  • 10% Cancellation Fee for all cancellations made on or prior to Thursday, March 31
  • 35% Cancellation Fee for all cancellations made on or after Friday, April 1
  • 65% Cancellation Fee for all cancellations made on or after Monday, May 30
  • 90% Cancellation Fee for all cancellations made on or after Thursday, June 16
  • 100% Cancellation Fee for all cancellations made on or after Thursday, June 23
     
  • In the event that an individual passenger is not able to participate in a confirmed trip due to COVID restrictions placed on the passenger, full cancellation penalties may be applied based on the date of the customer's cancellation.
     
  • In the event that a customer cancellation results in a fee charged to Outdoor Recreation, regardless of the date of or reason for that cancellation, the total sum of those fees will be passed along to the customer.

COVID Precautions (Current as of 15 April, 2022.  May be superseded by Local/State/Federal level laws): 

  • Continuing until further notice, all Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation trips fall under the German 3G rule:
    • Service is restricted to vaccinated, recovered, or recently tested personnel (Antigen test valid for 24hrs, PCR test valid for 48hrs). 
    • Persons who cannot be vaccinated against the coronavirus for medical reasons (with a qualified medical certificate and children up to and including the age of 11 are exempt.
       
  • Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn on ODR vehicles whenever required by local law.
     
  • In the event that an individual passenger is not able to participate in a confirmed trip due to COVID restrictions placed on the passenger, full cancellation penalties may be applied based on the date of the customer's cancellation.
     
  • All participants are required to be in compliance with the rules for their destination and all countries of transit as listed in the Travel Planner on https://reopen.europa.eu at the time of departure.
     
  • All Travel/COVID Documentation is the responsibility of the passenger.
     
  • PCR and RAT (Rapid Antigen Tests) are the only approved testing methods. Self tests are not authorized for international travel.
  • No refunds will be offered to passengers who are denied boarding or are removed from a trip for failure to follow COVID procedures.  
  • Trip timelines and schedule and COVID precautions are subject to change at any time.
  • Hands must be sanitized before boarding ODR vehicles.
  • Enter and exit through the rear door only.
  • Seats may be assigned by ODR in advance to promote physical distancing and contact tracing. Requests for specific seats are not being accepted.