Malta’s beauty is battle-scarred, thanks to the island’s strategic position in the Mediterranean, which attracted the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottomans, as well as the French and the British. It experienced two great sieges, the last one during WWII. Learn about Malta’s long and fascinating medical and military history, which is tightly entwined with that of both Britain and the Knights Hospitallers, from its earliest days until its independence in 1964.
* This tour has been designed to follow on from our Conflicts, Cures and Curiosities in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise, but it can be also be taken as an independent tour. If disembarking the cruise, you will be met by tour leader Pete Starling at Valletta Harbour. For those joining independently we suggest you arrive the night before, as the tour will start at approximately 9:30am.
Pete Starling is a retired Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) officer and recently retired Director of the Army Medical Services Museum. He holds a MA in First World War studies and a Diploma in the History of Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Pete has lectured and written on all aspects of army medical history and has a particular interest in the medical aspects of the Crimean War. He has acted as a guide on numerous battlefield tours including the Western Front, Arnhem, Gallipoli and Singapore and Malaya with emphasis on the medical aspects of the campaigns.
USD $1,073 per person (excluding international flights and airport transfers)