Social Programme

During the Afera 2023 Annual Conference, there will be a social programme. More details will become available soon, but we can summarise the key highlights below already.

Thursday, 5 October 2023

09.00 – 14.30 (partners excursion) Gozo & Comino island Orientation

Private speedboat cruise from the hotel to Comino Island caves. The seas around Comino are wonderful, with the famed Blue Lagoon and the Crystal Lagoon being the top attractions.

The Gozo island tour starts with a special ride by the local mean of transportation “Tuk Tuk”. The tour will continue with the visit of the capital Rabat market & medieval city with coffee stop and the Ancient Citadel.

Lunch at Country Terrace and return to the hotel by boat.







15.30 – 18.30        (Joint activity) Capital Valletta Orientation Tour

Classic Maltese Bus transfer to Valletta for an exciting walking tour. Valletta was founded in the 16th century. Many of the original buildings were built by the Knights Hospitaller. One of the most notable things about Valletta is the fortifications all around the city. From the entrance at City Gate to the bastions that line the harbour edges, the city is a walled and well-defended fortress. Along the way, you’ll see the Upper and Lower Bakkarra Gardens built on the bastions, each of which provides stunning views of the town and harbours.
Valletta is a compact, pleasant, and charming city to walk in, with little vehicle traffic and lots of history and stories.







19.30 – 23.00       (Joint activity) Cocktail and Social Dinner at the Chophouse restaurant





Friday, 6 October 2023

09.00 – 14.30 (partners excursion) Mdina | Parisio Palace including lunch at Gululu’s restaurant

The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The tour continues with the visit of Palazzo Parisio. With its gilded ceilings, and lavishly decorated rooms, the Palace offers an insightful glimpse into aristocratic life in days gone by. Not just impressive on the inside, it is surrounded by spectacular walled gardens.

On the way back a delicious lunch is waiting for us at Gululu Maltese sea front restaurant.