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School Trips to Malta


In the centre of the Mediterranean lies Malta; an archipelago famous for its rich and diverse history. 

It is Malta’s past which makes it such a popular school trip destination. The archipelago’s position in the Mediterranean Basin made it an important naval base, meaning it has been held by several famous empires, civilisations, and kingdoms over the course of history, from the Greeks and Romans, to the Normans, Napoleon, and the British Empire.

And with architecture stretching back to the stone age, a popular tourism industry, and the perfect year-round climate, Malta is as interesting for its geographical themes as it is history. 

Music tours to Malta are a popular choice, with the island’s array of picturesque villages, concert squares, and grand halls providing a beautiful setting for a group performance.

An educational visit to Malta therefore provides students with the opportunity to experience, witness, and learn about a wide range of subjects. If you would like to explore your options and learn more about organising a school trip to Malta, then please get in touch with one of our team on 0845 293 7970.

Music tours to Malta 

​A tiny island steeped in culture, Malta is a very special destination for a school music tour with fantastic concert halls, outdoor performing arenas and large cathedrals.

Match this with a wonderful climate and the welcoming, friendly people and Malta shines out as an ideal school music trip destination at any time of the year.


Malta highlights - our groups love...



Malta’s jewel and capital, filled with beautiful open squares and fascinating architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Malta’s ancient and diverse past is on full display in the capital, and the city was justly awarded the European City of Culture for 2018. 

Palace Square Valletta

Palace Square Valletta

The Palace Square is dominated by the Grand Master’s Palace and is centrally located within the capital city. This is a great, popular venue for live performances. The square is suitable for bands, choirs and orchestras, with plenty of space and seating facilities in the surrounding area.

Marsaxlokk Village

Marsaxlokk Village

This traditional fishing village in South East Malta is a beautiful, picturesque setting for bands, choirs, and orchestras to perform.

Is-siggiewi Church

A place steeped in history, this imposing baroque church resides in a south-western Maltese village. Orchestras and choirs looking for a venue during a music tour of Malta will love the opportunity to perform here.

In-Naxxar Church

In-Naxxar Church

Music groups also have the opportunity to perform at the Church of the Nativity of Mary in Naxxar. The present church was built between 1616 and 1630.



Gozo, the second-largest island of the Maltese archipelago, is an open history book. With ample evidence of stone-age settlers immigrating to the island for the first time in 5900 BC, the island is well known for its ancient ruins and represents a unique opportunity to learn about humanity at the dawn of civilisation.

The Malta Experience

The Malta Experience

The Malta Experience breaks down the long, complex history of Malta into a fun, engaging way for your group. This is an hour long visit situated in Valletta which is sure to leave your students in awe.

Water Park

Water Park

Sometimes, a bit of fun is all that’s needed. The Splash and Fun Water Park offers a fantastic day out for the entire group. From the adventurous 120m long tube slide to the laid back lazy river, there is something on offer for everyone.

Book your next school trip with confidence

With NST your peace of mind is guaranteed, thanks to our comprehensive package of financial protection. Our market-leading ‘Book with Confidence’ promise gives you all the reassurance you need when booking and paying for your trip and provides the full range of financial protection measures as recommended by the DfE.    

  • COVID Cancellation Protection - including full refund option

  • Financial Security - fully ABTA & ATOL protected


On-tour support in Malta

From teacher feedback we know that on-tour support is important to you. 

In Malta we offer Concert Assistants and Tour Assistants to give you all the support you need on the ground whilst you’re away. 

In addition, we can offer support from a Tour Manager who will assist you throughout the duration of your tour in Malta including at your concerts where they will be on-hand to provide extra support. 


Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process.


  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information 

Concert organisation & tour planning service 

Concert organisation & tour planning service 

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated music team who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from spending every day organising concerts for school groups. 

They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Matching the most appropriate concert venus to suit your group's ability 
  • Pulling together a performance schedule and itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of concerts and visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Promoting your concerts

Promoting your concerts

We’ll go the extra mile in promoting your concerts for you too. We’ll:

  • Select venues that regularly attract good audiences, and we’ll schedule your concerts at the best times to maximise audience potential.
  • Locate A-board posters outside your venue, distribute promotional posters and leaflets ahead of your performances, plus promote your concerts in the local press, ‘what’s on’ guides, social media, and on radio where possible.
  • Invite local youth and cultural groups to your concert (where appropriate) and, where possible, we’ll organise joint concerts and festival participations to attract the largest possible audiences.

FREE music tour promotion pack 

FREE music tour promotion pack 

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your music tour around school and to parents. Our free promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete 
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a music trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery.  This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways. 

Risk assessment support including preview visits 

Risk assessment support including preview visits 

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any music tour. 

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next music tour and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. 

Planning first music trip

Planning first music trip

Organising your first tour can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 


View our essential guide to a successful trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager 

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online organiser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

FREE music resources 

Free music resources

We've created a range of free music resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! 

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Brexit & your school trip

Brexit & your school trip

How will Brexit affect my school trip?

Following the end of the transition period there are several changes that will affect groups travelling with us to the EU.

For more information on these changes, visit our dedicated Brexit page here.

If you're travelling with NST and have any specific questions. please contact your Educational Travel Advisor.

Speak to one of our music tour team

At NST, our dedicated team of music specialists work hard to make your tour a magical and unforgettable experience. From planning and promoting your performances, through to making all your arrangements, you’ll be in good hands with NST.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Dedicated music tour team

With fantastic first-hand knowledge of Malta our music team will match the most appropriate options to suit your group's ability and requirements. 

  • On-tour support

We offer Concert Assistants, Tour Assistants and Tour Managers to give you all the support you need on the ground whilst you’re away.

  • Promoting your concerts

We’ll go the extra mile in promoting your concerts for you, selecting venues that regularly attract good audiences and advertising your concerts in the local area. 

  • Making it easier for you 

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, FREE classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

  • Risk assessment guidance 

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  


Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 


Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.