My husband and I read the TA reviews, and on the basis of those recommendations we contacted Rita the day that we arrived in Malta. Rita was able to accommodate us with a 1/2 day tour of Malta (Mdina) the very next day, followed by a full day tour to Gozo the day after, and another 1/2 day tour (Valletta) on our last day there. We were very lucky to be able to book Rita without prior notice - apparently January is low tourist season in Malta. We really enjoyed the tours and spending time with Rita - she is informative and personable, and we got an insider’s view of life in Malta - complete with the historical and political context. Some of the tour highlights include the salt flats and a boat ride through the caves in Gozo. We highly recommend Rita!