Valletta Sightseeing Tour

$ 45.72 / AED 167.81 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about the history of modern Malta on this unique combination tour
  • Gaze at beautiful artwork and monuments from the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Inludes entrance to the multi-media show “Malta Experience”

Activity Schedule

Start time: 01 Jul - 30 Sep: Around 0900h (9:00am)
01 Oct - 30 Jun: Around 1400h (2:00pm)
(Please note departure from Gozo will be 40 minutes earlier to get to the mainland of Malta to meet up with the tour)
Duration: 4 hours

Overview

Known for its turbulent history and unique trading traditions, the city of Valleta in Malta promises a unique well-rounded experience unlike any other. After half an hour in the city, you will understand why the entire city was designated a UNESCO heritage site in 1980.

Wander through the beautiful Baroque architecture through sites that were developed and engineered by knights who lived hundreds of years ago. Often described as a “city of palaces,” Valleta promises those as well as scenic gardens and imposing churches. Gaze at St. John’s Cathedral and the nearby Grand Master’s Palace both of which contain unique artifacts from Valleta’s history. Conclude your afternoon with the unique “Malta Experience,” a multi-vision show that will give you a fun and interactive understanding of Malta’s unique history.

The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel by air-conditioned luxury coach where a multi-lingual guide (fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian , and Italian) will greet you.

For Gozo departures, you will be picked up in either a taxi or a mini-bus from your Gozo accomodation to Mgarr Gozo port (included is the ferry ticket from Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa port on Malta - journey takes approx. 30mins). Once you get off the ferry walk along the pier and you will see the first and only building Paradise Bay Hotel. Its just a 100 yards away from the ferry terminal and cannot be missed since the surroundings are fields and countryside. The guests must wait at the reception until the guide picks them up for the start of the excursion.

From there you will wander through the bustling streets until you arrive at the Barracca Gardens in Valleta which was meant to be a peaceful relaxation point for the 17th century knights that built it.

From the gardens you will have a magical view of the Grand Harbour an impressive crossroads at the Mediterranean Sea and an historical trading area. See the St. Johns Cathedral which also dates back to the Knights of Malta and displays the world renowned Caravaggio painting in the Oratory of the Cathedral.

Then you will travel to the St. Johns Co-Cathedral Museum which is adorned with Flemish tapestries from the 17th century. Also see the beautiful illuminated choral books.

Pass the Grand Master’s Palace where you will be able to snap a photo from the outside. It was here where all of the Grandmasters who ruled Malta lived from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

Finally you stop to view the “Malta Experience,” a multi-vision show that depicts Malta’s turbulent history.

The tour will conclude with you being dropped off at your Malta hotel or at Malta's port (tours departing from Gozo) for your ferry back to Gozo, at the other end you will be met by either a taxi/ minibus to be dropped back at your Gozo accommodation.

INCLUSIONS

Hotel pick-up and drop-off Ferry Ticket (Adults Only) - For guests staying in Gozo Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Swedish & Norwegian) Entrance fee to the multi-vision show “Malta Experience”

Exclusions

Meals

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer reviews

Well organised and super value for money

Everyting about this tour was well organised and effective. Reconfirmation by e-mail was quick. The hotel pick up turned up on time. From here I was taken to the meeting point in...

United Kingdom, 29/Mar/2013

Excellent excursion with an excellent guide.

This was the best excursion of the four I took on Malta. Our guide Josephine was friendly, compassionate toward and elderly couple in our group and extremely knowledgable and...

Canada, 25/Apr/2013

Really enjoyed our guide, Josephine, the tour was well organized, overall good value for our money.

Really enjoyed the city of Valletta walking tour with our guide, Josephine, she was authentic and gracious, found the tour to be well organized. Do like it when only one language...

Canada, 02/May/2013

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