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  • Valletta City Walking Tour

    1. Valletta City Walking Tour

    You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta next to the new parliament building, in Freedom Square. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the city and then you will begin your 2-hour tour in Valletta's historic city center. During the tour, you will discover this fortress city, learn how it all began, how the city evolved through the centuries and about the events which shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. Whether you are a first time visitor or you want to delve in deeper, our fully guided tour will not disappoint you. You will walk past the main squares of the city, Auberges of the Knights, palaces, churches and visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. Apart from the cultural and historical aspect, you will also learn interesting tit-bits and behind the scene stories. Your tour will end at St. George's Square, next to the Gran...

    We very much enjoyed learning about the history of Malta and Valletta, beautifully delivered by our very knowledgeable guide.

  • Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    2. Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Learn about the smallest capital city in the European Union on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta with this self-guided audio tour. Enjoy learning about the city's museums, palaces, and grand churches. Despite its small size, the city is booming with highlights including Baroque architecture, traditional wooden balconies, palaces, forts, churches, museums, and more. Visit sites such as the Palazzo Parisio, Castellania, Auberge de Province, the Grand Masters Palace, and Piazza Regina.

  • Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

    3. Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

    Start your tour with a visit to Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church. Also known as the Mosta Dome, is the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. Marvel at its amazing diameter, and learn about its incredible history. Next, stop in the town of Ta'Qali, once a British WWII outpost and now a village for local handicrafts. Here, watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver jewelry and much more. Take the chance to pick up treasures to remind you of your Malta visit. Then, visit Mdina, built on a plateau in the center of the island. Take in the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls. Learn about the many names of Mdina, today also known as the Silent City due to its constant tranquility. Explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views f...

    The tour was interesting. The guide was very nice. The only thing that bothered me a little was the difference between English and Russian. So much more information was given to English speakers and many things were forgotten to speak in Russian. One of our company did not speak English and we had to translate a lot ourselves.

  • Malta: St Paul in Malta & Early Christian Era Full-Day Tour

    4. Malta: St Paul in Malta & Early Christian Era Full-Day Tour

    Join a guided day trip to learn about the Apostle Paul's time on the island of Malta. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Rabat and visit St. Paul’s Grotto, where the Apostle Paul is said to have lived for three months. Follow your guide on a walk through the narrow winding streets of Rabat and admire its early medieval architecture. You will then visit St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina. Marvel at the splendor of the art works inside the temple and hear about the role of St. Publius as the first bishop ordained by Apostle Paul. Then enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, the bus will continue to St. Paul’s Bay, where it is claimed the Apostle Paul arrived on the island during a large storm in 60 AD. Join a narrated walk and listen to your guide as they talk about the historical events in the early Christian era after the Apostle Paul's death.

  • Valletta: History and Food Walking Tour with Lunch

    5. Valletta: History and Food Walking Tour with Lunch

    Join a walking tour to explore historical landmarks such as St. John's Cathedral, Auberge de Castille, Grandmaster's Palace, and more. Admire breathtaking views and taste local street food before ending with a Maltese lunch in an atmospheric restaurant in the center of Valletta. Start the tour in the historic center of Valletta, with a visit to the Barrakka Gardens. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. Then, stop at the Auberge de Castille, the old building that housed the knights coming from Spain which is now the residence of the Prime Minister. Be led by your guide through the center’s most characteristic streets like Republic and Merchant Street before arriving in front of St. John's Cathedral. Discover Caravaggio's masterpieces such as The Beheading of St. John the Baptist. Enter the Co-Cathedral to marvel at exuberant Maltese Baroque style. Next, make a stop at an ancie...

  • Valletta: Secret Squares and Ghost Tales Discovery Game

    6. Valletta: Secret Squares and Ghost Tales Discovery Game

    The tour starts at the City Gate on Republic Street where your interactive adventure awaits. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Valletta as you solve puzzles and riddles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Solve 12 riddles to explore the fascinating and mysterious streets of Valletta as you uncover its rich history, secret courtyards, intriguing ghost stories, and unusual facts. Unlock local recommendations to the best bars and cafes in the city, and get ready to see a very unusual side of Valletta.

  • Valletta: Private Walking Tour From Grand Harbour

    7. Valletta: Private Walking Tour From Grand Harbour

    In the words of Sir Walter Scott, Valletta is "a splendid town quite like a dream" rising perpendicular from the water's edge. Embark on a journey of cultural and historical discovery on a private tour.  Meet your private tour guide at the Grand Harbor or at any point in Valletta and proceed on a walking tour of the city. Your guide will give you an introduction to the city in the Upper Barracca Gardens, where you will be surrounded by pristine beauty. Then, proceed towards the main squares of this lively city. Appreciate Valletta's stunning architecture as your guide brings alive the history of its impressive buildings. Stroll to the spectacular St. Johns's Co-Cathedral, the former conventual church of the Knights. Visiting the church is optional and entrance tickets are not included. In just 3 hours, you will see and learn about Valletta and the story of Malta. The tour will end at ...

  • Mdina Audio Tour with Map and Directions

    8. Mdina Audio Tour with Map and Directions

    No visit to Malta is complete without a trip to the silent city of Mdina. As Malta’s first official capital, the magnificent Baroque city of Mdina has centuries of history and tradition that never fails to enchant visitors who step through its regal gates. Once in Mdina, walk the old capital’s main sites such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Vilhena Palace, and Xara Palace amongst others. Walk the same streets that the city's most famous heroes and villains strolled down as you learn about their accomplishments and exploits. Finally, stop by the Greek's Gate named after the small Greek community that once inhabited this small area in the south-west of Mdina. Legend has it that slaves were led through this gate as they were not allowed to use the main gate. Tune in to fascinating stories like this and much more on this audio tour of Mdina.

    A very helpful and informative tour of the old city via my phone, would recommend.

  • Mdina City Walking Tour

    9. Mdina City Walking Tour

    Mdina is a fortified hill-top urban settlement located at the very heart of the Maltese Islands. Founded by the Romans, for almost two centuries it served as the administrative and political capital of the Maltese Islands. It is to this day the seat of Malta 's episcopacy. Meet your guide at the Mdina Main Gate by the bridge and start your tour with an introduction on the city's historical background. You will then proceed to discover the “Citta' Notabile”, the Noble City, its medieval name which describes it best it was home then, as now, to Malta's noble families. You will see the impressive palaces, churches, and convents that line the narrow medieval streets. As you wind your way through the narrow streets you will be thrown back in time. The neighboring suburb, Rabat is just a stone’s throw away. There you will make your way through the old quarter and enjoy Maltese vernacular arc...

    Our guide was knowledgeable. She just has a hard time moving along the group. One person in the group was demanding her attention more and that made the ya feel like we lose focus. We enjoyed the tour over all and appreciated her knowledge very much.

  • Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

    10. Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

    You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta in front of the New Parliament Building, looking out for their red umbrella. Your guide will give an introduction to Valletta, and then will lead you through this fortress city, ensuring you do not miss out on anything worth seeing. As you walk past Auberges, palaces, and churches, your guide will unfold the history of the Knights of Malta, as well as the city’s connections with the British period. You will also visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. The walk ends with a guided tour of St. John's Co-Cathedral, including the oratory which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist".

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What people are saying about Malta

I would highly recommend this walking tour as it gives you a good insight to the city of Valletta. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us good tips on what to see during our stay.Good value for money!

We enjoyed our tour in Valleta. It was amazing despite the hot weather. Out guide made it enjoyable and unforgettable. Highly recommend. Thanks a lot!

Really good tour with interesting info on Maltese history. The guide was really nice and dynamic.

Had a great experience led by a passionate and informative guide.

excellent friendly tour guide who was very knowledgeable