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From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

This 90-minute scenic cruise is the perfect introduction to the city of Valletta, the capital city of Malta, and its surroundings. Enjoy a scenic cruise around the two natural harbours of Malta, the majestic Valletta Grand Harbour and the Marsamxett Harbour. Set sail from Sliema Ferries and take in the views of some of Malta's most iconic landmarks. Relax as you cruise by impressive harbours, historic fortifications, various creeks, the renowned 'Three Fortified Cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua, and Senglea, busy dockyards, marinas, bastions, and much more. Listen to the audio commentary to uncover the history of Valletta and its surrounding locations. Thanks to the numerous creeks around Valletta, you can enjoy unique views of the city without the heavy crowds. The duration of this cruise is approximately 90 minutes.

Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu (Vittoriosa), and Senglea. The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. During this half day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area. Pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation! We start with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three cities, to reach the city of Vittoriosa, this glorious city has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, but the current city dates back from the time of the Order of the Knights of Saint John. Vittoriosa was chosen as the capital city of Malta instead of Mdina upon the arrival of the Order in the year 1530. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the narrow streets of the city admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn. Upon arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa waterfront, board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks. The tour ends at Senglea, named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of 1565. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. From the Gardjola Gardens located at the tip of the peninsula enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

Visit one of the top tourist destinations the Maltese islands have to offer: an authentic original film set turned into a family-friendly theme park, which originally served as the film set for the 1980 Robin Williams movie "Popeye". Offering a variety of vibrantly enjoyable activities for people of all ages and being open all year round, we guarantee an enjoyable visit for all our guests. The village also has unique themed seasonal events throughout the year; these activities and adornments are often held around Christmas, Carnival, Easter, and Halloween. Take advantage of the convenience of roundtrip transfers with pick-up from your accommodation (transfers are optional, only if the transport option is selected). We guarantee that you will have a full day of enjoyment, laughter, and fun, whether you are traveling alone, with friends, or with your family. Roam around the whole village and appreciate the 40+-year-old structure still in its original glory. Visit Popeye’s house and take pictures in the sailor’s nook. Make your way to the school, the firehouse, the dentist shop, and the baker, all of which are depicted clearly in the 1980 musical film Popeye. Meet Popeye, Olive Oyl, Captain Bluto, and all their friends during the very enjoyable and ever-so-amusing animation shows that are continuously going on in the village. Learn about the movie and the building of the film set in the very detailed 15-minute documentary showing continuously in the cinema, then make your way to Popeye’s comic museum to see all the memorabilia that has been collected throughout the years. Join a cast and experience what it's like to be a movie star for a day by appearing in a real movie. You and your pals will have a blast imitating the lifestyle of your Hollywood heroes while planning the scenes, practicing them, choosing costumes, and actually filming them. Visit the theater at the end of your stay to see the world premiere of your own movie. After the preview, you can buy copies of this epic thriller. Jump your way on our inflatables while bathing in the crystal-clear waters of Anchor Bay and relax at the Anchor Bay Lido during a very hot Maltese summer day. Make use of the sun beds, sun umbrellas, sun decks, floating bathing platforms, and splash pools (water activities are available only during the summer season).

Malta: Mount Etna and Taormina Guided Day Trip by Catamaran

Malta: Mount Etna and Taormina Guided Day Trip by Catamaran

Speed across the Mediterranean Sea as you take a day trip from Malta to Sicily by catamaran. Once there, enjoy a bus tour to Mount Etna as you spend a day getting under the skin of the island's history and culture. Hop on board the catamaran at the terminal and enjoy a relaxing crossing to Italy. Once there, enjoy a guided bus trip to Mount Etna, the island's most quintessential sight. Be wowed by the largest and most active volcano in Europe on as climb to the crater through picturesque villages and an ever changing landscape. Admire the scenery as you travel through forests of chestnut trees which gradually give way to oak, beech, birch and pine. After the volcano, explore Taormina, a peaceful panoramic resort perched on a hilltop. Stroll on its main street, the elegant Corso Umberto, with its cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

From Malta: Syracuse and Marzamemi Day Trip with Guide

From Malta: Syracuse and Marzamemi Day Trip with Guide

SYRACUSE It is one of the loveliest cities in Sicily. We tend to forget that it was once the most important city in Western Europe. The city owes its origin to the Greek settlers who, from 733 BC onwards, turned Sicily into Magna Graecia, when Greece ruled not only the Mediterranean but also the known world. ORTYGIA Ancient Syracuse, is in fact an island, now joined to the mainland by a short bridge. It is the heart and soul of Syracuse, where the Greeks, for reasons of defence, decided to found their new city. Ortygia was in recent years given a face lift and is attracting more and more visitors. Piazza Duomo - at the centre of Ortygia is the Piazza Duomo, with the Duomo taking pride of place. The Duomo is unique, no other word for it. It was built by the Greeks as the Temple of Athena. When the Byzantines conquered Syracuse, instead of demolishing the temple, as so often happened, they converted it into a Christian church. The Normans modified the interior and built a more Christian façade. When the façade was destroyed in the 1693 earthquake the Sicilian baroque façade which we see today was erected. The Duomo, one of the oldest sites of continued worship in the world is unique an example of Greek, Byzantine, Norman and Baroque architecture all in one. MARZAMEMI Just 45 minutes away from Pozzallo is the quaintest fishing village you can come across – Marzamemi. The rows of colourful one story fishermen’s houses are interrupted by the Tonnara, the disused tuna processing plant. The Tonnara was built by the Arabs in the X Century. Palazzo Principe Villadorata and the Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola tower over the fisherman’s houses. The central Piazza Regina Margherita is everyone’s meeting place. The village is a sea of colour, the bright blue doors and windows, the potted red geraniums, the multicoulored wooden fishing boats, all against a background of the blue Mediterranean Sea. If you like Sicilian delicacies visit Campisi, the traditional delicacy, bottarga, the dried tuna roe has changed very little since Arab-Phoenician times.

Malta: Maltese Islands & Valletta Private 5-Day Tour

Malta: Maltese Islands & Valletta Private 5-Day Tour

Day 1: Malta, Arrival Arrive at Valletta airport. Private transfer to the Hotel. Check-in and Overnight. Day 2 : Valletta and Mdina Breakfast in Hotel. Departure for a full-day excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel's hall, accompanied by your private guide you will start to visit the capital city Valletta, during the tour, you will visit the St. John's Cathedral within the masterpieces of Caravaggio, the Barraca Gardens and the Grand Master's palace (from outside) which houses the Maltese Parliament. Stop then at a local cafe' downtown where try the traditional Maltese pastries, Pastizzi and Qassata. Free time for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming walled city of Mdina the ancient capital of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include a stop at the St.Paul's Church ( entrance not included) and time for strolling and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina's Belvedere. Transfer to the Hotel and Overnight Day 3: Tree Cities, Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs The driver will wait for you outside the hotel to escort you by private car to the beautiful Cottonera Area, for a walking tour. Including a stop at the ancient cities of Senglea, Birgu, and Cospicua, then the tour proceeds to the fisherman's village of Marsaxlokk. The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as ‘luzzus’ and is brightly painted in red, blue, and yellow adding vibrancy to this peaceful bay. Lunch in Marsaxlokk in a typical seafood restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Blue Grotto panoramic view, the impressive Dingli Cliffs, and the Megalithic Temples of Hagar Qim and Mnejidra. The tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the Hotel through the beautiful coastal road. Day 4: Gozo Island Private Tour Breakfast in Hotel. Pick up at the Hotel's hall,( 8:30 - 9:00 AM ) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by a private English-speaking driver you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry crossing. From the port of Mgarr, travel to the Ġgantija MegalithicTemples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved Megalithic Temple in Malta. After that visit some of the main attractions, namely Ta' Pinu, Dwejra, and Ramla Bay. Then take a short break at the picturesque Xlendi Bay, where you will have some free time to stroll or try some delicious seafood at one of the many seafront restaurants. In the afternoon the tour goes to Victoria, exploring its charming narrow streets and markets before walking up to the Citadel of Gozo, a medieval fortress overlooking the entire island. Marvel at the stunning views of the countryside and the surrounding villages, before catching the ferry back to Malta. Transfer to the hotel and overnight Day 5: Departure Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport. Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Malta.

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The most beautiful view of Valletta and surroundings areas from the harbours . Loved every minute . Booked on line to be sure of spaces on the time we wanted, all very efficient had our names ready for boarding , highly recommend

The guide Olivia was excellent and very charming, we really enjoyed our walk around the three cities. The boat trip was really enjoyable as well. Highly recommend.

Absolutely brilliant. Lots of room on board. Ran on schedule and very informative. Didn't feel rushed at all but the time flew by. Would definitely recommend.

I really enjoyed the sightseeing tour of the harbors of Malta, seeing the beauty of the capital Valletta from the sea.

Wonderful experience, we really enjoyed our walk with chantelle. The boat trip was the cherry on the cake.