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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).

Sliema: Three Bay Cruise with Lunch & Optional Transfers

Sliema: Three Bay Cruise with Lunch & Optional Transfers

Cruise in style and comfort aboard a gullet featuring spacious decks, a stylish saloon, and a bar area. Get access to additional amenities including swimming ladders, freshwater showers, and a canopy for shade at the back of the boat. Departing from Sliema in the morning, embark on a full-day cruise along the north-eastern coast of Malta, passing by various villages and attractions that dot the shoreline, including St. Julian’s Bay, St. Paul’s Islands, Mellieħa, and many more. Make your first swim stop at St. Paul's Bay or beneath Selmun, depending on the weather. Then, proceed toward the island of Gozo, where you’ll stop for a second swim at Daħlet Qorrot Bay, one of Gozo's most picturesque bays. For your last and longest stop, head to Comino Island. Be amazed by the turquoise, crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Relax in the picturesque bay with transparent cyan waters, a white sandy base, and a rich marine life. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing on the boat, or simply enjoying a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. During the day, savor a cold buffet lunch, including drinks served onboard the vessel. Return to Sliema ferry terminal at approximately 5:30 PM.

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

The tour starts on Malta south-western coast of Malta with a stop to check out the mesmerizing waters at Blue Grotto just off Wied iż-Żurrieq. Here, one can enjoy a 15-minute traditional boat tour at a small cost, weather permitting. Then we drive on to the majestic Dingli Cliffs, commanding a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla, which lies 5 km off the coast of Malta. After, we drive up the hill to the old town of Rabat, with its Roman Catacombs, Historic Churches and narrow Labyrinthine Streets. Time is also allocated to visit the fortified medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. The ‘Silent City’, as it is popularly known, is now home to only 250 residents, but boasts some of the island’s grandest palaces owned by ancient noble families. Here we will have enough time to savour traditional local foods and wine if it interests you. We head inland to visit the Ta’ Qali Crafts Village and National Park, featuring some of Malta’s most skilled crafts work, including pottery, glass-blowing, filigree work and semi-precious stones. This is your chance to pick up some quality handmade souvenirs. (Please not that Ta' Qali Crafts Village is closed on a Sunday, this does not include Ta' Qali National Park) The tour ends in the town of Mosta famous for its Basilica, popularly known as ‘The Rotunda’ and featuring one of the largest unsupported domes in the world.

Malta By Night Open-Top Bus Tour Including 1-Hour Mdina Stop

Malta By Night Open-Top Bus Tour Including 1-Hour Mdina Stop

Take a scenic evening sightseeing tour of Malta on board the open-top sightseeing bus, departing from Bugibba, and passing through Paceville, Sliema, Valletta, Qormi, Rabat, Mdina, Mosta, Naxxar, and Lija. The full loop takes around 4 hours and includes a stop at Mdina. You will head through the nightlife district of Paceville, where warm nights come alive at charming bars and cafés. Continue through Sliema, with much evidence of its links to the British Empire. Pass baroque buildings in Ta’ Xblex, and drive along the shores of Msida Creek. See stunning natural harbors, and the fortress of St. Elmo, where Ottoman invaders were bravely resisted. Admire silent aqueducts and the medieval streets of Rabat, and enjoy the churches and chapels of the quiet village of Lija, all under the magic of their evening illuminations.

Local Villages Tour - Mellieha, Mosta, Naxxar & Mgarr

Local Villages Tour - Mellieha, Mosta, Naxxar & Mgarr

This tour will give you an excellent view into the daily life of some of the oldest villages in Malta. Our first stop will be in the beautiful village of Mellieħa. Magnificent views, a large central square and a number of bays and beaches to explore. Next, we drive on to Mosta. The first stop is at the famous Rotunda of Mosta with its impressive round dome, one of the largest unsupported domes in the world. The design of the church is based on the Parthenon in Rome and in World War II narrowly missed being destroyed when a bomb fell through the roof during Mass but miraculously failed to explode. Next, to a quaint village having some of the oldest homes in Malta. Naxxar is built around a grand parish church in the middle of the village. It boasts a lovely palazzo next to the Church and spectacular narrow alleys. Finally, we will visit Mġarr. This is a village well renowned for a number of restaurants, most of which offer traditional food. Once again, the most prominent building in this village, is the local parish church. Pick up and Drop off from Hotel/Location is included.

Local Villages Tour - Mellieha, Mosta, Naxxar & Mgarr

Local Villages Tour - Mellieha, Mosta, Naxxar & Mgarr

This tour will give you an excellent view into the daily life of some of the oldest villages in Malta. Our first stop will be in the beautiful village of Mellieħa. Magnificent views, a large central square and a number of bays and beaches to explore. Next, we drive on to Mosta. The first stop is at the famous Rotunda of Mosta with its impressive round dome, one of the largest unsupported domes in the world. The design of the church is based on the Parthenon in Rome and in World War II narrowly missed being destroyed when a bomb fell through the roof during Mass but miraculously failed to explode. Next, to a quaint village having some of the oldest homes in Malta. Naxxar is built around a grand parish church in the middle of the village. It boasts a lovely palazzo next to the Church and spectacular narrow alleys. Finally, we will visit Mġarr. This is a village well renowned for a number of restaurants, most of which offer traditional food. Once again, the most prominent building in this village, is the local parish church. Pick up and Drop off from Hotel/Location is included.

Valletta: Malta's Noble Homes and Palaces Private Tour

Valletta: Malta's Noble Homes and Palaces Private Tour

Meet your local guide and learn about the history and rich culture of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Discover splendid examples of medieval architecture, palaces adorned with Baroque decorations, noble residences, and wonderful gardens. The tour starts with a walking tour in Mdina. Make the first stop at Palazzo Falson. This palace is the second oldest surviving building in Mdina, dating back to the 13th century. Then discover Palazzo de Piro, a 17th-century building nestled in the bastion walls of the medieval city. Stop for a tea or coffee and enjoy spectacular views from the Fontanella Cafe' panoramic terrace. Continue your journey to visit the gardens of San Anton, the most beautiful botanical garden on the island. Find the chapel built by the Knights of St. John and the nearby Presidential Palace. Finally, stop at Naxxar to visit Palazzo Parisio, described as the Maltese Versailles for the beauty of its walled gardens.

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Given that I was born and raised on a boat so I always have a critical eye, on this excursion I have nothing but compliments to give to the captain and the staff on board because the service offered is of a high level. The boat is a very well maintained gulet, the itinerary is interesting, unfortunately the blue lagoon is inflated but it certainly doesn't depend on the company, the on-board services are excellent, clean toilet, snacks and lunch above expectations. After this experience we will try the cruise for a few days

A full package for a Day trip. Although a very kind guide, he gave us all the necessary information about the place. Popeye's Village was great!! 🤩 Huge place, although all the constructions are very nice. You are really given the opportunity to live moment by moment all the scenes from the filming! Good food, very clean sea. Simply, the area of the beach with the sunbeds fills up very quickly and there is no room for all the guests. Ideal place for families with children.

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.

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

Everything went really well. We can highly recommend the German tour with Gaby.