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Valletta: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

1. Valletta: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Valletta. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Valletta on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won't forget. Discover another side to on Valletta on this fun tour. Walk around and explore Europe's smallest capital; that's certainly not short on charm. Be sure to take photos of the National Library, one of the significant treasures of the Maltese Islands. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

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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.

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

3. 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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Valletta: History and Food Walking Tour with Lunch

4. 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 ancient cafe in the city center for a tasting of the local street food, qassata and the famous pastizzi (puff pastry stuffed with cheese or a curried pea mash.) Try a typical food that is simply called "Malta", accompanied by Malta's national drink, Kinnie. Then, head towards the Grandmaster's Palace, a majestic complex that now houses the Maltese Parliament. See its rooms adorned with Baroque decorations and ancient tapestries. In case of Parliament reunion, the tour is carried out externally and replaced with Casa Rocca Piccola, a noble palace from the 16th century. At the end of the walking tour, treat yourself to a traditional Maltese lunch. Visit a restaurant located in a typical bakery, combining traditional Maltese cuisine, history, memorabilia in a relaxed environment right in the center of Valletta. Savor a 3-course tasting menu to try traditional Maltese cuisine, including dishes like Gozo Cheeselets and Bigilla, Stew Rabbit, Bragjoli, and Imqaret. Learn how Maltese cuisine has been influenced by the dominations on the island over the centuries but has maintained a unique character in its approach to fresh ingredients.

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Valletta: Magical Christmas Tour

5. Valletta: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Valletta celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of the city where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set off on your adventure through the streets of Valletta during its most decorative time of the year. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Learn more about Malta's Christmas traditions and visit a traditional Christmas market. At the market, sample some of the region's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Valletta's charming festive atmosphere.

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What people are saying about St. John's Co-Cathedral

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

This guide was excellent a really good day in Valletta and in St John’s church. Meeting point was easy to find in Valletta. Would definitely recommend this tour, Thank you

The tour guide was super personable, shared a lot of historical details and put a lot of effort into defying the heat and the strong sun. thanks

Great tour. Guide knew loads and explained it will. Easy to hear her. Have a great potted history of Island as well as info on Valletta.

Very comprehensive tour of the city we which we could have taken it at the start of our visit . Found lots more to see afterwards

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