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Valletta and 3 Cities Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

1. Valletta and 3 Cities Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

Benefit from pick-up outside the cruise terminal at Valletta and see the city's UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Visit Barracca Gardens to get panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. Admire the colored balconies of Merchant Street and look inside St. John's Co-Cathedral. Walk down to the waterfront to take a private water taxi to Vittoriosa on the opposite side of the harbor. Explore the historical "3 Cities" of the Cottonera area to get a feel for the spirit of Malta and its culture. Go to the Gardjola Gardens to get a magnificent view from the old watch tower. Walk along the imposing city walls and venture down tiny streets to explore the old city and the Inquisitor's Palace. Cruise around the Grand Harbour by traditional dghajsa boat and get stunning views of the ancient fortifications. Return to the waterfront in Valletta, where a guide will accompany you back to the cruise terminal.

Malta Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Malta Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Meet your private guide outside the cruise terminal in Valletta or in the lobby of your hotel or apartment in Malta and head to Barraca Gardens for unique views of the Grand Harbour. Proceed to St. John's Cathedral, where masterpieces by Caravaggio can be found. Next, go to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk to admire its traditional market and typical colored boats. Get an amazing view from the Blue Grotto before going to the Megalithic Temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajidra. Continue to the ancient capital of Mdina and explore one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city. Stroll down the tiny streets and discover one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

3. Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

The tour starts with the visit of Mdina, after a 20-minute trip by car from your place. Mdina, located on top of a hill in the center of Malta, was the ancient capital before the arrival of the Knights of St. John's from Rodos. The old capital of Malta, that has now been turned into the silent city with 400 residents living inside its wall, the guide will describe the tiny little streets leading to the Belvedere one of the best viewpoints of the island, from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama of all of Malta.  After that, you will enjoy a short walking tour of the nearby town of Rabat, before reaching the famous St. Paul's Catacombs. You will have a visit to the latter and then free time for lunch. On the way back to Valletta, you stop in Mosta to visit the famous church with one of the biggest domes in Europe built according to the example of the Pantheon in Rome. Return back to Valletta and go on a walking tour of the tiny Maltese capital, the historical center is a Unesco Heritage Site. The tour starts with the visit of the Barrakka Gardens, an ideal point from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. You stop to admire the 'Auberge de Castille”, the old building that housed the knights coming from Spain which is now the residence of the prime minister. The guide will lead you to the front of St. John's Cathedral, the “home” of the Knights of St. John's where there are situated masterpieces of Caravaggio. Enjoy some free time to shop afterwards before returning to your hotel or cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Valletta

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based on 3 reviews

Our guide (Dennis) is well prepared. He took us through the history of Malta from its past to present: the knight era, colonial glory, and its independence as a nation. We went on a sea tour and it was simply wonderful! Good value for money. You will enjoy it.

We had a great guide in Anthony. He spoke fluent German. So we learned many exciting things about the history of Malta. The tour gave a good overview of Malta in one day. We would do another tour with Anthony anytime.

Good tour - I was traveling with my two kids and we had a German-speaking guide. Lots of great stories and we designed the tour according to our ideas. The kids (10 & 15) had fun and so did I.

Denis was an excellent vand knowledgeable guide, really interested in the history. He was also extremely caring about our comfort and our impression about Malta.

A very good tour with a great and knowledgeable guide, Dennis, who was also good company on the full day tour. Thank you.