Old Town Valletta

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Basic Information
Total time
Approximately 1h 30min
Language
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Under Parliament, just opposite to Cafe Royale, look for our partner - Authentic Malta!Go to map
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About

Visit with us the smallest (and the sunniest!) capital in the European Union but at the same time packed with monuments like almost no other! Cross the city gates and once you do it, you will enter a real open air museum! 


Listen to the history of this amazing place, inseparably bound with the Crusader knights of the Order of Saint John. They were granted the island of Malta by the Spanish emperor, turning it into one of the most fortified areas in the world.


Valletta was built after the Great Siege of Malta by the mighty Ottoman Empire, since the Order was expecting a new attack. They built an impregnable city that became the most modern in the old world. Walking through the streets of Valletta one has the impression that a knight in his shining armour is about to come around the corner…


The war would come back to Valletta many times, the last and the hardest was during World War II. The island became known as the British “unsinkable aircraft carrier” and a submarine base. Despite the siege and the hunger it was never conquered by the Nazis! And still twice a day this brave city is reverberating with the firing of cannons remembering the times of war. 


Besides the narrow, winding streets, colourful balconies, impressive palaces and churches, Valletta has magnificent gardens with breathtaking views over the harbours, the sea and the cities opposite.


Learn with us all about the Maltese capital: from the myths and tales, through the history and secrets up to the typical Maltese foods and drinks.


The tour ends at the St. John’s Co-Cathedral. It may seem simple outside as it was built in a militaristic style but inside this masterpiece simply takes your breath away. Not entering it would be the biggest mistake you could ever make! Hence – you can do it with us, right after the tour. 


After discovering the beauty of Valetta join us to discover Malta even better, check out our Mdina and Rabat free tour and to taste the real maltese food join us for Valetta Food Tour!


Meeting Point
Under Parliament, just opposite to Cafe Royale

BOOKING RULES
Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.



A very good tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 weeks ago

A great introduction to the city and country. Malta is fantastic and the people warm and welcoming. The tour was very comprehensive, thanks 🙂

Jo

Aprendes un montón!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 months ago

Con el tour se aprende un montón sobre la historia de Malta, pero la guía también nos dió información actual cuando la preguntamos y consejos para comer, salir, etc…

Super completo!

María

Lo recomiendo

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 months ago

Perfecto para conocer la ciudad y todo lo necesario

David

Perfect Way to Discover Valetta

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

Really fantastic tour led by Tracey, thank you. I learnt so much about the history of Valetta (warts and all!) and it current challenges and place in the world. So interesting. Valetta is beautiful and this is an amazing way to learn about its history and culture.

Amanda

Muy bueno

Rated 5.0 out of 5
7 months ago

Buena guía y preciosa ciudad

Ramón


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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