4 Hour Private Shore Excursion of Malta's Capital City ( May be combined with the Valletta Walking Tour )
Jutting out on a spur of land into Grand Harbour and protected by a powerful Fort St Angelo and extensive fortifications on the landward side, this was the Merchant city until the arrival in 1530 of the Order of St John. This became their Convent City until the stronger citadel of Valletta was built.
Birgu retained its importance due to the docks and pool of skilled mariners that lived in the area then, and later during the British Era - well into the 20th Century
The Old Gates system and the area just outside the City Walls which were the 1565 battlefield
Pass by the Inquisitor's Palace
The Collachio and the old Knights' Hospital
The Maritime Museum
Fort St Angelo Environs
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting at the Entrance of 'the Malta at War Museum', Vittoriosa.
End location: Tour ends near the Maritime Museum or the Ferry Boat terminal, Vittoriosa.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
The tour is conducted entirely on foot.
Getting to Birgu from Valletta can be done by bus or ferry or the traditional small Gondola Type boats. Getting there is not included in the price (5 Euros return approx). The time needed to cross is not part of the tour itself which will be a full 4 hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
17 Euros - Entry fee each Museum 12 Euros