Birgu, renamed Vittoriosa by the Knights of Malta - Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

397709


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
Tour is entirely on foot with some steep gradients and steps.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Just over 3 Hours 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

Itinerary

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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Suggested by Guide: If you are arriving by Cruise Ship, we may meet outside the Valletta Port Gates and take a ferry across. Please indicate if you prefer we meet at Vittoriosa or at Valletta.

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

The tour is conducted entirely on foot.

NOTE:
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.

What’s Included

Other: My guiding services as a professional tour guide only.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

17 Euros - Entry fee each Museum 12 Euros

What’s Extra

Other: Museums, snacks or drinks, etc.

Ferry boat trip from Valletta

Private tour guide Vince

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