Discover the Treasures of the Knights
The capital of Malta is one of the rare urban inhabited sites that has preserved in near entirety its original features. It is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem.
Within the confines of the fortified peninsula of Valletta, which constitutes one of the most attractive natural sites of the Mediterranean, dominating the two ports of Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour, the density of the buildings dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries is impressive.
The buildings of the order are harmoniously integrated within the uniform grille of the streets: the Cathedral of St John, Palace of the Grand Master, the Auberges, the theatre and Infirmary of the Order.
The interweave of the urban fabric is of excellent quality and the state of preservation serves to make Valletta an example of historic conservation on a universal scale.
Valletta, the capital city of the Maltese Islands, built by the Knights of St. John in the late 1560s. Tour starts with a visit to the Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. We proceed to the historic center, where one can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. A private tour to a 16th Century Palazzino can also be arranged.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tour can start at any location in Valletta. Transport can also be arranged for guests to get to the city.
End location: Tour ends in the historic center of Valletta. Transport can also be arranged for guests for the return transfers to Hotel / Airport / Cruise liner terminal.
Duration: 3 hours
The Valletta tour is a walking tour.
Transportation can be arranged (at an extra cost) to transfer guests to Valletta. Kindly contact me for a quote.
A fully guided walking tour of the Capital conducted by a professional tour guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Entrance fee to St Johns' co cathedral and the Caravaggio museum costs 10 euro per person.
Entrance fee to the 16th Century Palazzino costs 10 euro per person
Transportation; entrance fees and any meals/snacks not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
Valletta is within walking distance from the harbour.
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Glorianne met us promptly at the port. We traveled with 15 people ranging from teenagers to my mother who is 80 with Parkinson's disease. She was very kind and accomodating. Waited with my mother at a cafe while the rest of us went to be Blue Grotto ( which was very beautiful). Highly recommend