Old Harbor Towns

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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. It is recommended to bring along pushchair/stroller for children up to 5 years old.

Friendly: Yes.
There are some easy steps to climb during this tour and in most entrances to museums are ramps for the use of wheelchairs.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

A walk around the Three Cities

This is the best way to discover the oldest towns around the Grand Harbor of Malta, namely Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea.

The Three Cities where the main hub for commercial and shipping activities during medieval times, and today this has been replaced for a more luxurious activity, superyacht berthing. One can walk along its yachts marinas and be awed by the size of some of the vessels.

We will walk most of the times, but don't worry about getting tired as the main squares of the cities are full of cafes where you can recharge your batteries over a cappuccino or a cold drink, according to your liking.
If you are coming on a cruise ship, this tour is ideal to stretch your legs a bit while being close to the cruise terminal.


After a 7 minutes ferry trip, we will arrive in the city of Vittoriosa, where we will walk along its narrow streets, stopping at the main square and parish church of St Lawrence. From there, we go down to the waterfront where we can admire the view of the yacht marina and if you are up to, we can visit Fort St Angelo.
After a small stroll along the city of Cospicua, we cross to the city of Senglea. Here, we can take an easy walk to the tip of the peninsula for another panoramic photo opportunity of the harbour. A shortstop for refreshments and restroom will be recommended here, and also an opportunity to do a mini cruise around the creeks of the Grand Harbor on a traditional dghajsa (Maltese boat) before making our way to take the ferry back to Valletta Waterfront.
The mini cruise might not operate in bad weather conditions.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: If you are coming by cruise ship, I will meet you at the Cruise Terminal where your ship docks (Valletta or Senglea). If you are staying in a hotel, we will meet in City Gate, entrance of the city of Valletta by the Parliament Building.

End location: The tour finishes where we started unless you decide to stay longer and make your way back on your own.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


We will use the Ferry services to go from Valletta to the Three Cities (approximately 7 minutes journey).
If you are a passenger on a cruise ship and the ship docks on the side of the Three Cities, we won't need the ferry.
We will continue by walk and return again to Valletta with the ferry at the end of the tour.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private guide.
I will include the return ticket of the ferry from Valletta to Three Cities for up to 4 persons. This ticket can also be used at the Barakka lift, the fastest way to go to the center of Valletta.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - -Between €8 and €10 should you wish to do the mini cruise around the harbor on a traditional Maltese boat. This amount has to be paid cash to the boat driver directly.
-Around €10 if you opt to have a tasty snack and drink by the waterfront.

What’s Extra

Other: The mini cruise around the harbour on a traditional Maltese boat or any entrances/fees to museums.
Personal purchases such as souvenirs.


Please contact me for any questions regarding itinerary of tours. If I am not available on the date requested, you may want to contact me anyway as I could be still able to assist you.

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