Private Tour of military and civil landmarks that earned Malta the George Cross
Malta played a pivotal role in the Second World War Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Located between North Africa and Europe, it was the Allies' only outpost in the Central Mediterranean and proved to be 'A Thorn in the Axis Side'. It withstood over three years of aerial bombardment and suffered hunger, damage and death.
Thankfully, these times are only a distant memory. But they are visible in museums and if you look closely enough, the scars can be seen on buildings till today.
Mdina for its commanding view over much of the island.
Ta' Qali - the Aviation Museum situated at the former RAF base.
Birgu underground air raid shelter of The Malta at War Museum.
Valletta's revamped National War Museum within the 1566 Fort St Elmo.
There will be time for lunch and a few moments in contemporary Valletta.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We meet at the Hotel Lobby or if coming by ship, just outside the port gates near the Bank of Valletta (BOV)
End location: Same as Pickup or as requested
Duration: 8 hours
An air conditioned compact insured car (or minibus over 3 persons).
Moderate walking and also steps.
WARNING: If you suffer from claustrophobia, you may stay upstairs in the Malta at War Museum, however, should we visit Valletta's War Rooms, these are entirely underground and not suitable.
My guide services and a properly licensed vehicle - compact car or minivan as necessary.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - 37 Euros are Entrance Fees
15 Euros will cover a snack such as a Pizza and Drink.
Museum Entrances 10-12 Euros each
Snack and Drink approx 15 Euros.
For Groups of 3 - 10, There is a Minibus supplement of 125 Euros. Please contact me so I can prepare a Custom Tour for your group.
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We had no idea what to expect from Malta -- and did not know it's amazing wartime history. The war museum and the war rooms helped us understand the importance of Malta as a strategic location. Vince instructed us on a lot of this (he is extremely well-versed in history), but also showed us the sights of Mdina and Valetta. We also got to eat Maltese traditional food!