Valletta: a Fortress City - a Private Shore Excursion


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is child friendly under adult supervision.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Experience the beauty of Malta's capital

The city of Valletta, Malta's capital is a fine example of a fortified city of the Renaissance located on a hilly peninsula between two of the finest natural harbours in the Mediterranean.
The knights of St. John's, now universally known as the Knights of Malta, aided by some of the most respected European military engineers of the 16th century, planned the city as a single holistic creation, with a uniform grid plan within fortified city walls.
The grid-planned city is representative of the island as a whole and within its limited boundaries is reflected some of Malta's richest heritage.


We will meet next to the Harbour or at the entrance of Valletta and then we will make our way to the Upper Barracca Gardens, which offers a spectacular view over Malta Grand Harbour.

Then we will stroll along the typical streets of Valletta focusing on the most historical buildings that dot the city core, visiting either a museum (Archeological Museum or Grandmaster's Palace)or a nobleman's private home.

We will spend most of our time visiting St. John's Cathedral, Malta's gem. The whole church is a work of art superbly expressed in stone, marble sculptures, mosaics and paintings.

Tour may end in Valletta so then you can stay for some shopping or make your own way back , As per request.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet at entrance of Valletta next to the new Parliament building or I can meet you at the exit of the Cruise Liner Terminal next to the Tourist Information office.

End location: End of tour will be in Valletta so client can then make his own way back to hotel/ship.However should you wish I can arrange for transport back to the ship.

Duration: 3 hours


This is a walking tour. I will meet you at the exit of the Cruise Liner Terminal or at the entrance of Valletta so we will than proceed on foot to discover the city. However if you request, transport arrangements can be made at an additional fee.

What’s Included

The above price includes my time and services as your private guide. We will meet close to Valletta so we can make our way on foot to the city.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - there is an entrance fee to St.Johns co-Cathedral:
Adults @ 10euros
Seniors @ 7.50 euros

What’s Extra

Entrance fee to St John's co- Cathedral.
Should it be of your preference to reach Valletta by car instead of walking, I can make all the necessary arrangements and give you a quote for additional transport expense.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very informative and enjoyable tour of the old city
Stephen Hall

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