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The Knights of St. John became the toast of a grateful Europe after their triumph in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, in which they repelled Ottoman invaders. Valletta’s magnificent Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta reflects the knights’ heroic standing and the wealth lavished upon them. Construction began in 1571 on the palace to house the supreme head of the Knights of St. John.

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Pjazza San Ġorġ , Valletta, Malta, VLT 1191
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The Original Valletta Walking Tour
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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 20 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.09
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$19.09

Valletta City Walking Tour

Valletta City Walking Tour

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With its golden-hued buildings, opulent churches, and baroque splendor, Malta’s capital city of Valletta is ideal terrain for a walking tour. Learn more about the UNESCO-listed city’s highlights—and delve into its history—when you explore on foot. Meet your guide in Valletta’s Freedom Square, and make your way to a number of its main landmarks, including the Barrakka Gardens, the Grandmaster’s Palace, and the Grand Harbor. As you explore, learn all about the city’s past from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fantastic Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Fantastic Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Don’t wait for a group—combine the insight of guided sightseeing with the freedom of independent exploration on a self-guided audio tour of Valletta. Recorded audio commentary puts historic sights into context, while wandering on foot lets you stop to admire attractions in more detail. Plus, you can take breaks for food and drinks whenever you want.
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  • 2 hours
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Leave the cruise port behind and spend the morning exploring beautiful Malta on this private, half-day shore excursion. In the company of your very own driver-guide, you’ll be whisked around the archipelago of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed capital city of Valletta, taking in top sights like the Grandmaster’s Palace and the Mosta Dome from the comfort of your private vehicle. You’ll also visit Upper Barrakka Gardens and have free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

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A bespoke private tours service with 30 years of knowledge in the tourism industry! Malta Shoreline Excursions is dedicated in delivering a memorable private tour experience. Our guides are passionate and view their work as a vocation rather than just a job. Visit some of the most prominent sites in Valletta, Malta's capital city. Your personal guide will cater to your needs and interests while providing you with an in depth understanding of Malta's culture, history and way of life.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

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This is a fun tour. We give you historic facts and also fun and curious facts about Valletta. We welcome all questions, especially difficult ones because if we don't know the answer, we will find it out.
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  • 2 hours
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Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

One of the best ways to discover a new city is by walking around. Enhance your experience with a self-guided audio tour of Valletta and hit all of the highlights of the Maltese capital. Download the app and plug in your headphones to begin your tour of the city. As you walk around, gain insight into the history, culture, and folklore of Malta through the audio guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Valletta Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Valletta Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Valletta's beauty and charm on our half-day guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of the fortified city built by the Knights of St. John in 1566, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Central meeting point easily accessible on foot, by bus or car, from cruise ship or ferry • Tour with professional guide available in a number of languages • Ideal half-day introduction to Valletta, leaving time for you to explore the city on your own for the rest of the day • Learn about the history of Valletta • Discover all the important landmarks • 15 minutes of free time to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Grand Harbour • 45 minutes of free time to visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Museum (not included), including the Caravaggio masterpieces and one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world • walking tour ends at the Malta Experience where you can purchase tickets (not included) to watch the audio-visual show where Malta’s history is brought back to life
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

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The Hop On Hop Off Tour is an excellent way to visit the Island. Commentary is available in 16 Languages. You can stop in 12 different places with a bus passing every 30 minutes. The North Tour is very interesting because you visit the ancient part of Malta with all it's history, then you'll have a change to relax at a beach.
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  • 3 hours
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Malta: 2 City Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

Malta: 2 City Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

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Discover Malta, one of the most culturally diverse nations in Europe on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of our Malta guided city tours, be ready to start a wonderful journey through time. On our guided walking tours through Valletta, Malta's gorgeous capital, we delve deeper into its exceptionally unique story of becoming an independent island nation through its most revered sights, such as the Upper Barraka Gardens and the Royal Opera House, and lesser-explored but equally compelling spots. And of course, we will point you to its best cafes, bars, and shops along the way. If you don't have time to join our day tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Malta and its incredible history.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Mdina and Valletta Tour (Pick-up, Drop-off and Transportation included)

Mdina and Valletta Tour (Pick-up, Drop-off and Transportation included)

Even though our little island does not exceed 316 square km, it is however rich in history, one of the top countries which have been conquered by different rulers across different centuries. Do you want to see Malta in detail with no rush whatsoever? Split your holiday into sections in which you can focus on different parts of Malta with different histories one day at a time. This tour includes the tour of Malta with a licensed Tour Guide with all the iconic places found in Valletta and Mdina. Valletta and Mdina are the 2 richest places in history in Malta, here we will be looking at the most popular tourist destinations focusing mainly on culture and history. All the tickets of the attractions are included in the price. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Travelers can opt for the option to be picked up at their preferred destination at no extra charge.
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  • 8 hours
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The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

Valletta is Malta's lilliputian capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula. Its founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance. It may be small, but it's packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. This tour includes all the main attractions in Valletta with all the admission tickets included. Included in this tour is also a licensed tourist guide which will guide you through the city explaining all the history and culture behind the attractions. Lunch is also included in this tour which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given prior the tour), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine.
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  • 8 hours
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Valletta Photo Walk

Valletta Photo Walk

My aim is to document your experience in the city and bring out its unique character, as well as your own! Having said this, being a Maltese local, I'll happily help you with your trip, give you a brief history of Malta and Valletta, and also give you local tips on places to visit and food to try out which you might otherwise miss out on.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Valletta and Birgu Private Tour

Valletta and Birgu Private Tour

A bespoke private tours service with 30 years of knowledge in the tourism industry! Malta Shoreline Excursions is dedicated in delivering a memorable private tour experience. Our guides are passionate and view their work as a vocation rather than just a job. Visit some of the most prominent sites in Valletta and Birgu. Your personal guide will cater to your needs and interests while providing you with an in depth understanding of Malta's culture, history and way of life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Malta? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Valletta? What about trying a walking tour around Valletta City Highlights? Valletta offers you the chance to experience a city built in the 16th century by the Knights of St. John. Why Malta’s capital city so special? Valletta is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, with many buildings having a strong Baroque character. Which are the best attractions and best places in Valletta to spend your day and night? You will have the chance to discover the main Valletta’s sights while you enjoy a walk around the old town’s main streets. St. Johns Cathedral, Republic Square, and Fort St Elmo have included stops on the tour. Have you ever experienced a huge open-air museum? Valletta might just be the perfect place for you. Intrigued? Get ready to experience Malta from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Valletta’s history.
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  • 2 hours
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Family Tour - The Building of Valletta

Family Tour - The Building of Valletta

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Following their heroic defence of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new, impregnable fortress city, named after its founder, Jean de Valette. Over time, the new city was embellished with an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era, and filled with priceless works of art. Today, Valletta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in the world. What was the story behind its construction? What were the most important buildings? Who were the important characters in its development? What was it like living there in the time of the knights? This tour is intended for families with children (ideally aged 8+) and combines education with a fun-factor, taking the form of a walk with a trained, professional guide, combining rich story-telling and a series of hands-on activities and games to enhance learning while keeping participants entertained.
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  • 2 hours
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Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

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Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover the true haunts of Valletta by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: - Explore City Gate, Palazzo Parisio, Russian Cultural Centre, and other lesser-known places. - Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. - Learn about the fascinating darkest, quirkiest histories of Malta’s capital. - Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Valletta: Explore the Pearl of the Mediterranean with In-App Audio Tour

Valletta: Explore the Pearl of the Mediterranean with In-App Audio Tour

Explore the best-preserved world heritage site in Europe! As you walk along the narrow winding streets of Valletta with its traditional wooden balconies, the past of the island almost merges with the present. With this tour, you will travel through different historical eras of Malta and listen to fascinating stories from each of them. The tour with an in-app audio guide is for the one who wants to marvel at the spectacular views of the Grand Harbor, listen to eerie local legends and get to know Malta's folklore, discover outstanding architectural sights – from baroque style cathedrals to classic roman remnants, get to know the history of the great battles in Malta. The mobile app helps you explore Valletta with a private audio tour (included). The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline.
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  • 3 hours
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Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Valletta

Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Valletta

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See the sights of Valletta on a 4-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide. 4-hour private Valletta walking tour See the city's UNESCO-listed baroque architecture and other historical sights Learn fascinating facts about the founding of the city in the 16th century Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
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  • 4 hours
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Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Valletta Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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