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How to Spend 1 Day in Valletta

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How to Spend 1 Day in Valletta
Valletta, the UNESCO-listed Maltese capital, may be small but it’s packed with attractions. This compactness means you can see plenty in a single day; attractions encompass Baroque architecture, natural attractions, and landmarks related to the legacy of the Knights of St. John. Here are a few ways to spend one day in Valletta.

Morning: Take in the City’s Sights
The cobbled streets of Valletta Old Town lend themselves well to wandering so a walking tour a great way to see the sights. Most tours cover landmarks such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the Auberge de Castille, the Church of St Paul's Shipwreck, and the opulent Grand Master’s Palace. Tours by Segway follow a similar itinerary but allow you to cover more ground in less time, while hop-on hop-off bus tours have the added benefit of allowing you to set your own itinerary and disembark at only the attractions that interest you. 

Afternoon: Get Out onto the Water
The small island of Malta is surrounded by calm, clear, and easily-accessible water, making an afternoon cruise a must. You can choose between a short cruise to the Grand Harbour and Three Cities—the collective name given to the ancient fortress cities of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa— or a longer excursion to the unspoilt island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon; this option generally allows time for swimming and snorkeling, with some staying on the water until sunset.

Night: Soak Up the Atmosphere After Dark
A nighttime tour of Valletta, Mosta, and Mdina offers the opportunity to see three historic cities at their most atmospheric,. Most evening excursions include tickets to Malta 5D, a multimedia show about Maltese history and culture, and allow time to stroll through the car-free streets of Mdina, the former Maltese capital also known as the Silent City.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in traditional Maltese culture at a folklore dinner show or soak up the nightlife of Paceville and St. Julian’s by joining a bar crawl that reveals local haunts. 
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Valletta Segway Tour and The Malta ExperienceHistorical Tours

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Valletta Segway Tour and The Malta Experience

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The ideal introduction to Valletta, this two-part experience includes a guided Segway tour of Malta’s capital and admission to the Malta Experience. Save energy as you roll around town by Segway, viewing the city’s top attractions without breaking a sweat. Then get familiar with the city’s rich history at the Malta Experience, a show that gives an overview of Malta's story, from prehistoric times to the present.
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The Original Valletta Walking TourHalf-day Tours

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 30 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get acquainted with Malta and its sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your ticket, you can sit back and relax as you’re whisked around north and south Malta by open-top, double-decker bus. See attractions such as the Blue Grotto and Three Cities using the south route, and take in Rabat, Mosta, and Castille on the north route. Plus, listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Malta and its history. Entrance fees not included. Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass.
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Valletta and The Three Cities Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

Valletta and The Three Cities Harbor Cruise

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Take a boat cruise that shares the highlights of Valletta's two natural harbors and ten creeks. Includes informative commentary about the region from its history to the present.
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Valletta Private Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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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Paceville Pub Crawl, Malta Half-day Tours

Paceville Pub Crawl, Malta

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Indulge in the nightlife in Malta on a wild night on the town in Paceville. Meet your host and group at a rooftop bar in St. Julian's and get the most out of Malta’s club scene as you hop from fun pubs and salsa bars to the biggest clubs, where you enjoy VIP access. Each stop includes one free drink and additional discounts.
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Comino and Blue Lagoon Cruise including Open BarDay Cruises

Comino and Blue Lagoon Cruise including Open Bar

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Sandwiched between Malta and Gozo, Comino is a small, unspoiled islet and a relaxing day trip destination. While many boat tours make short stops at Comino, this one allows you to maximize your time on the island, traveling directly there and dropping anchor in the Blue Lagoon for the day. The day is yours to swim, snorkel, or sun yourself on the beach or boat deck.
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Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night TourHalf-day Tours

Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night Tour

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See three historic cities at their most atmospheric on a 4-hour night tour of Valletta, Mosta, and Mdina that includes tickets to Malta 5D, a multimedia show about Maltese history and culture. You’ll have time to photograph Malta landmarks illuminated after dark, take in a legendary small-town church, then finish the night on a walking tour of Mdina’s car-free streets. This 4-hour night tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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Malta by Night Open Top Bus TourNight Tours

Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour

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See Malta’s historic streets and landmarks light up after dark, on an immersive evening tour of the island in an open-top bus. Hear stories about island history and culture throughout the tour, and enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city of Mdina, the former capital of Malta. This bus tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in select towns.
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