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St. John's Co-Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valletta: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

1. Valletta: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt walking tour in Valletta. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and see sights like the National Library and the Triton Fountain. Start your tour when you want and explore at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn local facts and create memories that you won't forget. The tour route includes stops at Sa Maison Garden, St. Publius Parish Church, Triton Fountain, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. Catherine of Italy, St. John Cathedral, Great Siege Square, the National Library, St. George Square, and St. Paul Cathedral. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

Valletta Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

2. Valletta Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta in front of the New Parliament Building, looking out for their red umbrella. Your guide will give an introduction to Valletta, and then will lead you through this fortress city, ensuring you do not miss out on anything worth seeing. As you walk past Auberges, palaces, and churches, your guide will unfold the history of the Knights of Malta, as well as the city’s connections with the British period. You will also visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. The walk ends with a guided tour of St. John's Co-Cathedral, including the oratory which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist". Entrance fee to the church is not included and tickets can be bought on the day.

Valletta: Historic Walking Tours with Malta 5D Show Entry

3. Valletta: Historic Walking Tours with Malta 5D Show Entry

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. Knights of Malta includes: St John's Co Cathedral Casino maltese Royal Opera House ruins Queen Victoria Memorial National Library St Paul's Anglican Cathedral Malta 5D Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Manoel Theatre National Library Valletta’s East Side includes: Victory Church Upper Barrakka Gardens Castille Square Auberge de Castille The Malta Stock Exchange Old University Building Castellania St Paul's Shipwreck Church Ta' Giezu Church Monte de Pieta Our 3 self-guided route's main sights: Fort St. Elmo Victoria Gate Lower Barrakka Gardens Holy Infirmary The Triton's fountain City Gate Freedom Square Saint Publius Church Police Headquarters ...and many more!

Valletta: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

4. Valletta: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

The city game starts at City Gate. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Fort St Elmo. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Valletta: History and Food Walking Tour with Lunch

5. Valletta: History and Food Walking Tour with Lunch

Join a walking tour to explore historical landmarks such as St. John's Cathedral, Auberge de Castille, Grandmaster's Palace, and more. Admire breathtaking views and taste local street food before ending with a Maltese lunch in an atmospheric restaurant in the center of Valletta. Start the tour in the historic center of Valletta, with a visit to the Barrakka Gardens. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. Then, stop at the Auberge de Castille, the old building that housed the knights coming from Spain which is now the residence of the Prime Minister. Be led by your guide through the center’s most characteristic streets like Republic and Merchant Street before arriving in front of St. John's Cathedral. Discover Caravaggio's masterpieces such as The Beheading of St. John the Baptist. Enter the Co-Cathedral to marvel at exuberant Maltese Baroque style. Next, make a stop at an ancient cafe in the city center for a tasting of the local street food, qassata and the famous pastizzi (puff pastry stuffed with cheese or a curried pea mash.) Try a typical food that is simply called "Malta", accompanied by Malta's national drink, Kinnie. Then, head towards the Grandmaster's Palace, a majestic complex that now houses the Maltese Parliament. See its rooms adorned with Baroque decorations and ancient tapestries. In case of Parliament reunion, the tour is carried out externally and replaced with Casa Rocca Piccola, a noble palace from the 16th century. At the end of the walking tour, treat yourself to a traditional Maltese lunch. Visit a restaurant located in a typical bakery, combining traditional Maltese cuisine, history, memorabilia in a relaxed environment right in the center of Valletta. Savor a 3-course tasting menu to try traditional Maltese cuisine, including dishes like Gozo Cheeselets and Bigilla, Stew Rabbit, Bragjoli, and Imqaret. Learn how Maltese cuisine has been influenced by the dominations on the island over the centuries but has maintained a unique character in its approach to fresh ingredients.

Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Learn about the smallest capital city in the European Union on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta with this self-guided audio tour. Enjoy learning about the city's museums, palaces, and grand churches. Despite its small size, the city is booming with highlights including Baroque architecture, traditional wooden balconies, palaces, forts, churches, museums, and more. Visit sites such as the Palazzo Parisio, Castellania, Auberge de Province, the Grand Masters Palace, and Piazza Regina.

Valletta: Magical Christmas Tour

7. Valletta: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Valletta celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of the city where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set off on your adventure through the streets of Valletta during its most decorative time of the year. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Learn more about Malta's Christmas traditions and visit a traditional Christmas market. At the market, sample some of the region's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Valletta's charming festive atmosphere.

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What people are saying about St. John's Co-Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 57 reviews

i've been to Valletta before, but honestly I never expected learning so much from this experience and having so much fun!! my partner and I got really competitive and we actually tried 'racing' to see who finishes the game faster and who gets the highest score (I won haha) and the story was so grabbing, it was really spooky at times. such an immersive experience, and we're already planning on playing 2 more games on our next trip in august on their app they have this gem thing going on where you buy gem packages and then use them to unlock the games, we had no idea about this system set in place, we discovered it when we unlocked ours all in all, pleasantly surprised and well done, we'll be coming for more!!

The starting point was a bit far from our initial arrival point in Valetta (by ferry from Sliema), but this was a very interesting was of visiting the city. This was the first time I went on a self guided tour with riddles and puzzles along the way and I’ll try to do it this way again in other cities I’ll visit. I recommend it if you want an interesting way to explore.

This was a very interesting tour. Angela, the guide, was a perfect host. Saint Paul Cathedra must be seen with a giude in order to understand its importance.

Really good experience. I loved being in Malta. Great weather and tons of history. The choice of included tours was excellent. Great guides. Thanks!

great tours with Daniela, we loved our time in Valletta. Using the app to see more of the island was a great add-on!