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Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

1. Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the street food of Valletta with a local tour guide, who will bring the tastiest treats of the island to your fingertips. Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience. Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta along the New Parliament Building. After a brief introduction to the city, start your food tour experience. Taste traditional dishes like pastizzi on the way. Walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barracca Gardens, the old market. See typical bars and side streets while savoring Maltese specialties, local antipasti, Kinnie, and lager.

Malta: 5 Attractions Pass with Valletta Walking Tour

2. Malta: 5 Attractions Pass with Valletta Walking Tour

Explore Malta with a 5-attractions pass, with a guided walking tour included. Admire Fort St. Elmo, step inside the National Community Art Museum, learn the early history of the Maltese Islands, gaze at Fort St. Angelo, and walk through Valletta on foot. Enter Fort St Elmo, originally built to defend against Ottoman attacks. Today, it is home to a superb collection of prehistoric artifacts, and boasts incredible views of the harbor and surrounding villages. Afterward, step inside the MUZA (National Community Art Museum), one of the city's more recent establishments, and discover four themes of special art; The Mediterranean, Europe, Empire, and The Artist. Explore the early history of the Maltese Islands at the National Museum of Archaeology. Some notable artifacts homed there are the ‘Sleeping Lady,’ ‘Venus of Malta,’ and ‘Bronze Age Daggers.' Then, visit Malta’s most important fortress, Fort St Angelo, and learn how it was of significant importance during WWI and II. The fort further offers spectacular panoramic views of the Grand Harbor, and begs to be admired. Watch Malta’s history come alive, as you enjoy a family-friendly show at Malta 5D. With moving seats and water spray, it’s a fun way to be introduced to Maltese history and culture. At last, discover Valletta by foot, as you embark on your guided walking tour. Be amazed as your tour guide introduces you to Valletta’s iconic landmarks, including St John’s Co-Cathedral, Royal Opera House, Upper Barrakka Gardens, and many others.

Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

3. Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

Valletta: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. 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 and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn local facts and create memories that you won't forget. Start your tour from Saint Publius Parish Church with its beautiful interior, and explore the Tritons' Fountain as you learn about its symbolism. Photograph the Upper Barrakka garden's unique aesthetic and marvel at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria built by the Italian Knights of the Order of St John. Then the imposing St John's Co-Cathedral awaits you. Still, the famous Great Siege Square continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Valletta as you learn the history of this monument. Marvel at the National Library with its fabulous collections of books. St George Square will captivate you with the Palace of the Grand Master, while the Valletta Cathedral will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Valletta: Historic Walking Tours with Malta 5D Show Entry

5. 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! 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. 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!

Discover Valletta Private Walking Tour - Insider Tour

6. Discover Valletta Private Walking Tour - Insider Tour

See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history ,architecture and wonders 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. 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 and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide who will tell you all you need to know about this wonderful city and answer all your questions

Valletta: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

7. Valletta: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Saint Publius Parish Church with its beautiful interior, and explore the Tritons' Fountain as you learn about its symbolism. Photograph the Upper Barrakka garden's unique aesthetic and marvel at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria built by the Italian Knights of the Order of St John. Then the imposing St John's Co-Cathedral awaits you. Still the famous Great Siege Square continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Valletta as you learn the history of this monument. Marvel at the National Library with its fabulous collections of books. St George Square will captivate you with the Palace of the Grand Master, while the Valletta Cathedral(where the tour ends) will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Valletta: City Highlights Walking Tour

8. Valletta: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover what makes Malta, and specifically Valletta, so unique on a fascinating walking tour through major historic landmarks. Listen to stories of the numerous events that have taken place in the city and the arrival of thousands of people that turned it into a melting pot of cultures. Walk through the City Gates, a modern project by Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also planned the Parliament building which we will be seeing. Begin your walk through the main roads and dive into some side streets to discover the lesser-known gems of Valletta. Walk along Republic Street, a bustling road with shops, museums, churches, and palaces. Go past the amazing St John's Co-Cathedral, moving on to the main squares. See the Republic Square with Queen Victoria sitting amongst Maltese people, St Georges Square with the Grand Masters Palace, and Independence Square with the Anglican Cathedral and a beautiful Jacaranda tree. Stroll past all the most important palaces constructed by ancient knights. Finish the tour with a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens to admire an incredible view of the Grand Harbour.

Valletta: Walking Tours, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Boat Cruise

9. Valletta: Walking Tours, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Boat Cruise

Explore Valletta on board a hop-on and hop-off tour and admire the vast amount of landmarks and sightseeing destinations. Visit at your own pace the well-preserved buildings, forts, palaces, and churches Malta's capital has in store. Your hop-on and hop-off tour has 30 stops spread across two different routes, with a tour guide explaining the rich history behind landmarks like St John's Co-Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Fort St Elmo, and the Valletta Waterfront. Take advantage of your 2 guided walking tours to venture into the sites that caught your attention the most, as well as make the most of what the Vox City app -included in your ticket- has to offer with its self-guided walking tours. The ticket also includes a boat tour that will take you from Valletta to Gozo and show you the Blue Lagoon, the Grand Harbor, among other stops, as well as access to a show at Malta's 5D, a new-generation theater.

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with Noon Gun Salute

10. Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with Noon Gun Salute

Discover Valletta, Malta's capital city, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site and European Cultural Capital 2018. Our expert guide will lead this walking tour, past the city's main landmarks including the Renzo Piano Project, the Barracca Gardens, main squares and characteristic streets. In just two and a half hours you will see and learn about Valletta 's more known buildings as well some of its hidden charms at a comfortable and enjoyable pace. During this walk you will learn how it all began, how the city evolved through the centuries and about the events which shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. Experience the Firing of the Noon Gun, this is the only ceremonial battery which is still operational and possibly one of the oldest in the world, existing in Malta since the time of the Knights.

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First, the walking tour with Elena was fantastic. She has a passion for Valletta and Malta. Second, when one of the sites was having trouble getting their systems to read the pass, the manager, Mariella, asked to speak with them directly to clear up the misunderstanding. You get entry to tickets as part of this package, so you'll need to be purposeful how you spend your time. You could easily spend an entire day at many of these locations.

It was an EXCELLENT experience… with a dynamic and vibrant guide named Elisa… Elisa was passionate and very enthusiastic about her Country…its history… its people…its cultural… She made the spirit of Valletta come alive through her detailed knowledge… We were a group of 6 cousins in the tour… by the end of our excursion with Elisa, she had become our “honorary” 7th cousin… Bravo!

I highly recommend this walking city tour of Valetta. I've been twice before but really wanted to learn more about the history of the city from a local rather than just the guide books. Elena my guide on this tour was top notch. She was professional, friendly and informative.

Elena was excellent. Very knowledgeable and my daughter and I had an amazing time during the tour.

An original way to discover the city as a family. The kids loved it