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Our most recommended Valletta Cruises & Boat Tours

Malta: 5-Hour Lazy Pirate Boat Party with Drinks & Food

1. Malta: 5-Hour Lazy Pirate Boat Party with Drinks & Food

Experience the best of Malta’s vibrant night scene on the Fernandes 2. This Lazy Pirate Boat Party will be a night to remember! The boat departs from Sliema and cruises towards the setting sun. You’ll be sailing along the Maltese Coast as night falls and the music gets louder. Stop at the anchor point and take time for a moonlight swim. Party on until the boat returns to Sliema at around midnight. Throughout the party you’ll drink from an open bar stocked with vodka, tequila, whiskey, rum, beer, wine, and sangria. Drink as much as you like and enjoy the complimentary snacks and fruit.

Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

2. Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

This cruise has the simple aim of giving you the maximum amount of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Comino's Blue Lagoon. When you want to relax, snacks, beverages and air-conditioning are available aboard the boat, or get some air on the upper deck. The boat leaves the Sliema ferry dock at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM, which gives you 7 hours to enjoy the sun and sea however you want. Savor a light sandwich lunch. The Blue Lagoon, between the small island of Comino and smaller islet of Cominotto, is a basin of clear, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom and abundant marine life. It's great for swimming and photos, but even better for snorkeling. Equipment is available onboard.

Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the elegant capital of Malta with a licensed guide and discover masterpieces of Baroque architecture and some of the finest palaces in Europe.  Wander the narrow streets of Valletta and experience its rich history at notable sites from the days of the Knights of St. John and the Grand Master, Jean de Valette. Get a feel for the development of Malta over the centuries and discover an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era. Admire the façade of St John's Co-Cathedral, visit Piazza Regina, see the magnificent Bibliotheca Nazionale, and much more.

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

4. 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.

Valletta City Walking Tour

5. Valletta City Walking Tour

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta next to the new parliament building, in Freedom Square. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the city and then you will begin your 2-hour tour in Valletta's historic city center. During the tour, you will discover this fortress city, 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. Whether you are a first time visitor or you want to delve in deeper, our fully guided tour will not disappoint you. You will walk past the main squares of the city, Auberges of the Knights, palaces, churches and visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. Apart from the cultural and historical aspect, you will also learn interesting tit-bits and behind the scene stories. Your tour will end at St. George's Square, next to the Grandmaster's Palace and the guide will help to orient you and also give you tips as to how is best to continue exploring the city on your own.

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

6. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

From Valletta: Rabat, Mdina, & San Anton Gardens Tour

7. From Valletta: Rabat, Mdina, & San Anton Gardens Tour

Embark on a guided trip from Valletta to the San Anton Palace to explore the lush gardens before visiting some of the highlights of Rabat and Mdina, also known as the Silent City. Step into the unique underground galleries and tombs of St. Paul’s Catacombs, entry tickets included. San Anton Palace and GardensFor your first stop, visit the San Anton Palace in Attard, the official residence of the president of Malta since the office was created in 1974. Originally built in the early 17th century as a country villa for Antoine de Paule, it was later expanded into a palace in 1623. The palace was used as a residence by subsequent grand masters, being enlarged several times in the process. It was once the headquarters of the rebel National Assembly, and it later became a residence for the civil commissioners, governors, and governors-general of Malta. The palace is surrounded by the extensive San Anton Gardens, parts of which have been open to the public since 1882. During your tour, you’ll get to explore the garden before continuing to the next stop which is Rabat. RabatRabat is a town in the Northern Region of Malta and is home to the famous St. Paul’s Catacombs. These catacombs were used in Roman times to bury the dead. The catacombs are now looked after by Heritage Malta. Part of St. Paul's Catacombs, the part accessible from the Parish church, was where, according to tradition and as recorded in the bible, St. Paul stayed for three months when he was shipwrecked on the island in 60 A.D. After getting to know the unique underground galleries and tombs of St. Paul’s Catacombs, you’ll head to the next and final stop of the tour: Mdina. MdinaMdina, also known by its other titles Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta, which served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls and has a population of just under 300. Follow your guide around this quaint yet historic city, and marvel at its several Baroque features as well as its longstanding medieval character. Discover what gave rise to the city’s popular nickname “Silent City," used by both locals and visitors. Mdina is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is now one of the main tourist attractions in Malta.

Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

8. Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

Discover the mixture of influences that have merged to create the city of Valletta on this guided walking tour. Explore the streets of the city and admire its stunning architecture. Stop to savor some delicious food and drinks along the way. Meet your guide at the Triton Fountain and begin your walking adventure. Listen as your guide explains how foreign powers have influenced the city through the centuries. See a mixture of artistic and architectural styles. Find out how this has left a mark on the Maltese language and cuisine. Uncover the history of the Valletta and how it relates to the Knights of St. John in the mid-16th century. Learn about how it became an important and cosmopolitan harbor city. Hear thrilling historical anecdotes that you will not see in any guide books. Experience authentic traditional Maltese food and drinks at a number of stops during the tour. Get tips on where and what to eat during your stay in Malta, as well as the best places to shop for authentic Maltese food. Finish your tour on Melita street.

The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

9. The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

Travel long Malta's Harbours in a traditional Maltese boat. See historical forts, battlements and creeks. Experience Malta's living past at busy dockyards and marinas. This cruise leaves from Sliema Ferries. You will go around the two natural harbours and their ten creeks. A detailed, live commentary will provide you with information about the history of Valletta and the Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa which date back to 1565. Learn about the role the three cities played in the seige of Malta during World War II. While onboard, you have access to a fully stocked bar to help you relax.

Malta: Hagar Qim Temples & Highlights Of The South Full Day

10. Malta: Hagar Qim Temples & Highlights Of The South Full Day

Start by visiting one of Malta's oldest quarries which has been transformed into an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Located in Siggiewi, The Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens is a unique and innovative attraction which highlights the beauty of the Maltese stone and its incredible 22 million years of history, relish the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the islands’ history, through an engaging audio-visual presentation and a very informative audio guided walkthrough, this attraction offers an immense insight into the islands’ compelling history and broad culture. Afterwards visit the megalithic temples complex of Hagar Qim, located on the southern edge of the island on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Filfa, these temples are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, dating back to c. 3600-3200 BC and recognized in 1992 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are described by the World Heritage Sites committee as “unique architectural masterpieces”. Next stop is Wied Iz-Zurrieq (Zurrieq Valley) where you will get to visit the magnificent Blue Grotto and appreciate the fantastic scenery and breath-taking views surrounding the entire site. The Blue Grotto is a complex of seven caves found along the southern coast of the island. Featured in numerous movies, such as Cutthroat Island (1995), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) & Troy (2004), this extremely popular site attracts thousands of visitors each year, with many opting to see the amazing grotto up-close via local boat trips. Weather permitting you will also have the time and opportunity to visit the grotto and caves by taking one of the boat trips organized by several local providers and available at a small fee payable on location. After lunch you will visit the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. It is the largest fishing harbour in Malta, and has been so since antiquity. Traditional “luzzu’s” (brightly coloured traditional fishing boats) and larger fishing vessels line the sheltered harbour in a colourful display that has been the subject of countless photoshoots. The village is also popular for its charming and large open-air market, selling a vast assortment of food and a wide array of durable goods. During our visit you will have enough time to take a stroll and explore the market, looking for ‘that’ perfect deal! The tour ends with a visit to Ghar Dalam, Malta’s oldest prehistoric site, dating back to c. 5200 BC. Ghar Dalam is a 144 metre long phreatic tube and cave, located in the outskirts of the village of Birzebbuga. The cave contains the bone remains of animals that were stranded and subsequently became extinct in Malta at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum, such as the dwarf elephant, hippopotamus, giant swan, deer and bear, which have not lived on the Maltese islands for thousands of years. Due to its paleontological and archaeological significance this site is viewed as one of Malta's most important national monuments.

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What people are saying about Valletta

Courteous, thoughtful and helpful staff. Breathtaking views of the Blue lagoon. Competitive price. Experienced crew. I felt really safe with them in charge. Lots of options to upgrade on the standard cruise. Several stops on the journey where you can get off and explore. Umbrella, deck chairs and snorkeling equipment available for rent. They mixed the best rum and coke I've had so far in Malta.

Marisa and her little assistant Lisa were wonderful guides! We learned about the knights and the history and culture of Valletta, and tried some unique Maltese dishes. I suggest skipping breakfast and don’t make any lunch plans, you will eat 3 delicious meals on the tour! Definitely recommend this tour if you are interested in eating like a local and learning some history.

Sitting up high, wind on our faces, Beautifully lit spaces was a wonderful thing!!!! However, we were the last pick up and had to sit inside bottom for the first half of the trip… so ask about pickup locations! Might want to eCab to a closer starting point????

Very informative guide-walked around most of Valletta. His commentary was a great mix of history and current times. I really enjoyed the experience!

What a nice walking tour this was! Matthew, our tour guide, was very knowledgable with a wonderful demeanor.