Guided tour

Malta: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Including Boat Trip

Malta: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Including Boat Trip

From US$ 32.13 per person

Discover the 3 fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu, and Senglea on a guided day trip. Admire magnificent churches and historical piazzas and enjoy a cruise around the Grand Harbour.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from hotels in Malta only (Not Gozo or Comino hotels) - please contact us on reservations@robertarrigo.com with your hotel name/address and we will indicate the closest possible pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Appreciate The Beauty Of The Three Fortified Cities
  • Enjoy A Delightful Cruise Of The Colourful Harbour Creeks
  • Experience Breath-taking Views Of The Grand Harbour And Fort Sant Angelo
Full description
The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. During this half day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area. Pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation! We start with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three cities, to reach the city of Vittoriosa, this glorious city has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, but the current city dates back from the time of the Order of the Knights of Saint John. Vittoriosa was chosen as the capital city of Malta instead of Mdina upon the arrival of the Order in the year 1530. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the narrow streets of the city admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn. Upon arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa waterfront, board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks. The tour ends at Senglea, named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of 1565. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. From the Gardjola Gardens located at the tip of the peninsula enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from/at hotels in Malta only (Not Gozo or Comino hotels)
  • Boat trip on a traditional Maltese "Frejgatina" (Small, Carvel-Built Fishing Boat)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Comfortable shoes
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September 1, 2022

Superb guided tour and cruises, very nice discovery and Julia our excellent guide, I recommend!

August 11, 2022

The tour started at least half an hour late, it was very lazy, they didn't tell us much or too many explanations or curiosities, we were like running everywhere... the truth is that we were quite disappointed.

August 7, 2022

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