8. Malta Experience & Audio Guide + Optional Sacra Infermeria
Visit Valletta - Malta's capital and UNESCO World Heritage site with our Audio Guide on your own smartphone! A number of licensed guides have prepared 14 Audio Points for you to explore along a suggested route around the city's highlights. The route has been designed to lead you around the top sites in around 4 hrs, at your own pace.
You will be provided with a download code for the app which will allow unlimited use on your own smartphone. Navigation is possible offline once you download the required maps before you get going. There are also selected star points along the map to enrich your experience with useful tips, shopping and restaurant suggestions and further points of interest such as museums and churches.
Map can be downloaded in your accommodation, no WIFI/Internet connection is required once the map is completely downloaded giving you full flexibility to be able to navigate through the city "offline".
Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and explore at your own pace and time and enjoy the history, stories and life Valletta has on offer for you.
Additionally, discover 7,000 years of history with our audio-visual award winning show, available in 17 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Hungarian, Danish, Japanese, Maltese, Hebrew).
The Malta Experience is an audio-visual show that tells the dramatic story of the islands’ 7000 year history. Educational, informative and entertaining, the show runs through the turbulent history of a small island nation that has overcome almost unimaginable odds to survive and prosper. A must-see audio-visual treat, The Malta Experience will enrich your understanding of the islands, its people and the places you’ll see on your visit.
Situated in a purpose-built panoramic auditorium, the show chronicles Malta’s unique history in just 45 minutes.
You also have the option to book a tour of "La Sacra Infermeria" (Holy Infirmary) for an additional cost.
Malta’s Knights of St. John are famous for repelling an invasion and their military exploits abroad. But their origins were actually those of peace and caring for the sick. ''La Sacra Infermeria'' has seen over 400 years of vivid human history as generations of patients have passed through its doors. These ancient walls have witnessed triumph and tragedy, selfless care and unspeakable suffering, medical innovation and sad decay. It’s as though the very fabric of the place is imbued with the ghosts of centuries. This noble past is revealed during the tour of “La Sacra Infermeria”.
Afterwards you can also visit the souvenir shop, where you can find a wide range of gifts. You’ll find locally made handicrafts such as silver filigree jewellery, hand-blown decorative glass and Gozo lace, along with books on Malta’s rich history and traditions.
The duration of the audio-visual show is approximately 45 minutes and the duration of the tour of "La Sacra Infermeria" is approximately 30 minutes.
• Weekdays: 11:00 hrs., 12:00 hrs., 13:00 hrs., 14:00 hrs., 15:00 hrs. & 16:00 hrs.
• Weekends & Public Holidays: 11:00 hrs., 12:00 hrs., 13:00 hrs. & 14:00 hrs.
• During July, August & September, no shows are available on Sundays.
• The Malta Experience is closed On Christmas day, Easter day & New Year's day.