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Our most recommended Valletta Sightseeing Walking Tours

Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

From Malta: Gozo Tour with a Difference

4. From Malta: Gozo Tour with a Difference

Spend the day on Gozo and compare its green landscape and historical monuments to Malta. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then cross by ferry to visit the megalithic Ggantija Temples, built more than 5,550 years ago. Drive to Marsalforn to board a trackless train for a 40-minute ride past Marsalforn Bay, Qbajjar Bay and Xwejni Bay. Get panoramic views of the salt pans. Next, visit the Crafts Center to taste some of the traditional food of Malta and purchase traditional crafts. Continue to Dwejra Bay to discover the Inland Sea and mushroom-like rock formation of Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral. Take a short boat trip, weather permitting. Explore the capital city of Victoria and see landmarks such as the Bronze Age fortifications of the Cittadella – formerly Il Castello – developed by the Phoenicians and converted to an Acropolis in Roman times. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Rabat before taking the ferry back to Malta.

Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

5. 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.

Welcome to Valletta: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Valletta: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Valletta from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn the best places to eat and buy groceries, and find out the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Put yourself in the capable hands of a local expert, and learn about the top things to see and do during your time in the city. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own, and confident that you have all the information you need.

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

7. 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, Mdina, and Mosta Night Tour

8. Valletta, Mdina, and Mosta Night Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Valletta, and then take a bus tour of the city to see the monuments illuminated after dark. Admire the floodlit fortifications and stop on the waterfront to take souvenir photos. Proceed to Barrakka Gardens to get a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbor. Then, stroll over to the Malta 5D show and watch in awe as the history of the island is brought to life from a fresh perspective. Next, travel to the 3rd largest unsupported dome in the world at the 18th-century Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta. Hear the story of the World War II bomb that failed to explode and spared the lives of around 300 people. End with a visit to the silent city of Mdina and explore the former capital on foot. Walk down the quaint alleys and narrow streets, and admire the illuminations of St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a breathtaking view of the island from the bastion walls, and enjoy some free time for a coffee.

Vittoriosa: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Incl. Boat Trip

9. Vittoriosa: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Incl. Boat Trip

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.

Valletta: Private Walking Tour From Grand Harbour

10. Valletta: Private Walking Tour From Grand Harbour

In the words of Sir Walter Scott, Valletta is "a splendid town quite like a dream" rising perpendicular from the water's edge. Embark on a journey of cultural and historical discovery on a private tour.  Meet your private tour guide at the Grand Harbor or at any point in Valletta and proceed on a walking tour of the city. Your guide will give you an introduction to the city in the Upper Barracca Gardens, where you will be surrounded by pristine beauty. Then, proceed towards the main squares of this lively city. Appreciate Valletta's stunning architecture as your guide brings alive the history of its impressive buildings. Stroll to the spectacular St. Johns's Co-Cathedral, the former conventual church of the Knights. Visiting the church is optional and entrance tickets are not included. In just 3 hours, you will see and learn about Valletta and the story of Malta. The tour will end at the city center next to Republic Square, where your guide will advise you on what to visit at your own leisure. Enjoy the flexibility of this tour, which can been tailored to fit your needs.

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What people are saying about Valletta

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 176 reviews

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.

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

It was wonderful. Visnnja was very knowledgeable and kind, making the whole experience well worth it. We strongly recommend.

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

The tour guide Irena was knowledgeable and professional. I enjoyed myself and would highly recommend.