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Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum
Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum

Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum Tours and Tickets

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Set at the tip of Valletta’s old town, where it guards Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, the star-shaped Fort St. Elmo earned its place in history during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 when the Knights of St. John repelled Ottoman invaders. It withstood further attacks, notably during World War II, and now holds the National War Museum.

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St Elmo Pl, Valletta, Malta
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Vittoriosa and Valletta Full Day Second World War Tour

Vittoriosa and Valletta Full Day Second World War Tour

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Step into Malta’s Second World War history on a full-day tour of wartime sites in Vittoriosa and Valletta. Explore fortifications and a maze of air raid shelters, see a former British military base, and take in artifacts from the era in the National War Museum. Along the way you'll find out how the British came to Malta, and why Rommel believed that Malta was the key to controlling North Africa. This full-day wartime Malta tour includes all entrance fees, with pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.30
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$58.30

Malta's Panoramic South Hop On Hop Off Tour

Malta's Panoramic South Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Explore the south of Malta at your own pace with on a hop-on hop-off bus tour from Valletta. The double-decker open-top bus travels between important southern landmarks with audio commentary offered in several languages. Stops include popular sites such as the Tarxien Temples, Blue Grotto, and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. 
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.32
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$23.32

Valletta World War II Private Walking Tour

Valletta World War II Private Walking Tour

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Learn about Malta’s bravery during World War II on this 3-hour private Valletta walking tour. Visit key sites and monuments associated with the 1940-42 Axis bombardment, including the poignant Siege Bell monument. Learn about the tunnels and community kitchens established in Valletta, and discover how locals maintained their daily lives. Hear about events like the Illustrious Blitz, and visit the National War Museum for additional insight into the island's wartime struggles.
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  • 3 hours
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$190.80
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$190.80
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Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

One of the best ways to discover a new city is by walking around. Enhance your experience with a self-guided audio tour of Valletta and hit all of the highlights of the Maltese capital. Download the app and plug in your headphones to begin your tour of the city. As you walk around, gain insight into the history, culture, and folklore of Malta through the audio guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.95
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$7.95
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Discover Valletta Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Valletta Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Valletta's beauty and charm on our half-day guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of the fortified city built by the Knights of St. John in 1566, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Central meeting point easily accessible on foot, by bus or car, from cruise ship or ferry • Tour with professional guide available in a number of languages • Ideal half-day introduction to Valletta, leaving time for you to explore the city on your own for the rest of the day • Learn about the history of Valletta • Discover all the important landmarks • 15 minutes of free time to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Grand Harbour • 45 minutes of free time to visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Museum (not included), including the Caravaggio masterpieces and one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world • walking tour ends at the Malta Experience where you can purchase tickets (not included) to watch the audio-visual show where Malta’s history is brought back to life
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.49
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$21.49

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

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The Hop On Hop Off Tour is an excellent way to visit the Island. Commentary is available in 16 Languages. You can stop in 12 different places with a bus passing every 30 minutes. The North Tour is very interesting because you visit the ancient part of Malta with all it's history, then you'll have a change to relax at a beach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.32
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$23.32

The Great Siege Tour

The Great Siege Tour

Revisit one of the most pivotal moments in Maltese history—and explore the centuries-old Fort St. Elmo—on this private, half-day tour. Following pickup from your hotel, you’ll stroll through town and will head to the fort. As you explore the striking landmark, your guide will share lively stories from the 16th-century Great Siege of Malta, during which the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans battled ferociously. Following your immersion into Maltese history, finish the tour with a hearty lunch at a traditional local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
Price varies by group size

Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Malta? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Valletta? What about trying a walking tour around Valletta City Highlights? Valletta offers you the chance to experience a city built in the 16th century by the Knights of St. John. Why Malta’s capital city so special? Valletta is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, with many buildings having a strong Baroque character. Which are the best attractions and best places in Valletta to spend your day and night? You will have the chance to discover the main Valletta’s sights while you enjoy a walk around the old town’s main streets. St. Johns Cathedral, Republic Square, and Fort St Elmo have included stops on the tour. Have you ever experienced a huge open-air museum? Valletta might just be the perfect place for you. Intrigued? Get ready to experience Malta from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Valletta’s history.
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  • 2 hours
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$507.75
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$507.75
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Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.90
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$174.90
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Malta Multi Pass

Malta Multi Pass

The Malta multi pass is an all-in-one multi-site and multi-day pass for 3, 4 or 6 days offering you great savings on cruises, buses and entrances. The Malta multi pass includes unlimited use on Captain Morgan's Grand Harbour cruise and on Captain Morgan's Comino hop-on hop-off ferry between Comino's Blue Lagoon, Gozo and Malta. The Malta multi pass also includes unlimited use of City Sightseeing Malta hop-on hop-off buses on the north and south routes. Once your pass has been activated on Captain Morgan's Grand Harbour cruise or Comino hop-on hop-off ferry, or City Sightseeing Malta buses, then it is valid for entry to up to 20+ Heritage Malta sites, museums and attractions, including the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta and the UNESCO Hagar Qim Temples. 4 and 6 day passes also include entry to the Malta Experience and Sacra Infermeria, the National Aquarium, Mdina Cathedral and Esplora Centre and passes can also be activated at any of these attractions.
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  • 3 to 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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$74.20

Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour

Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour

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See Malta’s historic streets and landmarks light up after dark, on an immersive evening tour of the island in an open-top bus. Hear stories about island history and culture throughout the tour, and enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city of Mdina, the former capital of Malta. This bus tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in select towns.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.20
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$21.20

Malta: 2 City Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

Malta: 2 City Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

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Discover Malta, one of the most culturally diverse nations in Europe on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! 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. If you don't have time to join our day tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. 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.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.20
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$21.20

Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

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Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover the true haunts of Valletta by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: - Explore City Gate, Palazzo Parisio, Russian Cultural Centre, and other lesser-known places. - Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. - Learn about the fascinating darkest, quirkiest histories of Malta’s capital. - Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.18
$7.41
$2.23 savings
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$5.18
$7.41
$2.23 savings
Price varies by group size

Valletta: Explore the Pearl of the Mediterranean with In-App Audio Tour

Valletta: Explore the Pearl of the Mediterranean with In-App Audio Tour

Explore the best-preserved world heritage site in Europe! As you walk along the narrow winding streets of Valletta with its traditional wooden balconies, the past of the island almost merges with the present. With this tour, you will travel through different historical eras of Malta and listen to fascinating stories from each of them. The tour with an in-app audio guide is for the one who wants to marvel at the spectacular views of the Grand Harbor, listen to eerie local legends and get to know Malta's folklore, discover outstanding architectural sights – from baroque style cathedrals to classic roman remnants, get to know the history of the great battles in Malta. The mobile app helps you explore Valletta with a private audio tour (included). The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.66
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$11.66

Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Valletta

Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Valletta

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See the sights of Valletta on a 4-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture 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. 4-hour private Valletta walking tour 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 Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.70
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$153.70
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3-Days Heritage and Attractions Pass in Malta

3-Days Heritage and Attractions Pass in Malta

With this unique pass, travellers are able to access 20 Heritage & Attraction sites in Malta. Besides getting access to all these sites, included in the price is the following: Unlimited use of the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Routes which pass adjacent to all the listed sites A Harbour cruise of Valletta & The Three Cities whereby one can travel to these Heritage & Attraction sites whilst enjoying the spectacular views from the Grand Harbour. Vessel is air-conditioned and includes WiFi Coastal Route pass to Gozo & Comino on board our fully airconditioned catamaran. Vessel also includes WiFi You can view more information on this link
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.60
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$63.60

Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Valletta Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$6.00
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