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The Knights of St. John became the toast of a grateful Europe after their triumph in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, in which they repelled Ottoman invaders. Valletta’s magnificent Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta reflects the knights’ heroic standing and the wealth lavished upon them. Construction began in 1571 on the palace to house the supreme head of the Knights of St. John.

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Pjazza San Ġorġ , Valletta, Malta, VLT 1191
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Leave the cruise port behind and spend the morning exploring beautiful Malta on this private, half-day shore excursion. In the company of your very own driver-guide, you’ll be whisked around the archipelago of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed capital city of Valletta, taking in top sights like the Grandmaster’s Palace and the Mosta Dome from the comfort of your private vehicle. You’ll also visit Upper Barrakka Gardens and have free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.85
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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 30 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.42
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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
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$116.65
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Valletta Photo Walk

Valletta Photo Walk

My aim is to document your experience in the city and bring out its unique character, as well as your own! Having said this, being a Maltese local, I'll happily help you with your trip, give you a brief history of Malta and Valletta, and also give you local tips on places to visit and food to try out which you might otherwise miss out on.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.70
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The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

Valletta is Malta's lilliputian capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula. Its founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance. It may be small, but it's packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. This tour includes all the main attractions in Valletta with all the admission tickets included. Included in this tour is also a licensed tourist guide which will guide you through the city explaining all the history and culture behind the attractions. Lunch is also included in this tour which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given prior the tour), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.10
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Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

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A bespoke private tours service with 30 years of knowledge in the tourism industry! Malta Shoreline Excursions is dedicated in delivering a memorable private tour experience. Our guides are passionate and view their work as a vocation rather than just a job. Visit some of the most prominent sites in Valletta, Malta's capital city. Your personal guide will cater to your needs and interests while providing you with an in depth understanding of Malta's culture, history and way of life.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.30
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Mdina and Valletta Tour (Pick-up, Drop-off and Transportation included)

Mdina and Valletta Tour (Pick-up, Drop-off and Transportation included)

Even though our little island does not exceed 316 square km, it is however rich in history, one of the top countries which have been conquered by different rulers across different centuries. Do you want to see Malta in detail with no rush whatsoever? Split your holiday into sections in which you can focus on different parts of Malta with different histories one day at a time. This tour includes the tour of Malta with a licensed Tour Guide with all the iconic places found in Valletta and Mdina. Valletta and Mdina are the 2 richest places in history in Malta, here we will be looking at the most popular tourist destinations focusing mainly on culture and history. All the tickets of the attractions are included in the price. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Travelers can opt for the option to be picked up at their preferred destination at no extra charge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.20
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$106.20

Valletta and Birgu Private Tour

Valletta and Birgu Private Tour

A bespoke private tours service with 30 years of knowledge in the tourism industry! Malta Shoreline Excursions is dedicated in delivering a memorable private tour experience. Our guides are passionate and view their work as a vocation rather than just a job. Visit some of the most prominent sites in Valletta and Birgu. Your personal guide will cater to your needs and interests while providing you with an in depth understanding of Malta's culture, history and way of life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.47
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Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

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"The smallest capital city in the European Union" Relax in the tiny capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. In this city, you will enjoy learning about its museums, palaces, and grand churches. Despite its small size, the city is full of features of interest to tourists with Baroque architecture, traditional wooden balconies, palaces, forts, churches, museums and more. Some of the locations you will have the opportunity to visit include: PALAZZO PARISIO CASTELLANIA AUBERGE de PROVINCE GRAND MASTERS PALACE PIAZZA REGINA This wonderful Self-Guided Audio Tour informs you of the best things to see and do in this city and will enable you to steer the best course through your journey. Your Tour. Your Way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

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This is a fun tour. We give you historic facts and also fun and curious facts about Valletta. We welcome all questions, especially difficult ones because if we don't know the answer, we will find it out.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.56
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Family Tour - The Building of Valletta

Family Tour - The Building of Valletta

Following their heroic defence of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new, impregnable fortress city, named after its founder, Jean de Valette. Over time, the new city was embellished with an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era, and filled with priceless works of art. Today, Valletta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in the world. What was the story behind its construction? What were the most important buildings? Who were the important characters in its development? What was it like living there in the time of the knights? This tour is intended for families with children (ideally aged 8+) and combines education with a fun-factor, taking the form of a walk with a trained, professional guide, combining rich story-telling and a series of hands-on activities and games to enhance learning while keeping participants entertained.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.51
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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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$784.58
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Grandmaster's Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Grandmaster's Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Grandmaster's Palace costs USD 15.29. Guided Grandmaster's Palace tours start around USD 15.29 per person. See all 12 Grandmaster's Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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