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Upper Barrakka Gardens Tours and Activities

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Perched on eastern Valletta’s harbor walls, Upper Barrakka Gardens is one of the city’s top attractions. Created in 1661, the shaded gardens center on a fountain, statues, and colonnaded terraces that command views over Malta’s Grand Harbour.

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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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$129.35
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$129.35
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Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night Tour

Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night Tour

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See three historic cities at their most atmospheric on a 4-hour night tour of Valletta, Mosta, and Mdina that includes tickets to Malta 5D, a multimedia show about Maltese history and culture. You’ll have time to photograph Malta landmarks illuminated after dark, take in a legendary small-town church, then finish the night on a walking tour of Mdina’s car-free streets. This 4-hour night tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.47
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$36.47

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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$21.56
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$21.56

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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$225.16
Price varies by group size
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$225.16
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Valletta Food Tour

Valletta Food Tour

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Through the language of food you will be told all the stories behind the Maltese capital city, its buildings, its culture and events and top of all its people who are a melting pot of various civilizations as is the food eaten by the locals a fusion of the same influences. What do coffee and revolts have in common? How was Carnival a controversial matter? This will be the most amazing experience of Valletta you will get while trying different foods and drinks of these islands whether the traditional stuff or the more contemporary things. You will be shown the beautiful Maltese Capital City in between of the different stops where we try all the food and drinks. You can rest assured this excursion will double up as your lunch for the day and give you lots of advice on where to eat throughout the rest of your stay.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.72
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$44.72
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Valletta City of the Knights 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

Valletta City of the Knights 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Discover the Maltese capital of Valletta, the ‘City of the Knights’, on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city. Visit the the magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral, see the Grand Master's Palace, and admire views of the Grand Harbor from the Upper Barrakka Gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.29
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$56.29
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

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Discover Malta’s two capitals, ancient Mdina and the modern-day capital of Valletta, on this private, full-day shore excursion. With your own personal guide, you’ll enjoy guided tours of Mdina, Malta’s first capital that predates even Ancient Rome, and Valletta, Malta’s UNESCO-listed current capital. See top sights like Mdina Cathedral and Upper Barrakka Gardens, and learn about Malta’s history and the different cultures and influences that have shaped the archipelago over the centuries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.04
Price varies by group size
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$198.04
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

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Explore the historic palaces and noble homes of Valletta on this 4-hour private Malta shore excursion. Admire panoramic views over Malta's natural harbours from the Upper Barrakka Gardens with your private guide. Discover top Valletta attractions including the Auberge of Castille, St John's Co-Cathedral and the beautiful Grandmaster's Palace. Visit the 16th-century Casa Rocca Piccola, and gain insight into Maltese art and history. Explore the village of Naxxar, home to the opulent Palazzo Parisio. Then, head through the pretty villages of Attard, Balzan and Lija on route back to port.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.02
Price varies by group size
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$204.02
Price varies by group size
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Valletta Walking Tour - City of the Knights Hospitallers

Valletta Walking Tour - City of the Knights Hospitallers

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Our Valletta walking tour is the perfect introduction, as our guides will help you orientate yourself and point out all the famous landmarks, as well as those beyond the beaten path. We do not believe in repetitive and boring details, instead we shall learn about the scandals, murders, mystery and triumph that have shaped this city "built by gentlemen for gentlemen".
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.95
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$23.95
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Valletta Walking Tour

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Valletta Walking Tour

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This tour will take you through the most beautiful parts of Valletta to admire its architecture, learn about its history and get a better idea of what makes Malta so unique. Being guided through a city by a professional and passionate tourist guide will give a better perspective of all you will be seeing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.33
$19.16
$3.83 savings
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$15.33
$19.16
$3.83 savings
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Valletta in a Day!

Valletta in a Day!

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Join us in Valletta, the Capital City of Malta for a full day tour! Meet our professional guide at the main entrance, opposite the New Parliament and walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens, offering a breath-taking panorama of the Grand Harbour. We proceed through Merchants Street to the Archaeology Museum, exhibiting a spectacular range of artifacts dating back to Malta's Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Afterwards, we will walk to and visit St. John’s Cathedral and Museum. Lunch will be served in a typical family-run restaurant. We will then visit a 17th century noble-man house before heading to the Malta Experience, a must see audio-visual experience in Valletta. We then make our way to the starting point and end of tour. NOTE: Minimum number of participants : 1 Maximum number of participants: 12 We also organize customized private tours on request.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.63
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$191.63

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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$15.29
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Valletta (UNESCO) guided tour, Malta Experience (included), Cathedral (optional)

Valletta (UNESCO) guided tour, Malta Experience (included), Cathedral (optional)

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Our guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566. The Order of St. John ruled over the islands for 268 years and left a unique cultural legacy of which Valletta is the prime example and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We first enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens. Then we visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral (optional or free time), including the Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory, the Flemish tapestries and the church museum. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grand Masters’ Palace and the recently restored St. George’s Square before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta’s history throughout the centuries is brought back to life.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.44
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$41.44
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Discovery Walk in Valletta: views, secret courtyards and mysterious stories

Discovery Walk in Valletta: views, secret courtyards and mysterious stories

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When was your last ‘aha!’ discovery moment? The next one will surely take place on this fun self-guided walk in Valletta! Rich with history, this Mediterranean will surprise you – local Maltese creator Nikhil made sure of that! Fun location-based riddles will have you pay extra attention to your surroundings. If you’re ready to explore sky-high views of the harbour, stroll the cobbled path of Strait Street and stand on the set of Game of Thrones, then this trail is for you. This playful walk across Valletta sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Valletta or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 2 to 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.74
per group
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$28.74
per group

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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$155.37
Price varies by group size
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$155.37
Price varies by group size

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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$23.95
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$23.95
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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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$89.83
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$89.83

Valletta Private Tour – explore the capital of Malta

Valletta Private Tour – explore the capital of Malta

The guide will pick you up at convenient for you time and place and you will go straight up to Valletta city. You will visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the former Church of the Knights Hospitaller to admire the Caravaggio masterpieces, the Palace Square. After that, the guide will give you an opportunity to chose the rest of the sights to see – you will be able to decide where to go – Casa Rocca Piccola, the Palace and/or Knights’ Armoury, War or Archaeology Museums. In the end you will be taken to your hotel or to the cruise port.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$570.00
Price varies by group size
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$570.00
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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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$221.11
per group
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$221.11
per group

5 days Malta highlights guided tour

5 days Malta highlights guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the highlights of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$387.92
Price varies by group size
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$387.92
Price varies by group size
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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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$191.63
Price varies by group size
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$191.63
Price varies by group size

Small-Group E-Scooter Malta Sightseeing Tour

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Small-Group E-Scooter Malta Sightseeing Tour

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This extremely fun e-scooter tour gives visitors an introduction to Malta’s most popular coastal towns, with a cruise around the promenade that is characteristic of Sliema and St. Julian’s. Feel like one of the ‘in’ crowd as you pass by the towns’ most widely frequented beach clubs. Then just before you catch your first ferry of the day to the island’s capital, take in views of its stunning fortifications at Tigné Point. This will present the first of many wonderful spots to take photos. Once in Valletta, you can admire the imposing entrance, with the Triton Fountain and the particular design of the Parliament House. This is followed by a cruise through Valletta’s most charming streets, stopping off at various places of interest, such as the Siege bell war memorial and the Lower and Upper Barakka Gardens. The last part of the tour features a second ferry ride to the gorgeously unspoilt Three Cities, starting off with a cruise around the marinas and Fort. St. Angelo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.15
$71.86
$23.71 savings
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$48.15
$71.86
$23.71 savings

8 days best of Malta guided tour

8 days best of Malta guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the best of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$594.80
Price varies by group size
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$594.80
Price varies by group size
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Destination Weddings on the serene island of Malta, Weddings Abroad

Destination Weddings on the serene island of Malta, Weddings Abroad

Without any hassle at all we let the bridal couple chill out in the crucial phase before the marriage ceremony, after having tended to and taken care of all the formalities and paper work required for the publication of Banns. After the nostalgic ceremony in the venue of the couple‘s choice we guide the couple to beautiful scenic locations to celebrate their accomplished marriage with an appropriate send off.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$898.26
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Upper Barrakka Gardens 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 29 Upper Barrakka Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Upper Barrakka Gardens costs USD 15.29. Guided Upper Barrakka Gardens tours start around USD 15.29 per person. See all 29 Upper Barrakka Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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