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How to Spend 2 Days in Valletta

How to Spend 2 Days in Valletta

A 2-day trip to Valletta allows you to see the best of the compact capital; you’ll have time to visit all of the UNESCO-listed historic sites and see the city from a different perspective on a cruise. Plus, you can explore more of the archipelago on a trip to the neighboring island of Gozo. Here’s how. 

Day 1: Explore the Capital

**Morning:**Start the day with a guided walking tour of Valletta’s main landmarks, which include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the new Parliament building, the Church of St Paul's Shipwreck, and Grand Master’s Palace. Alternatively, book a hop-on hop-off bus tour and benefit from being able to set your own itinerary and pace.

**Afternoon:**Embark on an afternoon cruise to see Valletta from the water. Short sightseeing cruises pass by the Grand Harbour and the ancient fortress cities of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, while longer excursions take you to the unspoilt island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon.

**Night:**Nighttime island tours reveal the historic cities of Valletta, Mosta, and Mdina at their most atmospheric, when landmarks are illuminated and temperatures have cooled. Most night tours include tickets to Malta 5D, a multimedia show about Maltese history and culture.

Day 2: Discover Prehistoric Sites and Gozo

**Morning:**Travel back thousands of years on a morning tour of Malta’s prehistoric sites. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Megalithic Temples of Malta—which comprise Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Hagar Qim Temples, and Mnajdra Temples—are some of the oldest structures on earth, making them a must-see for history buffs.  

**Afternoon:**Spend the afternoon on Gozo island—a half-hour ferry ride from Cirkewwa Harbour—to explore more of the Maltese archipelago. Enjoy views of the island’s mountainous terrain from the top deck of a hop-on hop-off bus; routes cover top attractions such as Xewkija, Ggantija Temples, and Ramla Beach.

**Night:**Gozo is famed for its seafood, cheese, and wine, so definitely stick around for dinner. You’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants focused on fresh, local produce around Mgarr Harbour, which, conveniently, is where you can later catch the ferry back to Malta.

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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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$17.84
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$17.84

City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

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Get acquainted with Malta and its sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your ticket, you can sit back and relax as you’re whisked around north and south Malta by open-top, double-decker bus. See attractions such as the Blue Grotto and Three Cities using the south route, and take in Rabat, Mosta, and Castille on the north route. Plus, listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Malta and its history. Entrance fees not included. Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.84
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$17.84
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Valletta and The Three Cities Harbor Cruise

Valletta and The Three Cities Harbor Cruise

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Take a boat cruise that shares the highlights of Valletta's two natural harbors and ten creeks. Includes informative commentary about the region from its history to the present.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.84
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$17.84

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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$179.66
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$179.66
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City Sightseeing Gozo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Gozo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the island of Gozo in style with this 1-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Hop aboard your bus at any of the stops around the island, and explore top attractions at your own pace. Choose the route to suit your tastes and preferences, and enjoy fine views over the island’s mountainous terrain from the top of your double-decker bus. Discover popular landmarks such as Xewkija, Ggantija Temples, and Ramla beach. Plus, gain insight into Gozo’s colorful culture and traditions.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.41
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$21.41
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour

Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour

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Visit Malta’s spectacular prehistoric sites on a half-day tour to Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Hagar Qim Temples, and Mnajdra Temples, sites included in a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to the Megalithic Temples of Malta. This half-day prehistoric Malta tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in select towns, as well as entrance fees at each of the three sites
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.33
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Comino Sunset Cruise including Open Bar

Comino Sunset Cruise including Open Bar

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Spend the afternoon exploring Comino and the Blue Lagoon on this cruise, with plenty of time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe along the coast. Enjoy the use of showers and an air-conditioned cabin on board the boat, with an open bar of beer, wine, and soft drinks available throughout the day, then watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea. This afternoon Comino cruise includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected towns.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.22
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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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$36.22
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