Things to do in Marsaskala, Malta

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Malta: Cospicua, Birgu, and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

1. Malta: Cospicua, Birgu, and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu (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.

Malta: Ultimate Kayak Adventure

2. Malta: Ultimate Kayak Adventure

Discover some of the most amazing natural treasures of the Maltese Islands on this daytime kayaking adventure. Escape into beautiful Maltese nature, explore natural sea caves, and swim in crystal clear waters. Begin the trip with some tips and guidance on using the paddle from staff. Practice your paddling near the shore until you feel more confident, and then head out on the kayak adventure Explore the rugged coastline and admire the views of spectacular cliffs and caves. Make your way to notable scenic spots such as the Munxar Window and Hofriet Window.

Malta: Private South Coast Nature Hiking Tour With Transport

3. Malta: Private South Coast Nature Hiking Tour With Transport

Discover the limestone bays, rocky beaches, and shallow cliffs of Malta's southern coast on this relaxed hiking tour. Join an expert botanist guide for a walk past St. Peters's Pool and the village of Marsaxlokk. Pickup is available from your hotel in Malta or Gozo as well as optional packed lunch. After getting picked up from your hotel in Malta or Gozo, travel to the south coast to begin your relaxed walk. Enjoy an 8-kilometer stroll along beaten footpaths and low coastal cliffs, away from the chaos of the city. Wander past large farmhouses and old fishing villages as you stroll. Stop at the picturesque village of Marsaxlokk, complete with traditional fishing boats and a fish market. Keep an eye out for the bizarre-looking naturally formed limestone rock figures. Spot native Mediterranean shrubs and plants with the help of your botanist guide. The endemic Maltese salt tree and other coastal plants call this area home. Stop at the popular Saint Peter's Pool and take in the beach's turquoise waters, then continue to Fort Delimara, former British defence battery. Pass through several terraced fields surrounded by the iconic rubble walls before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The activity was very nice, even if we are on our own and there is no real circuit. On the other hand, a pity that it is more expensive when you book on the site than on site.

You can take your kayak and explore everything by yourself. If you take for 2 hours you have the time to see the other beach where no one is there and chill during few times

Only, I was only entitled to a half, because my daughter is not of legal age to be a driver!!! Plus I did it at Jet Skis Hire! How do we recover the remainder?

Very good experience overall. Easy setup, helpful guide (Stephen), jetski in good condition, great location to explore, provided safety equipment.

Fantastic experience and clear easy to use controls