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Valletta City Walking Tour

1. Valletta City Walking Tour

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta next to the new parliament building, in Freedom Square. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the city and then you will begin your 2-hour tour in Valletta's historic city center. During the tour, you will discover this fortress city, learn how it all began, how the city evolved through the centuries and about the events which shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. Whether you are a first time visitor or you want to delve in deeper, our fully guided tour will not disappoint you. You will walk past the main squares of the city, Auberges of the Knights, palaces, churches and visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. Apart from the cultural and historical aspect, you will also learn interesting tit-bits and behind the scene stories. Your tour will end at St. George's Square, next to the Grandmaster's Palace and the guide will help to orient you and also give you tips as to how is best to continue exploring the city on your own.

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

2. Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the street food of Valletta with a local tour guide, who will bring the tastiest treats of the island to your fingertips. Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience. Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta along the New Parliament Building. After a brief introduction to the city, start your food tour experience. Taste traditional dishes like pastizzi on the way. Walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barracca Gardens, the old market. See typical bars and side streets while savoring Maltese specialties, local antipasti, Kinnie, and lager.

Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the elegant capital of Malta with a licensed guide and discover masterpieces of Baroque architecture and some of the finest palaces in Europe.  Wander the narrow streets of Valletta and experience its rich history at notable sites from the days of the Knights of St. John and the Grand Master, Jean de Valette. Get a feel for the development of Malta over the centuries and discover an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era. Admire the façade of St John's Co-Cathedral, visit Piazza Regina, see the magnificent Bibliotheca Nazionale, and much more.

Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

4. Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

Discover the mixture of influences that have merged to create the city of Valletta on this guided walking tour. Explore the streets of the city and admire its stunning architecture. Stop to savor some delicious food and drinks along the way. Meet your guide at the Triton Fountain and begin your walking adventure. Listen as your guide explains how foreign powers have influenced the city through the centuries. See a mixture of artistic and architectural styles. Find out how this has left a mark on the Maltese language and cuisine. Uncover the history of the Valletta and how it relates to the Knights of St. John in the mid-16th century. Learn about how it became an important and cosmopolitan harbor city. Hear thrilling historical anecdotes that you will not see in any guide books. Experience authentic traditional Maltese food and drinks at a number of stops during the tour. Get tips on where and what to eat during your stay in Malta, as well as the best places to shop for authentic Maltese food. Finish your tour on Melita street.

Malta: 5 Attractions Pass with Valletta Walking Tour

5. Malta: 5 Attractions Pass with Valletta Walking Tour

Explore Malta with a 5-attractions pass, with a guided walking tour included. Admire Fort St. Elmo, step inside the National Community Art Museum, learn the early history of the Maltese Islands, gaze at Fort St. Angelo, and walk through Valletta on foot. Enter Fort St Elmo, originally built to defend against Ottoman attacks. Today, it is home to a superb collection of prehistoric artifacts, and boasts incredible views of the harbor and surrounding villages. Afterward, step inside the MUZA (National Community Art Museum), one of the city's more recent establishments, and discover four themes of special art; The Mediterranean, Europe, Empire, and The Artist. Explore the early history of the Maltese Islands at the National Museum of Archaeology. Some notable artifacts homed there are the ‘Sleeping Lady,’ ‘Venus of Malta,’ and ‘Bronze Age Daggers.' Then, visit Malta’s most important fortress, Fort St Angelo, and learn how it was of significant importance during WWI and II. The fort further offers spectacular panoramic views of the Grand Harbor, and begs to be admired. Watch Malta’s history come alive, as you enjoy a family-friendly show at Malta 5D. With moving seats and water spray, it’s a fun way to be introduced to Maltese history and culture. At last, discover Valletta by foot, as you embark on your guided walking tour. Be amazed as your tour guide introduces you to Valletta’s iconic landmarks, including St John’s Co-Cathedral, Royal Opera House, Upper Barrakka Gardens, and many others.

Valletta: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

6. Valletta: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Experience the vibrant culture of Malta's capital city through delicious tastings of traditional food and drinks. Embark on a guided tour around Valletta's charming streets and learn about its rich history and flavorful cuisine as you visit some local hotspots. Meet your guide and begin a leisurely stroll around Valletta. Hear stories about the city, its buildings, its culture, and its iconic events along the way. Most of all, learn about its unique cuisine, the result of a fusion of influences coming from various past civilizations. Visit family-run restaurants to savor authentic regional dishes, cooked the exact way locals like them. Try a variety of sweet and savory snacks ranging from traditional to contemporary food, and enjoy a refreshing drink at each stop.

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

7. Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta in front of the New Parliament Building, looking out for their red umbrella. Your guide will give an introduction to Valletta, and then will lead you through this fortress city, ensuring you do not miss out on anything worth seeing. As you walk past Auberges, palaces, and churches, your guide will unfold the history of the Knights of Malta, as well as the city’s connections with the British period. You will also visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. The walk ends with a guided tour of St. John's Co-Cathedral, including the oratory which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist". Entrance fee to the church is not included and tickets can be bought on the day.

Welcome to Valletta: Private Tour with a Local

8. Welcome to Valletta: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Valletta from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn the best places to eat and buy groceries, and find out the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Put yourself in the capable hands of a local expert, and learn about the top things to see and do during your time in the city. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own, and confident that you have all the information you need.

Valletta: Historic Walking Tours with Malta 5D Show Entry

9. Valletta: Historic Walking Tours with Malta 5D Show Entry

Discover Malta, one of the most culturally diverse nations in Europe on our epic walking tours! 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. 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. Knights of Malta includes: St John's Co Cathedral Casino maltese Royal Opera House ruins Queen Victoria Memorial National Library St Paul's Anglican Cathedral Malta 5D Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Manoel Theatre National Library Valletta’s East Side includes: Victory Church Upper Barrakka Gardens Castille Square Auberge de Castille The Malta Stock Exchange Old University Building Castellania St Paul's Shipwreck Church Ta' Giezu Church Monte de Pieta Our 3 self-guided route's main sights: Fort St. Elmo Victoria Gate Lower Barrakka Gardens Holy Infirmary The Triton's fountain City Gate Freedom Square Saint Publius Church Police Headquarters ...and many more!

Valletta: Food and Culture Private Tour

10. Valletta: Food and Culture Private Tour

Discover the culinary delights of Valletta as you eat your way through the historic city center on this guided tour. You’ll experience the best of Malta’s traditional specialties, such as pastizzi, hob biz-zejt, and more while learning about the history of the city.  You’ll meet your guide and proceed on foot towards the very heart of the city. As you walk, your guide will highlight the rich history of Valletta’s city center.  You’ll stop in different areas across the city to sample typical Maltese specialties, both savory and sweet, including the traditional pastizzi, hobz biz-zejt, typical appetizers, and the traditional rabbit. Try drinks like the local beer, wine, the local soft drink Kinnie, tea and coffee, or Maltese liquor.

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based on 176 reviews

Very nice and relaxing massage from a very nice and professional masseuse with very good equipment. It was a great experience, gladly again

Our guide Matthew was so informative, we had a great time walking around the city and learning about traditional foods and Malta’s history.

it was a really nice experience. I liked that the guide had a speaker so I could hear him really well and the tour was really engaging.

very interesting & useful tour to get to know the town, definitive to recommend!

The tour was informative and interesting. Recommended!