Valletta highlights half-day guided sightseeing tour
Attractions & guided tours

Valletta highlights half-day guided sightseeing tour

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Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
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£42.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , French , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Walk through the bustling streets of Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and a World Heritage site.
  • Visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral where you will see the painting ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio.
  • Watch the Malta Experience Show which will help you discover the Island and Malta’s amazing history.
What to expect

Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. Valletta known as Il-Belt, contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected area, though World War II left major scars on the city.

The City of Valletta was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. The city is named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was ‘Humilissima Civitas Valletta’ – The Most Humble City of Valletta or Citta’ Umilissima in Italian.

The bastions, curtains andravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima – Most Proud.During the tour you will walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour.

You will then visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral where you will see the painting ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces and the only painting signed by the painter.

You will then watch the Malta Experience Show which will help you discover the Island and Malta’s amazing history.

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What's included
  • check Guided tour
  • check Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
  • check Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
  • x_not_included Baby seats
Where

Valletta, Malta

Meeting point:
Pick Up Points may be from your hotel or from nearby designated meeting points. You are requested to be punctually available at the meeting location in the time stated, however expect some waiting time until transport arrives. Pick up times and meeting place will be given via confirmation email. For any queries you may reach the excursions department either by phoning +356 2345 2210 during office hours, or by email on info@excursionsinmalta.com.
What to remember

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Valletta Half Day Tour
  • Malta Experience Show Ticket
  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral Ticket
  • No other attraction entrance tickets are included
  • Pick up and drop off close to your hotel

Pick-Up Details

  • Pick Up Points may be from your hotel or from nearby designated meeting points.
  • You are requested to be punctually available at the meeting location in the time stated, however expect some waiting time until transport arrives.
  • Pick up times and meeting place will be given via confirmation email.
  • For any queries you may reach the excursions department either by phoning +356 2345 2210 during office hours, or by email on info@excursionsinmalta.com.

Important to Know:

  • Always take any vouchers or documents provided during purchase
  • TOUR CANCELLATION: The Company reserves the right to cancel any tour without prior notification. All tours shall operate subject to a minimum participation.
  • Bookings preferably 48 hours in advance.
  • For any queries you may reach the excursions department either by phoning +356 2345 2210 during office hours, or by email on info@excursionsinmalta.com.
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Provider
Arrigo Group
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

5/5

Based on 3 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide was excellent. Pace was fast moving and interesting. We decided to stay and he was very informative and helpful. Can recommend.

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - January 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Lovely tour guide, plenty of rest stops but that cathedral is awesome, so worth a visit, I will go back for another look it is too much to take in the ...

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - December 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Great tour and very well organised!.The guide couldn’t have been any better,his knowledge of history was incredible and gave us as much information as ...

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