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Highlights of Valletta
Valletta Malta Shore Excursion - Highlights of Valletta


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port in Valletta
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Short Amount of Free Time
  • Included Interior Visits- St. John's Co-Cathedral, Grand Masters Palace
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Type: Culture, Free Time, Gardens, Historic Buildings
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Easy but on cobblestones
Mobility: NO wheelchair
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Valletta, Malta Shore Excursion - This shore tour visits Malta's capital city of Valletta where you enjoy wonderful views from the Upper Barrakka Gardens. Included are interior visits to the cities top two sites, St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Grand Masters Palace.

After meeting your private licensed guide at the pier you drive to the city center to enjoy a walking tour of Valletta's highlights. Valletta was built in 1566 by a workforce of 8,000 and completed in 6 years by the Knights of St. John. It is named after Grand Master Valette, the hero who defeated the Ottoman invaders in the Great Siege.

To begin your tour you'll visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, perched high above the Grand Harbor. From here you really get a sense of how fantastic this port is with striking views of the fortifications and inlets around the three cities across the water. The Knights of St. John used to practice fencing here to defend their galleys anchored below.

Next you tour the Grandmaster's Palace, housing the parliament and the president's office. In the Tapestry Chambers you'll linger, letting your eyes adjust to the low light and marvel at the priceless Gobelins tapestries covering the walls. You'll see suits of armor standing at attention in the halls and elaborate state rooms surrounding the complexes open courtyard.

Then you visit Valletta's most important historic and artistic treasure, St. John۪s Co-Cathedral. The building dates back to the 16th century and its interior decoration is magnificent. Everywhere you look are carved walls, ornate columns, beautiful paintings and a floor made up of over four hundred colored marble slabs to memorialize famous knights from all corners of Europe. Two masterpieces by Caravaggio hang in the Oratory.

There is a short amount of free time on Republic Street. This is the busiest pedestrian street in the city center so you can pick up a souvenir, get a drink in a caf̩ or just savor the local atmosphere.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Valletta tours and Valletta Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Valletta tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Depart pier and drive to Valletta Gate - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Upper Barrakka Gardens - 30 Minutes
  • Walk to Grand Masters Palace - 15 Minutes
  • Visit the Grand Masters Palace - 1 Hour
  • Visit St John's Co-Cathedral - 1 Hour
  • Free time on Republic Street - 45 Minutes
  • Drive back to pier - 15 Minutes