By Viator, April 2015
Choose a sunny day to visit the fabled turquoise waters sparkling in the Blue Grotto on Malta’s south coast and combine it with a side trip to the awesome cliffs at Dingli, where land meets the Mediterranean Sea with a dramatic drop of 820 feet (250 m).
Most older children will love a day exploring fortified Valletta; start off with a boat trip around the Grand Harbour to see the scale of the fortifications before heading to the multi-media exhibition Great Siege of Malta & the Knights of St John on Republic Square, which neatly explains one of the island’s most important historical events. From there take kids to see the Noon Day Gun blasting across the harbor from Upper Barrakka Gardens, followed by a walk around the fortified walls for great panoramic views. Stop off at Fort St Elmo for a dip into the National War Museum with its tales of Malta’s bravery in both World Wars and round off the day in a horse-drawn karozzini for a trip around the bastions.
For teenagers, Malta offers a load of water sports like wake boarding and wind surfing at Mellieha, and a buzzing but safe nightlife at Paceville plus movie theaters, bowling alleys, and ice-skating rinks.
Tours & Tickets
No matter when your cruise ship arrives in Malta, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion. Discover Malta’s top attractions on this City Sightseeing ... Read more
Duration: 1 day (approx.)
Discover dazzling sea caves, sleepy fishing villages and prehistoric ruins on a full-day sightseeing tour around the island of Malta. After visiting the Blue ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Visit Vittoriosa and Senglea, two of Malta’s historical Three Cities, on a half-day tour led by an expert local guide. Learn of the towns’ brutal albeit ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)