5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location:Valletta, Malta
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

While you’re in port in Malta, explore this beautiful island on a private sightseeing shore excursion. With your own driver to chauffeur you around, you’ll see the best of this fabulous, world-famous travel destination. Discover the capital city, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich with culture and history. You’ll see the Upper Barrakka Gardens and many other attractions while you relax in your comfortable private vehicle. You will also have free time to shop, eat or explore on your own.


  • Private Malta sightseeing shore excursion
  • See the best sights in Valletta and around the island
  • Free time to shop or have lunch
  • Private, English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and Grandmaster’s Palace
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

If you’re in port in Malta and have only a single day to see this beautiful Mediterranean isle, take this private shore excursion to see the best sights in your own private vehicle.

Your tour will start with a drive to the town of Marsaxlokk, a typical Maltese fishing village with multi-colored fishing boats known as luzzus bobbing in the harbor.

Next, you will pass the picturesque rocky inlet of Wied iz-Zurrieq and enjoy views of the Blue Grotto and the tiny, rocky island of Filfla.

Continue your drive past Mosta Dome, one of the largest unsupported domes in Europe, famous for an outstanding event that took place in 1942.

You will then continue to Malta’s current capital city, Valletta, where you'll see the Grandmasters' Palace, former residence of Malta’s Grand Masters and today’s seat of Parliament.

You’ll then make your way to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, passing important buildings like the Auberge de Castille, home to the offices of the Prime Minister. At the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta's highest vantage point, you will have ideal photo opportunities of Malta's beautiful Grand Harbor.

Before returning to your cruise ship, your tour will end with a drive around the impressive bastions protecting Valletta.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Malta port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Mike G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Outstanding and knowledgeable English speaking guide made for a wonderful experience.

Joanne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Malta and wanted to show off her homeland since we only had one day on Malta. The driver was a bit of a grump but she took care of him. She was also interested in where we were from so we had a lively discussion. The island's history is unusual compared to the rest of Europe, so having someone explain it in such detail was excellent. Malta is a lovely island wish the ship stopped here longer.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent! So interesting that my husband and I want to go back to Malta as a single destination. Danielle was a dream...thanks so much!

Ian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This excursion was exceptionally good, everything we were hoping it would be. Our guide Frederick was extremely knowledgeable and attentive, and very easy to get along with. The car was cool and comfortable, Duncan the driver was courteous and accommodating. Nothing was rushed and we saw everything we were hoping to see. All in all, excellent value - we have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone visiting Valletta.

Karen Y Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

What an excellent tour - our guide was fantastic and very knowledgable. Visted so many attractions around Malta. Great day and would love to go back to explore some more.

Donna J D

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Very informative yet not as much beauty as other tours. Our guide, Fredrick,
Was very knowledgeable but tailored the tour based on his preferences, we would have preferred to see things more appealing to us

DALE Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

although i thought it a bit expensive we did enjoy our tour in Malta

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