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Lower Barrakka Gardens
Lower Barrakka Gardens

Lower Barrakka Gardens

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These romantic, landscaped gardens have recently been revamped and sit prettily on the edge of Valletta’s ramparts. They offer wonderful birds-eye views east to the entrance to the Grand Harbor and south to Fort St Angelo and the Three Cities of Vittorioso, Senglea and Cospicua and their more famous counterparts, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, are a few minutes’ stroll away on the south-west point of the ramparts. Among the flowers, splashing fountains and palm trees providing solace and shade in the gardens is a Neo-classical monument to Sir Alexander Ball, the first British Governor of Malta, who was appointed in 1813. A number of commemorative plaques mark the walkways, celebrating – among others – the 50th anniversary of the European Union in 2007 and the Prague Spring of 1968.

Accessible from Barriera Wharf along the seafront, the limestone colonnades of the Siege Bell Memorial stand just below Lower Barrakka Gardens. The 10-ton bronze bell commemorates the 7,000 people who died in the two-year Siege of Malta, which ended in 1942, and it was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 to mark the 50th anniversary of the siege. Her father King George V awarded the entire Maltese nation the George Cross – the UK’s highest military accolade – in honor of their bravery during the war.

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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 30 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.57
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Valletta Photo Walk

Valletta Photo Walk

My aim is to document your experience in the city and bring out its unique character, as well as your own! Having said this, being a Maltese local, I'll happily help you with your trip, give you a brief history of Malta and Valletta, and also give you local tips on places to visit and food to try out which you might otherwise miss out on.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.60
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Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide.
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  • 3 hours
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The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

Valletta is Malta's lilliputian capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula. Its founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance. It may be small, but it's packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. This tour includes all the main attractions in Valletta with all the admission tickets included. Included in this tour is also a licensed tourist guide which will guide you through the city explaining all the history and culture behind the attractions. Lunch is also included in this tour which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given prior the tour), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.87
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Tour of Malta (Private Driver) optional Private Lunch in a farmhouse

Tour of Malta (Private Driver) optional Private Lunch in a farmhouse

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See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 8 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 8 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce as a morning snack. A Maltese Platter will be served at lunchtime, the driver will set up a beautiful setting in a private farmhouse for you to drink free flowing local red/white wine while the platter is being prepared. The Maltese Platter will consist solely of Maltese Produce - This option is included at a cost of Eur 25/person (Lunch + Free flowing wine & water) Travelers will be picked up and returned to their preferred destination at no extra charge.
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  • 8 hours
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$334.66
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Private Driver (Tour) with optional private lunch in a farmhouse

Private Driver (Tour) with optional private lunch in a farmhouse

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 8 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 4 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce as a morning snack. A Maltese Platter will be served at lunchtime, the driver will set up a beautiful setting in a private farmhouse for you to drink free flowing local red/white wine while the platter is being prepared. The Maltese Platter will consist solely of Maltese Produce - This option is included at a cost of Eur 25/person (Lunch + Free flowing wine & water) Travelers will be picked up and returned to their preferred destination at no extra charge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.42
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Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

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This is a fun tour. We give you historic facts and also fun and curious facts about Valletta. We welcome all questions, especially difficult ones because if we don't know the answer, we will find it out.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lower Barrakka Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Lower Barrakka Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Lower Barrakka Gardens costs USD 18.57. Guided Lower Barrakka Gardens tours start around USD 18.57 per person. See all 7 Lower Barrakka Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.