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  • Address: Pinto, Valletta, Malta

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Valletta Cruise Port Tours

There’s a reason the waterfront of Valletta is one of Europe’s most-visited cruise ports, and travelers to this historic town on the northeast coast of Malta will immediately understand why. Ancient forts, breathtaking buildings, and winding streets dot the hillside of the city that’s served as a backdrop of movies like Troy and Gladiator. Approaching its shores is like approaching another world, where modern-day amenities seem to disappear and the influence of Greek, Roman and Arab culture can be seen at every turn.

How to Get to Valletta

Cruise ships dock in Pinto Warf, about a half mile from the main shopping district of Valletta. Visitors can explore the town on foot, in a carriage or by hiring a taxi. Buses can take travelers further into the island, while local ferries connect Malta to the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino.

One Day in Valletta

Start the day at the Merchant Street Flea Market. Open daily from 9 a.m. until noon, this lively bazaar is the perfect place to find great deals on Gozo glass, a local specialty. Then take a taxi to the village of Wied iz-Zurrieq and hop aboard a small wooden boat to spend the afternoon exploring the incredible Blue Grotto. This series of caves carved into the southwest coast of Malta is accessible only by water and is a must-see sight on this beautiful island.

Port Information

Cruise ships dock in the recently renovated Pinto Wharf in historic Valletta. English and Maltese are both widely spoken and the euro is the official currency of Malta. U.S. dollars aren’t accepted, but major credit cards can be used in some of the more touristy areas. ATMs are accessible in the cruise terminal, but can be difficult to find in the streets of Valletta.

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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour, Valletta, null
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $72.64
Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina, Valletta, Ports of Call Tours
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

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While you’re in port in Malta, get to know its two capitals – Mdina, the ancient one, and Valletta, the current one – on this shore excursion that will ...  Read more

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.64
Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta, Vittoriosa and Hagar Qim Temple, Valletta, Ports ... 
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta, Vittoriosa and Hagar Qim Temple

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If you’re interested in the fascinating and long history of Malta, this is the perfect shore excursion while you’re in port. On this private tour from ...  Read more

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.56
Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes, Valletta, Ports of Call ... 
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

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Discover Malta’s luxurious side while you’re in port on this shore excursion to the palaces and noble houses around Valletta. Malta has a long history with ...  Read more

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.98
Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Valletta, Ports of Call Tours
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Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $23.82

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