Valletta Cruise Port Tours

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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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Address: Pinto, Valletta, Malta
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

Discover Malta’s two capitals, ancient Mdina and the modern-day capital of Valletta, on this private, full-day shore excursion. With your own personal guide, you’ll enjoy guided tours of Mdina, Malta’s first capital that predates even Ancient Rome, and Valletta, Malta’s UNESCO-listed current capital. See top sights like Mdina Cathedral and Upper Barrakka Gardens, and learn about Malta’s history and the different cultures and influences that have shaped the archipelago over the centuries.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta, Vittoriosa and Hagar Qim Temple

Uncover Malta’s long and fascinating history on this private, full-day shore excursion. Meet your own personal guide at the cruise port in Valletta, and then start with a boat ride across the harbor. Explore the town of Vittoriosa on a walking tour; travel to the prehistoric temple of Hagar Qim; and enjoy both guided and free time in Valletta, where you’ll visit Upper Barrakka Gardens, St Jonh’s Co-Cathedral and the Grandmasters’ Place.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Leave the cruise port behind and spend the morning exploring beautiful Malta on this private, half-day shore excursion. In the company of your very own driver-guide, you’ll be whisked around the archipelago of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed capital city of Valletta, taking in top sights like the Grandmaster’s Palace and the Mosta Dome from the comfort of your private vehicle. You’ll also visit Upper Barrakka Gardens and have free time to explore at your own pace.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Swap the cruise port for a day of unlimited exploring with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Malta. With your 24-hour ticket and access to two different routes through Valletta, you can travel quickly and easily around Malta, exploring its top attractions at your own pace. See sights like the Blue Grotto and Mosta Church and Dome, and gain insight into Malta’s history and culture from the onboard commentary. Entrance fees not included.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

Explore the historic palaces and noble homes of Valletta on this 4-hour private Malta shore excursion. Admire panoramic views over Malta's natural harbours from the Upper Barrakka Gardens with your private guide. Discover top Valletta attractions including the Auberge of Castille, St John's Co-Cathedral and the beautiful Grandmaster's Palace. Visit the 16th-century Casa Rocca Piccola, and gain insight into Maltese art and history. Explore the village of Naxxar, home to the opulent Palazzo Parisio. Then, head through the pretty villages of Attard, Balzan and Lija on route back to port. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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