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


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Meet your driver when your cruise ship docks in Malta, then hop inside your comfortable, private vehicle and set off to begin your shore excursion.

Stop first in the postcard-perfect village of Marsaxlokk. Take in the harbor-front sights and snap photos of the luzzus (multi-colored fishing boats). Then, continue to Wied iz-Zurrieq, a rocky inlet that affords beautiful views of the famous Blue Grotto and Filfla island.

Continue past Mosta Dome, one of Europe’s largest unsupported domes, and travel into Valletta, Malta’s fortified capital city. Here, see the Grandmasters’ Palace, the former residence of Malta’s Grand Masters and currently the seat of parliament.

Next, travel to Upper Barrakka Gardens, the highest point in Valletta, where you’ll pause for photo opportunities of the city and the Grand Harbour. Finally, see Valletta’s ancient bastions before returning to the cruise terminal.

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Malta trip was wonderful. We had a private van that took us all over this gorgeous island. We did some walking through a Palace and towns. Our guide was super. She was a local that knew her way around this island. I would recommend the tour for anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fab was a fantastic guide! We loved her humor and she gave us different options for our tour that we loved. Malta is a beautiful city and a must see.

Patrice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We were met at the cruise ship by Oresto. He was very knowledgeable re Malta....he was full of historic information and also a pleasant man so our experience was very enjoyable.

Vicki S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Wonderful tour and fantastic guide. We learned so much and saw so many areas of the island. Highly recommend!

Helena C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Elena was our guide and Andrew was our driver. They couldn't have been greater. We wanted to see the Red Tower at the other end of the island and the two of them timed it perfectly to get in all the other points of interest. We really got our money's worth for this tour and they were absolutely fantastic.

Regina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very nice tour, interesting, has free time to observe historical places, provide a lot if information, we had a nice comfortable car, knowledgable tour guide. We like it!

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!

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