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See the best of Valleta — including Grandmaster’s Palace, one of the city’s biggest drawcards — on this immersive, 3.5-hour walking tour. Explore Malta’s historical capital with a local guide, and visit top attractions such as St John’s Co-Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens and, of course, Grandmaster’s Palace where the Maltese government is housed.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Valletta, Malta’s capital city
  • Visit famous monuments and landmarks including the historic Grandmaster's Palace
  • Soak up views of beautiful Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Wander through St Johns Co-Cathedral for a look at stunning Baroque architecture and Italian artwork
  • Enjoy informative and entertaining commentary from your friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

As you tour the main monuments of this fantastic city, your funny and enthusiastic guide will get you involved in the attractions by providing historical commentary and answering any questions you have.

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What You Can Expect

Valletta Walking Tour Including Grandmaster’s Palace

Visit the beautiful Cathedral of Malta

Following pickup from your Malta hotel, journey to the entrance of the fortified city of Valleta, the archipelago’s capital, where you’ll begin your walking tour.
Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, a beautiful public park whose terrace affords beautiful views of Grand Harbour and the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa.
Continue to St John’s Co-Cathedral, which was built for the Knights of St John in the 16th century. Wander through its timeworn halls and marvel at the distinctive baroque architecture and paintings by Caravaggio.
Then, enjoy a guided tour of the Grandmaster’s Palace. As you explore its magnificent interior, hear from your guide how it was constructed in the 1500s and was one of the city's first buildings. You'll also learn about Grandmaster Jean de la Vallette, the founder of Valleta, whose nephew lived in the palace.
Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel, leaving you with a new appreciation for Maltese history, art, culture and scenery.

Customer Reviews

Eva S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a good tour for a quick overview of Valletta. Could have used a bit more time and more of the highlights of the city and there are many. Hannah our guide was great, even though she had to go back and forth in two different languages, she did it very smoothly.

Graham

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We were escorted by a well informed and eloquent guide. The tour was well paced and gave us a excellent overview of the role the Knights of the Order of St John had in determining the history and character of the Malta and its people.

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Had a wonderful time. The tour guide was excellent.

Jean Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Vanessa gave me his tour even though I was he only person attending. That was excellent as often companies cancel if numbers aren't up.
She knew her history and then took me round at an appropriate pace.
Really good orientation for my first day in valetta

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent introduction to a beautiful city.

E T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

I wasn't on the trip - I booked it for my grandparents for my grandad's 80th birthday - however they came home from holiday and he immediately filled me in on their trip with you guys, which they absolutely were over the moon with. They loved all the places they were taken, and couldn't speak highly enough of their guide for the day. You were also very accommodating when they thought they may have to change the date (turned out they didn't need to but said you were very good and willing to help re-arrange if needed.) Thank you very much :) Highly recommended :)

Neil D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

I enjoyed this tour seeing artefacts, historic buildings and so much more. Our tour guide made everything so engaging and it was a pleasure to go with the flow as we walked through Valetta visiting the gardens, church, palace etc. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and glad to have undertaken this tour.

Maria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Fantastic guide - great tour! Highly recommend

Melody M

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

This was a great tour. I believe our guide was Maria, though it has been some time since I took it. I took this tour the day after I arrived in Valletta, and I felt it was a nice orientation to the city without taking too much time. We spent a lot of time at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and it is worth spending some time there. Unfortunately the Grandmaster's Palace was closed, so we didn't get to visit there. We went to the Armoury instead. I think it could be expanded slightly more to include more destinations such as the waterfront, and perhaps a nice place for lunch, but the half day tour is fine as well.

Graham K

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

I pre-booked this tour not knowing how accessible these places would be while I was actually staying in Valletta. But it's probably a good tour to do if you are on a short visit/stay in the area.

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