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Mosta, Crafts Village & Mdina Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€32.00
CHILD €24
Guided tour to the central part of the island including visits to the magnificent Mosta dome, the ancient medieval city of Mdina and local artisans at the crafts village
OVERALL RATING : 4-5 READ REVIEWS +
Mosta, Crafts Village & Mdina Tour
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Mosta Dome entrance included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • Available in 4 languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Wednesday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0800hrs - 0915hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
This tour includes some of central Malta's highlights and our first stop includes a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
Our final visit is to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Morning Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide, Mosta Dome entrance included
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€32.00 Adult
€24.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
€0.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
Total €0.00
Price Includes
Pick up/Drop off
Tour transport accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
Mosta Dome entrance fee

San Anton Gardens, Mdina & Rabat Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€33.00
CHILD €25
Discover Malta’s old capital ‘Mdina’, the impressive Catacombs in the old town of Rabat and the beautiful gardens of San Anton, home to our president.
OVERALL RATING : 5 READ REVIEWS +
San Anton Gardens, Mdina & Rabat Tour
  • PM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Catacombs entrance included
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Saturday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 1300hrs - 1430hrs
Return at 1730hrs - 1830hrs
The tour will take us back in time to medieval Malta, the Roman period and the very heart of Christianity. We will start with a visit to Rabat. Here we will make our way through the narrow streets to the centre which is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. During our visit to Rabat, we will include an internal visit of the impressive St. Paul's catacombs.

Our next stop includes the ancient city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.

The final stop during this tour is to San Anton Gardens. These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of San Anton Palace – today the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton Gardens were first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies. Here one also finds the largest orchard on the Island with more than 800 orange trees and other citrus trees.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Afternoon Tour
Returning at 1730hrs - 1830hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide, Catacombs entrance included

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
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€33.00 Adult
€25.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Catacombs entrance fee

Three Cities & Winery Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€40.00
CHILD €32
A guided tour visiting the oldest region of the Grand Harbour, including Senglea, Cospicua, Vittoriosa (Birgu) and one of the most established wineries.
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Three Cities & Winery Tour
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Wine tasting with local savouries included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • Available in 4 languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Tuesday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0800hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa are located to the south of Valletta and form part of the magnificent Grand Harbour. These cities have endured so much in the past including the Great Seige of 1565 against the might of the Ottoman Empire and of course endless bombardments during WWII. This short half-day tour is a mere introduction to these unique cities, their history, heritage and people.

The Threes Cities are located inside fortifications known as the 'Cottonera Lines' which were built by the Knights of St. John to protect these cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. We start our tour with a visit to Senglea. Senglea was built on a peninsula and could only be accessed by a bridge on one side and from the sea from the other three sides. As you enter the city you will notice the magnificent church which is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady. Today Senglea is flanked on one side by a shipyard, on the other side the stunning yacht marina and at the point of the city, one can enjoy magnificent views of the harbour.

As soon as you leave Senglea you will immediately arrive in the second of the three cities, Cospicua. This history of this ancient maritime city can be traced back to the Phoenicians era at 600 BC. The Knights of St. John built the first Dock Yard during the 18th century, however, it was the during the British rule in Malta (1800 to 1964) that Cospicua was used extensively by the Royal Navy. Today the old dockyard area has been transformed into a beautiful marina and a new university.

The last of the Three Cities and undoubtedly the oldest and most important is Vittoriosa. Otherwise and more commonly known as Birgu, the history of Birgu is heavily linked to the Knights of St. John. In 1530 when the Knights first arrived they made Birgu the capital. They fortified the area and built their Palazzo's, hospital, churches and the castle of St. Angelo, this large fortification was separated from the main city of Birgu connected only by a draw bridge. Today, it is known as Fort St. Angelo and is still commands a prominent place at the heart of the Grand Harbour. The Birgu waterfront, once lined with Galley's nowadays is lined with superyachts from all over the world!

The final part of this tour includes a visit to one of the oldest wineries. Winemaking in Malta dates back many many years and we will visit these 400-year-old cellars where you can experience some authentic  Maltese heritage. You can sample some wines during the visit.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Morning Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide, Winery tour and wine tasting

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
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€40.00 Adult
€32.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Winery tour with tasting

Valletta & Malta Experience

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€45.00
CHILD €35
A guided tour of the capital featuring the Upper Barraka Gardens, St. John’s Co. Cathedral and the award-winning Malta Experience audiovisual experience
OVERALL RATING : 4-5 READ REVIEWS +
Valletta & Malta Experience
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • St. John’s Co. Cathedral entrance included
  • Malta Experience ticket included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Thursday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0800hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
During our tour of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner.
 
We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the mains streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral before proceeding to our final visit at the Malta Experience which is a superb 45-minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Morning Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide, St. John’s Co. Cathedral and Malta Experience Show entrance included

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
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€45.00 Adult
€35.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Tour transport accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
St. John’s Co. Cathedral and Malta Experience Show entrance fees

Prehistoric Temples Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€45.00
CHILD €35
Discover the ancient monuments of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples on the south coast and Ghar Dalam, where the earliest humans settled
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Prehistoric Temples Tour
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • All entrances included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • Available in 4 languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Saturday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0800hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
Malta and Gozo Islands are home to a variety of megalithic structures, seven of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our half-day tour is a mere insight into a fascinating era dominated by Neolithic man and during this tour, our guide will unfold an ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

Our first visit is to the Hagar Qim Temple Complex which includes Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples were built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with a tour to the Hagar Qim Temple. This temple has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Also forming part of this temple complex is the Mnajdra Temple which lies tucked on a slope in the cliffs, overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla. This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples and during the Equinox, on the 20th March and the 22nd September, the rays of the sun pass directly through the temple’s main doorway and light up the main axis. The rays of sun during the Solstices light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.

We proceed with our tour to Ghar Dalam Cave. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,000 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are accessible. The lowermost layers date back to the Pleistocene Age (180,00 years ago) and to the end of the last Ice Age (16,000 years ago) and contained the fossilised bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Morning Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide, Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples, Ghar Dalam Cave entrances included
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€45.00 Adult
€35.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Tour transport accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
Ghar Dalam Cave, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples entrance fees

Mdina, Mosta, Crafts, Valletta Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€50.00
CHILD €40
Tour the old medieval city, admire one of the largest unsupported domes in the world, see the local artisans and explore our 17th-century capital. All in a day!
OVERALL RATING : 4-5 READ REVIEWS +
Mdina, Mosta, Crafts, Valletta Tour
  • Full Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Mosta Dome entrance included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide in English, Spanish & Russian languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Tuesday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0830hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1630hrs - 1730hrs
This tour includes some of Malta's popular attractions in one day and we start our tour with a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
We continue to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls. 
 
In the afternoon we proceed to the capital, Valletta. During our visit of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner. We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the mains streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. During our visit to Valletta, you will have free time for lunch and/or you may decide to internally visit the magnificent Cathedral which is also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Full-Day Tour
Returning at 1630hrs - 1730hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide, Mosta Dome entrance included

Lunch is not included in the tour rate, free time will be allocated

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
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€50.00 Adult
€40.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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St. John's Co. Cathedral, Mosta Dome entrance fees

Night Tour + Malta 5D

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€30.00
CHILD €22
The beautifully illuminated bastions and old buildings around Valletta, Mdina and the imposing Mosta Dome are simply stunning. A fabulous way to spend an evening.
OVERALL RATING :
Night Tour + Malta 5D
  • Night Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Malta 5D entrance included
  • Amazing scenery and photo stops
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Tuesday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 1900hrs - 2015hrs
Return at 2300hrs - 0000hrs
An enjoyable, interesting and relaxing tour starting with a visit to the capital city Valletta. You will first drive around the city where you will be able to see the fortifications and the way Valletta is magically lit at night. The coach will stop you at the Valletta Waterfront for a photo stop and you will then proceed to the Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour. You will then walk to the Malta 5D Show where you will discover the history of Malta in a different and enjoyable way.

After the show, the coach will drive you to Mosta where you will see the Mosta Dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. The 18th-century church became known throughout the country in 1942 when during World War II, a dropped bomb failed to explode thus sparing the lives of around 300 people.

Finally, you will visit Mdina, famous as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day, especially during the night. The only way to explore Mdina is on foot. At Mdina, once the capital city of Malta, you will walk through the quaint alleys, narrow streets and you will also see the St. Paul's Cathedral beautifully lit. You will also see the view of the island from the high bastion walls. In Mdina, you will have time for a drink or a coffee (not included).

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Night Tour
Returning at 2300hrs - 0000hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide, Malta 5D entrance included
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€30.00 Adult
€22.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Malta 5D entrance fee

Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€28.00
CHILD €20
Tour to the south including a scenic drive to Wied iz-Zurrieq, home to the Blue Grotto and the popular market in the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
OVERALL RATING : 4 READ REVIEWS +
Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Tour
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Amazing scenery and photo stops
  • Free time at Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Sunday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0830hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
This popular Sunday morning tour focuses on the south of the island and we start with a visit to the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life and you can explore these stunning sites on the 25-minute boat trip which explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder, it really is a must-do. The boat trip is optional and you should allow €8 adults and €4 for children if you would like to do it. Tour participants that do not want to join the boat trip can grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful scenery or browse around the small outlets.

We then continue to our next stop, en route we will pass some interesting locations until we reach the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The fishing community still thrives today, in fact, most residents are still actively involved. Other typical characteristics of Marsaxlokk include the low lying buildings which line the picturesque waterfront and the colourful traditional fishing boats called the "luzzu", hundreds of them fill the bay. On Sunday, a 'locals' market expands the whole of the waterfront and this market attracts many locals, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to mix and mingle with them.  If markets are not your thing, you can visit one of the many outlets and try something typical of this locality.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Half Day Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
Blue Grotto Info
The optional Blue Grotto boat trip is not included in the tour rate. Allow €8/adults, €4/children which is to paid direct to the boat operators.

Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist.

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions.
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€28.00 Adult
€20.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
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Traditional Harbour Cruise with Transfers

Type: Malta Harbour Cruises
€18.00
CHILD €13
A cruise around both sides of the harbour giving the best possible view of the magnificent Grand Harbour fortifications and beautiful marinas. A must-do!
OVERALL RATING : 4-5 READ REVIEWS +
Traditional Harbour Cruise with Transfers
  • Extended Half Day Tour Cruise
  • 90 minute cruise
  • Free time in Sliema
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Commentary on board
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

From Monday to Saturday throughout the year

Important Update
This cruise is currently operating at reduced capacity to ensure passenger health safety. To guarantee your place early bookings are highly recommended.

Times

Depend on your pick up point;
Starting at 0930hrs - 1045hrs

You will have a choice of drop off times;
Option 1 - returning at 1515hrs - 1630hrs
Option 2 - returning at 1615hrs - 1730hrs

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The transport will drop you off at 1100hrs next to the harbour cruise departure point in Sliema and you can join one of the harbour cruises which starts at 1215hrs or starts at 1415hrs.

Departing from Sliema creek on a traditional type Latini boat, this harbour cruise allows you to witness Malta's living past. Cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta - Marsamxett Harbour and the impressive Grand Harbour. 

A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements and creeks which can only be admired from the sea. 

This type of boat allows us to cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views, you will also see the beautiful marinas which are home to some amazing mega yachts some of which are owned by famous people...you never know you may get to see somebody famous!

Transport is available to return you back with an option of departure times at 1500hrs or 1600hrs.

No matter which harbour cruise you decide to join and return transport you select, you will have some free time to enjoy Sliema. Sliema is one of Malta's busiest locations, it offers a plethora of shopping outlets, cafeterias and restaurants. It also has a stunning seafront with amazing views across the water of Valletta's iconic skyline, and, is within walking distance of the Ta'Xbiex Marina, making it a great location for a pleasant stroll with fabulous photo opportunities.

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Extended Half Day Tour Cruise
Returning at 1515hrs - 1630hrs depending on your drop off location
OR
Returning at 1615hrs -  1730hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transfers to/from boats, 90 minute harbour cruise, free time in Sliema 
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€18.00 Adult
€13.00 Child (5yrs to 14yrs)
€1.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
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90-minute boat trip with commentary

2 Harbours Night Cruise

Type: Malta Harbour Cruises
€18.00
CHILD €13
A relaxing and enjoyable cruise around the impressive Grand Harbour, creeks and marinas. Admire the towering fortifications which are beautifully illuminated.
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2 Harbours Night Cruise
  • Night Cruise
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Amazing scenery and photo opportunities
  • Commentary on board
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Every Thursday between June and October

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 1845hrs - 2000hrs
Return at 2230hrs - 2330hrs
Departing from Sliema creek, the 2 Harbours Night Cruise allows you to witness Malta's living past whilst admiring the beautifully illuminated bastions and old buildings which are simply stunning. Cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta - Marsamxett Harbour and the impressive Grand Harbour. 
 
A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements and creeks which can only be admired from the sea. 

We cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views, you will also see the beautiful marinas which are home to some amazing mega yachts some of which are owned by famous people...you never know you may get to see somebody famous!

Note The size and type of boat used will depend on the number of passengers that have booked this tour

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Night Cruise 
Returning at 2230hrs - 2330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transfers to/from boat, 90-minute cruise
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€18.00 Adult
€13.00 Child (5yrs to 15yrs)
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90-minute boat trip with commentary

Vintage Malta Scenic Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€40.00
CHILD €30
Board a vintage bus for a unique touring itinerary which includes the impressive Palazzo Falson, the woodland area of Buskett, cliffs of Dingli and Clapham Junction!
OVERALL RATING : 5 READ REVIEWS +
Vintage Malta Scenic Tour
  • AM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Palazzo Falson entrance included
  • Delicious local snack with coffee/tea
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Thursday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0820hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1230hrs - 1330hrs
Located in the heart of Mdina is the Palazzo Falson, which originates from the 13th century. What you can see today is a Historic House Museum which has been beautifully restored and houses the personal items of the last owner residing in this house, Capt. Olof Frederick Gollcher OBE (1889-1962).

Your next stop is Clapham Junction. Clapham Junction is covered with very puzzling and mysterious grooves in the rock. They appear to be ancient archaeological roadways of some sort and can an be found all over the islands. Sometimes they are a solitary pair that can go on for miles, however, the cart ruts we will be visiting are extensive and criss-cross each other, hence the name 'Clapham Junction'.  One of the mysteries and frustrations of Malta's ancient history is that there are no records left thousands of years ago.

You will then drive to The Buskett Gardens, located in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq, Siggiewi. The gardens are at their best in Spring but they offer shade from the harsh mid- Summer sun and offer a quiet place for a walk in the winter months. Verdala Palace, an official residence of the President of Malta, is located on the edge of the Gardens. A coffee break is also included in this tour where you will taste the delicious and traditional “Pastizzi”.

Your final stop is Dingli Cliffs, located less than a kilometre to the south-west of the village of Dingli. The cliffs are 220 metres high and are the highest point in Malta! An isolated chapel makes for a charming landmark. Built-in the 17th century, the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene offers some of the most beautiful views you can get from these cliffs. From here you can also see the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla.

During this excursion, you will tour onboard a Vintage Bus, a bus that is now rare to see on the Maltese Islands.

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Tour Type & Times
Half Day Morning Tour
Returning at 1230hrs - 1330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Vintage style transport, *accompanied by a tour guide, Palazzo Falson entrance included, snack with coffee/tea

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language

If the weather is unsuitable the type of transport may be changed
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South Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Type: Malta Sightseeing Tours
€22.00
CHILD €14
The south of the island features many interesting towns and places of interest including the 3 Cities, Ancient Temples, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Blue Grotto and more…
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South Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
  • 1 Day Tour Ticket
  • Flexible tour times
  • Pace the day to your liking
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Audio guide in many languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Daily throughout the year

Times

Tours start at 0900hrs from Sliema and depart every 30/60 mins after (depending on the season). Last departure is at 1500hrs

Tour duration without getting off is 2hrs 50mins
This route includes bus stops in this order - Sliema, Valletta Bus Terminus, War Museum & Fort St. Elmo, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta Waterfront, Tarxien Temples, Hypogeum, Vittoriosa Waterfront, Zejtun Parish Church, Zejtun St. Gregory’s Church, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum, Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Malta Falconry Centre, Limestone Heritage, Sliema

You can get off and back on the bus as much as you like during the tour.

The main highlights include;

Valletta
Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565 and the bus stops conveniently just outside the city walls. Make your way to Castille and visit the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Every day at noon the 'Noon Gun Salut' is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch.

Other stops in Valletta include the panoramic fortified route around the city, Fort St. Elmo and the National War Museum, the award-winning Malta Experience and the stunning Valletta Waterfront. This beautifully renovated 18th-century wharf is also the main cruise ship terminal and has an excellent range of restaurants and cafeterias.

Birgu/Vittoriosa
Birgu forms part of the Three Cities and is the oldest fortified city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area. Here you can visit the historical centre of the city which is known as the 'collachio', the area which was occupied by the Knights'.

Tarxien Temples & Hypogeum
Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated and it offers a unique collection of circa. 3000 BC sanctuaries. Stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers and riches enhance the attractions of these temples. Located close to Tarxien Temples is the unique Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This ancient underground monument is 12 metres below street level. It consists of a network of passages, chambers and caves cut on three levels, similar to the interior of a megalithic temple. The most impressive part of the temple is the "Holy of Holies" and one of the most important prehistoric masterpieces known as the "Sleeping Lady" was also found here.

Note! If you intend to visit the Hypogeum you cannot enter this site unless you have prebooked your tickets.

Zejtun
This southern town is a great example of a typical southern lifestyle. The main piazza is dominated by the main church, however, the piazza (centre) is a hive of activity in the morning.

Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
Experience a little local culture at the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. This quaint village which is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu', hundreds of them fill up the bay. There is also a small local market from Mon to Sat and a big market all day on Sunday's. Marsaxlokk is also renowned by the locals as the BEST place to eat fresh fish at one of the many restaurants.

Blue Grotto
A series of caves along the coast which is accessible by boat...you will be amazed by the crystal clear sea. If you would like to take the short 25-minute boat trip they operate subject to suitable weather conditions and the cost is €8 per person.

Hagar Qim Temple Complex
These unique ancient temples were built over 7000 years ago!

Note!
On Saturday Afternoon, Sunday's and Public Holidays most shops are closed.
Churches and Cathedrals are not always open to the public, they close their doors to tour visitors on Sunday's, Public Holidays and if they are hosting a funeral, wedding and other types of events. 

Additional Information

Times & Duration
The bus is scheduled to pick up/drop off at points of interest every 30/60 minutes (depending on the season). 

We highly recommend that you join the tour as early as possible so you can hop off at the main points of interest and you can do this as many times as you like during the tour. When you are ready just just hop on again to contune with the tour. 

The tour duration is 2hrs 50mins without getting off the bus. 

An updated schedule will be provided when boarding the bus.
 
On Bus Commentary
A recorded audio guide commentary is available in Maltese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Danish languages.

Free earphones provided.
 
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North Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Type: Malta Sightseeing Tours
€22.00
CHILD €14
The north of the island features many interesting towns and places of interest including the Mosta Dome, Rabat, Mdina, Golden Bay, Ta’Qali Crafts Village and more…
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North Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
  • 1 Day Tour Ticket
  • Flexible tour times
  • Pace the day to your liking
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Audio guide in many languages
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Daily throughout the year

Times

Tours start at 0900hrs from Sliema and depart every 30/60 mins (depending on the season) after. Last departure is at 1500hrs

Tour duration without getting off is 2hrs 50mins
This tour includes bus stops in this order - Sliema, Valletta Bus Terminus, Aviation Museum, Ta’Qali Crafts Village, Mosta Church, Mdina Gate, Roman Villa (Rabat), Mgarr Church, Golden Bay, Bugibba Square, Malta National Aquarium, Marine Park/ Splash & Fun Bahar ic-Caghaq, St. George’s Bay, Spinola Bay, Sliema

You can get off and back on the bus as muc as you like during the tour.

The main highlights include;

Castille, Valletta
Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565 and the bus stops conveniently just outside the city walls. Make your way to Castille and visit the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Every day at noon the 'Noon Gun Salut' is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

San Anton Gardens
These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of the San Anton Palace – the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton was first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies.

Crafts Village & Mdina Glass
Here can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gift from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewelery, cane works, wrought iron and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.

Mosta Dome Church
The church’s dome is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. Mosta Dome is also popular with visitors as it was at this church the World War II bomb pierced the dome during a service, fell inside the church during a service and failed to explode, this the locals hailed as a miracle.

Rabat
The centre of Rabat is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. During this stop, you can visit St. Paul's Grotto and Church, the Wignacourt Museum, catacombs and Romanus Domus which is a typical Roman Townhouse typical of that period.

Medieval City of Mdina
Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1565 has had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.

Mgarr Village
The small town of Mgarr is very popular with locals for its many restaurants specialising in the local food feast of FENKATA (Rabbit meal). There at least seven restaurants in the small piazza.

Golden Bay
Two of the islands most popular beaches; Golden Sands and Ghajn Tuffieha are located in this stunning bay.

St. Paul's Bay
Named after the islands patron saint 'St. Paul'. It was in this bay that St. Paul was shipwrecked in AD60.

Bugibba
Malta's largest tourist resort.

Mediterraneo Marine Park
Situated alongside the sea, at “White Rocks” in Bahar ic-Caghaq, the Malta Marine Park succeeds in combining entertainment with education, offering guests an insight into the underwater world of dolphins & sea lions, the dexterity of tropical birds, and the laid back but alert turtles, frogs, snakes, iguanas and spiders.

Note!
On Saturday Afternoon, Sunday's and Public Holidays the Crafts Village is closed and most shops are also closed.

Churches are not always open to the public, they do sometimes close their doors to tour visitors on Sunday's, Public Holidays and if they are hosting a funeral, wedding and other types of events. 

Additional Information

Times & Duration
The bus will pick up/drop off at points of interest every 30/60 minutes (depending on the season). 

We highly recommend that you join the tour as early as possible so you can hop off at the main points of interest and you can do this as many times as you like during the tour. When you are ready just just hop on again to contune with the tour. 

The tour duration is 2hrs 50mins without getting off the bus. 

An updated schedule will be provided when boarding the bus.
 
On Bus Commentary
A recorded audio guide commentary is available in Maltese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Danish languages.

Free earphones provided.
 
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WWII & British History in Malta Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€55.00
CHILD €40
Did you know Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth during WWII?
Find out why during this fascinating tour which provides an insight into this island fortress.
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WWII & British History in Malta Tour
  • Full Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Air Raid Shelters entrance included
  • Malta War Museum entrance included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Friday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0830hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1630hrs - 1730hrs
This is the only tour available in Malta which is dedicated to Malta’s British history. During the tour, we will discuss why the British came to Malta, what happened and why they left visiting sites around Valletta and Vittoriosa.

The tour will begin in Vittoriosa where we will see the fortifications which date back to the times of the Knights and were later used by the British for their defensive purpose. We will visit the maze-like, underground Air Raid shelters and relive the conditions of what has been referred to as the Second Great Siege of Malta. These subterranean bomb shelters were excavated in the solid rock and were extended as the war progressed.

After a short walk of Vittoriosa, we will drive to Valletta by bus. We will walk to the upper Barrakka Garden which enjoys a spectacular view of the Grand Harbour (the largest natural harbour of the Mediterranean Sea), which was a British military base and the main reason why Malta came under fire as soon as Mussolini declared war on the Allied forces.

“The declaration of war has already been consigned to the ambassadors of Great Britain and France.” Benito Mussolini 1940

A walk around the streets of Valletta will take us by the Palace which was used by Napoleon Bonaparte, the second world war Victory (Soup) Kitchen, Queen Victoria’s statue and the ruins of the Royal Opera House which was destroyed at the peak of the bombings in Malta.

“This is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Winston Churchill 1942

After some free time for a lunch break, we will walk to the lower level of Valletta to the Malta War Museum. The museum itself is situated at Fort St. Elmo, an original defensive system built by the Knights which also was modified to serve the British military purpose. Among the numerous exhibits are the fuselage of one of the legendary Gloster Gladiators and well as the E-boat (human torpedo).

“Without Malta, the Axis will end by losing control of North Africa.” Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1941

 

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Full Day Tour
Returning at 1630hrs - 1730hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide, Air Raid Shelters and Malta War Museum entrance included

Lunch is not included in the tour rate, free time will be allocated
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€55.00 Adult
€40.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
€0.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
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Air Raid Shelters and Malta War Museum entrance fees

Lunch is not included in the tour rate, free time will be allocated

Dark Side of Valletta - Ghost Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€25.00
Incl. FREE
SPOOKS!
Legends, Murders & Mysteries! Walk the silent streets of the capital at night and learn about the most spectral and mysterious side, the ghosts which inhabit it.
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Dark Side of Valletta - Ghost Tour
  • Night Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Accompanied by Guide
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

On Monday throughout the year

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 1900hrs - 2000hrs
Return at 2230hrs - 2330hrs
This tour is both a visit of Valletta, impressive during the night, and a tour through the most spectral and mysterious side, the ghosts which inhabit it.
 
You will visit the streets of Malta’s capital dismissing the current population and moving to past times (not always so distant) and through buildings and corners get to know some of the stories which have laid the foundation of the city, as much as the Order of Saint John and the British Occupation, like the haunted house of Saint Ursula, the ghost of the Co-Cathedral or the spirit of the priest in Republic Street, among others.

You will also have free time to enjoy this charming city with its more physic and palpable inhabitants and commodities.

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Tour Type & Return Time
Night Tour
Returning at 2230hrs - 2330hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a licensed tour guide
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6 Day Tour - Best of Malta & Gozo

Type: Multi Day Guided Tours
€241.00
DEPARTS EVERY
TUE & SAT
This 6 day coach group tour includes ancient temples, the fortified cities of Mdina, Birgu and Valletta, quaint villages in the south, Blue Grotto and the island of Gozo
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6 Day Tour - Best of Malta & Gozo
  • Guaranteed scheduled departures
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Includes entrance fees, ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, lunch, wine tasting and more
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Tours depart every week, starting on Tuesday or Saturday

Times

Daily start time between 0800hrs and 0900hrs depending on pick up location
Tours starting on Saturday will end on Tuesday and tours starting on Tuesday will end on Sunday

Please Note! The order in which you will do the itinerary may change to how it is listed below


Tour 1: Ancient Temples of Malta
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

Malta and Gozo Islands are home to a variety of megalithic structures, seven of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our half-day tour is a mere insight into a fascinating era dominated by Neolithic man and during this tour, our guide will unfold an ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

Our first visit is to the Hagar Qim Temple Complex which includes Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples were built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with a tour of the Hagar Qim Temple. This temple has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Also forming part of this temple complex is the Mnajdra Temple which lies tucked on a slope in the cliffs, overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla. This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples and during the Equinox, on March 20 and September 22, the rays of the sun pass directly through the temple’s main doorway and light up the main axis. The rays of the sun during the Solstices light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.

We proceed with our tour to Ghar Dalam Cave. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,000 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are accessible. The lowermost layers date back to the Pleistocene Age (180,00 years ago) and to the end of the last Ice Age (16,000 years ago) and contained the fossilised bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 2: Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
(Duration is 5/6 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This popular Sunday morning tour focuses on the south of the island and we start with a visit to the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life and you can explore these stunning sites on the 25-minute boat trip which explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder, it really is a must-do. The boat trip is optional and you should allow €8 for adults and €4 for children if you would like to do it. Tour participants that do not want to join the boat trip can grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful scenery or browse around the small outlets.

We then continue to our next stop, en route we will pass some interesting locations until we reach the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The fishing community still thrives today, in fact, most residents are still actively involved. Other typical characteristics of Marsaxlokk include the low lying buildings which line the picturesque waterfront and the colourful traditional fishing boats called the "luzzu", hundreds of them fill the bay. On Sunday, a 'locals' market expands the whole of the waterfront and this market attracts many locals, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to mix and mingle with them.  If markets are not your thing, you can visit one of the many outlets and try something typical of this locality.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 3: Gozo Island
(Duration is 8/9 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

We transfer to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo. During the crossing, you will pass the smaller island of Comino and you will notice the top of the high rugged cliffs stands the Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes and on arrival, we join the guide and tour transport for our tour of Gozo.

You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has certain characteristics making it different from the larger island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to the shrine of Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a ridge in open countryside and provides beautiful views of the surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number of 'miracles' that you will discover during your visit.

We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'. Here you will see three interesting geological sites including Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater that has access to the open sea through a small arch-like tunnel. You can take a small boat trip around the inland sea and through the tunnel (the cost of the boat trip is not included in the tour rate, allow €4 per person if you would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock or as it is better known, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as dysentery, bleeding and impotence.

Just before our lunch break, we will visit the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This shortstop is ideal if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop before you settle down for lunch.

After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The Cittadella is a small walled city within the city of Victoria, only a small number of families still live within the walls. This historical fortified city has recently undergone major restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre, explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying amazing views of the island from the high bastions.

The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo.

At this stage, our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back to the drop off point.


Tour 4: Three Cities & Winery
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa are located to the south of Valletta and form part of the magnificent Grand Harbour. These cities have endured so much in the past including the Great Seige of 1565 against the might of the Ottoman Empire and of course endless bombardments during WWII. This short half-day tour is a mere introduction to these unique cities, their history, heritage and people.

The Threes Cities are located inside fortifications known as the 'Cottonera Lines' which were built by the Knights of St. John to protect these cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. We start our tour with a visit to Senglea. Senglea was built on a peninsula and could only be accessed by a bridge on one side and from the sea on the other three sides. As you enter the city you will notice the magnificent church which is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady. Today Senglea is flanked on one side by a shipyard, on the other side the stunning yacht marina and at the point of the city, one can enjoy magnificent views of the harbour.

As soon as you leave Senglea you will immediately arrive in the second of the three cities, Cospicua. The history of this ancient maritime city can be traced back to the Phoenicians era in 600 BC. The Knights of St. John built the first Dock Yard during the 18th century, however, it was during the British rule in Malta (1800 to 1964) that Cospicua was used extensively by the Royal Navy. Today the old dockyard area has been transformed into a beautiful marina and a new university.

The last of the Three Cities and undoubtedly the oldest and most important is Vittoriosa. Otherwise and more commonly known as Birgu, the history of Birgu is heavily linked to the Knights of St. John. In 1530 when the Knights first arrived they made Birgu the capital. They fortified the area and built their Palazzo's, hospital, churches and the castle of St. Angelo, this large fortification was separated from the main city of Birgu connected only by a draw bridge. Today, it is known as Fort St. Angelo and is still commands a prominent place at the heart of the Grand Harbour. The Birgu waterfront, once lined with Galley's nowadays is lined with superyachts from all over the world!

The final part of this tour includes a visit to one of the oldest wineries. Winemaking in Malta dates back many many years and we will visit these 400-year-old cellars where you can experience some authentic  Maltese heritage. You can sample some wines during the visit.


Tour 5: Mdina Medieval City, Mosta Dome & Artisans/Crafts Village
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This tour includes some of central Malta's highlights and our first stop includes a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
Our final visit is to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 6: Valletta & Malta Experience
(Duration is 4 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

During our tour of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner.
 
We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the main streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral before proceeding to our final visit to the Malta Experience which is a superb 45-minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.
 

Additional Information

Tour Type
You will be joining tours that operate on a weekly schedule. The number of passengers may change on a daily basis, on some tours there may be only 10 passengers, others may have up to 45 passengers. 
Transport Type
Air-conditioned van or coach
What is Included
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a *licensed tourist guide, **ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour and entrance into Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre, Tarxien Temples, Ghar Dalam Cave, Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language

**Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15
Blue Grotto Info
The optional Blue Grotto boat trip is not included in the tour rate. Allow €8/adults, €4/children which is to paid direct to the boat operators.

Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist.

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions.
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Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a licensed tourist guide, *ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour, and entrance fees into Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre, Tarxien Temples, Ghar Dalam Cave, Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15

5 Day Tour - Discover Malta & Gozo

Type: Multi Day Guided Tours
€198.00
DEPARTS EVERY
SUNDAY
Join us on this 5 day coach group tour and discover many the main places of interest including Gozo Island, Valletta, Blue Grotto, Mdina, Three Cities and more
OVERALL RATING :
5 Day Tour - Discover Malta & Gozo
  • Guaranteed scheduled departures
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Includes entrance fees, ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, lunch, wine tasting and more
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Tours depart every week, starting on Sunday

Times

Daily start time between 0800hrs and 0900hrs depending on pick up location
Sunday: Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
(Duration is 5/6 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This popular Sunday morning tour focuses on the south of the island and we start with a visit to the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life and you can explore these stunning sites on the 25-minute boat trip which explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder, it really is a must-do. The boat trip is optional and you should allow €8 for adults and €4 for children if you would like to do it. Tour participants that do not want to join the boat trip can grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful scenery or browse around the small outlets.

We then continue to our next stop, en route we will pass some interesting locations until we reach the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The fishing community still thrives today, in fact, most residents are still actively involved. Other typical characteristics of Marsaxlokk include the low lying buildings which line the picturesque waterfront and the colourful traditional fishing boats called the "luzzu", hundreds of them fill the bay. On Sunday, a 'locals' market expands the whole of the waterfront and this market attracts many locals, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to mix and mingle with them.  If markets are not your thing, you can visit one of the many outlets and try something typical of this locality.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Monday: Gozo Island
(Duration is 8/9 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

We transfer to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo. During the crossing, you will pass the smaller island of Comino and you will notice the top of the high rugged cliffs stands the Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes and on arrival, we join the guide and tour transport for our tour of Gozo.

You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has certain characteristics making it different from the larger island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to the shrine of Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a ridge in open countryside and provides beautiful views of the surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number of 'miracles' that you will discover during your visit.

We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'. Here you will see three interesting geological sites including Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater that has access to the open sea through a small arch-like tunnel. You can take a small boat trip around the inland sea and through the tunnel (the cost of the boat trip is not included in the tour rate, allow €4 per person if you would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock or as it is better known, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as dysentery, bleeding and impotence.

Just before our lunch break, we will visit the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This shortstop is ideal if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop before you settle down for lunch.

After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The Cittadella is a small walled city within the city of Victoria, only a small number of families still live within the walls. This historical fortified city has recently undergone major restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre, explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying amazing views of the island from the high bastions.

The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo.

At this stage, our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back to the drop off point.


Tuesday: Three Cities & Winery
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa are located to the south of Valletta and form part of the magnificent Grand Harbour. These cities have endured so much in the past including the Great Seige of 1565 against the might of the Ottoman Empire and of course endless bombardments during WWII. This short half-day tour is a mere introduction to these unique cities, their history, heritage and people.

The Threes Cities are located inside fortifications known as the 'Cottonera Lines' which were built by the Knights of St. John to protect these cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. We start our tour with a visit to Senglea. Senglea was built on a peninsula and could only be accessed by a bridge on one side and from the sea on the other three sides. As you enter the city you will notice the magnificent church which is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady. Today Senglea is flanked on one side by a shipyard, on the other side the stunning yacht marina and at the point of the city, one can enjoy magnificent views of the harbour.

As soon as you leave Senglea you will immediately arrive in the second of the three cities, Cospicua. The history of this ancient maritime city can be traced back to the Phoenicians era in 600 BC. The Knights of St. John built the first Dock Yard during the 18th century, however, it was during the British rule in Malta (1800 to 1964) that Cospicua was used extensively by the Royal Navy. Today the old dockyard area has been transformed into a beautiful marina and a new university.

The last of the Three Cities and undoubtedly the oldest and most important is Vittoriosa. Otherwise and more commonly known as Birgu, the history of Birgu is heavily linked to the Knights of St. John. In 1530 when the Knights first arrived they made Birgu the capital. They fortified the area and built their Palazzo's, hospital, churches and the castle of St. Angelo, this large fortification was separated from the main city of Birgu connected only by a draw bridge. Today, it is known as Fort St. Angelo and is still commands a prominent place at the heart of the Grand Harbour. The Birgu waterfront, once lined with Galley's nowadays is lined with superyachts from all over the world!

The final part of this tour includes a visit to one of the oldest wineries. Winemaking in Malta dates back many many years and we will visit these 400-year-old cellars where you can experience some authentic  Maltese heritage. You can sample some wines during the visit.


Wednesday: Mdina Medieval City, Mosta Dome & Artisans/Crafts Village
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This tour includes some of central Malta's highlights and our first stop includes a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
Our final visit is to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Thursday: Valletta & Malta Experience
(Duration is 4 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

During our tour of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner.
 
We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the main streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral before proceeding to our final visit to the Malta Experience which is a superb 45-minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.
 

Additional Information

Tour Type
You will be joining tours that operate on a weekly schedule. The number of passengers may change on a daily basis, on some tours there may be only 10 passengers, others may have up to 45 passengers.
Transport Type
Air-conditioned van or coach
What is Included
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a *licensed tourist guide, **ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour and entrance fees into Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language

**Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15
Blue Grotto Info
The optional Blue Grotto boat trip is not included in the tour rate. Allow €8/adults, €4/children which is to paid directly to the boat operators.

Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist.

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions.
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€140.00 Child (12yrs and under)
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Price Includes
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a licensed tourist guide, *ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour, and entrance fees into Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15

4 Day Tour - Highlights of Malta & Gozo

Type: Multi Day Guided Tours
€171.00
DEPARTS EVERY
MON & TUE
Excellent 4 day tour which is the ideal itinerary if you want to discover popular locations and highlights of Malta & Gozo with a local expert licensed tour guide.
OVERALL RATING :
4 Day Tour - Highlights of Malta & Gozo
  • Guaranteed scheduled departures
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Includes entrance fees, ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, lunch, wine tasting and more
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Tours depart every week, starting on Monday or Tuesday

Times

Daily start time between 0800hrs and 0900hrs depending on pick up location
Tours starting on Monday will end on Thursday and tours starting on Tuesday will end on Friday

Please Note! The order in which you will do the itinerary may change to how it is listed below


Tour 1: Gozo Island
(Duration is 8/9 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

We transfer to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo. During the crossing, you will pass the smaller island of Comino and you will notice the top of the high rugged cliffs stands the Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes and on arrival, we join the guide and tour transport for our tour of Gozo.

You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has certain characteristics making it different from the larger island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to the shrine of Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a ridge in open countryside and provides beautiful views of the surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number of 'miracles' that you will discover during your visit.

We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'. Here you will see three interesting geological sites including Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater that has access to the open sea through a small arch-like tunnel. You can take a small boat trip around the inland sea and through the tunnel (the cost of the boat trip is not included in the tour rate, allow €4 per person if you would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock or as it is better known, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as dysentery, bleeding and impotence.

Just before our lunch break, we will visit the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This shortstop is ideal if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop before you settle down for lunch.

After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The Cittadella is a small walled city within the city of Victoria, only a small number of families still live within the walls. This historical fortified city has recently undergone major restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre, explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying amazing views of the island from the high bastions.

The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo.

At this stage, our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back to the drop off point.


Tour 2: Three Cities & Winery
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa are located to the south of Valletta and form part of the magnificent Grand Harbour. These cities have endured so much in the past including the Great Seige of 1565 against the might of the Ottoman Empire and of course endless bombardments during WWII. This short half-day tour is a mere introduction to these unique cities, their history, heritage and people.

The Threes Cities are located inside fortifications known as the 'Cottonera Lines' which were built by the Knights of St. John to protect these cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. We start our tour with a visit to Senglea. Senglea was built on a peninsula and could only be accessed by a bridge on one side and from the sea on the other three sides. As you enter the city you will notice the magnificent church which is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady. Today Senglea is flanked on one side by a shipyard, on the other side the stunning yacht marina and at the point of the city, one can enjoy magnificent views of the harbour.

As soon as you leave Senglea you will immediately arrive in the second of the three cities, Cospicua. The history of this ancient maritime city can be traced back to the Phoenicians era in 600 BC. The Knights of St. John built the first Dock Yard during the 18th century, however, it was during the British rule in Malta (1800 to 1964) that Cospicua was used extensively by the Royal Navy. Today the old dockyard area has been transformed into a beautiful marina and a new university.

The last of the Three Cities and undoubtedly the oldest and most important is Vittoriosa. Otherwise and more commonly known as Birgu, the history of Birgu is heavily linked to the Knights of St. John. In 1530 when the Knights first arrived they made Birgu the capital. They fortified the area and built their Palazzo's, hospital, churches and the castle of St. Angelo, this large fortification was separated from the main city of Birgu connected only by a draw bridge. Today, it is known as Fort St. Angelo and is still commands a prominent place at the heart of the Grand Harbour. The Birgu waterfront, once lined with Galley's nowadays is lined with superyachts from all over the world!

The final part of this tour includes a visit to one of the oldest wineries. Winemaking in Malta dates back many many years and we will visit these 400-year-old cellars where you can experience some authentic  Maltese heritage. You can sample some wines during the visit.


Tour 3: Mdina Medieval City, Mosta Dome & Artisans/Crafts Village
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This tour includes some of central Malta's highlights and our first stop includes a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
Our final visit is to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 4: Valletta & Malta Experience
(Duration is 4 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

During our tour of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner.
 
We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the main streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral before proceeding to our final visit to the Malta Experience which is a superb 45-minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.
 
At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.
 

Additional Information

Tour Type
You will be joining tours that operate on a weekly schedule. The number of passengers may change on a daily basis, on some tours there may be only 10 passengers, others may have up to 45 passengers. 
Transport Type
Air-conditioned van or coach
What is Included
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a *licensed tourist guide, **ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour and entrance into Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language

**Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15
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Price Includes
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a licensed tourist guide, *ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, winery tour including wine tasting, lunch during the Gozo Island tour, and entrance fees into Mosta Dome, St. John's Co. Cathedral and the audiovisual Malta Experience.

*Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15

3 Day Tour - Glimpse of Malta & Gozo

Type: Multi Day Guided Tours
€118.00
DEPARTS EVERY
FRI & SAT
Ideal if you are visiting for a long weekend break. This 3 day itinerary includes Gozo Island, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, Mdina Medieval City, Rabat and San Anton Gardens
OVERALL RATING : 4 READ REVIEWS +
3 Day Tour - Glimpse of Malta & Gozo
  • Guaranteed scheduled departures
  • Accompanied by English speaking Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Includes entrance fees, ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, lunch and more
  • FLEXI Cancellation

Available

Tours depart every week, starting on Friday or Saturday

Times

Different start times for each tour depending on pick up location. Details will be provided on the Service Voucher.
Tours starting on Friday will end on Sunday and tours starting on Saturday will end on Monday

Please Note! The order in which you will do the itinerary may change to how it is listed below


Tour 1: Mdina Medieval City, Rabat & San Anton Gardens
(Duration is 4/5 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

The tour will take us back in time to medieval Malta, the Roman period and the very heart of Christianity. We will start with a visit to Rabat. Here we will make our way through the narrow streets to the centre which is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. During our visit to Rabat, we will include an internal visit of the impressive St. Paul's catacombs.

Our final stop includes the ancient city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.

The final stop during this tour is San Anton Gardens. These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of San Anton Palace – today the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton Gardens were first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies. Here one also finds the largest orchard on the Island with more than 800 orange trees and other citrus trees.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 2: Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
(Duration is 5/6 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

This popular Sunday morning tour focuses on the south of the island and we start with a visit to the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life and you can explore these stunning sites on the 25-minute boat trip which explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder, it really is a must-do. The boat trip is optional and you should allow €8 for adults and €4 for children if you would like to do it. Tour participants that do not want to join the boat trip can grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful scenery or browse around the small outlets.

We then continue to our next stop, en route we will pass some interesting locations until we reach the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The fishing community still thrives today, in fact, most residents are still actively involved. Other typical characteristics of Marsaxlokk include the low lying buildings which line the picturesque waterfront and the colourful traditional fishing boats called the "luzzu", hundreds of them fill the bay. On Sunday, a 'locals' market expands the whole of the waterfront and this market attracts many locals, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to mix and mingle with them.  If markets are not your thing, you can visit one of the many outlets and try something typical of this locality.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 3: Gozo Island
(Duration is 8/9 hours depending on pick up/drop off location)

We transfer to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo. During the crossing, you will pass the smaller island of Comino and you will notice the top of the high rugged cliffs stands the Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes and on arrival, we join the guide and tour transport for our tour of Gozo.

You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has certain characteristics making it different from the larger island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to the shrine of Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a ridge in open countryside and provides beautiful views of the surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number of 'miracles' that you will discover during your visit.

We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'. Here you will see three interesting geological sites including Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater that has access to the open sea through a small arch-like tunnel. You can take a small boat trip around the inland sea and through the tunnel (the cost of the boat trip is not included in the tour rate, allow €4 per person if you would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock or as it is better known, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as dysentery, bleeding and impotence.

Just before our lunch break, we will visit the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This shortstop is ideal if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop before you settle down for lunch.

After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The Cittadella is a small walled city within the city of Victoria, only a small number of families still live within the walls. This historical fortified city has recently undergone major restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre, explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying amazing views of the island from the high bastions.

The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo.

At this stage, our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back to the drop off point.
 

Additional Information

Tour Type
You will be joining tours that operate on a weekly schedule. The number of passengers may change on a daily basis, on some tours there may be only 10 passengers, others may have up to 45 passengers. 
Transport Type
Air-conditioned van or coach
What is Included
Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a *licensed tourist guide, **ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, lunch during the Gozo Island tour and entrance into St. Paul's Catacombs.

*Two of these tours are offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in another language besides English.

**Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15
Blue Grotto Info
The optional Blue Grotto boat trip is not included in the tour rate. Allow €8/adults, €4/children which is to paid direct to the boat operators.

Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist.

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions.
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Pick up and drop off, accompanied by a licensed tourist guide, *ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, trackless train trip, lunch during the Gozo Island tour, and entrance fee into St. Paul's Catacombs.

*Children aged 3 or 4 years pay for the ferry fare on the day of the tour, the charge is only €1.15