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Malta Shore Excursions
 

Exclusive tours for cruise ship visitors. Make the most out of your short visit!

There is so much to see and do on our small island, so we have put together an excellent range of tours which offer good variety and mix, to suit all types of visitors, ages and interests. You can view our suggested private tour itineraries below.

We also organize small group tours on certain dates that start/end at the cruise terminal, click here to check if available when you visit.
If you want a tour customized to your specific requirements, go here and send us your enquiry.

 

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No matter where your ship berths around the harbour, there is only one cruise terminal exit. When you disembark from your cruise ship, make your way through the terminal and at the exit, your guide/driver will be waiting for you with your name displayed on a handheld board. At the time of booking, we will request your mobile contact number and you will also have our contact number printed on the confirmation, just in case we need to communicate. 

Covid 19 Disembark Requirements
ALL passengers disembarking from a cruise ship must be fully vaccinated and show a digital certificate, such as the VeriFLY digital pass for US and Canadian passengers, NHS pass for UK passengers etc... You can find all the information related to entry into Malta here

 

REFUND/NO CHARGE GUARANTEE
We understand that when booking a tour with a local operator you want to be reassured about certain basic conditions, therefore we offer a refund guarantee or no charge guarantee if you have to cancel for any of the following reasons;

-  You are prevented from travelling due to a COVID 19 related issue
-  The cruise ship itinerary is altered pre-departure or during the actual cruise, eliminating the stop in Malta
-  Your ship does not arrive in Malta due to bad weather

BOOKING CONDITIONS
After you have selected a tour and we have confirmed availability, you can confirm your tour booking as follows;
Option 1 - Pay the full amount by credit card at the time of booking
Option 2 - Pay a deposit by credit card and the balance with cash in Malta
Option 3 - Guarantee by credit card and pay the full amount with cash in Malta 

If you have to cancel your tour for any other reason which is not mentioned in the refund/no charge guarantee above, a cancellation fee may apply, however, this will depend on the reason for cancellation and how long in advance before the tour date you cancel. If you are a 'no show', in other words, you do not turn up for the tour without any prior notice, you will be charged the full amount of the tour.

Covid 19 Disembark Requirements
ALL passengers disembarking from a cruise ship must be fully vaccinated and show a digital certificate, such as the VeriFLY digital pass for US and Canadian passengers, NHS pass for UK passengers etc... You can find all the information related to entry into Malta here

 

Malta Highlights Tour - Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim Temples & Mdina Medieval City (SE1)

Half Day/4 hours
Experience the crystal clear Mediterranean sea and stunning caves of the Blue Grotto. Visit the UNESCO ancient megalithic temples of Hagar Qim which date back to 3600 BC and explore the old medieval city of Mdina and its maze of quaint streets and alleys.
Malta Highlights Tour - Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim Temples & Mdina Medieval City (SE1)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
  • Option to add Valletta to this tour, see Highlights of Malta Tour with Valletta (SE8)
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€350 for up to 6 passengers
€485 for 7 to 12 passengers
€620 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Add €6 per adult for Hagar Qim Temples.

Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow €8 per adult/€4 per child, which is paid directly to the boat operators on the day of the tour.
The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is canceled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide on the day of the tour.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sundays and Public Holidays.
 
Our tour begins with Mdina, the old capital of Malta and which will bring you back to the 9th century. This city was built on a plateau in the centre of the island, another incredible accomplishment. From the bastion walls, you'll see the entire island. Around you is a maze of narrow alleyways that bring you face-to-face with amazing architecture.

The tour then heads to the southwest and our next stop is the ancient megalithic temples of Hagar Qim, one of many UNESCO listed Malta sites. 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 our visit to the actual temple site. This temple has some of the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons.

Our final stop is the stunning Blue Grotto. Here you can take a 25-minute boat trip that explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do" during this tour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life, as you enter the caves the clarity of the azure sea is simply amazing. 

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.

OPTION
If you would like to do a longer tour, you can add Valletta to this tour. See Malta Highlights Tour with Valletta (SE8)
 

Island Fortress Tour - Mdina, Vittoriosa, Senglea & Birgu (SE2)

Half Day/4 hours
During this tour you will visit some of our stunning fortified cities including the medieval city of Mdina, which sits on high ground in central Malta, and, the old maritime cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa, occupied by the gallant Knights of St. John in the 16th century
Island Fortress Tour - Mdina, Vittoriosa, Senglea & Birgu (SE2)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
  • Option to add Valletta to this tour, see Island Fortress Tour with Valletta (SE9)
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€350 for up to 6 passengers
€485 for 7 to 12 passengers
€620 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
 
We start our tour with a visit to the oldest part of the Grand Harbour. The Three Cities consists of Senglea, Cospicua & Vittoriosa (or otherwise known as Birgu). Our first stop includes a visit to Senglea and the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights).

We continue with a drive through Cospicua, the most inner creek of this ancient harbour which has recently been regenerated. The highlight of the Three Cities is undoubtedly the oldest city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) it is the most important of the three. In 1532 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight into an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of the city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. We end our tour on the waterfront which in the past was occupied by the beautiful galleys, nowadays occupied by magnificent yachts.

Our final stop on this half-day tour is 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.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.

OPTION
If you would like to do a longer tour, you can add Valletta to this tour. See Island Fortress Tour with Valletta (SE8)
 

Medley of Malta Tour - Rabat, Mdina, Dingli Cliffs & Blue Grotto (SE3)

Half Day/4 hours
See typical local towns such as Rabat, admire the spectacular views from the high bastion walls of Mdina, enjoy the stunning scenery from Dingli Cliffs, the beautiful Girgenti Valley and along the south coast during the Blue Grotto boat trip. A great tour for all ages.
Medley of Malta Tour - Rabat, Mdina, Dingli Cliffs & Blue Grotto (SE3)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
  • Option to add Birgu to this tour, see Medley of Malta Tour with Birgu (SE10)
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€350 for up to 6 passengers
€485 for 7 to 12 passengers
€620 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow €8 per adult/€4 per child, which is paid directly to the boat operators on the day of the tour.
The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is canceled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide on the day of the tour.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sundays and Public Holidays.
 
This wonderful tour includes stunning scenery, the beautiful azure crystal clear sea, ancient towns and insight into an islands rich culture and heritage.

We start our day with a visit to the south of the island and 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. The 25-minute boat trip explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do". This optional boat trip is only eur8 adults, eur4 for children.

As you travel during the next part of this tour, your guide will explain the importance of the Girgenti Valley. Girgenti is a shaded fertile valley renowned for its orchards and cultivated fields. The eco system here is maquis, so it is green all year round. Citrus and other fruit trees thrive in the valley beneath the surrounding ridge. The old picturesque farmsteads are the homes of the local farming community who still work the fields and cultivate the orchards. On a spur overlooking the valley stands the summer palace of the Inquisitors built by Monsignor Visconti in 1625. Nowadays it is the official residence of our Prime Minister. Our journey via Girgenti will take us the west cost of the island.

Stretching for some 4km along the west coast are the Dingli Cliffs. These cliffs have vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 200m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views. Here will stop at the small 18th-century chapel which sits on the cliffs for a superb view and an ideal photo opportunity.

Our next stop will take you back in time and we start with the old town of Rabat. This charming town has strong ties with the Roman era and the visit of St. Paul AD60. Here we will take a short stroll from the central piazza through the quaint streets, where you can admire the old houses, alleys, traditional balconies amongst other typical old town characteristics. Our historical walk continues to what we consider as our 'pride and joy', the fairy tale city of Mdina. Mdina which is a medieval city 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 to the cruise terminal and Valletta.

OPTION
If you would like to do a longer tour, you can add Birgu to this tour. See Medley of Malta Tour with Birgu (SE10)
 

Caves Adventure Tour - Ghar Dalam Cave, Blue Grotto & Ghar Lapsi (SE4)

Half Day/4 hours
Ancient History, Stunning Scenery and an opportunity to jump into the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea…all in a day! Including Ghar Dalam, a huge cavern in the south of the island, the Blue Grotto for a boat trip into the caves, and a swim stop at Ghar Lapsi, a natural rocky cove
Caves Adventure Tour - Ghar Dalam Cave, Blue Grotto & Ghar Lapsi (SE4)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€350 for up to 6 passengers
€485 for 7 to 12 passengers
€620 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Add €5 per adult for Ghar Dalam Cave.

Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow €8 per adult/€4 per child, which is paid directly to the boat operators on the day of the tour.
The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is cancelled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide on the day of the tour.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
 
Want to do something different? Feeling a little adventurous?

Delve into the islands ancient history when we visit the unique Ghar Dalam Cave and explore this huge cavern. Here you can see bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami and other species from the Pleistocene Age, a staggering 180,000 years ago! The earliest evidence of human settlement which was over 7,000 years is also found here.

We then continue to the famous Blue Grotto. Here you can take a 25-minute boat trip that explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do" during this tour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life, as you enter the caves the clarity of the azure sea is simply amazing.

Our final stop offers you the opportunity to have a dip in the cool Mediterranean Sea. Ghar Lapsi is a unique and hidden little cave bay with a view over the tiny islet of Filfla. Its rocky shoreline form a natural swimming pool with crystal clear and fantastic azure blue/green waters perfect for a quick swim, approx. a 1 hour stop. The bay is not suitable for non-swimmers, however, close by is a bar where non-swimmers can sip a cool drink whilst enjoying the scenery.


At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.
 

Ancient Temples of Malta Tour - Hagar Qim, Mnajdra & Ghar Dalam (SE5)

Half Day/4 hours
With a plethora of UNESCO listed ancient temple sites, Malta is considered a mecca for archaeology enthusiasts. Join us on this journey back in time, over 5000 years ago, and discover an ancient civilization, their unique temples of worship and mysterious caves
Ancient Temples of Malta Tour - Hagar Qim, Mnajdra & Ghar Dalam (SE5)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€350 for up to 6 passengers
€485 for 7 to 12 passengers
€620 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Add €15 per adult for Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples & Ghar Dalam Cave

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
An insight into an era dominated by Neolithic man on a tour that will unfold our ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

We start our visiting 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 the sun during the Solstices light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.

The second part of our tour includes a visit to the 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 back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.
 

Around Malta by SUV (SE6)

Half Day/4 hours
Choose our north or south itinerary - The northern route includes beautiful bays and beaches, Popeye Village, and stunning scenery. The southern route features quaint fishing villages, amazing cliff views, and the Blue Grotto. Or, your driver can customize your tour.
Around Malta by SUV (SE6)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Private air conditioned SUV for your group only
  • Itinerary is customized to your specifications
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
Tour Prices and Details
Price is not per person, it is based on a private SUV vehicle accompanied by English speaking driver host.
€240 for 1 to 4 passengers

Not Included
If you want to internally visit any attraction or do a boat trip these are paid on the day direct. 

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
We can design this tour based on your specific requirements, your English speaking driver is a wealth of knowledge and will help you decide on arrival.

We suggest two popular routes:
North Route - Mdina Medieval City, Mgarr Village, Golden Bay, Popeye Village, Ghadira Bay, Mellieha, Coast Road, St. Julians, Sliema and Ta'Xbiea Yacht Marina
South Route - Mdina, Rabat, Dingli Cliffs, Girgenti Valley, Blue Grotto, Birzebbuga and Marsaxlokk

We can combine more or less anything you like based on specifications and popular itineraries include a combination of old towns, ancient cities or you may prefer just touring the coastline and visiting beautiful bays for the best views and great photos opportunities. It really is a very flexible solution and ideal for those of you that just do not know quite what they want to do.

Please note that this tour is accompanied by English speaking driver who will provide you with lots of general information about the places you will see en route. It is not suitable if you want historical details, facts and figures. For that type of tour, you would need to do a tour accompanied by a Licensed Tour Guide.
 

Highlights of Malta Tour with Valletta (SE8)

Full Day/7 hours
Combine our capital Valletta, with the Highlights of Malta Tour (SE2). This baroque city was built during the 16th century and has a plethora of palazzos and open piazzas. Your tour includes some of the highlights including Republic & Merchants Streets, the Cathedral and Gardens.
Highlights of Malta Tour with Valletta (SE8)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€500 for up to 6 passengers
€680 for 7 to 12 passengers
€860 for 13 to 16 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Add €21 per person for St. John's Co. Cathedral and Hagar Qim Temples

Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow €8 per adult/€4 per child, which is paid directly to the boat operators on the day of the tour.
The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is cancelled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide on the day of the tour.

Lunch, free time will be allocated.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
Our tour begins with Mdina, the old capital of Malta and which will bring you back to the 9th century. This city was built on a plateau in the centre of the island, another incredible accomplishment. From the bastion walls, you'll see the entire island. Around you is a maze of narrow alleyways that bring you face-to-face with amazing architecture.

The tour then heads to the south west and our next stop is the ancient megalithic temples of Hagar Qim, one of many UNESCO listed Malta sites. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with our visit of the actual temple site. This temple has some of the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons.

Our final stop in the morning is the stunning Blue Grotto. Here you can take a 25-minute boat trip that explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do" during this tour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life, as you enter the caves the clarity of the azure sea is simply amazing.

Our transport will then return us back to the harbour area and to Valletta. At this stage we say farewell to our driver, Valletta can only be explored on foot.

We enter the city passing the Tritons fountain and a walk along the main thoroughfare, the guide will point out our parliament, the old Royal Opera House besides other interesting buildings as we pass by. At this stage, we will stop for a lunch/snack break. After lunch, we continue our tour of the city which will include visits to George's Square which is adorned by the imposing Grand Masters Palace (external viewing only). Proceeding along Republic Street, our next stop is the amazing St. John's Co. Cathedral (internal visit), which is home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John." This Cathedral was the conventual church of the Order of St. John, otherwise known as the Knights of St. John. In fact, most of the city was built by the Knights'. They were the planners of the auberges, palaces and the magnificent fortifications that you can still see today. The final part of our walking tour includes Merchants Street, along here there are many interesting buildings and our guide will point out some of the most important, 'MUZA' (the new Museum of Fine Arts) and the imposing Auberge de Castille, nowadays the office our Prime Minister. We end our tour at the Upper Barraka Gardens and not only are these gardens beautiful but the view of the stunning Grand Harbour is a memorable one, it unfolds beneath you as you make your way to the viewing balcony, a perfect way to end our tour.

A trip from the gardens with the panoramic lift will take us back down to sea level and then we end with a short 6-minute walk to the cruise terminal.

Please note The order in which we operate the tour may differ as mentioned above. St. John's Co. Cathedral does not open on Saturday afternoons, Sunday's and Public Holiday's. This will be replaced with an alternative site such as the Grand Master's Palace, Archaeology Museum or Malta 5D Show.
 

Island Fortress Tour with Valletta (SE9)

Full Day/7 hours
This tour combines the Island Fortress Tour (SE2) and the new city, Valletta. Built after the Great Siege of 1565, our city tour includes some of the highlights including Tritons Fountain, the beautiful Palazzo's, an internal visit of St. John's Cathedral and Upper Barraka Gardens.
Island Fortress Tour with Valletta (SE9)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€500 for up to 6 passengers
€680 for 7 to 12 passengers
€860 for 13 to 16 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Add €16 per person for St. John's Co. Cathedral.

Lunch, free time will be allocated.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
We start our tour with a visit to the oldest part of the Grand Harbour. The Three Cities which consists of Senglea, Cospicua & Vittoriosa (or otherwise known as Birgu.

Our first stop includes a visit to Senglea and the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights). We continue with a drive through Cospicua, the most inner creek of this ancient harbour which has recently been regenerated. The highlight of the Three Cities is undoubtedly oldest city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) it is the most important of the three. In 1532 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight to an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. We end our tour on the waterfront which in the past was occupied by the beautiful galleys, nowadays occupied by magnificent yachts.

We continue our tour to 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.

Our transport will then return us back to the harbour area and to Valletta. At this stage we say farewell to our driver, Valletta can only be explored on foot.

We enter the city passing the Tritons fountain and a walk along the main thoroughfare, the guide will point out our parliament, the old Royal Opera House besides other interesting buildings as we pass by. At this stage, we will stop for a lunch/snack break.

After lunch, we continue our tour of the city which will include visits to George's Square which is adorned by the imposing Grand Masters Palace (external viewing only). Proceeding along Republic Street, our next stop is the amazing St. John's Co. Cathedral (internal visit), which is home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John." This Cathedral was the conventual church of the Order of St. John, otherwise known as the Knights of St. John. In fact, most of the city was built by the Knights'. They were the planners of the auberges, palaces and the magnificent fortifications that you can still see today. The final part of our walking tour includes Merchants Street, along here there are many interesting buildings and our guide will point out some of the most important, 'MUZA' (the new Museum of Fine Arts) and the imposing Auberge de Castille, nowadays the office our Prime Minister. We end our tour at the Upper Barraka Gardens and not only are these gardens beautiful but the view of the stunning Grand Harbour is a memorable one, it unfolds beneath you as you make your way to the viewing balcony, a perfect way to end our tour.

A trip from the gardens with the panoramic lift will take us back down to sea level and then we end with a short 6-minute walk to the cruise terminal.

Please note The order in which we operate the tour may differ as mentioned above. St. John's Co. Cathedral does not open on Saturday afternoons, Sunday's and Public Holiday's. This will be replaced with an alternative site such as the Grand Master's Palace, Archaeology Museum or Malta 5D Show.
 

Medley of Malta Tour with Birgu (SE10)

Full Day/7 hours
Combine the old maritime city of Birgu, with the Medley of Malta Tour (SE3). During your visit to Birgu you will explore a maze of winding quaint streets and alleys, known as the 'Collacchio', and admire views of the magnificent Grand Harbour, we end with a short boat trip
Medley of Malta Tour with Birgu (SE10)
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Start your tour at any time depending on your arrival time in port
  • Accompanied by local Licensed Tour Guide for full duration
  • Private air conditioned transport for your group only
  • As intensive or relaxed as you like, paced to your requirements
  • Stop for great photo opportunities along the route
  • Learn about our local cultures and heritage
  • Superbly designed itinerary with short travel time between each location, which means less time driving and more time sightseeing
Tour Prices and Details
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. They include private transport with a driver and the services of a local Licensed Tour Guide: 
€500 for up to 6 passengers
€680 for 7 to 12 passengers
€860 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups of up to 50 and more

Not Included
Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow €8 per adult/€4 per child, which is paid directly to the boat operators on the day of the tour.
The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is cancelled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide on the day of the tour.

Allow €2 per person for the boat trip across the harbour.

Lunch, free time will be allocated.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements
Add eur35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays.
We start our day with a visit to the south of the island and 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. The 25-minute boat trip explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do". This optional boat trip is only eur8 adults, eur4 for children.

As you travel during the next part of this tour, your guide will explain the importance of the Girgenti Valley. Girgenti is a shaded fertile valley renowned for its orchards and cultivated fields. The ecosystem here is maquis, so it is green all year round. Citrus and other fruit trees thrive in the valley beneath the surrounding ridge. The old picturesque farmsteads are the homes of the local farming community who still work the fields and cultivate the orchards. On a spur overlooking the valley stands the summer palace of the Inquisitors built by Monsignor Visconti in 1625. Nowadays it is the official residence of our Prime Minister. Our journey via Girgenti will take us to the west coast of the island.

Stretching for some 4km along the west coast are the Dingli Cliffs. These cliffs have vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 200m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views. Here will stop at the small 18th-century chapel which sits on the cliffs for a superb view and an ideal photo opportunity.

Our next stop will take you back in time and we start with the old town of Rabat. This charming town has strong ties with the Roman era and the visit of St. Paul AD60. Here we will take a short stroll from the central piazza through the quaint streets, where you can admire the old houses, alleys, traditional balconies amongst other typical old town characteristics. Our historical walk continues to what we consider as our 'pride and joy', the fairy tale city of Mdina. Mdina which is a medieval city 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.

Our transport will then return us back to the harbour area and to the old maritime city of Birgu. At this stage we say farewell to our driver, Birgu can only be explored on foot and we will be returning back to the Valletta cruise terminal by ferry. Before we continue you will have some free time Birgu centre for a lunch/snack break.

Birgu (Vittoriosa) forms part of what is known as the 'Three Cities' which also includes Cospicua and Senglea. In 1532 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight into an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of the city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. Our tour will gradually make its way down to the waterfront which in the past was occupied by the beautiful galleys, nowadays occupied by magnificent yachts. You will have some free time for photos, the views are amazing spanning the most beautiful of the Grand Harbour with Valletta on the opposite side.

We return back to the Valletta cruise terminal by ferry. This short 10-minute crossing will take us through the beautiful yacht marina, past the imposing Fort St. Angelo on one side and the maritime fortified city of Senglea on the other. On arrival in Valletta, the cruise terminal is only a 6-minute walk away.