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Three Cities & Winery Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€35.00
CHILD €28
A guided tour visiting the oldest region of the Grand Harbour, including Senglea, Cospicua, Vittoriosa (Birgu) and one of the most established wineries.
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
  • ***When 2 adults book this tour, €3 will be discounted from the next tour you book***

Available

On Tuesday throughout the year

Important Update
This tour 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/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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Prices
€35.00 Adult
€28.00 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
Winery tour with tasting