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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.
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
  • ***When 2 adults book this tour, €4 will be discounted from the next tour you book***

Available

On Friday throughout the year
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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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Prices
€55.00 Adult
€40.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
€0.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
Total €0.00
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Our operators license number is TRA/S/01 and this is clearly displayed on the website.
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On arrival in Sicily you will be directed to the tour coach and greeted by the local guide. The guide will provide en route commentary and will remain with you for the full tour duration
The scheduled duration is 90 minutes from port area to port area.
When booking a Sicily tour you will need your passport or ID information to complete your booking.

We require the following information for each passengers:
Full Name (as it appears in passport/ID)
Date of Birth
Nationality
Passport or ID number

ID or Passport details for all nationals that come from a country within the Schengen zone. For all other nationals a passport number must be provided.

Please note that your passport/ID details will be printed on your tour tickets and therefore information that you provide must be accurate.
Restrooms, duty free shop, small boutique and a fully stocked cafeteria/bar serving hot and cold snacks, tea, coffee and hot beverages, all types of soft drinks, mineral water, beers, wines and lots of other items.
Our online price includes:
Malta/Sicily/Malta catamaran fare
Port/Travel tax
Tour by luxury coach in Sicily
Services of a local guide in Sicily

Optional transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the port (and return)

Some tours also include lunch. For details, check the Tour Details page for each tour.

We advertise the full all inclusive price which is inclusive of the tour ticket, return catamaran fare, port and travel tax, Sicily guide etc... Be aware of booking sites that do not include all of these services.
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