Valletta Half Day Guided Tour With Optional Cathedral Visit

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  • 4 hr

Our guided tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the capital city of Malta; a fortified city built by the Knights of St. John in 1566. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety and with a history spanning almost 5 centuries, Valletta is regarded by many as an open-air museum! With its imposing fortifications and bastions, amazing baroque palaces, marvellous churches, gorgeous gardens, and beautiful architecture ranging from mid-16th century baroque to modernism, Valletta is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary and charming cities you will ever visit. Stroll past the historic buildings, admire exquisite baroque architecture and appreciate the magnificence of the St John’s Co-Cathedral, take in the views of the Grand Harbour from the terraced Upper Barrakka Gardens and enjoy a must-see audio-visual show about the history of Malta.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Robert Arrigo & Sons

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Valletta

During this tour we will walk through the bustling streets of Valletta admiring the stunning buildings (some dating back to the 16th century) and the distinctive architecture of the city – the city is Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture, we will walk past the Grand Master's Palace, the recently restored St. George's Square, and many other remarkable landmarks.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Upper Barrakka Gardens

A visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must, here we can enjoy breath-taking views of the imposing Grand Harbour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. John's Co-Cathedral

Then we will visit the marvellous Co-Cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist, built by the Order of the Knights of St. John soon after the Great Siege of 1565 and completed in the year 1577, it is unquestionably one of the World’s most magnificent cathedrals. Here you will be able to appreciate and admire all its riches, the adorned interiors, carved stone walls, painted vaulted ceilings, beautiful paintings, precious relics, rich baroque art, and opulent altars. The entry ticket and guided tour of the Cathedral is optional (select this option when booking). If you select the option which does not include the visit to the Cathedral, whilst the rest of the group will have a guided tour of the Cathedral (approximately 45 minutes), guests booking this option will have some free time to roam around the streets of Valletta until we meet again with the rest of the group at a designated time and place.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Malta Experience

Before the end of this half day tour, we will enjoy a must-see audio-visual show. Educational, informative, and entertaining, the show runs through the turbulent history of a small island nation that has overcome almost unimaginable odds to survive and prosper, the audio-visual show will enrich your understanding of the islands, its people and its rich history through beautiful imagery and a gripping commentary.

Duration: 30 minutes
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