Discover the history of the “Silent City” of Mdina and Malta’s capital Valletta on this half-day excursion.
On a Private Tour of Valletta the City Built by Gentlemen for Gentlemen
Resplendent Valletta, Capital of Malta sits on a peninsula high above its two deep harbours. On a Private tour of Valletta, a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen, so said its founding father. This magnificent fortress city was constructed by the Knights of St John in the 16th century and is now the commercial and administrative heart of these islands.
This important fortress town and Cathedral was built in just 15 years and probably most astonishingly all by hand as mechanical tools had yet to be invented. Abundantly rich in historic buildings there is plenty to see around every corner. Wandering the narrow winding streets makes you believe that you have gone back in time with great fountains and quaint shops at every turn.
Valletta has World Heritage City status, and it is easy to see why as apart from its interesting Baroque buildings it has idyllic gardens and piazzas. It is easy to lose yourself in the lanes and alleys and imagine you have turned back the clock to those ancient times.
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Take a Culture Tour of Resplendent Valletta and Explore Its Heritage
From its vantage point above the Harbours, this exciting fortress city has World Heritage City Status and has plenty to see around every corner. Take a culture tour and explore for yourself the beautiful Baroque buildings and peaceful piazzas:-
The thundering Fort St Elmo standing watch for centuries over the sea and protecting from invasion
Take in the Grand Masters Palace once home to the Knights of St John and its breathtaking display of opulence
Stroll the lush Upper Barrakka Gardens and witness the daily firing of the cannon
Wonder at the extravagance of the Casa Rocca Piccola and its richly decorated authentic rooms.
Have a custom tour of the Toy Museum and stir up some of your childhood memories
Visit the glory of St Johns Cathedral richly decorated in gold and fantastic wall paintings
Once you have toured all of the above book a guided tour of another beautiful city Victoria, named after Queen Victoria in 1887 to honour the British Queen's Golden Jubilee at the same time it received its status as a city. The Cittadella is a must see here and the most popular tourist attraction.
Top 10 Things to Do in Valletta
Travel Tips for Valletta
Spring in Malta is mainly sunny, and by May you could be on the beach or swimming in the sea. For the best weather, you should visit in April, May and June when you can almost guarantee fine dry conditions. This is also the time for festivals and traditional Maltese feasts, but obviously, it is busier and crowded everywhere. The best time to go of course depends on what you want from your holiday with Christmas being very popular.
Depending on your budget you can holiday quite reasonably here on Malta. The currency here is the Euro, so of course, the exchange rates can affect prices, but as a guide, you could have a great day on 80-90 Euro each. Hotels vary of course but average at 50 Euro per night, and a reasonable meal could cost you about 25 Euro and with some alcohol thrown in at about 10 Euro this could finish your night off nicely. Try and book any tours before you travel!
As a small island, Malta can become extremely crowded in high season so if you are thinking of taking transport around the islands you should try to make bookings before you go. If you are considering driving during your private tour here, then you should be prepared to forget everything you have ever been taught. Drivers here don't always follow the rules and can seem a bit crazy so go with the flow. Local transport is a cheap and reliable alternative.
If clear skies and hot temperatures are what you are after, then August or September are the months for you to make a private tour. However, this can also be a humid time and there are also chances of heavy showers and temperatures can reach the high 30s. In December, January and February you will find it is the wettest and coldest months of the year, but this can also be a good time to visit if you do not like the heat.
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