Private In-depth Malta Group Tour

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Your tour of Malta begins with a drive to the walled city of Valletta. Upon arrival, you will walk towards St. John's Co-Cathedral, the conventual church of the Knights of Malta, where you will have the opportunity to see Caravaggio's famous masterpiece: The Beheading of St. John. Leaving St. John's Co-Cathedral, a short walk through Valletta's main thoroughfare will bring you to the Magisterial Palace, formerly the residence of the Grand Masters and today the seat of Malta's Parliament. In the council chamber, one can admire the beautiful Gobelin tapestries given to the Order by Grand Master Ramon Perellos in the early 18th century. Your next stop will be at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you may wish to take some panoramic photos of Malta's Grand Harbor and historic Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa.

Venture beyond the city limits and head for the Tarxien Temples, which date from 3600 to 2500 BC and are the most complex of all temple sites in Malta. The temples are renowned for the detail of their carvings, which include domestic animals carved in relief, altars, and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns. Proceed next for your drive to Mosta, where you will be able to relax with friends during lunch.

After lunch, you will drive to Mdina, the old capital of Malta, and continue with a short walk to the 'Silent City.' Heading past the numerous patrician homes still lived in by Malta's elite nobility, admire the huge door-knockers and the predominantly Solo-Norman architecture. Marvel at the imposing Cathedral and the fortress city's impressive 9th-century ramparts before returning to the pier.

Please Note: The Magisterial Palace State Rooms in Valletta are not open to the public on Thursdays and may close without prior notice due to the President's engagements or foreign dignitary visits. In these instances, the National Museum of Archaeology will be visited instead. On Sundays and Public Holidays the visit of St. John's Co-Cathedral will be substituted with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts or the National Museum of Archaeology.

  • Recommended Dress

As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.


  • Restrictions

This tour involves walking, as most sites are not open to vehicle traffic. Guests must be able to walk more than 2 miles over paved, cobblestone, and uneven ground. There are steps at several locations. The Magisterial Palace State Rooms in Valletta are not open to the public on Thursdays and may close without prior notice due to the President's engagements or foreign dignitary visits. In these instances, the National Museum of Archaeology will be visited instead. On Sundays and Public Holidays the visit of St. John's Co-Cathedral will be substituted with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts or the National Museum of Archaeology.

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    Shore Excursions Group

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Reviewed by Lesley G   May 04, 2016
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Great experience and insights - well worth it!

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Reviewed by Jane Duncan   June 08, 2016
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Excursion was exceptionally good, everything we were hoping it would be. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and attentive, and very easy to get along with. The car was cool and comfortable, Driver was courteous and accommodating. Nothing was rushed and we saw everything we were hoping to see. All in all, excellent value - we have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone visiting Valletta.

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Reviewed by Riley Steele   September 01, 2016
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Excellent tour - our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Visited so many attractions around Malta. Great day and would love to go back to explore some more.

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Reviewed by Anne F.   November 08, 2016
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EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENTS, EXEMPLARY GUIDE, AND DRIVER MET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS AT HIGHEST LEVELS. THANK YOU

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Reviewed by Eva D.   October 08, 2016
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We had a wonderful time and thank you so much for everything.
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Reviewed by Kina Kai   February 04, 2017
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Our guide was truly a blessing! She was knowledgeable and easy to understand. The vehicle we used was beautiful and very comfortable.
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Reviewed by Hannah   July 09, 2016
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These are the most spectacular ruins that we saw when visiting Malta. If you visit the country and have limited time, these are the ruins that you should visit. There is a lot to see at these ruins and you should allow several hours.
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