Visit the Maritime Island of Vittoriosa With a Guided Private Tour
Visit the maritime island of Vittoriosa with a guided private tourIf you want to see a genuine insight into Malta, then Vittoriosa is the place for you.
Steeped in tradition and old island values the locals still celebrate fiestas and holy days as they had been done for many years.
Celebrating the Easter calendar is taking their beliefs to another level, you can see Religious People and locals lining the streets, and the Rising Christ statues are carried quickly through the crowded streets.
Since the Phoenician times, the harbour inlets have been in use with the docks always providing a living for local people.
Take a sightseeing tour to the recently restored Vittoriosa Peninsula’s Promenade is now open to visitors; you relax and have a coffee after a nice long walk around and take in the beautiful views and the local way of life.
Once you have left here, take a visit to the mysterious Mdina private guided tours of the ‘silent city’ where according to tradition the Apostle St Paul lived for many years. After being shipwrecked on the islands around 60 AD, he is said to have then lived in Fuori le Aura a grotto outside the city walls.
Top Things to See and Do in Vittoriosa - Birgu
Take a Sightseeing Tour to the Recently Restored Vittoriosa Peninsula’s Promenade a Must See!
On a Private Tour join in with the locals in celebrating the many fiestas taking place in Vittoriosa. The pomp and ceremony will keep you entertained all day.
With your wedding coordinator arrange a guided tour of Vittoriosa; see the unique Inquisitors Palace to celebrate your nuptials. This palace finished in the divine Roman Palace Style has a lot of mystery surrounding it.
It is said that back in the day anybody entering the building was sworn to secrecy and could not divulge any information about what they saw and what went on there. If you want your wedding to have a little mystery, it’s all about Vittoriosa.
Another area to take a trip would be Victoria; a sightseeing tour here is the Crown of Gozo Malta. Fortified sometime in the Bronze Age it was further developed during the Roman era. It’s rather large, and an impressive defensive stone wall surrounding the city protected the locals from any attacks.
Travel Tips for Vittoriosa
Vittoriosa is a very reasonably priced travel destination and the best time to travel for the nicest weather and to see the many festivals is between June and August. Try to book any guided tours or private tours before your arrival as you may pick up some bargains.
Malta abandoned the lira and adopted the euro (€) on 1 January 2008. To prevent retailers from rounding up prices, the rate of exchange was fixed at Lm1 to €2.33. A recommended budget of 80.00 Euro a day should see you far on food and drinks. Car Rental (approx 25.00 Euro) and hotel rooms (approx 140.00 - 250.00 Euro) rates are favourable for this area. Prebook tours and grab a bargain !
Do your research and have a good idea of exactly where you want to go, use a Private Tour company where possible to book all your Tours for you. The locals very accommodating, they are a very open community, but they take their religious festivals very seriously so just remembers you are the visitor. For Weddings make all your meeting's and arrangements before your departure use a Private Tour Company where possible.
As with many European destinations, the low season is from November to February with average temperatures of about 12oC so not a time to lie in the sun. January and February are the coldest months so unless you want to stay inside we recommend travelling between June and August to somewhat guarantee temperatures in and around 35oc.