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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms Tours and Activities

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Buried deep underneath the Upper Barracca Gardens in the heart of Valletta’s atmospheric old town, the Lascaris War Rooms are secreted away in a warren of subterranean manmade tunnels and were the nerve center from which Allied commanders directed air and sea forces in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II. From here General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery coordinated the Invasion of Sicily in 1943 and the defence of Malta was organized during the Nazi blitz bombing of the island in 1940–43. After the war the tunnels became HQ of the British Navy’s Mediterranean fleet and, during the Cold War of the 1960s, a NATO strategic communication center.

Today this once-secret two-story complex of tunnels, secret offices, radar systems, encryption machines, telephone exchanges and sleeping quarters are open for all to explore. Carefully restored in 2009 and now staffed by waxwork models instead of great generals, this war-era time capsule has as its heart the operations rooms where all military maneuvers were monitored. All tours (guided or self-guided) begin with a Pathé newsreel broadcast showing the journey of a supply convoy from Britain to Malta and highlighting the plight of the island during World War II. It’s best to get there early or buy a ticket ahead of time to jump the lines; history buffs often combine the War Rooms with a visit to Valletta’s National War Museum.

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Daily 10am–5pm
St James Ditch, Valletta, South Eastern Region , VLT
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Gozo and Comino Islands: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & caves
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Gozo and Comino Islands: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & caves

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Discover Malta’s two smaller islands—Gozo and Comino—on this full-day boat tour from Bugibba. Cruise along the rugged coastline to reach the Crystal and Blue lagoons with their turquoise waters and ideal swimming and snorkeling spots. Then explore the island of Gozo on your own or with a pre-arranged tour to see its key landmarks and cities such as Victoria and Xlendi before heading back to Malta.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Comino Island: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & sea caves

Comino Island: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & sea caves

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Spend the day off the coast of Comino in a catamaran in the clear blue water of the Mediterranean. The “Sea Adventure” is a large vessel, with tons of amenities, including three water slides, washrooms, two bars with drinks and food (own expense), air conditioning on the main deck, and more. Cruise out for a fun day of splashing and sun at Crystal Lagoon (seasonal) and the Blue Lagoon.
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  • Free Cancellation
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The Traditional Harbour Cruise

The Traditional Harbour Cruise

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Take a boat cruise that shares the highlights of Valletta's two natural harbors and ten creeks. Includes informative commentary about the region from its history to the present.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Archaeological Sites & Fishing Villages

Archaeological Sites & Fishing Villages

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Visit monuments that predate the Pyramids and Stonehenge—the Tarxien Temples, Mnajdra Temples and Hagar Qim—on this self-guided tour, with private door-to-door transfers and onboard Wi-Fi to maximize your time. Explore the sites using the audio and visual systems, then stop at Marsaxlokk and Wied iz-Zurrieq fishing villages, where you can choose to have a lunch with a view or take a boat ride to Blue Grotto (both at own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 30 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour in Malta

'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour in Malta

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Discover the Lands of Ice and Fire on this full-day tour of Malta’s 'Game of Thrones' filming locations. On this tour, which was designed and is led by two actors who appeared on the HBO TV series, get up close to the ancient forts, parkland, and streets that set the scene for the Red Keep and King’s Landing—among other top sites—in season one and two of the series. You also hear behind-the-scenes trivia about the series as you explore Mdina, Rabat, and other countryside locations.
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City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

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Get acquainted with Malta and its sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your ticket, you can sit back and relax as you’re whisked around north and south Malta by open-top, double-decker bus. See attractions such as the Blue Grotto and Three Cities using the south route, and take in Rabat, Mosta, and Castille on the north route. Plus, listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Malta and its history. Entrance fees not included. Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Valletta City Walking Tour

Valletta City Walking Tour

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With its golden-hued buildings, opulent churches, and baroque splendor, Malta’s capital city of Valletta is ideal terrain for a walking tour. Learn more about the UNESCO-listed city’s highlights—and delve into its history—when you explore on foot. Meet your guide in Valletta’s Freedom Square, and make your way to a number of its main landmarks, including the Barrakka Gardens, the Grandmaster’s Palace, and the Grand Harbor. As you explore, learn all about the city’s past from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

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The Hop On Hop Off Tour is an excellent way to visit the Island. Commentary is available in 16 Languages. You can stop in 12 different places with a bus passing every 30 minutes. The North Tour is very interesting because you visit the ancient part of Malta with all it's history, then you'll have a change to relax at a beach.
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  • 3 hours
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What are Lascaris War Rooms hours of operation?
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Lascaris War Rooms hours of operation: Daily 10am–5pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lascaris War Rooms can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lascaris War Rooms 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lascaris War Rooms costs USD 17.31. Guided Lascaris War Rooms tours start around USD 17.31 per person.
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