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Lower Barrakka Gardens
Lower Barrakka Gardens

Lower Barrakka Gardens Tours and Activities

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These romantic, landscaped gardens have recently been revamped and sit prettily on the edge of Valletta’s ramparts. They offer wonderful birds-eye views east to the entrance to the Grand Harbor and south to Fort St Angelo and the Three Cities of Vittorioso, Senglea and Cospicua and their more famous counterparts, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, are a few minutes’ stroll away on the south-west point of the ramparts. Among the flowers, splashing fountains and palm trees providing solace and shade in the gardens is a Neo-classical monument to Sir Alexander Ball, the first British Governor of Malta, who was appointed in 1813. A number of commemorative plaques mark the walkways, celebrating – among others – the 50th anniversary of the European Union in 2007 and the Prague Spring of 1968.

Accessible from Barriera Wharf along the seafront, the limestone colonnades of the Siege Bell Memorial stand just below Lower Barrakka Gardens. The 10-ton bronze bell commemorates the 7,000 people who died in the two-year Siege of Malta, which ended in 1942, and it was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 to mark the 50th anniversary of the siege. Her father King George V awarded the entire Maltese nation the George Cross – the UK’s highest military accolade – in honor of their bravery during the war.

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.68
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Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Valletta Photo Walk

Valletta Photo Walk

My aim is to document your experience in the city and bring out its unique character, as well as your own! Having said this, being a Maltese local, I'll happily help you with your trip, give you a brief history of Malta and Valletta, and also give you local tips on places to visit and food to try out which you might otherwise miss out on.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.12
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Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Our professional licensed tourist guides went around the city and created 17 specific audio points of the top spots of the city. We have created a visit trail around the city, your app will guide you around making sure you can maximise your experience in this amazing city. To complement the audio points, our team went out and about to create a multitude of starpoints which complement the audio points to make your experience a memorable one. Recommended restaurants, photo spots, souvenir shops and public conveniences are all available at your fingertips. If you want to extend your experience the app offers you various extras which you can add on at your convenience. All this is available offline, all you need to do is download your map from the comfort of your home or hotel and you are ready to navigate!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

The Capital City of Malta Tour (Valletta) Including the Malta Experience & Lunch

Valletta is Malta's lilliputian capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula. Its founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance. It may be small, but it's packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. This tour includes all the main attractions in Valletta with all the admission tickets included. Included in this tour is also a licensed tourist guide which will guide you through the city explaining all the history and culture behind the attractions. Lunch is also included in this tour which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given prior the tour), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine.
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  • 8 hours
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Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

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This is a fun tour. We give you historic facts and also fun and curious facts about Valletta. We welcome all questions, especially difficult ones because if we don't know the answer, we will find it out.
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  • 2 hours
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Should I book Lower Barrakka Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lower Barrakka Gardens 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 Lower Barrakka Gardens 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lower Barrakka Gardens costs USD 8.62. Guided Lower Barrakka Gardens tours start around USD 8.62 per person.
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