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Valletta, Malta
The Original Valletta Walking Tour
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Overview

Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 20 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
  • Guided walking tour of Valletta
  • Explore Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital on a guided walking tour
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Valletta or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
City Gate , VGW5+FM6, Valletta, Malta

The meeting point for this tour is Valletta City Gate (at the bottom of the steps next to the Parliament building). Please try to be there at least 5 minutes early so that the tour starts on time. Look out for the yellow umbrella and guide with yellow shirt!

Lower Barrakka Gardens , VGW8+XVG, Quarry Wharf, Valletta, Malta
Meet your guide and small group of up to 20 people in central Valletta for a morning departure. After learning a little bit about the city, which was built by the Knights of St John in 1565 and is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, set out on a walking tour of the city’s highlights.

Discover Valletta’s magnificent Baroque architecture, stopping to admire St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the Auberge de Castille, and the Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck, then visit St. George’s Square to see the opulent Grand Master’s Palace.

As you walk around the city, your guide points out the new Parliament building, the ruins of the Royal Opera House, and historic sites such as the Great Siege Monument, The Siege Bell Memorial, and Fort St. Elmo. Continue through lively Piazza Regina, then stroll around the idyllic Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens and hear about Valletta’s role as the 2018 European Capital of Culture as you gaze down over the Grand Harbour.

Your tour ends in central Valletta.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valletta City Gate
Meet the guide at the starting point.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The New Parliament
Start at the modern entrance to the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teatru Rjal
What is the story behind these famous ruins?
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Our Lady of Victories Church
Which famous hero of Malta's history was buried here?
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Il-Berga ta' Kastilja
Admire the stunning facade of this important edifice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Take in the amazing views of the scenic Grand Harbour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Auberge d'Italie
The new Museum of Fine Arts.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palazzo Parisio
Which world-famous historical figure once spent time living here?
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Listen to the stories of the famous artists whose works are depicted here.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St George Square
Visit the city's main square.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grandmaster's Palace
Learn about the importance of this building throughout the centuries.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lower Barrakka Gardens
End the tour in these beautiful gardens, with views over the lower part of the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Colour my Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend this tour for anyone who has a real interest in learning about Valletta." See review
  • "If you can, take this tour on your first morning in Valletta." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Malta." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Mathew our guide was very...
Michael_T
, May 2022
Mathew our guide was very knowledgeable about Malta and especially Valletta. He had a great sense of humor which just made the tour that much more enjoyable.
star-3
Very informative walking tour
Tania_R
, May 2022
The walking tour was very thorough. The guide was great, very witty and explained the history very well. However, it was VERY long, 3 hours walking is pretty intense. Perhaps a coffee break thrown in would have broken it up well.
star-5
Highly recommended tour
Federico_T
, May 2022
I really enjoyed the tour, it was very interesting. Denise, our guide, besides being kind and helpful explained many things clearly, I could have listened to her for many more hours. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn something new about the city and the fascinating history of Malta.
star-5
Happy tour
Giovanna_A
, May 2022
The young lady who was our tour guide was very articulate, was very knowledgeable about the St John knights and Valletta’s history. Also gave information on the present day history of the more modern day building and the unesco project. She also had a good sense of humour and answered all our questions. I recommend the experience.
star-5
Excellent, good value.
Ila_P
, May 2022
Mathew, our guide was excellent. He not only took the time to explain the history but also added his own personal view and what the general local consensus was on recent developments of the city which made it a very personalised tour. He ensured he had time to answer questions and also pointed must not miss tip of seeing St. John’s Cathedral which we was excellent.
star-5
Relaxed and Informative
Elaine_J
, May 2022
Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and personable, and happy to answer questions & elaborate. The pace was fine and we saw & learned a lot in 3 hours. This tour was very good value for money and Ben was a great host.
star-5
Superb
James_M
, May 2022
Matthew was the best tour guide we’ve ever had - 10/10. Lasts around three hours, and covers pretty much the whole city. So interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Valetta centre
Chris_A
, May 2022
View of grand harbour was amazing - Ben struck a good Balance between facts and fun - group was careful to split to make sure not too big
star-4
A good start for your visit to Malta
garrick_r
, May 2022
This is a good tour for the beginning of your stay in Malta. It helps you get oriented to Valletta. The guide was well informed and entertaining.
star-5
Nice Walk through history
richard_f
, Apr 2022
It was an easy and educational walk. Our girl did a great job of providing the unusual history of Malta and Valletta

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