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Valletta, Malta
Valletta Private Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • 3-hour private Valletta walking tour
  • See the city's UNESCO-listed baroque architecture and other historical sights
  • Learn fascinating facts about the founding of the city in the 16th century
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
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Professional guide
Private tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Valletta , Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta

Valletta City Gate, anywhere in Valletta or cruise port. Look out for the guide in yellow shirt and yellow umbrella.

Lower Barrakka Gardens , VGW8+XVG, Quarry Wharf, Valletta, Malta
Your tour starts at a central location in Valletta where you'll meet your guide and set off on your private walking exploration of the city, one of Europe's most beautiful, known for its baroque architecture, palaces, and churches. 

This UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to the 1500s, when the Knights of St. John founded the fortress city. Over the years, it became home to buildings designed by top European architects of the era and renowned works of art.

Learn about all of this from your guide as you walk past landmarks such as Parliament House, the ruins of the Royal Opera House, the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, Auberge d'Italie, Auberge de Castille, St. John's Co-Cathedral, the Great Siege Monument, Strait Street, St. George Square, Grandmaster's Palace, Piazza Regina, National Library of Malta, the Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck, the Siege Bell War Memorial, and Fort St. Elmo – National War Museum.

As you go, hear little-known stories about what it was like to be a patient at the Holy Infirmatory or a galley slave on the ships of the Order, and whether all knights behaved in accordance to their vows. After three hours, you'll have a deeper perspective of Valletta.
Itinerary
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: 10 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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.

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  • "This private walking tour is the best way to experience Valletta in our opinion." See review

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star-5
Terrific walking tour!
Peggy_W
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Guglia, was amazing. So knowledgeable and pleasant and articulate. We learned so much.
star-5
Delightful tour of Valetta
Carol_G
, Jul 2022
My husband and I were the only ones on our Valetta Walking tour. The pickup location was easy to find. Ben gave us a history of Malta and Valletta and showed us highlights of the city. What a delightful young man whose sense of humor fit us. What a great time we had! Our 3 hour tour was extended almost an hour when we enjoyed a beer with him at The Pub. This tour was a delight. We highly recommend Ben as your guide.
star-5
Perfect 3 hour morning
Ginnie_C
, Jul 2022
Mario was fantastic. Knowledgeable, friendly, perfect pace and great sense of humor. Very proud of his country. As a retired history teacher he made many connections of Malta’s deep history to the rest of the world. Very interesting.
star-5
Dylan was spectacular! He made Malta special.
Harris_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Dylan's knowledge is Maltese history was such a plus. He made Malta beautiful and amazing.
star-5
Throughly recommend..
Julia_J
, Mar 2022
Ben is a fantastic guide. He gave a fabulous insight into Valletta history and we learnt such a lot from him...
star-5
We absolutely LOVED our...
Sonali_P
, Oct 2021
We absolutely LOVED our tour of Valletta and HIGHLY RECCOMEND it for anyone interested in the rich cultural history of Malta.
star-5
Guided tour in Valetta, Malta
NelsJesper_G
, Sep 2021
We had Mario as guide. He had a lot of information and knew a lot of the history of Valetta. Higly recomended if you look for a god guide.
star-5
Insightful
Dumitru_V
, Sep 2021
Mario was an incredible and knowledgeable guide. He shared with you plenty of insightful stories. We liked him a lot.
star-5
Great walking tour providing insight into the history of Valletta and Malta
Man_K
, Aug 2021
A fantastic tour, with our guide Mathew. He provides an excellent narrative of the history of Valletta, and took us through the old city's major historical buildings on this walking tour. Highly recommended.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Jonathan_T
, Aug 2020
Excellent tour by Colour my travel. Wonderful guide Giulia. Very attentive to the needs of our group and tailored the tour to cover almost the entire history of Malta which was fascinating. We will most certainly use this company again. The prices are extremely reasonable. Undoubtedly one of the best tours we have had thus far. Thank you Taylor family
star-5
Fantastic Experience
Ejbuser
, Jan 2020
Mario's knowledge of Valletta's history was extraordinary and made the tour exceptional. I highly recommend anyone visiting Malta take this tour!
star-5
Walking Tour of Valletta
Gabriel B
, Jul 2019
Our guide Matthew did a fantastic job of providing us with the rich history of Malta/Valleta and showing us all key sights of Valleta during our walking tour. He also made excellent restaurant recommendations post walking tour. Valleta lends itself very well to a walking tour given you can traverse city during allotted time and there is much of interest to see.
star-5
This private walking tour is the...
Karen B
, Jul 2018
This private walking tour is the best way to experience Valletta in our opinion. With Matthew as our guide, we learned the history of Valletta and Malta as we walked by buildings, statues, churches, streets, gardens, plazas, steps and walls. Matthew has a wealth of information to share all along the way, and in very clear English. We highly recommend this tour and hopefully, you will have Matthew as your guide. Karen and Fred, USA
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent tour with a very...
James A
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour with a very knowledgable, informative and articulate guide, Herbert. Even though it rained about half the time, it did not diminish the value of the tour. Highlight was St John's Co-Cathedral! Don't miss it. Ask for Herbert.
star-5
We enjoyed this walking tour The...
Lindsey S
, Dec 2017
We enjoyed this walking tour The guide was informative and we learnt lots about the history of Valletta . I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history both old and recent.
star-5
Guide Jennifer was very bright and...
Alan S
, Nov 2017
Guide Jennifer was very bright and very informative ... and iconoclastic, which added spice and interest. For prominent example, we learned about the Knights of St. John's oath of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and their assiduous and successful efforts to fail utterly to adhere to at least the first two parts. We learned a bit about the defense of Malta during WWII ... and the blast-wave displacement of Victoria's statue, both of which led us later to the Lascaris War Rooms and the fascinating story of bravery, adaptability, tenacity, and brilliance that led to success. The three-hour tour covered Valletta, and her skillful time-management made sure that, even with answering our many questions, we kept to schedule.
star-5
Great walk. The guide was...
Ole N
, Nov 2017
Great walk. The guide was knowledgeble and gave insights to Places and buildings in Valletta.
star-5
Great Guide!! Really knowledgeable...
Randi R
, Aug 2017
Great Guide!! Really knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
star-5
It was fantastic - the depth of...
MelitaCurrie
, Jul 2017
It was fantastic - the depth of knowledge, the passion.... Thank you for making the history of this town come alive
star-5
Excellent walking tour with Mario...
Jane W
, Jun 2017
Excellent walking tour with Mario. His knowledge of Malta's history and art treasures was tops, and he listened to our requests for what we were really interested in seeing. Thank you for providing a great touring experience.

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