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Maximum number of group is 15 persons.
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Updated 11/25/20
Overview
With so much to see in such a compact area, a walking tour is by far the most convenient way to experience UNESCO-listed Valletta. But large groups can be crowded and impersonal. This Valletta walking tour is limited to 30 people, meaning personal attention as you check off the sights: perfect for first-time visitors or anyone with limited time.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Valletta City Gate
    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!
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  • 1
    Valletta City Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    The New Parliament
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Royal Opera House
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Our Lady of Victories Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Il-Berga ta' Kastilja
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Upper Barrakka Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Auberge d'Italie
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Palazzo Parisio
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    St. John's Co-Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 10
    St George Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Highlights
  • Explore Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a small group with a guide
  • See the Grandmaster’s Palace, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and Fort St. Elmo
  • Learn about Malta’s history, culture, and architecture from your local guide
  • Stroll through the idyllic Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens
What to Expect
Join your guide and small group in the heart of Valletta. After a brief overview of the city’s history since the Knights of St. John (Hospitallers) built it in 1565, stroll past star attractions from the Baroque era: the Auberge de Castille, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and the Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck. Hear tales of Maltese history as you view the Grandmaster’s Palace. See sights from the new Parliament building and the ruins of the Royal Theater to Fort St. Elmo and the Siege Bell War Memorial. Wander the charming Barrakka Gardens with their sweeping views across Grand Harbor as you learn about modern Valletta. Finally, bid guide and group farewell in central Valletta.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Valletta City Gate, Valletta, Malta
Duration
3h
Return Details
Lower Barrakka Gardens, Quarry Wharf, Valletta, Malta
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Auberge d'Italie
  • Entry/Admission - St. John's Co-Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Grandmaster's Palace
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Martin wrote a review Nov 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria5 contributions2 helpful votes
We joined the free walking tour on the 11th of November and Matteo/Matthew did a great job! I'm a historian and I really enjoyed his tour, one can easily see he has a lot of knowledge about the history and nowadays of Malta, being able to answer all the questions. I also really
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Debbie C wrote a review Nov 2020
Ogden, Utah, United States7 contributions2 helpful votes
we stayed at the Barrister, Mark was awesome,Valletta is so very Beautiful , our trip was in November 2019 , we are looking very forward to our return to Malta when travel is allowed for the U.S A. citizens this next year. Malta is the and of Love and family.
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Hel2525 wrote a review Oct 2020
Matosinhos, Portugal4 contributions
Thank you Matthew for your great visit around Valletta! The visit covered all the essential monuments of the city and was done in the perfect pace. Thank you once again for sharing all your (great) knowledge on the city´s history!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ben U wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had an great time with Matthew our guide. He has the talent to give many informations and entertain you in the same time. Thanks for the great time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Crokette2014 wrote a review Oct 2020
Switzerland3 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a really beautiful tour with an excellent guide, Dylan. He was very friendly, smiling and very good speaker. It was very interesting to listen him. I can highly recommanded this guide, this tour and the agency too. All was good organised.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Very informative tour on the rich history of Birgu with a dark twist given that it is a ghost tour. Seeing Birgu b
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Free Valletta Walking tour - Fabulous
Wonderful 90mins filled with rich amounts of history to bring Valletta alive. Very well educated and spoken guide
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Truly recommended!
Really appreciated to know more about Mdina/Malta history on this tour. Matthew was super acknowledged on the topic
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Was a great experience 2 hours was too short!!!
A mix of history of true crime and paranormal activity very informative, educational and well spoken!!
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Fun night roaming through Valletta's streets
The ghost tour was very well-prepared and thought out. Matthew, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the subject
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Excellent
Great tour. The guide - a history teacher - was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable with lots of stories and gossi
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Very good
Matthew was our tour and omg how much he knew about the history of this place could not be described in this review
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Best thing one can do to get to know Valetta better!!!
I have visited Free Walking tour with Dilek(I hope, that I wrote the name correctly). It was very interesting to li
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Fantastic tour
Wonderful trip with our guide Giulia. Extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic guide. Very attentive to the ne
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kejiaw2020
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Worthy to try
This is a two hour tour. My guide is so nice and considerate. put you in the shade from the big sunshine. And he is
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Excellent
I don't have a favorite part. It was all very good it couldn't be better. Matthew the guide was very well informed
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3 Hour Valletta Walking Tour
Really enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour today with our personable host Matthew. Don’t be put of by the 3 hour walkin
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Perfect tour
Our guide, Matthew, was absolutely perfect. Because of corona crisis we were group of only four so there was enough
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octual
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Absolutely fascinating
Matthew was an excellent tour guide in Mdina. The tour is perfect if you want to dig into the history of this beaut
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saviourt2020
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A visit to the past
A well planned tour ... an amazing combination of a well-versed, friendly and knowledgeable guide and his ability
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