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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina provided by A.von Brockdorff Services Limited

Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina
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$196.38
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Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
While you’re in port in Malta, get to know its two capitals – Mdina, the ancient one, and Valletta, the current one – on this shore excursion that will introduce you to Malta’s history and architecture. You’ll visit many sights like the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, and you’ll learn of the different cultures and influences that have shaped Malta over the centuries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide at the port after your cruise ship docks, and then set off to begin your full-day shore excursion of Malta. Travel first to the fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s ancient first capital. Stroll through Mdina’s narrow, winding streets, taking in the blend of baroque and medieval architecture. Pass by extravagant palaces still used today by the old Maltese nobles, and enjoy the view from the timeworn bastions that protect the city. You’ll also see Mdina Cathedral and the Museum of Natural History. Next, continue to Valletta, Malta’s modern capital and a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the pretty city on a walking tour with your private guide, and visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, which affords stellar views of the Grand Harbour, as well as the 16th-century St John’s Co-Cathedral, which contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio and a wealth of baroque art. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at the cruise terminal. Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Malta port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide at the port after your cruise ship docks, and then set off to begin your full-day shore excursion of Malta. Travel first to the fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s ancient first capital. Stroll through Mdina’s narrow, winding streets, taking in the blend of baroque and medieval architecture. Pass by extravagant palaces still used today by the old Maltese nobles, and enjoy the view from the timeworn bastions that protect the city. You’ll also see Mdina Cathedral and the Museum of Natural History. Next, continue to Valletta, Malta’s modern capital and a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the pretty city on a walking tour with your private guide, and visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, which affords stellar views of the Grand Harbour, as well as the 16th-century St John’s Co-Cathedral, which contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio and a wealth of baroque art. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at the cruise terminal. Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Malta port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5361PRTMLAVALLETTA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private vehicle
  • Private tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - St. John's Co-Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If arriving by ship, you will need to walk along the quay and through the terminal building. The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the terminal. If arriving by ship, you will need to walk along the quay and through the terminal building. The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the terminal. Note:In the unlikely event that your ship docks in Senglea (across the harbor from Valletta), the ship will provide a complimentary boat transfer across to Valletta. Please take this shuttle and proceed through the terminal building as per the normal instructions to the meeting point. We pick up from all hotels. Just let us know where you are staying and we will organise.
  • Ports:
  • Pinto Wharf, Floriana. Valletta Grand Harbour
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks must be worn in vehicles and in museums
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private vehicle
  • Private tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - St. John's Co-Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If arriving by ship, you will need to walk along the quay and through the terminal building. The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the terminal. If arriving by ship, you will need to walk along the quay and through the terminal building. The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the terminal. Note:In the unlikely event that your ship docks in Senglea (across the harbor from Valletta), the ship will provide a complimentary boat transfer across to Valletta. Please take this shuttle and proceed through the terminal building as per the normal instructions to the meeting point. We pick up from all hotels. Just let us know where you are staying and we will organise.
  • Ports:
  • Pinto Wharf, Floriana. Valletta Grand Harbour
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks must be worn in vehicles and in museums
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 2, 2021
A note from Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina
Guests must:- Have their own face masks & carry sanitiser gel. Wear face masks whilst in transport, visiting museums & indoors. Retain the same seat throughout the day. Maintain a distance of 2 meters from any person outside their group. Comply with the specific protocols applicable for any sites.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    National Museum of Natural History
    Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • 1
    St. John's Co-Cathedral
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Upper Barrakka Gardens
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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maureeng1200
Pasadena, MD16 contributions
Nov 2018
Took a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean. I love history and both of these tours were just fantastic!!! It took me back in time, I could feel myself being in the castles of Game of Thrones ....it was just wonderful.
If you are ever in Malta— you have to make plans to see Mdina and Valetts
Written March 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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