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Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

1. Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu (Vittoriosa), and Senglea. The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. During this half day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area. Pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation! We start with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three cities, to reach the city of Vittoriosa, this glorious city has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, but the current city dates back from the time of the Order of the Knights of Saint John. Vittoriosa was chosen as the capital city of Malta instead of Mdina upon the arrival of the Order in the year 1530. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the narrow streets of the city admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn. Upon arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa waterfront, board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks. The tour ends at Senglea, named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of 1565. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. From the Gardjola Gardens located at the tip of the peninsula enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

Malta: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

2. Malta: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. North Route Stops:• Bugibba (Topaz Hotel / Gillieru Hotel)• Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet) • Bugibba Centre (Opposite HSBC) • Bugibba (Santana Hotel)• Malta National Aquarium• Qawra Palace Hotel• Qawra Seafront• Bellavista Hotel, Qawra • Mediterraneo Marine Park• ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels) • St George's Bay, St Julians (City Sightseeing Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians• Hilton Roundabout, St Julians• Spinola Bay, St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church) • Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel) • Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage & Stop For Harbour Cruise) • Opposite Bayview Hotel (CitySightseeing Outlet) • Valletta - City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For South Route) • San Anton Gardens • Ta Qali - Aviation Museum• Mosta Church • Mdina Main Gate • Rabat - Domus Romana • Golden Bay South Route Stops: • ITS Roundabout • St Georges Bay, St Julians (CSS Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians • Hilton, St Julians• Spinola Bay,St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)• Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)• Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage and Stop For Harbour Cruise) Opposite Bayview Hotel • Valletta City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route) • Tarxien Temples• Vittoriosa Waterfront • Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village • Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)• Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples  • Valletta City Center• Valletta - Malta Experience, Knights Hospital War Museum, and Fort St Elmo• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)

Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

3. Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

Your 5-hour tour starts at the Blue Grotto. Made up of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta, the Blue Grotto caverns are west of Wied iz-Zurrieq Harbor and across the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Every day from sunrise until about 13:00 the cave's unique location allows sunlight to reflect in the water to create numerous shades of brilliant blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colors of the underwater plants. Other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue. If weather permits, you can do a 20 minute boat trip around the caves for an extra fee. You will then drive to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Vibrant, colorful Marsaxlokk Market offers a great opportunity to experience the local life. Browse the stalls where fresh fish and seafood are sold, and barter for honey, fruit jams, wine, vegetables, clothing, and souvenirs. You'll have free time to explore this picturesque market village before heading back.

Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

4. Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

Discover iconic sites on the island of Malta like the famed Blue Grotto on this day trip from Valletta. Enjoy riveting information and engaging storytelling from your guide. Peruse the treasures at the Marsaxlokk market and take a guided walking tour of Qrendi. Be picked up from your hotel in Valletta and hop aboard an airconditioned bus. Relax on the drive through the countryside to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Admire the largest fishing harbour in Malta that has been in operation since antiquity. Capture pictures of the brightly brightly-coloured traditional luzzu fishing boats. Take a stroll through the streets to uncover delightful restaurants and nice cafés huddled along its entire promenade. Soak up the vibe in its large open-air market which sells a vast assortment of fish, locally honey, and fruit jams, and traditional sweets. Peruse local wines, liquors, souvenirs, clothes, shoes, traditional lacework, custom jewellery, and handcrafted accessories. Continue to the Wied Iz-Zurrieq (Zurrieq Valley) to visit the fantastical sea caverns of the Blue Grotto. Snap pictures of the impressive main arch, which is approximately 30 meters in height. Marvel at views of the Honeymoon Cave, the Cat’s Cave, and the Reflection Cave. Appreciate this locations which was featured movies like 'Cutthroat Island' (1995), 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (2002), and 'Troy' (2004). Weather permitting, have the time to purchase an optional boat ride into the grotto for an extra fee payable on location. Head to the village of Qrendi for a guided walking tour of one of Malta’s traditional villages. Walk to the main square to the hub of the village, see its parish church, and be led through a maze of winding, narrow streets. Return to your accommodation in Valletta at the end of your tour.

Malta: Private Jet Ski Experience

5. Malta: Private Jet Ski Experience

Discover the beautiful Marsascala coastline on Seadoo jet-skis. Enjoy an exhilarating experience with a fleet of modern jet skis. Experience an adrenaline rush and explore the incredible natural surroundings of St. Thomas Bay, St. Peters Pool, Pretty Bay, and Marsaxlokk. Choose how long you want to ride for with options for either 30-minute, 1-hour, or 3-hour safari tours. Enjoy jet-skiing on your own or with a friend on a 2-person jet ski.

Malta: Prehistoric Temples and Highlights of the South

6. Malta: Prehistoric Temples and Highlights of the South

See the best of Malta's south island in just one day with a comprehensive tour of its landmarks. Explore an old quarry, magnificent pre-historic sites, the world-famous Blue Grotto, and a traditional village. Enjoy plenty of time at each site and become immersed in local culture and history. After being picked up from your hotel, head over to one of Malta's oldest quarries. Tour the Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens, an innovative attraction highlighting the beauty of the Maltese stone and its incredible 22 million years of history. Take in a fascinating audio-visual presentation. Visit the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim, located on the southern edge of the island on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Discover a majestic site dating back to 3600-3200 BC and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Zurrieq Valley for an exciting stop. Arrive at the majestic Blue Grotto and seize the opportunity to appreciate breath-taking views as you gaze at the seven coastal caves. Admire the intense blue colour of the ocean and the imposing rock formations. If the weather allows, you can opt to take a boat trip around the area for an extra fee payable on location. Stroll through the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and browse through the charming market. Finally, head into Ghar Dalam, Malta’s oldest prehistoric site, dating back to 5200 BC. Step into the 144-meter-long cave to see the bone remains of elephants, hippopotami, and more.

Malta: Private Chauffeur Service to Explore the Island

7. Malta: Private Chauffeur Service to Explore the Island

Explore Malta at your own pace by taking advantage of a private chauffeur-driven taxi or minivan for 4 to 10 hours. Enjoy hotel pickup from any location in Malta. Sit back and relax as you journey from your accommodation to your desired destinations and points of interest anywhere in Malta. Visit Valletta, Mdina, the Blue Grotto, the Temples of Hagar Qim, the Rotunda of Mosta, the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, or any other attraction, landmark, or historical site at your own pace. Your driver will wait for you until you are ready to proceed to your next desired destination. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle while being driven in comfort by a chauffeur, avoiding the stress of public transportation or the inconvenience of arranging different individual trips.

Malta Discount Card up to 50% OFF all over Malta & Gozo

8. Malta Discount Card up to 50% OFF all over Malta & Gozo

Enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 50% all over Malta and Gozo. Make the most of your Malta experience by redeeming the card at various establishments. Enjoy 50% off entrance fees at renowned attractions and museums, including Hagar Qim Temples, Valletta museums, Ggantija Temples, Fort St Angelo, St Paul's Catacombs, Mediterraneo Marine Park, The Limestone heritage park and gardens, Malta 5D, Playmobile FunPark, The Mdina Experience and The Malta Experience among others. Embark on fascinating tours with a 30% discount, such as the Malta Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Vintage Bus Tour to Vittoriosa, Cospicua & Senglea, and the Gozo Tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Maltese islands. Take advantage of 35% off boat trips, including the Comino & Blue Lagoon Cruise, Round Malta Cruise, Gozo & Comino Blue Lagoon Cruise, and Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise, among others. Experience the crystal-clear waters and stunning coastlines. Dine out with a 50% or 25% discount on your food bill at restaurants, such as Ta'Kris Restaurant in Sliema ( Homemade style Maltese cuisine ), Cafe Carravagio ( Top Location in front of St John's Cathedral), Rusty Spoon Gastro Pub, Penny Black Bar, and Il-Logga Restaurant in Gozo, to name a few. Delight your taste buds without breaking the bank. In addition to these incredible discounts, the Malta Discount Card also offers savings on biking tours, jeep safaris, hiking tours, sea kayaking, boat and jetski rentals, and relaxing spa experiences. Your Malta Discount Card will be conveniently delivered to your hotel in Malta, ready for you to pick up at the reception. Experience the best of Malta and Gozo while enjoying significant savings with the Malta Discount Card. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your vacation and make lasting memories!

Malta Multi Pass

9. Malta Multi Pass

The Malta multi pass is an all-in-one multi-site and multi-day pass for 3, 4, 6 or 7 days offering you great savings on cruises, buses and entrances. All Malta multi passes include unlimited use of City Sightseeing Malta hop-on hop-off buses on the north (blue) and south (red) routes including multi-lingual audio guide, and Captain Morgan's Grand Harbour cruise. The 3 day leisure pass, the 4 day leisure plus pass and the 7 day premium pass include entrance to Malta 5D OR Malta Experience & Sacra Infermeria, the National Aquarium and Esplora Interactive Science Centre. The 6 day heritage pass and 7 day premium pass include entry to up to 20+ Heritage Malta sites, including the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta and UNESCO Hagar Qim Temples. The 4 day leisure plus pass and 7 day premium pass include 1 round trip on Captain Morgan's coastal cruise from Malta to Comino & Gozo. With the 4 day leisure plus pass and 7 day premium pass you can also purchase an OPTIONAL ADD ON for a 1 Day Gozo Heritage Pass which includes: - City Sightseeing Gozo hop-on hop-off route 1 (purple) & route 2 (blue) buses including multi-lingual audio guide - entrance to Heritage sites in Gozo including Ġgantija Temples, Ta' Kola Windmill, Gozo Archaeology Museum, Gozo Nature Museum, Gran Castello History House, The Old Prison and Cittadella Visitors' Centre The 7 day premium pass also includes entrance to the Mdina Cathedral and Museum. Heritage Malta sites entrances in Malta (please note some sites may be closed for refurbishment): Borg in-Nadur Temples Domus Romana Fort St. Angelo Fort St. Elmo and the National War Museum Fortifications Interpretation Centre Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum Grand Master's Palace Armoury Grand Master's Palace State Rooms Hagar Qim Temples Inquisitor's Palace Malta Maritime Museum Mnajdra Temples MUZA Malta National Community Art Museum National Museum of Archaeology National Museum of Natural History St. Paul's Catacombs Skorba Temples Ta' Bistra Catacombs Ta' Hagrat Temples Tarxien Temples

Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

10. Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

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We booked the 6 hour tour and had a wonderful time visiting some of Malta's most interesting sites. Our driver Vince was very friendly, helpful and always put our put our needs first. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he allowed to tailor our day as we wanted. He also gave us great insights into the old and new Malta. Highly recommended!

Unfortunately we don't know the name of our chauffeur, but it was exactly as we wanted. He took us to our desired places, was able to tell us something about each place and, when we no longer had any idea where we could go, made suggestions. He was very friendly and accommodating. We were very satisfied. Malta is beautiful!

It was a very nice experience. The time was well devided. It was relaxed and overall pleasant trip to see a lot of sites in one day. The lunch was nice as well. Thank you

Am interesting insight in to the history of the 3 cities. We enjoyed the morning with Maria who was very knowledgeable

Everything OK, we are very pleased with the trip. I recommend