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Malta by Segway: Valletta Experience

1. Malta by Segway: Valletta Experience

Discover Malta's UNESCO-listed town of Valletta on a fascinating guided tour. Glide along the streets on a segway and travel all around the capital city of Malta. See the main squares and gardens, and enjoy stops to explore the main sites and take photos. Subject to availability and opening hours, the tour may be supplemented by an audio-visual show that tells the dramatic story of the islands’ 7000 year history. Educational, informative and entertaining, the show runs through the turbulent history of a small island nation that has overcome almost unimaginable odds to survive and prosper.

Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Map and Directions

2. Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Map and Directions

Explore the capital of Malta at your own pace with the help of a handy audio guide, sent directly to you so that you can download it onto your MP3 player or mobile device and listen anytime. You are now free to see the attractions you want to see, change your tour at any time, and learn about the places that most interest you. The guides come with printable maps and directions to make them as user friendly as possible. Listen to 29 professionally produced audio-tracks developed by experienced narrators, writers, and historians. Step into the magnificent fortified city and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Knights of St. John. Visit the Grand Master's Palace, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and many more sites. Track List: • Valletta Introduction • City Gate • Freedom Square • Republic Street • Royal Opera House • Saint Francis Church • Museum of Archaeology • St. John’s Co-Cathedral • Great Siege Square • National Library • Saint George’s Square • Grand Master’s Palace • Main Guard • National War Museum • Fort Saint Elmo • Sacra Infermeria • Siege Bell Monument • Lower Barracca Gardens • Saint Barbara Bastions • Victoria Gate • Merchants Street • Castellania • Palazzo Parisio • Auberge de Castille • Upper Barracca Gardens • Our Lady of Victories • Saint James’ Cavalier • Museum of Fine Arts • Hastings Garden

Valletta : Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

3. Valletta : Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Begin at the striking Valletta City Gate, gateway to the UNESCO-listed capital, then venture to Pjazza Teatru Rjal to unravel tales of Our Lady of Victories Church and Malta's heroic past. Admire the facade of Il-Berga ta' Kastilja and savor panoramic vistas from the picturesque Upper Barrakka Gardens. Dive into history at Auberge d'Italie, now housing the Museum of Fine Arts, and marvel at the opulence of Palazzo Parisio. Discover the artistic wonders within St. John's Co-Cathedral before immersing yourself in the vibrancy of St. George Square and The Grand Master's Palace. Conclude amidst the tranquility of Lower Barrakka Gardens, reflecting on the rich tapestry of Valletta's heritage and culture. Throughout, your guide's captivating narratives will deepen your appreciation for this UNESCO gem.

Valletta's Timeless Tales: A Historical Walking Guided Tour

4. Valletta's Timeless Tales: A Historical Walking Guided Tour

The Triton Fountain, standing proudly at Valletta's Main Gate, whispers tales of time. As water cascades from tritons and it mirrors the city's resilience. Erected in 1959, it symbolizes a nation's journey, the ebb, and flow of history, and the enduring spirit of Malta. Visitors, entranced by its beauty, become part of a living story, where past and present converge in the heart of the Mediterranean. The Valletta Main Gate, an iconic entryway to Malta's capital, unfolds a tale of centuries. Built by the Order of St. John in the 16th century, it witnessed the ebb and flow of history. Today, as the city breathes with life, the gate stands as a guardian, welcoming all into a UNESCO World Heritage site, where past and present seamlessly intertwine. It's a portal to a living history, inviting visitors to step into a world where the echoes of the past resonate in every cobblestone and corner. St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, a jewel in Valletta's crown, tells a captivating story of faith and artistry. Built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century, its unassuming exterior conceals a breath taking interior adorned with Caravaggio masterpieces. As visitors step into the hallowed halls, they traverse time, absorbing the grandeur of Baroque architecture and the solemnity of a spiritual legacy. Each artifact in the museum breathes life into tales of valor and devotion, making this sacred space a living testament to Malta's rich heritage. Upper Barrakka Gardens, perched on the bastions of Valletta, whispers stories of resilience and beauty. With the panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities, it's a timeless retreat. The gardens is a charming passage adorned with historic architecture, where every cobblestone seems to carry the echoes of centuries. Here, amid the greenery and history, visitors find solace and a breathtaking glimpse into the soul of Malta. In the Barrakka gardens where it takes place the Saluting Battery at is where a cannon once fired salutes to visiting naval vessels. The battery has been restored, and a cannon is fired Monday through Saturday at noon and 4pm with great ceremony – it's well worth making time to see this, and children will enjoy it. Auberge de Castille, a majestic embodiment of history in Valletta, stands as a silent witness to Malta's past. Originally built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century, it echoes with tales of grandeur and power. Today, as the seat of the Prime Minister, its golden limestone facade narrates a modern chapter in the island's story. The auberge, with its ornate architecture and commanding presence, remains a symbol of Malta's enduring strength and the fusion of heritage with contemporary governance.

Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

5. Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

The tour starts with the visit of Mdina, after a 20-minute trip by car from your place. Mdina, located on top of a hill in the center of Malta, was the ancient capital before the arrival of the Knights of St. John's from Rodos. The old capital of Malta, that has now been turned into the silent city with 400 residents living inside its wall, the guide will describe the tiny little streets leading to the Belvedere one of the best viewpoints of the island, from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama of all of Malta.  After that, you will enjoy a short walking tour of the nearby town of Rabat, before reaching the famous St. Paul's Catacombs. You will have a visit to the latter and then free time for lunch. On the way back to Valletta, you stop in Mosta to visit the famous church with one of the biggest domes in Europe built according to the example of the Pantheon in Rome. Return back to Valletta and go on a walking tour of the tiny Maltese capital, the historical center is a Unesco Heritage Site. The tour starts with the visit of the Barrakka Gardens, an ideal point from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. You stop to admire the 'Auberge de Castille”, the old building that housed the knights coming from Spain which is now the residence of the prime minister. The guide will lead you to the front of St. John's Cathedral, the “home” of the Knights of St. John's where there are situated masterpieces of Caravaggio. Enjoy some free time to shop afterwards before returning to your hotel or cruise ship.

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Auberge de Castille, Valletta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Malta by Segway: Valletta Experience

Malta by Segway: Valletta Experience

Discover Malta's UNESCO-listed town of Valletta on a fascinating guided tour. Glide along the streets on a segway and travel all around the capital city of Malta. See the main squares and gardens, and enjoy stops to explore the main sites and take photos. Subject to availability and opening hours, the tour may be supplemented by an audio-visual show that tells the dramatic story of the islands’ 7000 year history. Educational, informative and entertaining, the show runs through the turbulent history of a small island nation that has overcome almost unimaginable odds to survive and prosper.

Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Map and Directions

Valletta: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Map and Directions

Explore the capital of Malta at your own pace with the help of a handy audio guide, sent directly to you so that you can download it onto your MP3 player or mobile device and listen anytime. You are now free to see the attractions you want to see, change your tour at any time, and learn about the places that most interest you. The guides come with printable maps and directions to make them as user friendly as possible. Listen to 29 professionally produced audio-tracks developed by experienced narrators, writers, and historians. Step into the magnificent fortified city and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Knights of St. John. Visit the Grand Master's Palace, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and many more sites. Track List: • Valletta Introduction • City Gate • Freedom Square • Republic Street • Royal Opera House • Saint Francis Church • Museum of Archaeology • St. John’s Co-Cathedral • Great Siege Square • National Library • Saint George’s Square • Grand Master’s Palace • Main Guard • National War Museum • Fort Saint Elmo • Sacra Infermeria • Siege Bell Monument • Lower Barracca Gardens • Saint Barbara Bastions • Victoria Gate • Merchants Street • Castellania • Palazzo Parisio • Auberge de Castille • Upper Barracca Gardens • Our Lady of Victories • Saint James’ Cavalier • Museum of Fine Arts • Hastings Garden

Valletta : Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Valletta : Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Begin at the striking Valletta City Gate, gateway to the UNESCO-listed capital, then venture to Pjazza Teatru Rjal to unravel tales of Our Lady of Victories Church and Malta's heroic past. Admire the facade of Il-Berga ta' Kastilja and savor panoramic vistas from the picturesque Upper Barrakka Gardens. Dive into history at Auberge d'Italie, now housing the Museum of Fine Arts, and marvel at the opulence of Palazzo Parisio. Discover the artistic wonders within St. John's Co-Cathedral before immersing yourself in the vibrancy of St. George Square and The Grand Master's Palace. Conclude amidst the tranquility of Lower Barrakka Gardens, reflecting on the rich tapestry of Valletta's heritage and culture. Throughout, your guide's captivating narratives will deepen your appreciation for this UNESCO gem.

Valletta's Timeless Tales: A Historical Walking Guided Tour

Valletta's Timeless Tales: A Historical Walking Guided Tour

The Triton Fountain, standing proudly at Valletta's Main Gate, whispers tales of time. As water cascades from tritons and it mirrors the city's resilience. Erected in 1959, it symbolizes a nation's journey, the ebb, and flow of history, and the enduring spirit of Malta. Visitors, entranced by its beauty, become part of a living story, where past and present converge in the heart of the Mediterranean. The Valletta Main Gate, an iconic entryway to Malta's capital, unfolds a tale of centuries. Built by the Order of St. John in the 16th century, it witnessed the ebb and flow of history. Today, as the city breathes with life, the gate stands as a guardian, welcoming all into a UNESCO World Heritage site, where past and present seamlessly intertwine. It's a portal to a living history, inviting visitors to step into a world where the echoes of the past resonate in every cobblestone and corner. St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, a jewel in Valletta's crown, tells a captivating story of faith and artistry. Built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century, its unassuming exterior conceals a breath taking interior adorned with Caravaggio masterpieces. As visitors step into the hallowed halls, they traverse time, absorbing the grandeur of Baroque architecture and the solemnity of a spiritual legacy. Each artifact in the museum breathes life into tales of valor and devotion, making this sacred space a living testament to Malta's rich heritage. Upper Barrakka Gardens, perched on the bastions of Valletta, whispers stories of resilience and beauty. With the panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities, it's a timeless retreat. The gardens is a charming passage adorned with historic architecture, where every cobblestone seems to carry the echoes of centuries. Here, amid the greenery and history, visitors find solace and a breathtaking glimpse into the soul of Malta. In the Barrakka gardens where it takes place the Saluting Battery at is where a cannon once fired salutes to visiting naval vessels. The battery has been restored, and a cannon is fired Monday through Saturday at noon and 4pm with great ceremony – it's well worth making time to see this, and children will enjoy it. Auberge de Castille, a majestic embodiment of history in Valletta, stands as a silent witness to Malta's past. Originally built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century, it echoes with tales of grandeur and power. Today, as the seat of the Prime Minister, its golden limestone facade narrates a modern chapter in the island's story. The auberge, with its ornate architecture and commanding presence, remains a symbol of Malta's enduring strength and the fusion of heritage with contemporary governance.

Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

Malta: Valletta and Mdina Full Day Tour

The tour starts with the visit of Mdina, after a 20-minute trip by car from your place. Mdina, located on top of a hill in the center of Malta, was the ancient capital before the arrival of the Knights of St. John's from Rodos. The old capital of Malta, that has now been turned into the silent city with 400 residents living inside its wall, the guide will describe the tiny little streets leading to the Belvedere one of the best viewpoints of the island, from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama of all of Malta.  After that, you will enjoy a short walking tour of the nearby town of Rabat, before reaching the famous St. Paul's Catacombs. You will have a visit to the latter and then free time for lunch. On the way back to Valletta, you stop in Mosta to visit the famous church with one of the biggest domes in Europe built according to the example of the Pantheon in Rome. Return back to Valletta and go on a walking tour of the tiny Maltese capital, the historical center is a Unesco Heritage Site. The tour starts with the visit of the Barrakka Gardens, an ideal point from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. You stop to admire the 'Auberge de Castille”, the old building that housed the knights coming from Spain which is now the residence of the prime minister. The guide will lead you to the front of St. John's Cathedral, the “home” of the Knights of St. John's where there are situated masterpieces of Caravaggio. Enjoy some free time to shop afterwards before returning to your hotel or cruise ship.

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