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From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

1. From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

Set sail from Sliema and see some of Malta's most beautiful harbors on a boat tour. Board your boat and relax as you cruise through the two natural harbors - Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbor. En route, pass by Valetta, busy dockyards, marinas, bastions, historic forts, and much more. Listen to detailed audio commentary to uncover the history of Valletta and the Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua. Thanks to the numerous creeks around Valletta including the Sliema, Lazzaretto, Menqa, and Marsa, and the Inner basin, you can enjoy unique views of the city without the touristy crowds.

Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

2. 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.

From Sliema: Valletta and the Three Cities Scenic Cruise

3. From Sliema: Valletta and the Three Cities Scenic Cruise

Cruise on-board our eco-friendly, fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, 20-metre Catamaran. Join us on our Traditional Harbour Cruise to relive Malta's gallant history, cruising around the two natural harbours on either side of our capital city of Valletta; the Marsamxett Harbour and the imposing Grand Harbour, where you will experience the past and view the magnificent forts, battlements and creeks situated around Valletta and the Three Cities. A detailed live commentary in English and German will unfold the history connected with the two Great Sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as other places of interest which can only be admired from the sea. Free Wi-Fi and a cash bar offering snacks and drinks is available on board.

Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

4. Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

Visit one of the top tourist destinations the Maltese islands have to offer: an authentic original film set turned into a family-friendly theme park, which originally served as the film set for the 1980 Robin Williams movie "Popeye". Offering a variety of vibrantly enjoyable activities for people of all ages and being open all year round, we guarantee an enjoyable visit for all our guests. The village also has unique themed seasonal events throughout the year; these activities and adornments are often held around Christmas, Carnival, Easter, and Halloween. Take advantage of the convenience of roundtrip transfers with pick-up from your accommodation (transfers are optional, only if the transport option is selected). We guarantee that you will have a full day of enjoyment, laughter, and fun, whether you are traveling alone, with friends, or with your family. Roam around the whole village and appreciate the 40+ year-old structure still in its original glory. Visit Popeye’s house and take pictures in the sailor’s nook. Make your way to the school, the firehouse, the dentist shop, and the baker, all of which are depicted clearly in the 1980 musical film Popeye. Meet Popeye, Olive Oyl, Captain Bluto, and all their friends during the very enjoyable and ever-so-amusing animation shows that are continuously going on in the village. Learn about the movie and the building of the film set in the very detailed 15-minute documentary showing continuously in the cinema, then make your way to Popeye’s comic museum to see all the memorabilia that has been collected throughout the years. Join a cast and experience what it's like to be a movie star for a day by appearing in a real movie. You and your pals will have a blast imitating the lifestyle of your Hollywood heroes while planning the scenes, practicing them, choosing costumes, and actually filming them. Visit the theater at the end of your stay to see the world premiere of your own movie. After the preview, you can buy copies of this epic thriller. Jump your way on our inflatables while bathing in the crystal-clear waters of Anchor Bay and relax at the Anchor Bay Lido during a very hot Maltese summer day. Make use of the sun beds, sun umbrellas, sun decks, floating bathing platforms, and splash pools (water activities are available only during the summer season).

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

5. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

Malta: Maltese Folklore and Gastronomy Night with Drinks

6. Malta: Maltese Folklore and Gastronomy Night with Drinks

Join us on this traditional Maltese folklore night at a unique venue for an unforgettable evening where you will experience authentic Maltese cuisine and traditional entertainment—an evening of culinary delights sprinkled with a lot of liveliness! The beautiful estate (the venue) was conceived from an idea of the current owner, who wanted to create a unique venue for special events while also integrating other concepts, such as a brewery making craft beers, vineyards, and olive groves, into a gorgeous venue at a beautiful location. Once seated, you will be served a traditional Maltese platter, while a folklore band will keep you entertained. The band will keep you entertained throughout the evening, and later, our team of traditional dancers, all dressed in eighteenth-century costumes, will lure you into a jovial story of Maltese history told through dance. You will also be invited to join the show and have fun, participating in this joyful celebration of Maltese traditions. During the evening, you will be served a delightful buffet dinner of traditional Maltese food, including free-flowing Maltese table wine, craft beer, mineral water, and soft drinks, all produced on the estate. ► The traditional Maltese platter includes: • Ġbejniet tal-bżar (traditional semi-hardened peppered cheeselets made from goats’ milk) • Żebbuġ mimli (traditional Maltese large olives stuffed with a tuna paste mixture) • Bigilla served with galletti (a traditional Maltese dip made of mashed broad beans, olive oil, salt and red pepper served with water biscuits) • Ħobż biż-żejt u l-kunserva (Maltese bread drizzled with olive oil and spread with a traditional tomato paste) ► The traditional Maltese buffet dinner includes: • Timpana (a traditional pasta pie made of penne, hard-boiled eggs, and minced meat) • Maltese Braġjoli (slowly braised stuffed bundles of beef) • Stuffed marrows • Rabbit cooked the traditional way • Stuffed pork • Fish with traditional tomato sauce • Dessert ► The beverages package includes: • Free flowing local table wine • Free flowing local craft beer • Free flowing mineral water • Free flowing soft drinks • Traditional Maltese coffee

Game of Thrones location - Yoga Class

7. Game of Thrones location - Yoga Class

What you'll do Would you like to join sunset yoga class one of the Game of Thrones location? My sunset Yoga class is an hour of breathing, sun salutes, asanas and relaxation, and it suits all levels of practitioners. I focus on breathing to start warming up the body, then yoga poses to improve balance, flexibility and strength, then to finish some relaxation to meditate and close the session with positive thoughts. Don't worry if you are new to yoga as the teaching will be on multi-levels and personal approach. Well job is done and it is time for cooling down stage called savasana. The session is accompanied with nice restorative music. Get ready to jump into the beautiful Maltese sea for a swim after yoga session! You can find us on instagram: @yogamalta and www.yogamalta.net See you on the mat soon! Learn more about the host, Merve.

Malta Multi Pass

8. Malta Multi Pass

The Malta multi pass is an all-in-one multi-site and multi-day pass for 3, 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 includes entrance to Malta 5D OR Malta Experience & Sacra Infermeria, the National Aquarium and Esplora. The 6 day heritage pass includes entry to up to 20+ Heritage Malta sites, including the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta and the UNESCO Hagar Qim Temples. The 7 day premium pass includes up to 2 return trips on Captain Morgan's coastal cruise from Malta to Comino and Gozo + entry to 4 leisure sites including Malta 5D OR Malta Experience & Sacra Infermeria, National Aquarium, Esplora and Mdina Cathedral and Museum + entry to up to 20+ Heritage Malta sites, including the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta and the UNESCO Hagar Qim Temples. Heritage Malta sites entrances (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

Afternoon Harbours Cruise with Guide and Roundtrip Transfers

9. Afternoon Harbours Cruise with Guide and Roundtrip Transfers

Benefit from pick-up at selected hotels, and then experience the beauty of Valletta on a cruise around Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour. Learn about the important role the two natural harbours have played in the fascinating history of Malta. During this cruise you will experience the past and view the magnificent forts, battlements and creeks situated in and around Valletta. You will enjoy unique views of the city and the beautiful Maltese coastline while cruising in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea, a great opportunity to see Valletta in all its splendour from a different perspective and take some memorable photos of breath-taking panoramas and scenery. At the end of the cruise, you will disembark at Sliema Ferries, where you will have some free time to take a stroll along Sliema’s main shopping area and promenade (approximately 1½ hours). Here you will have the opportunity to do some shopping from the numerous outlets located in this area or simply relax in one of the many restaurants and cafés situated along the promenade and its surroundings. The knowledgeable and experienced guides will be accompanying you during all your transfers and the boat tour, providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

Malta: Sunset Coastal Hike with Picnic

10. Malta: Sunset Coastal Hike with Picnic

After being picked up at a desired location in Malta, you will be taken to Gneja Beach on the west coast of the Maltese island. The walk takes about an hour and combines enjoyable physical activity with exploration off the beaten track of Malta. It covers about 4.5 km along the coast and is suitable for intermediate hikers due to the rocky terrain. Your hiking guide will not only inform you about all the interesting points but will also make sure that you reach your destination safely. Arriving at Fomm ir-Riħ beach, admire the view from above the breathtaking cliffs. Our guide will set up the picnic area and you can enjoy your well-deserved Maltese meal, included a Ftira, Pastizzi, Imqaret and one drink. After dusk, find your way to our transport which will take you home. Please bring appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes to cope with the rocky terrain. We are considerate of our environment, so leave all places as you found them and follow the instructions of the guides.

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4.4 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The boat tour of the grand harbour was the best part - Gerald was a delightful guide. It was awesome to see and learn about the 3 Fortified cities and the history behind them - this involved quite a bit of walking, an opportunity to get in some steps while on holiday

This was a really nice tour and extremely good value. Lovely views of Valletta and the 3 Cities at night and all illuminated. Well worth doing.

It is a good tour. Jackie is a good guide. We could use some more time in Cospicua. The boat ride was the highlight.

Brilliant tour! Tour guide was amazing. I did skip the lunch to have extra time in Mdina though

informative and beautiful way to see the Malta harbors by night