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Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

From $40.91 per person

Explore Malta’s 3 Cities, a collective description of the 3 fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. During the tour you will drive past Cospicua, visit Vittoriosa and Senglea, and tour the Marsovin Cellars to taste Maltese wine.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, German, Italian, French
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We will pick you up from your hotel in Malta. Please let us know where you are staying. Time: Cirkewwa at 08:30, Mellieha at 08:40, Xemxija at 08:50, Golden Bay at 08:50, St. Paul's Bay at 09:00, Bugibba at 09:05, Qawra at 09:10, St. Julian's at 09:10, Sliema at 08:55, Valletta at 08:40, Attard at 08:30

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 3 Cities of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa
  • Learn about the long maritime, mercantile, and military history of Malta
  • Wander down narrow shaded streets in Senglea
  • See the Ageing Cellars at Marsovin Cellars in Marsa
  • Discover the history of wine making in Malta
  • Taste delicious Maltese wines, bread, and cheese
Full description
Enjoy a half-day tour of Malta’s 3 Cities, a collective term for the 3 fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. You will learn about the history and rich culture of the Mediterranean island, and sample some of Malta’s full-bodied wines at the Marsovin Cellars. With pick-ups from any hotel in Malta, the tour you will take you through Cospicua, a double-fortified harbor city, and the largest of the 3 cities you will visit. Cospicua was given the title “Citta' Cottonera,” but erroneously this is now used to define the whole region. Continue to Vittoriosa, ideally situated for safe anchorage. Over time it has developed a long history of maritime, mercantile, and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Vittoriosa, due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour. The 3rd city, Senglea, is also called “Civitas Invicta,” because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. The name Senglea was given by the grandmaster Claude De La Sengle, and the island on which it lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John. You will walk through the charming narrow streets of the town, shaded by dozens of historic churches and buildings. You will then drive to Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. Your tour will commence with a historical introduction, followed by an explanation about the process of how locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented, and eventually transformed into wine. A walk through the 400-year-old Ageing Cellars provides an authentic piece of Maltese heritage. To end your excursion, head to the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine-tasting session. Raise a glass and sample different Marsovin wines, accompanied by a selection of local savories, such as Maltese bread and cheese.
Includes
  • Half Day Excursion to the 3 Cities tour and Wine Tasting
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Wine tasting
  • Maltese snacks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Children will be served juice instead of wine
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    3.8 /5

    based on 124 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Safety
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    We have been looked after by Mark. It was easy going, enjoyable walk trough 3 cities and then we went to wine tasting at Marsovin winery. It was educational and enjoyable. Eat before the wine tasting. Mark gives you about 20 minutes in the city before wine tasting so use that to eat something as Maltese snacks are bread with tomatoes and lovely olive oil and some crackers We have been dropped off near the hotel. All in all ,it was lovely and pleasant day

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    September 16, 2021

    Unfortunately, it was initially rather uncertain when and whether the pick up from my hotel should take place. There was also no response to my mail to the address given. Only early in the morning of the day with the tour came a short SMS. It was also a shame that I actually booked this tour in German. The guide regretted this, but couldn't do it anymore. I was obviously the only one here who would have liked the tour in German. For only two guests he gave all the explanations in French, which now seems to me to be quite inefficient.

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    August 28, 2019

    A fabulous and rewarding 3 cities tour

    We live in Malta and are always looking for new things to do so we decided to take this walking tour of the 3 cities, mainly because we wanted to do the wine tasting at the end! We have visited this area many times but never get much beyond the harbour and main square of Vittoriosa (Birgu). We've done the electric buggy tour (probably the best way to see all 3 cities) and the noddy train that leaves from Vittoriosa waterfront but this is definitely the best way to really appreciate the uniqueness of Vittoriosa. It doesn't really cover all 3 cities but, quite frankly, there's not that much to see in the others. The tour took us along pathways and back alleys we never knew existed and was filled with interesting facts which made it all the more entertaining. It ends with a wonderful hour learning about Malta's oldest winery - Marsovin. The cellar man was fascinating - his passion shone through - as was the wine tasting, accompanied by delicious traditional Maltese snacks.

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    February 25, 2018

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