Republic Street, Valletta

Republic Street, Valletta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

1. Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the street food of Valletta with a local tour guide, who will bring the tastiest treats of the island to your fingertips. Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience. Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta along the New Parliament Building. After a brief introduction to the city, start your food tour experience. Taste traditional dishes like pastizzi on the way. Walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barracca Gardens, the old market. See typical bars and side streets while savoring Maltese specialties, local antipasti, Kinnie, and lager.

Valletta: City Walking Tour in a Small Group

2. Valletta: City Walking Tour in a Small Group

Discover what makes Malta, and specifically Valletta, so unique on a fascinating walking tour through major historic landmarks. Listen to stories of the numerous events that have taken place in the city and the arrival of thousands of people that turned it into a melting pot of cultures. Walk through the City Gates, a modern project by Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also planned the Parliament building which we will be seeing. Begin your walk through the main roads and dive into some side streets to discover the lesser-known gems of Valletta. Walk along Republic Street, a bustling road with shops, museums, churches, and palaces. Go past the amazing St John's Co-Cathedral, moving on to the main squares. See the Republic Square with Queen Victoria sitting amongst Maltese people, St Georges Square with the Grand Masters Palace, and Independence Square with the Anglican Cathedral and a beautiful Jacaranda tree. Stroll past all the most important palaces constructed by ancient knights. Finish the tour with a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens to admire an incredible view of the Grand Harbour.

Malta by Segway: Valletta Experience

3. 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

4. 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 Street Food & History Tour With Private Transfers

5. Valletta Street Food & History Tour With Private Transfers

Malta’s cuisine and history are two sides of the same coin as they both reflect the country’s rich past. This walking tour combines culture with street food, a fun way to learn about the city’s interesting history whilst sampling authentic Maltese food. Along the way your guide will point out details you would have otherwise missed and relate stories and anecdotes not found in any guidebooks! Experience traditional street food and the magnificence of our capital city - Valletta, our local professional tour guide, will bring you the tastiest treats of the Island to your fingertips! Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience, walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barrakka Gardens & the old market, see typical bars and side streets whilst savouring traditional delicacies like Malta's famous “Pastizzi” and other local antipasti, sweets, and drinks. Your guide will also give you tips on other typical food you can sample whilst in Malta. Your tour includes also direct roundtrip private transfers, meaning that only you and your party will be in the vehicle and there will be no stops to pick-up other guests along the way. Transfers include pick-up from your accommodation at your preferred pick-up time, transfer to Valletta and return transfer from Valletta to your accommodation at the end of your activity/day. Pick-up for your return transfer can also be organised at your preferred time, therefore you will have the flexibility to spend more time (or the rest of your day) at Valletta. Once you have made your booking, we will contact you to inform you about your pick-up time and to check at what time you wish to be picked-up for your return transfer at the end of your activity/day.

Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk

6. Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk

Embark on a “Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk,” where every turn is a page from a captivating storybook waiting to be explored. You and your loved ones will be the heroes of this adventure, discovering the secrets of ancient palaces, marvelling at breathtaking vistas, and walking through the lively streets of Malta’s capital. This family-friendly journey through Valletta is not just about seeing the sights; it’s about creating lasting memories together, filled with wonder and excitement. From the historical majesty of St. John’s Co-Cathedral to the enchanting gardens of Upper Barrakka, each stop is an opportunity to bond, learn, and laugh together. Join us for a tour where history meets fun, making your visit to Valletta an unforgettable chapter in your family’s story.

Valletta: LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Walking Tour

7. Valletta: LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Walking Tour

Ready for an adventure that's both thrilling and educational? We've got just the thing – the Valletta Queer History Walking Tour! It's an amazing way to explore Valletta, one of Europe's most walkable cities. What makes this tour special? It's all about discovering Valletta's landmarks and history through the eyes of the LGBTQ+ community. You'll explore the city center, the red light district, and beyond, all with a unique twist. Your guide will share captivating stories about the LGBTIQ+ cultural heritage that makes Valletta shine. This tour is a must for history and culture enthusiasts who crave something different. Get ready to see Valletta in a whole new light, uncovering an uncensored history that you won't find in guidebooks. But the real magic happens with our friendly guides. They create an atmosphere that's not only informative but also fun. The guides are passionate, LGBTIQ+ friendly or community members, and excited to share their love for Valletta with you. Get set for an unforgettable journey!

Valletta Private Walking Tour

8. Valletta Private Walking Tour

”One of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” – this is how Unesco World Heritage described Malta´s small capital. Founded by the Knights of St. John, Valletta is ”a city built by the gentlemen for the gentlemen ''. Visit the Palace Square, to admire the singing fountain and many local traditional horse-drawn carriages, called “karozzin”. Discover the St. John's Co-Cathedral, built by the Knights of Malta in the 16th century and more similar to a military fort than a church. Walk down the Republic Street, the main pedestrian area of the city. Pass the City Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through Hastings Gardens and get a panoramic view of Floriana, Msida, Sliema, and Manoel Island and stop for a while at Manoel Theater, Europe's third-oldest working theatre. Explore the main landmarks of this medieval gem while you are listening to your guide´s stories of crusades, knights and cloak and dagger thrills.

Valletta Private Guided Tour In English, French or Italian

9. Valletta Private Guided Tour In English, French or Italian

Welcome to Malta's stunning capital city, Valletta! With nearly five centuries of history, Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety and is widely considered an open-air museum. With its imposing fortifications and bastions, amazing baroque palaces, marvellous churches, gorgeous gardens, and beautiful architecture ranging from mid-16th-century baroque to modernism, it is without doubt one of the most breathtaking cities you will ever visit! During this walking tour, you will learn how it all began, how it evolved over the centuries, and about the events that shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. This walk will take you past the city’s main highlights and off the beaten track. In approximately 3–3.5 hours, you will see and learn about Valletta’s most notorious landmarks and discover its many hidden charms. You will walk through its bustling streets, admiring the stunning buildings and its distinctive architecture. A visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must; here you can also enjoy breath-taking views of the imposing Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. Some of the main highlights you will be able to admire and appreciate during this tour include the Triton Fountain, the newly rebuilt City Gate and Parliament of Malta (designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano), the Royal Theatre, Castille Square, the Auberge de Castille, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Merchants Street, the Palace Square (also known as St. George's Square), Republic Square, Valletta’s unique and charming side streets, and other historical buildings, landmarks, and attractions. During the entire tour, our knowledgeable and experienced guide will provide you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling. You will also have the opportunity to visit the St. John’s Co-Cathedral (entrance ticket is not included), where our guide will give you a guided tour of the cathedral. This marvellous 16th-century cathedral was originally the conventual church of the Order of the Knights of St. John. Built in just five years and embellished over the span of more than two hundred years, it was gradually transformed into a spectacular work of art. St. John’s Co-Cathedral is a church like no other—a church of awesome beauty coupled with an interesting and unique history. With its many treasures and adorned interiors, it is unquestionably one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world.

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Republic Street, Valletta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the street food of Valletta with a local tour guide, who will bring the tastiest treats of the island to your fingertips. Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience. Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta along the New Parliament Building. After a brief introduction to the city, start your food tour experience. Taste traditional dishes like pastizzi on the way. Walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barracca Gardens, the old market. See typical bars and side streets while savoring Maltese specialties, local antipasti, Kinnie, and lager.

Valletta: City Walking Tour in a Small Group

Valletta: City Walking Tour in a Small Group

Discover what makes Malta, and specifically Valletta, so unique on a fascinating walking tour through major historic landmarks. Listen to stories of the numerous events that have taken place in the city and the arrival of thousands of people that turned it into a melting pot of cultures. Walk through the City Gates, a modern project by Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also planned the Parliament building which we will be seeing. Begin your walk through the main roads and dive into some side streets to discover the lesser-known gems of Valletta. Walk along Republic Street, a bustling road with shops, museums, churches, and palaces. Go past the amazing St John's Co-Cathedral, moving on to the main squares. See the Republic Square with Queen Victoria sitting amongst Maltese people, St Georges Square with the Grand Masters Palace, and Independence Square with the Anglican Cathedral and a beautiful Jacaranda tree. Stroll past all the most important palaces constructed by ancient knights. Finish the tour with a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens to admire an incredible view of the Grand Harbour.

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 Street Food & History Tour With Private Transfers

Valletta Street Food & History Tour With Private Transfers

Malta’s cuisine and history are two sides of the same coin as they both reflect the country’s rich past. This walking tour combines culture with street food, a fun way to learn about the city’s interesting history whilst sampling authentic Maltese food. Along the way your guide will point out details you would have otherwise missed and relate stories and anecdotes not found in any guidebooks! Experience traditional street food and the magnificence of our capital city - Valletta, our local professional tour guide, will bring you the tastiest treats of the Island to your fingertips! Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience, walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barrakka Gardens & the old market, see typical bars and side streets whilst savouring traditional delicacies like Malta's famous “Pastizzi” and other local antipasti, sweets, and drinks. Your guide will also give you tips on other typical food you can sample whilst in Malta. Your tour includes also direct roundtrip private transfers, meaning that only you and your party will be in the vehicle and there will be no stops to pick-up other guests along the way. Transfers include pick-up from your accommodation at your preferred pick-up time, transfer to Valletta and return transfer from Valletta to your accommodation at the end of your activity/day. Pick-up for your return transfer can also be organised at your preferred time, therefore you will have the flexibility to spend more time (or the rest of your day) at Valletta. Once you have made your booking, we will contact you to inform you about your pick-up time and to check at what time you wish to be picked-up for your return transfer at the end of your activity/day.

Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk

Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk

Embark on a “Valletta Family Adventure: History & Fun Walk,” where every turn is a page from a captivating storybook waiting to be explored. You and your loved ones will be the heroes of this adventure, discovering the secrets of ancient palaces, marvelling at breathtaking vistas, and walking through the lively streets of Malta’s capital. This family-friendly journey through Valletta is not just about seeing the sights; it’s about creating lasting memories together, filled with wonder and excitement. From the historical majesty of St. John’s Co-Cathedral to the enchanting gardens of Upper Barrakka, each stop is an opportunity to bond, learn, and laugh together. Join us for a tour where history meets fun, making your visit to Valletta an unforgettable chapter in your family’s story.

Valletta: LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Walking Tour

Valletta: LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Walking Tour

Ready for an adventure that's both thrilling and educational? We've got just the thing – the Valletta Queer History Walking Tour! It's an amazing way to explore Valletta, one of Europe's most walkable cities. What makes this tour special? It's all about discovering Valletta's landmarks and history through the eyes of the LGBTQ+ community. You'll explore the city center, the red light district, and beyond, all with a unique twist. Your guide will share captivating stories about the LGBTIQ+ cultural heritage that makes Valletta shine. This tour is a must for history and culture enthusiasts who crave something different. Get ready to see Valletta in a whole new light, uncovering an uncensored history that you won't find in guidebooks. But the real magic happens with our friendly guides. They create an atmosphere that's not only informative but also fun. The guides are passionate, LGBTIQ+ friendly or community members, and excited to share their love for Valletta with you. Get set for an unforgettable journey!

Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

”One of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” – this is how Unesco World Heritage described Malta´s small capital. Founded by the Knights of St. John, Valletta is ”a city built by the gentlemen for the gentlemen ''. Visit the Palace Square, to admire the singing fountain and many local traditional horse-drawn carriages, called “karozzin”. Discover the St. John's Co-Cathedral, built by the Knights of Malta in the 16th century and more similar to a military fort than a church. Walk down the Republic Street, the main pedestrian area of the city. Pass the City Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through Hastings Gardens and get a panoramic view of Floriana, Msida, Sliema, and Manoel Island and stop for a while at Manoel Theater, Europe's third-oldest working theatre. Explore the main landmarks of this medieval gem while you are listening to your guide´s stories of crusades, knights and cloak and dagger thrills.

Valletta Private Guided Tour In English, French or Italian

Valletta Private Guided Tour In English, French or Italian

Welcome to Malta's stunning capital city, Valletta! With nearly five centuries of history, Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety and is widely considered an open-air museum. With its imposing fortifications and bastions, amazing baroque palaces, marvellous churches, gorgeous gardens, and beautiful architecture ranging from mid-16th-century baroque to modernism, it is without doubt one of the most breathtaking cities you will ever visit! During this walking tour, you will learn how it all began, how it evolved over the centuries, and about the events that shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. This walk will take you past the city’s main highlights and off the beaten track. In approximately 3–3.5 hours, you will see and learn about Valletta’s most notorious landmarks and discover its many hidden charms. You will walk through its bustling streets, admiring the stunning buildings and its distinctive architecture. A visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must; here you can also enjoy breath-taking views of the imposing Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. Some of the main highlights you will be able to admire and appreciate during this tour include the Triton Fountain, the newly rebuilt City Gate and Parliament of Malta (designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano), the Royal Theatre, Castille Square, the Auberge de Castille, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Merchants Street, the Palace Square (also known as St. George's Square), Republic Square, Valletta’s unique and charming side streets, and other historical buildings, landmarks, and attractions. During the entire tour, our knowledgeable and experienced guide will provide you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling. You will also have the opportunity to visit the St. John’s Co-Cathedral (entrance ticket is not included), where our guide will give you a guided tour of the cathedral. This marvellous 16th-century cathedral was originally the conventual church of the Order of the Knights of St. John. Built in just five years and embellished over the span of more than two hundred years, it was gradually transformed into a spectacular work of art. St. John’s Co-Cathedral is a church like no other—a church of awesome beauty coupled with an interesting and unique history. With its many treasures and adorned interiors, it is unquestionably one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world.

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