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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.

From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

2. From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller Island of Comino is a paradise for swimmers, snorkelers, divers, and ramblers. Only 3.5 square kilometres, Comino Island is virtually uninhabited. Departure is from Sliema ferries and cruise to the Island of Comino, en route you will cruise by the Sliema promenade, St. Julian's Bay, St. George's Bay, St. Paul's Bay, St. Paul's Island and Mellieha Bay. Get ready to be amazed by the turquoise crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon! This picturesque bay with transparent cyan waters, white sandy base and a rich marine life, is the perfect spot for a relaxing and unforgettable day. Spend the day soaking up the sun, swimming, snorkelling, relaxing on the boat or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. From June till October (weather permitting), a stop of approximately 45 minutes at the Crystal Lagoon is also included. The Crystal Lagoon is a perfect spot for divers and snorkelers and one of the nicest and most sheltered lagoons Malta has to offer. Go for a swim, and explore the amazing sea caves located within this stunning lagoon.

Malta: Popeye Village Entry Ticket Incl. Private Transfers

3. Malta: Popeye Village Entry Ticket Incl. Private Transfers

Experience a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family at Popeye Village. Take advantage of a private hotel transfer and arrive at the park at your chosen time. Use your tickets to discover a wide array of attractions, seasonal events, and the original film set. Get picked up from your hotel and start your day with a bang by meeting Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Captain Bluto at one of the shows carried out throughout the village. Roam around the original structure of the 1980 film location, with Popeye’s house, the school, the firehouse, and the dentist's office. Get to know more about the movie in the detailed 15-minute documentary shown in the cinema. Make your way to Popeye’s comic museum to see the memorabilia that has been collected throughout the years, and even star in your own self-written movie. Relax during a hot Maltese summer day, explore the obstacle course and splash pool, and bathe in the crystal-clear waters of Anchor Bay. Allow the little ones to enjoy the covered Play Pool. During the rest of the year, take part in Halloween, Christmas, Carnival, and Easter-themed activities. Immerse yourself in Maltese culture with silversmith demonstrations and get a glimpse of the age-old filigree tradition. Practice your golfing skills by participating in a tournament, and try to take home the victory at a 9-hole mini-golf session. At the end of the day, step into the cinema to experience the premiere of the movie you created. Chuckle at your funny production and purchase a copy to bring home and show your family. Meet your driver and sit back on the way back to your hotel.

Valletta: Walking Tours, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Boat Cruise

4. Valletta: Walking Tours, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Boat Cruise

Explore Valletta on board a hop-on and hop-off tour and admire the vast amount of landmarks and sightseeing destinations. Visit at your own pace the well-preserved buildings, forts, palaces, and churches Malta's capital has in store. Your hop-on and hop-off tour has 30 stops spread across two different routes, with a tour guide explaining the rich history behind landmarks like St John's Co-Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Fort St Elmo, and the Valletta Waterfront. Take advantage of your 2 guided walking tours to venture into the sites that caught your attention the most, as well as make the most of what the Vox City app -included in your ticket- has to offer with its self-guided walking tours. The ticket also includes a boat tour that will take you from Valletta to Gozo and show you the Blue Lagoon, the Grand Harbor, among other stops, as well as access to a show at Malta's 5D, a new-generation theater.

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.

Malta: Mistra Valley & Selmun Palace Private Walking Tour

6. Malta: Mistra Valley & Selmun Palace Private Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of the northeast coast of Malta on this private hiking tour of the Mistra Valley. Join an experienced botanist guide for a relaxed coastal walk with stops for swimming, an introduction to Malta's nature, and breathtaking views of the cliffs and Selmun Palace. After getting picked up from your hotel in Malta or Gozo, travel to the northeast coast to begin your relaxed walk. Enjoy a 7-kilometer stroll past the island's most breathtaking landscapes, including a secluded shingle bay overlooking the sea. Spot native Mediterranean shrubs and plants with the help of your botanist guide. Wild orchids, French daffodils, and rock roses are just some of the plants that call this area home. As you stroll through the Mistra Valley, take in the many fields displaying seasonal agricultural produce. Stop for an optional refreshing 30-minute swim in the crystal clear waters of Mistra Bay (subject to weather conditions). Continue to the 18th-century Selmun Palace, located in the center of the village of Selmun where you can see traditional farmhouses, the village chapel, and even some Roman tombs. Take in views of the islands of Comino and Saint Paul along the way and finish the hike with views from the 100-meter-high cliffs before getting dropped back at your hotel.

Malta: Private South Coast Nature Hiking Tour With Transport

7. Malta: Private South Coast Nature Hiking Tour With Transport

Discover the limestone bays, rocky beaches, and shallow cliffs of Malta's southern coast on this relaxed hiking tour. Join an expert botanist guide for a walk past St. Peters's Pool and the village of Marsaxlokk. Pickup is available from your hotel in Malta or Gozo as well as optional packed lunch. After getting picked up from your hotel in Malta or Gozo, travel to the south coast to begin your relaxed walk. Enjoy an 8-kilometer stroll along beaten footpaths and low coastal cliffs, away from the chaos of the city. Wander past large farmhouses and old fishing villages as you stroll. Stop at the picturesque village of Marsaxlokk, complete with traditional fishing boats and a fish market. Keep an eye out for the bizarre-looking naturally formed limestone rock figures. Spot native Mediterranean shrubs and plants with the help of your botanist guide. The endemic Maltese salt tree and other coastal plants call this area home. Stop at the popular Saint Peter's Pool and take in the beach's turquoise waters, then continue to Fort Delimara, former British defence battery. Pass through several terraced fields surrounded by the iconic rubble walls before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Great day at Comino, it’s much better that the tour departs from the ferry port rather than hotel pick up as it saves so much time. It was quite windy on the boat so a light jacket was needed (December). Comino is a small island with hardly anything there so you can walk/hike around the island and see the little lizards and jellyfish is the clear water. We enjoyed it but we had already done Goza; do this is you have time in your itinerary.

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

Great tour. Awesome sightseeing. Terrific boat and crew. On board drink prices were very reasonable. I would definitely do it if you have a chance.

fantastic tour boat ride was stunning and Maria our tour guide was super informative, knowledgeable and very helpful

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