St. John's Co-Cathedral

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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.

Valletta: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Valletta: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Get to know Valletta at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn local facts and create memories that you won't forget. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour from Saint Publius Parish Church with its beautiful interior, and explore the Tritons' Fountain as you learn about its symbolism. Photograph the Upper Barrakka garden's unique aesthetic and marvel at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria built by the Italian Knights of the Order of St John. Then the imposing St John's Co-Cathedral awaits you. Still, the famous Great Siege Square continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Valletta as you learn the history of this monument. Marvel at the National Library with its fabulous collections of books. St George Square will captivate you with the Palace of the Grand Master, while the Valletta Cathedral will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Cathedral Tour

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Cathedral Tour

Embark on a guided tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta, which will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the capital city of Malta, a fortified city built by the Knights of St. John in 1566. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety, and with a history spanning almost 5 centuries, it is regarded by many as an open-air museum! Admire its imposing fortifications and bastions, amazing baroque palaces, marvelous churches, gorgeous gardens, and beautiful architecture ranging from mid-16th-century baroque to modernism. Valletta is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary and charming cities you will ever visit. Walk through the bustling streets of the city and discover its many treasures, and visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour. Afterwards, depending on the option you have booked, some of the members of the group will have a guided tour of the stunning co-cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist, whereas those booked without the cathedral visit will have some free time to roam around the streets of Valletta. The group then meets again at a designated time and place and proceeds toward Republic Street. At the cathedral you will be able to appreciate and admire all its riches: the adorned interiors, carved stone walls, painted vaulted ceilings, beautiful paintings, precious relics, rich baroque art, and opulent altars. Before the end of the tour, enjoy an audio-visual show that tells the dramatic story of the islands’ 7,000-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: Iconic City Attractions Self Guided Audio Tour

Valletta: Iconic City Attractions Self Guided Audio Tour

Immediately take advantage of our unique navigation functionality which makes self-guiding easy, with plenty of suggested walking routes to explore. Find yourself immersed in the culture and history of the city, as you approach iconic landmarks including the City Gate, The Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Fort St. Elmo! Don’t forget to tune into your audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots, or take a break whenever you fancy to suit your own schedule. When you’re ready, plan your next walking route, pinpoint your favourite sights and source the best photo hotspots, as you continue your exploration of La Valletta, the Vox City way! Our self guided tour main sights: City Gate Castille Square Fort St.Elmo Old University Building St John's Co Cathedral Christ the King Monument Victory Church Auberge de Castille Upper Barrakka Gardens Malta 5D theatre National Library Palazzo Parisio …and many more!

Valletta: Private Insider Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

Valletta: Private Insider Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history ,architecture and wonders of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide. See the city's UNESCO-listed baroque architecture and other historical sights Learn fascinating facts about the founding of the city in the 16th century and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide who will tell you all you need to know about this wonderful city and answer all your questions

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

Valletta: Guided Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta in front of the New Parliament Building, looking out for their red umbrella. Your guide will give an introduction to Valletta, and then will lead you through this fortress city, ensuring you do not miss out on anything worth seeing. As you walk past Auberges, palaces, and churches, your guide will unfold the history of the Knights of Malta, as well as the city’s connections with the British period. You will also visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. The walk ends with a guided tour of St. John's Co-Cathedral, including the oratory which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist". Entrance fee to the church is not included and tickets can be bought on the day.

Valletta: Half-Day City Discovery Walking Tour

Valletta: Half-Day City Discovery Walking Tour

You will meet your professional guide at the central meeting point which is easily accessible on foot, by bus or car, from your cruise ship or ferry. You will discover Valletta's beauty and charm on this half-day guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of the fortified city built by the Knights of St. John, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get a great introduction to Valletta with free time to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens. You will learn about the history and life of Valletta and discover all the important landmarks, with free time for you to explore St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum (entrance not included), including the Caravaggio masterpieces and one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. The walking tour ends at the Malta Experience where you can purchase tickets (not included) to watch the audio-visual show where Malta’s history is brought back to life, visit La Sacra Infermeria (the Holy Infirmary built by the Knights) or visit the National War Museum next door at Fort St. Elmo. After the morning tour you will have free time to explore the city on your own for the rest of the day.

Malta: 5-Hour Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

Malta: 5-Hour Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

Experience the unique beauty of this island on this guided tour. Cruise passengers can feel welcome to indulge in this captivating 5-hour shore excursion. Steep yourself in the history and culture of this vibrant island as you step off the ship and onto land. Explore the enchanting Mdina, the 'Silent City,' witness the grandeur of Valletta, stroll through the flower-adorned Barrakka Gardens, marvel at the Grandmaster’s Palace, and immerse yourself in Caravaggio’s masterpieces. Be ensured an unforgettable exploration by your passionate guide. Unveil the enchanting aspects of Malta's charm. Relax with comfortable transport seamlessly arranged for your convenience. After the tour, choose to be escorted back to your ship or linger in Valletta, with a simple elevator ride back to the pier awaiting you.

Valletta: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Valletta: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Saint Publius Parish Church with its beautiful interior, and explore the Tritons' Fountain as you learn about its symbolism. Photograph the Upper Barrakka garden's unique aesthetic and marvel at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria built by the Italian Knights of the Order of St John. Then the imposing St John's Co-Cathedral awaits you. Still, the famous Great Siege Square continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Valletta as you learn the history of this monument. Marvel at the National Library with its fabulous collections of books. St George Square will captivate you with the Palace of the Grand Master, while the Valletta Cathedral will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Valletta: Escape Game and Tour

Valletta: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Valletta. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from Saint Publius Parish Church with its beautiful interior, and explore the Tritons' Fountain as you learn about its symbolism. Photograph the Upper Barrakka garden's unique aesthetic and marvel at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria built by the Italian Knights of the Order of St John. Then the imposing St John's Co-Cathedral awaits you. Still, the famous Great Siege Square continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Valletta as you learn the history of this monument. Marvel at the National Library with its fabulous collections of books. St George Square will captivate you with the Palace of the Grand Master, while the Valletta Cathedral will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

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I'd say it was a really good tour. Josephine was exceptional. I would recommend adding some more signature spots to the tour like Lower Barrakka Gardens. overalls very good!

It was very relaxed while being very informative. Chris was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide.

We liked very much the tour. Professional guide with super knowlege. We would book it again

Lorraine was really knowledgeable and friendly. Great walking tour. Would highly recommend.

Chris did a fantastic job of explaining the history and culture of Valletta and Malta