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The Malta Experience, Valletta

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Valletta: The Malta Experience Audio-Visual Show

1. Valletta: The Malta Experience Audio-Visual Show

Discover 7,000 years of history with our audio-visual award winning show, available in 17 languages. The Malta Experience is 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. Situated in a purpose-built panoramic auditorium, the show chronicles Malta’s unique history in just 45 minutes. A must-see audio-visual treat, The Malta Experience will enrich your understanding of the islands, its people and the places you’ll see on your visit. Through beautiful imagery and a gripping commentary, The Malta Experience, the island’s premier audio-visual show has enthralled over 4 million visitors. After the show you can also visit the souvenir shop, where you can find a wide range of gifts. You’ll find locally made handicrafts such as silver filigree jewellery, hand-blown decorative glass and Gozo lace, along with books on Malta’s rich history and traditions. You can also opt to have a meal or a drink at our beautiful bistro, The St. Elmo Cafe & Bistro is perched upon Valletta’s bastions, and overlooks the magnificent Grand Harbour. Our menu includes a selection of sandwiches, salads, pasta and grilled food. Whether it’s a cool drink in the sun, or a relaxed lunch, all can be enjoyed whilst watching the beautiful cruise liners go by! The duration of the audio-visual show is approximately 45 minutes. • Optional: Enjoy a visit to "La Sacra Infermeria" (the Holy Infirmary of the Order of the Knights of St. John. Malta’s Knights of St. John are famous for repelling an invasion and their military exploits abroad. But their origins were actually those of peace and caring for the sick. ''La Sacra Infermeria'' has seen over 400 years of vivid human history as generations of patients have passed through its doors. These ancient walls have witnessed triumph and tragedy, selfless care and unspeakable suffering, medical innovation and sad decay. It’s as though the very fabric of the place is imbued with the ghosts of centuries. This noble past is revealed during the tour of “La Sacra Infermeria”. The duration of the tour of "La Sacra Infermeria" is approximately 30 minutes.

Malta Discount Card up to 50% OFF all over Malta & Gozo

2. Malta Discount Card up to 50% OFF all over Malta & Gozo

Enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 50% all over Malta and Gozo. Make the most of your Malta experience by redeeming the card at various establishments. Enjoy 50% off entrance fees at renowned attractions and museums, including Hagar Qim Temples, Valletta museums, Ggantija Temples, Fort St Angelo, St Paul's Catacombs, Mediterraneo Marine Park, The Limestone heritage park and gardens, Malta 5D, Playmobile FunPark, The Mdina Experience and The Malta Experience among others. Embark on fascinating tours with a 30% discount, such as the Malta Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Vintage Bus Tour to Vittoriosa, Cospicua & Senglea, and the Gozo Tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Maltese islands. Take advantage of 35% off boat trips, including the Comino & Blue Lagoon Cruise, Round Malta Cruise, Gozo & Comino Blue Lagoon Cruise, and Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise, among others. Experience the crystal-clear waters and stunning coastlines. Dine out with a 50% or 25% discount on your food bill at restaurants, such as Ta'Kris Restaurant in Sliema ( Homemade style Maltese cuisine ), Cafe Carravagio ( Top Location in front of St John's Cathedral), Rusty Spoon Gastro Pub, Penny Black Bar, and Il-Logga Restaurant in Gozo, to name a few. Delight your taste buds without breaking the bank. In addition to these incredible discounts, the Malta Discount Card also offers savings on biking tours, jeep safaris, hiking tours, sea kayaking, boat and jetski rentals, and relaxing spa experiences. Your Malta Discount Card will be conveniently delivered to your hotel in Malta, ready for you to pick up at the reception. Experience the best of Malta and Gozo while enjoying significant savings with the Malta Discount Card. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your vacation and make lasting memories!

Valletta: The Malta Experience & Tour of Sacra Infermeria

3. Valletta: The Malta Experience & Tour of Sacra Infermeria

The Malta Experience, the island's foremost audio-visual attraction has enthralled audiences since its launch in the 1980's. Situated in Malta's capital city Valletta and housed in a purpose-built theatre in the Mediterranean Conference Centre, formerly the Holy Infirmary of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The story unfolds on a large panoramic screen with an outstanding music soundtrack and an informative commentary available in a choice of seventeen languages, selected via the viewer's headset. The show starts intriguingly, with the mysterious legacy of the prehistoric inhabitants of Malta and Gozo… …and charts the stories of wave after wave of invaders and colonisers, each contributing to the unique character of the islands. A highlight of the show is St Paul's dramatic arrival on Malta and the subsequent spread of Christianity. The Knights of St John ruled the islands for some 250 years. Their rise and fall are brilliantly chronicled, along with the horrors of the Great Siege of 1565, and the building of Valletta. The story of the islands' chequered history continues through the coming of Napoleon, the imposition of British rule, and the dark days of the Second Great Siege, of World War 2, which tested the population's bravery and endurance to the limit. The Malta Experience covers 7,000 years of Maltese history, giving visitors an excellent opportunity to orientate themselves and learn more about the many different aspects of the Island's culture and history. Having attracted millions of visitors throughout the years, the show is considered as one of the must-see attractions on the Island. To further engage the visitor into the island's history, a fully guided tour of the Mediterranean Conference Centre is also available. This purpose-built building was constructed by the Knights of St John and was known as "La Sacra Infermeria", the Holy Infirmary and is one of the most imposing buildings of Valletta. The tour is ably narrated by knowledgeable guides that immerse the visitor into the charted history of this grand building.

Valletta: Half-Day City Discovery Walking Tour

4. 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 Multi Pass

5. 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

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What people are saying about The Malta Experience, Valletta

Wonderful - after just three visits, the card had paid for itself

The card was already waiting for us in our hotel room. :)