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Valletta City Tour: St. John's Cathedral, Malta Experience

3.7 / 5

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Valletta City Tour: St. John's Cathedral, Malta Experience

From $52.77 per person

Walk through Valletta's bustling streets as you discover more on this city tour. Explore the Barracca Gardens and get a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour, then visit St. John's Co-Cathedral and learn about the city during the Malta Experience Show.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Hotel in Cirkewwa at 08:30, Mellieha 08:45, Xemxija 09:00, Golden Bay 09:00, St. Paul's Bay 09:15, Bugibba 09:20, Qawra 09:30, St. Julian's 09:45, Sliema 10:00, Valletta 10:15, Attard 09:45

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical city of Valletta–a longstanding World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Discover the beauty of St. John's Co-Cathedral and witness Caravaggio's famous signed painting
  • Learn about Malta and Valletta during the Malta Experience Show
Full description
Take part in a city tour of Valletta, Malta's capital city. Valletta is known for its vast and varied history, and contains buildings from the 16th Century onwards that were built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical, and modern architecture, though World War II left major scars on the city. Now you can visit this beautiful historic city as you explore the Baroque palaces, gardens, and churches that led to the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima – meaning most proud. During the tour you will walk through the bustling streets leading towards Barracca Gardens. Here you can experience breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour. You will then visit St. John's Co-Cathedral, where you will see the painting 'The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist' by Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio's masterpieces and the only painting signed by the painter. You will then watch the Malta Experience Show, which will help you discover the Island and learn about Malta's amazing history. Free time will be available for shopping.
Includes
  • Transport & guide services
  • Malta experience show ticket
  • St. John's Co-Cathedral ticket
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Pick-up time is different according to the location of the hotel
    • You are requested to cover your arms and not to wear shorts or skirts that are too short at St. John's Co-Cathedral Stiletto or narrow heels are prohibited at the Cathedral
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    Overall rating

    3.7 /5

    based on 22 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      3.6/5
    • Safety
      4.3/5

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    Our tour guide, Evelyn was great. She speaks French and English and was able to communicate with us every thing that there is to know about the city of Valletta. She is very knowledgeable and very friendly. Not to mention that she is a history professor so we trust that her knowledge of St. John's Co-Cathedral and Valletta are very accurate.

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    January 7, 2020

    Ich wurde pünktlich von meinem Hotel in Qawra abgeholt und auch dort wieder abgesetzt. Die Tour ist empfehlenswert um etwas über Valletta zu lernen und zu sehen. Eine Stadt der Gegensätze, alt trifft auf neu und es passt trotzdem super zusammen. Die Führung in der Cathedral habe ich nicht mitgemacht, mich statt dessen in ein paar Seitenstraßen und Geschäften umgesehen. Ebenso perfekt fand ich den Zeitansatz von fünf Stunden, bei gefühlt 40 Grad (32 waren es heute tatsächlich), ist es nicht zu langatmig, man bekommt alles mit und verpasst auch nichts. Unsere Tourguide, eine gebürtige Malteserin, hat alles mehrsprachig (deutsch, italienisch und englisch) erklärt. Daumen hoch und vielen Dank :)

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    September 16, 2021

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    We expected something else!

    It started with the fact that we received no information regarding the pickup. We received the requested information only with a lot of correspondence. Then the bus came much later than agreed. At the meeting point everything went very uncoordinated. There was a lot of confusion. Instead of five hours, there were only four of us on the road, where there was still an hour for lunch. I can not make a recommendation!

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    May 10, 2019

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