Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour Of Historic Palaces And Noble Homes - Valletta

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Note:In the unlikely event that your ship docks in Senglea (across the harbor from Valletta), the ship will provide a complimentary boat transfer across to Valletta. Plea.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Concludes outside the port terminal building, where you will need to make your own way back to your ship
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover Maltas luxurious side while youre in port on this shore excursion to the palaces and noble houses around Valletta. Malta has a long history with varied influences, including Roman, Greek, Arab, French and British, which has led to some beautiful architecture and sophisticated residences. As you visit Palazzo Parisio, Casa rocca piccola and the Upper barrakka gardens, youll see frescoes, magnificent marble, mirrored walls, trompe l'oeil art, paintings, extravagant gilding and other fantastic decor.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Includes free admission to top local attractions

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

This private Malta shore excursion will introduce you to Maltese art and history through its stately palaces and noble homes in and around Valletta, Maltas capital. You'll start with a visit to the Upper barrakka gardens for a panoramic view of Malta's natural harbors and the historic towns of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa.

Then, your private tour guide will lead you to Valletta's main thoroughfare, passing various imposing buildings such as the Auberge of Castille (home to the office of the Prime Minister), the austere facade of St John's Co-Cathedral and the impressing Grandmaster's Palace, set in the heart of Valletta.

Next, you will arrive at Casa rocca piccola, a small 16th-century palace. Its the private home of the de Piros (a noble Maltese family) and one of the last private Valletta palaces occupied today. Upon arrival, you will go on a guided tour through the chapel, library, a bedroom, two dining rooms, three drawing rooms, a collections exhibition and a WWII-era underground bomb shelter.

Youll then leave Valletta and head to the village of Naxxar, where you will visit Palazzo Parisio, an outstanding example of Maltese opulence. The interiors are rich, and the landscaped gardens further reflect the splendor of this gracious home.

Before returning to your cruise ship, enjoy a scenic drive through Attard, Balzan and Lija in central Malta. Known as the Three Villages of Malta, these towns were home to many noble families during the Golden Age. With their charming village cores of narrow, winding streets lined with old homes and villas, the Three Villages are still considered an exclusive area.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Valletta port for this activity. If you are not returned to the ship in time to board, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Private vehicle

Private tour guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Entry/Admission - Casa Rocca Piccola

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Sep-2017

    We loved Malta. Our guide, a wonderful lady, she met us on the pier and our tour ended up being a private tour of Malta. She was amazing, knew Malta very well, and went above and beyond for our tour. We would love to return to Malta for an extended stay.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    Tour guide was great and very personal (shared lots of stories about his family). Tour a bit boring though.

  • 26-Apr-2016

    Josephine was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting.

  • 05-Jan-2013

    Excellent guide, Rita, expert in her field with answers to all questions,perfect English. Highly recommend.

  • 04-Sep-2012

    Very nice to see houses off the beaten path. Our van couldn't park nearby, so the mega-buses weren't anywhere close.

    The guide, Frederick, was excellent. He even made an "off-program" detour for us.