Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour Of Valletta And Mdina

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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
    If arriving by ship, you will need to walk along the quay and through the terminal building. The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the terminal.
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  • 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

While youre in port in Malta, get to know its two capitals Mdina, the ancient one, and Valletta, the current one on this shore excursion that will introduce you to Maltas history and architecture. Youll visit many sights like the Upper barrakka gardens in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, and youll learn of the different cultures and influences that have shaped Malta over the centuries.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

On this private shore excursion in Malta, you'll journey in a comfortable private vehicle with a local guide to the fortified city of Mdina, Malta's first capital, dating back to before Roman times.

Together with your guide, you will stroll through Mdinas quaint winding streets, admiring its blend of medieval and Baroque architecture and the beautiful homes and palazzos still used by old Maltese noble families. Enjoy the view from the bastions of the Silent City, and listen as your guide points out the Mdina Cathedral and the Museum of Natural History, housed in a palace once owned by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena.

Youll then leave Mdina and proceed to Valletta, Maltas current capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will go on another walking tour, starting with a visit to the Upper barrakka gardens, Valletta's highest vantage point and an ideal place for photo opportunities of Malta's lovely Grand Harbor.

Continuing through Valletta, you will walk past various stately buildings such as the Auberge de castille, which houses the office of the Prime Minister, and then arrive at St John's Co-Cathedral, the16th-century church built by the Knights of Malta. Revealing a staggering display of Baroque art, it houses some of Malta's finest treasures; two masterpieces by Caravaggio, The Beheading of St John the Baptist and St Jerome, hang in the oratory. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to the cruise terminal.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Malta port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. 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 - St. John's Co-Cathedral

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

  • 13-Jan-2018

    Mdina is a beautiful city that takes you back into time. It was the original capital. You must walk into the city because tourist cars are not allowed. Delivery vehicles and private residence are only allowed into the city. The streets are cobblestone and very narrow. You can take a ride on a horse drawn carriage to give you the feel of the city. It is my favorite place on the island of Malta.

  • 13-Mar-2017

    We were picked up at the Port on time. We had booked the excursion for the four of us. However we had two more friends who wanted to come along. The tour company accommodated us without any fuss. The van we were traveling in was very comfortable. The guide was very well versed with the historical facts and kept us informed at all the locations. He was especially good about the old city of Mdina. Malta has some great picturesque spots and we stopped and took in the beauty of the place. We returned to the ship on time. It was a very good experience.

  • 02-Aug-2016

    Helenia along with our expert driver Kevin, provided a very special day for us. Helenia speaks excellent English and had prepared a well thought out and comprehensive tour. Her enthusiasm and love of the area really shines through.

  • 14-Jun-2016

    Our tour guide Donna was excellent and enhanced our experience. There were six family members on our tour ranging from retired to 11 and everyone enjoyed it.

  • 28-Jun-2015

    Excellent , knowledgeable guide, we did the half day tour but personally would have liked more time in Mdina , we had time constraints as we were on a cruise ship .