During the tour you will drive past Cospicua, a double fortifiedharbor city and the largest of the three. It was also given atitle as Citta Cottonera, but erroneously the title is now used to definethe whole region. You will then arrive in Vittoriosa.
Vittoriosa is ideallysituated for safe anchorage and over time it has developed a very longhistory with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to theestablishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, militarypowers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtaincontrol of Vittoriosa due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour.The third city Senglea is also called Civitas Invicta because it managedto resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565.The nameSenglea was given by the grandmaster who built it, Claude De LaSengle. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridgeto Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, itbecame peninsular in shape. During this tour you will walk through thevarious narrow streets shaded by many historic churches and buildings.
You will then drive to the Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. The winetasting tour commences with a historical introduction amongstoriginal artefacts, followed by an explanation about the process ofhow the locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented and eventuallytransformed into wine. A walk through the 400-year-old Ageing Cellarsis an authentic and true piece of Maltese heritage. The wine sampling isheld in the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests througha wine tasting session to sample different Marsovin wines accompaniedby a selecion of local savouries like maltese bread and cheese. At thebar one also has the opportunity to purchase local Marsovin wines. At the end of this tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.