Malta: The Three Cities And Wine Tasting Tour - Valletta

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pick up from hotels in the following areas:
    Cirkewwa at 0830 hrs
    Mellieha at 0840 hrs
    Xemxija at 0850 hrs
    Golden Bay at 0850 hrs
    St. Paul'.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Three Cities is a collective description of
the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa
and Senglea. During the tour you will drive
past Cospicua, you will then arrive in Vittoriosa. The third city Senglea is also called Civitas Invicta because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565.

You will then drive to the Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. The wine
tasting tour commences with a historical introduction amongst
original artefacts, followed by an explanation about the process of
how the locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented and eventually
transformed into wine. The wine sampling is held in the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine tasting session to sample different Marsovin wines accompanied by a selection of local savouries like Maltese bread and cheese.

Tour on Tuesday is available in English, French, German & Italian.
Tour on Friday is available just in English

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free snacks included
  • Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Snacks

Wine tasting

Transport by coach

Local guide

Local taxes

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront

Entry/Admission - Marsovin

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Oct-2022

    Agréable visite d'une matinée avec notre guide bilingue qui était très sympathique et prêt à répondre à nos questions. Belle balade dans les trois cités où nous avons appris l'histoire de Malte. Agréable surprise lors de la dégustation des vins où nous avons eu droit à une belle collation de produits locaux et goûté aux vins locaux avec les explications d'un œnologue. Très bon rapport qualité prix

  • 14-Oct-2022

    The host of the wine tasting was fantastic. Our guide for the tour was also great. Walking through the old towns was beautiful

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Een leuke wandel tour, maar alleen in birgu. Daarvandaan zou je namelijk de drie steden zien. Je komt dus niet in alle drie de steden. Bij de wandelroute werd er wel veel verteld, ook in de bus werd er verteld over de omgeving maar helaas niet veel te zien. We zouden eindigen in de marsovin cellars, maar geen wijnkelder gezien. Ook zijn we naar een hele andere plek geweest om wijn te proeven, dat was een super leuke ervaring en het eten was meer dan voldoende. Voor de echte wijnliefhebber is het misschien niet de beste keus.

  • 05-Aug-2022

    3 days I travel from golden bay Radisson hotel to Sliema , with my family & I arrive on time before 9 am and I wait the bus in an extremely hot weather over 2 hours and never the bloody driver showed up and I asked the tickets office at Sliema Ferry non of them know about the time table although it’s written daily pick up from Sliema ferry , my son got sun strock because of this bloody tour and waiting for 3 days in raw . Simply don’t even think to take this tour because simply you won’t find the bus or the bus driver . I really want to write to Malta tourist ministry to remove this tour from the leaflets and relief the tourists from waiting and searching of such a tour . If any one here reading my review avoid this bus tour and read the rest of the negative reviews.

  • 20-Jul-2022

    Mark was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. Wine tasting was lovely & the food first class.

  • 13-Jul-2022

    It was not what we expected. One hour delay, only one city not wine tasting but a small lunch with three half glasses of wine

  • 03-Jul-2022

    All a bit disappointing. Firstly, the communication from Supreme was poor. I had confirmed our hotel when booking the tour, however I to had ring the afternoon before the tour as we still had not been told where to meet. I had emailed them various times in the days prior with no reply. The bus actually drove past the pick up point twice, as it struggled to get outside the phoenicia hotel (from experience of last time we came, Valletta pick up means outside that hotel regardless where your staying). The driver didnt check anything just let us on. Baring in mind Valletta is next door to the 3 Cities, we then ended up going on a random bus tour picking people up from Silema, St Julians, etc. We got on the bus in Valletta at 8:40....after about 35 minutes of driving, we then ended up parked on the side of a road waiting for another mini bus of passengers to join us. We were sat there for probably 15+ minutes, before finally heading to the 3 Cities. We were probably on the bus for about 1hr 20 before arriving in the 3 Cities, it would have been so much easier if your staying in Valletta to just see if you could meet them there. The tour guide actually got on when we met the mini bus, however she spoke very quietly and with a strong accent (she was Lithuanian, name was Dalva). So we didnt gain anything from her on the bus. The wine tasting was actually very good, and the staff at the winery were excellent, we tried a white, red and rose. This was over an hour. We then jumped back on the coach for a quick drive from the winery to the 3 cities. Very little was said about Cospicua and Senglea, it was pretty much 100% on Vittoriosa. Her tour was boring, she spoke quietly and just ambled very slowly through the city. She had no consideration for stopping in the shade given the sun, but what really frustrated us (and others) was she specifically signposted the tour to stop in this 'charming little shop'. It was a souvenir / gift shop! There was nothing local or cultural about it - and we stopped there for about 20minutes. Some others on the tour went to complain to her as to why we were still there, i can only assume she has some sort of agreement with that shop. At the end of the tour we opted to stay in the 3 cities and not get the bus back with the tour. With the exception of the wine tasting which was interesting, you are better of just getting a travel guide book and doing the 3 cities on your own.

  • 29-Jun-2022

    Very friendly staff, winery owner and staff very nice just disappointed that the money we paid was expensive for a small sip of the 3 wines on Offer

  • 14-May-2022

    Very nice tour. the wine tasting was amazing, the wine has been served with very tasty local nibbles. We learn a lot about the terroir and the native grapes. The your in the three cities was perfect and the guide gave us a lot of really interesting information.

  • 09-May-2022

    A very short tour through the three cities and Marsovin winery. It felt a bit rushed and unfortunately could not hear the guide for most of the tour. Otherwise the spots we visited were cute and the winery was beautiful. Maybe too packed as there were quite many of us, so was hard to hear the representative of the winery. Would not recommend if you’re looking for a more intimate and personalized wine tasting experience.

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