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Valletta Walking Tour

Valletta Walking TourOne Day Fully Guided Excursion

 
Every Wednesday 

DEP POZ 08:00

DEP MLA 18:00

ARR MLA 09:45

ARR POZ 19:45

Adults
€115
Children
€60

Summer Excursion

May 2024 – September 2024

This excursions is only held with a minimum of 15 participants

Valletta

“A City of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen” – Valletta in a nut shell. The gentlemen were the Knights of Malta.

The foundation stone of Malta’s Capital City, a UNESCO Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2018, was laid by Grand Master Jean de Valette on 28th March 1566, six months after the Great Siege came to a victorious end, for Malta, for Europe and for the hero of the Siege, de Valette, who gave the city his name, hence Valletta. Money and assistance poured into the building of the city by a grateful Europe lead by Pope Pius V who sent his military architect, Francesco Laparelli to design and supervise the building, he was ably assisted by the Maltese architect Girolomo Cassar, who took over from Laparelli.

The Co-Cathedral of St John is a treasure trove. The view of Grand Harbour from Upper Barrakka is just stunning as is Renzo Piano’s master piece of contemporary architecture, the entrance into the City.

Valletta Walking Tour

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Arrival at the Virtu Ferries Passenger Terminal in Malta where we meet up with the guide. The excursion starts with a pleasant walk of about 1.5 km along the Valletta Waterfront up to the Barrakka Lift which takes us directly to the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. From here you can admire the breathtaking view of the Three Cities and the Grand Harbour. Afterwards, we continue our stroll through the characteristic and picturesque narrow streets of Valletta, where we can admire the baroque architecture and colourful building facades. During the stroll towards the entrance to the Capital, one cannot but notice the majestic building of the Maltese Parliament, a contemporary architecture jewel projected by the illustrious architect Renzo Piano.
  • It is also possible to visit the majestic Cathedral of St John, famous for its’ magnificent frescos, mosaics, and particularly the notable works of art by the famous painter Caravaggio, among which the “Beheading of Saint John the Baptist” and “Saint Jerome Writing” (the visit to the Cathedral is not included in the price).
  • You will also have free time to continue exploring the historic centre and its shops, where one can find some particular items for sale. Furthermore, you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and savour the Mediterranean cuisine in one of the many restaurants located in Valletta (lunch is not included in the price).
  • Finally, we head back to the Virtu Passenger Terminal by walk, to catch the ferry back to Pozzallo.
  • Depart for Pozzallo by High Speed Catamaran.
  • Adults €113.00 + €2.00 (ETS)
  • Children 4 years till under 14 years: €58.00 + €2.00 (ETS)
  • Children under 4 years FREE of charge.
  • Price does not include the lift to Valletta, the visit to the St. John’s Cathedral and lunch.
  • The company reserves the right to introduce a fuel surcharge from time to time without prior notice.
  • The itinerary of this excursion may be altered subject to weather conditions.
  • Virtu Ferries Conditions of Carriage apply.