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HALF DAY TOURS TAILORED FOR CRUISE LINER VISITORS

Prices include Fully Licensed Guide, together with lunch or dinner, ferry tickets and entrance tickets to places of interest where applicable.

Valletta Half Day Tour (Code CH01 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John’s Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. After visit the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier ,converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Finally stop at the Malta Experience for a multivision show, depicting Malta’s History. Transport and Guide Included.
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Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
Upper Barrakka Gardens:These gardens occupy the elevated space on the ramparts of St. Peter and St Paul Bastion. The garden was laid down in the mid 17th Century to provide a peaceful retreat for the pastime and relation of the Knights. The Grand Harbour with its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. The Palace Armoury dates from 1763 when Emanuel Pinto de Fonseca was Grand Master. Until 1976 the Armoury occupied a large hall at the rear side of the palace, but in 1976 this was taken over for use by the Maltese grand and beautiful building, it is today the seat of the President and Parliament of the Republic of Malta. Visit to The Malta Experience:A 45 minute audio visual show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands.
Valletta Half Day Tour with Entrance Tickets (Code CH02 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John’s Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. After visit the Grand Master’s Palace and other buildings of historical importance. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier ,converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Finally stop at the Malta Experience for a multivision show, depicting Malta’s History. Transport, Guide and Entrance Tickets Included.
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TOUR NOW
No
Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
n/a €160.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
n/a €295.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
n/a €30.00
per person
n/a
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
St.James Cavalier Centre for Creativity: A sixteenth century fort built by the Knights of St. John as part of the military defenses of the city of Valletta, it has now been converted into an Arts complex with facilities for exhibitions, film and video, music and a small theatre in the round. The main objectives of the centre are threefold: to promote the contemporary Maltese art scene on a national and international level; to act as a cultural hub reflecting Malta's strategic geopolitical position at the centre of the Mediterranean; and to encourage art as a social event, creating bridges between people and nations. Valletta Market: The market is set by numerous hawkers, selling various items, clothing shoes, souvenirs. It is synonymous to the one of the paved streets of Valletta, which carries the name of Merchantt Street where numerous  shops and establishments are located in the Capital city.
Mdina and San Anton Gardens (Code CH03 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. Proceed to Dingli Cliffs and finally stop at the botanic Gardens of San Anton. Transport and Guide Included.
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Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
Mdina, The Silent City: The old capital of Malta is a typical mediaeval, walled city situated in the centre of the Island. Mdina is the seat of several noble houses, including the islands' oldest titled family - created barons in 1350. The Dingli Cliffs:  Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets here can be dramatic. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now used as a Government Guest Palace.
San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances. San Anton Gardens: Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. From 1802 until 1964, San Anton Palace was the official residence of the British Governor, after which it remained a state building and is now the residence of the Maltese President. Various heads of state have visited the gardens over the years and numerous plaques mark their ceremonial tree planting. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and roses. Nowadays, the garden is the Annual Horticultural Show venue and during summer, the spacious central court becomes an open-air theatre for drama and musical performances.
Harbour Cruise (Code CH04 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Boarding a pleasure boat visiting the natural ports of Masamxett and the Grand Harbour. View of the fortifications from the seaward side, an attraction for photographers. Transport and Harbour Cruise Included.
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Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€100.00 n/a n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€225.00 n/a n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€26.00
per person
n/a n/a
The Grand Harbour With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta’s Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities. Masamxett: Marsamxett harbour is flanked by the city of Valletta and Ta’Xbiex, leading into Msida yacht Marina, Sliema and Pieta. Views of Valletta’s Bastions, gardens and imposing churches are quite an attraction from the sea.
Fortifications: Malta is known as the Fortress Island for its great mass of defensive architecture.  The Islands were singled out by Mediterranean powers from Phoenician times onwards for their natural defences and deep, safe harbours. The fortifications can be divided into two periods: those of the Knights and those of the British era. These imposing reminders of the Islands’ wartime past, fascinate not only because they are a feat of military engineering, but also because they are reminiscent of an age of chivalry, crusading, heroism and legendary battles. Harbour Cruise: Witness Malta's living past cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the three cities connected with two Great Siege of 1565 and 1942 as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts battlements and creeks, which can only be admired from the sea.
Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk (Code CH05 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
South island tour comprising a visit to the Blue Grotto (boat trip –weather permitted, price not included) and at the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Transport and Guide Included.
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Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
The Blue Grotto is a natural rock formation which has been carved out of the rock by the relentless pounding of the sea. A number of caves can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq. The biggest cave is the Blue Grotto. This cave is quite deep. The Blue Grotto Caves: The boats take the tourists to a number of caves carved into the cliff face. One of the caves visited is a small cave with a sandy bottom and usually people are given the opportunity to have a refreshing dip in the turquoise, emerald and blue waters of this cave. The Blue Grotto gets its name from the colour of the water close to the rock face. When exiting the Grotto you can see the deep blue Mediterranean in front of you and then the small island of Filfla appears straight ahead. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there. When Malta was a British colony, the island of Filfla was used for target practice by the British Armed Forces. The island is now protected under Maltese law.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
Three Cities plus Harbour tour (Code CH06 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. From the quay take a harbour tour of the famous creeks. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful ‘vedette’ placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Transport and Guide Included.
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Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave (`conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
Senglea: This small city, one of the so-called Three Cities , stands on a narrow promontory jutting into Grand Harbour. The land was fortified in 1551 by Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. The Maltese often use the area's earlier name, L-Isla, meaning the island or perhaps short for `peninsula'. During the Great Siege of 1565, Senglea was protected by Fort St Michael on its landward side and by Fort St Angelo on the tip of Vittoriosa across the creek. The heroic role played by its people led Grand Master Jean de la Valette to give the city the title of Citta' Invicta, the invincible city. Like its sister cities, Senglea suffered heavy damage during World War II. More than 75 percent of its buildings were destroyed. The parish church dedicated to the Nativity of the Madonna was rebuilt and retains its artistic heritage. The city is noted for its superb harbour views across to Valletta from Safe Haven Gardens at Senglea Point. The stone vedette, known as il-Gardjola, on the bastion-point served as a look-out post to guard the harbour entrance. The sculptured eye and ear above its windows are symbols of vigilance. Vittoriosa: Vittoriosa, or Birgu, one of the Three Cities, lies on one of the promontories jutting into Grand Harbour, opposite Valletta. At its tip is Fort St Angelo, perhaps the oldest fortification on the Islands. The strategic position of both fort and city over the millennia has led some to call this area `the cradle of Maltese history'. Certainly settlers and rulers from the Phoenicians to the British all made use of the defences here. To honour the part played by the city of Birgu, Grand Master La Valette renamed it Civitas Vittoriosa, `Victorious Town'. Vittoriosa was the first home of the Knights when they arrived in 1530. As such, it contains many important architectural riches. The Knights `auberges' (inns of residence), palaces and churches here are older than those in Valletta. Highlights include the Church of San Lawrenz, designed by Malta's most prominent baroque architect, Lorenzo Gafa', the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St Angelo and the Maritime Museum.
Three cities and Marsaxlokk (Code CH07 )
Cruise Group Half Day Tour with Morning pickup from Valletta Cruise Liner Terminal at 08:30/09:00
Drive through Cospicua the first of the three cities, walk through the second city of Vittoriosa narrow streets adorned with historic buildings and churches. At the third city of Senglea admire the beautiful 'vedette' placed in the cente of the Grand Harbour. Proceeding to the fishing Village of Marsaxlokk. Transport and guide included
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TOUR NOW
No
Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€85.00 €140.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€95.00 €160.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€11.00
per person
€15.00
per person
n/a
The Three Cities: These small cities go by the names of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa. They are popularly known as the Three Cities, a term which was first used during the French occupation, when Napoleon decreed that Malta was to be divided into a number of administration units. Cospicua : Cospicua is the largest of the Three Cities on Grand Harbour opposite Valletta. It is known to many by its earlier name, Bormla. The city was renamed by the Knights of St John because of the brave ('conspicuous') role played by its people during the Great Siege of 1565. Most of Cospicua's shoreline is taken up by the older dockyard - an area now being restored, and developed as a marina. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although rebuilt, it has fewer inhabitants than in the pre-war years. Modern Cospicua is an important market centre in the heart of the docklands. The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art. The Firenzuola Fortifications, built in 1638, and Margherita Lines, part of the inland defences the Three Cities, are major landmarks. The Margherita Lines are in fact the only part of old Cospicua which survived World War II.
The luzzu is the traditional fishing vessel used in Malta. It is pointed at both ends and is painted in characteristic bright colours. Before the introduction of modern registration the colour of the prow used to indicate the homeport of each particular boat. The average overall length is 6.7 meters and the hull material is wood. These vessels have been the mainstay of the fleet in times gone by and their average age is 37 years old. The luzzu are very colourful and painted on each side of the boat is the image of the Osiris eye,surviving from old Phoenicians traditions. Legend says that it protects the boat and the fishermen. The village of Marsaxlokk is the Islands' main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night's catch - fish of all shapes, colours and sizes.
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