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Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum

Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum Tours and Activities

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Set at the tip of Valletta’s old town, where it guards Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, the star-shaped Fort St. Elmo earned its place in history during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 when the Knights of St. John repelled Ottoman invaders. It withstood further attacks, notably during World War II, and now holds the National War Museum.

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St Elmo Pl, Valletta, Malta
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Small-Group E-Scooter Malta Sightseeing Tour

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Small-Group E-Scooter Malta Sightseeing Tour

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This extremely fun e-scooter tour gives visitors an introduction to Malta’s most popular coastal towns, with a cruise around the promenade that is characteristic of Sliema and St. Julian’s. Feel like one of the ‘in’ crowd as you pass by the towns’ most widely frequented beach clubs. Then just before you catch your first ferry of the day to the island’s capital, take in views of its stunning fortifications at Tigné Point. This will present the first of many wonderful spots to take photos. Once in Valletta, you can admire the imposing entrance, with the Triton Fountain and the particular design of the Parliament House. This is followed by a cruise through Valletta’s most charming streets, stopping off at various places of interest, such as the Siege bell war memorial and the Lower and Upper Barakka Gardens. The last part of the tour features a second ferry ride to the gorgeously unspoilt Three Cities, starting off with a cruise around the marinas and Fort. St. Angelo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Valletta Private Walking Tour

Valletta Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Valletta on a 3-hour private walking tour with a guide who provides insight into the history and architecture of Malta's capital. Explore both the top attractions and less-visited locations in the city, hearing interesting facts as you go. Enjoy the personalized service of a private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.94
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Valletta World War II Private Walking Tour

Valletta World War II Private Walking Tour

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Learn about Malta’s bravery during World War II on this 3-hour private Valletta walking tour. Visit key sites and monuments associated with the 1940-42 Axis bombardment, including the poignant Siege Bell monument. Learn about the tunnels and community kitchens established in Valletta, and discover how locals maintained their daily lives. Hear about events like the Illustrious Blitz, and visit the National War Museum for additional insight into the island's wartime struggles.
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  • 3 hours
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Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour

Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour

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See Malta’s historic streets and landmarks light up after dark, on an immersive evening tour of the island in an open-top bus. Hear stories about island history and culture throughout the tour, and enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city of Mdina, the former capital of Malta. This bus tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in select towns.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Vittoriosa and Valletta Full Day Second World War Tour

Vittoriosa and Valletta Full Day Second World War Tour

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Step into Malta’s Second World War history on a full-day tour of wartime sites in Vittoriosa and Valletta. Explore fortifications and a maze of air raid shelters, see a former British military base, and take in artifacts from the era in the National War Museum. Along the way you'll find out how the British came to Malta, and why Rommel believed that Malta was the key to controlling North Africa. This full-day wartime Malta tour includes all entrance fees, with pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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  • 8 hours
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Malta's Panoramic South Hop On Hop Off Tour

Malta's Panoramic South Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Explore the south of Malta at your own pace with on a hop-on hop-off bus tour from Valletta. The double-decker open-top bus travels between important southern landmarks with audio commentary offered in several languages. Stops include popular sites such as the Tarxien Temples, Blue Grotto, and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. 
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Great Siege Tour

The Great Siege Tour

Revisit one of the most pivotal moments in Maltese history—and explore the centuries-old Fort St. Elmo—on this private, half-day tour. Following pickup from your hotel, you’ll stroll through town and will head to the fort. As you explore the striking landmark, your guide will share lively stories from the 16th-century Great Siege of Malta, during which the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans battled ferociously. Following your immersion into Maltese history, finish the tour with a hearty lunch at a traditional local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.48
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Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

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The Hop On Hop Off Tour is an excellent way to visit the Island. Commentary is available in 16 Languages. You can stop in 12 different places with a bus passing every 30 minutes. The North Tour is very interesting because you visit the ancient part of Malta with all it's history, then you'll have a change to relax at a beach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Highlights of Valletta Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Malta? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Valletta? What about trying a walking tour around Valletta City Highlights? Valletta offers you the chance to experience a city built in the 16th century by the Knights of St. John. Why Malta’s capital city so special? Valletta is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, with many buildings having a strong Baroque character. Which are the best attractions and best places in Valletta to spend your day and night? You will have the chance to discover the main Valletta’s sights while you enjoy a walk around the old town’s main streets. St. Johns Cathedral, Republic Square, and Fort St Elmo have included stops on the tour. Have you ever experienced a huge open-air museum? Valletta might just be the perfect place for you. Intrigued? Get ready to experience Malta from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Valletta’s history.
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  • 2 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum costs USD 24.06. Guided Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum tours start around USD 24.06 per person. See all 9 Fort St. Elmo & the National War Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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