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St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann)
St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann)

St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann) Tours and Tickets

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Behind the misleadingly plain baroque facade of St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann) hides one of Europe's most spectacular churches, built by the Knights of St. John following their defeat of the Ottoman Turks in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Today, this important religious site is one of Malta’s most visited attractions.

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St John's Co-Cathedral, St John Street, Valletta, Malta, VLT 1156
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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital is best explored on a walking tour. This small-group tour of Valletta is limited to 20 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.82
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$18.82

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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$172.55
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$172.55
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Valletta Segway Tour and The Malta Experience

Valletta Segway Tour and The Malta Experience

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The ideal introduction to Valletta, this two-part experience includes a guided Segway tour of Malta’s capital and admission to the Malta Experience. Save energy as you roll around town by Segway, viewing the city’s top attractions without breaking a sweat. Then get familiar with the city’s rich history at the Malta Experience, a show that gives an overview of Malta's story, from prehistoric times to the present.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.72
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$69.72

Valletta guided food tour in a small group - Offbeat Malta Food Trails
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Valletta guided food tour in a small group - Offbeat Malta Food Trails

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Enjoy a taste of Malta’s capital city of Valletta on this walking tour. Visit some of the local artisans crafting traditional food and drinks on the tiny island nation. This tour will give you the opportunity to sample Maltese cheese, chocolates, sweet and savoury pastries, plus locally brewed beer and regional wine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20

Private 8 hour tour to Valletta, Marsaxlokk & Mdina from Valletta (Hotel-cruise)
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Private 8 hour tour to Valletta, Marsaxlokk & Mdina from Valletta (Hotel-cruise)

Explore the major attractions of Malta with your own private guide on a full-day tour from the cruise port of Valleta. Start with a city tour of Valleta, continue to a traditional fishing village where you can sample fresh seafood, then discover the landmarks of Mdina—the former capital city. See historical sites including St Augustine Church & Priory in Valleta and St Paul's Cathedral in Mdina.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$563.65
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Valletta (UNESCO) guided tour, Malta Experience (included), Cathedral (optional)

Valletta (UNESCO) guided tour, Malta Experience (included), Cathedral (optional)

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Our guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566. The Order of St. John ruled over the islands for 268 years and left a unique cultural legacy of which Valletta is the prime example and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We first enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens. Then we visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral (optional or free time), including the Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory, the Flemish tapestries and the church museum. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grand Masters’ Palace and the recently restored St. George’s Square before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta’s history throughout the centuries is brought back to life.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.18
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Valletta Exploration Half Day Tour with Favourite Transport

Valletta Exploration Half Day Tour with Favourite Transport

This is a multi experience tour where sightseeing and history blend together perfectly. The history of the Knights, the vivid architecture as well as the abundant historical and cultural features spring to life. The tour is rendered furthermore leisurely and less strenuous by the vehicle we put at your disposal to drive around the town and reach the center. The tour can also be tailor-made, according to the customer‘s specific requests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.35
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Valletta Walking Tour - City of the Knights Hospitallers

Valletta Walking Tour - City of the Knights Hospitallers

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Our Valletta walking tour is the perfect introduction, as our guides will help you orientate yourself and point out all the famous landmarks, as well as those beyond the beaten path. We do not believe in repetitive and boring details, instead we shall learn about the scandals, murders, mystery and triumph that have shaped this city "built by gentlemen for gentlemen".
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.91
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$20.91

Valletta: Historic Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

Valletta: Historic Walking Tours + Entry to Malta 5D

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Discover Malta, one of the most culturally diverse nations in Europe on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of our Malta guided city tours, be ready to start a wonderful journey through time. On our guided walking tours through Valletta, Malta's gorgeous capital, we delve deeper into its exceptionally unique story of becoming an independent island nation through its most revered sights, such as the Upper Barraka Gardens and the Royal Opera House, and lesser-explored but equally compelling spots. And of course, we will point you to its best cafes, bars, and shops along the way. If you don't have time to join our day tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Malta and its incredible history.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.91
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Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt in Valletta

Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt in Valletta

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Explore Valletta at your own pace while solving riddles. Use your imagination, observation, logic and team spirit in order to accomplish the tasks. Learn interesting information about the beautiful city of Valletta while walking around narrow streets and 10 of the most important attractions. Pause whenever you want and continue later. Discover hidden gems. Snap beautiful photos. Far from crowds and schedules. Start any time you wish! Everything in your smartphone!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Valletta City Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

Valletta City Walking Tour with St. John's Co-Cathedral

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Discover the historic centre of Valletta and St. John’s Co-Cathedral on this half-day walking tour in Malta. Learn about the history of Valletta as you walk with your guide, taking in palaces, churches, and gardens along the route. Finish with a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St. John’s Co-Cathedral, including a viewing of Caravaggio's masterpiece ‘The Beheading of St. John the Baptist.’
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.91
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Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

Valletta Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover the true haunts of Valletta by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: - Explore City Gate, Palazzo Parisio, Russian Cultural Centre, and other lesser-known places. - Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. - Learn about the fascinating darkest, quirkiest histories of Malta’s capital. - Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.45
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$10.45
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The Grand Tour of Valletta

The Grand Tour of Valletta

The Grand Tour of Valletta offers a unique gaze into the fortified city of Valletta. Learn about the 'Bloodiest Battle of the 16th Century', the life of a knight, their lavish lifestyle, and intriguing vow of chastity! In addition to all the famous attractions, such as St. John's Co-Cathedral, the Grandmaster's Palace and the Upper Barrakka Gardens, you will also discover little known stories, hear loads of anecdotes and gossip! Be bowled over by the history of the Knights of Malta from the times of the crusades right up to the present day. And to add to this...you can choose to tour the city with a guide in an authentic period costume!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.91
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St. John's Co-Cathedral entrance ticket

St. John's Co-Cathedral entrance ticket

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St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta is a gem of ornate Baroque art and architecture. The cathedral was built in 1577 by and for the Knights of St. John. It is considered one of the world’s great cathedrals. The cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio including "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist", the patron saint of the Order. In contrast with the cathedral’s rather plain façade, be prepared to be overwhelmed as you step inside. The cathedral was redecorated in the 17th century in extremely ornate Baroque style by Mattia Preti. Virtually every square inch of the interior is adorned in glittering gold leaf, silver, marble or colour. A floor of 400 highly decorated in-laid marble tombstones for important knights forms a striking visual display in the nave. In 1831, Sir Walter Scott called the cathedral a "magnificent church, the most striking interior (he had) ever seen." Today the cathedral continues to be an important shrine and a sacred place of worship.
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  • 1 minute to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.62
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Valletta City of the Knights 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

Valletta City of the Knights 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Discover the Maltese capital of Valletta, the ‘City of the Knights’, on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city. Visit the the magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral, see the Grand Master's Palace, and admire views of the Grand Harbor from the Upper Barrakka Gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.15
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$49.15

Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina

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Discover Malta’s two capitals, ancient Mdina and the modern-day capital of Valletta, on this private, full-day shore excursion. With your own personal guide, you’ll enjoy guided tours of Mdina, Malta’s first capital that predates even Ancient Rome, and Valletta, Malta’s UNESCO-listed current capital. See top sights like Mdina Cathedral and Upper Barrakka Gardens, and learn about Malta’s history and the different cultures and influences that have shaped the archipelago over the centuries.
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  • 4 hours
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$177.78
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$177.78
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Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

Private Tour of Valletta, Malta's Capital City

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A bespoke private tours service with 30 years of knowledge in the tourism industry! Malta Shoreline Excursions is dedicated in delivering a memorable private tour experience. Our guides are passionate and view their work as a vocation rather than just a job. Visit some of the most prominent sites in Valletta, Malta's capital city. Your personal guide will cater to your needs and interests while providing you with an in depth understanding of Malta's culture, history and way of life.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.66
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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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$500.91
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Mosta Crafts Village Mdina and Valletta Full Day Tour

Mosta Crafts Village Mdina and Valletta Full Day Tour

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Explore Malta’s historic architecture, handicrafts, and history on a full-day tour of Malta, Ta’Qali, Mdina, and Valletta. You’ll see some of Malta’s highlights and a part of Valletta’s UNESCO World Heritage Center. This full-day Malta tour includes entrance fees and pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected towns, and it’s the perfect overview of the island for first-time visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.29
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$52.29

Valletta Private Walking Tour: Sins in the City

Valletta Private Walking Tour: Sins in the City

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Learn about Valletta's less-talked-about history during this 2-hour private walking tour. Listen as your dedicated guide regales you with tales of the seven deadly sins that sent the Order of the Knights of St. John into decline.
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  • 2 hours
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$141.17
per group
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$141.17
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Valletta in a Day!

Valletta in a Day!

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Join us in Valletta, the Capital City of Malta for a full day tour! Meet our professional guide at the main entrance, opposite the New Parliament and walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens, offering a breath-taking panorama of the Grand Harbour. We proceed through Merchants Street to the Archaeology Museum, exhibiting a spectacular range of artifacts dating back to Malta's Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Afterwards, we will walk to and visit St. John’s Cathedral and Museum. Lunch will be served in a typical family-run restaurant. We will then visit a 17th century noble-man house before heading to the Malta Experience, a must see audio-visual experience in Valletta. We then make our way to the starting point and end of tour. NOTE: Minimum number of participants : 1 Maximum number of participants: 12 We also organize customized private tours on request.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.32
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$167.32

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

Valletta City of Gentlemen guided walking tour

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This is a fun tour. We give you historic facts and also fun and curious facts about Valletta. We welcome all questions, especially difficult ones because if we don't know the answer, we will find it out.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.91
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Valletta Walking Tour

Valletta Walking Tour

This guided walking tour of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is a grand experience in every way. Every path and street lead you to discover an eye-opening wonder, where history has been carefully restored to its original beauty. Enjoy stunning views of the Grand Harbour and across the water of the three ancient cities in all their ancient glory. Walk down the dark and mysterious Strait Street, Malta's old red-light district, now one of the best locations in Malta for concept restaurants and bars. Admire the aesthetics of modern architecture intertwined with historical monuments as you journey from City Gate, past the Old Opera Theatre, once bombed to near total collapse and now a performing artist's dream venue, down to the popular shopping destination, Republic Street. It’s hard to capture the capital city’s rich culture and history in just four hours, but this tour is the perfect mix of the best sites you’ll want to see.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.32
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$350.32
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Gozo Island Tour with Victoria Citadel

Gozo Island Tour with Victoria Citadel

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Malta's sister island is just a short boat trip away. You'll set off by ferry and explore Gozo's natural beauty spots with this full day excursion. Visit Dwejra Bay and historic sites such as the Citadel and Ggantija Temples. Arriving at Gozo in just 25 minutes, we'll disembark and head straight for the Ggantija Temples – a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than the pyramids of Egypt. You'll then visit the Citadel of Victoria, where 360° panoramic views show off the island's landscape. Next up is lunch. In the afternoon, we'll visit the fjord-like bay of Xlendi as well as Dwejra Bay to see Fungus Rock and the nearby Inland Sea. You can't fail to be impressed by the island's lush countryside, its serene atmosphere and how different it is from the larger island of Malta.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.93
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann) costs USD 17.62. Guided St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Gwann) tours start around USD 17.62 per person.