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Upper Barrakka Gardens

Upper Barrakka Gardens Tours and Activities

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Perched on eastern Valletta’s harbor walls, Upper Barrakka Gardens is one of the city’s top attractions. Created in 1661, the shaded gardens center on a fountain, statues, and colonnaded terraces that command views over Malta’s Grand Harbour.

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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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$178.04
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$178.04
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Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night Tour

Valletta, Mosta and Mdina Night Tour

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See three historic cities at their most atmospheric on a 4-hour night tour of Valletta, Mosta, and Mdina that includes tickets to Malta 5D, a multimedia show about Maltese history and culture. You’ll have time to photograph Malta landmarks illuminated after dark, take in a legendary small-town church, then finish the night on a walking tour of Mdina’s car-free streets. This 4-hour night tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.14
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$36.14

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 30 participants, and has plenty of time to take in all the highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.37
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$21.37

Valletta Walking Tour

Valletta Walking Tour

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This tour will take you through the most beautiful parts of Valletta to admire its architecture, learn about its history and get a better idea of what makes Malta so unique. Being guided through a city by a professional and passionate tourist guide will give a better perspective of all you will be seeing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.99
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$18.99
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Valletta Food Tour
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Valletta Food Tour

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Through the language of food you will be told all the stories behind the Maltese capital city, its buildings, its culture and events and top of all its people who are a melting pot of various civilizations as is the food eaten by the locals a fusion of the same influences. What do coffee and revolts have in common? How was Carnival a controversial matter? This will be the most amazing experience of Valletta you will get while trying different foods and drinks of these islands whether the traditional stuff or the more contemporary things. You will be shown the beautiful Maltese Capital City in between of the different stops where we try all the food and drinks. You can rest assured this excursion will double up as your lunch for the day and give you lots of advice on where to eat throughout the rest of your stay.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.48
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$47.48
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Leave the cruise port behind and spend the morning exploring beautiful Malta on this private, half-day shore excursion. In the company of your very own driver-guide, you’ll be whisked around the archipelago of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed capital city of Valletta, taking in top sights like the Grandmaster’s Palace and the Mosta Dome from the comfort of your private vehicle. You’ll also visit Upper Barrakka Gardens and have free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.15
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$223.15
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.79
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$55.79
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.74
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$23.74
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.26
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$196.26
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

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Explore the historic palaces and noble homes of Valletta on this 4-hour private Malta shore excursion. Admire panoramic views over Malta's natural harbours from the Upper Barrakka Gardens with your private guide. Discover top Valletta attractions including the Auberge of Castille, St John's Co-Cathedral and the beautiful Grandmaster's Palace. Visit the 16th-century Casa Rocca Piccola, and gain insight into Maltese art and history. Explore the village of Naxxar, home to the opulent Palazzo Parisio. Then, head through the pretty villages of Attard, Balzan and Lija on route back to port.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.20
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$202.20
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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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$189.91
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$189.91

Fantastic Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

Fantastic Valletta Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Valletta is Malta's miniscule capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula that's only 600m by 1km. The city's founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance. It may be tiny, but it's packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. You will see a myriad of different sights – everything from palaces and a magnificent cathedral to beautiful gardens - and also sample local cuisine. Please note this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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$15.29
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.74
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$23.74
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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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$153.98
Price varies by group size
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$153.98
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.07
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$41.07
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Discovery Walk in Valletta: views, secret courtyards and mysterious stories

Discovery Walk in Valletta: views, secret courtyards and mysterious stories

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When was your last ‘aha!’ discovery moment? The next one will surely take place on this fun self-guided walk in Valletta! Rich with history, this Mediterranean will surprise you – local Maltese creator Nikhil made sure of that! Fun location-based riddles will have you pay extra attention to your surroundings. If you’re ready to explore sky-high views of the harbour, stroll the cobbled path of Strait Street and stand on the set of Game of Thrones, then this trail is for you. This playful walk across Valletta sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Valletta or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 2 to 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.49
per group
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$28.49
per group

The Valletta Street Food Walking Tour

The Valletta Street Food Walking Tour

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This is a tour which is ideal for a client who enjoys tasting local specialities , who wants to get an insider's view about local cuisine and traditions and at the same time discover the historical center of Valletta with an experienced licensed tour guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.54
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$41.54
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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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$758.39
per group
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$758.39
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Valletta Private Tour – explore the capital of Malta

Valletta Private Tour – explore the capital of Malta

The guide will pick you up at convenient for you time and place and you will go straight up to Valletta city. You will visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the former Church of the Knights Hospitaller to admire the Caravaggio masterpieces, the Palace Square. After that, the guide will give you an opportunity to chose the rest of the sights to see – you will be able to decide where to go – Casa Rocca Piccola, the Palace and/or Knights’ Armoury, War or Archaeology Museums. In the end you will be taken to your hotel or to the cruise port.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$570.00
Price varies by group size
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$570.00
Price varies by group size
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Malta Walking Tour Pass for 2 Guided and 3 Self-Guided Routes

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Malta Walking Tour Pass for 2 Guided and 3 Self-Guided Routes

With your ticket, discover Valletta with unlimited access to our flexible walking tours. You can join and leave our circuits as you please, escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day. Using our app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including St. John's Co-Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. Elmo Heritage Building and the Royal Opera House. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore the picturesque city of Valletta. Whilst it may be Europe’s smallest capital city, the 16th-century architecture and cobblestone streets ooze charm. Hop-off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; enjoying multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favourite sights and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night - it couldn't be easier! When you're ready, hop back on a guided tour, and continue your sightseeing adventure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.37
$23.74
$2.37 savings
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$23.74
$2.37 savings
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Destination Weddings on the serene island of Malta, Weddings Abroad

Destination Weddings on the serene island of Malta, Weddings Abroad

Without any hassle at all we let the bridal couple chill out in the crucial phase before the marriage ceremony, after having tended to and taken care of all the formalities and paper work required for the publication of Banns. After the nostalgic ceremony in the venue of the couple‘s choice we guide the couple to beautiful scenic locations to celebrate their accomplished marriage with an appropriate send off.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$890.21
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$890.21
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VIP Airport Meet & Greet

VIP Airport Meet & Greet

Having the perfect first impression of Malta makes all the difference. This will give you a great understanding of Malta's History, popular culture and much more.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.11
per group
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$500.11
per group

8 days best of Malta guided tour

8 days best of Malta guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the best of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$616.70
Price varies by group size
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$616.70
Price varies by group size
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Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Valletta Audio Self Guide Walking Tour (Mobile App)

Our professional licensed tourist guides went around the city and created 17 specific audio points of the top spots of the city. We have created a visit trail around the city, your app will guide you around making sure you can maximise your experience in this amazing city. To complement the audio points, our team went out and about to create a multitude of starpoints which complement the audio points to make your experience a memorable one. Recommended restaurants, photo spots, souvenir shops and public conveniences are all available at your fingertips. If you want to extend your experience the app offers you various extras which you can add on at your convenience. All this is available offline, all you need to do is download your map from the comfort of your home or hotel and you are ready to navigate!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.90
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Should I book Upper Barrakka Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Upper Barrakka Gardens 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.
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How much does it cost to visit Upper Barrakka Gardens 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Upper Barrakka Gardens costs USD 8.90. Guided Upper Barrakka Gardens tours start around USD 8.90 per person.
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