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The Original Valletta Walking Tour

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Overview

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.
  • Guided walking tour of Valletta
  • Explore Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital on a guided walking tour
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Valletta or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
City Gate , VGW5+FM6, Valletta, Malta

The meeting point for this tour is Valletta City Gate (at the bottom of the steps next to the Parliament building). Please try to be there at least 5 minutes early so that the tour starts on time. Look out for the yellow umbrella and guide with yellow shirt!

Lower Barrakka Gardens , VGW8+XVG, Quarry Wharf, Valletta, Malta
Meet your guide and small group of up to 20 people in central Valletta for a morning departure. After learning a little bit about the city, which was built by the Knights of St John in 1565 and is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, set out on a walking tour of the city’s highlights.

Discover Valletta’s magnificent Baroque architecture, stopping to admire St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the Auberge de Castille, and the Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck, then visit St. George’s Square to see the opulent Grand Master’s Palace.

As you walk around the city, your guide points out the new Parliament building, the ruins of the Royal Opera House, and historic sites such as the Great Siege Monument, The Siege Bell Memorial, and Fort St. Elmo. Continue through lively Piazza Regina, then stroll around the idyllic Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens and hear about Valletta’s role as the 2018 European Capital of Culture as you gaze down over the Grand Harbour.

Your tour ends in central Valletta.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valletta City Gate
Meet the guide at the starting point.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The New Parliament
Start at the modern entrance to the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teatru Rjal
What is the story behind these famous ruins?
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Our Lady of Victories Church
Which famous hero of Malta's history was buried here?
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Il-Berga ta' Kastilja
Admire the stunning facade of this important edifice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Take in the amazing views of the scenic Grand Harbour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Auberge d'Italie
The new Museum of Fine Arts.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palazzo Parisio
Which world-famous historical figure once spent time living here?
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Listen to the stories of the famous artists whose works are depicted here.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St George Square
Visit the city's main square.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grandmaster's Palace
Learn about the importance of this building throughout the centuries.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lower Barrakka Gardens
End the tour in these beautiful gardens, with views over the lower part of the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Colour my Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "I recommend this tour for anyone who has a real interest in learning about Valletta." See review
  • "If you can, take this tour on your first morning in Valletta." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Malta." See review

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star-5
Walking Valetta
Colin_W
, Aug 2022
Great guide made the walk very interesting. Valetta is visually stunning but to get the best out of the time and the walk you need a good guide
star-5
Wonderful Valletta!
Owen_T
, Jul 2022
Excellent morning, taking in all of what Valletta had to offer, including the history, architecture and views. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, she knew the best spots for food and could answer any question you had. A truly wonderful experience!
star-5
Fantastic guide and tour
Zoe_K
, Jul 2022
The tour was amazing thanks to our wonderful guide Denise. She made sure to choose the most shaded path and provided a wonderful insight into the history of Valletta. I would highly recommend this tour as our trip to Valletta would not have been the same without it!
star-3
Could be better, quite basic
Tanja_M
, Jul 2022
A bit disorganised information sharing, especially is you are strong in history. Falsely represented the St John's Order as humanitarian organization. Did not include the visit to the Cathedral which was misleading in the add.
star-5
Good information
Isabel_B
, Jul 2022
Very informed guide Great tour with a lot of leads Don’t miss it Good pace and easy to follow Thank you
star-5
Interesting and fun!
Andrew_M
, Jul 2022
Very informative and interesting. Good value for money. Easy paced walk for a couple of hours and a break in the middle
star-5
Valletta
Simon_g
, Jul 2022
He was brilliant.Very knowledgeable. Would recommend to everyone.I was just surprised that out of everyone,only myself and partner gave him a tip!
star-5
Perfect tour with Ben & Viator
EFSTRATIOS_K
, Jul 2022
nice tour in the center of valletta, malt's capital city. with plenty of historical and social information provided by our guide, Ben, that was obviously a guy that loves his job. Last, the tour was performed in a way that we were all protected by the agressive sun.
star-5
Great tour guides. Malta
ThomasP_H
, Jul 2022
Great tour. We got a lot of extra information on things to do and how to get there from the trainee tour guide also.
star-5
Don't miss this
Nicki_H
, Jul 2022
Excellent knowledge of our guide I think was Matthew. It was well paced and covered so many interesting things both history and different facts. Would definitely recommend it...Valetta is just beautiful.
star-5
The best walking tour
Mattas_T
, Jun 2022
The girl that guided us to the walking tour was the best. Deep knowledge of the city’s history, many details and always kind.
star-5
full recommendation!!!
Claudia_E
, Jun 2022
denise guided the tour. very well done! a lot of history and other interesting informations. it was hot yesterday but she always found a shady place for our group. full recommendation!!!
star-5
This tour was fantastic!...
Tracey_O
, Jun 2022
This tour was fantastic! Our guide was excellent, friendly and informative. Highly recommend if you want to learn about the history of Malta.
star-4
Valetta tour
Marius_v
, Jun 2022
The guide showed us the most imported spots of Valetta. About every building he could tell a lot. His story was inspiring and never dull.
star-5
Nice tour in Valetta
Monica_B
, Jun 2022
Very interesting tour around valetta. Thr guide was very knowledgeable and nice. You see all the highlights of the city.
star-5
Matthew was wonderful and...
Amy_R
, Jun 2022
Matthew was wonderful and very passionate about his job and the history of Valletta! Definitely recommend starting your visit with this tour!
star-5
Lovely Morning in Valletta
Julie_W
, Jun 2022
Information was very interesting about the history of Malta. Stopped have way for drink etc. Enjoyed it very much
star-5
Very informative tour
Brid_F
, Jun 2022
This was a wonderful tour, our guide was superb, he took it to places we would never have seen & explained the history of different locations, well worth the only.
star-5
A fantastic way to spend a morning in Valletta!
Karen_S
, May 2022
The Walking Tour of Valletta was fantastic! It was a full 3-hour experience throughout the city on a very hot day with a fair amount of walking (one of our group members was on crutches, but still had a wonderful time!) Despite the heat everyone absolutely loved the experience. Our guide Denise couldn't have been any better. She was so good at describing the history in an interesting manner with just the right amount of humour thrown in! My husband and his brother are both Maltese and even they learned new things about the city. I highly recommend this tour and Denise in particular
star-5
Great tour!!!
sanja_r
, May 2022
Walking tour is wonderful .. the tour is to recommend to everyone. Beautiful city, the girl is a wonderful guide, a lot of historical information and knowledge about the city. Not a single moment was wasted. 👍💯

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