Valletta Private Walking Tour
On this tour you will visit the main highlights of Valletta, while also visiting an often ignored but equally fascinating part of the city. The tour starts at the modernized entrance of Valletta, and while walking along the majestic streets of the city, your guide will point out all the main landmarks, while keeping you entertained with fascinating and little-known true stories. What was it like to be a patient at the Holy Infirmatory? Or a galley slave on the ships of the Order? Were all Knights behaving in accordance to their vows?
Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, boasting some of Europe's finest palaces and churches, as well as numerous museums.
Following their heroic defense of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new, impregnable fortress city, named after its founder and hero of the siege, the French Grand Master Jean de Valette. Over the ensuing centuries, the new city was embellished with an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era and filled with priceless works of art. Today, Valletta is Malta’s main administrative and commercial center. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2018.
You'll be walking past the most notable sites in Valletta:
The new Parliament building and the ruins of the Royal Opera House
The Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens
The Auberges of Castille and Italy
St. John’s Co-cathedral
The Great Siege Monument
St. George’s Square and the Grand Master’s Palace
Piazza Regina and the Bibliotheca Nazionale
Church of St Paul's Shipwreck
The Siege Bell Memorial
Fort St. Elmo
...and much more!