The Tour of Valletta Malta’s Capital City
About this experience
Valletta is many things, but mostly two: the Malta Capital and a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is considered an open-air museum and no holiday in Malta will be complete without an exploration of Valletta and its cultural heritage.
Valletta, also known as Il-Belt, shows a precious historical heritage and its buildings dating from the 16th century onwards. Many were built during the kingdom of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is more than other Baroque in style with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in some areas, through World War II left major scars on the city.
The City of Valletta was officially acknowledged as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
The capital is named after Jean Parisot de la Valette, who is celebrated because won against the Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name was given by the Order of Saint John and it was ‘Humilissima Civitas Valletta’which means The Most Humble City of Valletta or Citta’ Umilissima in Italian.
The bastions, curtains, and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque churches, squares, and gardens influenced the royal houses from of Europe to nickname the city Superbissima, which means Most Proud.
During this exclusive walking tour, we will stroll around the lively streets of the historical center and reach Barracca Gardens, notable for their stunning views on the Grand Harbour. Then we will move to St. John’s Co-Cathedral where we will admire the painting ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio’s
masterpieces. It is also the only painting signed by Caravaggio.
You will also watch the Malta Experience Show which will help you discover the Island and Malta’s amazing history.
How to use the voucher
Exchange your printed voucher at the meeting point
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
Français, Deutsch, Italiano, English
-Valletta Half Day Tour
-Malta Experience Show Ticket
-St. John’s Co-Cathedral Ticket
What's not included
Please select a meeting point in the booking options