Valetta Walking Tour

Price: $39.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces, not recommended for those with mobility issues. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Valetta Walking Tour

Come and join this world-class guided tour through Malta's Capital City, Valletta. Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Valletta, is known to be nothing short of an open-air museum. With all its beauty, history, and culture, Valletta provides a one of a kind cultural experience.

Valletta was formerly known as "Il-Belt," and later named after Jeanne Parisot de la Valetta, who succeeded in defending the island from the Ottoman invasion in 1565. This fascinating city has structures dating back to the 16th Century, making its architecture essentially Baroque with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and modern architecture; however, World War II left significant structural scars in the city.

During this guided tour, you will walk through Valletta's bustling streets directly to the Barracca Gardens. Once there, make sure you mentally and photographically record the breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. Once done, continue your journey to St. John's Co-Cathedral where you will see Caravaggio's famous painting 'The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.' This painting was one of Caravaggio's masterpieces and the only art piece he signed.

As your tour comes to an end, you will stop at "The Malta Experience Show" where you will enjoy an audio and visual show which will help you better understand the Island and Malta's fantastic history.