Valletta – Capital Wonders

Valletta – “A City built by gentlemen for gentlemen”

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Our certified guide will lead you through this open-air museum teeming with baroque palaces, auberges, churches and historic buildings dating back to the time of the Knights of St John.

Behind the Cathedral’s Neo-Gothic style plain facade lies a stunning interior in baroque style, a church adorned with marble, bronze and intricate sculptings and ornaments on the ceilings, walls and floors and masterpiece paintings, including Caravaggio’s, The Beheading of St John the Baptiste.

Did you know?

Built in 1566, Valletta was the European Capital City of Culture in 2018.


Activity Level
This tour involves a fair amount of walking as most of the streets are pedestrian zones.
Meeting Point​
Hotel, Cruise Terminal, Triton Fountain
4 Hours

What you need to know...

Guiding services are included. Gratuities are not included. Transport from hotels, cruise terminal and airport can be organised upon request. Entrance fees to St John’s Co-Catheral (€15) and the Grandmaster’s Palace (TBC) are not included. Tickets can be purchased in advance to avoid queues, upon confirmation of interest to visit these top attractions. Credit cards are widely accepted but we advise you to bring some cash if you wish to buy souvenirs and a snack/coffee.


This tour typically starts at Tritons Square, famous for the Tritons Fountain regarded as one of Malta’s most important modernist landmarks. We will then walk towards City Gate, the main entrance to the capital city perched on top of a ditch dating back to the Knights of St John.
As we make our way into Valletta, we will stop in front of the new Parliament Building, designed by renowned Italian architect Renzio Piano, and the adjacent open-air theatre reconstructed on the remains of the Teatru Rjal.
The entire route is dotted with momuments, churches and historic buildings with La Valette square featuring a bronze statue of Grandmaster La Valetta and two small churches – St Catherine’s Chapel and Our Lady of Victories Church.
Next we walk towards Castille Square, dominated by the Auberge de Castille, one of the most beautiful buildings in Valletta built around 1570.
Breathaking views of the Grand Harbour are next on the agenda as we head towards the Upper Baracca Gardens – a stone’s throw away from the Auberge De Castille.
The journey through Valletta’s rich history continues as we walk through the bustling Merchants Street, also offering a glimpse into local culture and cuisine, en route to St John’s Co-Cathedral. Marvel at the legacy of the Knights as we visit the Conventual Church – the St John’s Co-Cathedral is universally considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the world.
We continue our tour along Republic Street, Malta’s busiest street, on way to St George’s square and the Grandmaster’s Palace (currently undergoing restoration) – our final stop for the day.

Itinerary Adjustments

In the unlikely event that any of the proposed attractions, sites and/or parts of the route are closed or inaccessible on the day, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly. Whatever the circumstances, we will honour our commitment to give you an authentic and memorable experience.

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