On this guided tour of Valletta, discover the beauty and charm of Malta's capital! Visit well-preserved buildings, then watch an audio-visual show to learn about this fortified city that was built by the Knights of St. John in 1566.
Discover what makes Valletta so fascinating and charming on this guided tour through the Maltese capital's vibrant streets! Learn about the history of this fortified city that was built by the Knights of St. John in 1566, and take in its ambiance as you visit or pass by impressive, well-preserved historical buildings. The Knights of St. John (also known as the Order of St. John), which ruled over Malta for 268 years, left a unique cultural legacy on the island — and you'll see traces of this heritage at Valletta. First, enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Baracca Gardens. Then, you'll pass by the majestic St. John’s Co-Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. You can just admire it from the outside, or book Option 1 to get a ticket to the cathedral. Inside, you'll see some of Caravaggio's masterpieces in the Oratory, as well as one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. Visit the church's museum to see even more magnificent artworks, such as Peter Paul Rubens' Flemish Tapestries. Afterward, you'll go down Republic Street, walking past the Grand Master’s Palace and the recently restored St. George’s Square. Finally, you'll watch The Malta Experience, an engaging, entertaining audio-visual show that traces Malta’s history throughout the centuries.