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Malta: 5-Hour Lazy Pirate Boat Party with Drinks & Food

1. Malta: 5-Hour Lazy Pirate Boat Party with Drinks & Food

Experience the best of Malta’s vibrant night scene on the Fernandes 2. This Lazy Pirate Boat Party will be a night to remember! The boat departs from Sliema and cruises towards the setting sun. You’ll be sailing along the Maltese Coast as night falls and the music gets louder. Stop at the anchor point and take time for a moonlight swim. Party on until the boat returns to Sliema at around midnight. Throughout the party you’ll drink from an open bar stocked with vodka, tequila, whiskey, rum, beer, wine, and sangria. Drink as much as you like and enjoy the complimentary snacks and fruit.

Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

2. Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Explore Malta's incredible estates, history, and sights at your own pace. Take the exclusive hop-on, hop-off tours, and ride at your own convenience on the open-top double decker buses. During your tour, you can stop at any of the following major attractions in the city, on these routes: South Malta Route (Red Route) • Valletta • Tarxien • The Temples and Hypogeum • The Three Cities • Marsaxlokk Fishing Village • Ghar Dalam Museum • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples • The Limestone Heritage • The Falconry Centre • Sliema North Malta Route (Blue Route) • Valletta • San Anton Gardens • The Crafts Village • Aviation Museum • Mosta Church • Mdina • Roman Villa • Mgarr Church • Golden Bay • Bugibba Square • Splash and Fun Water Park • Mediterraneo Marine Park • St. George’s Bay • Spinola Bay You will get free transport to the tour departure point. Transport can be organized from every hotel in Malta.

Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

3. Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

This cruise has the simple aim of giving you the maximum amount of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Comino's Blue Lagoon. When you want to relax, snacks, beverages and air-conditioning are available aboard the boat, or get some air on the upper deck. The boat leaves the Sliema ferry dock at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM, which gives you 7 hours to enjoy the sun and sea however you want. Savor a light sandwich lunch. The Blue Lagoon, between the small island of Comino and smaller islet of Cominotto, is a basin of clear, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom and abundant marine life. It's great for swimming and photos, but even better for snorkeling. Equipment is available onboard.

Valletta City Walking Tour

4. Valletta City Walking Tour

You will meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta next to the new parliament building, in Freedom Square. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the city and then you will begin your 2-hour tour in Valletta's historic city center. During the tour, you will discover this fortress city, learn how it all began, how the city evolved through the centuries and about the events which shaped Valletta into the city that it is today. Whether you are a first time visitor or you want to delve in deeper, our fully guided tour will not disappoint you. You will walk past the main squares of the city, Auberges of the Knights, palaces, churches and visit gardens, which offer stunning views of Malta's Grand Harbour. Apart from the cultural and historical aspect, you will also learn interesting tit-bits and behind the scene stories. Your tour will end at St. George's Square, next to the Grandmaster's Palace and the guide will help to orient you and also give you tips as to how is best to continue exploring the city on your own.

Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

5. Valletta: Street Food and Culture Walking Tour

Experience the street food of Valletta with a local tour guide, who will bring the tastiest treats of the island to your fingertips. Learn about Malta's history and cuisine during this experience. Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta along the New Parliament Building. After a brief introduction to the city, start your food tour experience. Taste traditional dishes like pastizzi on the way. Walk past the main landmarks such as Republic Street, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Upper Barracca Gardens, the old market. See typical bars and side streets while savoring Maltese specialties, local antipasti, Kinnie, and lager.

Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

6. Valletta: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the elegant capital of Malta with a licensed guide and discover masterpieces of Baroque architecture and some of the finest palaces in Europe.  Wander the narrow streets of Valletta and experience its rich history at notable sites from the days of the Knights of St. John and the Grand Master, Jean de Valette. Get a feel for the development of Malta over the centuries and discover an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era. Admire the façade of St John's Co-Cathedral, visit Piazza Regina, see the magnificent Bibliotheca Nazionale, and much more.

Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

7. Valletta: Maltese Food and Drink Guided Walking Tour

Discover the mixture of influences that have merged to create the city of Valletta on this guided walking tour. Explore the streets of the city and admire its stunning architecture. Stop to savor some delicious food and drinks along the way. Meet your guide at the Triton Fountain and begin your walking adventure. Listen as your guide explains how foreign powers have influenced the city through the centuries. See a mixture of artistic and architectural styles. Find out how this has left a mark on the Maltese language and cuisine. Uncover the history of the Valletta and how it relates to the Knights of St. John in the mid-16th century. Learn about how it became an important and cosmopolitan harbor city. Hear thrilling historical anecdotes that you will not see in any guide books. Experience authentic traditional Maltese food and drinks at a number of stops during the tour. Get tips on where and what to eat during your stay in Malta, as well as the best places to shop for authentic Maltese food. Finish your tour on Melita street.

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

8. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. Summer hop-on hop-off stops may include: • Bugibba Jetty • Malta National Aquarium • Qawra Seafront • Spinola Bay, • St. Julians • Sliema Ferries • Valleta – City Centre • Valletta Waterfront • The Three Cities • Vittoriosa Marsaxlokk • Fishing Village • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples Ta • Q'ali • Mosta • Mdina • Rabat • Golden Bay

The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

9. The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

Travel long Malta's Harbours in a traditional Maltese boat. See historical forts, battlements and creeks. Experience Malta's living past at busy dockyards and marinas. This cruise leaves from Sliema Ferries. You will go around the two natural harbours and their ten creeks. A detailed, live commentary will provide you with information about the history of Valletta and the Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa which date back to 1565. Learn about the role the three cities played in the seige of Malta during World War II. While onboard, you have access to a fully stocked bar to help you relax.

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

10. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

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What people are saying about Valletta

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 2,192 reviews

Great way to see the island without having to pay for private transportation to different destinations. We did the blue/North route which took about 180 min, but make sure to ask for a map and a timetable when you check-in at the stand because the times and stops are slightly different than on the ad. Also I suggest doing some research in advance about which stops you would like to do, because time only permits approx. 1-2 stops in a day. But overall great flexibility on where you want to stop, interesting commentary about each stop, and a relaxing ride that gives you an overview of the island.

Sitting up high, wind on our faces, Beautifully lit spaces was a wonderful thing!!!! However, we were the last pick up and had to sit inside bottom for the first half of the trip… so ask about pickup locations! Might want to eCab to a closer starting point????

Very informative guide-walked around most of Valletta. His commentary was a great mix of history and current times. I really enjoyed the experience!

What a nice walking tour this was! Matthew, our tour guide, was very knowledgable with a wonderful demeanor.

Very enjoyable day out. All buses were punctual. Commentary was clear and informative.