Much of Malta's grandeur is owed to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem now universally known as the Knights of Malta, who made Malta their home for close to three centuries. Valletta, Malta's capital was founded by the Frenchman Jean de Vallette after the epic siege of 1565. In the words of Sir Walter Scott Valletta is "a splendid town quite like a dream" rising perpendicular from the water's edge. It dominates the island's historic Grand Harbour - the finest natural port in Europe. The grid planned city is representative of the island as a whole. It is rich in history, architecture, art and culture. Your private tour guide will ensure that you won't miss out on anything worth seeing in Valletta.
Meet your guide at the entrance of Valletta next to the new Parliament Building, on Freedom Square. The guide will have the City Walking Tours Malta sign. The guide will give a brief introduction to the city and then proceed for a 2.5 - 3 hour tour in Valletta's historic city center.
During this walk you will discover at a leisurely pace 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 .The guide will lead the group towards St. Johns's Co- Cathedral, the former conventual church of the Knights. The visit of the church is optional and entrance tickets are not included.
Apart from the cultural and historical aspect you will also glean interesting tit-bits and behind the scene stories. Tour will end at St. George's Square, next to the Grandmaster's Palace.