An excursion for those who wish to discover the major symbolic places of a city with a surprising artistic, historic and cultural heritage.
What we will see
Barrakka Gardens, St. John's Co-Cathedral (external visit), the Palace (Grandmaster's Palace)
- National Museum of Archaeology
- Historic centre
What we will do
- We leave the port to go and explore Valletta, capital of the island.
- Our tour starts with a visit to the Barrakka Gardens, which date back to the 18th century and which command a magnificent view of Malta's natural Grand Harbour and the historic cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa.
- We head for Saint John's Co-Cathedral, built by the Knights of Malta in 1577 (external visit) before we proceeding to the Palace which today houses the office of the President of the Republic of Malta and which was once the residence of the Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of Saint John of Malta.
- We conclude our tour of Valletta with a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology, where there are important relics dating back to prehistoric times and artefacts from the Phoenician, Greek and Roman domination.
- Before we return on board we have some free time to explore the city centre independently.
What you need to know
- In the event that parliament is in session, the tour of the Palace state rooms is substituted with a visit to the Palace Armoury or the Archaeological Museum.
- Upon return from an excursion, coaches are not authorized to drop off passengers on the quay where the ship is berthed but only in front of the passenger terminal.