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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $684 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1015 USD
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Who would have guessed that the small country of Malta, which is 9 x 17 miles, is the location of some of the oldest megalithic temples in the world, dating back to 3600 BC?

Due to its size, you can enjoy a half-day tour that will give you a real taste of the country and still have time to get to the water's edge and bask in the glory of the Mediterranean Sea.

This tour highlights the two capitals of the country of Malta. Valletta is the current governmental head of the country. It is primarily Basque in design, though you'll see evidence of Mannerism and Neoclassicism, with hints of modern architecture in selected areas. In 1980, Valletta was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

It is a lovely city and comparable to Cadiz and Venice. The Barraka Gardens, one of our stops, offers stunning views of the Grand Harbour.

We'll lead you on a walk down Triq Republikka and your guide will point out numerous historical buildings, including the auberges, the Grand Masters Palace, and St. John's Co-Cathedral, where Caravaggios' masterpiece "The Beheading of St. John" sits among other treasures.

The second stop is the city of Mdina, which was the original capital of Malta. The contrast is immediately apparent as this medieval city, built in the 9th century, is built on a plateau in the centre of the island. You'll be amazed at the views of the entire island as seen from the high bastion walls. Here, we'll immerse ourselves in the city by strolling through the maze of narrow alleys that separate one magnificent structure from another.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transporation from cruise ship pier
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Visit/see:
  • Valletta
  • Barraka Gardnes
  • Triq Republikka
  • Auberges
  • Grand Masters Palace
  • St. John's Co-Cathedral (entrance fee included)
  • Mdina
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Tue - yes
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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) You may change the departure time of this tour by contacting ShoreTrips prior to booking
  • 2:00 PM (4 hrs) You may change the departure time of this tour by contacting ShoreTrips prior to booking

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress comfortably and wear flat-soled walking shoes.
• Entrance to St. John's Cathedral is included in the tour cost.


• St. John's Co-Cathedral is closed on Sundays and public holidays. We will substitute this with the Grand Masters Palace State Rooms on these days/dates.
• Please note that you will have to walk from the ship to the terminal exit to meet your guide, which may be difficult for individuals who have mobility issues. Private transportation is not permitted to enter near the ship.