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It is said that when visiting the port city that is Malta’s capital, you might believe you’ve stepped into a Baroque museum. If that’s at all true, then for sure Valletta shore excursions are the best guide to the city’s treasures.
From a cruise to Valletta, you’ll see that one of the major distinctions is that the entire city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with limited shore time in Malta, scheduling Valletta shore excursions are a great way to ensure that you see what most interests you.
Whether you prefer to see the city sights by bus, walking, or a combination of both, you can enjoy Valletta cruise excursions to see the Church of St. Lawrence, Marsaxlokk, the islands’ largest fishing village, the Blue Grotto, and the Buskett Gardens.
On another exciting shore excursion, tour Malta’s old capital, Mdina, the Silent City. Stroll through the streets and visit the ramparts dating back to the 9th century and the beautiful cathedral. Enjoy time at the Barrakka Gardens with its view of the Malta’s harbors and the three medieval cities. Spend time admiring Caravaggio’s masterpiece “The Beheading of St. John” at St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and see the Tapestry Chamber and State Rooms at the Magisterial Palace.
From your European cruise, you can also schedule Valletta shore excursions to see the medieval wonders of Malta in the most modern way possible on a Segway personal human transporter. With a local instructor as your guide, you’ll explore the Dingli Cliffs, the village of Dingli, and stop to see the Palazzo Girgenti.
Cycle through the streets of Valletta and get a feel for the city and its cultural heritage. Stop at piazzas in the city and country inns set along rolling hills. Enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
See the island from another vantage point on an exclusive evening harbor cruise aboard a Turkish gulet (a two- or three-masted wooden sailing vessel). Learn about the history of Valletta and the Three Cities.
For a glimpse of the luxury of Malta’s nobility, enjoy a guided tour of Palazzo Parisio, an opulent 19th century palace with an incredible baroque décor, beautiful antiques, and magnificent artwork. Meet the owners of the Casa Rocca Piccola, a Marquis and Marchioness, who are happy to offer a tour of the residence and share customs and traditions of the Maltese.