Family Tour - The Building of Valletta


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From $147.71

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: malta, malta

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Following their heroic defence of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new, impregnable fortress city, named after its founder, Jean de Valette. Over time, the new city was embellished with an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era, and filled with priceless works of art.

Today, Valletta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in the world. What was the story behind its construction? What were the most important buildings? Who were the important characters in its development? What was it like living there in the time of the knights?

This tour is intended for families with children (ideally aged 8+) and combines education with a fun-factor, taking the form of a walk with a trained, professional guide, combining rich story-telling and a series of hands-on activities and games to enhance learning while keeping participants entertained.


What's Included

Activities and Exercises throughout the tour

Worksheet to take home


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by adults all times.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by adults all times.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Valletta City Gate
Meet the guide for an introduction to the city of Valletta

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Monument to Jean de Valette
Learn more about this famous hero and the founder of the city

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Our Lady of Victories Church
What makes this one of the most interesting churches in Valletta?

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Learn about the important buildings located in this area

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Upper Barrakka Gardens
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Grand Harbour

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Auberge d'Italie
What was the previous role of this edifice?

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St John's Co-Cathedral - Il-Konkatidral ta’ San Gwann
Listen to stories of some of the most famous artists whose works adorn the interior of this church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grandmaster's Palace
The tour finished right at the heart of the city, and the place that was the seat of the Grand Masters who ruled Malta for 268 years.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Highly recommend
Svetalunes, 30-06-2022
The tour guide was a young man with a lovely sense of humor and passion for history, he guided us through Valletta's main streets and places, stopping to tell us hisyorical fun facts. Even for both of my children time seemed to fly by and despite the heat, it was a wonderful afternoon in the capital.




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