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Accompanying persons may wish to explore one or more of the following places during their stay. You can find more interesting sites by visiting the following website: Visit Malta

Walking Tour of Valletta

The Malta Stock Exchange has organised the following itinerary for a Walking Tour of Valletta on Tuesday 27 September:

17.15     Group meets at Malta Stock Exchange

17.30     Walk to Grandmaster’s Palace via Republic Street and explore immediate areas

18.00     Walk along Merchant’s Street where there are several old palaces and points of interest

18.30     Walk to Upper Barrakka Gardens (next to Malta Stock Exchange)

19.15     End of tour

Valletta enjoys an incredible history going back over 400 years and the guide will be giving a running commentary as well as historical and interesting anecdotes during the walk.

Transport will be provided from the Hilton hotel to Valletta at 16.45.  Attendees are asked to register their interest in joining the walking tour by email to

Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Enjoy Malta's sights at your own pace with this ticket to the hop-on, hop-off double decker bus tour. Buses depart every 30 minutes, and stop at top sites within the Malta North and South Routes.

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

•    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: South Route

•    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: North Route

Important information to know before you go

•    Ticket valid for 1 day

•    Timetable departing from Sliema Ferries: Monday to Saturday at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM

•    Children under 5 years travel free of charge

Price    From € 22 per person

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Mdina & Rabat

The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures.

Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describe it best – ‘Citta’ Notabile’: the noble city. It was home then, as now, to Malta’s noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Impressive palaces line its narrow, shady streets.

Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Like nearby Mdina, Rabat played a major role in Malta’s past and is a prime source of its cultural heritage. This large provincial township was part of the Roman city of Melita, with the sites and archaeological relics found testifying to the town’s importance during the Roman period. For many centuries, religious orders have established themselves within the precincts of Rabat and Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians still flourish here in their spacious convents and monasteries, catering for the religious needs of parishioners in their churches.

The town is a well established on the tourist map due to its archaeological and historical sites: The Roman Villa (Domus Romana), catacombs, St. Paul’s Grotto and the fine churches and monasteries.

Guided Tours can be arranged to Visit Mdina and Rabat.

St John Cathedral, Valletta

The conventual church built by the Order of the Knights of St John was completed in 1577, soon after the Great Siege. The Order dedicated this church to St John the Baptist.

Over the years, the church was transformed from a basic Mannerist church into the most outstanding treasure. Throughout the centuries, every grand master and many knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich the church, with the best works of art by leading artists of the time.

The church was intended to be a landmark that could be seen from almost anywhere on the island. The church was built by the Order’s military engineer and architect Gironimo Cassar (c. 1520-93). Its austere design reflects the sombre mood of the Order after the Great Siege.

The façade is buttressed by two large bell towers topped with octagonal spires. The church is rectangular in shape with a wide nave, roofed over with a barrel vault. The oratory and the sacristy were built in 1604. The precincts also include a cemetery.

Visitor Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:  - Last admission at 16:00

Saturdays: 09:30 to 12:30 - Last admission at 12:00

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Entrance Fees:

Adults Seniors Students
15 € 12 € 12 €

Children free under 12 years of age (when accompanied by an adult)

Harbour Cruise

On board our brand new, eco-friendly, fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, 33meter Catamaran.

Join us on a Harbour Cruise to relive Malta's gallant history, cruising around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta - Marsamxetto Harbour and the Grand Harbour, where you will experience the past and view the magnificent forts, battlements and creeks situated in Valletta and the 3 Cities.

A detailed commentary in English and German will unfold the history connected with the two Great Sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as other places of interest which can only be admired from the sea.

Operating Daily from Sliema Ferries


Adults: €15.00

Children under 12 years: €10.00

Children up to 4 years old Free of Charge

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

The company reserves the right to alter or cancel this excursion according to prevailing weather conditions.