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Harbour Cruise from Valletta Malta

Harbour Cruise from Valletta Malta

Board a pleasure boat and visit the two natural ports of Malta's southern island - Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.

You'll get great views of the historic fortifications from the seaward side. It's an outstanding tour for photographers.

Witness Malta's living past as you cruise around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta. A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the three cities connected with the great sieges of 1565 and 1942 - as well as all the other places of interest, including the historical fort battlements and creeks, which can only be admired from the sea.

Transport and harbour cruise included.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

Half day

Time

9:00 am daily

Please Note: Hotel pickups begin at 8:30 am

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick up from selected Valletta hotels only. Guests must call to arrange pickup at least 48 hours before the tour; phone number provided on E-Ticket. Rates are in US dollars PER VEHICLE (up to 10 passengers). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

The Grand Harbour

Malta's Grand Harbour, with its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla - also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla - otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta's Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.

Marsamxett Harbour

Marsamxett Harbour is flanked by the city of Valletta and Ta’Xbiex, leading into Msida yacht Marina, Sliema and Pieta. Views of Valletta's Bastions, gardens and imposing churches are quite an attraction from the sea in this harbour.

Harbour Fortifications

Malta is known as the Fortress Island for its great mass of defensive architecture. The Islands were singled out by Mediterranean powers from Phoenician times onwards for their natural defenses and deep, safe harbours. The fortifications can be divided into two periods: those of the Knights and those of the British era. These imposing reminders of the Islands' wartime past fascinate not only because they are a feat of military engineering, but also because they are reminiscent of an age of chivalry, crusading, heroism and legendary battles.

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick up from selected Valletta hotels only. Guests must call to arrange pickup at least 48 hours before the tour; phone number provided on E-Ticket. Rates are in US dollars PER VEHICLE (up to 10 passengers). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

October 19, 2017

Desired Time:

09:00 AM