Valletta Walking Tour, Barrakka Gardens, Malta 5-D Cinematic Experience
- Valletta: Ride the Barrakka lift and experience striking views of the city, the Grand Harbor, and the scenic landscape of this walled city, following your guided walking tour.
- Barrakka Gardens: See the sculptures in one of the island's most beautiful parks, with views of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa.
- Malta 5D: Experience the island's tumultuous past during an interactive, 5D cinematic presentation.
About this Valletta tour
Feel the rush of adrenaline as the blast of cannons reverberates through your body and immerses you into battles that took place centuries ago. Watch out! There are bombs overhead, ominously plummeting towards you. Then beware, the fierce Knights of St. John are approaching, ruthlessly swinging their swords as the siege of Malta escalates and you're drawn into the action.
This is Malta 5D: cutting-edge technology that throws you into combat the island's turbulent history. Your seat will move, mimicking the movements on the screen – whether traveling down the streets of the medieval city or soaring over the open water in a World War II bomber. An invisible touch, enticing aromas, and the cool mist of the Mediterranean will convince you that you are in medieval Malta. This vivid, interactive experience takes you from prehistoric temples to knights in bloody armor to Malta's fight for survival in World War II.
Before you engage in battle, enjoy a scenic lift ride to Barrakka Gardens, the highest point of the city's defensive walls. Dating back to 1661, the Gardens were created to give the crusader Knights of St. John a place to blow off steam. They're still a good place for that.
Sixteenth-century Valletta is actually one of the first examples of urban planning – and what they were planning for was mayhem. The city was laid out in a uniform grid with steeply sloping streets, giving Maltese knights a strong defensive advantage against possible attacks.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please proceed pier side at Pinto Wharf and make your way through the terminal at Pinto 3. Look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
St. John’s Co-Cathedral is closed to inside visits on Sundays, holidays, or during visits from foreign dignitaries. Stiletto heels and narrow heeled shoes are not permitted its inlaid marble floor. Slippers can be purchased at €1.20 per pair. Backpacks are to be carried in front of you.
Photography is allowed in the church, but the use of flash is forbidden. Photography is not allowed in the Oratory and Museum.
You will be walking for over 2 miles, up inclines and stairs and over cobblestones. If you have limited mobility, this tour will be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have knee or hip problems or you are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the walking required.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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