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Private Legacy Of The Knights

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Retrace the steps of the Knights of St. John as you explore the medieval streets of Valletta. While here, take in the sites including Auberge de Provence and Barrakka Gardens.

Private Legacy of the Knights

The Knights of St. John came to Malta in 1530 and stayed for 268 years, transforming the sleepy island into a flourishing capital coveted by the great powers of Europe. During this tour you will get a peek into their storied past with the help of your expert guide. Your excursion starts Vittoriosa where the Knights first settled; walk the narrow streets full of historical buildings including the early Auberges of the Knights, the Hospital, the Armory, the Treasury and Palaces connected with the Order's administration.

From there you will take a short ride around the harbor for a walking tour of Valletta. Pass the Auberge de Castille et Leon, Our Lady of Victory Church, the Auberge d'Italie, and the imposing Auberge de Provence as you survey the city. At Barrakka Gardens you will be treated to panoramic views of the Grand Harbor, which was the stage for the Great Siege of 1565.

While in Valletta you will also see the Grand Master's Palace as well as St. John's Cathedral with elaborate marble tombstones and monuments marking the final resting place of many of the Knights and Grand Masters. Conclude your tour with some free time to visit one of the many sites related to the Knights before your return trip back to port. Reserve your spot on this 4 hour, private tour today and get ready to step back into the time of the Knights of St. John.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $27.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Historical, Walking, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Valletta Waterfront Q Bar & Restaurant within the Cruise Ship Terminal. This is a 5 minute walk from your cruise ship.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. If you wish to visit religious sites please ensure that your shoulders and knees are covered.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please keep in mind there will be substantial walking involved. You will be walking over cobblestones and uneven ground.