The financial and cultural epicentre of all-things-Maltese, when it comes to discovering the historic capital of Malta, all roads lead to Valletta.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 2018 European City of Culture, and, most importantly, the island capital: Valletta is hands-down the most important city in Malta, and no visit to the island would be complete without exploring the city’s from top to bottom.
Built by gentlemen, for gentlemen, Valletta is essentially Malta’s commercial, political, administrative and financial centre, but it also serves as the island’s historic epicentre as well. As a matter of fact, there are 320 monuments just in Valletta alone – making it one of the most concentrated historical areas in the world!
If you really want to experience Valletta’s history in all its glory, there are a handful of free walking tours of Valletta you can join (although most are run in Spanish), so you can get a perfect introduction to the city’s history without digging deep into your pockets for it.
Tours by Jorge Vicioso
Out of the three Valletta walking tours offered by this tour company, this is the only one that is donation-based.
This tour company offers not one, but two free walking tours that run on a pay-what-you-want basis: The Wonderful Valletta Tour (which is only available in English) and Valletta: The Capital of Culture(available in both Spanish and English).
The majority of walking tours around Malta are concentrated in its capital, so if you’re hoping to join a cheap walking tour, then you’ve come to the right city.
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more than just a run-of-the-mill walking tour around Valletta, this tour company offers three incredibly unique tours:
This entertaining tour will lead you past Valletta’s most important buildings (and even some off-the-beaten-track hidden charms), and is a great option for those looking for the ultimate introduction to Valletta.
Once darkness falls, Valletta’s magic truly comes to light; and no walking tour around Valletta better encapsulates the city’s night-time beauty quite like this one; (which is only available in Spanish).
Please note Strawberry Tours does not operate the tours listed above, however, we are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show their hometown to others.
Are you from Valletta and want to be a tour guide? Please get in touch by submitting your details on this page!