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Walk from the city to Valletta’s quay to board a traditional Maltese boat called a dgħajsa. Once aboard, you will cross the harbour that drew Carthaginians and Swabians, Hapsburgs and Aragonese, Romans and Britons to form the nation that it is today.
Disembark at the Vittoriosa jetty for a walking tour through this fascinating and ancient city. Walk past the Freedom Monument and St. Lawrence Church towards the Maritime Museum. The building is in what was the Old Naval Bakery built over the site of an old slipway where the Knights used to repair their ships. Today there is a bustling marina full of sailing boats and super-yachts. This amazing setting is the perfect metaphor for the layers upon layers of history that comprise the nation of Malta. As you make your way around your guide will point out outbuildings that housed the Knights of Malta.
We suggest visting:
The Inquisitor’s Palace – an architectural gem, built in the 1530s and served as a law court until the 1570s, when it became the tribunal (and prison) of the Inquisition, whose task it was to find and suppress heresy.
Fort St. Angelo – The British took over the fort in the 19th century and for a period served as the headquarters of the Mediterranean Fleet.
Walk along the waterfront and return to the Vittoriosa Jetty for your crossing back to Valletta.
Do not miss viewing Fort St Angelo from the sea which is the most impressive fortress on the tip of the peninsula.
The order of the tour may vary.