Up to 3 days
Meet your guide at the allocated spot in the city.
The first stop would be at Fort St Elmo. Originally intended as a war machine, the fort was built in a strategic location to face and hold back the menacing Ottoman attacks. This dominating position now offers unobstructed panoramic views of the harbour and the surrounding towns and villages. During British rule, the fort was modified to accommodate the new requirements of war. Right on the day when Malta became involved in the conflict of World War II, Fort St Elmo suffered the first aerial bombardment on the islands.
You will visit the National War Museum which is located within the fort. The museum houses a superb collection of artifacts that go back to prehistoric times and also represents the important role Malta and its people played during World War II. One of the most interesting pieces at the museum is the George Cross Medal which was given in 1942 to the whole population of Malta as a recognition of their bravery during the war. The cross now features on the Maltese flag.
Continue your tour to visit the Lascaris War Museum– a museum that represents one of Malta’s best kept secrets from the World War Two. This museum consists of an underground complex that housed Britain’s War HQ in Malta.
Following the museum, walk past the Auberge de Castille – today the office of the Prime Minister – to your last stop at the Upper Barrakka Garden, a public garden overlooking the Grand Harbour. The garden provides a shady retreat from the bustle of the city, and the balcony has one of the best views in Malta.
The order of the tour may vary.