Discovering Valletta, a UNESCO capital

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 25, 2020

Hello, we are AuthenticMalta, a local travel agency with the commitment of offering distinctive tours. Visits range from the most classic to the unique, from what you cannot miss, to what you could not imagine to find in our small islands. We are licenced guides from Malta and above all things we love what we do. :) We are a company, this it allows us to offer you discounts and specialized guides for each visit, offering the best of us in every tour! If you don´t see availability for a particular day for one of our tours, if you contact us we may be able to help opening a slot for you. We want you to fall in love with our islands as much as we are. We look forward to meeting you and to share with you the most authentic Malta.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Valletta is an exceptional city. 

Not only for being the only European capital declared to be a World Heritage site by UNESCO, neither for being built by an order of cavaliers, nor for being the most modern capital for its time. It's due to its beauty, its secrets and its rich history.  Beauty, you may discover on your own, but we are willing to share it's history. 

Who was the Order of Saint John? And the Order of Malta?

How could such a small island resist the attacks from 2 of the most powerful empires of all time

Where can I see Carravaggio's paintings?

What is Maltese traditional food?

Where can I enjoy a cold beer?


All this and much more is what we want to tell you for you to be able to discover Valletta as much as possible, therefore in our tour, we will be walking around the main streets and squares, speaking about the main buildings and explaining you the history and the evolution of this city described as “an open-air museum” in an easy path accessible to all. We will talk too about our gastronomy, films shot in Malta, our traditions and peculiarities, our present and the best places of the city and its surroundings and how to visit them, alongside any questions you may have. This tour lasts around one hour and a 45 minutes. And at the end of the tour, we will be happy to help you keep discovering the city and the country :)

Please if you are a group with more than 6 people, please contact us. We accept group bookings with more than 6 participants, with payment of a deposit of 10€ per person which allow us to keep maximum number of participants and a decent salary for the guide, for all the parties to be able to enjoy the experience:)


This is not a classic free tour, instead, you will be enjoying the tour with our official licenced guides who have had adequate training, professionals who have  made of guiding their life, their passion and their livehood.

Due to this, the suggested price per person starts from €10 to maintain all the tours with maximum quality and sustainable. If this makes you doubt joining, just look at our reviews!


For those who look for a less informative and classic tour, we recommend our free tour: “UnknownValletta: corners and side streets

And with our free tour “Mdina and Rabat, the most traditional Malta”, you will be able to complete your knowledge about the Maltese island, with the only available free tour where you will visit the spectacular medieval capital of Malta continued with Rabat, one of the most traditional towns

And for the most demanding, or for those who are looking for something more ‘exotic’, made for you or you would simply like to check more options, don't stop looking through our paid tours on our webpage which includes classic tours like the megalithic temples of Malta ( only ones in the world) or other uniques, such as ghost tours or cemetery visitors (not both at the same time, let's hope).


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Republic St, Valletta, Malta
    Republic St, Valletta, Malta
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    We will be under the Parliament just opposite to café Royale. There you will find us with a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Opera House
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Jean de Valette square
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    Outside visit
    San John Cocathedral
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Victoria Gate
  • 6
    Outside visit
    St. Barbara Bastion
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Lower Barrakka Gardens
  • 8
    Outside visit
    St. George Square
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Republic Square
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Great Siege Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Silvia 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Mayca es una guru super recomendable , realmente solvente en su exposición de más de 2 horas y media de charla con el grupo. Es maltesa y se nota el amor por su isla. Se lleva las cinco estrellas y si hubiese una más también se la daría. Gracias Mayca.
Alba 20 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Genial, super entretenido. Nos encantó.
Laura 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nos encantó la guía. Aprendimos muchísimo y aunque el tour se alargó un poco no se hizo nada pesado. Muy recomendable.
Elia 20 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy bueno todo! Información muy buena.
Pedro 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Mucho conocimiento y muy buenas explicaciones. Muy contentos.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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