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Ben's Valletta free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Ben
Quality Verified Registered on November 10, 2022

Hi, my name is Ben. I previously used to work in IT, but now I'm a full-time Tourist Guide! I'm a licensed professional tourist guide and I have guided thousands of people all around Malta. I'm also 100% Maltese, born & raised here. I love meeting new people and showing them around my country of Malta. I usually adapt to the audience, but I usually intersperse history, current Maltese culture, and what the Maltese people think & feel, together with recommendations for places to eat & drink (usually my favourite spots ;) ).

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Hi, in this tour I show you around a must-see in Malta: Valletta, the capital city.

In the tour, I will give a historical overview & contemporary context for the buildings and sites that we see.

I love talking about the Maltese people's beliefs and cultural attitudes.

We'll also pass by some highly recommendable bars and restaurants, of which I will point out my favourites.


Please consider booking my Mdina tour: https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/44781-ben-s-mdina-free-walking-tour

Practical information:

- I accept cash, Revolut, or PayPal as forms of payment.

- If you're travelling to Valletta before the tour starts please take into account that traffic and delays are common, so please consider leaving around an hour before the starting time. I've had many guests who were confident they could make it on time miss a boat, or get stuck in traffic.

- Please do not book children/teens < 18 years old. They can join, but please do not book them, as they take up slots that can be used by adults.

- Children are welcome provided they do not disturb the other guests or the tour. Either by running around or by being noisy. This would be very distracting and disrespectful to the other guests and to the guide.

- It's true, it's marketed as a "Free Tour" but please consider the amount of effort the guide puts in, together with the quality of information, and the quality of the tour itself. A recommended donation amount is €10 per person. There are those who give more, which is VERY much appreciated and helps with the sustainability of the tour. Of course the amount is totally up to you to decide.

- Provided there are no sudden obstacles implemented by the local community, the tour is fully wheelchair accessible.

- Unfortunately the ground, road, walkways that we use in the tour can be slippery, uneven, have holes and/or obstacles. Please watch your step during the tour. 

- Also unfortunately, cars in Malta might use the same road as we do, and as you might have noticed they drive quite fast in areas where people walk. So please take note of this and be aware.

Liability exclusion: By booking and/or participating in the tour, the participants agree, understand and acknowledge that the tour leader/operator will not be held liable for any damages (whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential), injuries (including personal injury), loss, accident, delay or inconvenience incurred  to or by the persons participating in the tour and/or their property. The persons participating in the tour further agree to release the tour guide (and tour operator) from any liability, claims or actions arising from or related to the participation in the tour. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    VGW6+2W6, Valletta, Malta
    VGW6+2W6, Valletta, Malta
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    Please meet me INSIDE the UPPER BARRAKKA gardens. Keep walking further in until you reach two rows of ARCHES with no roof. I'll be in the CORNER OF THE ARCHES next to a LARGE STONE URN. I will have an UMBRELLA with a SILVER-TOP and BLACK-UNDERSIDE. Please ask for "Ben" and not the "Free Tour" :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Auberge de Castille
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Jean De Valette Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    St. John&#39;s Co-Cathedral
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Republic Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Royal Opera House
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Parliament of Malta
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Hastings Garden Malta

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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4.87
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4.87
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4.84
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Dawn 15 Apr 2024
Plymouth

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Very informative but also fun ! Thank you ,🙏
Nina 14 Apr 2024
Modena

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Ben is absolutely the best tour guide i’ve met in my trips till now! I truly recommend him!!! Two hours spent learning a lot of things about Valletta( also funny). I really appreciated his style.
Alistair 11 Apr 2024
Edinburgh

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
A really informed & nuanced view of Valletta & Malta.
BETHANY 10 Apr 2024
Manchester

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Ben was a great tour guide and has the amazing ability to tell really interesting stories about the history of Malta. This was our second tour with him. We would 100% recommend Ben. Thank you!
Manveen 08 Apr 2024
Phnom Penh

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I recently had the pleasure of taking a walking tour of Valetta, and it was an absolute delight from start to finish. Ben not only navigated the group through the charming streets of Valetta with ease but also peppered our journey with fascinating anecdotes and humorous tales that brought the rich history of Valetta to life.One of the highlights of the tour was Ben’s insightful recommendations for restaurants and bars along the way, providing us with insider tips on where to enjoy the best pizza, local cuisine and cocktails. Moreover, Ben didn't just focus on Valetta alone but also pointed out other areas worth exploring in Malta, giving us a comprehensive overview of the island's top attractions and hidden gems.Overall, I highly recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting Valetta. Not only will you gain a deeper understanding of the city's history and culture, but you'll also have a fantastic time thanks to Ben’s engaging storytelling and invaluable recommendations.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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