Birgu, the pearl of the Three Cities

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
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

Embark on a fascinating free walking tour through the cobbled streets of Birgu, one of Malta's most authentic towns.

Explore picturesque squares and hidden gems, creating a connection with the authentic charm of Birgu, on an enriching journey through time and our culture.

This experience, led by one of our licensed guides, reveals the layers of history within the city's medieval and baroque architecture providing a clear understanding of the city's cultural fabric.

Don't let the city's charm make you believe that nothing interesting happened here:

In 1565, Birgu was the heart of the Great Siege of Malta, when Ottoman forces relentlessly attacked the city, but the Knights of St John, aided by local defenders, valiantly repelled the invaders.

During World War II, Birgu witnessed intense air raids and naval attacks. As a strategic outpost in the Mediterranean, it faced incessant bombardment by Axis forces.

We accept bookings for groups of more than 6 participants, upon payment of a deposit of €10 per person

You will enjoy the tour with our official licensed guides, professionals who have made guiding their life, their passion and their livelihood and, to keep the tour sustainable, we recommend a minimum donation of €10 per person.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    VGPC+5W8, Birgu, Malta
    VGPC+5W8, Birgu, Malta
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    I will wait for you with a blue umbrella, under the "Advanced Gate" of Birgu.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Advanced Gate
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Couvre Porte Counterguard
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Gate of Provence
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Inquisitor's Palace
  • 5
    Outside visit
    The Norman House

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).

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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.
When do you want to go?
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