"Grand Harbour Cruise & City Sightseeing Tour"
Information: Price Details
Child: £22.00(Under 12 years)
Preis: Kinder unter 12 Jahren £22.00
Ragazzi (meno di 12 anni) £22.00
Narrated Captain Morgan Harbour Cruise.
City Sightseeing South Malta Tour
Three Course Lunch including Wine and Water
Transport from and to hotel
Fully stocked bar on cruise boat
Free use of on board facilities including Free Wi-Fi.
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"Grand Harbour Cruise & City Sightseeing Tour"
Tour Operator: Captain Morgan Cruises.
This cruise and sightseeing tour will undeniably be an unforgettable experience this is a must to complete a holiday in Malta. Cruising around Malta's natural harbours, the Grand Harbour and Marsamxetto Harbour with a wealth of history and culture. Then an interesting sightseeing tour of the south of the island.
You will be collected from your hotel to be transported to Silema harbour in time to board the cruise boat for the 10.00am departure for the first leg of this full day excursion.
The boat will cruise through two traditional Maltese harbours The Grand Harbour and Marsamxetto Harbour, which are both seeped in history. Where you will see living history for yourself as it unfolds all around you, while you cruise in leisure. Captain Morgan's Harbour Cruise is renowned for its detailed commentary which will detail the fascinating history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great Sieges, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements, historical creeks and imposing fortifications, which can only be admired from the sea.
Re-live the heroic defence of Malta by the Knights of St John and whilst admiring the dominating bastions, the history of Valletta and the three historical cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, all connected with the two Great Sieges of 1565 and 1942.
Valletta is also known as 'the fortress city' named after the founder Jean Parisot de la Valette, the Grand Master of the Order of St. John.
The Harbour Cruise departure from The Strand, Sliema. Cruising inside Sliema Creek, round Manoel Island to Lazzaretto creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta' Xbiex to Msida and Pieta creeks, round the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour.
Proceeding to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building proceeding to the French Creek and the Dockyard area, round the three cities in one (Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa), Kalkara creek, Rinella Bay and Back to Sliema.
We cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views visiting the two unique natural harbours, Marsamxetto and the Grand Harbour and visiting all 10 creeks.
Following the Malta Harbour Cruise you will board the open top bus for the start of your Sightseeing Tour of South of Malta, you will have the opportunity to see the sites and attractions, a perfect way to appreciate the south of Malta, below is a fraction of locations you are likely to see. The sightseeing bus will stop at designated stops, however, due to time resrictions, it would not be possible to stop at every place of interest.
Sliema – Sliema is Malta’s main coastal resort, it is a centre for shopping, restaurants and relaxing café life. Sliema is also a major commercial and residential area and houses several of Malta’s most recent hotels. The coastline promenade, which runs for several kilometres from St. Julian’s to Gzira & Ta’ Xbiex.
Manoel Island – A small island fortified by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena, who also built the theatre in Valletta. The architect of this project was Frenchman Françoise de Mondion, who was also the architect of Louis XIV. The island is now being conserved and converted into an exclusive residential area.
Ta’ Xbiex Harbour – The area is studded with beautiful villas many of which have now been transformed into embassies.
Msida Yacht Marina – A magnificent yacht marina with first class berthing facilities.
Valletta - Valletta is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and is one of the few surviving inhabited walled cities. Valletta is Malta’s capital city built by the knights of the Order of St. John in 1568 and transformed over the years into the finest example of baroque. The city is studded with historical palaces, museums, churches, garden cafés, restaurants and commercial outlets. The Auberge de Castille is located within the City of Valletta and houses the office of the Prime Minister of Malta. Near the Prime Minister’s office the Upper Barrakka Garden is located, which is situated over Valletta’s bastions. Valletta with magnificent views of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities, the hub of naval activities of the order of St. John. Valletta’s harbour and the magnificent bastions are a remarkable site.
The Three Cities, which is the collective name for the three cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. The three cities are enclosed in a 5km long fortification wall that was built by the two brothers and grandmasters, Rafael and Nicholas Cotoner.
Vittoriosa(Birgu) - Vittoriosa is a very old city which originates back to medieval times. Vittoriosa occupies a headland with Fort St Angelo, (which guarded the Grand Harbour for centuries and withstood two Great Sieges, in 1565 by the Ottoman Empire and the other in 1944 by the Axis command) at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base.
Cospicua, is a double-fortified harbour city the city has been inhabited since Neolithic times.
Senglea, built by the grandmaster, Claude De La Sengle. The view of Valletta and its bastions from the other side of the harbour at Senglea Point is amazing.
The bus drives through, Tarxien village, which is the location of two UNESCO world heritage sites. The Hypogeum, which is an underground Neolithic temple complex from 2500 B.C. completes with niches, oracles altars and wall paintings. Tarxien Temples - A megalithic temple built in about 2000 B.C. the site continued to be used until the early Bronze Age (1500 B.C.).
Zejtun - which is the Sicilian Arabic name for 'olive' which was one of the main productive industries in Malta.
You will have the opportunity to alight from the sightseeing bus at Marsaxlokk (pronounced mar-sah-schlok)and enjoy a three course lunch in a local restaurant, which will include a glass of house wine and water.
Marsaxlokk is Malta's largest traditional fishing village despite its rapid development after becoming a main cargo port. Marsaxlokk hass a long and rich history, beginning in prehistoric times when some of the country’s megalithic temples were built nearby nearly 5,000 years ago. These temples are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later, the Phoenicians landed here and established a trading post in the ninth century B.C., and Suleiman the Magnificent used this harbor as an anchorage for his fleet during the Great Siege of Valletta. After lunch you may take a stroll around this picturesque fishing village, with colourful boats, market and fish restaurants and and enjoy the fresh and relaxed atmosphere,before getting back on the bus to continue the tour.
Blue Grotto, a small fishing village and the location of a natural cave with crystal blue waters. The Blue Grotto is close to two pre-historical temples Hagar Qim & Mnajdra situated a short distance from each other.
The Sightseeing bus will return back at the ‘Sliema Ferries' by latest 5:15pm. Once back at the ferries you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Please Note: Itinerary may be altered at the company's discretion.
"Grand Harbour Cruise & City Sightseeing Tour"
An enjoyable, interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbours, located either side of the capital city of Valletta. Marsamxett Harbour and the famous Grand Harbour. Both harbours are rich in history and traditional Maltese culture.
Marsamxett Harbour. The Grand Harbour.
Sliema Creek (Sliema),Lazzaretto Creek (Ta' Xbiex/Gzira), Msida Creek (Msida/Pietà/Ta' Xbiex), Pietà Creek (Floriana/Pietà), Menqa (Marsa), Marsa Creek (Marsa/Paola), French Creek, Dockyard Creek (Birgu/Bormla/Senglea), Kalkara Creek (Birgu/Kalkara), Rinella Bay/Creek.
After the Grand Harbour cruise and the boat arrives back in Sliema, you may board the City Sightseeing bus to commence the South Tour departing at 11:45am. You will drive through Valletta, Malta's Capital City and also through the Three Cities, the collective name for the three cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. You will then drive through the villages of Tarxien and Zejtun until you arrive in Marsaxlokk, Malta's largest fishing village. You stop over here for a three course lunch in a local restaurant, which will include a glass of house wine and water.
It is recommended to get back onto the bus after lunch by latest 3:15pm to carry on with the City Sightseeing South Tour to the Blue Grotto, and then return back at the ‘Sliema Ferries' by latest 5:15pm. Once back at the ferries you will be transferred back to your hotel.