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Excursion to the “Three Cities” and the “Blue Grotto”

Landausflug auf Malta: Malerischer Hafen mit den traditionellen Luzzus
Landausflug auf Malta: Sonnenverwöhnte Orangen wachsen überall auf MaltaLandausflug in Valetta: Die berühmte Rotunde von Mosta beeindruckt mit ihrer riesigen freitragenden KuppelLandausflug in Valetta: Blick auf die Befestigungsanlagen von Birgu

Shore excursion of the category „Landscape & Nature“

4 hrs.
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Explore the historic Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Even the trip to the world-famous Blue Grotto by boat will inspire you.

SKU: MLA-001-00-EN

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Overview of the highlights

  • Guided walk in Vittoriosa
  • Continue to the peninsula Senglea
  • Stop at military vantage point Vedette with a wonderful view
  • Optional Boat trip to the “Blue Grotto”
  • Continue to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk

Tour description

Your tour guide will welcome you at the agreed meeting point and you will start your shore excursion to Malta today. This tour begins with an exploration of the so-called “Three Cities”: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea.

Let’s start with the panoramic bus passing Cospicua (Bormla) and heading towards Vittoriosa (Birgu). The peninsula is bounded northwest by Kalkara Creek and to the southeast by Dockyard Creek. Here you can take a guided walk through the many narrow streets in the shade of numerous impressive historic buildings and churches.

The next destination of the excursion is Senglea (L’Isla). This peninsula is located south of Valetta in the Great Harbor. It was founded in 1551 and named after the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Claude de la Sengle. Today shipyards are settled here and there are many docks with imposing port facilities and a lot of maritime scenery. At the extreme tip of the peninsula there is a military vantage point – the so-called Vedette. From here you have a wonderful view of the Three Cities and Valetta.

From here you will continue by coach to the south of the island. Your next destination is the Zurrieq Valley, where you have the optional opportunity to take a boat trip to the world famous Blue Grotto (not included). The Blue Grotto is known for its beautiful azure water. Then you will continue the tour passing fields and vineyards up to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here you can admire the Luzzus – Maltese fishing boat painted in typical colours. The bay was once the landing scene of Turkish and French troops in Malta’s heroic past.

At the end of the excursion, your tour guide will bring you back to your cruise ship.

We wish you an exciting shore excursion in Malta!


Excursion duration

4 hours


Start time in the morning, around 9:00 in the morning (you will be told the exact time)



Difficulty level

Easy (panoramic tour with walks)



What to bring

Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, atbrellas and sufficient water

Services not included

The boat tour inside the blue grotto is due to weather restrictions optional (ca. 9 Euro/Person).

Min. number of participants

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to run.

Your guide will await you outside the terminal. You will be sent specific information about your meeting place before the date of your excursion.

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