The Three Fortified Cities of Malta Half Day Tour Incl. Boat Trip and Transfers

The Three Fortified Cities of Malta Half Day Tour Incl. Boat Trip and Transfers

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea.

The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively.

During this half-day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area, pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cospicua (Bormla), Cospicua (Bormla), Island of Malta

You will start your tour with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the Three Cities, flanked by Senglea on the West and Vittoriosa on the East. Cospicua is well known for its large dockyard and its impressive fortifications known as the Santa Margherita Lines and the Cottonera Lines.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Birgu (Vittoriosa), Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

A short stretch away from Cospicua lies the city of Vittoriosa, the city occupies a promontory of land with the impressive Fort Saint Angelo at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base.

The origins of this glorious city date back to the Medieval times, over the centuries Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, the Angevines, the Aragonese and the Order of the Knights of Saint John all contributed to the development of this magnificent city. Here you will enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the distinctive narrow winding streets of the city, admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront, Xatt II - Forn, Island of Malta Malta

Upon your arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa Waterfront, we will board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Senglea, Senglea, Island of Malta

The tour will end at Senglea. Named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of Malta of 1565.

Here you will enjoy another fascinating walk around this majestic city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gardjola Gardens, Senglea, Island of Malta Malta

During our tour of Senglea you will also visit the Gardjola Gardens. Located at the tip of the peninsula you will enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Saint Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of Malta of 1565.

Duration: 25 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"The time shown on the website or on your ticket is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your Hotel (or closest meeting point). At least a few days before the date of your activity, you need to make sure to contact the tour operator to confirm your pick-up location and pick-up time."
"The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances, the commentary might be provided by a multilingual guide (limited to a maximum of 2 languages)."
"The boat trip is always subject to favourable weather conditions; if the boat trip cannot be done due to poor weather conditions, we will spend more time visiting the three cities."
"The difficulty level of this tour is considered easy; however, one should take note that it’s a rather long walk."
"Not recommended for travellers with mobility impairments"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 09:45 AM
Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
The tour operator can provide pick-up from all over mainland Malta (Hotels in Gozo not included). If your Hotel is not on the list, please enter your preferred pick-up location manually and the tour operator will contact you to arrange pick-up from your accommodation or in some cases from the closest meeting point possible to your Hotel/accommodation. Upon receipt of your booking the tour operator will send you an e-mail confirming your exact pick-up time and pick-up location.

Please note that the time shown on the website is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your Hotel (or closest meeting point).

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (from your Hotel or a very close meeting point to your accommodation)
  • All transportation in airconditioned vehicles
  • Licenced tour guide
  • Boat tour of the harbour creeks on a traditional Maltese carvel-built fishing boat
  • Admission to all sites included in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Gardjola Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)


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