The Great Siege Tour

The Great Siege Tour

Your tour will take place in Valletta, starting off with a view of the majestic grand harbour to understand the main locations related to the great siege. It will be easy to notice and admire the fortifications built by the Knights to protect Malta’s residents.

You will also visit Fort St. Elmo. Originally intended as a war machine, the fort was built in a strategic location to face and hold back the menacing Ottoman attacks. This dominating position now offers unobstructed panoramic views of the harbours and the surrounding towns and villages. The fort also hosts the National War Museum which houses a superb collection of artefacts that go back to prehistoric times.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta

The city of Valletta itself was built after the siege and takes its name from the Grand Master who managed to withstand the Ottoman force and win the siege. He was the one to place the first stone of Valletta. You will visit this same spot and stand on the same ground as La Valette and his courageous Knights.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, Mediterranean Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1741 Malta

Constructed by the Order of St John in 1552, the star-shaped fort was built according to the cutting edge of fortress design. The fort played a crucial role in the eventful Great Siege of 1565 which saw the mighty forces of the Ottoman Empire and the Order of St John come head to head.

During the British rule, the fort was modified to accommodate the new requirements of war. Right on the day when Malta became involved in the conflict of World War II, on 11 June 1940, Fort St Elmo suffered the first aerial bombardment on the islands.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This is a private tour - you will not join any groups"
"Kindly indicate your language preference"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Price includes entry tickets to mentioned attractions, tour guide and hotel pick up and drop off"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Luqa Airport, Valletta, Island of Malta Malta


  • Valletta Cruise Port, Vault 1, Upper Floor, Pinto Wharf Valletta, Floriana FRN 1913, Malta

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


  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional Licensed guide
  • Hotel Drop Off
  • Entry/Admission - Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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