Monday to FridayDuration
4 hoursStart time
Start time: Hotel pick-up starts at 1000h (10:00am). The tour starts at 1100h (11:00am)
Duration: 4 hours
Your hotel in Malta.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
You will be dropped off at your hotel
The Harbour Cruise explores the island’s two famous harbours and shows you the sites of Malta's greatest battles, the Great Siege of 1565 and World War II. The cruise also reveals the breathtaking beauty of Valletta and the Three Cities when viewed from the sea.
Next it’s off to the Malta Experience, which is a first-class audio visual and multilingual presentation on the history of Malta through the ages.
This tour is a great introduction to Malta – highly recommended for photographers and anyone who is interested in Malta’s fascinating history.
For your Malta Harbour Cruise & Malta Experience half-day tour you will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at the time arranged with the activity operator.
First you will board a vessel for the Malta Harbour Cruise. This delightful excursion takes you around the two harbours on either side of Valletta – Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. These natural harbours have been in use for thousands of years and have been strongly fortified and enhanced with extensive docks and wharves. Because of Malta’s strategic position in the Mediterranean, the harbours have played a key role in the island’s history.
Grand Harbour was the base for the Knights of St John for 268 years, and after their departure it became a strategic base for the British for a further 170 years. The Harbour saw much of the fighting during the Great Siege of Malta (1565 CE), when an Ottoman army attempted to oust the Knights of St John. The area was heavily bombed by the Axis powers during World War II.
The 90-minute cruise will take you around the many creeks and inlets and give you wonderful views from the sea of Valletta and the Three Cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. An informative commentary in English and German will explain what you are seeing. You will also be able to appreciate the scale of Malta’s historic defences – the famous Forts of St Angelo, St. Elmo and Ricasoli – and can see where the action took place during the Great Siege of 1565 and World War II.
After your cruise, you will be taken to The Malta Experience, an audio visual spectacular in 15 different languages. The attraction presents Malta's 7000 years of history in an action-packed 45 min, highlighting the most dramatic events in an entertaining and informative way from the Neolithic period to modern times.
At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Malta.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
This tour is dependent on suitable weather conditions
Hotel pick up is available from most Malta hotels, however some Malta hotels have very narrow access streets, if you are staying in one such hotel and it is not possible for a coach to drive to your hotel you will be advised on a pick up point. Pick up point would only be a few minutes away on foot, usually around 200 meters away
I'd highly recommend this harbour cruise. Beautiful weather helped but you get another beautiful view of Malta from this cruise. I would recommend sitting on the right hand side...Miss P Nicholson
We were picked up right from our hotel and delivered to the docks in Valletta for our Grand harbour tour aboard a well equipped, comfortable boat. The multi-language tour guide...Michele M Slane
Everything about this tour went well. Booking with ISANGO was easy as was reconfirmation with the local operator. The hotel pick up arrived on time and took me to the Harbour...a jackson