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Birgu 'The Maritime City' Walking Tour

Birgu 'The Maritime City' Walking Tour

Join us on a 2-hour walking tour through a fortified city once ruled by the Knights of St. John as we make our way through the narrow streets and quaint alleys of the ‘collacchio’. Visit a historic piazza and stroll along the picturesque Birgu and Cosipicua waterfronts, once home to galleys and pirate ships, now adorned with luxurious yachts.

2 hours/Afternoon Tour
Starting at 1345hrs.

Scheduled to operate on Tuesdays

Tour Highlights
  • Maximum tour capacity is only 12 people
  • Accompanied by an English-speaking Licensed Tour Guide
  • Tour highlights include a walking tour of a Maritime city, once a hub of the Knights of St. John, home to various Palaces and eclectic dwellings such as the Inquisitor's Palace and Norman house

Full description

This 2 hour walking tour will step you back in time, to an era dominated by the gallant Knights of St. John. We start at the entrance to this fortified city and make our way through three gateways. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of the city, through the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. We will visit the quaint piazza, the heart and sole of this ancient community before joining the waterfront. The Birgu and Cosipicua waterfronts are considered to be one of the most beautiful harbours around the Maltese islands. In the past they would have been occupied by galleys and pirate ships, nowadays magnificent yachts occupy the berths.

At this stage, the 2 hour walking tour comes to an end, however, if you would like to join our guide on the Grand Harbour Ferry, a small supplement of €2 applies.

Tour itinerary and route map

1345hrs meet your guide
1350hrs start the walking tour

1545hrs tour ends on the Birgu watefront

Meeting place/Departure point

This tour starts and ends in Birgu and details will appear on the confirmation which you will receive after booking.

If you are not staying in this area and would like to join this tour, we can arrange transport to bring you to the meeting point. Get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Good to know before you book

The walking tour is considered as moderate. 

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