Meet a driver at your hotel for departure between 8:30am and 9:10am, then board a comfortable bus for the trip to Vittoriosa, where you’ll see fortifications that date back to the Knights of Malta.
Learn how the British used the fortifications in their defensive strategy, then follow a guide into the underground air raid shelters that were used through the Second Great Siege of Malta.
Take a short walk through Vittoriosa, then continue to Valletta, the capital city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step off the bus at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you’ll find sweeping views of the Grand Harbour, and find out why Malta came under fire when Mussolini declared war on the Allied forces.
Explore Valletta on foot, from a palace used by Napoleon Bonaparte to a WWII-era Victory Kitchen, a statue of Queen Victoria, and an opera house destroyed in the bombings.
Enjoy some free time for lunch, then spend the afternoon at the National War Museum in Fort St. Elmo, taking in exhibits of weapons, artifacts, and mementoes. This full-day wartime Malta tour concludes with return transfer to your original departure point.