Discovering the mighty city of Birgu, Malta

Cultural & Theme Tours in Malta
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Tour description

The stunning and mighty City of Birgu has been featured in countless documentaries depicting how the Knights managed to build the a city which not only stopped the Ottoman empire but also stood the test of time including 2 world wars. This is also where, in 1565, Grandmaster La Valette was informed about the sight of 193 vessels on the horizon which sent a clear message: The Ottoman Empire was getting ready to take over Malta and, most of all, end the existence of the Knights of Saint John. Thousands of Turkish soldiers camped literally outside Birgu's walls, but despite the various attacks, they never managed to enter the city. This is exactly where the tour will start, and our tour guide will explain why the city was never breached. The fascinating alleys around Birgu, also known as Citta Vittoriosa, will provide you with a mesmerising experience you will treasure for quite some time.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront, Island of MaltaThe port that hosted the fleet of the Knights of St. JohnPass By: Fort St Angelo, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of MaltaProbably the best fort ever built by the Knights

What's included

  • Professional guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks