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    What to Expect
    Meet your local guide, also acting and playing a roguish Corsair from Valletta’s past in front of the majestic Auberge De Castille, and at 19.00 set off on your-2 hour walking tour as we delve back into the time of the Knights of St. John!  

    Licensed Piracy and its significant connection with Valletta. Who was involved? How did it work, at what deadly price? And much more…will form the basis of our story, in a journey where you literally “Get Rich or Die Trying”!

    Follow your entertaining and informative guide whilst admiring the superb Baroque architecture of each location you stop by, such as Auberge De Castille, Auberge D'Italie , the Old Courthouse , the Grand Master’s Palace and many more especially along Merchants Street.           

    More importantly is the intrigue following each location’s secret past. A history kept-hidden, that even many locals don’t know about! Witness in awe at the bloody events, pleasures of the flesh, crafty and fiendish schemes which took place at these locations!

    You’ll also laugh and giggle, as your corsair guide recruits potential corsairs (or victims) from your group to involve them in real life scenarios…sometimes at the point of his pistol, though mostly voluntary :)  

    Half-way through the tour…. You will have time for a quick refreshment or a restroom break during a 10 to 15 minutes short break at the Valletta Food Market. Afterwards, follow your guide as we explore off-beaten parts and locations of Valletta (missed out by most visitors and tours), and learn about promiscuity gone wild and events which changed the world!

    Finally, hear our epic final story as we conclude with a spectacular view by the bastions overlooking the Grand Harbour and the equally important Three Cities!

    After your 2 hour tour , you'll have either started or finished your holiday in Malta with a BANG with numerous tales and to keep you discussing our Corsair Island over a bottle of wine…or perhaps rum!  Definitely the Ideal tour for you if you’re looking for something different and special!

     
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kastilja, Valletta, Malta
    Departure Time
    7:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    45 Lvant, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
    Inclusions
    • Local tour guide with over 12 years experience as a professional guide
    • Guide dressed as a "Corsair"
    • All stories are based on actual individuals and events.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food & Drinks . (Although there will be chance to a buy a drink during the short restroom break halfway during the tour)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to the nature of our tales and content - Minimum age is 16 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions (except extreme) , please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We highly recommend you add this tour to your Malta activities!! Chris is in full Corsair character and does an outstanding job in bringing history to life!!! He tells interesting stories about fascinating historic characters and does it all with humor so that we really
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    Response from RealMaltaTours, Giacomo - Co-Founder at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Ahoy there glad to hear you have arrived back safely in Arizona :) thanks so so much for your kind review on your return, dear Tanja and Kevin . Wha'ts even better though it that you enjoyed yourselves whilst learning lots of little known facts about Valletta. Chris also mentioned what a fun time he had with you champions :) Thanks again and all the best for now :)
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    My husband booked this walking tour as part of our wedding anniversary stop over in Valletta. We have stopped in Valletta a couple of times but we learnt so much about places we have walked past previously, on this 2 hour tour with Chris aka Shandru. We were the only people
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    Response from RealMaltaTours, Chris - Co-founder and guide at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Ahoy dear Jeanette, was awesome to have you with us on your anniversary stop! We managed to navigate fairly through the weather :) Proper corsairs all of us hehe and I'm thrilled to see that you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks so much for the review. Aye, your grandchildren are always welcome on board to learn the corsair trade! :) All the best!
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    I visited Malta with my adult son, who is, usually, not fond of guided tours, so I tried to find something exceptional to get him interested, and - yes! - this corsair tour was absolutely brilliant! We were lucky to have it all for ourselves - as it happen no other guests booked
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    Response from RealMaltaTours, Chris - Co-founder and guide at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Fantastic that you're pleased with bringing your son the right tour ;) I guess that tour was made for you, very good choice and also timing :), I truly enjoyed your company as well as your son. Champions! Aye that night, in particular, was exceptionally busier than normal, as if the corsair vessels had came back from plundering, luckily the noisy people weren't the corsairs of our story though hehe. Appreciate greatly your recommendation and review, give my best regards to your son! All the best
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    This whole experience was fantastic, from the very funny back and forth emails with Giacomo when booking from England before we went (thanks also for the many helpful tips for things to do and see on the Maltese islands, many of which we ended up doing), to the evening itself
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    Response from RealMaltaTours, Giacomo - Co-Founder at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 28 Jul 2019
    Ahoy there dear Geoff, I see the fair winds bring us in contact again :) Thanks Geoff for being a champion throughout our email chat , with Chris on the tour and may I truly gratefully say with your awesome review! :) Oh yes we may be small, but our real history is a very complex one indeed. Music to our ears that you enjoyed yourselves and ...had lots of fun too...... history should be. All the best matey! Glad you enjoyed our tips. Cheers
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    if you’re in valetta, I’d definitely recommend this! it was the best evening of our holiday as it was both interesting and humorous. our guide, Chris, was very enthusiastic about the tour so learning about the interesting history of Corsairs was made easy! my dad and I went
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    Response from RealMaltaTours, Giacomo - Co-Founder at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Speechless.................. :) You made my weekend dear Milly. So honoured that it was the best evening of your holiday and that we managed to leave a fantastic memory of our tiny Malta and its history ...on your first visit to our island:) Best regards to your dad Geoff who I truly enjoyed communicating with via email. All the best dear friends. Safe travels
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    About the operator
    By: Real Malta Tours
    pazgonzlezmiranda
    Province of Barcelona, Spain
    60
    Secrets of Malta
    A good visit with an amazing guide. Absolutely recommendable. The explanations were funny and unpublished. I
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    James P
    44
    Gimme the booty!
    Saha Chris! What can we say.. The best and most inspiring way to learn about Malta. Chris.. You are the best guide
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    TravelingTanja7
    20
    FANTASTIC TOUR!!!
    We highly recommend you add this tour to your Malta activities!! Chris is in full Corsair character and does an
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    Dylan
    10
    Excellent experience
    This is not your conventional tour! It present a side of Maltese history that - even though very intriguing -
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    David G
    30
    Must thing to do in Malta
    Great tour! Must to do thing in Valleta. Something different, than regular tours. Definitely worth to take it.
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    Florine R
    20
    Great City Walk!
    Great City Walk with our group of 28 people with Chris! Great stories and anecdotes of the city! Thanks again
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    Morten J
    10
    Back to the Golden Age of the Corsairs!
    We were a group of 29, mostly students, who partook in this very different, yet pleasing experience of going back
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    Jeanette W
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    5231
    Walking tour with a difference
    My husband booked this walking tour as part of our wedding anniversary stop over in Valletta. We have stopped in
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    Julia
    Kiev, Ukraine
    60
    Not an ordinary tour!
    I visited Malta with my adult son, who is, usually, not fond of guided tours, so I tried to find something
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    MMM
    Berlin, Connecticut
    64
    Malta tour
    We were on a cruise and stopped in Malta. I arranged a tour with Chris who was exceptional. He customized our
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