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“A good way to appreciate Valletta's history”
Review of Grand Harbour Tour

Grand Harbour Tour
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Recommended as an early trip on the holiday as it really gives you a good picture of how the island developed, and makes you appreciate the scale of Valletta's walls and the importance of the harbours.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this 90 minute boat trip around Valletta's two harbours. We had walked a lot in Valletta itself and found it very interesting to see the historic, fortified walls, and the buildings, from a different angle. The sea was rather choppy on the day we toured, and I was glad we were on a bigger boat as we crossed into open sea between the two harbours (although this doesn't take long, it seemed long to a fearful sailor!). I am not sure if the smaller boats go further into the inlets than the bigger ones, but we were happy with our views.

The commentary was in 3 languages - English, German & French - but we found the English commentary difficult to understand, mostly because of where we were seated at the front-side (no speaker) and partly due to the commentator's very accented English.

There are very many boat tours on offer - each 'the best', according to the 'touts' on the Front at Sliema, so look at the boats and select the one you'd prefer. Also, ask for a discount, as there's great competition for visitors. We went on this particular tour because we were given tickets by our hotel and are glad we did.

Thank WaryDubai
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We did the 2 Harbours Latini Cruise (Marsamxetto and Grand Harbours) which lasts about 90 minutes - really interesting. You see all the sights from a different angle without having to walk (!) and as you sail around there is a very good commentary explaining exactly where you are, the purposes of the different docks and the buildings you are passing. A very pleasant trip

Thank LizzyMEB
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great way to view an amazing site, you get an idea of the magnitude of the harbour and the walls. There are tonnes of tours operating from siliema, a short ferry ride across the harbour from the centre of Valletta and I could not say how they all compare. All I can say is that everyone seems to be on commission and they all want to tout for business, but bought our ticket from a lovely lady who has previously helps us out with the buses and other random local info and gratifyingly she offered us the cheapest price by far without haggling. Captain Morgan tours did a great job, with a few handy add ons of reasonably priced refreshments and clean WCs.

2  Thank PrettyGoodLife
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

There are plenty of harbour tours to be had, whichever you take it`s money well spent to hear about how the island came about and see the stupendous buildings from you wonderful vantage point

Thank Chris G
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