can someone tell me the name of the first souvenir shop on republic street on the right side.and maybe contact details..an email watever..thanks
hi, getting to the port by cruise, i don't like the excursions offered on the boat, what to see,what to do,how to get a good transport from-to the port? 2 persons ,thanks
We are an active senior couple from the USA who will be visiting in Valletta on Tuesday September 11th. We would enjoy meeting an English-speaking resident or couple who would like to show us around your city/town and hopefully create a friendship. Learning about your culture and way of life is of interest to us. And this is a good way to create peace in the world. If interested and free that day, please post a reply. No professional tour-guides, please. Bob & Fran
My girlfriend, my 14yr old son and I have a week's holiday in Gozo in August. We're thinking of taking the seaplane to Valetta for a day trip. We're open to suggestions as to what to see ... bear in mind that we'd like things that all three of us can appreciate, so we need to satisfy the needs of a 14 year old boy and us two in our late 40s! We've all got at least some interest in history, art and architecture. I'd earmarked the Malta Experience show (for a good grounding in the history so we know what we're looking at later) the noon-day gun at Barrakka Gardens and the Co-Cathedral. How long should we allow to cover all those? Is there anything else that we could fit in without rushing, and that would suit all of us? Thanks Dave
Hello, my husband and I are coming for our first trip to Malta next week - we are getting a bus from the airport to Valletta - our destination is the Osborne Hotel. My husband hates walking - I know the Hotel is only 500 metres from the bus station but we'll have to get another bus - unless the bus from the airport goes down/near South St. Which bus? Am wary of taxis even for short distances - been stung too many times. desperately need some local knowledge, for which I am very grateful in advance. Thanks, Marian
Hello all We are arriving into Valetta at the end of Jan on a cruise ship and was hoping we might be able to do our own little self guided tour??? Any tips on how to get into town and what to see, would be awesome. We have only 7 hrs though so not much time. Cheers Nik and Geoff.
How to get from the cruise-port to the airport ?
Is there any "nightlife" in Valletta in March? I don´t mean nightclubs, I just mean restaurants open late (or do locals eat late like many others in southern Europe? We do, even if we are Finnish,and it´s not common in here) and pubs maybe or some other places to sit down and have a few drinks without being the only ones in a pub/bar. By the way-do they drive at right side or left side of the street in there?
Hi, What would you suggest as a restaurant in Valetta for a romantic dinner for 2? (looking for great food and nice atmosphere, can be expensive) I read about Fusion 4. Has anyone been? Other great restaurants you guys know about?
hello everyone, i need an accomodation for 2 people from 26.sept. - 8.okt. Anyone wants to rent a room out in there appartmant or knows someone who does, please drop me a message for details...many thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
we are arriving at 1200 hrs and departing at 1800hrs we would like to do a grand harbour cruise. can we only get one from sliema or do the leave from valletta too?how do we get to sliema?
Hi, I am travelling to Sicily in New year time and just realize that Malta is a short ferry trip from OSuth Sicily. I wonder if it is worth while to pay a visit for 2-3days just to Valletta? I have info on the ferry already, my concerns is on the (1) places to visit and the more importantly, (2) reasonable price (say below 50 euro) accommodation for 1 person around 30/31 Dec - 2 Jan. My interests are historical palces, architecture, etc.. not into parties nor beaches. Thanks.
How would you recommend a tourist dress for sightsseing by foot in Valletta in mid November? Jeans, shorts, capris, sandles, closed toe?
Unfortunately my guide is capable of being misunderstood, because it states opening hours concerning St. John's Co Cathedral (Monday-friday 9:30-12:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 9:30-12:30 a.m. on saturdays). I'm unsure, wether this opening hours are just for the associated museum or also for the cathedral and the oratorio itself. May I visit the church (not the museum) on sundays?
The last time I was in Europe I brought home a bottle of Cinnamon and Clove flavor liquore (Tentura)and loved it. I have been unable to get it here in the U.S. I will be going to Europe again soon and would love to bring home a few more bottles. Does anyone know if I can buy this in Valletta? Thanks, Irv
How do you get to the NAAFI canteen in Valletta?
Hello! I am planning a trip to Malta and am thinking of staying in Sliema but have read that I may need to journey to Valletta in order to get buses to elsewhere on the island. Does anybody know approximately how long the bus trip from Sliema to Valletta takes? I've looked on the ATP website but all I can find is how often they leave, not how long they take. I appreciate that it will differ due to traffic etc, but if anyone knows an average time that would be really helpful! It may mean the difference between staying in Sliema and staying in Valletta. Thanks, Jiimanie
I have got some questions about Grand Harbour cruises: Which operators are recommandable for these? And when do they start, how long does a tour take? Do they all start in Sliema? And finally: Is it more advisable to do a cruise a.m. or p.m. for photography reasons (eg. back lighting due to sun, etc). Thanx in advance!
I'll visit Malta next October and I'll be reliant to public busses. I'll stay in Sliema. Because it is necessary to make a reservation for visitng the Hypogeum and to specify the visitng hour, I need to make a timetable of my second day in Malta. So here is my rough plan: Early in the morning (after taking my breakfast) I want to make a Grand Harbour boat-tour. When will these tours start and how long do they take? Are there tours starting in Sliema and ending in Valletta (because of the bus connection to Hypogeum)? Or will it be necessary to take the ferry from Sliema to Valletta after the tour to catch a bus to Hypogeum? After that I'll visit Hypogeum. So here is the crucial question: How late it'll be, when I'll arrive at Hypogeum? How long will the public bus take from Valletta to Hypogeum? (BTW: Which Bus should I take?) After that I'd like to visit Tarxien temples, Marsaxlokk and Vittoriosa. Is this too much for one day (I'm in good condiotion but reliant to public busses as mentioned). Or do you even see a change to do Mdina too? Thanx in advance!
Which Maltese site you'd recommend as basis for locational tours around the island and Gozo? I'll visit Malta in late October for about 4 days. I am planning to visit Valetta's old town, Gozo and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum for sure and every other site, I'm able to do... btw: I'd prefer to stay somewhere, where I can go out at night and not in the middle of nowhere. Please keep in mind, that the bathing season will be over...
Hello VT, My wife and I are from Sweden. Our cruise will visit Valletta on December 2, 2009. We want to do some walking in the morning but the up-hill steps will be too much for us. I have 2 ideas and hope you can help us with your comments. We could go to the "Upper Barrakka Gardens". Can you get a bus at the waterfront or do you have to walk to the bus station at the fountain? What bus number would we take? From Barrakka Gardens we could walk back down to the waterfront. Are there several roads leading from the garden to the waterfront? Do you have a favorite route or triq? Do you have favorite places to get a cool drink and/or something light to eat along the way? Second could walk from Valletta to Sliema and take the ferry back. Maybe we would walk to the bus station and then thru Maglio Gardens to the strand and then on to Sliema. Do you have special places you like along this walk? Which of these walks would you recommend for a 62 year old couple in average health? We have about 4 or 5 hours, from early (8 am) morning to around noon or 1 pm. We really like local hang-outs and a cold Cisk or 2 would be great even in December at noon. Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer this question.
Hi all - I have booked a to stay at Grand Harbour and am trying to find out just how many steps are there to climb to get to bus terminal. Can Taxis get down there if I am coming back late at night? Thanks
I got a recommendation to read a book "Capalan of Malta" by Montsarrat before my trip to Malta next summer. But it is out of print except in Malta. Can you tell me how I might purchase it?
We will be in docking in Valletta for 7 hours. Will have about 5 hours to see the best available. Friends want to take the 3 cities & a Maltese 'Dghajsas' boat ride. The cities are Senglea, Vittoriosa, & Marsaxlokk. Is this a very good tour? I would like to see more of Valletta & Marsaxlokk. Tell me about Vallett, Best way to get around and what is the cost of transportation around town and over the marsaxlokk. Remember it is First Week Of December. Please help with experiences and suggestions. Thank You Steve
Our first stop on our cruise would be Valletta. I found a shore excursion from the cruise liner and would like to know if this is OK? We will only have 8 hours there and would like to know if this would be a recommendable tour? Any info and input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! "This comprehensive excursion begins with a scenic drive to Cospicua. Walk along the narrow historic streets of this city, admiring amongst other notable sites, the Church of St. Lawrence and Fort St. Angelo from the outside. Continue to Marsaxlokk, Malta's largest fishing village, where you'll have free time to enjoy the colorful scenery. Then drive through tiny villages, to Wied iz-Zurrieq to view the Blue Grotto from the top. Afterward drive through Girgenti, which houses the summer residence of the Prime Minister before reaching Buskett Gardens, on Dingli Cliffs to admire the view from Malta's highest point. Drive through Rabat, past the fortifications of Mdina, Malta's old capital city, and continue your drive through Mosta, known for its famous dome, before driving back to the pier to re-embark your vessel."
We are three barcelona boys twenty years old, we´ll arrive to Malta next Thursday just for two nights, please what area from the island do you recomend to spend that time a little beat funny. Thanks
I will do Mediterranean cruise in May and I would like to know if it it necessary to join shore excursion of Malta with the cruise or can we do ourself. The ship will be at Valletta and how we could take a bus to visit the city and small lanes....
Can anybody help me and let me know where in Valletta you can get (huge quantities of) used books at reasonable prices? Are there any street markets (boot markets) or are there book stores for used books? Thanks for your help Tom
Hi We are based in the UK and are looking to come to Malta during late May and want to stay in or around Valletta. We were thinking of staying at the Phoenicia Hotel but are now unsure as I understand it is not part of the La-Meridien group any more so am usure who ownes it now and what the standard would be like?? Can anyone help please. Or recommend anthother good four or five star hotel in the Valletta area Also is it good weather in mAy ( do not mind if there is not much sun but really dont want rain!!!) Hope you can help
Hi, me and my sister are thinking of heading to Malta for New Years Eve. Weve never been there before but as well be travelling Italy it is close for us and thought it would be something different. Does anyone know what goes on and if there are any festivals, traditional parties, etc. Or anything that would be helpful would be great. Is Valletta the best place to stay? Any suggestions on where to stay, hotels, hostels etc.. Were not fussy just something not too expensive... We are planning on staying about 5 days over that period. Thanks..