Knightly Secrets: A Knight’s Tale in Valletta

Explore the captivating life of a Knight of St John, where danger, honour and scandal intertwine.
5/5

Where to start, we had the honor of having two very talented tour guides Giacomo and Chris and another apprentice all for ourselves (3ppl) They personalized this tour based on the time we had available and they gave us lots of history of Malta, the Knights of Malta and so much more. Information not heard in any other place while keeping it very entertaining and in all time captured our attention. We were so glad we booked this tour. We highly recommend this tour. It will not disappoint.

Tour Details

Overview

Journey through time and uncover the enigmatic life of a Knight of St John in Valletta. Uncover the secrets that lie beneath their noble appearance, explore the path to knighthood, the pursuit of power, and the inner conflicts of serving God or oneself and what being a knight truly meant.

Step into the footsteps of a murderer turned knight and witness the extraordinary loopholes that challenged the order’s principles. As you stroll through enchanting piazzas and majestic palaces of Valletta, you’ll grasp the undeniable truth that blood money was the unspoken mortar of this city’s foundation.

Encounter the Knights’ circle of corsairs and courtesans that thrived amidst the chaos of warfare, making it the best time to visit Malta. Delve into a world where scandal and piracy intertwine, as well as the most horrid of murders, offering glimpses into the depths of human suffering.

Amidst the dis-orderly delinquents, discover the exceptional strategies employed by a Grandmaster to maintain law and order in a city teeming with cutthroats. While Chivalry may be a relic of the past, brace yourself for a journey filled with tales of death-defying adventures at sea, on land, and even within the bedroom whilst walking past top Malta tourist attractions.

Are you ready to unravel the mysteries of the Knights of St John? Allow our expert guide to breathe life into their captivating story and embark on an unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Join your guide as he portrays one of the unlikely Knights of St John, yet renowned worldwide.
  • Discover the iconic architectural marvels of Valletta and other top Malta tourist attractions inside the city, the true story behind the construction funding, and unravel the enigma of knighthood.
  • Walk in the footsteps of these legendary warriors venturing into hidden corners of their world, where chivalry clashes with temptation.
  • Discover the intricate web of relationships, both sacred and forbidden, and the deeds that colored their lives when it was the best time to visit Malta if you sought to escape your past.

Tour Theme

Chivalry and Honor – Identity and Duty – Nobility vs Humility – Internal Struggles and Temptations

Location Highlights

  • Upper Barrakka Garden / Grand Harbour View
  • Auberge de Castille
  • De Valette Statue
  • Auberge D’Italie
  • Merchant Street
  • Church of St. James
  • Castellania
  • St. John’s Co Cathedral
  • Monte di Pieta
  • Banca Giuratale
  • Valletta Food Market
  • Bibliotheca
  • Old Treasury Building
  • St. George’s Square
  • Grand Master’s Palace

Further Information

• Comfortable walking shoes. • A hat in summer (although the narrow streets will be mostly shaded). • Warm clothes in winter as Valletta can be chilly.
Professional Maltese Licensed Tour Guide, in costume portraying a real 17th century character to better tell this remarkable story.
Entry to buildings is not included.
Participants must be 16 years old or above due to adult content involving sex, adultery, and more.
Our tours typically have a small group size to ensure a personalized experience.
The tour will only be cancelled in case of extreme weather conditions.
Unless there is extreme rainfall, the tour will still happen. If the tour is cancelled, we will notify you beforehand and refund your order. We will always prioritize the safety and comfort of our clients first.
Tickets should be purchased beforehand through the “Book Now” button on our website.
Cancellations or change of bookings are only allowed if received via email notification on [email protected] at least 48 hours before the tour commences.
Our tours are designed to be safe and enjoyable for all clients. We prioritise safety above all else and work with experienced guides and tour operators to ensure that all activities are conducted safely.
The tour is on even paved ground. However, a number of steps must be tackled
The tour includes around 17 stops.
The route, sights, and topics may vary slightly depending on weather and any building works.
Approximately half an hour of walking is involved.
Yes, all tours must be booked in advanced.
The meeting place is less than 10 minutes away from a public car park and the bus stop is also less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
A Public Bathroom available at the meeting place. Another bathroom is available halfway during the tour.
Yes, the tour is offered in English.
Although much appreciated, it is solely up to you to decide whether or not to tip your tour guide.
Just email us on [email protected] and we will be glad to help out.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide.

Tour Pricing

Group Size

Price

1 to 2 people

€ 140

3 to 4 people

€160

5 to 10 people

€210

11 to 15 people

€250

16 to 30 people

€350

30 or more people

€450

Have any questions?

Wondering about something? If it's not in sight or a bit fuzzy don't hesitate! Email us at [email protected]

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