For the Love of Gold: In the name God, Gold and Glory

Valletta, back then an infamous limestone lair of sin, greed and violence. During your day trips in Malta hear of men and women from Valletta, profiting from misery all around, all in the name of God and Gold

Rarely can one find such passion, dedication and outstanding delivery in a walking tour. From the very beginning to the last second, Chris goes above and beyond to show you Malta's real history which is simply fascinating. His role of the corsair Xandru is convincing and backed up with factual information, researched together with his colleague Giacomo. The stories are very intriguing, at times gruesome, but hey, that's how it was, that stuff was real and these ARE the real Malta tours after all... It may not be to everyone's liking, but that is to be expected and is also clearly stated. For me, a history buff, this was more than I could've hoped for. I happened to have a private tour, so Chris, his sailor Artor and I went on a walk through Valletta, a walk through the centuries of Maltese survival on this fortress of an island, and the walk was just unforgettable. Well done, kappelan!

Tour Details


You’ll be gripped, shaken (hopefully not stirred) by the tales of a well-organized and legalized industry of theft and violence at sea. That attracted some of the most ruthless cutthroats and seductive ladies of the night in the entire Mediterranean to our shores for different kinds of day trips in Malta.

We think were smart today! Surprise yourself, come along and see at just how imaginative in their tricks these cunning Corsairs could be. Brains as well as brawn, a dangerous cocktail indeed!

Enjoy escapes from imminent death and despair brought to life by your expert tour guide. As well as stories and naval battles that would put Hollywood to shame, and that really happened in some of the prominent places to visit Malta.

Is the worst of tortures just a means to keep to an important conversation going? Judge for yourselves!

Discover the real origin of worldwide delicacies we today take for granted but that have a violent past. (That you would have never guessed)

Learn a number of old Maltese sayings and culinary recipes still used today, and the irony of their origin (of which even Many Maltese are not aware of, despite using daily!

Not forgetting… carnal desires and tales of love gone terribly wrong as our Corsairs fight at sea and much, much more! Make the best of your day trips to Malta and book this tour

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, tracing the dark footsteps of the legendary Corsairs during the Knight’s period during your day trips to Malta.
  • Re-live the times as your guide plays the role of real life Captain in the Corsair Fleet to give you a feel of the time.
  • Venture through infamous streets such as Merchant Street and other streets frequented by these Maltese sea wolves to conduct their business and even more importantly for pleasure and mischief…
  • Learn about the real truth behind the cause of Malta’s most prominent historical events, still affecting our culture today.
  • Discover stories about important buildings you would not normally see and tales that occurred in other streets you would not normally hear about in top places to visit Malta.

Tour Theme

Daring to dream – Freedom vs Responsibility – Brotherhood and Loyalty – Risk-Taking and Adventure – Consequences of Greed – Ethics of Piracy.

Location Highlights

  • Auberge de Castille
  • St. James Cavalier
  • De Valette Statue
  • Auberge D’Italie
  • Merchant Street
  • Castellania
  • Monte di Pieta
  • Banca Giuratale
  • Valletta Food Market
  • Church of the Jesuits
  • Old University Building
  • Church Our Lady of Damascus
  • Grand Masters 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 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.
Your journey begins at the very top of this page. First step is to head to the top of page, and kindly fill in the details of your ideal date, preferred tour and add any extra tidbits that can jazz up your experience. Then just click on “Send Booking request” and we’ll be in touch with you within 48hours Once we’ve established a date and time and sorted all the details, we will provide details for a minimum €20 deposit. The rest of the amount is paid on the date of the tour. Deposits are refundable if tours cancelled at least 48 hours before and via email on: [email protected]
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 mostly even paved ground. However a number of shallow 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 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


1 to 2 people

€ 140

3 to 4 people


5 to 10 people


11 to 15 people


16 to 30 people


30 or more people


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