Yo-ho-ho and a Barrel of Fun: Children’s Corsair Valletta Voyage

A mixture of discovery, education, culture and fun in an interactive manner for both children and accompanying adults.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Valletta! Chris is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about Maltese corsairs, and this shines through his fun tour. Dressed as corsair himself, Chris made sure to captivate both adults and children alike, including a number of individuals whilst giving detailed explanations of historic events. Highly recommended 👍

Tour Details


Ignite your child’s imagination on the Children’s Corsair Tour during your Malta trips, where history comes alive and young minds become part of the captivating tales of Maltese Corsairs and Valletta’s connection with “Licensed Piracy” as one of the most fun things to do in Malta.

Prepare for an interactive journey filled with excitement and discovery as every building in Valletta we will pass and stop by, in particular Merchants Street and more, will clearly show that Corsairing was, especially during the times of the Knights of St John a well organised industry…and not you’re mainstream “Pirates of the Caribbean”. It was the bread and butter for many on the island.

A point your tour guide will be entertaining you with, all dressed as a real famous Maltese Corsair. How does that sound for a fun thing to do in Malta?

Watch as the children burst into laughter and excitement when your corsair recruits them as part of his crew, involving them in immersive storytelling experiences…sometimes as the point of a sword!

Through the use of engaging visuals and real-life scenarios, we delve into the lesser-known yet incredible aspects of Maltese social and cultural history.

As we navigate pedestrian-only areas, there will be a convenient toilet break midway through the tour.

This extraordinary adventure isn’t just for the kids—accompanying adults will also be enthralled. Join us for an engaging, educational, and fun-filled experience that will leave your Malta trips with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for Malta’s maritime legacy.

Tour Highlights

  • Treat your children or students to a safe and unique adventure, exploring Malta’s maritime heritage as fun things to do in Malta.
  • Combine education and fun with interactive experiences, visual aids, and role-playing that captivate young minds during your Malta trips.
  • Enjoy an entertaining and enlightening tour designed to engage both children and accompanying adults

Tour Theme

Inspiration – Courage and Determination to face life and finding clever solutions to its problems – This tour goes beyond our Maritime Culture and History, this tour is a journey of discovery what makes us Maltese, the sacrifices of our ancestors and perils they faced.

Location Highlights

  • Upper Barrakka Garden / Grand Harbour View
  • Auberge de Castille
  • De Valette Statue
  • Auberge D’Italie
  • Merchant Street
  • Castellania
  • Monte di Pieta
  • Banca Giuratale
  • Valletta Food Market
  • Church of the Jesuits
  • Old University Building
  • St. Ursula Church and Convent
  • Lower Barrakka Garden/ Grand Harbour View

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 16 century character to better tell this remarkable story.
Entry to buildings is not included.
Our young participants must be over 6 years old and accompanied by an Adult. More accompanying Adults are also welcome. The tour is designed to entertain both adults and children.
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 even paved ground. However, a number of descending steps must be tackled reach the Lower Barrakka Garden
The tour includes around 17 stops.
The route, sights, and topics may vary slightly depending on weather and any building works.
Approximately 30mns of walking is involved.
Yes, all tours must be booked in advanced.
The meeting place is less 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



Base Price

€ 80

Per Accompanying Adult

€ 10

Per Child

€ 5

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