Licensed to Steal: Blood, Booty and Corsairs in Valletta

Embark on an adventure where survival, brutality, and desire collide, revealing the darker side of Valletta. Hear of tales risk takers, misery maximized for gold, love gone terribly wrong, exotic delicacies with a shocking past and much more.

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€20.00

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€15.00

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€15.00

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, tracing the dark footsteps of the legendary Corsairs during the Knight’s period.
  • Immerse yourself in tales of audacious plunder, brutality, unrestrained desires, and ingenious schemes that shaped Malta’s History
  • Find out who exactly is involved in this terrible tale, who profits from other’s misery, and how deep the rabbit hole goes. You’ll be surprised, hopefully not too shocked!
  • Learn about the real truth behind the cause of Malta’s most prominent historical events, still affecting our culture today.
  • Enjoy stories expertly retold by your guide of battles both at sea and within brothels…Where the hunter suddenly find himself the hunted.

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
5/5

"Saha Chris! What can we say.. The best and most inspiring way to learn about Malta. Chris.. You are the best guide and we have been around a bit (whoring ha!)!. This tour was personal and genuine and really was the most informative way of learning about Maltese history. The main draw is the main man! Chris you made us feel comfortable and we laughed lots and lots and enjoyed you company and that of your friend. If you want to feel welcomed to Valetta and generally to Malta then you can't look further than a true Maltese guy who is proud of the heritage and aware of the present and future of Malta. The history of the Causair is something that is fascinating and little known about. Let Chris tell you a little more about this that you don't know.The tour takes you to the highs and lows of the past centuries, war and migration of the beautiful island. From looting to slave trades to the history of navigation, Chris covers it all. With humour and warmth. Please go on this tour as you won't find anything better! We loved it and when we come back we will have some fun! Can't wait to see you again bro.. Love James and Fiona xx"

Tour Details

Overview

The Secrets of Valletta’s Corsairs Await. Unleash the hidden chapters of Malta’s maritime legacy during the Knights’ period, as you journey back in time through an action-packed adventure of survival, torture, and promiscuity gone wild. Prepare to be enthralled as you delve into the captivating and colorful lives of Valletta’s legendary Corsairs, feared protectors of Malta’s shores.

Our tales may rival Hollywood, but these are real-life adventures that will leave you breathless. From forbidden love affairs to daring escapes and exotic worldwide delicacies with a violent past, our expert guides will bring Malta’s rich history to life in a thrilling and engaging manner.

Who were the Corsairs of Malta? Why were they indispensable to the Knights of St John? Heroes or villains? How you would become a licensed corsair and rise through the ranks? Discover why these legendary figures were hailed as protectors by everyday Maltese people yet despised by the feared Holy Roman Inquisition! Learn why even an angry Pope is forced to get involved.

Embark on a unique maritime cultural voyage as we traverse the historic streets and buildings of Valletta, where each location holds a piece of Malta’s raw and captivating history, echoing with cryptic and politically incorrect sayings and customs from this devious past.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the streets that whisper untold tales of valor and an equal amount of immense suffering, as we together unravel the dark secrets of Valletta where you literally “Get Rich or Die Trying!”.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, tracing the dark footsteps of the legendary Corsairs during the Knight’s period.
  • Immerse yourself in tales of audacious plunder, brutality, unrestrained desires, and ingenious schemes that shaped Malta’s History
  • Find out who exactly is involved in this terrible tale, who profits from other’s misery, and how deep the rabbit hole goes. You’ll be surprised, hopefully not too shocked!
  • Learn about the real truth behind the cause of Malta’s most prominent historical events, still affecting our culture today.
  • Enjoy stories expertly retold by your guide of battles both at sea and within brothels…Where the hunter suddenly find himself the hunted.

Tour Theme

Daring to Dream – Freedom vs Responsibility – Brotherhood and Loyalty – Risk-Taking and Adventure – Consequences of Greed – Ethics of Piracy – Profit through misery

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

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