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

Discounted Price: 

€15.00

Tickets

€15.00

Booking Summary

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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.
  • Explore some off beaten streets such as the fabulous East street and the less visited but equally magnificent Lower Barrakka Garden, with its jaw-dropping views of our Grand Harbour , perfect for a photo to make your social media light up with jealous comments!

Location Highlights

  • Auberge de Castille
  • De Valette Statue
  • Auberge D’Italie
  • Merchant Street
  • Castellania
  • Monte di Pieta
  • Banca Giuratale
  • Grand Masters Palace (Back View) with some little known gems
  • Valletta Food Market
  • Oratory of the Jesuits
  • Off Beaten Streets
  • St. Ursula Church and Monastery
  • East Street and a surprise along the way
  • Lower Barrakka Garden with epic views of the Grand Harbour
• Comfortable walking shoes. • A hat in summer (although the streets will be mostly shaded and shaded areas available). • Warm clothes in winter as Valletta can be chilly.
Professional Maltese Tour Guide, in authentic corsair 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 violence, brutality, 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.
Easy, at the very top, is the Tickets option. Juts select the number of tickets you need and press “Submit Booking” red button and take it from there.
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. We advise to bring good walking shoes, due to steps going down heading towards the Barrakka Gardens
The tour is on even paved ground. However, some steps must be tackled to head towards the panoramic views.
The tour includes around 17 stops.
The route, sights, and topics may vary slightly depending on weather , noise , events and any building works.
Approximately half an hour of walking is involved. The path is an easy one, flat ground and always heading downwards where steps are involved to our last few gems such as East Street and the Lower Barrakka Garden with Epic views of the Grand Harbour Also pushchair friendly
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. Our Starting Location being Auberge De Castille is extremely easy to find and convenient whether your coming via cruise liner and exiting from the Upper Barrakka Garden ( less the 1 minute) or coming through Valletta Main Gate ( approx 5mins walk time from the main gate)
A Public Bathroom available close to the meeting place. (Inside the UPPER Barrakka Garden) Another bathroom is available halfway during the tour.
Yes, the tour is offered in English. (or Maltese)
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. We will start sharp on the mentioned time, to respect the other guests plans and time constraints Also plan ahead for traffic to reach Valletta , since it’s our capital city.
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 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

  • Auberge de Castille
  • De Valette Statue
  • Auberge D’Italie
  • Merchant Street
  • Castellania
  • Monte di Pieta
  • Banca Giuratale
  • Grand Masters Palace (Back View) with some little known gems
  • Valletta Food Market
  • Oratory of the Jesuits
  • Off Beaten Streets
  • St. Ursula Church and Monastery
  • East Street and a surprise along the way
  • Lower Barrakka Garden with epic views of the Grand Harbour

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