Highlights of Valletta Accessible Shore Excursion
This 4 hour accessible shore excursion of Valletta includes wheelchair accessible transportation and visits the highlights of Valletta and Mdina. Your guide and driver will meet you just outside the cruise terminal in a wheelchair accessible van with a lift. At the end of the excursion, you may choose to finish with a meal at an accessible restaurant nearby the cruise terminal and make your own way back to the ship. Valletta, the capital of Malta, is an impressive, yet compact, well-preserved 16th century city. The city itself was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980, and boasts 320 historical monuments in an area of just half a square kilometer! You’ll visit the city’s most magnificent architectural sites, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral, a 16th century Baroque cathedral built by the Knights of Malta, and the Grandmaster’s Palace, where you’ll learn about the history and government of this beautiful city. But your accessible Valletta shore excursion doesn’t stop there! Just outside the capital of Malta, you’ll find the Tarxien Temples, which date back as far as 3150 BC! Archaeologists believe that this megalithic site was used for performing rituals and sacrifices. You won’t be disappointed when you visit nearby city of Mdina (the old capital of Malta), the next stop on your tour. This fantastic, ancient walled city is known as the “Silent City” because no cars are allowed inside the city walls! Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the narrow pedestrian streets of this quiet little town with a population of less than 300 people. After you’ve completed your Valletta accessible shore excursion, your guide and driver will take you back to the city where you have the option to stop for lunch (price not included) in an accessible restaurant before returning to your cruise ship! Note: Tours are available 7 days a week; however, please note that St. John’sCo-Cathedral is not open on Sundays or public holidays, the Grandmaster’s Palace is closed during official events (this does not happen often) and the Tarxien Temples are closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st, January 1st, and Good Friday. The Highlights of Valletta Accessible Shore Excursion features:
- Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
- 4 hour walking/rolling and driving tour
- Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
- Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
- Pick-up and drop-off at any centrally-located hotel or at the cruise port
- Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Valletta!
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If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the Private Accessible Valletta Walking Tour does not require any transportation and begins right at the cruise terminal exit. Or, if you’d like a full day driving tour that visits several sites around the Island of Malta, we recommend the Panoramic Malta Accessible Cruise Excursion from Valletta.
- St. John’s Co-Cathedral
- Grandmaster’s Palace
- Tarxien Temples
- Valletta’s historic old town
The Highlights of Valletta Accessible Shore Excursion has a 4 star Sage Accessibility Rating because it includes wheelchair accessible transportation and follows a step-free route. It did not receive a higher rating because you will encounter mild to moderate cobblestones along the way and your guide is unable to push a wheelchair. Please note that you can hire an assistant to push your wheelchair for €20/hour, at a minimum of 3 hours. Your accessible Valletta shore excursion includes transportation in a wheelchair accessible van with ramp like the one shown below. Different sized accessible vehicles are available to accommodate many group sizes. You will encounter mild to moderate cobblestones along your route with slight slopes like those shown in the photo below on the left. Your guide will take you to the wheelchair accessible entrance at St. John’s Co-Cathedral (shown on the right) and the other sites you visit on your Highlights of Valletta Accessible Shore Excursion. In Mdina, you will also encounter mild cobblestones and paving stones as well as streets with slight slopes. If you are not traveling with an able bodied companion and would like to hire an assistant to push your wheelchair, you may request one for €20/hour.
Tour duration: 4 hours
Cost: €500 for 1-2 people, €550 for 3-4 people, €600 for 5 people.
An assistant may be hired for €20/hr (minimum of 3 hrs) to push a wheelchair.
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9 am or time cruise ship arrives
Meet-up place: Valletta accessible hotel lobby or cruise dock
Dress code: Covered shoulders and knees for interior church visits
Maximum number of people on tour: 2 wheelchair user plus 3 other people (larger vehicles available, contact us for a price quote)
Entrance tickets: Not included
Cancellation policy: 90% REFUND WITH 35 DAYS NOTICE.
Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.
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