Valletta

Braemar in Valletta, Malta
Braemar in Valletta, Malta
St John's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

Malta’s 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with Baroque architecture. This most scenic of ancient ports echoes the epic, heroic history of the tiny island it nestles on. Centuries of invasion and siege have brought the influence of Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders and the British – all leaving an enduring mark on Valletta’s cultural heritage. Home to The Knights of Malta, an order created in the Middle Ages, the town is known for museums, palaces and grand churches.

Baroque landmarks include the ornate St. John’s Co-Cathedral; its opulent interior is crowned by Caravaggio’s masterpiece "The Beheading of Saint John".[ReadMoreMob] Other noteworthy attractions include the National Museum of Archaeology, the 16th century Casa Rocca Piccola Palace and the military artefacts in the National War Museum.

The cityscape is probably one of the most stunning in the Mediterranean – the city’s sun-drenched stone walls have an almost permanent warm, honey hue, while colourful, decorative balconies overlook the worn and tethered streets below. Fine restaurants and shops leap out from side streets or are tucked away in charming courtyards.

Valletta is also well-situated to discover the silent city of Mdina, a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta and home to the Roman burial complex of St. Paul’s Catacombs.

Cruises to Valletta

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Ancient Adriatic with Venice • T2203A

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 13 Feb 2022
19 nights
  • An unforgettable journey along the Adriatic coastline
  • Chance for a gondola ride in Venice
  • Explore fascinating history and culture in Croatia
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure • L2222

 Dover
Balmoral
Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights
  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries
  • Take the chance to visit wine valleys in Russia
  • You’ll also experience the best of the Mediterranean
 Grand Harbour of Malta with the ancient walls of Valletta  Grand Harbour of Malta with the ancient walls of Valletta  Grand Harbour of Malta with the ancient walls of Valletta

Ancient walls of the Med with Malta • T2229

 Tilbury
Bolette
Thu 17 Nov 2022
15 nights
  • Delve into history & culture of the Med
  • Explore the fortified Castello district in Cagliari
  • In Melilla visit the fortified Spanish exclave
 Lindos bay, village and Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece  Lindos bay, village and Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece  Lindos bay, village and Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece

Mediterranean Islands with Cyprus • T2302

 Tilbury
Bolette
Tue 17 Jan 2023
19 nights
  • Discover the Acropolis of Lindos
  • See Mount Etna when cruising the Messina Strait
  • Visit Pasteis de Belém bakery to enjoy a pastel de nata tart

Braemar cruising the corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising the corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising corinth canal, Greece

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal • M2311

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 03 May 2023
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
Sydney Harbour, Australia Sydney Harbour with Opera House, Australia View of Sydney Harbor with Opera House and Bridge, Australia

World Cruise to and from Liverpool • S240107

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 05 Jan 2024
105 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more
Garden by the bay, Singapore, Asia Garden by the Bay, Singapore Around the World Voyage

World Cruise • S2402

 Southampton
Borealis
Sun 07 Jan 2024
101 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more
Sydney bridge and harbour, Sydney, Australia Sydney bridge and harbour, Sydney, Australia Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

World cruise from Southampton to Liverpool • S240207

 Southampton
Borealis
Sun 07 Jan 2024
103 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more