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The Second World War in Malta & Its British History 1798-1979

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Malta has a long-standing and friendly relationship with Great Britain and over the years their rich histories have been interwoven within the Commonwealth. Britain ruled the islands before independence and this informative tour looks at the impact that the British had on Malta from 1798 to 1979. This excursion particularly focuses on the intense battles during World War Two where this steadfast island remained a brave and strong ‘rock’, suffering, size for size, more bombing raids than anywhere else in Europe.  As a result the island and its people were awarded the George Cross by King George VI in 1942. During the day you will visit Air Raid shelters in Vittoriosa; admire the immense Grand Harbour, which was used as a former British military base, from the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta; wander around the fascinating War Museum at Fort St. Elmo, as well as see other important sites related to this era. Free-time will be built into the day for you to buy yourself some lunch and explore Valletta a little further. If you are interested in history and would like to improve your English skills at the same time then this excursion is the perfect mix for you.

Important to know


Every Friday


All ages

Departure time:

08:30 Cirkewwa

08:40 Mellieha

08:50 Xemxija

08:50 Golden Bay

09:00 St. Paul's Bay area

09:05 Bugibba area

09:10 Qawra area

09:10 St. Julians

08:55 Sliema

08:40 Valletta

08:30 Attard

Departure Point:

Various hotels - to be confirmed on booking

Return time:

Late afternoon/ early evening

Returns to:

Pick-up point


Full-day excursion

Included in price:

  • Full Day Tour to Vittoriosa & Valletta by coach, including pick-up and drop-off points
  • Ticket for the Air Raid Shelters
  • Ticket for the Malta War Museum


Pick-ups and drop-offs included in price

Good to know:

  • Sensible shoes are recommended for walking around.
  • An excellent excursion for amateur historians.

Updated Chris 20/4/18

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