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Friday 4 September 2015: Three Cities Evening Tour & Dinner  

Price: EUR 50 (minimum no of pax 17)  

The tour will start with a crossing from Valletta to the Three Cities by boat, a splendid way of experiencing the Grand Harbour. Upon arrival in Vittoriosa (or Birgu, as it is better known), the tour proceeds with a walk along the streets of this city. The name ‘Vittoriosa’ derives from the vital role the city played in the Great Siege of 1565, namely the victory of the Knights of St John and the Maltese against the Ottoman forces. A monument commemorating this victory can be admired in the main square of the city.

Vittoriosa was the area first selected by the Knights to serve as headquarters of the Order, before the building of the city of Valletta. In fact, the first buildings erected by the Knights are to be found here. Practically none of these building, however, are intact as the area was heavily damaged during the Second World War. Some of the old buildings have been totally rebuilt whilst others have been restored and are nowadays residences, offices or restaurants. The evening tour ends in one of these restaurants for an exquisite dinner. 


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