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Private Maltas Movie Moments Group Tour

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In film, Valletta can metamorphose into a Greek City, a Roman Piazza, a street in Naples, a Beirut Street market, a French harbor town, a Turkish prison and many other places. See today's main sites, through the imaginative minds of Steven Spielberg and Kevin Reynolds.

Private Maltas Movie Moments Group Tour

Leaving the pier by motorcoach you will be taken to Valletta, where your tour will start at the City Gate. In the '50s and '60's the ravages caused by bombs gave rise to a series of epic documentary films that captured the destruction and despair of the city. You will proceed to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you will look at the Grand Harbor in all its splendor, a perfect setting for action and romance. Your local movie guide will point out the old Marsa station used in the film 'Midnight Express' and then direct your gaze out across the water to the city of Vittoriosa, whose quay was transformed into Marseille for Reynold's 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' as well as the dry-docks area used for Spielberg's 'Munich'.

Next, walk down St. Ursula Street, on to the St. Barbara Bastions until you reach The Siege Bell. Across the harbor breakwater, you can see Fort Rinella, the location of the Coliseum scenes from 'Gladiator' and other city scenes from 'Troy'.

You will then leave the harbor behind you and walk up Merchant's Street, past Oliver Reed's last pub. The actor famously took his last pint here, which meant that his remaining 'Gladiator' scenes needed the help of computer technology to be brought to the silver screen.

Leave Valletta by motorcoach and drive to the town of Mdina, Malta's old capital city and today known as The Silent City. This fortress town was also used as a movie feature in several blockbusters; its central square, dominated by the imposing Cathedral and quaint narrow, honey-combed streets make it an ideal movie setting for pirate and other adventure motion pictures.

Departing from Mdina, you will be driven back to the ship.

Please Note: The order in which the sites are visited may change according to the logistical needs of the day.

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from $30.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic
 
Tour Duration
3.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
 
Restrictions
This tour involves extensive walking as most sites are not open to vehicle traffic. Guests must be able to walk more than 2 miles over paved, cobblestone, and uneven ground. There are steps at several locations.
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