The Three Cities and Wine Tasting Tour

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. During the tour you will drive past Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three. It was also given a title as Citta’ Cottonera, but erroneously the title is now used to define the whole region. You will then arrive in Vittoriosa. Vittoriosa is ideally situated for safe anchorage and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Vittoriosa due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour. The third city Senglea is also called Civitas Invicta because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. The name Senglea was given by the grandmaster who built it, Claude De La Sengle. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. During this tour you will walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic churches and buildings. 

You will then drive to the Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. The wine tasting tour commences with a historical introduction amongst original artefacts, followed by an explanation about the process of how the locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented and eventually transformed into wine. A walk through the 400-year-old ‘Ageing Cellars’ is an authentic and true piece of Maltese heritage. The wine sampling is held in the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine tasting session to sample different Marsovin wines accompanied by a selecion of local savouries like maltese bread and cheese. At the bar one also has the opportunity to purchase local Marsovin wines.

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Reservations for this trip can be done online from this site  at least 4 working days in advance or by visiting a Central Holidays Office in Paceville, St. Julian’s.

A deposit of € 10 or as otherwise stated will secure your reservation.

 

Addresses:-

                         Central Holidays

                         134, St. George’s Road, Paceville – St. Julian’s – STJ 3203

 

                         

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Adult: €35.00
Child (5-12 Yrs): €28.00

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Price Includes :-

  • Pick up and drop off from any Malta hotel
  • Three Cities & Wine Tasting Half Day Excursion
  • Tasting of Wine & Local Savouries

 

This excursion is available in English, French, German and Italian speaking guide. 

 

Pick up Times:-

                 Cirkewwa                         08:30 hrs
                 Mellieha                           08:40 hrs
                 Xemxija & Golden Bay      08:50 hrs
                 St. Paul’s Bay                   09:00 hrs
                 Bugibba                           09:05 hrs
                 Qawra                             09:10 hrs
                 St. Julian’s                       09:10 hrs
                 Sliema                            08:55 hrs
                 Valletta                           08:40 hrs
                 Attard                             08:30 hrs

 

 

The exact pick up time and pick up piont will be confirmed when the original tickets are picked up from one of our offices.

 

This trip is running all year round according to schedule.

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