We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour

Select Date and Travellers
US$ 17.01
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Meet your local guide, also acting and playing a roguish Corsair from Valletta’s past in front of the majestic Auberge De Castille, and at 19.00 set off on your-2 hour walking tour as we delve back into the time of the Knights of St. John!  

    Licensed Piracy and its significant connection with Valletta. Who was involved? How did it work, at what deadly price? And much more…will form the basis of our story, in a journey where you literally “Get Rich or Die Trying”!

    Follow your entertaining and informative guide whilst admiring the superb Baroque architecture of each location you stop by, such as Auberge De Castille, Auberge D'Italie , the Old Courthouse , the Grand Master’s Palace and many more especially along Merchants Street.           

    More importantly is the intrigue following each location’s secret past. A history kept-hidden, that even many locals don’t know about! Witness in awe at the bloody events, pleasures of the flesh, crafty and fiendish schemes which took place at these locations!

    You’ll also laugh and giggle, as your corsair guide recruits potential corsairs (or victims) from your group to involve them in real life scenarios…sometimes at the point of his pistol, though mostly voluntary :)  

    Half-way through the tour…. You will have time for a quick refreshment or a restroom break during a 10 to 15 minutes short break at the Valletta Food Market. Afterwards, follow your guide as we explore off-beaten parts and locations of Valletta (missed out by most visitors and tours), and learn about promiscuity gone wild and events which changed the world!

    Finally, hear our epic final story as we conclude with a spectacular view by the bastions overlooking the Grand Harbour and the equally important Three Cities!

    After your 2 hour tour , you'll have either started or finished your holiday in Malta with a BANG with numerous tales and to keep you discussing our Corsair Island over a bottle of wine…or perhaps rum!  Definitely the Ideal tour for you if you’re looking for something different and special!

    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kastilja, Valletta, Malta
    Return Details
    45 Lvant, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
    • Local tour guide with over 12 years experience as a professional guide
    • Guide dressed as a "Corsair"
    • All stories are based on actual individuals and events.
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food & Drinks . (Although there will be chance to a buy a drink during the short restroom break halfway during the tour)
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to the nature of our tales and content - Minimum age is 16 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions (except extreme) , please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Traveller rating
    • 17
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    My husband booked this walking tour as part of our wedding anniversary stop over in Valletta. We have stopped in Valletta a couple of times but we learnt so much about places we have walked past previously, on this 2 hour tour with Chris aka Shandru. We were the only people
    Read more
    Response from RealMaltaTours, Chris - Co-founder and guide at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Ahoy dear Jeanette, was awesome to have you with us on your anniversary stop! We managed to navigate fairly through the weather :) Proper corsairs all of us hehe and I'm thrilled to see that you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks so much for the review. Aye, your grandchildren are always welcome on board to learn the corsair trade! :) All the best!
    Read more
    I visited Malta with my adult son, who is, usually, not fond of guided tours, so I tried to find something exceptional to get him interested, and - yes! - this corsair tour was absolutely brilliant! We were lucky to have it all for ourselves - as it happen no other guests booked
    Read more
    Response from RealMaltaTours, Chris - Co-founder and guide at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Fantastic that you're pleased with bringing your son the right tour ;) I guess that tour was made for you, very good choice and also timing :), I truly enjoyed your company as well as your son. Champions! Aye that night, in particular, was exceptionally busier than normal, as if the corsair vessels had came back from plundering, luckily the noisy people weren't the corsairs of our story though hehe. Appreciate greatly your recommendation and review, give my best regards to your son! All the best
    Read more
    This whole experience was fantastic, from the very funny back and forth emails with Giacomo when booking from England before we went (thanks also for the many helpful tips for things to do and see on the Maltese islands, many of which we ended up doing), to the evening itself
    Read more
    Response from RealMaltaTours, Giacomo - Co-Founder at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 28 Jul 2019
    Ahoy there dear Geoff, I see the fair winds bring us in contact again :) Thanks Geoff for being a champion throughout our email chat , with Chris on the tour and may I truly gratefully say with your awesome review! :) Oh yes we may be small, but our real history is a very complex one indeed. Music to our ears that you enjoyed yourselves and ...had lots of fun too...... history should be. All the best matey! Glad you enjoyed our tips. Cheers
    Read more
    if you’re in valetta, I’d definitely recommend this! it was the best evening of our holiday as it was both interesting and humorous. our guide, Chris, was very enthusiastic about the tour so learning about the interesting history of Corsairs was made easy! my dad and I went
    Read more
    Response from RealMaltaTours, Giacomo - Co-Founder at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Speechless.................. :) You made my weekend dear Milly. So honoured that it was the best evening of your holiday and that we managed to leave a fantastic memory of our tiny Malta and its history ...on your first visit to our island:) Best regards to your dad Geoff who I truly enjoyed communicating with via email. All the best dear friends. Safe travels
    Read more
    Really enjoyed the tour whilst learning interesting facts about our country. The kids loved participating too.. Would definitely recommend it! Xandru, you are the best! :)
    Read more
    Response from RealMaltaTours, Chris - Co-founder and guide at LICENSED TO STEAL - Valletta Walking Tour
    Responded 1 Jul 2019
    Xandru is nothing without you guys and the amazing little pirates,( I mean kiddos) you entrusted us to educate and entertain:) Loved every second of this special kids' version of our tour. Proper Champions. Cheers for your review and your kinds words. Have a pleasent day!
    Read more
    Key Details
    • Real Malta Tours
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999