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Discover the remarkable history of the Maltese islands via a private tour to suit you and your group

Take a Tour the Way You Want It

All Dark Malta Tours are available to be booked for private groups. So whether you’re getting your friends together, having a team-building night out, or looking for a memorable way to entertain your clients, a private dark history walking tour is ready and available at your convenience.

But perhaps you want to experience the rich history of the Maltese islands without the dark history side? In that case, book a private and family-friendly tour that covers the general highlights of Malta’s history.

These trips can include visits to Malta’s megalithic temples; standard walking tours of Valletta, Birgu and the ancient city of Mdina; a visit to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk; and a tour around the sleepy charms of the island of Gozo and its stunning citadel, among many other locations.

Get in touch for a quote and take a private tour that’s either dark or light, but will be sure to delight, enlighten and entertain you with all the fascinating stories Malta has to offer.

What to Expect

Choose Your Tour

Book a private dark history tour of your choice, or take a more family-friendly general tour around Malta.

Historic Setting

The tours will take place in various sites around the historical islands of Malta and Gozo, according to your requirements.

Professional Guide

The tour will be conducted by Mario, a licensed tourist guide who has spent years studying Malta's history.

Flexible Access

The tour is suitable for people of average fitness and ability. Please get in touch if you have mobility requirements.

Payments

A deposit will be required to secure your booking, and payment in full must be made on or by the actual tour date.

Contact

Ask for more information or make a booking on +356 99892628 or click the icon above to send an email.

Quotes available upon request

Discover Malta's rich history - your way!

Experience Dark Malta Tours

Hear horrible history stories from around the Maltese islands

The Dark History of Valletta

Come and discover the darker side of Malta’s capital city. Hear of its 16th Century ghosts who threw parties in the 1990s; learn the truth about Valletta’s namesake Jean de Valette; hear how a change of lunch plans led to murder among friars; and discover the hidden meanings of the naked breasts in Valletta’s main square.

Mysteries and Histories of Mdina

Wander through the charming streets of medieval Mdina while hearing of the miraculous ways in which its inhabitants held off their siege invaders; see the exact place where a huge treasure hoard was uncovered; and find out why a woman was once paraded semi-naked on a donkey through Mdina’s streets.

Witchcraft and Blood in Birgu

Birgu is an ancient city where you’ll find stories of magic, curses, and spells. It’s also the site of Malta’s biggest-ever explosion; where heretics were strangled to death; where the Order of St John’s mighty navy was flipped upside down by a tornado; and where ghosts roam the city’s palazzos and forts.

Law Courts of Malta

Stories of the Strange in Valletta

Discover the more unusual stories from Valletta’s past, like the city’s uncomfortable history with poo; the unusual rebels who tried to overthrow the Knights of Malta; the place where the plague of 1813 began; and learn the story of a British Army surgeon who came to Malta while hiding an incredible secret.

The highly-decorated baroque interior of St John's Co-Cathedral

Secrets of St John’s Co-Cathedral

Come learn the secret signs and symbols hidden within one of Tripadvisor’s Top 25 attractions in Europe. Hear stories from the lives of the Knights of Malta and the messages they left for you from beyond the grave; learn the stories behind two incredible Caravaggio paintings; and discover why this unforgettable church is a co-cathedral.

Aerial view of St Catherine's Monastery in Valletta

Mysteries in a Valletta Monastery

Take a tour around the Mysterium Fidei Museum, part of the cloistered St Catherine’s monastery. This intimate tour, held exclusively after hours, will show you around where the nuns live, reveal the truth behind the monastery’s “control rooms” and lead you into the candlelit crypt where you’ll be told of the rituals surrounding its death bed – and more.

A waxwork of a woman with the plague

A Night of Terror in Mdina Dungeons

Take an exclusive guided tour around Mdina Dungeons at night and hear tales of terror and trauma from Malta’s dark past. Examine lifelike displays showing torturers and their butchered victims, witches, plague victims and more, while hearing blood-curdling stories of these brutal, true-life moments from history.

The drawing room of a palazzo

Dark Tales in an Mdina Palazzo

Gain rare access to an exquisite Mdina palazzo and discover strange stories from its fascinating past. You’ll touch a piece of the True Cross as certified by a Pope, see tiny rooms where slaves slept and the place where legend has it a French solider was beaten to death. The tour will end with drinks on either the roof or in the stunning drawing room.

A view of the large, circular Mosta dome basilica. Pic by Tony Hisgett under Creative Commons 2.0

Book a Private Tour

Want to experience the rich history of the Maltese islands? Book a private tour for any of the dark history walks, or for a family-friendly trip covering the highlights of Malta’s past. This can include visits to the megalithic temples, the ancient city of Mdina, the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and the sleepy charms of the island of Gozo.

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