World War II in Malta: Malta at War & Fort Rinella Tour
Proceed by coach for your drive to the Three Cities area. They can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history, as Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua have provided a home and fortress to almost every people who settled on the Islands.
In Vittoriosa, you will be stopped by the Church of Saint Lawrence and a short stroll along the Vittoriosa Marina will take you past the Maritime Museum and also give you an ideal opportunity for photographs.
Here you will visit The Malta at War Museum, which stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the people of Malta and their defenders endured during the Second World War. The Museum is located within the historic ramparts of Vittoriosa, which old city lies at the very heart of the most intensely bombed area during the dark days of the Blitz.
You will then be transferred by coach to Fort Rinella, one of the coastal forts built by the British between the years 1878 and 1886. This particular fort houses an impressive 100-ton gun, which is the world’s largest gun ever built. At Rinella you will have the opportunity to experience the military life as it was in the late 19th century. During this tour you can witness how the monstrous gun worked and how the fort was defended if attacked, as well as watch lively re-enactments of the daily duties and routines performed by the soldiers at the time, all of which will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Lunch is not included in the above excursion. Free time for lunch will be given on this tour.