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Cultural Safari The Real Malta Today

Il-Ħamrun, Malta

Experience hosted by John

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

This is a "photographic street safari" in one of Valletta's most famous suburbs - Hamrun. You will start with a cup of tea or coffee in one of Malta's most famous and historic patisseries and end up in one of Malta's newest wine bars - for a drinks (wine if you are happy with that) and a delicious platter of fresh Maltese cheeses and salads. Participants will explore and photograph as they tour the rich culture of this village - from a gun placement that fired its cannons at French forces occupying Valletta in 1800, to one of the last remaining stations left over from Malta's only train line, to visiting some of Malta's few train remaining shoe makers and bamboo cane artisans, to 1920's shop fronts, to architectural oddities, back streets, and hidden gems. The tour ends with a glass of wine (or two) and a platter of enticing Maltese delicacies in Malta's only Vespa-themed wine bar with a secret room you will want to be photographed in! This is a photographic safari with a difference - seeing Malta's traditional life close up. Street Photography is an opportunity to look at Malta through the eyes of the people on the street. Malta culture from the life of its streets!
Other things to note
This is a walking tour!
"We both thoroughly enjoyed John's photo safari through Hamrun, in fact we were so interested in what we saw on the walk, that we made another trip back to the neighbourhood."
This is a "photographic street safari" in one of Valletta's most famous suburbs - Hamrun. You will start with a cup of tea or coffee in one of Malta's most famous and historic patisseries and end up in one of Malta's newest wine bars - for a drinks (wine if you are happy with that) and a delicious platter of fresh Maltese cheeses and salads. Participants will explore and photograph as they tour the rich culture of this village - from a gun place…

What's included

  • Food
    Tea, coffee (or traditional soft drink)
    A glass of wine (or other) and...

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have a long career in the arts as an educator and innovative leader, in London, Scotland, and Ireland. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of England and was made of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. I led several major arts centres in the UK (Riverside Studios, Watermans Arts Centre, and Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London) and was Director of East 15 Acting School and Dean of Arts Educational Schools London. In 2016 I launched a major photographic arts project - "The Great Book of Malta."

GUEST QUOTE:
"We both thoroughly enjoyed John's photo safari through Hamrun, in fact we were so interested in what we saw on the walk, that we made another trip back to the neighbourhood later in the week. John has thoroughly researched his project, and knows the area and local residents well. It was a fascinating insight."
I have a long career in the arts as an educator and innovative leader, in London, Scotland, and Ireland. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of England and was made of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. I led several major arts centres in the UK (Riverside Studios, Watermans Arts Centre, and Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London) and was Director of East 15 Acting School and Dean of Arts Educational Schools London. In 2016 I launched a major photographic arts project - "The Gr…
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From $57
/ person
Wed, 12 May
$57 per person
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$57 per person

Where you'll be

-Elia (one of the most famous coffee shops in Malta with a 1950s feel)
-Wasp. (Malta's only Vespa-themed wine bar - with vintage Vespas on the walls
- Mile End (once one of Malta's most important shopping streets - with hidden gems still making cane furniture and hand made shoes)
- a traditional bread bakery
-Our Lady of Atocja Chapel, dating to the early 17th century - with cannons used to fire on Napoleon's armies
- Visiting hidden gems
Daniel
August 2020
I highly recommend this great tour of a non touristy area, just outside central Valletta. John is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area, sharing lots of stories and showing us some interesting places. And come hungry, because you get to try a lot of delicious local foods.
I highly recommend this great tour of a non touristy area, just outside central Valletta. John is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area, sharing lots of stories and show…
Peter
August 2020
He adopted the tour to the extrem Heat and it was wonderful! You definitely must come hungry. History and pleasure combined in a great tour by a super friendly guide! Will book again with him
Ekaterina
December 2019
Experience unique et tres original avec John !! Vraiment incroyable! Une simple balade dans un de quartier de Malta se transforme en safari urbain exceptionnel! John m’a fait découvrir la culture maltaise, la cuisine , les endroits uniques , les bars secrets , les magasins ou j’ai pu acheter bcp de souvenirs exceptionnels! Je recommande vivement cette expérience! Vous allez être vraiment surpris!!
Experience unique et tres original avec John !! Vraiment incroyable! Une simple balade dans un de quartier de Malta se transforme en safari urbain exceptionnel! John m’a fait déco…
Sylvain
November 2019
well worth the experience if you are interested in looking behind the touristy curtain. you will spend a simple evening of discovery and conversation while walking through an interesting area of Malta. great moments await you
Linda
November 2019
Very enjoyable time with John and quite surprised to hear all about the history of Hamrun. People were very pleasant in the shops we visited , would recommend the journey .
Wendy
October 2019
Excellent insight into the life in an away from tourist Malta community. Visited some lovely locations and places we would never have known about

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  • Wed, 12 May
    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $57 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera or camera/phone