LGBTIQ+ Tours in Malta

Love, Pride, and History in Malta!

Malta's First & Only LGBTIQ+ Queerlor-made Experiences
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A Rainbow of Experiences in Malta!

Welcome to Q Travel Malta! We offer small and private tours exclusively designed for LGBTIQ+ tourists. Discover the island's stunning sights, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage. Our tours provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local scene, ensuring a truly memorable and authentic experience.

We created Q Travel Malta out of our love of three main ingredients, being a queer local, Mediterranean Malta and the interest in our LGBTIQ+ community. Malta has a reputation for being a safe country for LGBTIQ+ travelers; it’s somehow also considered unexplored in the eyes of queer tourists.

Join us and explore Malta together on an unforgettable journey!

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Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

Valletta Queer History Walking Tour

Are you in the mood for an exciting and educational day out? Then we've got just the thing for you! The Valletta Queer History Walking Tour is an incredible way to explore one of Europe's most scenic and walkable cities, Valletta.

What sets this tour apart is that it provides an authentic exploration of Valletta's landmarks and history from the perspective of the LGBTQ+ community. You'll get a unique perspective on the city center, the red light district, and even the outskirts. Your tour guide will provide fascinating details about the LGBTIQ+ cultural heritage that make this city so special.

This tour is perfect for anyone who's interested in learning about history and culture in a new and exciting way. You'll be able to see Valletta in a whole new light, with an uncensored version of the city's history that you won't find in guidebooks.

But what really makes this tour stand out is the fun and friendly atmosphere that your guides provide. You'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. the guide is knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to share they love of Valletta with you.

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€55
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Three Cities: Gays vs. Inquisitor

Embark on an exciting journey through Three Cities and explore hidden queer narratives at the Inquisitor Palace! Our expert guides will lead you through the winding streets, revealing tales of LGBTIQ+ individuals.
Explore the historic landmarks and delve into the intriguing past of the Knights of Malta. In Birgu, within Three Cities, discover the remarkable Inquisitor Palace, where stories of the LGBTIQ+ community's struggles await.
Reflect on the past's complexities and gain insight into our community's reality from the 16th - 18th Century.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

From Stigma to Empowerment: A Women's History Tour of Valletta

Discover the rich history of women in Valletta like never before with our unique walking tour. Join us as we explore the city's must-see places while presenting a different perspective that highlights the important role of women in shaping the city's past and present.

This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women who freely offered non-marital services for private benefits. Discover their struggles, entrepreneurial pursuits, hopes, and dreams as we walk through the streets of Valletta.

As we delve deeper into the hidden stories of women, you'll be transported back in time to learn about their contributions to the city's cultural and economic development. From the pioneering businesswomen who ran their own shops to the fearless activists who fought for women's rights, this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the women of Valletta.

But our tour isn't just informative - it's also fun! With an engaging and knowledgeable guide, you'll enjoy a lively and interactive experience that celebrates the untold stories of women in Valletta. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about the city's history from a feminine perspective. Join us for a walking tour that's both educational and entertaining!

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

Valetta Street Food & LGBTIQ+ History Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable day of exploring, eating, and learning? Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour, where you'll get to experience the city's rich culinary traditions and vibrant LGBTQ+ culture.

Our tour takes you on a journey through Valletta's fascinating history, with a focus on the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As we explore the city's landmarks, including the red-light district and the city center, our knowledgeable guides will share stories of the queer individuals who helped shape Valletta's identity.

But that's not all - we also make plenty of stops along the way to sample delicious local specialties! So make sure to come hungry and be prepared to indulge in some of the city's most mouth-watering street food.

With our friendly and passionate guides leading the way, you'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. And by the end of the day, you'll have a newfound appreciation for Valletta's unique history, as well as a full stomach!

So don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour and discover the city's rich culture and cuisine like never before.

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Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 6

Vino Voyage: Private Mdina and Wine Tasting Experience

On a day trip in Malta, visit the Game of Thrones filming location in Mdina first. Savour a tour of Mdina and finish with a tasting session at the nearby Boutique Wine Estate alone or with your favourite people and a friendly guide.

Mdina, the old Capital City of Malta, is over 4000 years old and has an extensive history. Many interesting people come through its gates, including the apostle Paul. Throughout the years, people have referred to this city in many different ways. You may call it the "Notable City," the "Silent City”, or even "Kings Landing", as the GOT fans would refer to it.

Join us on a walk on the medieval streets of Mdina. Unlike other tours, we'll take you on a trip through time and help you understand all of Mdina's major historical milestones and queer heritage -you won't find this information in your average guidebook! It's a fun way to explore Malta's heart and soul with a licensed queerlor-made tour.

The tour will end near Mdina with a boutique winery, where you can enjoy magnificent views with a few nice glasses of wine and the picturesque old capital city in the background before your driver takes you to your accommodation.

Why choose us?

The only boutique tour company that caters directly to LGBTIQ+ customers in Malta.

Our tour guides and hosts all understand LGBTIQ+ travelers as community members or strong allies. We dug out stories and facts which are queer history related and not known by every tourist guide. We cater to inclusive language and select our suppliers based on their queer friendliness. We also train our suppliers to understand better or guests.

In our tours, LGBTIQ+ people can meet with fellow travelers and contact local community members. We don’t shy away from questions about any of your specific interests. We know our guests are open-minded travelers, and we aim to show them hidden gems combined with must-see sights.

We know who you are

We know our guests are open-minded travellers, and we aim to show them hidden gems combined with must-see sights. We cater to inclusive language and select our suppliers based on their queer friend...

We know our guests are open-minded travellers, and we aim to show them hidden gems combined with must-see sights. We cater to inclusive language and select our suppliers based on their queer friendliness. We also train our suppliers to understand better or guests.

Truly local

We're local in Malta, and we know the place well. Our tour guides all understand LGBTIQ+ travellers as community members or strong allies. We dug out stories and facts which are queer history relat...

We're local in Malta, and we know the place well. Our tour guides all understand LGBTIQ+ travellers as community members or strong allies. We dug out stories and facts which are queer history related and not known by typical tourist guides. We're not part of some huge company that serves tours without soul and passion.

We Queelor-made

We provide small, only adult group tours in Malta that showcase our amazing country sights, beaches, and cultural heritage. We are ready to discuss controversial topics and know the answers to your...

We provide small, only adult group tours in Malta that showcase our amazing country sights, beaches, and cultural heritage. We are ready to discuss controversial topics and know the answers to your questions about everything queer in our islands.

Location

Malta, Europe

Malta, a European gem in the Mediterranean, shines as a leader in LGBTIQ+ rights. Known for its medieval charm, sunny weather, and beautiful beaches, the island warmly welcomes LGBTIQ+ tourists. Whether you're exploring historical sites, getting your tan fixed on a beach during the day or immersing yourself in the lively nightlife, Malta warmly embraces and celebrates diversity.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

The EU Member-state Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, just 20 minutes flight from south of Sicily (Italy). The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino, of which Malta is the largest island.

St Julian’s, Sliema, St Paul’s Bay area and the capital city Valletta are the most frequented resorts by LGBTIQ+ visitors. However, due to the small size of the Maltese archipelago one can easily reach and find entertainment in Qawra and Bugibba too. Travellers looking for a more serene experience will appreciate Marsaxlokk and Mellieha as well as Marsalforn and Xlendi in Gozo.

Malta has a classic Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Is a real all-year-round destination.

During Spring (March, April, and May) average temperatures of around 19°C, while in Summer (June, July, and August) swimming at the beach is a must-do activity with average temperatures of around 31°C.

You don’t have to stop swimming at the beginning of the Autumn (September, October, and November) with temperatures of around 22°C-24°C. Winter (December, January, and February) is the time to take winter walks and enjoy the greenest face of Malta with average temperatures of around 14°C.

Yes. Malta has been named the best in Europe for LGBTIQ+ rights for already seventh time in a row (2022).

Our policy at Q Travel Malta is that we don’t tolerate any form of discrimination, violence (verbal or physical), or sexual harassment, either between travellers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. If you feel that someone is behaving inappropriately while travelling with us, please inform your tour host or tour guide immediately.

There are no official gay beaches in Malta. However, the local LGBTIQ+ community has some preferences when it comes to sunbathing. The most frequently visited ones are Riviera Bay (aka Għajn Tuffieħa), Ġnejna Bay, Mġiebaħ, Pembroke and Ramla Bay on our sister island Gozo.

For Malta, the plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern commonly used e.g., in the UK. Malta operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Yes, Malta’s water is perfectly safe to drink from the tap. However, as it is majorly from desalinated seawater, it tastes unusual to many visitors. Consider the environment and buy preferably glass bottled water or locally produced brands to decrease your environmental footprint.

Wi-Fi is available in several public squares in Malta and Gozo. You should also be able to access roaming data from your phone. Charges vary though so please check with your provider before you visit. Generally, the vast majority of accommodations offer free Wi-Fi.

Your mobile should switch to a local network while you’re here, though charges for calls and data vary. Check with your home provider before your holiday.

Shops are normally open between 9 am and 1 pm and between 4 pm and 7 pm. In tourist areas, many shops remain open from 8 am to 10 pm. Shops are normally closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Most bars and pubs stay open till midnight while nightclubs will be open longer.

You can legally buy and consume alcohol from age 17.

Everybody is welcome; however, smoking is not allowed indoors in public places, including bars, restaurants, buses, cinemas, hospitals and schools.

Public transport (generally means busses) is widely available, however, sometimes very crowded and delays are to be expected. Taxis you see in the street will usually accommodate 3 or 4 people, depending on the size of the taxi. As an alternative, app-based car-hailing services (e-Cabs, Bolt, Uber, etc.) are widely available and work in the same way as home.

We are lefties when it comes to driving, so you should drive on the left, like in Britain and Australia.

There are speed limits of 80 km/h on the open road and 50 km/h in built-up areas unless otherwise indicated on relevant road signs.

Malta’s international phone prefix is +356.

Malta’s currency is the Euro. Card payments are widely accepted.

It is quite common to tip in restaurants, bars, hotels, on tours or in taxis when you receive good service. 10% is a good rule of thumb though most people will be delighted with any amount of tip.

English and Maltese are the official languages of Malta. Italian is also widely spoken mostly by the elder generation and among the members of the Italian diaspora.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. If you’re an EU citizen and coming to Malta, you should also get the European Health Insurance Card before leaving home.

No, officially naked (sun)bathing is not allowed in Malta, but in some less frequented places, one will not be disturbed by the authorities.

According to the Responsible Use of Cannabis Act, adults can legally carry up to 7g of cannabis without the risk of arrest or confiscation. These rules apply to people aged 18 or over. Consumption of cannabis in public areas is not allowed, and the legal distribution framework still needs to be established.

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