Tour guide and Driver Guide in Malta and Gozo for Hotel or Cruise Liner visitors.  A quality personalised service aimed at the tourist interested in History - Megalithic Temples and Knights' Palaces, Forts and more - such as the British legacy.... and our way of life today.

 "One of the difficult things for a tourist to remember was

that a city was just another city,

not a theme park

set in place for his personal amusement." 

                                                                                                                     (RED RABBIT - Tom Clancy)

MERHBA !  -  Welcome !   My job is Guiding Visitors around the real Malta and Gozo -  to help them discover what makes this small nation-state so unique.

  

With Elena Paparizou and the Greece Eurovision 2005 team  outside Mdina

Profile                                                        

My name is Vincent DeBono and I am from the Island of Malta G.C.. situated in the very heart of the Mediterranean        

                        

I qualified as a Tour Guide in 1990. After a ten-year career in the Civil Service, I joined the private sector, spending a total of four years working in  Destination Management Firms. Since graduating from the University of Malta Guides' Course, I have taken thousands of people from Students to Ambassadors, Journalists and Photographers to Tour Operators on Study Visits, around the well known sites and other places off the beaten track.  I have worked on a Freelance basis for various Embassies, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Malta Tourism Authority, The Ministry for Culture, English Language Schools and firms such as OTS/Elderhostel (US), Grand Circle (US), Thomson (UK), Intelekta (Slovenia), Studiosus (Germany) etc. and 5*hotels like the Hilton and Intercontinental.

Elected President of the Maltese Guides' Association,  I served the two year term.  Was also chosen to represent Various Tourism Entities on the Human Resources and Support Services Directorate of the Malta Tourism Authority.

 

Few people know that after Rome and Jerusalem,  Malta has the highest concentration of heritage sites. 

........And few people know that a thousand years after our Prehistoric Temples were built... the Egyptians started on their Pyramids.

And even fewer know that all these places of interest are so easily accessible without long trips from base.  Malta is roughly the size of the Isle of Wight (UK) or the old West Berlin,  and is situated about 60 miles (90Km) from Sicily and 180 miles (290Km) from the Tunisian coast.........

.....and yet, Malta's role in History means that you can find remains dating from 5600 to 60 years old practically within sight of each other.  This rich diversity makes my job as a Tour Guide both very demanding and interesting, and ultimately very rewarding.

My favourites are the Knights' period - for the sheer wealth of remains still visible around us such as their Fortifications.  But I also take particular interest in the "immediate history" of World War 2 in which Malta played a pivotal role.  I am greatly fascinated by some of my clients' accounts of their participation in this momentous event, especially if it had direct relevance to my country.

Contact Information

Mobile Telephone    +356 7944 8771              
 
Electronic mail            info@guideinmalta.com
 
 
Private 
                                                                        

Married to Ruth, we have two boys - Matthew and Daniel.   We live in Malta's largest

town called Birkirkara which is  situated half-way between the old Capital city of Mdina

and the new (1566) Capital City - Valletta.  

 

 


 

 

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