Meet Us

Vicky and Clive met though their professional guiding work at Heritage Malta and have been married together since 2014. They both enjoy nature, admire history and culture, and share a keen passion for world travel. Whilst on holiday they always seek the best and most authentic travel experiences through meeting and getting to know the locals. As tourists seek them in Malta, whilst travelling they also look for local tour guides like themselves, to help them make the most of their leisure time and get them off the beaten track.

It is actually this personal experience which makes their work as Malta’s Private Guides so authentic, valuable and rewarding for their clients. Vicky and Clive look forward to hosting you soon and showing you all that the beautiful Maltese islands have to offer.

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Victoria Cortis (nee Bezzina)

Vicky was born in the north east of Malta in the typical quaint village of Gharghur. She studied at the Malta Institute of Tourism Studies and has obtained her tourist guide licence in 2005. She previously worked as an official heritage Malta museums guide and at the same time also has held the position of Guest Relations Officer at St James Cavalier, Malta’s Centre for Creativity in Valletta. Vicky regularly holds informative and entertaining tours for children on school trips, foreign language students, individual tourists and cruise liner visitors. She has also guided important delegations of business people, ministers and other dignitaries. Vicky works in various aspects of the tourism industry including step-on guide, silent guide, tour manager, itinerary planner, language interpreter, and airport host.She often offers theme ideas to tour operators and travel agencies. Recently, she participated
in a tourism-related EU funded project, consisting of an intensive course equivalent to the level of a Diploma in Tourism Management.

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Clive Cortis

Clive Cortis

Clive Cortis has worked at Heritage Malta, the national agency for cultural heritage in Malta, for most of his adult life and has been a licensed tourist guide since 2004. In this role he often works on contract with the Malta Tourism Authority to guide visiting journalists and tour operators around the Maltese islands. Many of these tours have resulted in excellent coverage for Malta on international newspapers, magazines and websites, and also formed the basis for several documentaries and tour itineraries organized by private tourism companies including some of the largest cruise line operators.
Clive Cortis was brought up in Cospicua, one of the three cities around the Grand Harbour. His passion for Maltese heritage and culture was born in his childhood and nurtured through studies and his employment at Heritage Malta, where he is in constant contact with all heritage sites and museums.

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