Guided tour

Malta: Mdina, Dingli Cliffs and San Anton Botanical Gardens

Guided tour

Malta: Mdina, Dingli Cliffs and San Anton Botanical Gardens

From US$ 33.62 per person

Explore the medieval city of Mdina, enjoy panoramic views from the Dingli Cliffs, and wanter through 17th-century botanic gardens on this half-day tour.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
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  • Admire the magnificent medieval city of Mdina
  • Enjoy breath-taking views from Dingli Cliffs, the highest point of Malta
  • Take a stroll around the beautiful San Anton Gardens
Full description

You start by visiting the ancient Medieval city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces and fortifications, medieval and baroque architecture, and ancient heritage. This majestic city is unquestionably one of the island's most evocative destinations. Serving as the island's capital city from antiquity till the medieval period, Mdina is truly an enchanting city! A stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1000 years, is a must for anyone visiting the Maltese islands. It is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Explore this historic city with an experienced local guide and delve into the rich past of the city as you explore its medieval streets. Take a journey back in time admiring the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city’s unique mix of medieval and baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leaving Mdina through the ‘Greeks Gate’ you proceed to Dingli Cliffs, located off the village of Dingli on Malta’s western coast, at around 253 metres above sea-level. These cliffs represent the highest point of the Maltese islands. The cliffs propose a majestic sight; the views overlooking the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the uninhabited small island of Filfla on its backdrop, are truly breath-taking! Given their impressive height the cliffs can be considered as natural forts, since no attacker can approach the island from the west. Perched on the edge, marking the highest point on the Maltese islands, is a gorgeous tiny chapel built in 1646, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. The tour ends with a visit to the San Anton Botanical Gardens, located in the village of Attard. These beautiful gardens were built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence; San Anton Palace, which is located at the perimeter of the gardens and which today serves as the residence of the Maltese President. Open to the public since 1882 the gardens have several pathways surrounded by fountains and ponds which are inhabited by families of ducks, swans, peacocks, peahens and turtles and encompass a large variety of trees and flowers from around the world, including a variety of palm trees, cypress, jacarandas, araucarias and other exotic plants, some of them over three centuries old. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All transportation in an air-conditioned bus or coach
  • Licensed guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The time shown on the website/your voucher is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your Hotel or meeting point.
  • Your pick-up time and pick-up location will be communicated to you by e-mail 1 or 2 days after you have made your booking, if you do not receive the e-mail or you would like to reconfirm your pick-up information, please contact the tour operator by e-mail on
  • The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances, the commentary might be provided by a multilingual guide (limited to a maximum of 2 languages).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

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This tour is good. You start at the gardens and get a short tour and then some free time. Then off to the cliffs for 15-20 minutes for a few pictures and finally to Mdina where you get a tour and then free time. Since this is just the half day tour I opted to stay behind in Mdina the rest of the day and skip the transport home as I wanted to wander around a bit more

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March 8, 2023

Well organised with different pick up points merging with bigger groups to offer the tour in your chosen language. Good, informative guide. Nice places to visit; would have liked longer at each stop in order to get something to eat or chill a bit longer but it was only a half day tour so couldn’t really expect more. Recommended.

February 28, 2023

Brilliant guide throughout. Sandra was very lively and made sure to give us enough information about all the places we visited. We experienced a bit of everything and were transported back in history with every step into Medina. Amazing day, would definitely recommend to others and will surely do it again should we return.

January 6, 2023

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