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Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

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46 reviews

Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

From $37.51 per person

Discover of three of Malta's top attractions on this half-day tour. Enjoy a guided visit to the famous Church of St. Mary in Mosta, browse local handicrafts in the village of Ta' Qali, and explore the ancient city of Mdina.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up service is provided to all hotels on Malta.

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the impressive dome of the Church of St. Mary
  • Stroll the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways of Mdina
  • Shop for souvenirs in Ta'Qali
  • Admire the breathtaking panoramic view from the bastion of Mdina
  • Watch local artisans at work in Ta'Qali
Full description
Visit three of Malta's most distinct attractions on this half-day tour in the heart of the island. Explore the town of Mosta and stop in at the Church of St. Mary, which features one of the largest domes in the world. On April 9, 1942 a German bomb pierced the dome and fell among a congregation of more than 300 people, but did not explode. The event has become legendary, with many regarding it as a miracle. A replica of the bomb can be seen in the church's sacristy. Then visit the nearby village of Ta'Qali, where a former British military outpost has been converted into handicraft workshops. Here you can watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver filigree jewelery, and carving local limestone. Finish with a visit to Mdina, Malta's ancient capital and one of the world's best medieval fortifications. Admire panoramic views of the entire Maltese landscape, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral ̶ built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met St. Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation
  • Services of an expert local guide
  • Entrance to Mosta Church
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • When entering the cathedral, you are requested to cover your arms and not to wear shorts or skirts that are too short.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Very quick visit to Mostra Church, then some craft shops ( ok if you are into that), then onto M'dina for an hour and a quarter. Doesn't sound long but it really is plenty of time to see this charming place. Leave the guide to explore yourself ( guided tour definitely not needed- place is tiny and impossible to get lost), and you would even have time to have a meal there. Guide was great, pick up OK. Good value and back in Valetta at 2pm.

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October 17, 2019

The church of Mosta as well as the glass blowing and silver jewelry were very nice destinations. Mdina totally impressive. However, I found the entire tour was a bit rushed. I would have liked a little more time in Mdina to enjoy the city and to visit more there. Instead, you felt a bit like being chased. It was a shame.

October 15, 2019

4 stars.

I like the trip, but it was to short. Mosta Church - beautiful, but too short. A bit mess, no time for photos. Visit in Craft Village was so fast and without any information how everything works. We were also in the silver shop what is unnecessary. Mdina - too short walk with guide. I think trip to Silent City should be longer.

June 22, 2019

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