Guided tour

Malta: Mdina and Rabat Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Malta: Mdina and Rabat Walking Tour

Activity provider: ColourMyTravel
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From US$ 15.65 per person

Take a journey back in time on the Mdina tour, 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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical city of Mdina and stroll through its narrow streets
  • See all the famous Palazzo Falzon and Greeks Gate
  • Marvel at the iconic Mdina Cathedral
  • Learn interesting facts from your guide about the history of Mdina
Full description

Mdina, once the capital city of Malta, has had many names throughout its history, but its medieval name describes it best: "Città Notabile" - the noble city. Built on a plateau in the center of the island, its baroque cathedral and magnificent bastions dominate the skyline. A stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1,000 years, is a must for any visitor to Malta. The area occupied by Mdina has been inhabited since at least the Bronze Age. The Phoenicians and Romans established their own settlements here, but the modern name and layout of the city reflect Arab rule before the Normans firmly established it as the country's capital. Although the construction of Valletta lessened its importance, a strong earthquake in 1693 led to reconstruction and a revival of the city. Since that time, Mdina has changed very little. Walk past the most notable sites in Mdina, including Vilhena Palace, St. Agatha’s Chapel, the Banca Giuratale, the Mdina Cathedral, and much more.

Includes
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Mdina Gate, opposite the playing field

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees are not included
  • Gratitudes are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Having the reach history and wonderful sites of Malta shown and explained by a guide like Matthew is an wonderful experience! He takes so serously his job, but with such a great sense of humour. Explains everything in depth and so interesting that makes you think and come with new questions(which he answer gladely) and you dont know when the time passes and the tour ends. Thank you Matthew!

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March 18, 2022

Clear instructions about where to meet. Matthew the guide was knowledgeable and brought to life the history of the streets, buildings and city, which you wouldn’t know from walking around this beautiful place. Our advice, there is no entry to the buildings mentioned as part of the tour, so Ild suggest do what we did and get there early, visit the churches and Palazzo Falson before doing the tour. They are well worth it!

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October 27, 2019

You will not be picked up and therefore have to plan enough time to get to Mdina. Apparently there used to be a train that could cover the distance from Valetta to Mdina in 30 minutes. This is. unthinkable today due to the many traffic jams. The guide also provided this information.

August 27, 2019

Product ID: 130110