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Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

1. Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Experience some of Malta's most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided group tour. Discover the medieval city of Mdina, St. Cataldus Catacombs, and Mosta Rotunda. Stroll through the San Anton Botanical Gardens, take in sea views from Dingli Cliffs, and buy glass from local craftspeople. After hotel pickup, start your tour with the ancient city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces, fortifications, architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through the narrow streets of the island's old capital, taking in one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Take a journey back in time, as the streets have not changed much in the last 1,000 years. Admire 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. Leave Mdina through the Greeks Gate. Head to St. Cataldus Catacombs, in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. Discover the catacombs, which were originally a Punic burial shaft, and some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. See graves that are beautiful examples of canopied tombs and others hewn in the rocks. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, off the village of Dingli on Malta's western coast, the highest point of the Maltese island at around 253m above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views over the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the small uninhabited island of Filfla. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens, built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence: San Anton Palace, located at the perimeter of the gardens, now serving as the residence of the Maltese President. Next, stop at the Ta' Qali Craft Village, a former British Royal Air Forces wartime airfield restored into a local artisan hub. Watch local craftsmen form elaborate glass art using ancient glassblowing techniques. Get some genuine locally made mementos to remind you of your visit to Malta. End your tour with Malta's largest church, the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Mosta Rotunda or Mosta Dome. Built between 1833 and the 1860s to Neoclassical designs, the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome. Discover its dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, return to your hotel.

Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

2. Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

From Valletta: Private Malta Highlights Tour with Transfer

3. From Valletta: Private Malta Highlights Tour with Transfer

Gain a comprehensive overview of Malta on this full-day tour of the island's natural and cultural landmarks, with round-trip transfer ensuring a hassle-free trip. Tick off top sights, such as the Blue Grotto and Mosta Parish, and discover hidden gems including the Popeye movie set and the medieval city of Mdina . Receive personalized attention from your private guide, plus plenty of complimentary tasters of Malta's natural produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs and the sea below at Dingli Cliffs, Malta's highest altitude point. Discover the mysterious capital of Malta, Valletta Walk through and discover the beauty of Mdina as we take you through its history and your stop for lunch here as well. Visit one of the most famous and spectacular beaches in Malta known as Golden Bay Receive personalized attention and knowledge from your private local guide from start to finish

Malta By Night - Valletta, Birgu, Mdina & Mosta

4. Malta By Night - Valletta, Birgu, Mdina & Mosta

Malta is beautiful at any time of day but at night it takes on a magic of its own. We will take you for an evening drive through history. We will explore our baroque Capital City of Valletta, and see what it has to offer during the night. We then visit the mysterious medieval streets of Birgu (Vittoriosa), one of the Three Cities, then we head to the 16th century fortified city of Mdina, ‘The Silent City’, for an illuminative little walk or drive through its area, the limits of Rabat. Last but not least, we proceed to the centre heart of Malta, Mosta. Its renowned for the Basilica, also known as ‘The Rotunda’. During summer nights, it will be beautifully lit up, especially in August when the local feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated. Pick up and Drop off from Hotel/Location is included.

Mosta: City Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

5. Mosta: City Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

You can start your tour at any time between 10:30 hrs. and 15:30 hrs., giving you complete freedom to organize your day. You will be welcomed by our receptionist as soon as you arrive at the reception desk within the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Rotunda of Mosta), who will provide you with all the necessary information and suggestions to make the most out of your visit. At the reception desk, you will be guided on how to download our mobile phone app. which you will be using during your tour. You will start your tour by visiting the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, often called the Mosta Dome or the Rotunda of Mosta, a Roman Catholic parish church and minor Basilica situated in the centre of the hamlet. The current church, which was built between 1833 and 1860 to neoclassical designs and is modelled after the Pantheon in Rome, is Malta's largest church and is renowned for having the third-largest unsupported dome in the world! Then proceed to explore an underground World War II air-raid shelter and relive the hardships that the Maltese people had to endure during the relentless bombing of the islands throughout World War II. The complex also boasts an exhibition of tools and implements related to old trades and a photo exhibition about Malta during World War II. The first part of the tour (the visit to the Rotunda of Mosta and the World War II air-raid shelter) is at leisure and therefore not assisted by a live guide. You will be provided with a mobile phone app. and printed material in several languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish), which will help enhance your experience. Assisted by one of our team members, you will then stroll through Mosta's historic streets admiring the architecture, splendour and beauty of this charming village while also visiting some places of interest with exclusive access available only during this tour. You will visit the Markiz Mallia Tabone Farmhouse, a Mosta farm that was converted into a cultural hub housing a variety of permanent exhibits about the Maltese heritage, folklore, and contemporary arts, as well as various other seasonal or temporary exhibitions that are displayed throughout the year. You will also visit the Speranza Chapel, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hope, located in the beautiful “Wied il-Għasel” (also known as Mosta Valley), a gorgeous chapel which was built in the year 1761 and home to a very interesting legend. During your walk, we will provide you with a booklet in different languages explaining the significance of each point of interest, and through the mobile phone app. you can also listen to the information in several languages. Enjoy a delightful buffet meal at the DOME Visitors Centre where you will sample various Maltese specialties in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

From Rabat: Mdina and Mosta Private Food Tour

6. From Rabat: Mdina and Mosta Private Food Tour

Gain insight into the country's history and culture on this guided tour of Mdina, Rabana, and Mosta. Venture through the cities stopping by important buildings and landmarks while tasting Maltese cuisine. After meeting your guide in front of the historic town of Rabat, start exploring the town and the old customs and culture that still remain. Sample some traditional Maltese street food. Take a private guided walk in Mdina, the mystical old capital of Malta. Learn about the historical significance of Mdina and the cultural secrets it holds. Stop at key highlights such as St.Paul's Cathedral, St.Agatha's Church, the main gate of Mdina, and the bastions. After a quick drive to the nearby town of Mosta, marvel at the largest church in Malta, the Mosta Dome. Take in the neoclassical architecture of the 19th-century structure, and learn about its history. Last but not least, sample a typical Maltese dinner in one of the most famed restaurants in Mosta. Enjoy your three-course meal with two glasses of wine. At the end of the night, you'll be transferred back to Mdina.

From Mosta: City Highlights Tour of Mosta with Buffet Lunch

7. From Mosta: City Highlights Tour of Mosta with Buffet Lunch

You can start your tour at any time between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., giving you complete freedom to organize your day. You will be welcomed by our receptionist as soon as you arrive at the reception desk within the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Rotunda of Mosta), who will provide you with all the necessary information and suggestions to make the most of your visit. At the reception desk, you will be guided on how to download our mobile phone app. which you will be using during your tour. You will start your tour by visiting the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, often called the Mosta Dome or the Rotunda of Mosta, a Roman Catholic parish church and minor basilica situated in the centre of the hamlet. The current church, which was built between 1833 and 1860 to neoclassical designs and is modelled after the Pantheon in Rome, is Malta's largest church and is renowned for having the third-largest unsupported dome in the world! Then proceed to explore an underground World War II air-raid shelter and relive the hardships that the Maltese people had to endure during the relentless bombing of the islands throughout World War II. The complex also boasts an exhibition of tools and implements related to old trades and a photo exhibition about Malta during World War II. The first part of the tour (the visit to the Rotunda of Mosta and the World War II air-raid shelter) is at leisure and therefore not assisted by a live guide. You will be provided with a mobile phone app. and printed material in several languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish), which will help enhance your experience. Assisted by one of our team members, you will then stroll through Mosta's historic streets, admiring the architecture, splendour, and beauty of this charming village while also visiting some places of interest with exclusive access available only during this tour. You will visit the Markiz Mallia Tabone Farmhouse, a Mosta farm that was converted into a cultural hub housing a variety of permanent exhibits about the Maltese heritage, folklore, and contemporary arts, as well as various other seasonal or temporary exhibitions that are displayed throughout the year. You will also visit the Speranza Chapel, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hope, located in the beautiful “Wied il-Għasel” (also known as Mosta Valley), a gorgeous chapel that was built in the year 1761 and is home to a very interesting legend. During your walk, we will provide you with a booklet in different languages explaining the significance of each point of interest and through the mobile phone app. you can also listen to the information in several languages. Enjoy a delightful buffet meal at the DOME Visitors Centre, where you will sample various Maltese specialties in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

Small Group: Valletta and Central Highlights Tour

8. Small Group: Valletta and Central Highlights Tour

The tour begins near the Tritons Fountain, where locals meet friends before entering the city. The tour focuses on the Order of St. John, also known as the Knights of Malta, who were the planners of most of the city's buildings and fortifications. The walking tour starts at Parliament Square, where you will see the modern Parliament building and the old Royal Opera House, which was destroyed during WWII. The tour continues to Castille Place and the Upper Barraka Gardens, offering stunning views of the Grand Harbour. The tour then proceeds with a visit to St. John's Co. Cathedral, the most important historical monument in Malta, featuring works by Italian artist Caravaggio, including his largest work, 'The Beheading of John the Baptist'. After lunch, you will have free time to explore Republic Square, also known as Victoria Square, where there are several cafes, including Cafe Cordina. The next part of the tour takes you into central Malta, visiting important landmarks and towns, learning about local life, and historical facts that have influenced the Maltese people. The Mosta Basilica, one of the most iconic buildings in Malta, is known as the miracle church due to its miraculous dome. During a WWII air raid, a bomb pierced the dome, falling inside the church during a service but failed to explode, leading to the legend of the bomb. Rabat, the old town, is linked to the period of the Romans (218 BC to 879 BC) and Saint Paul, who stayed for a short period after being shipwrecked. The locals claim that the origins of Maltese Christianity started here when the saint preached to them. The tour includes a brief stop at 'Is-Sirkien', the famous pastizzeria on the island, where you can taste the delicious 'pastizzi', diamond-shaped filo pastry parcels filled with mashed peas or ricotta cheese. Mdina, the medieval city of Malta, is the pride and joy of the island. Built on a plateau in the centre of the island, Mdina has been known as Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (after Valletta was built), and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). The only way to truly experience Mdina is on foot, exploring its quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings, and breath-taking views from the high bastion walls.

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4.3
(92 reviews)

The trip was really enjoyable. Perhaps a bit strenuous for those of us over 70 since we walked a lot, but all in all a very informative and enjoyable trip. Our guide Jackie was a native of Malta and very knowledgeable about Malta's history. Her English was excellent and the only language used on our trip. She did a super job. The lunch, which was a three course meal included on our trip, was surprisingly good. In Mostar we really didn't have much free time to explore the city for ourselves. The tour is well organized, and like so many tours runs like a well oiled machine, but worth the money.

And I really enjoyed the day trip. In a short time we had seen a lot and learned new things about Malta. Very exciting and super organized. Our tour guide was great, she did a really great job. Another big compliment! Only the lunch wasn't great (but we didn't expect anything else). Otherwise, the tour is definitely recommended for someone who wants to see a lot in a short time :)

I was given a warm welcome and was really well looked after and informed the whole time! We stopped to take photos and Shaun, my driver, drove absolutely calmly and sensibly! Simply a great evening and saw some really beautiful places :)

perfect for a first day ever in Malta. Good variety and excellent guide who gave plenty of varied info about Malta

Thank you to Jennifer for a fantastic day. She was very polite and very knowledgable