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The Good Friday Procession: Afternoon Tour in Zejtun

1. The Good Friday Procession: Afternoon Tour in Zejtun

Known in Maltese as 'Il-Gimgha l-Kbira', or 'the most important Friday of the year', Good Friday is a day of community mourning. In the afternoons, the main towns and villages of the country are transformed into open-air theatres that celebrate the cycle of suffering, death and resurrection. Join thousands of Maltese locals as they watch life-size statues depicting the Passion of Christ, followed by participants dressed up in costumes re-enacting scenes from the Old Testament, from your very own seat at the procession. Accompanied by a local guide and comfortably transferred in an air-conditioned coach, this tour is perfect for those looking to partake in the Good Friday ceremony in an organized way.

Malta: 5-Hour Easter Sunday Tour

2. Malta: 5-Hour Easter Sunday Tour

Easter in Malta is very popular due to the Christian dominance of the island. Families unite for lunch and give out Easter presents. In the morning processions with the statue of Risen Jesus are held in various localities including Zejtun. Here you can enjoy the procession starting at 10 AM. Later on, you will visit the parish church dedicated to St. Catherine. Then, go to the local Bocci Club where you will taste the famous Figolli, filled with almonds and then coated with icing sugar and decorated with colors. A drink of tea or coffee is included. Return back to your hotel at midday.

Zejtun: 8-Hour Luxury Car Tour

3. Zejtun: 8-Hour Luxury Car Tour

Tour through a typical Maltese village, and past the Dingli Cliffs that protected the village of Dingli from pirates. You will also encounter the Magdalena Chapel, which has been standing since 1646. Later. glide past the Verdala Palace, the Clapham Junction cart routes, and the Great Cave. Discover 3 of Malta's top attractions on this half/full day tour. You can 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. Activities in Malta include fishing excursions, photography tours, a harbor cruise, the chance to walk in ancient ruins, and much more. Malta has something for all tastes!

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Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Good tour with interesting information about Malta (specifically, the Easter traditions there)

Our tour guide picked us up in the bus straight from our hotel. While we rode in the bus around the south-east part of the island, she let us know a lot of interesting things about Malta, including the Easter traditions there, and then brought us back to the hotel. Unfortunately, the procession that we had planned to see was cancelled due to rain. However, we had the opportunity to see the pastor bless children's Easter gifts in Zetjun, and afterwards stick around for the beginning of Mass at 11 o'clock. After that we went to the local Boccia club, where we had a bite to eat and got to try Figolla, a special Easter pastry. We would have like to have seen the procession, so we were a little disappointed that we didn't get the chance. But in the end you can't really do anything about it when it rains, and of course the tour provider couldn't do anything to change the situation. It would just be nice if in the future the tour description mentioned that the procession doesn't take place if

Mario was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the area, had a great sense of humor and interacted with everyone. He really enhanced our Easter Procession experience. This is our 2nd activity with Get Your Guide and both have been outstanding. The only thing I'd recommend is let guests know sooner the exact pickup area and time. You won't be disappointed.

Get Your Guide went above and beyond by finding an alternative place for us to attend the Good Friday Procession and we ended up at the ONLY procession on the island! Marita was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Give them a serious look as they have great options!