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Mdina & Highlights Of Malta Full Day Tour Including Lunch

Mdina & Highlights Of Malta Full Day Tour Including Lunch

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Take a full-day tour of central Malta and discover its history and culture. Visit Malta's old capital city, Dingli Cliffs, Mosta Church and the Crafts Village of Ta' Qali.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from hotels in Malta only (Not Gozo or Comino hotels)


  • Stroll through the "Silent City" of Mdina
  • Walk on the ramparts of Mdina and take in the view across the island
  • Visit the St. Cataldus Catacombs in Rabat
  • Admire majestic views overlooking Dingli Cliffs
  • Visit Mosta Church, boasting the 3rd-largest dome in Europe
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Experience some of Malta’s most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided tour.

Start by visiting the medieval city of Mdina, renowned for its palaces and fortifications, medieval and baroque architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1000 years. Leaving Mdina through the ‘Greeks Gate’, proceed towards St. Cataldus Catacombs, located in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. This site represents some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. Head next to the Dingli Cliffs on Malta’s western coast. At around 253 metres above sea-level, these cliffs are the highest point of the Maltese islands. Admire the views of terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the uninhabited small island of Filfla as its backdrop. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens in Attard, where the president of Malta has his official residence in the palace. Walk along the pathways surrounded by fountains and ponds which are inhabited by water birds and turtles. See a variety of trees and flowers from around the world The tour then proceeds to the famous crafts village of Ta' Qali. See traditional glass blowers, potters, and jewelers working on their crafts, forming elaborate glass art pieces using the ancient glassblowing technique.

Browse a vast selection of authentic goods made by local artisans and craftsmen such as paintings, Maltese lace, gold, silver and filigree jewellery, leather goods, furniture, ceramics, and ornamental glass. This is the perfect place to pick up some high-quality locally-made souvenirs. The tour ends with a visit to the Mosta Church, commonly known as the Rotunda of Mosta or the Mosta Dome. Built in the 19th century and modelled on Rome's Pantheon, it has one of the largest unsupported domes in the world.

  • Guided tour
  • Lunch
  • 1 glass of wine
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sites
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from/at hotels in Malta only (Not Gozo or Comino hotels)
  • Tips
  • Beverages other than those mentioned
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 79 reviews

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The day was busy but enjoyable. There was a little confusion initially about pick up times, as texts and emails contained differing information, however a request for confirmation of the correct time was responded to promptly. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and took great care to ensure that everyone was in the right place at the right time and that no one was overlooked. A little more time at the last two stops would have been good, however afternoon time constraints were probably unavoidable as some participants had booked a half day and some were doing the full day.

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September 14, 2022

It was a very professional guide who spoke very good English and, not least, was well versed in the material. The only complaint could perhaps be that there were a lot of us on a lot of buses, so it got a little crowded at the various attractions. But otherwise a trip worth recommending.

August 7, 2022

although we encountered some negative aspects (late pick up of 45min, mediocre lunch and guide explaining both in French and Italian, make the explanation a little more difficult to follow, on the whole we were satisfied with the tour. to visit all the main attractions calmly, avoiding long journeys by public transport

July 26, 2022

Product ID: 15610