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Ancient Malta - Mdina and the Catacombs

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Key facts

Where: Malta , Malta Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • Watch Maltese craftsmen at work in the famous Ta′Qali craft centre
  • Wander through the streets of the medieval capital of Mdina

Overview

Wander through the streets of the medieval capital of Mdina on this tour of Central Malta. With cars and horns banned, it is no wonder that this town has been dubbed the “Silent City.” Once a military garrison, Mdina now boasts large bastions that elicit the view of the city. Catacombs, quintessential to many Southern European cities, promise an eerie flavor to the afternoon.

Enjoy a characteristic lunch and then travel through the Botanic Gardens of San Anton. Finally watch Maltese craftsmen at work in the famous Ta’Qali craft centre. Don’t forget to shop for quaint indigenous products like pieces of pottery or filigree jewelry.

Itinerary

The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel by an air-conditioned luxury coach. A multi-lingual guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Swedish and Norwegian) will accompany you and give you more insights about the tour.

Walk the streets of this medieval town today known as the "silent city" whilst your guide unravels its rich history. Be shown its secretive narrow winding streets to discover its dwarfed doorways, till you reach the city's bastions from where a stunning panoramic view of the island can be seen.

The tour continues with a visit to The Catacombs of St Catald, quintessential to many Southern European cities - the stop will bring an eerie flavor to the afternoon.

The tour continues with a visit to the Dingli cliffs, known as the highest cliffs on the island. From here you can look out to the island of Filfla.

After a lunch break, our final stop will be to the botanic gardens of San Anton, originally the gardens of a palace which once served as a leisure residence for the Grand Master.

The tour will conclude with you being dropped off at your Malta hotel or at Malta's port (tours departing from Gozo) for your ferry back to Gozo, at the other end you will be met by either a taxi/ minibus to be dropped back at your Gozo accommodation.

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Reviews

This tour was well organized, it was nice to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel, would like it better if only one language was spoken rather than having to listen to... Sylvia E Preteau

It was a nice trip with all the specifications and best in the thing we were a small group visited the old city was very beautiful and lunch on this trip were not deliciou .... Rayan Alahmadi

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Tuesday

Duration

8 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am) (Please note tour from Gozo will leave at least 40 minutes earlier to get to the mainland of Malta to meet up with the tour)
Duration: 8 hours

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your Malta/ Gozo accommodation. (Please mention your hotel/ accommodation details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your Malta/ Gozo accommodation.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Ferry Ticket (Adults Only) - For guests staying in Gozo
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian and Swedish & Norwegian)
  • Lunch
  • Catacombs tour of St Catald

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Hotel pick up is available from most Malta hotels, however some Malta hotels have very narrow access streets, if you are staying in one such hotel and it is not possible for a coach to drive to your hotel you will be advised on a pick up point. Pick up point would only be a few minutes away on foot, usually around 200 meters away

The ferry company does not allow us to pre pay ferry tickets for children so the guests would have to buy the ferry tickets for the children themselves

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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