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Ancient Malta - Mdina and the Catacombs

  • When does it run?
    Tuesday
  • 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
  • Duration
    8 hours
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

Key Highlights

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

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.

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

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your Malta/ Gozo accommodation.

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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 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

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

Customer Reviews

  • Ancient Malta - Mdina and the Catacombs
    Sylvia E Preteau, Canada 05/03/2013
  • Mdina and the Catacombs
    Rayan Alahmadi, Saudi Arabia 04/16/2011

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