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Mdina, Mosta, Crafts, Valletta Tour

Type: Malta Guided Tours
€50.00
CHILD €42
Tour the old medieval city, admire one of the largest unsupported domes in the world, see the local artisans and explore our 17th-century capital. All in a day!
Mdina, Mosta, Crafts, Valletta Tour
  • Full Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Mosta Dome entrance included
  • Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide in English, Spanish & Russian languages
  • ***When 2 adults book this tour, €4 will be discounted from the next tour you book***

Available

On Tuesday throughout the year

Important Update
This tour is currently operating at reduced capacity to ensure passenger health safety. To guarantee your place early bookings are highly recommended.

Times

Depend on your pick up/drop off point;
Starting at 0830hrs - 0910hrs
Return at 1630hrs - 1730hrs
This tour includes some of Malta's popular attractions in one day and we start our tour with a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. It is probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of its large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors, the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.
 
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old airfield is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.
 
We continue to the medieval city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls. 
 
In the afternoon we proceed to the capital, Valletta. During our visit of Valletta, our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open-air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner. We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the mains streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. During our visit to Valletta, you will have free time for lunch and/or you may decide to internally visit the magnificent Cathedral which is also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures.

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
Full-Day Tour
Returning at 1630hrs - 1730hrs depending on your drop off location
What is Included
Transport, accompanied by a *licensed tour guide, Mosta Dome entrance included

Lunch is not included in the tour rate, free time will be allocated

*This tour is offered in various languages, therefore your tour guide may deliver commentary in more than one language
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Prices
€50.00 Adult
€42.00 Child (5yrs to 12yrs)
€0.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
Total €0.00
Price Includes
Pick up/Drop off
Tour transport accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide
St. John's Co. Cathedral, Mosta Dome entrance fees

Lunch is not included in the tour rate, free time will be allocated