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Valletta City & Central Highlights Small Group Tour

Type: Exclusive Small Group Tours
Explore Valletta's famous landmarks, visit the iconic Mosta Dome, quaint streets of Rabat, and delve into our medieval period during our visit to Mdina, Malta's old capital.
Valletta City & Central Highlights Small Group Tour
  • Maximum 12 passengers per tour
  • Accompanied by Professional Licensed Guide
  • Including Valletta, Mosta Dome, Rabat & Mdina Medieval City
  • Entrances fees included
  • Try Malta's favourite street food
  • FLEXI Cancellation


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Start at 0900hrs/Return at 1700hrs

Our tour starts near the Tritons Fountain, which is the main place for locals meeting friends before they enter the city, so an appropriate place to meet your guide for a brief intro before we enter into the city. During this tour you will learn about the Order of St. John, otherwise known as the Knights of Malta. In fact, most of the city was built by the Knights'. They were the planners of the auberges, palaces and the magnificent fortifications that you can still see today. We start our walking tour of Valletta at Parliament Square, here will see our modern Parliament building and the old Royal Opera House which was destroyed during WWII. We continue to Castille Place, and the Upper Barraka Gardens. These beautiful gardens offer amazing views of the Grand Harbour. Your guide will point important buildings along Merchants Street as we make our way to the iconic 'Is-Suq', which is the indoor market, then onto St. George's Square which is adorned by the imposing Grand Masters Palace. 

Our walking tour of Valletta ends with a visit to the most important historical monument in Malta, this is the amazing St. John's Co. Cathedral. This Cathedral was the conventual church of the Order of St. John and is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It also features some works from the Italian artist 'Caravaggio', including his largest work 'The Beheading of John the Baptist', which is displayed in the Oratory. 

You will then have some free time for a light lunch/snack in Republic Square aka Victoria Square, here there are a number of cafes including the popular Cafe Cordina.  

After our lunch break we regroup and continue with our afternoon tour. The next part of the tour will take us into the very heart of central Malta. You will visit important landmarks and towns, learn more about the locals everyday life and important historical facts that have influenced the Maltese people to whom they are today.

We start with a visit to the magnificent Mosta Dome church. This is one of the most iconic buildings in Malta with its magnificent dome, considered to be one of the largest unsupported domes in the World. But Mosta Dome is known to locals as the miracle church! During one of the frequent WWII air raids, a bomb pierced the dome, falling inside the church during a service, but failed to explode. The locals hailed this as a miracle. You can see a replica of the bomb during your visit. 

Our next stop is the old town of Rabat. The history of Rabat is linked to the period of the Romans (218 BC to 879 BC) and Saint Paul, who stayed for a short period after being shipwrecked, whilst on his way to be tried in Rome. The locals claim the origins of Maltese Christianity started here when the saint preached to them. During our visit of Rabat your guide will walk you along the main street, which is adorned by typical village architecture. You will see quaint houses with traditional balconies and doors, small local shops, the band club premises and other important aspects of local village and town life. During our short walk your guide will include a brief stop at 'Is-Sirkien', which is the most famous pastizzeria on the island, you will have the opportunity to taste our favourite street food called 'pastizzi'. These are diamond shaped filo pastry parcels filled with mashed peas or ricotto cheese, they are delicous. 

And, as saying goes, "save the best till last". The medieval city of Mdina is our islands pride and joy!. It 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 in 1566 has had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred 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 incredible far reaching views from the high bastion walls.

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

Additional Information

Tour Type & Return Time
This is a Small Group Tour, operating with a maximum of 12 passengers.
The tour will return to Valletta at approx. 1700hrs.
Transport Type
Air-conditioned van
What is Included
Accompanied by an English-speaking professional licensed tourist guide, entrance fees into St. John's Co. Cathedral and Mosta Dome Rotunda. 

Tasting Experience:
This tour includes a tasting experience. Tastings should not be considered as meals. Free time for lunch will be allocated during each tour.  Food allergies: Tastings are authentic experiences, therefore alternatives of the same food or drink items are not available.

Book This Experience

Tour starts at :

€98.00 Adult/Youth
€93.00 Child (under 13yrs)
Total €0.00
Prices Includes
Air conditioned transport
Licensed Tourist Guide
Entrance fees (St. John's Co. Cathedral & Mosta Dome)
Tasting Experience

Not included: