About Us | Contact Us

Home | One Day Tours | Small Group Tours | Shore Excursions | Multi Day Tours | Customised Tours | Accommodation

Click to Book/Make an Enquiry or CALL on + (356) 21 650 486

Return to Special Interest Tours..>

St. Paul's Grotto

San Pawl Milqi


Full day (7/8 hours) tour 'In the Footsteps of St. Paul'
St. Paul's Bay, San Pawl Milqi Chapel, St. Paul's Church,
St. Paul's Grotto, Mdina, St. Paul's Cathedral

As this is a private tour the itinerary below can be customised to your specifications.

Christianity has almost 2000 years of history in Malta. It was brought to the island by no one less than the Apostle Paul in 60 AD. Paul was being taken to Rome to be tried as a political rebel, but the ship was wrecked just of the coast during a very bad storm. The Maltese assisted the crew, St. Paul and others whom where onboard the wrecked ship, they looked after them, fed them and provided shelter for them until they could continue with their journey. According to local tradition, St. Paul preached the gospel of Christianity to the locals, whom at the time where under Roman rule. Even the Governor of the island Publius converted to Christianity and became Malta's first Bishop.

Our tour will take you from the point of the shipwreck which is located in St. Paul's Bay, along the route said to be taken by St. Paul where he preached, where he baptised the first Maltese at San Pawl Milqi Chapel (meaning "St. Paul Welcomed"), to the place where he rested. Paul stayed for several months in the town of Rabat, here we will visit the St. Paul's Grotto, the actual place where the saint is known to have stayed. You will also visit St. Paul's Church in Rabat which overlies the sacred grotto. Our next stop and a short stroll away from Rabat is the old city of Mdina. Mdina, known as Melita during this period was the capital of the island.
We will explore the old city, the quaint alleys and narrow streets, ancient buildings and admire the far reaching magnificent views form the high bastion walls. During our tour of Mdina we will also take a look at the beautiful cathedral which also dedicated to St. Paul and is believed to to stand on the site originally occupied by the residence of Publius, the Governor whom became the first Bishop of Malta.

St. Luke describes the circumstances of the shipwreck and St. Paul's in chapters 27 and 28 of the Acts of the Apostles.

Private Tour Prices & Details
Prices are based on transport size and are not per person. All tour rates include chauffeur driven private transport.

Tour with *English speaking driver only:
210 for 1 to 4 passengers (in a sedan car)
290 for 5 to 6 passengers (in a van)

Tour with driver and *Licensed Tour Guide:
285 for 1 to 3 passengers (in a sedan car)
365 for 4 to 6 passengers
445 for 7 to 8 passengers
525 for 9 to 12 passengers
605 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger groups up to 50

Not Included:
Entrance Fees

Please note that to save time we can include entrance fees. Lunch can also be included on request for larger groups.

35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
From your hotel, airport or residence

*Drivers & Licensed Tour Guides

If you book a tour with an English speaking driver only, your driver can provide you with basic general information but will not accompany you into historical sites, temples, museums or around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu. You will self visit these sites.

If you book a tour with a Licensed Tour Guide your guide will be with you for the FULL tour duration and will provide detailed en route commentary and will also accompany at historical sites, temples, museums and around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu.

Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish languages.

Additional Information
Longer tour versions are available on request, click here for more information.
This tour can be customised to your specifications, click here for more information.

Click to Book/Make an Enquiry