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
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
St. Luke describes the circumstances of the shipwreck and St.
Paul's in chapters 27 and 28 of the Acts of the Apostles.
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
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
Longer tour versions are available on request,
for more information.
This tour can be customised to your specifications,
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