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Mdina, Mosta & Crafts Tour
This tour includes some of central
Malta's highlights and our first stop includes 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 it's 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 air field 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.
Our final visit is 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 tranquility 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.
At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.
Price €32.00 per person
All year-round on Wednesday
Half Day Tour
Accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide
*Licensed Tour Guide & Tour Language
Licensed Tour Guide. Available in 5 languages - English, German,
French, Italian, Spanish.
Your choice of
language is guaranteed, however in case of shared language tours the
guide will provide the commentary in more than one language.
Tour Pick Up Point:
Starting at approx. 0900hrs depending on your
pick up location.
The tours pick up from most
hotels or a conveniently located pick up point close to the hotel. Therefore you can stay
at a hotel of your choice.
For passengers staying in Valletta, the
pick up point is at the Phoenicia Hotel which is located just outside the main city entrance, next to the bus terminus.
If you want to join the tour but you are staying in private
accommodation which is not located in one of the main towns or resorts
it is advisable to contact
us to make sure that it is possible.
How to Book
If you would like to book this tour only
to book via our partner website.
If you would like to include this tour in a multi day customised