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& Mdina Half Day - 4 hour tour
Cospicua, Vittoriosa/Birgu (historical centre/Collacchio), Mdina Medieval City.
We start our tour with a visit to the
oldest part of the Grand Harbour. The Three Cities which consists of
Senglea, Cospicua & Vittoriosa (or otherwise known as Birgu).
Our first stop includes a visit to Senglea and the Gardjola Gardens,
here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch
tower used by the Knights).
We continue with a drive through Cospicua, the most inner creek of
this ancient harbour which has recently been regenerated. The
highlight of the Three Cities is undoubtedly oldest city of Birgu (Vittoriosa)
it is the most important of the three. In 1532 the Knights of St.
John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight to
an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will
take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys
known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the
original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. We end our tour on the
waterfront which in the past was occupied by the beautiful galleys,
nowadays occupied by magnificent yachts.
Our final stop on this half day tour is the ancient 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.
At this stage our tour comes to an end
and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in
Tour with driver and Licensed Tour Guide:
eur320 for up to 6 passengers
eur430 for 7 to 12 passengers
eur510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50
Entrance fees. There are no additional
entrance fees included in this tour.
Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and
Note. If you are making an
enquiry for next year the tour rates and entrance fees may differ to
those mentioned above.
This tour is
available on any day
Pick Up/Meeting Point:
This tour tour will start/end at the Valletta Cruise Terminal.
Licensed Tour Guides:
Your Licensed Tour Guide 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
Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish
How to Book
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