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Tour to Mdina Medieval City, Rabat &
Mosta Dome

If you are visiting on a cruise ship take a look at our Shore Excursions listings

We will visit central Malta during this tour and we start at the magnificent Mosta Dome, probably the most famous church out of the 365 churches in Malta. The church’s amazing dome is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. Mosta Dome is also popular with visitors as it was at this church where during an air raid a World War II bomb pierced the dome, fell inside the church during a service but failed to explode, this the locals hailed as a miracle.

The second part of the tour will take us back in time to medieval Malta, the Roman period and the very heart of Christianity. We will start with a visit to Rabat. Here we will make our way through the narrow streets to the centre which is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat, can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. We can visit the St. Paul's Grotto which was the resting place of St. Paul during his visit to the islands.

Our final stop includes 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 way back.

!Note The order in which we operate the tour may differ as mentioned above.


Tour Details

Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in your group

Tour with driver and *Licensed Tour Guide:
€245 for 1 to 3 passengers
€320 for 4 to 6 passengers
€430 for 7 to 12 passengers
€510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

Not Included:

Entrance fees. Allow €5 per person for St. Paul's Grotto.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add €10 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays


This tour can start on any day

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
We can pick up from any location

If you are visiting on a busy cruise line day this tour may not be available. For tour itineraries that are guaranteed to operate for cruise line passengers go to our Shore Excursions listings

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 and Birgu.

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

How to Book
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