Explore Malta’s historic architecture, handicrafts, and history on a full-day tour of Malta, Ta’Qali, Mdina, and Valletta. You’ll see some of Malta’s highlights and a part of Valletta’s UNESCO World Heritage Center. This full-day Malta tour includes entrance fees and pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected towns, and it’s the perfect overview of the island for first-time visitors.
Meet a driver at your hotel, then board a climate-controlled coach towards Mosta, a bustling town whose centerpiece is the Rotunda, a historic church that survived heavy bombing during the Second World War.
The guide will share stories about Malta’s history and culture as you continue to the next stop, a handicrafts market in Ta’Qali that’s a great place to find blown glass, silver filigree jewelry, and other souvenirs bought directly from the producers.
Following your time in Ta’Qali, head to Mdina, a historic city that was once Malta’s capital. Stretch your legs and explore Mdina on foot, as the narrow streets, winding alleys, and squares are closed to car traffic.
The last stop of the day is Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the modern-day capital of Malta. Visit some of the highlights of Valletta on a walking tour, strolling from the Barracca Gardens to St. John’s Co-Cathedral.
Reviews by Viator travellers
, May 2019
The tour was well organised and tour guide was very knowledgeable,i saw a lot within the time frame its good value for money ,the tour also includes hotel pick ups and drop offs wich was a bonus for me!!
Firstly the coach was late picking up and by the time we picked up at the last hotel we were over an hour late. However we still manged to finish the tour on time. We only had 45 minutes free time in Valetta to have lunch. Having been on the go for over 4 hours a longer stop was most definitely needed. I enjoyed the time in Mdina and would have like to see more. We had a very brief tour of Valetta and we actually went back the next day on our own so that we could see more. The crafts village in my opinion was be left out as hardly anyone bought anything. The public transportation is so easy in Malta I would not book a trip again but go on public buses.
I have given this tour 2 stars purely on the basis that the tour guide and driver were very good. However, having booked the tour in advance, confirming we required hotel pick-up by phone 48 hrs in advance of the tour and receiving an email reminding us of the pick up time the night before ... the coach did not turm up. We were outside the hotel 10 minutes in advance of pick - up time as advised i.e 0840 - pick up 0850 waited until 0920 and then called the tour operator Supreme Travel as advised. They abruptly told me they would check and call me back. Instead they sent me a text saying Minibus 058 was on its way now 0930, At about 0940 I sent a further text saying no minibus had turned up when a car no minibus arrived. The driver told us he had come to pick us up told us his boss was a liar and then drove us to another hotel in a different town and picked up a lady who said she had been waiting an hour. Eventually the driver caught up with the bus having missed the visit to Mosta and no part way through the Crafts Village tour. We had about 15 mins left of this part of the tour before we were wisked off to a glass factory. Then quickly on to Mdina for a brisk but very informative guided walking tour before being taken to Valetta. Again a brisk but informative albeit short walking tour before being given 45 mins free time. After this we had a good guided tour of the Cathedral.
At about 6'oclock that evening I got a text from the tour operator Supreme Travel asking me Which Minibus? ,,,,,, remember they told me Minibus 058 was on its way earleir in the day!!! Unbelievable. We paid over 80 for these tickets and I never experienced such disorganised and deceitful treatment on trips booked through Tripadvisor or Viator. Very poor indeed.
A well organised trip with a very knowledgeable guide. A 5D Malta cinema experience and entrance to Mosta and St. John's church in Valletta, was also included in the price which made it very good value for money. A lot of walking was necessary so wear comfy shoes!