• Location: Valletta, Malta
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Get acquainted with Malta on this comprehensive, full-day tour around the island. With a guide to accompany you, you’ll visit some of Malta’s most impressive architectural treasures. See the Mosta Dome and the Dingli Cliffs, and watch local craftspeople at work in Ta Qali Crafts Village. Enjoy free time at San Anton Botanical Garden, and savor a 3-course lunch with wine at a typical Maltese restaurant.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Malta including Mosta Dome, Ta Qali Crafts Village, and Mdina
  • Visit Mosta Church and see the Mosta Dome, one of the world’s largest unsupported domes
  • Spend free time in San Anton Botanical Garden
  • Watch local craftspeople blowing glass and making jewelry at Ta Qali Crafts Village
  • Relax in a restaurant at Ta Qali Crafts Village, and enjoy a 3-course lunch with wine

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What You Can Expect

Malta Sightseeing Tour: Mdina, Mosta Dome, and Ta Qali Crafts Village

See the historical highlights of Mdina on a walking tour!

Begin with a pickup from your Malta hotel (selected hotels only), and then set off by climate-controlled coach to explore the scenic archipelago.

Travel first to the fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. Explore the narrow streets and imposing bastions that offer panoramic views of the island. Learn about the area's architecture from your guide, including Siculo-Norman palaces.

Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before heading to the Dingli Cliffs, where you can enjoy excellent views along the coast.

Break for lunch at a traditional Maltese restaurant for a 3-course meal with a glass of wine. Eat and chat with your guide, and then travel to the San Anton Botanical Gardens for an exterior visit, located near the Presidential Palace.

Next, make for Ta Qali Crafts Village, a hamlet constructed on the site of a World War II airbase. See the Nissen huts that were once used as air-raid shelters, and head inside three of the shops and studios to see the craftspeople at work.

Finish your tour with a stop in the small town of Mosta, where you’ll visit Mosta Church, whose dome is said to be one of the largest in the world. Your tour will conclude afterward with drop-off back at your selected hotel.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Paul and Toni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, especially the Ta Qali Crafts Village.

Geoffrey T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A lovely tour and great thanks to our very knowledgeable guide Joan. The Mosta dome was amazing and Beautiful and the gardens so lovely and peaceful. We had a lovely lunch in Mdina then viewed this superb 'silent city'. The craft village was interesting especially the old 'nissen huts' which we remember from our younger days! Well worth it.

Amelia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Amazing, loved every minute of it. Would definitely go again and recommend to others

maximus Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Maria was very good, really enjoyed the tour. Mdina is an amazing place. Veg lunch option could be much better.

Sean D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

!!!BEST!!! tour of our holiday. Tour guide knew her history. She was so professional and understanding due to the high temperatures outside only moving to the shaded areas.
Bus was kind of air conditioned but manageable.
Thank you viator for lovely tour.

lloydee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

One of the better days out
Unfortunately, we had just done the Game of Thrones tour, which took us to several points covered on this tour.
Not a problem, as we were happy to see a different perspective
Mdina is not particularly big, so we saw just about everything again from two days previously
Mosta Dome was interesting. Both the bomb story and the church itself is impresive
Take the craft village tour with a pinch of salt. The factory prices story you are given should be taken with caution. We felt prices were cheaper elsewhere.
We ended the day here, and all credit to the tour company.
This was a small group on this day. We were the only ones from Valletta, all the others from the north of the island. Rather than do a huge loop, the tour guide laid on a taxi for me and my wife back to Valletta, meaning not having to endure long drop off visits. Many, many thanks.

Vanita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a wonderful tour!

Graham

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent well informed guide. She paced it well and was well aware of her groups limitations.

Sofia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful experience. Great guide and the tour was well organized.

Jean Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Found this tour fascinating. Saw lots of the sights...enjoyed company of other travellers. Excellent knowledgable guide. I would do this tour again even!

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