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Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Experience some of Malta's most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided group tour. Discover the medieval city of Mdina, St. Cataldus Catacombs, and Mosta Rotunda. Stroll through the San Anton Botanical Gardens, take in sea views from Dingli Cliffs, and buy glass from local craftspeople. After hotel pickup, start your tour with the ancient city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces, fortifications, architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through the narrow streets of the island's old capital, taking in one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Take a journey back in time, as the streets have not changed much in the last 1,000 years. Admire the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city's unique mix of medieval and Baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leave Mdina through the Greeks Gate. Head to St. Cataldus Catacombs, in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. Discover the catacombs, which were originally a Punic burial shaft, and some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. See graves that are beautiful examples of canopied tombs and others hewn in the rocks. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, off the village of Dingli on Malta's western coast, the highest point of the Maltese island at around 253m above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views over the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the small uninhabited island of Filfla. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens, built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence: San Anton Palace, located at the perimeter of the gardens, now serving as the residence of the Maltese President. Next, stop at the Ta' Qali Craft Village, a former British Royal Air Forces wartime airfield restored into a local artisan hub. Watch local craftsmen form elaborate glass art using ancient glassblowing techniques. Get some genuine locally made mementos to remind you of your visit to Malta. End your tour with Malta's largest church, the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Mosta Rotunda or Mosta Dome. Built between 1833 and the 1860s to Neoclassical designs, the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome. Discover its dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, return to your hotel.

Malta: City Sightseeing HOHO Bus Tour & Optional Boat Tour

Malta: City Sightseeing HOHO Bus Tour & Optional Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. North Route Stops:• Bugibba (Topaz Hotel / Gillieru Hotel)• Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet) • Bugibba Centre (Opposite HSBC) • Bugibba (Santana Hotel)• Malta National Aquarium• Qawra Palace Hotel• Qawra Seafront• Bellavista Hotel, Qawra • Mediterraneo Marine Park• ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels) • St George's Bay, St Julians (City Sightseeing Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians• Hilton Roundabout, St Julians• Spinola Bay, St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church) • Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel) • Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage & Stop For Harbour Cruise) • Opposite Bayview Hotel (CitySightseeing Outlet) • Valletta - City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For South Route) • San Anton Gardens • Ta Qali - Aviation Museum• Mosta Church • Mdina Main Gate • Rabat - Domus Romana • Golden Bay South Route Stops: • ITS Roundabout • St Georges Bay, St Julians (CSS Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians • Hilton, St Julians• Spinola Bay,St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)• Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)• Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage and Stop For Harbour Cruise) Opposite Bayview Hotel • Valletta City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route) • Tarxien Temples• Vittoriosa Waterfront • Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village • Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)• Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples  • Valletta City Center• Valletta - Malta Experience, Knights Hospital War Museum, and Fort St Elmo• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)

Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

Mellieha: Popeye Village with Optional Private Transfers

Visit one of the top tourist destinations the Maltese islands have to offer: an authentic original film set turned into a family-friendly theme park, which originally served as the film set for the 1980 Robin Williams movie "Popeye". Offering a variety of vibrantly enjoyable activities for people of all ages and being open all year round, we guarantee an enjoyable visit for all our guests. The village also has unique themed seasonal events throughout the year; these activities and adornments are often held around Christmas, Carnival, Easter, and Halloween. Take advantage of the convenience of roundtrip transfers with pick-up from your accommodation (transfers are optional, only if the transport option is selected). We guarantee that you will have a full day of enjoyment, laughter, and fun, whether you are traveling alone, with friends, or with your family. Roam around the whole village and appreciate the 40+-year-old structure still in its original glory. Visit Popeye’s house and take pictures in the sailor’s nook. Make your way to the school, the firehouse, the dentist shop, and the baker, all of which are depicted clearly in the 1980 musical film Popeye. Meet Popeye, Olive Oyl, Captain Bluto, and all their friends during the very enjoyable and ever-so-amusing animation shows that are continuously going on in the village. Learn about the movie and the building of the film set in the very detailed 15-minute documentary showing continuously in the cinema, then make your way to Popeye’s comic museum to see all the memorabilia that has been collected throughout the years. Join a cast and experience what it's like to be a movie star for a day by appearing in a real movie. You and your pals will have a blast imitating the lifestyle of your Hollywood heroes while planning the scenes, practicing them, choosing costumes, and actually filming them. Visit the theater at the end of your stay to see the world premiere of your own movie. After the preview, you can buy copies of this epic thriller. Jump your way on our inflatables while bathing in the crystal-clear waters of Anchor Bay and relax at the Anchor Bay Lido during a very hot Maltese summer day. Make use of the sun beds, sun umbrellas, sun decks, floating bathing platforms, and splash pools (water activities are available only during the summer season).

Valletta: Malta, Gozo & Comino Private Chauffer Tour by Car

Valletta: Malta, Gozo & Comino Private Chauffer Tour by Car

Travelers will visit iconic destination in Malta in this budget friendly tour. You will benefit from a private driver for 8 hours which he will recommend the best option routes to get the most out of your vacation. You will go to locations such as: Mdina the Old City Ta' Qali Crafts Village Popeye Village Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) The beautiful Dingli Cliffs Valletta the Capital! A half day or full day 8 hour tour packed up with the most iconic locations in Malta that are impossible to miss as these attractions are what made Malta you see today Custom start times are possible, kindly message after booking.

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

The tour starts on Malta south-western coast of Malta with a stop to check out the mesmerizing waters at Blue Grotto just off Wied iż-Żurrieq. Here, one can enjoy a 15-minute traditional boat tour at a small cost, weather permitting. Then we drive on to the majestic Dingli Cliffs, commanding a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla, which lies 5 km off the coast of Malta. After, we drive up the hill to the old town of Rabat, with its Roman Catacombs, Historic Churches and narrow Labyrinthine Streets. Time is also allocated to visit the fortified medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. The ‘Silent City’, as it is popularly known, is now home to only 250 residents, but boasts some of the island’s grandest palaces owned by ancient noble families. Here we will have enough time to savour traditional local foods and wine if it interests you. We head inland to visit the Ta’ Qali Crafts Village and National Park, featuring some of Malta’s most skilled crafts work, including pottery, glass-blowing, filigree work and semi-precious stones. This is your chance to pick up some quality handmade souvenirs. (Please not that Ta' Qali Crafts Village is closed on a Sunday, this does not include Ta' Qali National Park) The tour ends in the town of Mosta famous for its Basilica, popularly known as ‘The Rotunda’ and featuring one of the largest unsupported domes in the world.

Malta: Private Chauffeur Service and Car

Malta: Private Chauffeur Service and Car

Visit renowned destinations in Malta with the convenience of a chauffeur-driven car. Enjoy the services of a private driver for 4, 5, or 8 hours, filled with the island country's highlights, and take advantage of hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off. Get recommendations on the best routes to get the most out of your vacation or customize from locations such as Mdina Old City, Ta' Qali Crafts Village, Popeye Village, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Dingli Cliffs, and the capital city of Valletta.

Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

Malta: 5-Day Tours Package with Gozo Island and Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day

Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 4 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. This trip will not include more than 8 people. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 8 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Written guides on the history of Malta at each location will be given, however one can opt for a licensed tour guide at an extra cost. The Malta Experience and a light lunch can also be opted at an extra cost. This custom tour can be altered at your convenience at no additional charge. Travelers can opt for the option to be picked up at their preferred destination at no extra charge.

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

Malta: Blue Grotto, Dingli, Rabat, Mdina, Ta Qali & Mosta

The tour begins on the south-western coast of Malta, and the first stop is at Blue Grotto, which is located not far from Wied iż-Żurrieq and is known for its entrancing waters. If the weather cooperates, visitors can take part in a traditional boat ride that lasts for 15 minutes and costs a nominal fee. After that, we go on to the magnificent Dingli Cliffs, which offer a sweeping view of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the minuscule deserted islet of Filfla, which is located approximately 5 kilometres off the coast of Malta. After that, we make our way up the hill to the ancient town of Rabat, which is known for its historic churches, Roman catacombs, and winding labyrinthine streets. A trip to the fortified mediaeval city of Mdina, which served as the capital of Malta in times past, is also scheduled. The "Silent City," as it is more commonly known, has a population of barely 250 people today, yet it is home to some of the most magnificent palaces on the island, which are owned by ancient noble families. If you are interested, we will have ample time here to try some of the local specialties, including the food and the wine. We make our way inland to see the Ta' Qali Crafts Village and National Park. This area is home to some of the finest examples of Maltese handicrafts, including  ceramics, glass-blowing, and work with filigree and semiprecious stones. This is your opportunity to purchase some handcrafted trinkets of high quality. The tour comes to a close in the town of Mosta, which is famous for its basilica. The basilica is also referred to as "The Rotunda," and it features one of the largest unsupported domes in the world. It is included to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or location.

Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church. Also known as the Mosta Dome, is the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. Marvel at its amazing diameter, and learn about its incredible history. Next, stop in the town of Ta'Qali, once a British WWII outpost and now a village for local handicrafts. Here, watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver jewelry and much more. Take the chance to pick up treasures to remind you of your Malta visit. Then, visit Mdina, built on a plateau in the center of the island. Take in the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls. Learn about the many names of Mdina, today also known as the Silent City due to its constant tranquility. Explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls. Finally, visit Valletta, Malta's capital city and World Heritage Site. See buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbor. Visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

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Very interesting excursion, very well commented. The pick-up from departure in front of the hotel until return to the same location was excellently well managed. Everything was very pleasant.

We enjoyed it and saw a lot. Guide John told us a lot about the history, culture and the country of Malta until the last second of the day trip. Highly recommended!!

Everything was great. Our tour guide Anita was really great. We would gladly do it again

Tour guide was friendly and great. Bus driver did an excellent job as well

Everything was perfect, interesting and well organized!