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Mdina Private Tour with Lunch from Valletta Malta

Mdina Private Tour with Lunch from Valletta Malta

Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets and visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island.

On leaving the city through the Greek Gate, you'll stop at the catacombs before lunch.

After lunch, the tour visits Dingli Cliffs. Then, it's on to shop at Craft's Centre in Ta'Qali. You'll also see Mosta Church and finally visit the botanic Gardens of San Anton.

Includes transport, licensed guide and lunch.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

full day

Time

9:00 am daily

Please Note: Hotel pick ups begin at 8:30 am

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes Valletta hotel pick-up. Rates are in US dollars PER VEHICLE (up to 10 passengers). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Ta' Qali Crafts Village: The former World War II military aerodrome was converted into a local hand-crafts centre. It's the ideal place to buy ceramics, jewelery and knitwear, pottery and see glass blowing and moulding as well as other craftspeople at work. Here you can buy something completely unique and original to take home. Within the craft centre you can find the Aviation Museum displaying aircrafts.

Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if you view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets can be dramatic.

The streets of Mdina: In Mdina there are two kinds of streets. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defense. Going up these narrow curved streets, one cannot gauge how long they are or, who is waiting at the other end. The streets built during the time of the Order of St John in the 16th century are built straight. The Arabs also built bastions, but the bastions built by the Arabs differ from the bastions built during the time of the Order of St John. The bastions built during the time of the Arabs are built vertically, because at the time of the Arab rule people used to climb up the walls and they would be thrown down to their death, whereas when the Order of St John came to Malta, gunpowder started being used and so the bastions were built slightly at an angle, so that the cannon ball would ricochet back on the person who fired it.

The Mdina Church (Cathedral): The cathedral was designed by the well-known Maltese architect, Lorenzo Gafa. By this time he had already designed several churches in Malta and was at the height of his career. The perfectly proportioned façade and the dynamic dome (by far his boldest and arguably the finest in Malta) make this the most impressive of all his churches. The work took just five years to complete and a number of houses were demolished at the same time to make way for a pjazza appropriate to the size and splendour of the church.

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes Valletta hotel pick-up. Rates are in US dollars PER VEHICLE (up to 10 passengers). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 22, 2017

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09:00 AM