During this full day tour you will first visit Mosta the central town famous for its Rotunda Church. The Mosta dome is the third largest unsupported dome in the world with an internal diameter of 37.2 metres and walls nearly 9.1 metres thick. This church was built in the 18th Century and became known throughout the country in 1942 when during World War II a dropped bomb failed to explode, thus sparing the lives of some 300 people.
The next stop is the Ta’Qali located nearby was once a British WWII outpost but has been converted to a village for local handicrafts. Here you will be able to watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling original silver filigree jewelry and many more. This is the perfect place to pick up treasures that will remind you of your Malta visit.
You will then visit 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 city of Malta has had many names including Melita, Medina, Citta Nobile and Citta Vecchia,. Today it is also known as the Silent City since it inspires tranquility 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.
Finally, you will visit Valletta, Malta’s capital city and a World Heritage Site. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th Century built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitalier. We will walk through the bustling streets of Valletta to the Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the spectacular Grand Harbour. Here you will have free time. You will then visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral where you will see Caravaggio’s masterpiece ‘The Beheading of St. John’ the only painting signed by the painter. We will then head to the 5D Show where you will discover the history of our island in a different enjoyable way.
Adults: €45 Hotel pick up/ drop off
Children 5 – 12 yrs €35 St. John’s Co-Cathedral entrance ticket
Children under 5 years free Malta 5 D Show ticket