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Mdina and Rabat Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Malta’s ancient capital is best explored on a walking tour, but guided tours can be crowded and impersonal. This small-group tour of Mdina is limited to just 20 participants, ensuring plenty of time to take in all the highlights, including Palazzo Falzon, Vilhena Palace, Palazzo Santa Sofia, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul.
  • Explore Malta’s ancient capital on a guided walking tour
  • Admire architectural wonders such as the Palazzo Falzon, Palazzo Santa Sofia, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • Stroll around the medieval fortifications and see the Greeks Gate
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience
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Mdina Gate , VCM3+V9W, Mdina, Malta

Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm Meeting point: Outside the gate, opposite the playing-field.

3:00 PM
Telugu People Telangana , V9JX+QFM, Rabat, Malta

Main Square Rabat

Meet your guide and small group of up to 20 people in central Mdina. After learning a little bit about the city, which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and was the island capital up until the 16th-century, set out on a walking tour of the city’s highlights.

Follow your guide around Mdina’s top attractions, including the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul, the grand 13th-century Palazzo Falzon, and the elegant Baroque Carmelite Priory. Along the way, stop to admire the elaborate façade of Palazzo Santa Sofia, one of Mdina’s oldest buildings; pass Vilhena Palace, which now houses the Natural History Museum; and peek into the Chapel of Saint Agatha. Finally, hear more about Mdina’s fascinating history as you explore the city’s medieval fortifications, including the imposing Greeks Gate.

Your tour ends in central Mdina.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
Meet the guide at the starting point.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Museum of Natural History
What is the story behind this building?
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kappella ta' Sant' Agata
Listen to the legend of how Mdina was saved from tragedy.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Inguanez Street
Take in the impressive Palazzo Inguanez - home to one of Malta's oldest noble families.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Banca Giuratale
Admire the beautiful Baroque facade of the former town hall.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St Paul's Cathedral
The traditional seat of the Bishops of Malta.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bastion Square
Admire the impressive panorama from one of the highest points on the island.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Falson
Who was the man behind the setting up of this rich house museum?
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Carmelite Priory Mdina
Enjoy a visit to the historic church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Santa Sofia
See the oldest still standing building in the city.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Greek's Gate
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Santa Marija ta' Gesu (ta' Giezu)
Ta' Giezu Church
Stop At:  
St. Paul's Grotto
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Colour my Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "We highly recommend this tour and Matthew as your guide." See review

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star-5
charming fortified town
Andrew_M
, Jul 2022
Excellent guide - interesting and informative. gently paced walk, frequent stops in shade. Easy to locate starting point.
star-4
A walk in the old town streets
Shan_G
, Jun 2022
small group, requires some physical condition to stand and walk 2.5h under the sun with 32 degrees (the guide tried his best to let us stand in the shades when possible). the tour did not include going inside any of the buildings (like churches) that were introduced, so if you want to go visit the inside you'll have to go another time, which I think is a small downside.
star-5
Amazing and so Worth It
Arielle_C
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable! Tour was about a total of 2.5 hours of beautiful scenery and great information
star-5
Excellent!
John_A
, Mar 2022
Great tour around the city of Mdina and Rabat! The guide was excellent and gave a detailed history and made the experience fun
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!!!
Robert_B
, Dec 2021
Very informative walking tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had (about the whole country). Definitely value for money!
star-5
Brilliant Guide.
Asit_R
, Oct 2021
The Guide was brilliant! Very Informative and a pleasure to listen to. Made the visit informative and interesting and was happy to share his own personal views about the relationship between the ancient Mdian from Roamn times, through the Arab ocupation to the Knights of St John and back up to the modern day.
star-4
What a fantastic guide
Anne_F
, Sep 2021
Our guide (Matthew) was very knowledgeable about the tour subject & was happy to expand if the already extensive narrative wasn’t enough. Much better than many tours we’ve been on.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour
Sangeeta_S
, Nov 2019
I'm glad I booked this tour as it was helpful to have a tour guide walking through Mdina, even though it's fun to do that too.
star-5
Great Way to See this Ancient Fortress Town
Deborah H
, Jul 2019
Nice small group. Guide Matthew was very knowledgeable and did a good job of combining history of the site with anecdotes and interesting stories behind what we were seeing. Much more informative than trying to see this city on your own. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated! We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
We toured Mdina with Matthew in a small...
Karen B
, Jul 2018
We toured Mdina with Matthew in a small group of 5 persons. Matthew has a talent for sharing history that makes the buildings and surroundings come to life. He is patient with questions and gives ample time at each stop to enjoy the sight. We liked that he pointed out evidence of the many civilizations in the history of Malta that occupied Mdina. We had a private tour of Valletta on a previous day with Matthew, and the quality of his tours is consistent. We highly recommend this tour and Matthew as your guide.
star-5
Our guide was Herbert, who gave us some...
Eike K
, Feb 2018
Our guide was Herbert, who gave us some interesting insights: he has a very lovely way of making history live and relatable.

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