Full Day Tour to Mdina, Ta'Qali & Gardens of San Anton with pick up in port

Full Day Tour to Mdina, Ta'Qali & Gardens of San Anton with pick up in port

PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR ALONG MALTA'S MAIN ATTRACTIONS

Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. On leaving the city through the Greek gate stop at the catacombs. Lunch. Proceeding to Dingli Cliffs. Then to Craft’s Centre Ta’Qali, Mosta Church and finally to the botanic Gardens of San Anton.

Your shore excursion starts at the cruise port of Valletta where the guide will welcome you in Malta.

You head on to the Mdina, the former capital of the island where you can walk through the "silent city" streets and visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view over the island.

Evidence for settlement in Mdina goes back to over 4000 BCE. The city earned its present day name from the Saracens who came to Malta around 870 CE. They surrounded the city with thick defensive walls and a wide moat, separating it from its nearest town, Rabat. The Normans conquered Malta in 1091. A strong earthquake in 1693 destroyed a large number of buildings in Mdina. After the earthquake the Cathedral was rebuilt on the designs of the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa.

Today, no cars (other than those of a limited number of residents, emergency vehicles, wedding cars and hearses) are allowed in Mdina and there is a calming atmosphere as one walks along its narrow streets and ways.

The city displays an unusual mix of Norman and Baroque architecture, including several palaces, most of which serve as private homes. The Cathedral is worth visiting and is fronted by a large square.

After a stop at the catacombs and free time for a lunch, you will proceed to Dingli Cliffs. From the cliffs there are views inland of nearby Buskett Gardens and Verdala Palace. The countryside here is ideal for walking. The Dingli Cliffs, in harder times than at present, were also sometimes beneficial. Century’s age, Malta was frequently devastated by sea pirates who wreaked havoc everywhere. Many people were robbed, carried away as slaves, or killed straight away.

You head on to the crafts village at Ta’Qali. This former military airport is now transformed into a center of arts and crafts. In the different barracks you can see glassblowers, potters and sculptors.

The final stop is at San Anton Gardens, probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens. It was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds to his summer residence, San Anton Palace. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. The garden is formal with rustic touches and holds a wide variety of plants and flowers, such as Jacaranda trees, Norfolk Pines, Bougainvillea and Roses.

After the tour, you will be dropped-off timely at the cruise port of Valletta.

Hoogtepunten

  • Pick up and drop off at Valletta cruise port
  • See the main sites of Malta in just one day
  • Enjoy the calming atmosphere of the ancient capital Mdina
  • Get spectacular views from the Dingli Cliffs
  • Stroll along the crafts village at Ta'Qali
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of San Anton Gardens

Inbegrepen

  • Transport (pick-up and drop-off at Valletta cruise port)
  • Professional licensed guide

Niet inbegrepen

  • Lunch
  • Entrance Tickets

Belangrijke informatie

  • Departure time is aligned with your cruise schedule. You can select your desired departure time upon booking
  • A guide is subject to availability. Early booking increases the availability
  • We also offer this tour without guide. It includes transportation only. You can make your selection upon booking

Prijzen en beschikbaarheid

v.a. € 140,00

Without Professional Licensed Guide

  • Private tour without guide for 1 - 3 passengers
    Private tour without professional licensed guide for 1 - 3 passengers. Price per car, not per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you.
    v.a. € 140,00
  • Private tour without guide for 4 -10 passengers
    Private tour without professional licensed guide for 4 -10 passengers. Price per vehicle, not per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you.
    v.a. € 150,00
  • Private tour without guide for 11 or more passengers
    Private tour without professional licensed guide for 11 or more passengers. Price per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you. You cannot book this tour as an individual or small group. You must be with a minimum of 11 persons.
    v.a. € 15,00

With Professional Licensed Guide

  • Private guided tour for 1 - 3 passengers
    Private tour including professional licensed guide for 1 - 3 passengers. Price per car, not per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you.
    v.a. € 225,00
  • Private guided tour for 4 -10 passengers
    Private tour including professional licensed guide for 4 -10 passengers. Price per vehicle, not per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you.
    v.a. € 250,00
  • Private guided tour for 11 and more passengers
    Private tour including professional licensed guide for 11 or more passengers. Price per person. Private tour. No other participants will be joining you. You cannot book this tour as an individual or small group. You must be with a minimum of 11 persons.
    v.a. € 30,00

Duurtijd

7 uur

Talen

Engels

Vertreklocatie

This guided shore excursion starts at the cruise port of Valletta where the guide will welcome you in Malta

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