Full Day Tour to Valletta, Mdina & Ta'Qali with pick up in port

Full Day Tour to Valletta, Mdina & Ta'Qali with pick up in port

PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR PRESENTING THE PAST, PRESENT AND ART OF THE ISLAND

This full day private tour will take you along Malta’s most beautiful and interesting sites. You will visit the current capital Valletta overlooking the Grand Harbor, the old capital Mdina and the crafts village of Ta’ Qali.

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

First stop is the historical center of Valletta. Among others you will see and visit the Barracca Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral and St. James Cavalier fort. Valletta is the capital city of Malta. The whole city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

Benjamin Disraeli visited Valletta in August 1830, on the recommendation of his friend, Lord Byron. He described Valletta as "a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen", and remarked that "Valletta, equals in its noble architecture, if it does not excel, any capital in Europe". Valletta, hence, is an urban area which boasts many buildings from the 16th century and onwards, but most of them were built during the time of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitaller, or Knights of Malta).

After a short drive you will arrive at Rabat where you can enjoy lunch during free time. You head on to the neighboring 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.

The last stop of the day is 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.

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
  • Discover ancient buildings and monuments in today's capital Valletta
  • Enjoy the calming atmosphere of the ancient capital Mdina
  • Stroll along the crafts village at Ta'Qali

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 guide for 11 and 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

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. € 259,00
  • 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. € 288,00
  • 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. € 35,00

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. € 161,00
  • 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. € 173,00
  • Private tour without guide for 11 or more pax
    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. € 17,00

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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