Discover the highlights of the two capitals.
This is the perfect tour to visit the two most important cities in Malta: Mdina and Valletta.
After a short drive, we will stop by the walls of the ancient Mdina, the old capital city of the Maltese archipelago. Since the 9th century, B. C. this has been the place to settle for many important civilizations. It was during the Arab period the city got its name, in medieval times when the city reached its peak importance.
Walking around the narrow streets, we can admire the imposing houses of the old nobility of Malta. Then, we will visit Valletta, UNESCO world heritage city, capital of culture for Europe in 2018. This is a major example of military engineering of the 16th century. Built on a peninsula by the Knights of St John, Valletta is almost surrounded by the sea and the views of the Grand Harbor are the most impressive on the whole island.
*The tour is available also for non-cruisers.
*Please inquire me before booking this tour. The rent of the vehicle may require a long term notice in high season.
We will visit the ancient capital city of Mdina.
We will walk through its narrow streets and will stop at St Paul Square and then walk to the bastions to enjoy a panoramic of the island.
Free time will be given to visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral and I will be happy to guide you inside this church as well.
Departing from the Greek's Gate we will take a short walk in Rabat the suburb of Mdina, admiring more palaces and quaint corners.
After a short drive, we will arrive in Valletta and our first stop will be the Upper Barakka Gardens with the view of the Grand Harbor.
Proceeding to Castille Square, we make our way to the centre of the city where I strongly recommend a visit to St John's Co-Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque art where the works of Caravaggio are kept.
We continue walking towards St George Square to see the Grand Master's Palace from the outside.
Our driver will meet us at Valletta to return to your accommodation. If the tour is done on a Saturday we will start from Valletta.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your accommodation or cruise terminal if you are coming by cruise ship.
End location: Tour may end returning to your accommodation or cruise terminal. You can also decide to remain at our last stop to discover more of the city and make your way back on your own.
Duration: 4 hours
In case of bad weather tour might get shortened.
Modern chauffeur driven private transport with A/C will be provided (up to 4 persons)
Inside the cities of Mdina and Valletta the tour will be done by walk.
Modern chauffeur driven private transport with A/C and my professional services as your private guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Entrance to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mdina is €5 and includes also the museum of the cathedral.
Entrance to St. John's Co Cathedral is €10 adults and €7.50 senior citizens.
Light snack or drink approximately €5 per person.
Entrances to museums and other sites or attractions are not included.
Meals, snacks or refreshments are not included.
Any personal purchase such as souvenirs and gifts.
Please contact me for any questions regarding itinerary of tours. If I am not available on the date requested, you may want to contact me anyway as I could be still able to assist you.
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Silvia was super. Very friendly and efficient tour of Medina, Rabat and Valetta by Silvia. We were a relatively young group of 7 and Silvia took that into account. Her knowledge was superb and entertaining too. Really pleased.