On the Footsteps of St Paul

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Tour Number

Activity Level

227392


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

St Paul in Malta


The remembrance of the visit of St. Paul to the island is preserved by the people, and the recollections of the viper which fastened on his hand, the sick men which he healed, the wonder of his short residence, are still cherished. St Paul was, of course, and still retains, the primacy in patronship upon Malta, having introduced Christianity in these islands in 60 AD.

Visit the place where St Paul was shipwrecked, hosted and preached in the year 60 after Christ. Tradition points out a grotto where it is said the Apostle dwelt. By the 17th century the grotto became a very well-known place of pilgrimage and was heavily patronised by the Knights of St John. Pilgrims from all over Europe, driven by a thirst for learning, faith, or plain curiosity repeatedly visited the grotto and wrote about the extraordinary healing powers of the stone of the grotto … Learn more about the miraculous stone powder that is traditionally believed the Saint used to cure people from venomous bites…

Itinerary

Drive to the bay of the shipwreck; visit the place where Paul stayed and preached; walk in the streets of the old Roman city of Melite.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: To be confirmed (cruise port; all major hotels)

End location: To be confirmed

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Modern air conditioned transport.

What’s Included

Services of a professional tourist guide and transport for up to three persons as per program.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 EURO - Five euro per person for St Paul's museum.

What’s Extra

Entrance fee to St Paul's Grotto: 5 euro per person

Snacks/Lunch not included.

Restrictions

None

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful!! Loved seeing places St. Paul had been...the bay where he probably was shipwrecked and more! Thanks, Glorianne for such a great day!
Melinda S.

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