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…
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.
Modern air conditioned transport.
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.
Entrance fee to St Paul's Grotto: 5 euro per person
Snacks/Lunch not included.