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Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

1. Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Experience some of Malta's most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided group tour. Discover the medieval city of Mdina, St. Cataldus Catacombs, and Mosta Rotunda. Stroll through the San Anton Botanical Gardens, take in sea views from Dingli Cliffs, and buy glass from local craftspeople. After hotel pickup, start your tour with the ancient city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces, fortifications, architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through the narrow streets of the island's old capital, taking in one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Take a journey back in time, as the streets have not changed much in the last 1,000 years. Admire the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city's unique mix of medieval and Baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leave Mdina through the Greeks Gate. Head to St. Cataldus Catacombs, in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. Discover the catacombs, which were originally a Punic burial shaft, and some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. See graves that are beautiful examples of canopied tombs and others hewn in the rocks. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, off the village of Dingli on Malta's western coast, the highest point of the Maltese island at around 253m above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views over the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the small uninhabited island of Filfla. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens, built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence: San Anton Palace, located at the perimeter of the gardens, now serving as the residence of the Maltese President. Next, stop at the Ta' Qali Craft Village, a former British Royal Air Forces wartime airfield restored into a local artisan hub. Watch local craftsmen form elaborate glass art using ancient glassblowing techniques. Get some genuine locally made mementos to remind you of your visit to Malta. End your tour with Malta's largest church, the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Mosta Rotunda or Mosta Dome. Built between 1833 and the 1860s to Neoclassical designs, the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome. Discover its dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, return to your hotel.

Malta: Mdina, Dingli Cliffs and San Anton Botanical Gardens

2. Malta: Mdina, Dingli Cliffs and San Anton Botanical Gardens

You start by visiting the ancient Medieval city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces and fortifications, medieval and baroque architecture, and ancient heritage. This majestic city is unquestionably one of the island's most evocative destinations. Serving as the island's capital city from antiquity till the medieval period, Mdina is truly an enchanting city! A stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1000 years, is a must for anyone visiting the Maltese islands. It is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Explore this historic city with an experienced local guide and delve into the rich past of the city as you explore its medieval streets. Take a journey back in time admiring the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city’s unique mix of medieval and baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leaving Mdina through the ‘Greeks Gate’ you proceed to Dingli Cliffs, located off the village of Dingli on Malta’s western coast, at around 253 metres above sea-level. These cliffs represent the highest point of the Maltese islands. The cliffs propose a majestic sight; the views overlooking the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the uninhabited small island of Filfla on its backdrop, are truly breath-taking! Given their impressive height the cliffs can be considered as natural forts, since no attacker can approach the island from the west. Perched on the edge, marking the highest point on the Maltese islands, is a gorgeous tiny chapel built in 1646, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. The tour ends with a visit to the San Anton Botanical Gardens, located in the village of Attard. These beautiful gardens were built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence; San Anton Palace, which is located at the perimeter of the gardens and which today serves as the residence of the Maltese President. Open to the public since 1882 the gardens have several pathways surrounded by fountains and ponds which are inhabited by families of ducks, swans, peacocks, peahens and turtles and encompass a large variety of trees and flowers from around the world, including a variety of palm trees, cypress, jacarandas, araucarias and other exotic plants, some of them over three centuries old. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

3. The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

Gain a comprehensive overview of Malta on this full-day tour of the island's natural and cultural landmarks, with round-trip transfer ensuring a hassle-free trip. Tick off top sights, such as the Blue Grotto and Mosta Parish, and discover hidden gems including the Popeye movie set and the medieval city of Mdina . Receive personalized attention from your private guide, plus plenty of complimentary tasters of Malta's natural produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs and the sea below at Dingli Cliffs, Malta's highest altitude point. Discover the mysterious capital of Malta, Valletta Walk through and discover the beauty of Mdina as we take you through its history and your stop for lunch here as well. Visit one of the most famous and spectacular beaches in Malta known as Golden Bay Receive personalized attention and knowledge from your private local guide from start to finish

Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

4. Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

Malta: Buskett Woodlands & Dingli Cliffs Private Nature Tour

5. Malta: Buskett Woodlands & Dingli Cliffs Private Nature Tour

Discover Malta's natural beauty on this guided nature walking tour with a botanist. See 500-year-old trees in the Busektt Woodlands, learn about the mysterious Curt Ruts pathways in the Għar il-Kbir caves, and stand on the highest point in Malta. Begin your day with a pickup at your Malta or Gozo hotel. Bring your own packed lunch and water or choose the lunch add-on to enjoy a packed lunch of “Ftira” (a filled traditional leavened Maltese bread), savory snacks, and a bottle of mineral water.  Start your walking tour with a visit to Buskett Woodlands, also known as Buskett Gardens. Explore these woods with your botanist guide, spotting broadleaved deciduous woodland, native coniferous woodland, and groves of fruit trees. Stop to admire the national tree of Malta, the Sandarac Gum tree, and some of the oldest trees found on the island, dating back at least 500 years. Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful Verdala Palace, perched on a hilltop adjoining and overlooking Buskett Gardens. Next, head to Għar il-Kbir (the Big Cave), a complex of caves located between Buskett Gardens and Dingli Cliffs. Learn about the fascinating of these caves, dating back thousands of years, and hear about the families of recluses who lived here until 1835. Spot the intriguing Curt Ruts, a complex network of tracks carved in the rock. The original purpose and origin of the tracks remain uncertain, but most archaeologists believe they date from around 2000 B.C. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, near the village of Dingli on Malta’s western coast, and the highest point of the Maltese islands. Enjoy panoramic views of terraced fields, the open sea, and the island of Filfla. Stroll around to spot local plants, including wild orchids and the national plant of Malta. Stop in Dingli for a coffee or snack (not included). Finish your tour at a tiny chapel dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene, perched on the edge of the cliffs and marking the highest point on the Maltese islands before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dingli

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4.3 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Brilliant guide throughout. Sandra was very lively and made sure to give us enough information about all the places we visited. We experienced a bit of everything and were transported back in history with every step into Medina. Amazing day, would definitely recommend to others and will surely do it again should we return.

Tour molto interessante e ben organizzato con guida Marcella molto preparata e disponibile. Escursione consigliata a tutti: molto completa. Grazie!

Very interesting. We got more than excpected. Excellent organisation and excellent tourist guide. Higly recommended.

The experience was great, as was our guide. Also, the food included was really good, way better than expected.

an absolute pleasure. very informative. The tours, the guide, the atmosphere, just lovely