The tour starts on Malta’s south-western coast with a stop to check out the mesmerising waters at Blue Grotto just off Wied iz-Zurrieq. We then drive on to the majestic Dingli Cliffs commanding a panoramic view of the Mediterranean and the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla which lies 5km off the coast of Malta and is the most southerly point of the Maltese archipelago.
Here we’ll have an hour of a guided Ecotour were we’ll saver some local produce accompanied with a glass of wine. We head inland to visit the Ta’ Qali Crafts Village housed in old nissen huts located on what was once a military airfield. Today a national park, To’ Qali features some of Malta’s most skilled crafts work including gold and silver filigree, glass-blowing and pottery. This is your chance to pick up some quality handmade souvenirs.
The bus drives up the hill to the old town of Rabat with its roman catacombs, historic churches and narrow labyrinthine streets. We will have time to visit the fortified medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. The “Silent City”, as it is popularly known, is now home to only 250 residents but boasts some of the island’s grandest palaces owned by ancient noble families.
The tour ends in the town of Mosta famous for its round church, popularly known as the Rotunda, and featuring one of the largest unsupported domes in the world.
MONDAY Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs, Rabat & Mdina, Ta’Qali Crafts’ Village, Mosta. PRICE €25.00 ADULTS €12.00 CHILDREN (3-10YRS) Free admission for children up to 2 years old. Other T&C apply. DURATION: 8 hours (approx)