Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day

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Mdina, MT
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Mdina, MT
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through Malta with the Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day. This exclusive tour allows you to explore the island at your own pace with a personal driver for 4 hours. Discover the hidden gems of Mdina, a city steeped in history and known as the "silent city". Visit Ta' Qali Crafts Village and witness local artisans create stunning crafts and artefacts. Immerse yourself in the underwater world at the Malta National Aquarium, home to a variety of Mediterranean fish and exotic species. Don't miss the chance to visit Popeye Village, the original film set of the Popeye musical production, where you can meet famous cartoon characters. Finally, explore the capital city of Valletta, with its grand churches and historic landmarks. With a private air-conditioned minivan, bottled water, traditional snack, and written guides included, this customizable tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Malta.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the timeless atmosphere of Mdina
  • Visit the vibrant Ta' Qali Crafts Village
  • Discover the captivating Malta National Aquarium
  • Experience the iconic Popeye Village Malta
  • Marvel at the grand churches of Valletta
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Written Guide
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
  • Licensed Tour Guide (Optional)

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Experience Malta like never before with the Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day. This personalized tour offers a unique way to explore the beauty and history of Malta with a personal driver for four whole hours. With a maximum of eight people, this intimate tour ensures a personalized and exclusive experience.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect to discover the hidden gems and iconic sights of Malta. With a personal driver, you have the freedom to choose your own route and create your own sightseeing adventure. Explore the fascinating history and culture of Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta, and visit the charming Ta' Qali Crafts Village, where beautiful local crafts and artifacts are sold. Marvel at the underwater wonders of the Malta National Aquarium and dive into the world of the famous cartoon characters at Popeye Village. Finally, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Valletta, the capital city known for its Baroque landmarks and rich heritage.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants a flexible and personalized exploration of Malta. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone who wants to experience the best of what Malta has to offer, this tour caters to all. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will find this tour enjoyable and informative.

Why Book This?

Book this Shore Excursion Tour - Half Day to enjoy the convenience of a private air-conditioned minivan and a knowledgeable personal driver. You'll have the opportunity to explore each destination at your own pace, ensuring a truly immersive experience. Along the way, indulge in traditional Maltese snacks made from local produce and quench your thirst with bottled water provided. The option to add extras such as a licensed tour guide, The Malta Experience, or a light lunch allows you to customize your tour to suit your preferences. Plus, with the ability to be picked up from your preferred location at no extra charge, this tour offers ultimate convenience.

Good to Know

It's important to note that this tour has a maximum of eight people, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. You'll also receive written guides on the history of Malta at each location, providing valuable insights into the rich heritage of the island. For those interested in marine life, the Malta National Aquarium is a must-visit, showcasing a variety of Mediterranean fish and exotic species. Lastly, don't forget to explore the enchanting city of Valletta, with its grand churches, palaces, and museums, including the famous St. John's Co-Cathedral.


Customers who have embarked on this tour praise its flexibility and personalized approach. They appreciate the knowledge and friendliness of the personal driver, who ensures a memorable experience. Travelers particularly enjoy the visit to Mdina and Valletta, where they get a glimpse into Malta's rich history and architectural wonders. The option to add extras such as a licensed tour guide or The Malta Experience enhances the overall value of the tour. Overall, customers express high satisfaction with this Half Day Shore Excursion Tour, making it a highly recommended choice for exploring Malta.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary


The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Paul's Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as "the silent city", Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures.

Ta' Qali Crafts Village

What you can find at the Crafts Village in Ta' Qali The crafts village in Ta’ Qali is located in the former RAF wartime air-field and is a very popular tourist attraction in Malta. Here, different kinds of crafts and beautiful artefacts are sold created by local experts. You can watch the craftsmen blowing and forming glass, visit the goldsmiths filigree and beautiful jewellery and have a look at the beautiful sculptures and lace.

Malta National Aquarium

The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped belvedere at promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk. The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish.

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Popeye Village Malta

A visit to Popeye Village, which was the original film set of the musical production Popeye is surely a must on your what to do list in Malta. This is a great place to take your kids to meet world famous cartoon characters. Popeye village is situated just off Mellieha Bay, so its an excellent place to visit before, after, or whilst spending the day at the numerous beaches and coves around the area or just next door at the enclosed Anchor Bay which is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas, showers, bathing areas, splash pools and a small kids area.

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Valletta (or Il-Belt) is the tiny capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece "The Beheading of Saint John."



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Great tour. we got to see all of the sights we wanted to see without hassle in great time. We would recommend tour to everyone.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-20 22:02