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Historical, Cultural & Scenic Tours
Up to 4 hour tours:
Valletta & Mdina

Valletta & Three Cities

Valletta & South Malta

Mdina & North Malta

Mdina, Rabat & Mosta Dome

Blue Grotto, Villages & Dingli

Ancient Temples

Up to 6 hour tours:
Valletta, Marsaxlokk & Hagar Qim Temples

Valletta, Mdina & Rabat

Mdina, Hagar Qim Temples & Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs, Mgarr Village & Golden Bay

Up to 8 hour tours:
Valletta, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Temples & Mdina

Footsteps of St. Paul

Megalithic Temples of Malta

In the Trail of the Knights

Fun & Adventure Tours and Activities
Segway Funtour

Swim with Dolphins

Defender Jeep Tour

Malta Panoramic SUV

Vintage Bus Tours
Half Day Tours

Gozo & Comino Island Tours and Cruises
Gozo by Jeep or Quad Bike

Gozo Island Highlights

Gozo & Comino Islands

Comino & Lagoon Cruise
 

Footsteps of St. Paul
8 hour tour

Christianity has almost 2000 years of history in Malta. It was brought to the island by no one other than the Apostle Paul in 60 AD. Paul was being taken to Rome to be tried as a political rebel, but the ship was wrecked just off the coast during a very bad storm. The Maltese assisted the crew, St. Paul and others who were onboard the wrecked ship. They looked after them, fed them and provided shelter for them until they could continue with their journey. According to local tradition, St. Paul preached the gospel of Christianity to the locals, who at the time were under Roman rule. Even the Governor of the island Publius converted to Christianity and became Malta's first Bishop.

Our tour will take you from the point of the shipwreck which is located in St. Paul's Bay and along the route taken by St. Paul. According to tradition the site where the Church of the Bonfire is located is where St Paul first reached land and made a bonfire. We continue visiting various sites along the way such as the site where St. Paul is said to have been greeted by Publius the Roman Governor at his country villa at Burmarrad. The site is known as San Pawl Milqi (meaning "St. Paul Welcomed"). We end the morning at the place where he rested. Paul stayed for three months in the town of Rabat and here we will visit the grotto which was his actual resting place .

Just before our lunch break we visit the Roman Domus. This property dating back to the Roman era is an upper class Roman Town House discovered in 1881. This is considered to be the richest archaeological find of the Roman period in Malta. Its elegant architecture and polychrome mosaics date its original construction to the early 1st century B.C.

After our lunch break we will visit the ancient city of Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island. The city's old Baroque buildings, Cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. We will do a general tour of the city including the beautiful Mdina Cathedral. The cathedral is built on the site where the Roman govenor Publius is said to have had his residence. In addition we will also also look at the Cathedral Museum which was originally a seminary to train future priests. It was later transformed into the Cathedral Museum and is today considered as one of the most important artistic museums in Malta. There is a fine collection of paintings, silverware, church vestments and a unique series of etchings by Albrecht Durer.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


!Note The order in which we operate the tour may differ as mentioned above.
 


St. Paul's Island


St. Paul's Grotto


Rabat


Mdina Medieval City

Tour Details

Duration:

8 hours (from pick up to drop off time)

Availability:
Daily all year round.

Start Time:
Depending on your ships arrival time.

Pick Up/Meeting Point:

As you disembark or from the main port exit see details

Tour Type:
This tour is offered as a private tour only. If you would like to organise this tour and offer it to other passengers click here for details.

Tour Rates & Details:
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
320 for 1 to 3 passengers
400 for 4 to 6 passengers
480 for 7 to 8 passengers
560 for 9 to 12 passengers
640 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

All tour rates include private transport with driver and accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide

Not Included:
Lunch, Beverages & Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow 16 per person for Roman Domus, St. Paul's Grotto & Mdina Cathedral

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add 35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

*Licensed Tour Guides
Guides are English, Spanish or Italian speaking. For all other languages, add a 25 supplement.

Driver Only Tours:

Not available.