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Three Cities & Mdina Tour
Visiting Senglea (Gardjola Gardens), Cospicua, Vittoriosa/Birgu (historical centre/Collacchio), Mdina Medieval City. (SE2)

We start our tour with a visit to the oldest part of the Grand Harbour. The Three Cities which consists of Senglea, Cospicua & Vittoriosa (or otherwise known as Birgu). Our first stop includes a visit to Senglea and the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights).

We continue with a drive through Cospicua, the most inner creek of this ancient harbour which has recently been regenerated. The highlight of the Three Cities is undoubtedly oldest city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) it is the most important of the three. In 1532 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight to an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. We end our tour on the waterfront which in the past was occupied by the beautiful galleys, nowadays occupied by magnificent yachts.

Our final stop on this half day tour is 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. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.


Tour Details

Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in your group

Tour with driver and Licensed Tour Guide:
eur320 for up to 6 passengers
eur430 for 7 to 12 passengers
eur510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

Not Included:

Entrance fees. There are no additional entrance fees included in this tour.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add eur10 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

Note. If you are making an enquiry for next year the tour rates and entrance fees may differ to those mentioned above.


This tour is available on any day

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
This tour tour will start/end at the Valletta Cruise Terminal.

Licensed Tour Guides:

Your Licensed Tour Guide guide will be with you for the FULL tour duration and will provide detailed en route commentary and will also accompany at historical sites, temples, museums and around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu.

Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish languages.

Unfortunately there is no standard procedure to book a private/customised tour as this type tour booking is specific to your enquiry; the time you want to start, the date of the tour, the size of your group etc.. Follow our simple procedure below;

Make an Enquiry

Send your email to and include the following details;

Tour Name
Tour Date
Ship/Cruise Liner
Time of Arrival/Departure
Number of Adults and Children (under 12yrs)
Include any additional information we may need to know

Confirming a Tour Booking
When we have agreed on your itinerary and you are ready to book, we will provide you with a link to our secure booking form and you can complete your booking.

As a general rule we do not require advanced payment for private tours but we do require a booking guarantee, this means that you can secure a tour booking by credit card, but payment will be charged on the day of the tour.

If however you book an organised group tour or a tour operated by one of our selected partners there is an advanced payment requirement and we will advise this at the time of your enquiry.

Our Guarantee
If after you have booked a tour and the cruise liner decide to change the itinerary which may eliminate a visit to Malta or you do not arrive due to bad weather, you will not be charged for the tour. This is clearly mentioned on the confirmation which you will receive after you have booked.


Malta Shore Excursions are operated by Sheridan Leisure Ltd. Licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority TRA/S/01

Malta Shore Excursions