A Taste of Malta
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: VLT-003
No tour of Malta is complete without visiting the Mosta Dome, your first stop. The famed 19th century church is visible from almost anywhere on the island. Its interior is just as impressive, especially the inlaid marble floor and the gilded, carved stone flowers set around the dome. Malta is also known for its fine wine, which you will sample at a local winery, before visiting the Ta' Qali crafts village. During free time here, you can shop at your own pace, perhaps buying handicrafts such as ceramics, lace and glassware, which are made right on the premises. Another side of Malta shows itself at the formal San Anton Gardens, built and established by Grand Master Antoine de Paule, who ruled the island in the 1600s. The garden's exotic flora includes palms, jacarandas and conifers, some of which are more than 300 years old.
Please Note: When visiting the Cathedral, knees and shoulders must be covered. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. There are occasions when the Mosta Dome is closed due to spiritual functions without any prior notice. This tour involves approximately 2 hours of a moderate walking and standing; this tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair.
Changes due to ship calling on Sunday: External visit and explanation of Mosta Dome. Shops in Ta' Qali will be closed however a glass factory and a filigree factory will be open especially for our guests. An additional stop at Dinghli Cliffs may be added.