Discover the origins of modern Malta and its handicraft traditions. Take in scenic landscapes and historic Arab architecture en route to Mdina, the ancient town that dates back nearly 3,000 years, for a guided walk inside the walled city. Visit a handicrafts village for a shopping and a glass-blowing factory demonstration by local artisans. In Mosta, tour the domed church and hear about the miracle that saved it from destruction during World War II.
• Mdina: The Phoenicians first settled around 700 BC, as it is one of the highest points on the island.
• Handicrafts village: Watch local artisans demonstrate the art of glass-blowing; plus shop for treasures to take home.
• Mosta: Marvel at the Rotunda, a massive church featuring the fourth-largest unsupported dome in the world.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Conservative attire required
• Guests must be able to walk about 1 mile over cobblestone streets with 5 to 10 steps.
• Walking in handicrafts area is at guests’ discretion.
• No exposed shoulders or knees in cathedral.
• No tank tops or shorts in cathedral.