Magic Train Ride
Magic Train Ride
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Petra V
Sisak, Croatia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We loved the tour. Great way to explore hole area around Mdina and learn about it. Best way to explore inside Mdina is by foot - it is very small area, but so beautiful - every little street is calling you to explore it. The driver on this tour was very helpful. My kids loved it.
Written February 12, 2020
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Matthew P
London, UK5,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Lovely ride with good verbal communications from the driver. Worth the seven euros to be able to rest sore feet, takes you around to some lovely views.
Departs on the hour and takes around 30 mins.
Written May 21, 2024
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Jan E
Copthorne, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
After spending time exploring Mdina we walked through Howard Gardens to see the road train at the terminus. We were in time for the last trip at 4pm but the driver said he would not go with only us two but he would wait to see if anyone else came. Just after 4 two more prospective passengers arrived and he agreed to do the trip- three carriages with four people on board! The tour round Rabat and Mtarfa was really interesting with a good commentary of what we should look at and the history of various buildings. There were lovely views and the driver slowed or even stopped to give us photo opportunities. A fun, informative trip that was more than excellent value for money.
Written November 5, 2015
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Valerie C
Witney, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Ideal way to see Rabat and some of the surrounding villages without straining up hill and down dale. Informative commentary and stunning views on the route
Written May 29, 2013
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fitzybear619
Pontypridd, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We got off the bus on our very first visit to Mdina and the train was sat there waiting with the driver tooting his horn. As we didn't know much about the area we thought we would give it a go. It's great fun and a great way of not only finding out about the area you get a feel of the lovely vibe in Mdina and Rabat. It's great value and the driver was lovely and helpful.
Written September 21, 2015
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Steve P
Southampton, UK781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
Some road trains are very poor, as you don't see much that you wouldn't see yourself as you walked around. But this road train takes you out onto the road around Mdina, and gives splendid views of Mdina itself and of the Malta countryside. It starts and finishes by the car park in Rabat, just outside the main gate into Mdina, and while it skirts part of the wall and entrance, it doesn't actually go inside Mdina itself. But that's OK, because you can walk around Mdina yourself. It's a reasonably priced ride for half an hour's pleasant touring, including a section of Malta's now closed railway line, passing over the old railway bridge, and the old railway station. Take the leaflet, it shows you the route as you are travelling.

This is well worth it. If you want to visit Mdina - take the train ride first, and then go walk around the city. It gives you a good sense of where you are, and what's around the city. The train stops at key spots to allow passengers time to take photos. Sit on the left for the best views and photos.
Written February 23, 2014
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achyontour
Lisburn, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We went on this 25 min trip from Mdina bus stop costing €6 each. Good clear English commentary. Well worth the fee to find out a bit about the area before exploring on foot. Only tourist shops stay open over lunch time with the rest shutting from 1-4 so be sure to visit early as by the time we got off the train all the nice shops in Rabat had shut.
Written February 23, 2019
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John L
Dunfermline, UK665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Having done the excellent Bugibba Fun Train in the past,I knew this would be fun too.We set off from the Roman Museum in Mdina,then headed through the narrow streets of Rabat, then on into the countryside to Mtarfa.The commentary was excellent and you take a mental note of places you wish to visit subsequently.It was fascinating to learn that Malta actually had a train network for fifty years till the 1930s and you see the Mtarfa railway station.You pass St Paul's catacombs,which is a must for your visit.Finally,as a child of the 1960s here,it was nostalgic to see the Mtarfa British Naval Hospital,now a school, but remarkably unchanged from the outside.
Written February 11, 2016
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GlosQigong
Glos17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
A brilliant way to see Mdina & the surrounding countryside! Vince, our driver was a wonderful chap, with a grand sense of humour & fun! Have this ride first,then you know where to walk to. Any questions & Vince can answer them!
Written November 26, 2015
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MSmith1971
Cheltenham76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This was good, 4.50 euros. The train takes you to a couple of villages around Mdina which you would not walk to. Your guide is great and explains all the points of interest. Well worth going on the little train.
Written May 8, 2015
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