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Mdina, Rabat & Mtarfa Tourist Sightseeing Train Tour

196 reviews
Rabat, Malta
About Mdina, Rabat & Mtarfa Tourist Sightseeing Train Tour
Experience Malta’s only ‘Quality Assured Visitor Attraction’ sightseeing train tour service that departs every hour from a terminus next to the Domus Romana (Roman Villa) Mdina, near public transport Bus interchange and a short walk from Mdina Main Gate whilst following signs through Howard Gardens.The train tour provides a very informative commentary in seven languages on the historical, cultural and architectural importance of the areas of Mdina, Rabat and Mtarfa. The Melita Trains tour is especially suited for those tourists who arrive to these areas on their own by public transport or by sightseeing buses which is the ideal travelling means to discover the charms and rich heritage of these areas at a guaranteed value for money service.The tour’s duration is approximately 30 minutes with an 8km route that passes adjacent to Mdina Main Gate, Old Casino Notabile, then to the heart of Rabat with its numerous archaeological places, in close proximity to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Grotto, the catacombs of St. Paul’s and St. Agatha Complex and thereon to the suburb of Ghar Barka with picturesque views of Rabat and the surrounding countryside.The Melita Trains sightseeing tour then proceeds into the heart of the neighbouring town of Mtarfa viewing other interesting buildings such as the Ex Royal Navy Hospital and the Clock Tower.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent way to see area around Mdina and Rabat. Very scenic and informative. Train stops at lovely view points for photos. After train ride walk inside the walls of Mdina.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tigger166
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

I read about this on Trip Advisor as a great way to see the whole area just outside Mdina. We caught the bus from Valletta and the train was at the last bus stop in Rabat. We paid 6 euros each and it had a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Rabat (Maltese: Ir-Rabat, is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 11,497 as of March 2014. The name of the town is derived from the Arabic word for 'suburb', as it was the suburb of the old capital” Mdina” of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Mdina is great for a day trip but they’re isn’t enough within the walled city to fill the whole day. We chose to take the train tour and it was great fun and we saw a whole lot more of the surrounding area and learned...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roderickdavidl
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Today some of our clients from the Mtarfa Training Centre for people with disabilities had a fantastic opportunity with the magic train tour around Rabat. We would like to thank the management and especially thanks to Vince the train driver for the great drive and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ken X
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited this with a guide and found it very interesting and were able to buy some very nice glass articles from the medina craft place

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank francis1952
Reviewed October 27, 2018

At the end of the day this was the perfect way to do some sightseeing without doing any more walking. It gives a flavour of the area and whets your appetite to come back and visit again....perfect little trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Candice M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

If you want to save your tired feet and still see the sights of Rabat, this is a great, inexpensive way to do it. Vincent, our driver, was very pleasant with a lovely sense of humour. It was late in the day and he had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A attraction for children. You can go around all the interesting places in Mdina and Rabat without getting off the "train". You will appreciate this idea if the temperature is higher than 25 degrees Celsius

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank T0urist7
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Great trip of about 25 mins with commentary . Rabat mdina & Mtarfa. Helpful to spot places of interest to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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April 3, 2016|
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Response from 846frederickf | Reviewed this property |
The train is located outside Mdina - in front of the Domus Romana. This is a trackless train and really something to combine with touring Mdina. It is only about 30 minutes but gives you an opportunity to see a little bit... More
March 25, 2016|
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Response from W873HFrichardc | Reviewed this property |
Tickets available on the "train" itself. Not sure though that it is worth the ride.
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September 27, 2015|
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Response from 609ianc | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it runs all year