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Mdina, Rabat & Mtarfa Tourist Sightseeing Train Tour
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Redditch, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a great relaxing way to see the villages surrounding Mdina. The on board commentary is informative and interesting and you get to see some great views of the old capital of Malta. Inexpensive and enjoyable and so glad we managed to get the last train of the day.

Visited August 2013
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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

enjoyed trip on train around saw some lovely sights and a relaxing way with commentary to see parts of the island. well worth the money and lots to do around

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“What a wonderful half hour”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had seen a poster for this on The Hornblower so when we went to Mdina we decided to go on. So glad we did, a great trip, the commentary tells you so much and you get a good insight in the area as well as great views. One of our highlights of the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Cardiff, Wales
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful half hour!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

If you have kids or even if you don't & you simply want a whistle stop tour of the History of Mdina, Rabat & Mtarfa, this is a perfect way to do it. The train goes on the hour in the summer and even in the autumn and winter months the train has covering, so the weather doesn't stop this attraction from running! It takes about half hour and if you go to Mdina it is a MUST!!

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic tour with Vince”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was our first time in Malta but certainly not our last. Being on this little train with Vince as our guide was one of the many things which helped to make our holiday memorable. Vince's knowledge & enthusiasm greatly enhansed our trip. Views were superb, people were exceptionally friendly. All added up to making this a special holiday for us. Would recommend this train ride to all. Worth the money.

Visited July 2013
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