Top 3 Tours to Take in Malta
Although Malta only measures 27 kilometers by 14 kilometers, the tiny island is packed with wonderful sights, from splendid lagoons and beautiful rock formations to magnificent 5,000 year-old temples. This tiny island nation’s size makes it easy to get around and you can visit all the major attractions in a series of thrilling day trips. Let’s explore some of the top tours to take in Malta.
Tour to Gozo
Gozo Island encompasses dizzying cliffs, notable restaurants and storybook scenery. The island is smaller than Malta and you can see most of its prime attractions in a day. Gozo is also easily accessible via ferry from Cirkewwa on Malta. Some of the main highlights for an exciting day trip are the magnificent rock formations of Dwejra, the small town of Xaghra home to the Ggantija prehistoric temples, and its walled capital, Victoria. Gonzo is ideal for swimming from hidden coves, bike rides and long leisurely rambles.
Mdina, Malta is a very unique location of great historical value and you should dedicate ample time to visit this medieval walled city. It’s important to note that only residents are allowed to park cars inside the city but there’s ample parking space outside the city either in car parks or directly below the city’s fortified walls. However, finding parking space during peak season might be a bit of a challenge. Therefore, the best solution is to take a coach tour which incorporates Mdina and hop off when you get to the main entrance.
Some of the main attractions in Mdina include the National History Museum, St. Paul Cathedral, the Sicilian style-decorated Palazzo Falzon, the Carmelite Priory Museum which depicts the life of the monks, and the Mdina Dungeons which displays the various instruments and methods that were used for torture in the city up until the 19th century.
Popeye’s Village Tour
The Popeye Village was designed 1980 as the main movie set for the musical production ‘Popeye’ starring Robert Williams. The stylish village is located in the northwestern side of Malta and some of the daily activities in the village include face painting, storytelling sessions, play sessions, audio-visual shows, mini-golf and encounters with various cartoon characters such as Swee’ Pea, Pluto, Olive Oyl, and Popeye the Sailor. Older children also get the opportunity to star in their own versions of Popeye including the chance to choose props and dress the sets. Adults can also engage in various activities such as sunbathing in Anchor Bay Lido and a free punch at the winery. Summer packages at the revamped Popeye village include boat trips across the beautiful Anchor Bay, play pool for young kids and water trampolines.