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“30 minutes time out”

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.
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The train takes 30 minutes to travel outside the walls of Mdina, through Rabat and Mtarfa. For 5 euro it's worth taking for the potted history and general lie of the land. Good views of Mdina from outside the walls.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rhian G
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

What a great idea!! The train gives you a great overview of the area of Rabat and Mtarfa. Great value. Ideal way to see the area with a view to then choosing what to go and see in more detail at your leisure.
We have visited Malta a number of times especially Rabat and Mdina but we found out a few places we didn't know about to explore further.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This train ride takes you through Rabat, Mtarfa and Mdina showing you interesting historical places and also views. A commentary is done throughout the trip in various languages. It is a good family ride, children will definitely love it. It is also a seasonal ride since during the Christmas season it is decorated for the occasion.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank d0ris236
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Love this little train. Best way to find out about rabbat and the local history good fun for adults as well as kids.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LeoEdinburgh
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We took a Taxi to Medina and Rabat with about 4 hours to see the sights. Medina's old city is a photographers dream but also with plenty of museums, churches and attractions. We bought a discounted ticket that gives access to the natural history museum, Roman Villa, St Paul's catacombs and the excellent touring train. The touring train journey around the streets of Rabat and district lasts a half hour and has accompanying dialogue about the history and many attractions. Our driver Vince, was knowledgeable, careful, very helpful and engaging.
The Roman Villa was interesting with details of the archeological dig and well displayed finds. The natural history museum has a large number of well displayed taxidermy although the age of some displays meant that the colours weren't as vibrant as we might like.
Near the gate of Medina is the dungeons with a range of historical torture and killing methods and equipment on display. It is a reminder of man's inhumanity to his fellow man and the atrocities commit in the name of religion. Nevertheless it also offers a valid perspective of the islands history.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AlexC157
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