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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.
Reviewed 5 November 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
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Reviewed 27 October 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
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Reviewed 30 June 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 said that we needed 4 to have the tour. Until the last minute we were the only two but he said he would take us anyway. However, another two turned up. He was really helpful and the commentary was done in Spanish and English for the benefit of us all. It's a great way to see sights you might not wander past and a good way to get your bearings on arrival so you can maximise the benefit of your visit. At only 5 euros each, it was great value.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 29 April 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
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Reviewed 22 March 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
Thank lobster64
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