Mdina and Rabat, Free Tour The most traditional Malta

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 25, 2020

Hello, we are AuthenticMalta, a local travel agency with the commitment of offering distinctive tours. Visits range from the most classic to the unique, from what you cannot miss, to what you could not imagine to find in our small islands. We are licenced guides from Malta and above all things we love what we do. :) We are a company, this it allows us to offer you discounts and specialized guides for each visit, offering the best of us in every tour! If you don´t see availability for a particular day for one of our tours, if you contact us we may be able to help opening a slot for you. We want you to fall in love with our islands as much as we are. We look forward to meeting you and to share with you the most authentic Malta.

Show more
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Mdina and Rabat, the most traditional Malta. 

This tour is perfect for you to meet the most authentic Malta, full of history, traditions and surprises, The only free tour that permits you to get to know the marvellous medieval city of Mdina and the traditional town of Rabat.

Mdina is a dreamy city, conserved as if time had stopped itself forever in its roads and castles. So much so that here is where various productions for TV and Films have been shot to represent olden times and mythical worlds.
This is why we will begin by talking about the history of Malta and of the city, and of the life of its inhabitants, (who were they?, what did they use to do?) in medieval times, and the secrets and details that hide in the city, also visiting the most important places, including the filming areas of “Game of Thrones”, “Gladiator”... We will walk through the meandering roads, admiring the squares and we will look over the city walls, which offer one of the best views on our islands. The city is very small, so we will roam practically every corner. 

After this visit to what used to be the most important city of the archipelago, we will continue through the town that was born around it, Rabat, which today remains a perfect example of the rural Maltese lifestyle and the charm of its traditional settlements. Streets with character and history, which help us discover a malta (which luckily) resists disappearing, We will walk through Rabat and we will speak of our Malta: the desserts, the inhabitants, the traditions and, overall the most beautiful corners. With this tour, we would like for you to get to know our history in the most pleasant way, our present in a sweet way and what makes this island so unique. 

To finish off we will give you recommendations as to where to eat, what museums to visit or answer whichever question you may have, to ensure you have nothing worthy left unvisited in this area and its surroundings

 Si reservais un grupo superior a 8 personas, se os contactará por un depósito y pago mínimo, que nos permite mantener grupos de tamaño adecuado y el pago de los servicios del guía.

This is not a classic free tour, instead, you will be enjoying the tour with our licenced guides who have had adequate training, professionals who have, made guiding their life, their passion and their livehood.

Due to this, the suggested price per person starts from €10 to maintain all the tours with maximum quality and sustainable. If this makes you doubt joining, just look at our reviews!

Also, if you accompany this with our other free tours, you will be able to have a complete experience which enables you to learn everything you need to know about our islands.

In our schedule you can also find  “Discovering Valletta, UNESCO Capital”, where we focus on our history, while also learning about our gastronomy, main locations to shoot films or unique aspects of one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world (remember this is not only what we say, UNESCO says this!)

After visiting Valletta you may continue with our “Free tour of the Co-cathedral”, where we will be visiting one of the most stunning places in Malta, filled with art, including Caravaggios.

And to finish off, in “Unkown Valletta: corners and side streets” we offer a less typical and informative tour where you can get to know the alleys and corners least known and visited in our capital.

What we want is that you don't miss anything from these marvellous islands!

And for the most demanding, or for those who are looking for something more ‘exotic’, made for you or you would simply like to check more options, don't stop looking through our paid tours on our webpage which includes classic tours like the megalithic temples of Malta ( only ones in the world) or other uniques, such as ghost tours or cemetery visitors (not both at the same time, let's hope).

COVID-19 MEASURES We take all recommended safety and hygiene measures given by the sanitary authorities. 

Show more
  • Meeting point:
    Mdina IsSaqqajja Rabat Malta
    Mdina IsSaqqajja Rabat Malta
    View on map

    You can find us next to the main gate just before crossing the moat. We will be there with a blue umbrella .

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

391 ratings
By category
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Sara 27 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in family - May 2024
Our guide, a local, was very passionate and told us many aspects of her life in Malta. Very interesting and Mdina very charming
Sebastian 25 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy buen tour, muy profesional.
Deepika 24 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
I absolutely loved it. Very informative tour and the enthusiasm of the tour guide was another level. Highly recommended!!!
Chiara 18 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled alone - May 2024
Marcella was great ! It was a lovely walk with lots of history, fun facts and interesting stories ! I would definitely recommend this walk !
María Paloma 11 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in family - May 2024
Me ha encantado porque ha hablado de historia de tradiciones y se todo un poco de manera muy educativa y con mucha agilidad . Una experiencia muy buena ,
Show 391 reviews

Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
When do you want to go?
Show more
See availability