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Ben's Mdina free walking tour
Hi, my name is Ben. I previously used to work in IT, but now I'm a full-time Tourist Guide! I'm a licensed professional tourist guide and I have guided thousands of people all around Malta. I'm also 100% Maltese, born & raised here. I love meeting new people and showing them around my country of Malta. I usually adapt to the audience, but I usually intersperse history, current Maltese culture, and what the Maltese people think & feel, together with recommendations for places to eat & drink (usually my favourite spots ;) ).
Mdina has hosted a lot of inhabitants. It's seen the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, North African Caliphates, Sicilian Normans, Aragonese, Spanish, Knights of St John, Napoleonic French and British.
It's got almost 2,000 years of history and is much older than Valletta. From 500BC to 1530AD it was the capital city of Malta, until it went on a "decline" in power, and got a more of a "sleepy" and "elite" reputation. "Sleepy" as it was no longer the "center of power" for Malta, and "elite" as the nobility refused to leave Mdina, while the Archbishop of Malta also embellished and invested in Mdina to make it his seat of power.
Mdina is currently a very picturesque town. Almost every street corner is a postcard-worthy shot. So much so that it was used to great effect in Game of Thrones. I will of course explain and bring up the shots and episodes as we go through the city.
Rabat is right next to Mdina, and we end the tour there. I will point out the most famous pastizzi place in Malta, as well as pointing out great places to eat, as well as the Catacombs and St Paul's cave.
Please consider booking by Valletta tour: https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/45033-ben-s-valletta-free-walking-tour
- I accept cash, Revolut, or PayPal as forms of payment.
- If you're travelling to Mdina before the tour starts please take into account that traffic and delays are common, so please consider leaving around an hour before the starting time. I've had many guests who were confident they could make it on time miss a bus, or get stuck in traffic.
- Please do not book children/teens < 18 years old. They can join, but please do not book them, as they take up slots that can be used by adults.
- Children are welcome provided they do not disturb the other guests or the tour. Either by running around or by being noisy. This would be very distracting and disrespectful to the other guests and to the guide.
- It's true, it's marketed as a "Free Tour" but please consider the amount of effort the guide puts in, together with the quality of information, and the quality of the tour itself. A recommended donation amount is €10 per person. There are those who give more, which is VERY much appreciated and helps with the sustainability of the tour. Of course the amount is totally up to you to decide.
- Provided there are no sudden obstacles implemented by the local community, the tour is fully wheelchair accessible.
Meeting point:VCM3+Q84, Mdina, MaltaVCM3+Q84, Mdina, Malta
Please meet me just outside Mdina's gate. Right next to a map of Mdina, as you're facing the Mdina walls and ditch in front of you. Next to the playground.
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).