Here we discuss the best Mdina walking tour plus all of the other fantastic options available to you. We also dive into why Mdina is a great place to visit!

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Mdina & Rabat Insiders Tour

Check out the Mdina & Rabat Insiders Tour for our number 1 recommended Mdina walking tour. You get a brilliant local guide and get to see all of the best spots in Mdina.

You will get to see all of this incredible architecture during your mdina walking tour

Why Get A Mdina Walking Tour?

Malta is a paradise of unique architecture and historical beauty and Mdina might just be the pinnacle when it comes to these qualities. The narrow streets and imposing walls makes for an atmosphere unobtainable anywhere else in Malta.

If you want to visit all of the best spots and learn about the incredible history of this former capital then the best way is to jump on one of the many great Mdina walking tours. Here are the best available right now!

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#1 – Mdina & Rabat Insider’s Tour

This 2.5 hour tour of Mdina and Rabat takes you to all of the most significant historical spots in both cities with a local tour guide who knows the stories and locations intimately.

This is the highest reviewed and one of the most cost effective Mdina walking tours available which puts it at the top of my list. Click here to see availability and prices!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Medium
  • Start Time: 3 pm
  • Entrance Tickets Included: No

#2 – Mdina Walking Tour Including Rabat

This Mdina walking tour is essentially the same as the one number one recommended activity above. It is also 2.5 hours long and covers the best attractions in both Mdina and Rabat.

The tour is limited to 20 people so if you are worried about joining a tour with a super large amount of people then this is a fantastic option to make sure that doesn’t happen. Check out availability and prices here!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Medium
  • Start Time: 3 pm
  • Entrance Tickets Included: No

#3 – Mdina & Rabat – City Walking Tour

If you are concerned about walking around for 2.5 hours then this Mdina walking tour manages to shave off 30 minutes to make it 2 hours long. For some, in the summer months, this may make the experience more enjoyable.

You will still get to see all of the incredible sights that Mdina and Rabat has to offer, whilst also being very slightly cheaper than the other alternatives. Click here for availability and prices!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 2 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Medium
  • Start Time: 11 am
  • Entrance Tickets Included: No

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#4 – Rabat & Mdina Food Tour

If you follow the blog at all then you will know that me and Jade absolutely love a walking food tour. It allows you to experience the city and learn about it’s food at the same time. This is a win win in our book!

This Mdina walking tour will introduce you to this incredible city and give plenty of time to indulge yourself in some of the best food available in all of Malta. If this sounds like your idea of perfection then check out the details and prices here.

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Relaxed
  • Start Time: 4:30 pm
  • Food Included: Yes

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#5 – Private Mdina Walking Tour

If you want to guarantee a completely private experience then this is the option for you. You can take up to 15 people per group but this is entirely up to you and you can go solo if you wish.

I know that some people have many questions and are extremely interested in the cultural and historical impact at some of these incredible locations, if that is you then look no further. Check out the price per group here!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 2-3 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: You Decide
  • Start Time: Multiple Options
  • Entrance Tickets Included: No

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#6 – Malta Highlights Tour

This 4-9 hour tour (depending on option selected) covers loads of the best spots in all of Malta in one day. This, of course, includes a 2 hour tour of Mdina. If you are looking to maximise your time in Malta then this is definitely the option for you.

You will be able to see the small fishing village of Marsaxlokk, the famous Blue Grotto, the Dingli cliffs, Mdina, the Popeye Village, and Mosta Rotunda all in one day. Click here for availability, times and prices!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 4-9 Hours
  • Pickup Included: No (additional fee)
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Relaxed
  • Start Time: 9 am
  • Private: Yes

#7 – Full-Day Guided Malta Tour

This 8 hour tour is very similar to the highlights tour above but with much less time in Mdina. You are reading this article because you want to see Mdina so I would recommend the highlights tour above for that reason.

However, this activity is significantly cheaper and still visits many of the incredible places in Malta. If you are on a budget then I can still recommend checking this out as an alternative option. Check prices and availability here!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 8 Hours
  • Pickup Included: Yes
  • Age Suitable For: All
  • Tour Pace: Medium
  • Start Time: 8:30 am
  • Lunch Included: Yes

Where To Stay In Mdina

Mdina might possibly be the most incredible place to stay in all of Malta, for couples especially. If you are considering staying here then check out our top recommended accommodation below!

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Palazzo Bifora

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Nestled within the city walls, you can expect perfect peace and tranquility at Palazzo Bifora. This 5 star accommodation offers an outdoor pool, evening entertainment and more. Want luxury? Palazzo Bifora is a great option.

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Xara Palace

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Staying here will make you feel part of a 17th century noble family strolling the halls and corridors of their regal home. That’s because that is exactly what it is. Become part of the history here at Xara Palace.

Holiday Home

St Agatha’s Bastion

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This is one of the only homes available in Mdina to hire so if you’re looking for a 3 bed home to call your own during your stay in Mdina then this is the place for you.

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What Do You See On A Mdina Walking Tour?

St Paul’s Cathedral

This is by fare the most incredible and most visited attraction in Mdina and all of the above Mdina walking tours will give you the opportunity to visit this incredible building. If you have decided to visit the city in your own time then St Paul’s then this must be at the top of your list. Visit the website here.

St pauls cathederal is a great spot for your Mdina walking tour to stop at and visit

City Ramparts

The Mdina walls are the most spectacular in all of Malta (Citadella on Gozo is pretty close). You can walk all around the outside and get incredible views across all of Malta. They are some of the highest walls I have ever visited in my life and they are truly a sight to behold.

Take a Mdina walking tour to the walls and ramparts for incredible views

Instagram Spots

If you are looking to get photos to show off on Instagram or back home then this is the place to do it. You wont have to keep you eyes peeled because wherever you look is utterly stunning.

You will be able to stop and take photos on your Mdina walking tour

Food

Coogi’s

There are two separate venues, one of which is a restaurant/tea\ garden and the other a pizzeria. These are the most highly rated venues in Mdina and you can’t go wrong at either place. If you are thinking of going in the evening, make sure you book well in advance! Visit their website here.

Fontanella Tea Garden

They do a lot more than just tea and is probably the most highly visited restaurant in all of Mdina. We actually tried to get in for a tea and cake but were unable due to the queues out the door! Good luck getting in but if you do, expect very good service. Visit their website here.

Bacchus

A luxury authentic Mediterranean restaurant. The food is very highly rated but make sure you book a table for your evening meal as Mdina does not have many options so reservation fill up very fast. Visit their website here.

Vinum Wine Bar & Bistro

A very good quality and affordable bistro in the heart of Mdina that offers fantastic views. Truly, all of the eating options in Mdina are highly recommended which is lucky as there are not many of them. Visit their website here.


Main gate

The main gate of Mdina is not some mighty drawbridge or architectural wonder but it is still worth a visit due to it’s appearances in popular culture, including many appearances in Game of Thrones! Also, you can’t get into the city without going through so you really don’t have much choice

Its not the most interesting spot but you will go through it on your Mdina walking tour

Mdina Dungeons

Right next to the Mdina gate is the entrance to the spooky Mdina dungeons. You can walk around at your own pace and find out how they treated prisoners back in the day. Visit the website here.

Don't get lost in the dungeons on your Mdina walking tour!

Historic House Museum

The Historic House Museum is set up to be exactly how these houses would be during the 17th century. It was very strange walking through the maze of tiny corridors and exploring the building. the rooms themselves were quite good sizes but the connections so tight. Definitely worth the experience! Visit the website here.


Carmelite Priory

We were walking along the narrow roads, feeling enclosed by the narrow spaces when we saw an opportunity to check out the Carmelite Priory, a place we had not heard of. It is quite astounding how you can walk into a very unassuming building in Mdina and be greeted by indescribable beauty. very worth checking out. Visit the website here.


Cathedral Museum

The cathedral museum is right next to the cathedral itself and, as you can imagine, holds loads of information about the cathedral and its history. If you want to know more about he cathedral after visiting then this is the place to come. Visit the website here.


Natural History Museum

You might think that the national natural history museum would be in Valletta but it is in fact right near the entrance of Mdina. Mdina has a rich and long history so this natural history goes back many thousands of years and is a treasure trove of information. Visit the website here.


Other Things To Do In Malta

Blue Lagoon/Comino

This is probably the most highly recommended activity to do whilst in Malta. Check out our entire guide to visiting right here or simply book yourself onto a catamaran that will take you directly to the Blue Lagoon!

The Blue Lagoon has to be visited in your 4 days in malta

Gozo

Gozo is the small island north of the Maltese mainland and is super quiet all year round. It has some of the best hidden beaches and the best single beach in all of Malta so it is a must visit. The Citadella in Victoria is also an incredible place to have a look at. I proposed to Jade on Gozo so this should show you just how romantic this little piece of paradise can be.


Valletta

The capital is an absolute must visit for anyone travelling to Malta and I absolutely recommend this walking tour to see the entire city. This is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited so make sure you spend at least a day exploring the incredible avenues and architecture.


The Three Cities

Across the harbor from Valletta are the three cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua. The are very small little towns but are often almost deserted in comparison to Valletta and are still beautiful in their own right. This makes them a great little adventure to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Sliema Shopping

Sliema is very well known for its shopping so if you simply must get some browsing in even on holiday then this is the place to come. Relax in the evening with a drink and food on the cool Guadalupe boat bar and watch the sunset into the harbour.


Paceville Nightlife

If you’re looking for a night out on the town then the best place in all of Malta is in Paceville. The best bars, clubs, and pubs are in this little section of St Julian’s. Don’t worry if you’re not feeling something in particular, Paceville has something for everyone.

Paceville is a hive of activity at night!

What To Take To Mdina

Whether you are planning on staying in Mdina or just visiting, have a look at the following list of all of the most important things to take with you.

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Akk Womens Walking Shoes

Walking boots are good for some situations but sometimes you don't need heavy, warm, and waterproof shoes to get the job done. These walking shoes by Akk will keep your feet a nice temperature and comfortable for those long days sightseeing and partying in the sun!

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Travel Wallet - RFID Blocking

Anywhere tourists travel to in high numbers will be hotspots for thieves. Having your personal documents, cards, and cash in one of these discreet travel wallets is a very good idea for peace of mind. This one also comes with RFID blocking so people will not be able to scan cards through your clothing.

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Osprey Daylite Plus Backpack

Jade has used this backpack throughout the world on our travels and we have both been very impressed with the design. It comfortably holds a 3L water reservoir in the specifically designed pouch and contours very nicely over your back to distribute the weight well. I have always had a full camera bag so Jade usually has to take enough for two people which it can do. It's a very reasonable price for a very good day pack.

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ThermoFlask Stainless Steel Bottle

If you are going for a long backpacking adventure, or you go through plastic water bottles way too quickly, then you need to check out this stainless steel water bottle by ThermoFlask. It will take the beating of months/years on the road and keep your drinks ice cold or toasty warm, wherever you may be.

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Some Interesting Facts About Mdina

Mdina is the former capital of Malta and has a population of under 200 people. The name comes from the Arabic word for city and the neighboring city of Rabat means suburbs so it is named pretty aptly.

The nickname for this gorgeous city is The Silent City. You might think that this has some sort of special meaning behind it but remember that the city itself is literally called ‘city’ so, in keeping with the naming traditions, ‘The Silent City’, literally comes from Mdina being very quiet.

Mdina is one of the location used to film for the Game of Thrones series. They use the city as some of the backdrop to the main city of Kings Landing



Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Mdina Walking Tour?

We think this insiders tour is the best Mdina walking tour right now. You get a knowledgeable local guide and you get to visit all of the best spots in Mdina.

Is An Mdina Walking Tour Worth It?

If you are interested in the history/culture of Mdina then an Mdina walking tour is simply a must. For everyone else then it really does help to maximise your time spent in Mdina.

How Long Is An Mdina Walking Tour?

Mdina walking tours tend to be around 2-3 hours long

Is An Mdina Walking Tour Good For Couples?

I would recommend going on a private Mdina walking tour if you want to have a more personal experience.

How Much Is An Mdina Walking Tour?

Mdina walking tours tend to be around $16 per person but can go much higher if you choose private or food on top.


That’s our entire guide to Mdina walking tours! Let us know if you went on any of these walking tours and if you know of any we can add to the list!