RABAT, MDINA’S SUBURB
4 hour tour
Depart quayside and drive to Rabat to meet, the renowned Lecturer & Archaeologist Peter J. Shield who will guide you through Wignacourt Museum, and St Paul’s Grotto Wignacourt is a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622) as well as of its contents. It forms part of a Pauline complex just outside the walls of the old Roman City of Malta and is materially linked to St Paul’s Grotto, the cradle of Christianity in Malta, the place where St Paul the Apostle in A.D. 60 is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island. Accompanied by Dr Shields, you will proceed to St Agatha’s Catacombs which were meant to be hiding places during persecutions or as living quarters. They were underground cemeteries dug in the globigerina limestone, consisting of long narrow corridors with tombs on each side and vaults.
You will then walk to Mdina for a walk through the town, past St. Paul’s Cathedral and then to the Bastions for a panoramic view of the Island. On termination of the tour return to quayside for re-embarkation.
Depart quayside and drive to Rabat 30 mins
Visit Wignacourt Museum & St Paul’s Grotto 60 mins
Visit St Agatha’s Catacombs 40 mins
Walk to Mdina 10 mins
Walkthough of Mdina & Ramparts 30 mins
Time at leisure 40 mins
Drive back to quay 30 mins
- Wignacourt Museum
- St Paul’s Grotto
- St Agatha’s Catacombs
A considerate amount of walking