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Mdina, Rabat & Mtarfa Tourist Sightseeing Train Tour

Domus Romana, Museum Street, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 7921 2142
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But not just for children

If you want to save your tired feet and still see the sights of Rabat, this is a great, inexpensive... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Bill T
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Denny
for children

A attraction for children. You can go around all the interesting places in Mdina and Rabat without... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
T0urist7
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Warsaw, Poland
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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.
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Domus Romana, Museum Street, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
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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...More

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

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.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This was a train ride that myself and my parents went on for 5 Euros each. We found it very enjoyable, excellent value for money. Best of all the train driver was incredible helpful, gave us some great tips for our visit to M’dina and...More

3  Thank nitakamdar
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Having chatted to other visitors, we were recommended the sightseeing train. We first explored Mdina and it was easy to find the ‘train station’. The short journey of about 30 minutes took us around the outside walls of Mdina and through the lanes of neighbouring...More

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The train takes 30 minutes to travel outside the walls of Mdina, through Rabat and Mtarfa. For 5 euro it's worth taking for the potted history and general lie of the land. Good views of Mdina from outside the walls.

Thank Rhian G
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

What a great idea!! The train gives you a great overview of the area of Rabat and Mtarfa. Great value. Ideal way to see the area with a view to then choosing what to go and see in more detail at your leisure. We have...More

2  Thank Quinny_A
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This train ride takes you through Rabat, Mtarfa and Mdina showing you interesting historical places and also views. A commentary is done throughout the trip in various languages. It is a good family ride, children will definitely love it. It is also a seasonal ride...More

Thank d0ris236
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Love this little train. Best way to find out about rabbat and the local history good fun for adults as well as kids.

Thank LeoEdinburgh
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We took a Taxi to Medina and Rabat with about 4 hours to see the sights. Medina's old city is a photographers dream but also with plenty of museums, churches and attractions. We bought a discounted ticket that gives access to the natural history museum,...More

Thank Alex C
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elv518
4 April 2016|
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Response from Frederick F | Reviewed this property |
The train is located outside Mdina - in front of the Domus Romana. This is a trackless train and really something to combine with touring Mdina. It is only about 30 minutes but gives you an opportunity to see a little bit... More
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ΕΥΤΥΧΙΑ Μ
25 March 2016|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
Tickets available on the "train" itself. Not sure though that it is worth the ride.
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Bron S
27 September 2015|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it runs all year
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