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Artisinal

Malta is a country full of crafts, tradition & culture. Whether you want to see a master weaver at work with top quality wool, meet a passionate musician who is still producing Malta's unique instruments or experience work at an ancient saltpan where salt has been harvested for hundreds of years, our artisan tours will give you all the keys you need to unlock the beauty of Maltese tradition and craft.

Our expert weaver weaves a blanket from local Maltese wool on a traditional loom during the artisan trail tour

Artisan Trail

Discover Malta’s traditional crafts and culture on a journey around the island with us. Choose from our half-day, full-day and custom itineraries for a trip that will leave you with a strong sense of Malta’s culture, tradition and spirit and hopefully even some high quality souvenirs.

Build your own

Duration: 1 hour

Traditional Instrument Maker
 

Hear the hypnotic sounds of the żummara and the witness the Maltese bagpipe that has to be seen to be believed

Discover the wonderfully unique world of traditional Maltese Musical Instruments with Francesco

Our traditional Maltese musician demonstrates traditional Maltese musical instruments during the traditional Maltese music tour
Our traditional maltese musician plays his handmade Maltese bagpipe for a group of tourists during the traditional Maltese music tour

Duration: 1 hour

The Weaving
Experience

Discover the high quality products produced by our expert weaver and discover the intricacies of working with traditional tools and methods.

See our master weaver Antoine at work on a traditional 200 year old loom

Our expert weaver sits at an traditional loom crafting art from Maltese wool during the weaving experience tour
Our expert weaver sits at the traditional loom crafting art from Maltese wool during the weaving experience tour
our falconer holds a harris hawk in rural Malta during our falconry experience tour
A falcon perched in a rural Maltese setting during our falconry tour

Duration: 1 hour

Falconry
Experience

See the power of nature by watching Lawrence's birds take to the skies in an up close and personal encounter with these impressive predators 

Witness the speed and majesty of Lawrence's falcon friends.

Enjoy and immerse yourself into Maltese village life by participating in this popular social sport

A Bocci player showing tourists how to play the popular Maltese game during the bocci experience tour

Duration: 1.5 hours

Boċċi
Experience

enjoy yourself and immerse yourself into Maltese village life by participating in this popular social sport

Meet the locals by challenging them to a game of boċċi

Duration: 2 hours

SeaSalt 

Harvesting
 

Experience the labour that goes into every jar of salt and discover the Darmanin family history of harvesting at the ancient saltpans 

Learn the trade of sea salt harvesting with a high-energy harvester Żaren

Sea salt harvester stands with traditional tool on the ancient salt pans
Salt harvester adds sea salt to a pile

Duration: 1 hour

Master

Gilder's 

Workshop
 

The Darmanin gilders have touched just about every piece of art in Malta in their 6 generations of work in this craft

See the impressive work done by our expert gilder Pierre

Our gilder works on fixing a golden fram during the gilding experience tour
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