Private Scenic Malta By Vintage Bus

Private Scenic Malta By Vintage Bus
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience Malta‚Äôs charm on a private, vintage wooden bus, built in 1921 by local craftsmen, for an authentic scenic journey.
  • Craft your itinerary with an expert guide, exploring Valletta, Mdina, and the enigmatic Clapham Junction for a personalized experience.
  • Explore the grandiosity of the 18th Century Palazzo Falson in Mdina, revealing Malta's historic nobility and their enchanting lifestyle.
  • Enjoy the tranquillity of Buskett Gardens, savor traditional Maltese pastries, and witness the Verdala Palace, the President of Malta's residence.
  • Catch the stunning Dingli Cliffs at Malta's peak, offering views of St. Mary Magdalene chapel and Filfla island, a 17th-century marvel.
From $58.00/person to $930.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
The bus available for this tour accommodates groups of up to 17 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces, not recommended for those with mobility issues. Guests must be able to step in and out of vintage bus used for the tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private Scenic Malta By Vintage Bus

Your vintage bus was one of the first two wooden bodied buses purchased in 1921 by the Cottonera Motor bus company. These buses were licensed to operate routes between Cottonera and Valletta and were made by local carpenters and mechanics. At that time, the local carpenters and mechanics were encouraged to build bus bodies so that the company Cottonera Motor Bus Co. could increase its fleet rapidly, you will find the bus is maintained in its original state.

You can arrange your very own and specific itinerary for the day as your licensed, professional and knowledgeable guide accompanies you all around the area. For example, you may decide to visit the city center of Valletta or Mdina, the old capital. To the south of Malta you can see the 3 cities, Marsaxlokk and Blue Grotto. Or you may wish to view the Megalithic temples, all of these sites can be grouped together and visited in your 4-hour tour.

You can choose to visit the Palazzo Falson, located in the heart of picturesque Mdina. This 18th Century Palace is a place of wonder that begs exploration. Stop to discover the intricate nuances of Malta's historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. While touring this stately home, you will be amazed by its grandiosity which, in turn, will guarantee to spark your imagination - whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the Grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery.

Another option to see is Clapham Junction. Discover a prehistoric site near the Dingli Cliffs known for its puzzling and mysterious grooves on the rock called "cart ruts", a complex network of tracks gouged in the rock. Experts agree they appear to be ancient roadways of some sort, but they do not seem to have a link to the building of any of Malta's megalithic, even though they do cross the small island and are found on the higher and rockier surfaces. They can be found in abundance in the same area and beside each other where sometimes they are a single pair that go on for miles. Unfortunately, there were no written words or pictorial guide left by the Temple Builders or Cart Rut users.

Continue your journey possibly to make a drive to Buskett Gardens. These gardens, located in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq, Siggiewi, are at their best during spring, but they offer shade from the harsh mid-summer sun and offer a quiet place for a walk in the winter months. Verdala Palace, an official residence of the President of Malta, is located on the edge of the Gardens. Once you have explored the grounds of this beautiful place, you may wish to take a quick break and enjoy delicious typical Maltese pastries or "pastizzi" while sipping on a well-deserved cup of coffee (at your own expense).

Not to be missed is making a stop at Dingli Cliffs. Located less than a kilometer to the south west of the village of Dingli, the cliffs are approximately 220 meters high and are considered the highest point in Malta. Take in the 17th Century chapel of St. Mary Magdalene and admire the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla that can be seen from here.

You can make the absolute very most of your day while in Malta with this private tour excursion, you choose your itinerary and you see exactly what you wish. Sign up today and book your very own private vintage bus.

Please Note: The bus available for this tour accommodates groups of up to 17 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.