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Scenic Malta By Vintage Bus

Price: $39.00
This tour only operates on Thursdays.
Scenic Malta By Vintage Bus
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Combining both fun and history, sign up for a tour while in Malta that takes you on a vintage bus ride onboard a historic touring bus that is rare to see on the Maltese Islands.

Start your day by visiting the Palazzo Parisio. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this 18th Century Palace is a place of wonder that begs exploration. On your visit 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 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.

Your next stop 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.

As you continue your journey you will then 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, take a quick break and enjoy delicious typical Maltese pastries or "pastizzi" while sipping on a well-deserved cup of coffee.

As your tour comes to an end you will 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
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.
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