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Malta City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus

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Malta boasts over 7000 years of history and is brimming with attractions and places of interest. Your hop on - hop off bus tour gives you a flavour of these unique islands. Both the North and South routes start from Sliema and head off to Malta's Capital City Valletta, where the North itinerary heads off to the Historic City of Mdina before taking you to discover the northern countryside. The South itinerary offers a more historic aspect to the Maltese Islands with stops at prehistoric temples. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along our routes, City Sightseeing Malta buses give you the opportunity to discover the Maltese Islands like never before!

Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta'Qali Craft Village; Rabat with many Roman sites such as the restored Roman Villa and St. Agatha's Catacombs and the medieval town of Mdina. Valletta is Malta's capital, which was originally built by the famous Knights of the Order of St John. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples, believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village which is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beatiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on both of the routes.

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The South (Red) Route runs every 45 minutes and it takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The North (Blue) Route runs every 30 minutes and it takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the route without getting off. During the winter season (from mid December to Easter), the two routes run every 60 minutes, and will not visit the stops marked with an asterisk (*). The tours are narrated in English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Danish. First and last tour times vary by route and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The South (Red) Route includes the following stops:

  • Valletta Waterfront
  • Tarxien
  • Vittoriosa Waterfront
  • Marsaxlokk
  • Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum*
  • Blue Grotto
  • Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples
  • Valletta - Phoenicia Hotel
  • Valletta - War Museum and Fort St. Elmo
  • Malta Experience and Knights Hospital

The North (Blue) Route includes the following stops:

  • Bugibba (Topaz Hotel)
  • Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet)
  • Bugibba Centre
  • Bugibba (Santana Hotel)
  • Malta National Aquarium
  • Qawra Palace Hotel
  • Qawra Seafront
  • Bellavista Hotel, Qawra
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park
  • ITS Roundabout
  • St. George's Bay, St. Julians
  • Westin Dragonara, St. Julians
  • Hilton Malta, St. Julians
  • Spinola Bay, St. Julians
  • Balluta Bay, St. Julians
  • Sliema Seafront
  • Sliema Ferries
  • Opposite Bayview Hotel
  • Valletta
  • Valletta Waterfront
  • San Anton Gardens
  • Mdina Main Gate*
  • Rabat - Domus Romana
  • Ta Qali - Aviation Museum
  • Ta Qali - Crafts Village
  • Mosta Church
  • Mgarr Church*
  • Golden Bay

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

*During the winter season (from mid December to Easter), the route will not visit these stops.

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1 Day
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Numerous bus stops throughout Malta. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
If you are planning on visiting a religious site, it is customary to have shoulders and knees covered. Sensible, flat-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Guests must be able to step up onto and off of the bus. To access the upper deck, a narrow staircase must be climbed. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored based on space available.
4 Stars4Based On 11 Reviews Review This Tour
3 StarsHop on hop off from cruise terminal December 01, 2018

Reviewer: Robert Blades
It was very easy to access the hop on hop off from the cruise terminal. The north line was quite long and not that interesting at times. Didn’t have time to do the south route.

4 StarsMalta City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off BusNovember 20, 2018

Reviewer: Marie Ewanchuk
Got to see the entire island. We now know what Malta looks like.

4 StarsMalta City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off BusJune 03, 2018

Reviewer: Paul Doucette
We had no difficulty location the bus from the ship. The stops were at interesting places. Would recommend. There are several companies that have bus Hop on Off. Make sure you know which company/bus is yours. Sometimes there are a number of buses at the pickup locations. Know how to locate your bus!

5 StarsA must!!November 28, 2017

This is the way to really see the area. Easy to get off and back on. Many stops. Informative audio guide. Fun to see from above.

5 StarsBeautiful MaltaOctober 25, 2017

Reviewer: C Powell
A great way to explore a beautiful island - lots of highlights. We were there on a busy day so they added extra buses to ensure that wait times weren't too long- great service!!

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