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Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

Product ID: 30716
Explore Malta’s sights at your own pace with this 24- or 48-hour ticket on a hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour. The tour is divided into 2 routes, the North and the South route. Discover the Roman sites and much more.
About this activity
Valid 24 - 48 hours
(from first activation)
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Maltese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Malta at your own pace
  • Visit the Mosta Church and Dome
  • Explore the Ta’Qali Crafts Village
  • Discover the Roman sites, including the restored Roman Villa and St. Agatha’s Catacombs in the village of Rabat
  • Walk around the medieval town of Mdina
  • Explore the capital city of Valletta, originally built by the famous knights of the Order or St. John
  • Visit the famous Three Cities
  • Explore the Tarxien Temple, believed to have been built around 3,000 BC
  • Visit the traditional and picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk
  • See the beautiful Blue Grotto
Full description
Malta boasts over 7,000 years of history and is brimming with attractions and places of interest. This tour gives you a flavor of these unique islands. Both the North and South hop-on hop-off 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 the routes, you'll be able to discover the Maltese Islands like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina.

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 our routes.

North Route:
1. Bugibba (Topaz Hotel)
2. Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet)
3. Buggiba Centre (Opposite HSBC)
4. Bugibba (Santana Hotel)
5. Malta National Aquarium
6. Qawra Palace Hotel
7. Qawra Seafront
8. Bellavista Hotel, Qawra
9. Mediterraneo Marine Park
10. ITS Roundabout
11. St. George's Bay, St. Julians
12. Westin Dragonara, St Julians
13. Hilton Malta, St. Julians
14. Spinola Bay, St. Julians
15. Balluta Bay, St. Julians
16. Sliema Seafront
17. Sliema Ferries
18. Opposite Bayview Hotel
19. Valleta – City Centre
20. Valletta Waterfront Terminus
21. San Anton Gardens
22. Ta Qali – Aviation Museum
23. Mosta Church
24. Mdina Main Gate
25. Rabat – Domus Romana
26. Golden Bay

South Route:
1. Valletta Waterfront
2. Vittoriosa Waterfront Terminus
3. Marsaxlokk – Fishing Village
4. Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)
5. Play Mobile Fun Park
6. Blue Grotto
7. Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples
8. Valleta – City Centre
9. Valleta - Malta Experience & Knights Hospital
  • Harbour cruise (included with the 2-day ticket)
  • Audio guide or live guide
What’s Not Included
  • Attraction tickets

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Meeting point

You can start/end the tour at any of the allocated stops.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please be aware that there are currently delays to this bus tour due to road-works in the area
• The North Route is 3.5-hours long (full loop) and runs every 30-minutes between 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
• The South Route is 2.25-hours long and runs every 35-minutes between 9:25 AM and 3:50 PM
• The Harbour Cruise departs at Stop 17 along the bus route and a full loop takes approximately 1.5-hours, please inquire about cruise departure times at the destination
• All bookings with a travel date until September 30, 2020, will be valid until December 31, 2020
• Any booking dated October 1, 2020, onwards will be valid for 3 months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    3.5 / 5
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Joined the tour from Buggiba and stayed with the same bus all afternoon. This was primarily because the frequency of buses is every hour and if we'd disembarked anywhere we'd have been dependent upon the last bus of the day to get us back. No reason to think that it wouldn't have turned up, just didn’t feel like taking the risk. Well, it was fantastic. The driver was very courteous and took the trouble to run upstairs and tell us how long we'd be waiting and also to check whether any passengers needed to take an earlier departing bus. He clearly knew the roads very well and at no point did we feel as if we were clinging on for dear life or dawdling. We were on the north tour and noticed that we reached Mdina bang on scheduled time. Importantly the only suggestion I think we’d make is to add some music in between the spoken commentary. We found the commentary really excellent. It was very informative

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February 4, 2020

There are 2 different companies running the tours Citysightseeing and Supreme Travel. You need to check your ticket to make sure you get on the right bus. I got on a supreme tour bus and was told to get off because my ticket was only valid on a citysightseeing bus. The other thing you need to do is start early so that you can do both south route and north route. I started off late and could only do north tour. The tours don't run beyond 4pm so you won't be able to get on any buses after that time. It would be better value for money if you get to do both tours as there are amazing sights on both routes.

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January 3, 2020

We went on the Southern route and found it very informative.

We picked up the Bus at a well marked stop outside of the Valletta city gate. Some of the other drop off/pick up points were not so well marked and you needed to have a clear mental map in your head. A flyer for each location maybe priced at one Euro would be useful for those without this ability. Very good tour despite some reckless driving on one of the buses. Can thoroughly recommend this as an informative day out.

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October 7, 2019

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City Sightseeing Europe

Product ID: 30716