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Malta: Scenic Tour by Vintage Bus including Palazzo Parisio

Product ID: 26149
Take a scenic coach tour of Malta and see the stunning Dingli Cliffs, the highest point on the island. Tour the beautiful 18th-century Palazzo Parisio, and stroll through Buskett Gardens in the valley of Wied Il- Luq.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian

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  • Explore the ornate rooms of the 18th century Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar
  • Drive to the highest point in Malta and look across at the tiny island of Filfla
  • Stroll through the grounds of Verdala Palace, official residence of the President of Malta
  • Taste delicious savory filled pastries typical to Malta
Full description
Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of Malta and get fantastic views from the island’s highest point. Visit the ornate Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, and wander around Buskett Gardens on the grounds of Verdala Palace.

Your first stop is Palazzo Parisio in the heart of Naxxar. A place of wonder that begs to be explored, the 18th century palace gives a fantastic introduction to the intricate historic nuances of Malta's nobility. Explore the stately home’s Grand Ballroom, Family Chapel, Walled Gardens, and Orangery.

Next, drive to Dingli Cliffs, the highest point in Malta. The isolated Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the towering rocks makes for a charming landmark. Built in the 17th century, the chapel offers some of the most stunning views in Malta, including to the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla.

Your final stop will be Buskett Gardens in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq at Siggiewi. At their best in spring, the gardens also offer shade from the harsh mid-summer sun and a quiet place for a walk in winter. Explore the beautiful gardens, located in the grounds of Verdala Palace, official residence of the President of Malta.

During the scenic tour, you will also pause for coffee, when you will get the chance to sample some of Malta’s traditional pastizzi, diamond-shaped savory pastries, often filled with ricotta.
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Tour of Palazzo Parisio, Dingli Cliffs, and Buskett Gardens
  • Entrance fee to Palazzo Parisio
  • Maltese snack and coffee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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    3.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    3.8 / 5
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It was great to drive the classic car bus, but it was not the old commercial coach from Malta shown in the advertising, but an old Morris from 1930. The bus is narrow and uncomfortable - just a classic car! The palazzo was nice and so was the Dingli cliffs. The German / English guide was nice.

November 19, 2019

A nice ride to the inland of Malta

We had a very original trip to Malta's past. Beginning from the old type bus we used, which by itself returned the year decades earlier, we visited Villa Parisio (I write villa because it had never actually served to host a royalty). The explanations were very detailed and we took all our time to explore the villa. Afterwards we had a spectacular view to the open sea from Ste Magdalene's church (Malta's highest point). After our guide's recommendation I tried the aromatic maltese coffee, thus becomming fan of it eversince. At a nice multiple purpose hall in the forest we were offered pastici (both with cheese and peas) and after our guide's recommendation again, I tried the Kinnie, thus becomming addicted to it.

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July 25, 2019

It was a great experience and we had a very experienced tour guide. We had a vintage bus which would grind gears and had no windows so got quite hot when weren't moving as the wind would have to come through the front windows. But this made the trip feel more authentic anyway. The Palazo Parisio was amazing to see! And the Dingli Cliffs was quite a view. We were abit disappointed to not be able to have a look at the Buskett Gardens but only go there to eat and drink at a small shop.

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June 13, 2019

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Product ID: 26149