Hop-on hop-off tour

Malta: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe
Hop-on hop-off tour

Malta: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe

From US$ 27 per person

Explore the island of Malta and its most visited heritage sites on an open-top bus tour. With our boat tours you can admire stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Maltese, Dutch


  • Explore the historic island of Malta on an open top bus tour
  • Discover fortified settlements including Mdina and the Three Cities
  • Visit the stunning Blue Grotto Caves
  • Hop off at Marsaxlokk - a traditional fishing village
  • Drive through Mosta with it's domed church
Full description

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island 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 that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise.

North Route Stops:

• Bugibba (Topaz Hotel / Gillieru Hotel)

• Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet)

• Bugibba Centre (Opposite HSBC)

• Bugibba (Santana Hotel)

• Malta National Aquarium

• Qawra Palace Hotel

• Qawra Seafront

• Bellavista Hotel, Qawra

• Mediterraneo Marine Park

• ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels)

• St George's Bay, St Julians (City Sightseeing Route Stage)

• Westin Dragonara, St Julians

• Hilton Roundabout, St Julians

• Spinola Bay, St Julians

• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)

• Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)

• Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage & Stop For Harbour Cruise)

• Opposite Bayview Hotel (CitySightseeing Outlet)

Valletta - City Center

Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For South Route)

• San Anton Gardens

• Ta Qali - Aviation Museum

• Mosta Church

• Mdina Main Gate

• Rabat - Domus Romana

• Golden Bay

South Route Stops:

• ITS Roundabout

• St Georges Bay, St Julians (CSS Route Stage)

• Westin Dragonara, St Julians

• Hilton, St Julians

• Spinola Bay,St Julians

• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)

• Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)

• Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage and Stop For Harbour Cruise) Opposite Bayview Hotel

• Valletta City Center

• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)

• Tarxien Temples

• Vittoriosa Waterfront

• Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village

• Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)

• Blue Grotto

• Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples  

• Valletta City Center

• Valletta - Malta Experience, Knights Hospital War Museum, and Fort St Elmo

• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Harbor cruise (if option selected)
  • Attraction tickets

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • You can hop off at any of the stops along the way and rejoin a later loop if you are within the operating times
  • All vouchers are valid for 12 months. The boat tour must be taken within 24 hours of the bus tour being validated
  • South Route runs every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday and the North Route runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
  • North Route departure times from Stop N1: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM
  • South Route departure times from Stop S10: 9:05 AM, 10:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 2:05 PM
  • Mobile vouchers: Sliema Ferries (stop 17) or Valletta Waterfront Terminus (stop 20). Paper tickets are accepted at all stops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 243 reviews

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This tour started off on a negative note, as it was not what I was expecting from a hop on hop off service. Our driver, Peter, informed us of this at pick up and I was disappointed, especially after we had called the company and they had not explained any of this divergence to us. So, I suggest you update your website with what you actually provide and increase the duration time, since it took us closer to 7 hours and not the 4.5 stated on your info. Nevertheless, I am pleased to say, Peter was extremely nice and a fountain of info, which made the whole tour with him extrememley pleasant and worthwhile. In summary, thank you very much Peter, you made it happen!

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March 28, 2023

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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March 28, 2023

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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March 28, 2023

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