City Sightseeing 1 Day Bus Tour

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Duration: 8h 00m

Location: Bugibba, Malta; Daily throught the year

Duration: Green Line: 2hr 00min / Red Line: 2hr 15min / Blue Line: 1hr 30min

  • Green Line starts in Bugibba (every 30minutes with last departure from Bgibba at 14:00hrs)
  • Red Line starts in Valletta at 09:45hrs (every 45minutes with last departure from Valletta at 15:00hrs)
  • Blue Line starts in Valletta at 09:30hrs (every 30minutes with last departure from Valletta at 15:00hrs)


The tour ticket is valid for 1 day and you can join any tour routes as many times as you like. You can change tour lines at the main City Sightseeing Bus Terminus in Valletta

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & MAIN STOPS

  • Valletta Waterfront (Blue Line/Red Line/Green Line)

The main City Sightseeing Bus Terminus is located at this beautifully renovated 18th century wharf. It is also the main cruise ship terminal and has an excellent range of restaurants and cafeterias.

  • Castille, Valletta (Blue Line/Red Line/Green Line)

Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. The bus will stop at Castille place from where you visit Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Everyday at noon the 'Noon Gun Salut' is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

  • Malta Experience, Valletta (Blue Line/Red Line)

Malta’s first and foremost audio-visual attraction - The Malta Experience has delighted over four and a half million visitors since it opened in the 1980s. The attraction is situated on the Valletta waterfront, overlooking the magnificent and historical Grand Harbour. You will enjoy sensational imagery onto a large panoramic screen and a gripping commentary (available in 17 languages) bringing 7000 years of island history to life, in a purpose-built auditorium. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

  • San Anton Gardens (Blue Line)

These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of the San Anton Palace – the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton was first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies.

  • Ta Qali Crafts Village & Mdina Glass (Blue Line)

Here can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gift from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, wrought iron and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.

  • Rabat (Blue Line)

The centre of Rabat is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat, can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. During this stop you can visit St. Paul's Grotto and Church, the Wignacourt Museum, catacombs and Romanus Domus which is a typical Roman Townhouse typical of that period.

  • Medieval City of Mdina (Blue Line)

Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1565 has had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls.

  • Mosta Dome Church (Blue Line)

The church’s dome is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. Mosta Dome is also popular with visitors as it was at this church the World War II bomb pierced the dome during a service, fell inside the church during a service and failed to explode, this locals hailed as a miracle.

  • Harbour Cruise (Green Line)

This excellent 90 minute cruise will take you around the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta - Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. A detailed commentary will unfold the history of Valletta and the Three Cities connected with two Great sieges of 1565 and 1942, as well as all the other places of interest including the historical forts, battlements and creeks which can only be admired from the sea. We cruise into every creek showing you the closest possible views.

  • Coast Road (Green Line)

A panoramic drive along the scenic coast between St. Paul's Bay and St. Julian's Bay. You will see a number of 'Towers' bulit during the era of the Knights, follow the winding coast road which hugs the rugged and rocky shoreline and offers some great scenery.

  • Medieterraneo Marine Park (Green Line)

Situated alongside the sea, at “White Rocks” in Bahar ic-Caghaq, the Malta Marine Park succeeds in combining entertainment with education, offering guests an insight into the underwater world of dolphins & sea lions, the dexterity of tropical birds, and the laid back but alert turtles, frogs, snakes, iguanas and spiders.

  • Birgu/Vittoriosa (Red Line)

Birgu forms part of the Three Cities and is the oldest fortified city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area. Here you can visit the historical centre of the city which known as the 'collachio', the area which was occupied by the Knights'.

  • Tarxien Temples & Hypogeum (Red Line)

Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated and it offers a unique collection of circa. 3000 BC sanctuaries. Stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers and riches enhance the attractions of these temples. Located close to Tarxien Temples is the unique Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This ancient underground monument is 12 metres below street level. It consists of a network of passages, chambers and caves cut on three levels, similar to the interior of a megalithic temple. The most impressive part of the temple is the "Holy of Holies" and one of the most important prehistoric masterpieces known as the "Sleeping Lady" was also found here.

PLEASE NOTE If you intend visiting the Hypogeum you cannot enter this site unless you have prebooked your tickets.

  • Marsaxlokk Fishing Village (Red Line)

Experience a little local culture at the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. This quaint village which is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu', hundreds of them fill up the bay. There is also a small local market from Mon to Sat and a big market on all day on Sunday's. Marsaxlokk is also renowned by the locals as the BEST place to eat fresh fish at one of the many restaurants.

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