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Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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    What to Expect
    After your cruise ship docks in Malta, make your way to Silema Ferries, the nearest bus stop to the cruise port. Here, hop on your City Sightseeing double decker bus and begin your exploration of the Malta archipelago. With your 24-hour ticket, you can explore both north and south Malta and travel to top attractions like the Blue Grotto, the Three Cities and Rabat. Simply hop off where you want to and return to any bus stop to continue your tour.

    See the Itinerary for the full list of stops.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The nearest stop to the cruise port is Silema Ferries (Stop 16) along the North Route. 
    Please see 'additional info' for specific cruise information.
    Departure Time
    North Route (from Stop 1) 
    First Tour - 8:00AM  
    Last Tour - 2:30PM 

    South Route (from Stop 1) 
    First Tour - 9:45AM  
    Last Tour - 3:45PM

    Tours along the North Route depart every 30 minutes. Tours along the South Route depart every 45 minutes.
    Return Details
    At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1 or 2 days (dependent on time period selected at check-out)
    • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
    • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, shopping and attractions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise Passenger Info: Arrivals will be required to walk to Bus Stop 16, the Silema Ferries, as this is the closest stop to the cruise port. Inside the Cruise Terminal is a City Sightseeing Kiosk who can provide customers with directions and any additional information to guide them to this shore excursion.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that there are currently delays to the bus tour due to road-works in the area.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The pictures say it all. Some genius thought that covering windows with the McDonald's and sightseeing advertising was the way to go. We could not see anything properly and when we got to see it there was no point in taking pictures. The upstairs is all wet even though it has
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    Went on the Malta by night tour at the end of October. If you are booking on this make sure you wrap up warm! The bus turned up nearly half a hour late. So be prepared to wait. The tour guid (who was very friendly) then tried to make up the time by travelling really fast along
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    I read some conflicting reviews with regards to this kind of a tour but my girlfriend and I decided to to it anyway. We did the top half of Malta and although the brochure says 20 euro the man offered it to us for 15 euro, we are guessing they do this to everyone to get them
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    We went on this bus to see Malta, but it is impossible to see all the points of interest. First the south tour takes 190minutes from the starting point to the finish, second the bus did not have air conditioner so, as you must think with 34°C it's like ridding a bus to hell. My
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    This is nothing less than a bus-stop journey and a very poor one at that! The audio is best turned-off. The bus is bumpy and rickety. There is constant ticket checks and we were taken off the bus and abandoned at the side of a street to await the following bus (seemingly
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    About the operator
    By: City Sightseeing Malta
    1,630 reviews
    We saw advertising
    The pictures say it all. Some genius thought that covering windows with the McDonald's and sightseeing advertising
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    Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
    A very slow and uninteresting way to see Malta. It takes ages to get to the starting point at Valetta and the
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    Eva S
    Organized chaos
    Almost in every new country me and my husband use hop on hop off buses to have a first look of our new
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    Malibu, California
    DO NOT TAKE - waste HORRIBLE !!
    Do NOT take this! It’s the lamest waste of time & money... it took us 2 hours to get from St Julien to Mdina
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    Donald A
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom
    Some buses need TLC
    Did the South tour on this hop on hop off service. How these drivers negotiate some of the roads is amazing,
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    Juan-les-Pins, France
    Disgusting ! Avoid !
    We used this « service » that isn t one on a cruise stop Welcomed by Rude drivers chatting to rude taxi drivers
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    Dexter B
    London, United Kingdom
    Sunny chill for 3hrs
    Basically you have a lazy afternoon listening to earphones and taking in the whole experience without the taking
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    NIKI E
    really bad experience, disapointing..
    really bad experience, disapointing.. the bus was continuously late, cleanliness was unacceptable and the bus
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    Claudia M
    Sligo, Ireland
    Hop on off bus
    Really good way of getting to see as much as possible . Madina is a must see. Took the blue bus . Although we
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    Helen F
    The bus was late arriving, once on our tour there was minimal commentary, with lots of history and monuments I
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    Wrexham County, United Kingdom
    Don't even bother, more info on the public bus route
    Having used the Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing buses in other parts of the world (Chester, Paris, Barecelona,
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    Very poor
    Plus points - good circular tour of the south of the island as long as you stay on the bus. Negative points -
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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Value for money
    My family and I took, was is the south route tour. You start at Valletta, and the headsets give you a brief but
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    Venice, Florida
    Great hop-on hop-off Gozo tour!
    Highly recommend the Gozo hop-on hop-off with hotel pick-up in Malta. Tour was reasonably priced and excellent
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    Lafayette, Colorado
    Awful experience and poor service, anyway
    I've used many on /off bus companies, this was by far the worst experience. I got on in Sliema, right across from
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    Key Details
    • City Sightseeing Malta
    • Duration: 24h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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