Susy C Australia
As Malta is quite tiny, I think this is the best way to get around, as you see things and then get off where you want to spend time.
We did this on our first day in Malta, and was the perfect way to get a scope of all the main attractions before you dug into them at a later date. Overall enjoyable.
Very worthwhile - got to see some wonderful sights. Really needed two days to do justice to this city.
Lynn O United Kingdom
WAS GOOD BUT WOULD NEED A 2 DAY PASS TO SEE EVERYTHING, ALSO THE 1ST BUS WE WERE ON THE VOICE GUIDE DIDNT WORK SO YOU NEVER KNEW WHERE YOU WERE
good tour of Malta. It is nice to be able to see all parts of Malta and definitely better than taking the public bus which is crowded and takes forever. The hop on hop off bus gives lots of good information as well
Old bus with very squeeky brakes and one of our headsets did not work. We did enjoy seeing all the sights.
WAS OK BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL IF HEADPHONES OR MAP PROVIDED SO THAT ONE KNEW WHERE YOU WERE ON ROUTE.
Did the north route trip and 'hopped off'' at Mdina which really shouldn't be missed. Circular route took in all the main sights of the Valletta up towards the northern tip of the island. Just a quick tip the photo shown on the Viator web page is of the wrong bus company. The tour is run by City Sightseeing and they own the red buses, jump on one of these and not the white ones.
Elizabeth M S Australia
We got on the bus near the Phoenician Hotel - perhaps this stop could be better sign posted. Very enjoyable.
The bus is convenient and a good way to see different parts of Malta. You choose a specific route out of 3 routes and theres enough to see on the hop-on, hop-off bus to take up a day. It is a lot more windy and cold on the top of the bus, I wasnt prepared for this and was quite cold, so beware.
I might add that Malta does have a 1.5 Euro bus ticket that gives you full and unlimited access to the whole of the island, so if you are on a budget, you might want to just save the money and get a day bus pass.
However, I think with limited time and for the convenience and not getting lost, that paying for this specific tourist bus that takes you direct to the spots and not going a much longer route round the houses is probably best.
Would do again but make sure you start the tour early as they stop the buses early!
The tour itself was well done and well worth the price. The one major negative was the utter chaos at the stop near the cruise ship pier. The representatives there made no effort to maintain a queue; the seats went to those who pushed on most aggressively.
While the trip and itinerary were as advertized, the company giving the tours needs to organize the people into proper lines for entry onto the bus. People who had waited for 35 minutes and were second in line were not able to board because there was no organized queue. While it may be okay for younger people to push back into the masses to claim their seat, elderly people and people with children were out of luck. This disorganized chaotic entry ruined the day...
Too many people for the busses. People were able to push into the line because the buses stopped in random places. You had to wait for two or three buses and push yourself to get on one. Never again for me.
Very confusing as to what company we had booked with? Finally we got on one tour and when we got off we were told that the last bus was at 3.30pm, so had very little time to see the sights.
Miserable.when we hoped off and visited a sight we could not get back on.we had two buses pass us up because they were full. When we finally forced in we were smashed against many bodies and no one got off because they were afraid they wouldn't get back on. That was the end of our tour.
we recently took a cruise and used the hop on hop off buses on several ports. our experiences with these bus services were lovely except for the one in malta which was a nightmare.
our bus driver did not stop. we were not given any headphones for information about historical sites and to orientate ourselves as to where we were and before we knew it we were back in valletta. we demanded to be let off the bus he was going to take us back to around where the ship was docked. he eventually let us and a few others off people yelling at him only to drive off with one of our members still on the bus. A NIGHTMARE:
We were not handed any earphones on entering the bus so had no idea as to where we were and where to disembark, the worse thing about this tourist excursion was the buses finished running at 3.30 pm giving us very limited time at each stop. We only managed half of one route and none of the other.
Very disappointed in this service, have had better trips in other countries via the tourist bus. I think a revision of time table needs to be considered !!!
Terrible. First off the stops arent marked at all boarding locations. Second, i purchased my ticket in advance and in the conformation email itsaid i had the option to use an e-voucher and show the driver my conformation email with my smart phone.