Tour code: 2916MALTAPRT
Swap the cruise port for a day of unlimited exploring with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Malta. With your 24-hour ticket and access to two different routes through Valletta, you can travel quickly and easily around Malta, exploring its top attractions at your own pace. See sights like the Blue Grotto and Mosta Church and Dome, and gain insight into Malta’s history and culture from the onboard commentary. Entrance fees not included.


  • Malta shore excursion: City Sightseeing Malta hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus
  • Onboard commentary on this Malta shore excursion
  • Buses depart every 60 minutes from 9am to 6pm
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Malta at your own pace while in port!

What You Can Expect

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

See Malta by open-top bus

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.


Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Routes and Stops:

North Route:

  • Silema Ferries
  • Mosta Church
  • Ta' Quali Crafts Village
  • Mdina
  • Rabat
South Route:
  • Valletta Capital City
  • Three cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
  • Tarxien Temples
  • Marsaxlokk
  • Blue Grotto
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Malta. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

Judy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Malta another great place! We are fortunate that Hop on/off Bus is in so many cities! Thank you!

Sylvia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great way to see the beautiful island of Malta. I especially recommend Mdina, which is part of the hop-on, hop-off tour. There are three legs of this tour. We took all three and saw it all. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent way to see any new to you places
Being able to get to tour around and then to decide when and where to get of and back on is great
We didn't want to walk too far and this enabled us to sightsee the easy way
The audio commentary was also very interesting giving an insight into the city
The service was situated close to the cruise terminal making it a worry free part of our holiday
Highly recommend this way of sightseeing

Philip B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed it. Best way to see a city.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to see an overall view of Malta for cheap. Buses are very dependable. We loved every second.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great option for a quick overview of the city and sights!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour!! enjoyed the Island beautiful spots.

Magela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved it.. Awesome tour, very informative, a lot of stops, you could take your time at all places, beutifull ports and castles. I Totally recomend it.

Alain A France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was a very nice tour, you must do it if you like to Watch everything ...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A good way to see the features of the area. Be sure to hop off at the Blue Grotto.

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