THE WORST. If you are considering a hop on hop off, do the other one!!!! DON'T do CITY Sightseeing. It took 40 minutes to even GET a bus. First, our bus clipped a parked car and took off her mirror. Then, for an unknown reason, when we FINALLY stopped for the first time, a guy came on and told us we had to change busses. THEN, when we finally got going again, the bus seemed to have no suspension. The back hit the ground whenever we hit a dip. It was awful. The driver drove SO FAST and we only saw like industrial areas. When we got off at the lue Grotto/beach area, everyone wished us luck! LOL Well, as it turned out, we needed it. While we waited for another bus to hop on,' TWO of the other company's came by. We pleaded with THEIR driver to let us on, as we only needed to get to the next stop, the Temples. Well, after we toured those, again, we waited and waited. And again, TWO of the OTHER company's busses came by. I CALLED our company and told him, and he said he would send a bus. Good thing I called! Anyway, we finally made it back, and then there was another issue. Anyway, DO NOT use this company!!!!!!
There are long waits between buses 45 minutes . What was horrible and unthinkable was being on the bus at 5 pm hoping to get to the end of the run and being told to exit the bus because his shift was over leaving 10 stranded passengers in the middle of nowhere and telling them a bus would be coming in 10 minutes which Never showed up. I waited 30 minutes.
My title should read Hop On and get the hell off my bus. Sad but true. Too bad I cannot give a negative star.
Absolutely dreadful! You spend most of your day waiting for the correct bus to turn up as there are several different company's doing the same routes.This is not only confusing but frustrating, waiting in a queue then getting on the bus only to be told its the wrong one!. The biggest problem is the infrequency you have very little time for seeing the sights. The southern route last bus is at 2:30pm and the Northern 3:30.. The day before we used the service a driver from this company drove his bus into a tree! This resulted in several casualties and sadly some fatalities! We had paid for a 48 hour pass,but gave up after 3 hours and got a taxi back to our hotel. If you can spare the cash book a taxi to take you to the same places the bus visits, we did and it was excellent!
The hop on, hop off bus was nice. I just wish that the hours for the bus were longer so that we could enjoy the stops more. We were also unable to complete the north and south routes in full because we chose to get off the bus on some stops.
Used the Hop on Hop off bus 2 days, February 27 and March 1, this is a good way to see Malta. Due to heavy traffic, the buses were a bit late, maybe 15 minutes or more, in the more congested areas of Malta. Since I was there in the winter season, the buses didn't start running until 9 AM. An earlier start in the day might have been better.
Ken M, Nebraska, USA