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Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

1. Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Explore Malta's incredible estates, history, and sights at your own pace. Take the exclusive hop-on, hop-off tours, and ride at your own convenience on the open-top double decker buses. During your tour, you can stop at any of the following major attractions in the city, on these routes: South Malta Route (Red Route) • Valletta • Hypogeum • The Three Cities • Zejtun Church • Marsaxlokk Fishing Village • Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples • The Limestone Heritage • Sliema North Malta Route (Blue Route) • Valletta • San Anton Gardens • The Crafts Village • Aviation Museum • Mosta Church • Mdina • Rabat • Mgarr Church • Golden Bay • Bugibba Square • Splash and Fun Water Park • Mediterraneo Marine Park • St. George’s Bay • Spinola Bay Free Transport is available from several areas at several times.

St Paul's Bay: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

2. St Paul's Bay: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

After boarding the catamaran, the first stop will be the Blue Lagoon. The boat will drop anchor away from the crowds, so you can experience the famous turquoise water in peace. During this stop, you can enjoy an optional barbecue. The stops after the Blue Lagoon will depend on the weather. It might be possible to head to the Crystal Lagoon, surrounded by steep dramatic cliffs. Its crystal clear waters are much deeper than the Blue Lagoon, making the area fantastic for snorkeling and swimming in and around the caves. If there is an easterly wind, it’s likely that you’ll visit Ghajn Tuffieha. This is a beautiful rural area, home to a chain of pristine sandy beaches called Golden Bay, Riviera Beach, and Gnejna Bay. On the way back from Ghajn Tuffieha, an additional stop will be made to discover the film set of Popeye’s Village, tucked away in a charming bay. Other stops that might be made are Mellieha Bay, Ramla Bay, Imgiebah Bay, or Half Rock. All of these locations are great for snorkeling and swimming. Back on the boat, listen to dance music, and buy cocktails at the bar. If you have selected the afternoon option, relax and watch the sunset on the horizon. After a wonderful day at sea, begin the journey back to Bugibba.

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

3. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour with Optional Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. North Route Stops:• Bugibba (Topaz Hotel / Gillieru Hotel)• Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet) • Bugibba Centre (Opposite HSBC) • Bugibba (Santana Hotel)• Malta National Aquarium• Qawra Palace Hotel• Qawra Seafront• Bellavista Hotel, Qawra • Mediterraneo Marine Park• ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels) • St George's Bay, St Julians (City Sightseeing Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians• Hilton Roundabout, St Julians• Spinola Bay, St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church) • Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel) • Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage & Stop For Harbour Cruise) • Opposite Bayview Hotel (CitySightseeing Outlet) • Valletta - City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For South Route) • San Anton Gardens • Ta Qali - Aviation Museum• Mosta Church • Mdina Main Gate • Rabat - Domus Romana • Golden Bay South Route Stops: • ITS Roundabout • St Georges Bay, St Julians (CSS Route Stage) • Westin Dragonara, St Julians • Hilton, St Julians• Spinola Bay,St Julians• Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)• Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)• Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage and Stop For Harbour Cruise) Opposite Bayview Hotel • Valletta City Center• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route) • Tarxien Temples• Vittoriosa Waterfront • Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village • Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)• Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples  • Valletta City Center• Valletta - Malta Experience, Knights Hospital War Museum, and Fort St Elmo• Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

4. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

Explore the beautiful Comino Island and the surroundings on a day tour by boat. Discover the Ahrax Cave, Santa Maria Cave, and other famous sights before swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. You will depart from the Bugibba Jetty and begin your cruise along the northern coast of Malta. Pass by all of the sights including St. Pauls Islands and the statue of St. Pauls, and Anthrax Point. Continue cruising through the north channel of Comino as you pass by the elephants' head, Santa Maria Bay, St. Nicholas Bay, and the Comino hotel. Make quick stops to enter both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Captain Kevin will inform you about the sites and give you information regarding Malta. After approximately 1 hour, arrive on Comino island in the famous Blue Lagoon. The boat will moor up and you can enjoy a stop of 4.5 hours. During the journey, feel free to use all the facilities on board the boat or get off and explore the island. Relax and sunbathe on the top deck or find some shade on the main deck. Take a refreshing plunge into the cool, crystal-clear water.  Take advantage of male and female toilet facilities, lockers, and the cafeteria which serves hot and cold beverages. At the end of your time in Comino, head off to the island of Gozo without stopping.  Cruise around the Mgarr Harbour and see more important sites from the boat. Return to Malta via the south channel of Comino, passing by Crystal Lagoon and its caves and St. Mary's tower.

From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

5. From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. Your next stop is the historic fortified city of The Citadella in the heart of Victoria. Also called The Citadel, it is on Malta's tentative list of future UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and contains an old prison within the city walls. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

6. Malta: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea Tour with Boat Trip

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu (Vittoriosa), and Senglea. The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. During this half day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area. Pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation! We start with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three cities, to reach the city of Vittoriosa, this glorious city has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, but the current city dates back from the time of the Order of the Knights of Saint John. Vittoriosa was chosen as the capital city of Malta instead of Mdina upon the arrival of the Order in the year 1530. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the narrow streets of the city admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn. Upon arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa waterfront, board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks. The tour ends at Senglea, named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of 1565. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. From the Gardjola Gardens located at the tip of the peninsula enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

7. The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

Gain a comprehensive overview of Malta on this full-day tour of the island's natural and cultural landmarks, with round-trip transfer ensuring a hassle-free trip. Tick off top sights, such as the Blue Grotto and Mosta Parish, and discover hidden gems including the Popeye movie set and the medieval city of Mdina . Receive personalized attention from your private guide, plus plenty of complimentary tasters of Malta's natural produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs and the sea below at Dingli Cliffs, Malta's highest altitude point. Discover the mysterious capital of Malta, Valletta Walk through and discover the beauty of Mdina as we take you through its history and your stop for lunch here as well. Visit one of the most famous and spectacular beaches in Malta known as Golden Bay Receive personalized attention and knowledge from your private local guide from start to finish

Malta: Popeye Village Entry Ticket Incl. Private Transfers

8. Malta: Popeye Village Entry Ticket Incl. Private Transfers

Experience a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family at Popeye Village. Take advantage of a private hotel transfer and arrive at the park at your chosen time. Use your tickets to discover a wide array of attractions, seasonal events, and the original film set. Get picked up from your hotel and start your day with a bang by meeting Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Captain Bluto at one of the shows carried out throughout the village. Roam around the original structure of the 1980 film location, with Popeye’s house, the school, the firehouse, and the dentist's office. Get to know more about the movie in the detailed 15-minute documentary shown in the cinema. Make your way to Popeye’s comic museum to see the memorabilia that has been collected throughout the years, and even star in your own self-written movie. Relax during a hot Maltese summer day, explore the obstacle course and splash pool, and bathe in the crystal-clear waters of Anchor Bay. Allow the little ones to enjoy the covered Play Pool. During the rest of the year, take part in Halloween, Christmas, Carnival, and Easter-themed activities. Immerse yourself in Maltese culture with silversmith demonstrations and get a glimpse of the age-old filigree tradition. Practice your golfing skills by participating in a tournament, and try to take home the victory at a 9-hole mini-golf session. At the end of the day, step into the cinema to experience the premiere of the movie you created. Chuckle at your funny production and purchase a copy to bring home and show your family. Meet your driver and sit back on the way back to your hotel.

Mellieha: Private Boat Trip to Gozo, Comino, and Blue Lagoon

9. Mellieha: Private Boat Trip to Gozo, Comino, and Blue Lagoon

Explore the coast of Malta on this day trip from Mellieha. Enjoy a customizable tour to stunning locations like Comino island, Gozo island, sea caves, and picturesque lagoons. Discover local marine life as you snorkel through the azure waters. Meet your guide at the marina and hop aboard a comfortable boat. Relax on a cushioned seat in the shade as you glide through the water. Play some of your favorite tunes on with the Bluetooth audio.  Let your captain take you an on an adventure to Comino island. Try to spot local birds as you sail along to the famed Blue Lagoon. Admire the clarity of the water in Crystal Lagoon. Make some stops to on this customizable tour to snorkel in the locations that most appeal to you, or let your captain tell you their favorite locations. Travel to parts of Gozo and go past beaches, bays, and caves along the way.  Listen as your captain provides you with historical information and fun facts about the island. Return to your starting point in Mellieha.

Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

10. Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

Absorb spectacular views of the stunning Maltese coastline on a full-day cruise from the Bugibba Jetty. Soak in the beauty of the twinkling Mediterranean Sea as you cruise past Mellieha en route to Comino island. Discover the magic of the famous Blue Lagoon cave in Comino, and take a golden opportunity to swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Feel the adrenalin rush as you dive from the boat, and explore the idyllic landscape of Comino. Relax in comfort. You can also purchase lunch aboard the Mermaid, as a snack bar and toilet facilities are available onboard. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you sail through the beautiful Comino channel beside other incredible caves such as Giant Octopus cave, Open-Top Face Cave, and the Crystal Lagoon. Take a last dip in the blue waters beside the historic islands of St Pauls, before cruising back to Bugibba to take in the sunset.

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What people are saying about Mellieha

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,263 reviews

The tourist bus tour allows you to get off at the stops that interest us and take the next one to go to the next point, and make the visits at each chosen stop. Attention, on Sunday the buses only leave until the beginning of the afternoon.

Consistency in the timetable and the scheduled times, very good audio guidance with lots of details and interesting facts.

This was a well organized trip with tasty lunch in a beautiful restaurant. We were with kids, and nobody had lost. :)

Brilliant tour! Tour guide was amazing. I did skip the lunch to have extra time in Mdina though

Great experience, definitely will recommend and will using again in my next visit to Malta.