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South Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Type: Malta Sightseeing Tours
The south of the island features many interesting towns and places of interest including the 3 Cities, Ancient Temples, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Blue Grotto and more…
South Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
  • 1 Day Tour Ticket
  • Flexible tour times
  • Pace the day to your liking
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Audio guide in many languages
  • ***When 2 adults book this tour, €2 will be discounted from the next tour you book***


Daily throughout the year
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Tours start at 0900hrs from Sliema and depart every 30 mins after. Last departure is at 1500hrs

Tour duration without getting off is 2hrs 50mins
This route includes bus stops in this order - Sliema, Valletta Bus Terminus, War Museum & Fort St. Elmo, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta Waterfront, Tarxien Temples, Hypogeum, Vittoriosa Waterfront, Zejtun Parish Church, Zejtun St. Gregory’s Church, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum, Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Malta Falconry Centre, Limestone Heritage, Sliema

You can get off and back on the bus as much as you like during the tour.

The main highlights include;

Castille, Valletta
Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. The bus will stop at Castille place from where you visit Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications. Every day at noon the 'Noon Gun Salut' is fired from the lower part of the gardens, a spectacle worth seeing. If you intend staying in Valletta take a walk down Merchants and Republic Streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral. Valletta is also ideal for shopping and lunch. You can also exchange lines at this stop.

Other stops in Valletta include the panoramic fortified route around the city, Fort St. Elmo and the National War Museum, the award-winning Malta Experience and the stunning Valletta Waterfront. This beautifully renovated 18th-century wharf is also the main cruise ship terminal and has an excellent range of restaurants and cafeterias.

Birgu forms part of the Three Cities and is the oldest fortified city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area. Here you can visit the historical centre of the city which is known as the 'collachio', the area which was occupied by the Knights'.

Tarxien Temples & Hypogeum
Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated and it offers a unique collection of circa. 3000 BC sanctuaries. Stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers and riches enhance the attractions of these temples. Located close to Tarxien Temples is the unique Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This ancient underground monument is 12 metres below street level. It consists of a network of passages, chambers and caves cut on three levels, similar to the interior of a megalithic temple. The most impressive part of the temple is the "Holy of Holies" and one of the most important prehistoric masterpieces known as the "Sleeping Lady" was also found here.

PLEASE NOTE If you intend visiting the Hypogeum you cannot enter this site unless you have prebooked your tickets.

This southern town is a great example of a typical southern lifestyle. The main piazza is dominated by the main church, however, the piazza (centre) is a hive of activity in the morning.

Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
Experience a little local culture at the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. This quaint village which is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu', hundreds of them fill up the bay. There is also a small local market from Mon to Sat and a big market all day on Sunday's. Marsaxlokk is also renowned by the locals as the BEST place to eat fresh fish at one of the many restaurants.

Blue Grotto
A series of caves along the coast which is accessible by boat...you will be amazed by the crystal clear sea. If you would like to take the short 25-minute boat trip they operate subject to suitable weather conditions and the cost is €8 per person.

Hagar Qim Temple Complex
These unique ancient temples were built over 7000 years ago!

Additional Information

Times & Duration
The bus is scheduled to pick up/drop off at points of interest every 30 minutes. 

We highly recommend that you join the tour as early as possible so you can hop off at the main points of interest and you can do this as many times as you like during the tour. When you are ready just just hop on again to contune with the tour. 

The tour duration is 2hrs 50mins without getting off the bus. 

An updated schedule will be provided when boarding the bus.
On Bus Commentary
A recorded audio guide commentary is available in Maltese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Danish languages.

Free earphones provided.

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€20.00 Adult
€13.00 Child (5yrs to 15yrs)
€0.00 Infants (4yrs and under)
Total €0.00
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Sheridan Leisure Ltd is licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority to operate incoming travel services, local tours and to act booking agents for other tour operators.

Our operators license number is TRA/S/01 and this is clearly displayed on the website.
If the tour is available and on the date that you want to do it, this may be possible. However, we highly recommend booking in advance for the following reasons:

- Guarantee availability on the tours that you really want to do and on your preferred date.

- If you are booking more than one tour you benefit from a discount which is not available when you book locally.
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We only charge the value of the tour and if you are booking more than one tour, we will only charge you the overall discounted rate.
Nearly all of the tours we that we feature on our website include pick up from hotels and other central locations, towns and villages. You can check if a pick up is included by reading the tour details, this may also be mentioned on the BOOK TOUR panel. If a pickup is included a drop off will always be included. Some tours offer an optional pick up/drop off, such as the Sicily Tour.

During the booking procedure you are requested to provide details about your hotel/accommodation so we can advise the time and pick up point. This will be printed on your tour voucher/ticket. Tours that include a pick up also include drop off after the tour.
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If we have issued a Service Voucher a small admin fee is charged to cover our basic expenses. And, If you cancel between 14 days and the day of the tour, other charges may apply, however this depends on the tour/s you want to cancel.

During the CHECK OUT procedure you can easily check these details by clicking on the Booking Terms & Conditions, look under Cancellation Charges (if applicable) it is clearly displayed and easy to find.

On arrival in Sicily you will be directed to the tour coach and greeted by the local guide. The guide will provide en route commentary and will remain with you for the full tour duration
The scheduled duration is 90 minutes from port area to port area.
When booking a Sicily tour you will need your passport or ID information to complete your booking.

We require the following information for each passengers:
Full Name (as it appears in passport/ID)
Date of Birth
Passport or ID number

ID or Passport details for all nationals that come from a country within the Schengen zone. For all other nationals a passport number must be provided.

Please note that your passport/ID details will be printed on your tour tickets and therefore information that you provide must be accurate.
Restrooms, duty free shop, small boutique and a fully stocked cafeteria/bar serving hot and cold snacks, tea, coffee and hot beverages, all types of soft drinks, mineral water, beers, wines and lots of other items.
Our online price includes:
Malta/Sicily/Malta catamaran fare
Port/Travel tax
Tour by luxury coach in Sicily
Services of a local guide in Sicily

Optional transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the port (and return)

Some tours also include lunch. For details, check the Tour Details page for each tour.

We advertise the full all inclusive price which is inclusive of the tour ticket, return catamaran fare, port and travel tax, Sicily guide etc... Be aware of booking sites that do not include all of these services.
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