Malta Bus Tours

South - Red Tour

Where To Visit In Malta, Travelling To Malta

Malta bus tours is one of the best opportunities to see Malta southern area.

The Maltasightseeing hop on hop off offers a practical tour service linking all the popular spots.

The South/Red Tour starts from Sliema Ferries and these are the places you will be visiting.

Short itinerary at a glance for the Malta sightseeing tours

  • Sliema (Bus tours start close to the Malta Public Transport Bus terminus)
  • Manoel Island (passing)
  • Ta'Xbiex Harbour (passing)
  • Msida Yacht Marina (passing)
  • Valletta Bus Terminus
  • Auberge de Castille & Upper Barrakka - Valletta
  • Valletta Harbour
  • The National War Museum - Valletta
  • Fort St. Elmo - Valletta
  • Mediterranean Conference Centre
  • Fort St. Angelo - Vittoriosa
  • Valletta Waterfront
  • Hypogeum - Paola
  • Senglea Point
  • Vittoriosa Waterfront
  • Bieb ls-Sultan – Vittoriosa (passing)
  • Zejtun Parish Church
  • Zejtun St. Gregory's Church
  • Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
  • St. Lucian Tower (passing) - Marsaxlokk
  • Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum - Birzebbugia
  • Blue Grotto limits of Zurrieq
  • Hagar Qim & Mnajdra limits of Qrendi
  • Malta Falconry Centre – limits of Siggiewi
  • Limestone Heritage – limites of Siggiewi

Malta bus tours returns to Sliema.

Departure from Sliema Ferries (Malta Bus Tours Terminus), located close to the bus stop of the Malta Public Transport buses and the boat tours departure area. A map of the itinerary will be distributed.

Sliema

It is the heart of the business area. From the Ferries sea front tourists meet everyday to take a variety of tours from sightseeing tours to cruises around the Maltese archipelago.

Manoel Island (passing)

Manoel Island is named after Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena for the beautiful fortification he built to protect this part of the harbour. If you have time it is nice to walk along the shore line where it is accessible to observe the beauty of the location.

Ta'Xbiex Harbour (passing)

Ta’ Xbiex is a small village between Gzira and Msida. It is located along the shoreline with beautiful views of the Valletta fortification. This area is a port where you find yatchs which are berthed there.

Msida Yacht Marina (passing)

Msida Yacht Marina is a first class berthing facility located within the creek of the village of Msida.

Valletta Bus Terminus

The bus terminus lies outside Valletta where all Arriva buses meet coming from all parts of Malta. The capital is a must to see. It was built by the Knights of Malta in baroque style which was the architecture of the time.

Auberge de Castille &

Upper Barrakka Gardens - Valletta

Today Auberge de Castille the office of the Prime Minister. It was built by the Knights of Malta of Castille. It is one of the finest auberges built in Valletta.

Situated close to the Auberge de Castille are the Upper Barrakka Gardens where one can stroll around the garden and also see the breathtaking view of the harbour.

Valletta Grand Harbour

One of Top 10 Things to do

A drive around the Valletta bastions gives you the perspective of this natural harbour extending from Sliema to the south of Malta namely Marsa.

The National War Museum – Valletta

One of Top 10 Things to do

During World War II Malta suffered hardships. We were under the British rule. This museum is the memorial impersonating those hard years.  In fact Malta became independent since 1964.

Fort St. Elmo - Valletta

One of Top 10 Things to do

This fort is at the tip of the Valletta peninsula. Due to the startegic location it was fortified since the punic era (c. 200 B.C). Today The Malta National Museum is located within this fort.

Mediterranean Conference Centre - Valletta

One of Top 10 Things to do

The Malta Bus Tours visits prominent buildings built by the Knights of Malta. This centre was used as a hospital. At the time the knights of St. John were on the forefront in medical treatment for all Europe. Today the place is a centre for conferences. Also showing in one of the halls is The Malta Experience.

Fort St. Angelo - Vittoriosa

A formidable fort which had withstood two Great Sieges, in 1565 by the Ottoman Empire and the other during World War II.

Valletta Waterfront

It is situated at the Grand Harbour shoreline where large cruise ships enter port every week.

Hypogeum - Paola

One of Top 10 Things to do

An underground Neolithic temple complex built around 2500 B.C. on three levels located at Paola very close to the Tarxien temples. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Senglea Point

A unique chance to see Valletta and its bastions from the other side of the Grand Harbour from the Senglea bastions.

Vittoriosa Waterfront

A complete revival of this area now hosting a string of restaurants, Maritime museum and a yacht marina including a super-yacht quay, not to mention the old city scapes with old architecture and churches when once the Knights of Malta lived before the building of Valletta.

Notre Dame Gate Vittoriosa (passing)

A splendid gate built at the boundary of the Cottonera fortification Lines by the Knights of Malta in 1675.

Zejtun Parish Church

Zejtun is one of the main villages in the south of Malta with a very rich architectural heritage. It is an experience to go round the village observing the daily life and old architecture.

Zejtun St. Gregory's Church

It is the old parish church of Zejtun commonly known as St. Gregory. It was built in 1492 and served as a parish for the south of Malta.

Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

One of Top 10 Things to do

A fishing village in the south of Malta sought after for the picturesque fishing boats and the general village area. A daily market including fresh fish. Malta bus tour passing beside the waterfront an opportunity to stop and enjoy your time.

St. Lucian Tower – Marsaxlokk (passing)

Between Marsaxlokk and Birzebbugia a formidable fortification stands on the edge of the short peninsula built by the Knights of Malta to protect south natural harbour. 

Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum - Birzebbugia

One of Top 10 Things to do

The oldest caves on the island dating back 500,000 years holding extinct skeletons of animals and the oldest remain of how humans survived on these island long time ago.

Blue Grotto limits of Zurrieq

One of Top 10 Things to do

Natural caves visited every day by many tourist by a short boat trip to see the natural wonders of the underwater colour reflections.

Hagar Qim & Mnajdra limits of Qrendi

One of Top 10 Things to do

Located close to each other these monuments shows the incredible strength and dedication to build these monuments.

Malta Falconry Centre limits of Siggiewi

It is the first falconry on the island located in the natural landscape of Siggiewi. Trained birds of prey can be seen in their free environment.

Limestone Heritage limits of Siggiewi

A museum located in a deep quarry showing how the Maltese have used their precious natural resort to construct Megalithic Temples, monuments, fortifications, palaces and houses. A worthy experience.

Malta bus tours returns to Sliema Ferries at the end of each tour.

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