Malta bus tours are one of the best opportunities to see Malta southern area.
The Malta sightseeing hop on hop off offers a practical tour service linking all the popular sites.
The South Red Tour starts from Sliema Ferries and these are the places you will visit.
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 when you buy your ticket.
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 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 shoreline where it is accessible to observe the beauty of the location.
Ta’ Xbiex is a small village between Gzira and Msida. 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 is a first class berthing facility located within the creek of the village of Msida.
The bus terminus lies outside Valletta where all Public Transport buses converge from all parts of Malta. The capital is a must see preferably on a seperate occasion. It was built by the Knights of St. John in baroque style which was the architecture of the time.
Today Auberge de Castille the Office of the Prime Minister. It is considered being the best baroque building in the capital. Built by the Knights of St. John to house the knights of the Langue of Castille, Leon and Portugal, equivalent to modern Spanish and Portuguese languages.
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 Grand Harbour. The Saluting Battery is the centre of attraction with gun salutes at 12.00 and at 16.00.
A drive around the Valletta bastions gives you the perspective of this natural harbour extending from Sliema to the south of Malta namely Marsa.
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.
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.
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.
A formidable fort which had withstood two Great Sieges, in 1565 by the Ottoman Empire and the other during World War II.
It is situated at the Grand Harbour shoreline where large cruise ships enter port every week.
A unique chance to see Valletta and its bastions from the other side of the Grand Harbour from the Senglea bastions.
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.
A splendid gate built at the boundary of the Cottonera fortification Lines by the Knights of Malta in 1675.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural caves visited every day by many tourist by a short boat trip to see the natural wonders of the underwater colour reflections.
Located close to each other these monuments shows the incredible strength and dedication to build these monuments.
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.
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.