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A Bus & Walking Tour Around Malta

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This place deserves all of the heart eyes. We had a great day in Malta, and I would love to go back for a longer amount of time. There was so much to see, thankfully we had a nice tour for the several hours we were there. Dave always tells me that I over-plan, so I tried to keep as many of our days open as I could.

Pulling into Malta was beautiful, but my mind started racing, where would we go? What would we see? I hadn’t heard of Malta much before, so I was clueless when it came to what to see. We had breakfast and headed out to see the city. When we got off the ship, several people greeted us with taxi services, city maps, and a few bus tours. Initially, we decided to wander on our own. After a few people offering bus tours, we opted to pay 12 euros for a hop-on/hop-off bus. This might be the best 12 euros we spent on our trip! We used the Sightseeing Malta company for the tour, and they were amazing. The buses came every 30 minutes, had a mini bar on board, and tours were available in many languages.

We were able to see so many different areas of the island, and get a look into this beautiful unknown area. There were 3 different buses, each going to different hot spots. We looked at each route and chose Gozo. Our main goal was to see the Blue Grotto, there were photos of this around town, and it looked amazing.

Along the route, we went through the city, to the marina, to small waterfront towns, blue grotto, and learned some awesome facts about this beautiful place. It was captivating, and around each turn was something else to see. I never would have guessed that Malta was one of the largest producers of fireworks, and the champion from the International Firework Festival…BTW who wants to go to that with me?!

We only stopped 3 times, but Blue Grotto was by far my favorite. We had lunch here, enjoyed some time people watching cliff jumpers, and climbed the rocks along the waterfront. This water is the most perfect shade of blue, with people all over sunbathing, enjoying each others company, and sharing delicious beverages.

This country is basically a dream, and I highly recommend finding a cruise that stops here, going for a weekend, or renting a yacht to fit in at the marina. It’s worth it!


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16 Comments

  • Reply Megan

    Oh my goodness Malta is BEAUTIFUL! I hear ya on the overplanning…Chris and I are learning that our travel styles are opposite so hello compromise! The hop on/off bus sounds like the perfect solution to see something and that water looks amazinggggg! Adding this to the travel bucket list!

    December 15, 2015 at 7:12 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I have to admit that we still get frustrated at times because we both vacation differently, but we have really learned to balance things. I’m also enjoying not planning things, it’s nice to go somewhere with a loose itinerary. You would absolutely love Malta, I couldn’t believe how gorgeous everything was!

      December 16, 2015 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Jenn

    Beautiful!! I have the opposite issue, I under plan! but things have a way of working out. It looks like the bus trip was a great choice!

    December 15, 2015 at 10:12 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Things really do always work out, especially on vacation. Going with the flow is the best route to take 😉

      December 16, 2015 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Meg Taylor

    Can you just be my travel agent for our next trip?? I just want to follow around every single place you went!

    December 15, 2015 at 11:49 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      You know, Dave tells me all the time that I should be a travel agent, I basically spend all of my free time on travel sites, even if we aren’t going anywhere haha. Maybe one day!

      December 16, 2015 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    Malta really does sound like a dream! I’m an over planner too, so my husband always tries to get me tone some stuff down. It sounds like the hop on hop off bus was amazing and a great way to see Malta for the day that you were there! And that water is just beautiful!

    December 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I was totally surprised by how much I loved it. It can be so hard not to plan things, you want to see it all! The bus was an awesome option, and I am going to look into this for future places as well. It was a great deal!

      December 16, 2015 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Lauren

    It looks AMAZING! And what’s wrong with a little extra planning? 😉

    December 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was a DREAM!! I agree- Dave does not 😉

      December 16, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Christine Everyday

    Wow, this place looks amazing. I will definitely be putting it on my bucket list.

    December 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It is absolutely beautiful, around every turn!

      December 16, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Annie

    I absolutely love the breakdown posts of your honeymoon. Seriously, I look forward to them. I kinda feel like I’m there with you and Dave. Did I make it weird? (;

    December 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! You are the best. hahah next time, you should be there with us!!

      December 16, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Beautiful place, I have never heard of it before. Love all your pictures!

    December 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I hadn’t heard of it either, and now I wonder why! It was incredible.

      December 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

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