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Our top five spots to check out on the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour’s north route!

Our top five spots to check out on the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour's north route!

One of the best ways to explore the beautiful island of Malta is to utilise the great Hop-on Hop-off bus tour services that enable you the chance to access some of the best locations that the region has to offer.

However, with so much choice available on each tour, it can often be difficult to know which stops to go and check out.

With that in mind, here are our top five spots to visit on the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour’s north route!

Spinola Bay, St Julians

Spinola Bay is one of the most beautiful locations in the St Julian’s region.

A charming mooring harbour full of traditional Luzzu fishing boats charming mooring harbour, the bay is a romantic spot of serene turquoise waters juxtaposed by lively streets and numerous restaurants for visitors to indulge in an array of culinary delights.

Spinola Bay is also home to the iconic LOVE Statue, a wonderful monument to the romance that the area embodies. The spot also enables couples to add their very own lovelock to the site, to signify their unbreakable love for one another!

Learn more on what the beautiful Spinola Bay has to offer here!

The Spinola Bay Love monument is a must see on the Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour
The Love Statue of Spinola Bay with accompanying love locks

Mdina Gate

Baroque architecture is a huge element of the aesthetic appeal that brings many people to Malta and Mdina Gate is the finest example of this available on the tour.

The gate was created in 1724 to the designs of the revered architect Charles François de Mondion when Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena of the Order of St. John ordered the restoration and renovation of the city of Mdina.

A towering gate made with fine attention to detail, including beautiful double pilasters and the grandmaster’s coat of arms, this is a highly recommended visit on the tour!

The site will also be of interest to lovers of the TV show Game of Thrones where it featured as the King's Landing Gate in the filming of the episode Lord Snow.

Check out this great video of the city!

Valletta Waterfront

The Valletta Waterfront is a beautiful stretch of serene water caused by the alcove that is the grand harbour that is lined by a plethora of beautiful baroque and medieval buildings along the extended promenade.

The nineteenth century Baroque warehouses created at the orders of Grandmaster Pinto and 17th Century Forni Stores are two of the main historical attractions of the region and represent the eclectic nature of the area’s diverse and rich historical significance.

The front also provides you with a great variety of bars and restaurants to choose from, making it a great option to consider visiting on the tour – check out the official website for more details.

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Domvs Romana

A Roman-era house located on the boundary between Mdina and Rabat, Domvs Romana is a must see for any visitors looking to explore a site of genuine historic interest.

Built in the first century BC, the ruins were accidentally discovered in 1881. The site is nowadays accompanied by a museum exhibiting the treasures of the townhouse that have survived to this day.

The museum holds a number of incredible artefacts and antiquities that have been excavated from the sight and provide an incredible insight into life in this aristocratic roman town house.

Domvs Romana’s boasts a some truly marvellous mosaic floors and the only set of marble statues portraying the Emperor Claudius and his family that can be seen in a private house anywhere in the Roman empire, making this a must visit site for any history buff!

More info is available on their website!

Here's why you shouldn't miss this amazing spot on the hop-on hop-off bus tour!


Golden Bay

Golden Bay is a beautiful sandy beach located next to the town of Għajn Tuffieħa.

This large stretch of sand leads into beautiful clear waters and is therefore a massively popular spot for many visitors to the island.

If spending some time relaxing on the beach is your goal for the tour then heading to Golden Bay has to be on the agenda for your trip.

Restaurants and facilities are accessible nearby if you fancy a trip to Golden Bay, check out our page on the beach to learn more.

Golden Bay Beaches Malta, Sandy Beach

If you would like to book a trip on the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour then visit our website here!

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