One can clearly notice that there are plenty of things that you can see in Malta, through the map provided. But which ones should you really be looking at if you had to pick and choose your day in Malta?
The first thing we really recommend is a to obtain a Malta Pass card. The Malta Pass provides the best value for money while you are on holiday in Malta. The simple idea behind it is to pay a small sum for your Malta Pass and get free access to all the museums, historic sites, galleries, sightseeing buses and Arriva buses, plus some additional discounts. You can obtain more information on this on our Malta Pass dedicated page.
First of all its recommend that you start your day decently early, whilst your pass is valid for 24 hours, the bus tours are only valid for 24 hours and these start running from 9am, so you'd want to hop on one of the Sightseeing buses by this time.
There are three separate routes currently going around the island which are referred to the Blue Line, Green Line and the Red Line. This time we'll be covering the Blue Line which covers the North part of the Maltese Islands and start your day going around the island's beautiful views, with over 30 stops there's plenty to see.
The first stop is the capital city of Valletta; whilst there's plenty to see in the city, with over 9 attractions available for free to anyone holding the Malta Pass its best to limit the time in Valletta to spend time in other places. The recommended stops are, The Great Siege of Malta, an audio-visual walk-through coving the great siege of Malta, where the cavaliers of st john came up against the ottoman army. Casa Rocca Piccola, a residence built in the 16th century for one of the knights and is a prime example of a medieval house. Finally a stop by Malta 5D, will give you a unique experience of Malta, with 3D imagery, moving seats, water spray and air-blasts giving you a unique audio-visual experience.
By now it should be around 11 am, we suggest you take up the sightseeing bus once more; and this time a stop in Mdina the old capital city of Malta, being around lunch-time we'd suggest you'd open your Malta Pass guide book, and find a restaurant within the city that suits your tastes and treat yourself to a nice lunch at a discounted price.
In addition to marvellous views of Malta from the city, one finds a number of other attractions in close proximity. Such as the National Museum of Natural History, here one can find various local specimens and remains of various species. On the way out of Mdina, one can have a ride on the Trackless train, which takes you all around the city to enjoy its views from the country side. With time ticking it's suggested you'd get back on the bus for the remaining part of the bus tour which goes all the way to Golden Bay and back to Sliema, with various points of interest on the route.
Making it back to Sliema by 14:45 will ensure you'd have time time to go on a unique experience with a grand harbour day cruise, this takes you from Marsamxett harbour in Sliema, all the way to the grand harbour and back, the complete tour takes an hour and a half.
During this tour; your only expense in addition to the Malta Pass card would be your lunch; on which you've probably got yourself a good discount. Had you skipped the Malta Pass the total price of your day out would be of €64, the attractions would total €34 whilst if purchased separately the Sightseeing bus and the harbor cruise would cost an additional €30 however a single day with the MaltaPass just totals €25.