Vintage Bus Tour to Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
Vintage Bus Tour to Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea - duration 1h 30m
Learn more about the history of the Three Cities as you tour Vittoriosa, Cospicua, and Senglea in a vintage wooden bus.
Take a step through time as you drive to the Cottonera fortress widely called the Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua, and Senglea, which were built and fortified by the Maltese Knights.
The tour will leave from Sliema Ferries.
First, you will take a drive through Cospicua, which has been settled since Neolithic times. Its fortified walls were built by the Maltese Knights, and took seventy years starting in 1638.
Your next stop will be Vittoriosa, which is ideally located to provide safe anchorage for passing ships. This city has a centuries-long connection with the maritime, mercantile, and military activities in the area, and was once the capital of Malta. Vittoriosa is host to many historical sites and museums which you will find fascinating.
The third city is Senglea, which is connected to Cospicua via a land bridge constructed during the time of the Knights of St. John. The first building constructed in Senglea was St. Julian’s chapel in 1311, while the splendid Fort St. Michael began construction in 1552. As you drive through these beautiful, historic cities, you will receive commentary in English from your skilled and knowledgeable driver.
Your vehicle is also a sight to behold, as you will be taking this tour in one of the two wooden buses brought by the Cottonera Motor Bus Company in 1921.
•Learn about the fascinating history of the Three Cities
•Tour around these cities on a wooden bus from 1921
•Any food, drinks and services not specified above