Hop on Hop off bus tour---the worst HOHO we'veeverused! we were told to get on, get off three times and the commentary was worse than useless, being mainly adverts for shopping and little to do with the places we were passing. However Malta is lovely, especially the wonderful harbour area.
Wonderful trip,picked up by mini-bus at the exit of the port with an excellent guide, Andreas. he made the trip funny and really interesting, and did not push us around Pompeii, but allowed us to really enjoy our experience. Good time to go, as it was pleasantly warm without being too hot, and the sun was shining. Then we had fresh Pizza and a drink(included) and then were driven up Mount Vesuvius to the area from where those who wish can walk to the craters edge. Quite chilly up there, but wonderful views, we did not do the final trek, but had a coffee instead! Then back in good time to the ship. Excellent trip.
Original trip cancelled by the Cruise ship(NOT by the local company though---we checked!), so we had to take a coach tour so that my husband could see the famous Leaning Tower! Good guide, but he talked for so long standing outside the Cathedral, there was not enough time to investigate inside the three major sites. However the weather was beautiful showing off the Baptistry, Cathedral and Leaning Bell Tower to perfection.