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Discover Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, situated at the toe of Italy's  boot-shaped peninsula.

Best of Sicily & Malta

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Discover Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, situated at the toe of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula.
Go deep into the beauty of Mediterranean with a 12-day adventure across the greatest sites of Sicily and Malta. The tour's unique blend of escorted and independent touring will fill your wanderlust with unforgettable experiences in Siracusa, Ragusa, Agrigento, Taormina, and Valletta.
Cultural
Classic Escorted Tours
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Highlights

Visit Siracusa's impressive archaeological area full of character and wonderful insights into the past.

Treat yourself to a delightful Sicilian product tasting in Ragusa

Visit Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples - one of the main attractions of Sicily.

Discover Valletta, Malta's heritage-rich capital built by the Knights of St John.

Satiate your wanderlust with this exciting adventure to Sicily’s most beautiful sites and to the mystical archipelago of Malta. Gain insight into the fascinating culture and history of the largest island in the Mediterranean by visiting ancient towns and archaeological areas, including Agrigento, where remains of Doric temples are found; Syracuse, home of very ancient Greek ruins; and Erice, a medieval walled town with sweeping views of the sea. To tick off from your bucket list the most active and highest volcano in Europe, you may join an excursion up Mount Etna. Take a splendid flight to Valletta, the beautiful capital of Malta, and explore the island’s major attractions, such as the Upper Barrakka Gardens and St. John’s Cathedral. Walk back in time as you wander around the silent city of Mdina, an old capital teeming with Baroque structures, ancient catacombs, and religious treasures.

 

2020 DEPARTURES
11 & 18 April
02, 09, 16, 23  & 30 May 
06, 13 &  20 June 
04, 11 & 18 July
22 & 29 August 
05, 12, 19 & 26 September 
03, 10 & 17 October

 

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Included

11-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Transportation by deluxe coach or minivan
English speaking tour escort in Sicily (days 1-8)
Flight from Catania to Valletta
Port/hotel/airport transfers in Malta
Regular sightseeing with English speaking multilingual local guides (days 9 – 11)

Itinerary

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Day 1
Catania

Arrive in Catania and make your own way to the hotel.
 

Dinner
Day 2
Catania – Siracusa – Modica - Ragusa

Drive to Siracusa to visit the marvellous archaeological area, then continue to the island of Ortigia, where you will see the magnificent Cathedral and the Fountain of Arethusa. Travel to Modica, a baroque town part of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy. Visit a real chocolate factory, where it will be possible to create a bar of chocolate to bring with you.
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Ragusa – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento

Drive to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casales' rich mosaics, depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes. Eat lunch in a local restaurant before driving to Agrigento. Visit the Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord and Heracles. 
 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale

Travel to Palermo with time at leisure. Continue to Monreale and visit the cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. Enjoy a city tour of Palermo. 
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Palermo – Erice Marsala Salt Rout (Trapani area) – Palermo

Depart to Segesta to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Continue to Marsala, a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Stop at a prestigious winery for a guided tour of the historic Wine Cellars and tasting of wines with local food pairings. Head down to Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. 
 

Breakfast
Day 6
Palermo – Cefalu – Nebrodi Park – Taormina

Drive to Cefalu to admire its well-preserved Arab-Norman cathedral. Drive through the Nebrodi Park and enjoy lunch in the Miraglia Forest. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo to visit Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. 
 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Taormina

Day at leisure or take an optional excursion (extra cost) to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. 
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Taormina – Catania – Malta

Travel by air to the delightful island of Malta. 
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Malta

Visit the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful luzzus, traditional Maltese fishing boats, and Sunday fish market. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Blue Grotto and take an optional boat trip (weather permitting and extra cost). Explore one of Malta's unspoilt villages. The rest of the day is at leisure. 
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Malta

Explore Valletta – Malta’s heritage–rich capital. Highlights include the Upper Barracca Gardens and St. John’s Cathedral. The excursion ends with a visit to the Grandmaster’s Palace. 
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Malta

Visit Mosta Church, renowned for its magnificent dome and the Botanic Gardens of San Anton. Continue to a craft village, Wignacourt Museum and St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Enjoy a walk through the medieval walled city of Mdina, situated in the centre of the island. 
 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Malta

Tour ends after breakfast with a private transfer to the port or airport.
 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
11 nights
from AUD4,243
per person, twin share
Catania
11 April - 17 October 2020
Italy Brochure
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Important notes

  • English speaking tour escort is available in Sicily only on days 1 - 8.
  • Regular sightseeing with English speaking multilingual local guides from days 9 - 11.

 

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