11-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily & Malta, departing from Catania
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11-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily & Malta, departing from Catania

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Excursion of 11 days in Sicily and Malta, with visit to Palermo, Taormina, Valletta and more

With this unforgettable tour of 11 days you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful historical and natural destinations in Sicily and Malta. Get ready to explore those wonderful islands in the Mediterranean Sea that will enchant you with their countless treasures.

11-Day vacation package of Sicily and Malta, departing from Catania highlights: 

  • Discover Sicily through its priceless historical and artistic heritage
  • Visit the most representative Sicilian destinations, such as Ragusa, Agrigento, Palermo and more
  • Admire the wonderful natural landscapes of Sicily, and taste the delights of its cuisine
  • Explore the charming island of Malta, rich in historical and natural treasures
  • Enjoy a unique tour, visiting two pearls in the Mediterranean Sea in the best possible way

11-Day vacation package of Sicily and Malta, departing from Catania

Day 1: Catania

Welcome to Sicily! Independent arrival in Catania (contact us to book a transfer from the airport - extra cost, not included in the price of the tour). Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Syracuse - Noto - Ragusa

Departure to Syracuse, the most beautiful of the former Greek colonies; continue to the island of Ortigia where you will admire the Cathedral and the beautiful "Fontana Aretusa". Next, you will reach the town of Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque, with its stunning Cathedral. After a visit of the centre, head to Ragusa for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ragusa - Modica - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

The first part of the morning will be dedicated to the visit of Ragusa Ibla, strolling around its picturesque alleys. Then, depart to Modica and visit inside a real chocolate factory to discover the techniques leading to the production of chocolate and have the chance to taste this peculiar chocolate! After a visit to the Palazzo Castro Polara, there qill be lunch in a special location, in the shadow of Orti San Giorgio. In the afternoon, departure to  Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale, which houses the largest collection of late-Roman mosaics in the world. Then you will reach Agrigento for  dinner and hotel accommodation.

Day 4: Agrigento - Marsala - Salt Route - Palermo

In Agrigento the first visit will of course be dedicated to the the Valley of the Temples, a Greek archaeological site famous for the exceptional state of preservation of its temples. Continue to Marsala for a stop at a winery for a guided tour of the historic Wine Cellars: light lunch with tasting of wines with local food pairings
Heading to Palermo, you will enjoy a panoramic tour to the famous "Salt Road" in Trapani, as you will admire the windmills and the basins for salt picking. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

Day 5: Palermo - Monreale

Depart to Monreale where you will admire the Cathedral and the cloister of the Benedictines. Then visit of the center of Palermo, admiring the Cathedral, the Norman Palace and its superb Palatine Chapel. Enjoy Palermo's street food, one of the most renowned all over the world, while wandering around its historical centre. Admire attractions such as Teatro Massimo and the Fountain of Piazza Pretoria. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6: Cefalù - Catania

On this day you will visit the coastal town of Cefalù, with a walk through the center of the city in which you will admire the medieval wash-house, carved in the rock, and the Cathedral in Arab-Norman style. Next, you will move to Catania, where, after free time for lunch, you wil enoy a guided tour to admire the main attractions of the city centre, such as the Cathedral and the Elephant Statue or San Benedetto Monastery. There will also be time for a tasty break in a local bar: brioche with granita! Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7: Mt. Etna - Taormina

In the morning, after  a quick visit to the fish market of Catania, excursion  to Mount Etna to admire the beautiful scenery of the highest active volcano in Europe, from which you can enjoy magnificent views on the Ionian Sea. On the Volcano we will also stop for a locally produced honey tasting. Then visit Taormina, the small medieval town on the sea and called, not surprisingly, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own (NOT included), shopping or walking through the streets of the coastal town, and then visit the famous Greek-Roman Theatre. At the end, return to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Malta

After breakfast, transfer from Taormina to Catania Airport for a flight  to reach the beautiful island of Malta, in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival, transfer to your Hotel for overnight. Dinner not included.

Day 9: Malta and Valletta

In the morning half day  guided tour to visit to Valletta, capital of Malta, a fortress city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Here, you will admire the Cathedral of San Giovanni, which houses a beautiful painting by Caravaggio, and the famous Barrakka Gardens. Later, you will visit Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta where you will admire St. Paul's Cathedral. Afternoon at your leisure, dinner not included. Overnight at the Hotel. 

Day 10: Cottonera- Marsaxlokk - Blue Grotto

Full day tour with a private driver: Cottonera - the 3 fortress cities - the Marsaxlokk village, which with its colors and character makes it a perfect scenario for its market and then visit the town of Wied iz-Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto on a boat tour. Admire Dingli cliffs on the way back to the Hotel. Overnight - dinner not included.

Day 11: Malta

The tour ends after breakfast.

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