12-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Malta, departing from Catania
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12-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Malta, departing from Catania

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12-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Malta, departing from Catania

With this unforgettable tour of 12 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.

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
Description: 

Day 1: Catania
Meeting in Catania, with a welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Syracuse - Ragusa

Departure to Syracuse, the most beautiful of the former Greek colonies, and then continue to the island of Ortigia where you will admire the Cathedral and the beautiful "Fontana Aretusa". Next, you will reach the town of Ragusa, with its splendid palaces and baroque churches, famous thanks to the tv-series "Inspector Montalbano". Here, you will have the opportunity to taste the local delights, from the eateries of the Duomo Square. At the end of the tour, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

Departure to Caltagirone, famous for the manufacture of ceramic and terracotta. Then, you will reach Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale, which houses the largest collection of late-Roman mosaics in the world, declared UNESCO heritage site. After the lunch at a local restaurant, you will reach Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site famous for the exceptional state of preservation of its temples. At the end, dinner and hotel accommodation.

Day 4: Palermo - Monreale

After the breakfast, you will depart to Palermo, where you will have free time to visit the Sicilian capital. In the afternoon, you will reach Monreale where you will admire the Cathedral and the cloister of the Benedictines. You will continue your day with a visit of the center of Palermo, admiring the Cathedral, the Norman Palace and its superb Palatine Chapel. At the end of the tour, dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Segesta - Erice - Trapani - Palermo

You will depart in the morning to reach Segesta, where you will admire the magnificent Doric Temple and the Theatre, all surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. Next, you will visit the medieval village of Erice, placed atop a mountain overlooking the city of Trapani and the Aegadian Islands. Returning 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. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Cefalù - Nebrodi Park - Taormina

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 the Nebrodi Park where you will have a typical lunch. After that, you will continue to Cesarò and Randazzo, visiting the park from the north and admiring its beautiful landscapes. After that you will reach Taormina for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Mount Etna - Taormina

In the morning, (optional, to be paid on the spot) 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. In the afternoon you visit Taormina, the small medieval town on the sea and called, not surprisingly, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Enjoy some free time for shopping or walking through the streets of the coastal town, or visit the famous Greek-Roman Theatre. At the end, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Malta

Free-time in the morning. In the early afternoon you will move to Pozzallo to take the hydrofoil to reach the beautiful island of Malta, in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival, you will reach the hotel for light dinner (cold) and overnight.

Day 9: Malta and Marsaxlokk

This day will begin with a tour of of Marsaxlokk village, which with its colors and character makes it a perfect scenario for its market. Weather permitting, we will visit the Blue Grotto (cost not included and payable on the spot), also admiring the shape of the island of Filfla. Later, the guide will lead you to the cloister of one of Malta's most characteristic villages, through the labyrinth of its streets. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Malta and Valletta

In the morning, 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'll visit the Palace of the Grand Master, with its spectacular tapestries. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Malta and Mdina

The day will begin with a visit to the Church of Mosta, famous for its dome, and the Gardens of St. Anthony. Next, you will reach the Ta'Qali Crafts where you will admire the Maltese craftsmen at work, from ceramics to jewelry. Linch is included in the tour. The next destinations will be Rabat, where you will visit the Wignacourt Museum and the Grotto of St. Paul, and the medieval city of Mdina for a walk in his historic centre. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Malta

Breakfast in Malta and end of tour, after transfer to port or airport.

itinerary: 
  • Day 1: Catania
  • Day 2: Syracuse – Ragusa
  • Day 3: Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
  • Day 4: Palermo – Monreale
  • Day 5: Segesta – Erice – Trapani – Palermo
  • Day 6: Cefalù – Nebrodi National Park – Taormina
  • Day 7: Mount Etna – Taormina
  • Day 8: Malta
  • Day 9: Malta and Marsaxlokk
  • Day 10: Malta and Valletta
  • Day 11: Malta and Mdina
  • Day 12: Malta
Included: 
  • Overnight accommodation in 4* hotels with breakfast
  • Welcome cocktail 
  • Meals per program
  • Transportation by GT coach or minivan with driver/guide for groups of less than 15 people
  • Tour escorta and Local guides
  • Transfer to La Valletta and from hotel La Valletta to airport or port
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical productsin Ragusa
  • Whispers Kit and porterage at hotels in Sicily 
  • Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9-11)  
excluded: 
  • Arrival transfer
  • City taxes
  • Beverages
  • Tips (optional)
  • Excursion to Mount Etna (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Information: 

The price displayed refers to the price per person in a double room. The price per person in a single room is equal to 2205 € and the price per person in triple room is € 1828. Between 24th June and 16th September, the price per person in a single room is 2300€, and the price per person in a triple room is €1915. Contact us for a custom quote or for more information on how to book it.
 
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
 
The cancellation policy for this tour is:

  • 100% penalty for NO SHOW
  • 80% penalty from 1 to 4 working days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 50% penalty from 5 to 9 working days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 30% penalty from 10 to 20 working days before the beginning of the Tour
  • up to 21 working days before the departure: no penalty
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.