THE BEST OF SICILY AND MALTA TOUR
CATANIA RAGUSA AGRIGENTO SEGESTA PALERMO ERICE VALLETTA...
Guided Group Tour of Sicily and Malta
DURATION: 12 DAYS | TOUR STYLE: ESCORTED GROUP TOUR | TOUR LANGUAGE: EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH
TOUR START IN CATANIA | TOUR ENDS IN: MALTA | AVAILABLE FROM: APRIL TO OCTOBER 2019
ACCOMMODATION: SELECTED 4 STAR HOTELS | MEALS: 11 DINNERS 3 LUNCHES DAILY BREAKFAST
RATES: € 1.930,00 PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM | € 485,00 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
SUPPLEMENT FOR DEPARTURES FROM 22.06 TO 21.09: € 95,00 PER PERSON
Experience an Escorted Group Tour of Sicily's main highlights before discovering the intense heritage of Malta, one of Europe's most charming islands; A unique mixture of escorted and independent touring.
Services Included: Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels, Welcome cocktail, 11 Dinners, 3 Lunches, 11 Breakfast, Sicilian typical products tasting (wine, chocolate, biscuits, etc) in Ragusa Ibla, Transportation De Luxe motorcoach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 pax, English speaking tour escort, Local guides where necessary, Whispers Kit, Porterage at hotels in Sicily, Transfer Taormina Hotel/Catania airport, Flight Catania/Valletta in Economy class. The ticket includes, in addition to the passenger, 1 piece of luggage max 20 kgs per person and a hand luggage max 10 kgs, Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9 - 11), Transfer Hotel Malta/Valletta Airport or Port.
Not Included: Transfer in, Entrance fees at monuments, City Tax, Beverages, Everything which is not clearly specified under Services Included.
Saturday: Arrival in Catania
Independent arrival at the Hotel Il Principe in Catania. Accommodation. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening. Dinner included
Sunday: Siracusa, Ragusa with Sicilian Typical Tasting
Drive to Syracuse to visit the marvelous archaeological area then continue to the island of Ortigia, where you will see the magnificent Cathedral and the Fountain of Arethusa. Travel to Ragusa to admire its stunning baroque buildings before enjoying a pre-dinner tasting of typical products of the island on the way. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel POGGIO DEL SOLE. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included.
Monday: Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina and Agrigento
Drive to Caltagirone, a town famous for its beautiful ceramics and pottery. Continue to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale’s rich mosaics. Eat lunch in a local restaurant before driving to Agrigento. Visit the Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord and Heracles. Accommodation and dinner at hotel DIOSCURI BAY PALACE. Overnight. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Tuesday: Palermo and Monreale
Travel to Palermo, the Capital of Sicily and visit Monreale: the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit Palermo: the Palatine Chapel, the Royal Palace and the Cathedral. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA. Breakfast and dinner included
Wednesday: Segesta, Erice, Salt Route (Trapani area) and Palermo
Depart to Segesta to visit the Temple and the Theatre. Continue the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands before returning to Palermo via the unique salt windmills at Trapani. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel. Breakfast and dinner included
Thursday: Cefalu', Nebrodi Park and Taormina
Drive to Cefalu to admire its well-preserved Arab-Norman Cathedral. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down the main street to visit the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through the Nebrodi Park and enjoy lunch in the Miraglia Forest. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo to visit the north part of Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, “the Pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel VILLA DIODORO, located near the historic center of Taormina. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Friday: Taormina, (Etna optional)* and Taormina
Weather permitting, you can join an optional morning excursion to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. You will reach a height of 1800 meters and enjoy a fantastic panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina: enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Roman - Greek theatre on your own. Return to your hotel. Breakfast and dinner included
Saturday: Catania and Malta
Breakfast in the Hotel. At the appointed time, transfer from Taormina to Catania airport. Flight to Valletta, Capital of Malta, delightful Mediterranean island. Transfer to Hotel DOLMEN RESORT located in St Paul’s Bay or similar 4 stars. Arrival in Hotel and accommodation. Breakfast and dinner included
Sunday: Malta “Marsaxlokk Market & the Blue Grotto” extended Half Day Excursion
The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colorful luzzus and unique character make the unrivaled setting for the local market. Continue the tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting – boat price not included) and the nearby caves. Explore one of Malta’s unspoiled village: the main square, the hub of the village with its parish church and band club. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner at your Hotel. Breakfast and dinner included
Monday: Malta “Valletta + Malta Experience” Half Day Excursion
Enjoy a morning tour of Valletta – Malta’s heritage-rich capital. Highlights include the Upper Barracca Gardens and St John’s Cathedral, home to a splendid Caravaggio painting as well as an intriguing Museum. Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grandmaster’s Palace before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta history throughout the centuries is brought back to life. Spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Dinner at your Hotel. Breakfast and dinner included
Tuesday: Malta “Mdina” Full Day Excursion
Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. The narrow streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions. Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, we stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch, we will visit the San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. We shall also spend time at the crafts center at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the port or the airport of Valletta. Breakfast included
Highlights of this Tour
Exclusively in English, Very charming hotels located in the historical centers of the main Sicilian towns or in the most famous touristic resorts, Visit of the main Sicilian monuments and 5 UNESCO SITES (Ragusa, Siracusa, Agrigento, Villa Romana, Caltagirone, Mt. Etna), Selected special menus in local restaurant especially selected to have a taste of the Sicilian cuisine, Tasting of Sicilian products in Ragusa Ibla, in one of the most enchanting square
CATANIA HOTEL IL PRINCIPE - RAGUSA POGGIO DEL SOLE RESORT - AGRIGENTO DIOSCURY BAY PALACE - PALERMO GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA - TAORMINA HOTEL VILLA DIODORO - MALTA DOLMEN RESORT
APRIL: 13 - 20 / MAY: 04 – 11 – 18 – 25 / JUNE: 01 – 08 - 15 – 22 / JULY: 06 – 13 - 20 / AUGUST: 24 - 31 / SEPTEMBER: 07 – 14 – 21 – 28 / OCTOBER: 05 – 12 - 19
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