Malta to Palermo

from AU$2,658.00

From Malta to Palermo
Arrival transfer from airport to your hotel.
Travel by bus and ferry to the island of Gozo. Tour around the Megalithic temples of Ggantija, the Citadel in Victoria and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Free time for shopping in the local markets. End the day with a ferry back to Malta. (B,L)
Day at leisure to explore the island at your own pace. (B)
Half day tour through the bustling streets of Valletta. See the Barracca Gardens with its breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour, St. Johns Co-Cathedral with its Caravaggio painting and the Grand Masters Palace. End with the Malta Experience, a multivision show that depicts the country’s history. (B)
Full day tour includes a visit to the citadel of Mdina and its view of the island. Stop at the catacombs before proceeding to the Dingli Cliffs. Visit the San Anton Gardens and the Mosta church with its impressive dome. End the day at the crafts centre of Ta’Qali. (B,L)
Half day tour of the historical area begins with a drive past Cospicua to Vittoriosa. Discover on foot the old, narrow streets and buildings. Take a ‘fregatina’ for a tour of the famous harbour creeks. End the morning in Senglea with its beautiful watchtower in the centre of the harbour. (B)
Make your own way to the cruise departure point. Board your cruise for a full day in the Blue Lagoon at the island of Comino. Cruise past Sliema, St. Julians, St. Pauls Bay, and Mellieha. Rest of the day is at leisure on the island. There is an open bar on board with drinks included (except spirits). (B)
Full day tour discovering the local lifestyle. Travel to a ‘pjazza’ in a local village and proceed to the temples of Hagar Qim. Continue to the Blue Grotto (boat fee not included and weather permitting), the fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful ‘luzzus’, and the caves of Ghar Dalam. (B,L)
Early morning transfer to the port to board the hydrofoil to Pozzallo on the island of Sicily. On arrival, transfer by bus (provided by ferry company) to Catania. Transfer to your tour hotel. (D)
Depart for the Greek colony of Siracusa. Visit the
archaeological area including the Latomia del Paradiso and the Ear of Dionysus. Visit the island of Ortigia, the historical centre of the city. Visit the Cathedral and Arethusa Fountain. Continue to Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical centre with its baroque palaces and churches. Enjoy a tasting of typical Sicilian products. (B,D)
Depart for Caltagirone, famous for Sicilian ceramics and pottery. An opportunity for some shopping before
proceeding to Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa
Romana del Casale. Continue to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples. (B,L,D)
Depart for Palermo with time at leisure. In the afternoon, travel to Monreale and visit the Cathedral with its mosaics and Moorish
architecture. Return to Palermo and visit the
historical centre including the Cathedral, the
Palatine Chapel, and the Norman Palace. (B,D)
After breakfast, end of services. (B)

Includes

- Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
- 12 nights accommodation in 4❂ hotels
- Days 10-12: Fully escorted coach tour with English speaking guide
- Tours as per itinerary
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Ferry from Malta to Sicily
- Meals as per itinerary

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature
- Rates do not include the Malta Environmental Contribution or the Italy tourist tax. This is to be paid locally to the hotels. The Italy portion does not include entrance fees. These are to be paid locally

Accommodation

Accommodation options;
- Superior 4❂ hotels

Things to note

Rates do not include the Malta Environmental Contribution or the Italy tourist tax. This is to be paid locally to the hotels. The Italy portion does not include entrance fees. These are to be paid locally. Sequence of the tour portion is subject to change. Tour portion can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach change may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout your package tour.

This is a partially escorted package.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Malta, Gozo, Valletta, Mdina, Dingli, Mosta, Ta'Qali, Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Senglea, Comino, Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, Ghar Dalam, Pozzallo, Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Palermo, Monreale

Countries Visited

Malta, Italy

Duration

13 Days

Start City

Malta

End City

Palermo

Type

Partially Escorted Package Tour

Languages

English

Departure Day

Friday

Departures

Apr 6, 27, 2018
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
Jun 1, 15, 29, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
Aug 17, 24, 31, 2018
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
Oct 5, 2018

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