Malta - Sicily

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Highlights of Malta & Sicily
Arrival transfer from airport to your hotel.
Half day tour of Valletta. See the Barracca Gardens with its breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour, St. John’s Co-Cathedral with its Caravaggio painting, and the Grand Masters Palace. End with the Malta Experience multi-vision show that depicts the country’s history. (B)
Full day tour includes a visit to the citadel of Mdina. Navigate the narrow streets and get an almost 360° panoramic 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, one of the largest standing, unsupported domes in Europe. End the day at the crafts centre of Ta’ Qali. (B,L)
Make your own way to the cruise departure point. Board your cruise for a full day in the Blue Lagoon on the island of Comino. Cruise past Sliema, St. Julians, St. Pauls Bay, and Mellieha. Lunch is included. There is an open bar on board with drinks also included (except spirits). Rest of the day is at leisure on the island before returning to Malta. (B,L)
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)
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. Lunch is included. There is an open bar on board with drinks also included (except spirits). (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)
Depart for Segesta to admire the Temple and the Theatre surrounded by a suggestive landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice, located on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Walk in its tiny and characteristic streets. Travel to the Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins. Return to Palermo. (B,D)
Depart for Cefalu, a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Walk to the city centre to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive to Parco dei Nebrodi and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch. Continue past Cesaro and Randazzo and visit Etna Park from the north facing side. Proceed to Taormina. (B,L,D)
Day at leisure in the small medieval village of Taormina. Weather permitting, there is an optional tour to Mt. Etna. (B,D)
After breakfast, end of services. (B)

Includes

- Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
- 13 nights accommodation in 4❂ hotels (Nights 1-6 are in Sliema)
- Days 8-12: 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

Accommodation

Accommodation options;
- Standard 3❂ hotels
- Superior 4❂ hotels
- Deluxe 5❂ 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, Valletta, Mdina, Dingli, Mosta, Ta'Qali, Comino, Gozo, Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Senglea, Pozzallo, Catania, Sircausa, Ragusa, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Cefalu, Parco Dei Nebrodi, Taormina

Countries Visited

Malta, Sicily

Duration

14 Days

Start City

Malta

End City

Malta

Type

Partially Escorted Package Tour

Languages

English

Departure Day

Sunday

Departures

Apr 8, 29, 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Jun 3, 17, 2018
Jul 1, 8, 2018
Aug 19, 26, 2018
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
Oct 7, 2018
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