14 Day Discover Sicily & Malta 2018 Itinerary

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2 Palermo, 2 Marsala Area, 1 Agrigento, 2 Ragusa, 2 Catania, 3 Sliema
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Visit the Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace with its interior of glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics Tour the old city of Palermo, featuring an incredible mix of architectural styles Discover Phoenician Motya with its famous Charioteer by boat Visit Mazara del Vallo, with its Arabian style quarters and famous dancing Satyr Make your own classic pizza from fresh ingredients! Discover Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, the best preserved remains outside of Greece View the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Visit the trendy resort town of Taormina Ascend the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna – one of the most active volcanoes in Europe! Discover the island of Ortigia, the historical center of the city of Siracusa Visit the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysus in the Siracusa Archaeological Park See the baroque jewels of Noto, Ragusa, and Scicli Discover the rich history of Valletta, the European Capital of Culture for 2018 Explore the “Three Cities” Vittoriosa, Cospicua, and Senglea areas of Malta Marvel at the awe-inspiring megalithic Temples of Ggantija in Gozo Experience Maltese cuisine & hospitality during lunch in a private home

What's this trip about?

    2 Palermo, 2 Marsala Area, 1 Agrigento, 2 Ragusa, 2 Catania, 3 Sliema

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Malta

Attractions

  • Agrigento
  • Gozo
  • Mdina
  • Mount Etna
  • Palermo
  • Sicily
  • Valletta

Activities

  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed Flights New York-Palermo, Luqa-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges Intra-flight Catania-Luqa 12 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Palermo 2 nights Marsala Area 1 night Agrigento 2 nights Ragusa 2 nights Catania 3 nights Sliema Italian city hotel taxes & Maltese eco-contribution tax Hotel porterage All transfers 24 meals: 12 buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (including 1 home hosted lunch and welcome & farewell dinners) Wine is included with lunch and dinner Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring Active itinerary with unique cultural features

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Palermo
Welcome to Sicily! Arrive in Palermo, the energetic capital of Sicily, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and relax before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner with the group Overnight: Palermo Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Palatine Chapel and Palermo City Tour
Start your tour of Palermo with the visit of the Palatine Chapel, a UNESCO Heritage Site, located inside the complex of Palazzo dei Normanni. Its glittering gold mosaics, complemented by inlaid marble floors and wooden ceilings, reflect Norman Sicily's cultural complexit...
DAY 4, Tuesday - Segesta, Farm Lunch, Erice
Morning drive through western Sicily where you will view the famous Doric Temple of Segesta rising high on a hill, constructed in the 5th century B.C., one of the greatest examples of this style of architecture. Enjoy lunch with an olive oil tasting at a local farm. Cont...
DAY 5, Wednesday - Mazara Kasbah Maze & Dancing Satyr, Salt Mines, and Motya Charioteer
This morning, drive to Mazara, walk the Kasbah maze of streets and view the statue of the Dancing Satyr, a rare example of Greek bronze sculpture, found by chance in 1998 by a fishing boat. After free time in the town, continue to the salt plant area before boarding your...
DAY 6, Thursday - Valley of Temples
This morning, view the stone quarries of Cusa before enjoying lunch with local specialties. Continue to discover Agrigento's celebrated Valley of the Temples in the afternoon, the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent a...
DAY 7, Friday - Make your own Pizza and Piazza Armerina
Today, enjoy making your own Pizza using fresh ingredients in Licata. After tasting your own creation, travel to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These extraordi...
DAY 8, Saturday - Ragusa-Ibla, Modica, Aromatic Herb & Plant Gardens, Scicli
This morning, indulge in the baroque atmosphere of Ragusa-Ibla, with its breathtaking sights of houses, churches, and palaces that seem layered one on top of the other. After lunch, travel to Modica, known all over the world for its chocolate production. Continue to visi...
DAY 9, Sunday - Noto, Siracusa with its Neapolis & Ortigia
Today, travel to Noto, a wonderful Baroque town, where you will have time to wander around and discover one of the most spectacular urban settlements. Arrive in Siracusa to admire the “Old City,” also known as Città Vecchia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the i...
DAY 10, Monday - Mt. Etna Summit & Taormina
Begin the day with a visit to the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna, which dominates the scenery and is the most active volcano in Europe! Ascend via cable car and buses to reach the altitude of 9,000 feet; step carefully on the varied layers of lava which have solidified ...
DAY 11, Tuesday - Arrival in Malta, Valetta Sightseeing
This morning, early departure to Malta. Begin your discovery of Malta with a visit to the Malta Experience, a multi-vision show depicting 7,000 years of Maltese history. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful Barraca Gardens, St. John’s Cathedral, a gem of baroque art &...
DAY 12, Wednesday - Explore Gozo
Today, you will start the day early in order to visit Malta’s sister island of Gozo, an island where time stood still, where traditions and customs form part of the daily life of the islanders. Gozo is greener, more rural, and offers beautiful scenic views, having most o...
DAY 13, Thursday - Mdina & Rabat, Home-Hosted Lunch
Your tour today will take you to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta, located in the central part of the island. This walled city dates back to prehistoric times and has witnessed Malta´s major historical events, having a strategic position on one of the land´s highest p...
DAY 14, Friday - Depart Malta
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

*For the Sep 15 departure, the overnight stay will be in St. Julian’s instead of Sliema.

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Last Updated: 9/1/2021

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