Sicily and Malta Tour
Experience the best that Sicily and Malta have to offer with a minimum 7-day escorted Sicily and Malta tour. Immerse yourself in unparalleled splendor, from ancient Greek temples to medieval fortresses.
Streets of Malta
Itinerary ( B = breakfast, D = dinner )
WEDNESDAY: TAORMINA (D)
Arrive in the Taormina area at any time. Taormina is one of the best places to visit if you plan to spend your vacation days on the Italian island of Sicily. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Overnight.
THURSDAY: TAORMINA MARE - ETNA – TAORMINA (B, D)
In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the Vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished by the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “Silvestri Craters” (about 1.900 meters). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a wine tasting and see how it is produced. In the afternoon visit Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo. Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. Option to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily.
FRIDAY: TAORMINA MARE – SYRACUSE – NOTO - POZZALLO PORT – MALTA (B)
Departure to have a full-day excursion to Siracusa, Noto, and then transfer to Pozzallo port to depart to Malta. First, stop in Siracusa one of the most interesting archaeological sites on the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Cave of the Cordari, the Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. On to Noto to discover the beautiful baroque in Sicily. Transfer to Pozzallo port and departure by ferry to Malta. Arrive in Malta in the late evening. Meet our assistant and transfer to the hotel.
SATURDAY: MALTA – LA VALLETTA and the THREE CITIES (B)
Departure for the excursion to La Valletta. Our guide will show you all the beauties of this island founded by the Chevaliers in 1566. We will begin our tour from the” Grande Porto”, the principal port of Malta, then visit San Juan Cathedral where we will admire the paintings of Caravaggio and the Flemish tapestry. We will end our tour with a visit to the area opposite Valletta known as “The THREE CITIES”, Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua. Overnight.
SUNDAY: MALTA – MDINA (B)
Departure to Mdina, the ancient capital of the island in the central side of Malta. Its winding, narrow streets dating back to the Middle Ages will lead us to the imposing ramparts which offer a panoramic view of the island. Mdina is also known as the "silent city”. After lunch (at your expense) we will stop at the catacombs of the early Christians in Rabat and then proceed to Dingli Cliffs. On to the visit of the botanical gardens of the Presidential Palace at San Anton (external views). A brief stop to the craft village of Ta'Qali.
MONDAY: MALTA - POZZALLO - TAORMINA AREA (B, D)
Early transfer to Malta port and departure to Pozzallo. Arriving and transfer to your hotel in the Taormina area. Day at leisure to explore and enjoy. Dinner and overnight.
TUESDAY: TAORMINA AREA – OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS TO PANAREA AND STROMBOLI ISLANDS (B, D)
You are free to relax and explore the city, swim and relax by the beach, or opt to join our excursion to Panarea and Stromboli. Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach and then relax on the journey to the port of Giardini Naxos (or transfer by bus to the port of Milazzo, boarding on a private vessel). Departure at 12.00 a.m. Arrival to Panarea at 01.30 p.m. Free time to visit the island and to have lunch in a typical restaurant (optional, not included in the price). It is possible to choose different kinds of visits: VISIT OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER (historical and cultural itinerary), ENJOY THE BEACH, or SHOPPING. Departure at 04.00 p.m. for Stromboli and free time to visit the island. It is possible to choose different kinds of visits: VISIT OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER (historical and cultural itinerary),
ENJOY THE BEACH AND SHOPPING. Stop and have free time on the island until sunset. Departure at 07.00 p.m. Tour the island by boat and visit the “Sciara del Fuoco” by night to admire the volcano’s activity from the sea. Return to Taormina at 24.00 p.m. and transfer to the hotel. N.B. Departure time from Stromboli will be modified throughout the season. N.B. The departures are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions. Ecotax is obligatory and is not included.
WEDNESDAY: TAORMINA / ACIREALE AREA (B)
End of services and departure.
Please allow three hours for check-in to your international flights and two hours for domestic.
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Please contact us for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you can arrange for that by contacting us either by phone or email.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
Check the dates listed above to see if there is availability for the specific date you are interested in. If there are multiple dates listed feel free to contact us for the most up-to-date availability.
7 nights in 4* hotels in standard rooms
Air-conditioned bus for the whole tour
7 Breakfast and 4 dinners
Ferry Pozzallo-Malta-Pozzallo port taxes included
Bilingual guided tour for the excursions as in the program.
Excursion to Panarea and Stromboli islands: $130
Supplement for single room: $390,00
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy as described above.
Airfare is not included and is nonrefundable after booking. Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply.
Drinks at meals
Transfers at arrival and departure
Personal expenses, Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
Entrance fees to museums, monuments, and archaeological sites
Anything not mentioned in “Tour Features”.
Cancellation policy and fees:
All cancellations are subject to fees up to the date specified.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
HOTELS (or similar):
Taormina area : Complesso Antares 4*
Malta: Hotel Astra, Sliema
April: 5, 12, 19, 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 7, 14, 21, 28
September: 6, 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25