Sicily and Malta Highlights tour
See the highlights of Sicily and Malta ona private tour. Discover the beauties of two Mediterranean islands
9 days /8 nights. Escorted tour of Malta and Sicily
Price per person: €2300 (double occupancy). Single supplement €280
|Departure dates||April 20 - May 18 - June 02 - July 29 - August 07 - September 14 - October 11|
|Hotels||4* hotels in Sicily and Malta|
|Group size||Small group size: no less than 4 participants and no more than 12 participants|
|Price||€2300 per person (double occupancy). Single supplement €280. This tour can be scheduled as a private tour.|
|Tour operator||Fransicile Iside Viaggi Cefalù Palermo|
|Malta Sicily highlights tour itinerary|
1° day : Catania arrival
Upon your arrival in Catania airport , you’ll meet your driver and transfer by private car to Giardini or Taormina . Check in at a charming four star hotel.
Late afternoon 16h30 : guided tour of Taormina. Dinner in a local restaurant . Overnight at the hotel ( Dinner included)
2 day: Etna -Godfather- Taormina
After breakfast , 09h30 am depart for your “Special morning on Mt. Etna” one of our unique excursion. You will see the highest active volcano in Europe. You will discover many habitats and beautiful scenary, characteristic villages at its slopes and, of course, the terrific power of nature. Lunch on a farm and wine tasting.
Stop at a local village with a visit of the house of Don Corleone (Godfather shooting location).
Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own in Taormina. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
( Breakfast and Lunch included )
3 day: Catania Siracusa
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel .09h00 am Leave by private minibus and drive along the coast, to Catania, the second biggest town in Sicily, a true lively town with a Baroque-style charm. Known as the the "black-city" from the dark colour of the façades of the building made by the black lava stone. Visit of its most important monuments and to its colorful fish-market. Walking visit and stop at a princely palace and meet the Baroness.
Lunch on your own and, then, on to Siracusa. Guided city sightseeing: Siracusa, splendid and magnificent, in the classic age was the richest and the most powerful among the Hellenic towns in Sicily. Check in at the 4* hotel . Dinner on your own and overnight ( Breakfast included )
4 day Noto Modica
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure to Noto famous for its fine honey coloured buildings of the early eighteenth century, considered among the main masterpieces in the Sicilian baroque style.
Transfer to Modica . Check in at the hotel 4*. We will dedicate the afternoon to Modica the ancient capital of Contea, a city full of fascinating architectural, artistic and scenic attractions, unique among those pertaining to the splendid Sicilian Baroque period. Take a guided stroll through the area and stop at a local pastry shop famous for its chocolate, a delicacy prepared in the same style once used by the ancient Aztec people. Along with chocolate, enjoy their peperoncino, vanilla and cinnamon and their desserts with typical Ragusano flavour. Check in at the 4* modern hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight
( Breakfast included )
5 day Ragusa - Donnafugata - Malta
Morning : Breakfast at the hotel and check out .- Departure to Ragusa an unusual two towns combined into one municipality in 1926. Lower Ragusa, known as Ibla, was the ancient city, rebuilt after suffering heavy damage due to the infamous 1693 earthquake. Upper Ragusa, is the main part of the new city built on the ridge across from the old city of lbla after the earthquake. After onto Ispica village and have a brunch in a marvellous country Villa of a noble family.
We will continue to Castello di Donnafugata with 122 rooms.The big park around the castle contains botanical rarities, and buildings, like the Coffee House, the Little Temple, and the Labyrinth. Continue to Pozzallo port to take ferry to Malta. Upon arrival at Malta port a driver will transfer you to your hotel 4*. Dinner on your own and overnight
( Breakfast and lunch included )
6 day Malta
Following breakfast, we will begin our exploration with Valletta where we will enjoy an exceptional vista of the immense fortifications of the Grand Harbour from the fragrant Barraka Gardens. Next a stroll along Triq Republikka to see the chief historic buildings built by the Knights of St. John and St. John's Co-Cathedral, the principle church of the order and home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. Next we will discover a unique medieval city of Mdina, built in the 9th century on a plateau in the center of the island where from the ancient walls you have a stunning view of the island. Free time for lunch. The afternoon finds us in the old town of Rabat. Here the small winding streets bring us to the center, where the imposing St. Paul's Church dominates the piazza. Rabat, lays claim to the origins of Maltese Christianity. It is thought that in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul, after being shipwrecked, stayed for a brief time on the Island. St. Paul's Grotto is the place St Paul was said to have stayed while visiting the islands. One of Malta's most famous churches, Mosta Dome, is our final destination. Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight
( Breakfast included )
7 day: Inner Malta and coastline- Buskett- Dingli Cliffs- Blue Grotto
Breakfast at the hotel. A superb tour taking you off the beaten track to some of the more secluded areas which most visitors do not have the opportunity of exploring. Great opportunities for photo stops and great views all along the way. As we drive to the west side of the island we pass Rabat and Buskett Forrest. We drive through Girgenti which is a shaded fertile valley renowned for its orchards and cultivated fields. We continue with our scenic drive through the rustic countryside to Dingli Cliffs. These cliffs are characterised by vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 70-130m above sea level. The final stop of our tour is a visit to the Blue Grotto (optional boat tour EUR 7.50 paid on the day).
Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight
( Breakfast included )
8 day: Gozo and Comino
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the charms of Malta's two sister islands - Gozo and Comino - in one exciting day!
Our tour starts with a short 25min. ferry crossing which passes the small and pretty island of Comino. On arrival at the picturesque Mgarr harbour, you will notice how much greener it is on Gozo. Even though so close to the larger island of Malta, the smaller island has many different characteristics. Included on our tour is a variety of scenic routes and interesting sights. A local lunch is included and some time for shopping for local hand made lace and woolen goods, both very popular buys on the island. Throughout the day you will also see some of Gozo’s typical old villages where the pace of life is typical of Mediterranean lifestyle of years gone by. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight
( Breakfast and lunch included )
9 day: Malta The Three cities - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel . Check out . Step back with us through the mists of time as we take you to the fortress of Cottonera which is widely known as the three cities, these being Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, built and fortified by the Knights of Malta. Harbour cruise on a fregatina, which is a traditional Maltese boat, for a tour of the famous harbour creeks, a truly unique way to view the impressive bastions and fortifications that dominate the port. Finally we drive to Senglea where we share the breathtaking view from the beautiful vedette conveniently situated in the centre of the Grand Harbour. Lunch on your own . It’s time to say goodbye with fond memories of Malta . Transfer to the airport and departure . End of our services