This Malta and Sicily tour package is a comprehensive all inclusive tour of these two Mediterranean islands. Sicily and Malta are located at the crossroads of history’s greatest civilizations. Tours of these islands is an exploration into the mixture of cultures that colonized them over the centuries. See how location impacted architecture, music, food, culinary traditions, and culture. Families, friends, groups, and singles will all enjoy history’s great civilizations coming to life while touring Sicily and Malta. For the Sicily and Malta tour itinerary click here. For more information or to book your Malta and Sicily all inclusive Italy tours package submit the form below or call us today 800-227-1577.
12-Day Malta & Sicily Tour Itinerary Map
Malta and Sicily Tour Sightseeing Highlights:
- Breakfast Daily, 5 Dinners, 1 Lunch
- Discover Norman architecture in Cefalu, Monreale, and Palermo
- Explore the ancient Greeks in Agrigento, Taormina, and Siracusa
- See the world’s finest Byzantine mosaics in Monreale
- Stroll around authentic Sicilian towns like Erice
- In Ragusa learn about Sicilian Baroque architecture
- In Marsala taste the famous wine and see the salt flats and windmills
- Visit the Greek and Roman Gods in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples
- Visit Sicily’s Colosseum in Siracusa
- Inclusive Sicily tour includes airport transfers, tours, entrance fees, and meals per itinerary
- 10 nights in Sicily first class 4+ star accommodations
Malta and Sicily Tour Accommodations:
- Catania 1 night – Una Hotel Palace – Located in the artistic and commercial heart of Catania, in a prestigious building dating back to the early 1900s, restored accordingly in Sicilian style.
- Ragusa 1 night – Mediterraneao Hotel
- Palermo 3 nights – Al Cavalieri Hotel
- Taormina 2 nights – Hilton Giardini Naxos – Enjoy traditional Mediterranean hospitality on the rocky coast of the Ionian Sea.
- Malta 3 nights – Le Meridien St Julians Hotel and Spa
Mt Etna & The Godfather – $60
Join a local expert to experience the unhurried pace of life in this rustic village chosen by Frances Ford Coppola for scenes in his movie “The Godfather”. Amid stunning mountain views, visit the charming wedding church and Bar Vitelli, where Al Pacino fell in love (famous for its ice cold granita di limone!) Then continue to Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. Ascend through the lush fertile foothills to the craters and barren lunar landscapes nearer the top. Enjoy breathtaking views over the eastern Sicilian coast and Mediterranean Sea.
Dinner in the Clouds – $70
With one of the most incredible rides of your lives, you will arrive in the enchanted village of Castelmollo, high above the sea and a world apart from the areas that tourists tread. After free time for a bit of shopping, you arrive in your terraced gourmet restaurant for a truly educational meal of delicious regional specialties, with the accompanying local wines.
Seafood Spectacular – $65
The word “panorama” derives from the ancients’ name for Palermo and this is no more apparent than during your magnificent drive along the ridge of Monte Pellegrino. Continue down to the horseshoe shaped Bay of Sferracavallo for a seafood feast in one of the restaurants that line the shore. A multi-course dining extravaganza sees fresh pasta and seafood dishes paraded from the kitchen! Wine is included along with the amazing sunset!
Guided Tour Of Ragusa Ibla – $28
Join a local expert to explore the jumble of churches, houses, old squares and civic palazzi that make up Ragusa Ibla. Devastated by the earthquake of 1693, this part of town was rebuilt along the lines of the old medieval layout. With most of the nobility and wealthier citizens choosing to live in the new upper town, the fortunes of Ibla waned. Now you can step back three hundred years into the past, where every turn of the winding streets and stairways comes with the promise of another fantastic discovery.
Dinner In Ragusa – $65
Indulge in the varied and complex flavours of Sicily, at this evening’s dinner. Sicillian shores are washed by three different seas, so fish is a must (meat alternative available). The large greenhouses around Ragusa also produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables to enjoy. Arabian settlers brought sugar with them and now the island’s dolci are considered among the best in Italy. Of course any Italian meal wouldn’t be complete without the wonderful local wine. Buon Appetito!
Full Day Excursion To Gozo – $60
Drive to the north of Malta for a twenty minute ferry crossing to Gozo. Smaller, greener and more rural, Malta’s sister island is a haven of tranquillity. Visit all the popular natural landmarks, such as the Inland Sea and Azure Window at Dwejra. Explore the imposing Citadel in Victoria and the world’s oldest stone temples, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years. A stop is made at a pretty seaside village for lunch, with time to shop for local hand made lace and woollen goods.
Malta and Sicily Tour Day-by-Day Itinerary
Travel through Mediterranean history meeting the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Carthaginians, Crusaders, Bourbons, and Ottomans on this comprehensive all-inclusive Malta and Sicily tour.
Day 1 – Depart USA
Typically flights from the United States fly overnight to Italy. You be served dinner and breakfast on board the flight.
Day 2 – Catania
Upon arrival in Catania check-in to your hotel located in Catania by the Mediterranean Sea. This afternoon head out with the tour director for a brief introduction to Sicily and Catania. In Catania you’ll see its Duomo and the government buildings, Palazzo Senatorio. This evening freshen up for a welcome reception followed by dinner with wine.
Day 3 – Siracusa and Ragusa
This morning you’ll visit what was considered the most beautiful of all ancient Greek cities – Syracuse – Siracusa. Yes it is true. The most beautiful of all the ancient Greek cities is located in Italy. Siracusa is located in southwest Sicily. Founded about 800 BC, you will walk through time with your local Sicily tour guide. Visit sites that are known by mythology buffs and interesting to all travelers alike. Siracusa’s ancient Greek amphitheater has a capacity of 20,000 people. After your guided tour you’ll have time to enjoy Siracusa’s antique city, Ortygia, full of palaces and narrow streets. After your tour continues around the southern part of Sicily to Ragusa, arriving in time for a classic Sicilian passeggiata. Then enjoy dinner on your own at an authentic Sicilian local trattoria.
Day 4 – Discover Sicilian Baroque and then off the explore the Valley of the Temples
This morning you’ll have a relaxed start. Wake up and stroll around Ragusa to discover Sicilian Baroque, an 18th century architectural style. Make time to visit the a baroque church. Mid morning you’ll depart for Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. At this site multiple Greek Temples stand. Here a local tour guide will walk you through the history of ancient Greeks on Sicily during the Magna Grecia era. You’ll see the impressive and massive Greek Temples including the Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Juno. After your tour continues around Sicily to Palermo. This evening enjoy an included dinner with the group.
Day 5 – Palermo Tour and Excursion to Monreale
This morning there is an optional tour to Ballaro, the local market loated in old town. The local market provides a glimpse into authentic Sicilian daily life. Then join your local guide who is an art history expert. You’ll see all of Palermo’s sightseeing highlights, including the Cathedral and Fountain of Shame. Along the way the mixing of architectural and artistic styles that is Sicily’s culture will become evident. Then, after the guided tour of Palermo, you’ll take the short drive to Monreale to visit the Cathedral. Inside its gold mosaics are the finest examples of Arab-Norman art. This afternoon enjoy some time at leisure back in Palermo. This evening your dinner is included at a local trattoria. Enjoy an authentic Sicilian dinner among locals in Palermo.
Day 6 – Tour Charming Erice
Today you’ll tour Erice. This medieval town is located at the top of a hill in the northwest corner of Sicily. In mythology Erice is the home of Venus. There is Castle here dedicated to her. Stroll around the medieval streets while enjoying views of the Mediterranean Sea and Africa beyond. Next you’ll visit Trapani. Here you’ll learn about Mediterranean sea salt at the famous windmills and salt marshes. You’ll also try some fresh olive oil and Sicilian with a light lunch of local fresh organic produce. Then you travel back to Palermo where your evening is free for strolling around the lovely city.
Day 7 – Discover the Normans in Cefalu
This morning depart Palermo. Your first stop is Cefalu. This authentic Sicilian fishing town is the site of the enormous Norman Cathedral. After visiting the Cathedral you’ll have free time to enjoy this town. Enjoy a seaside lunch. If you enjoy seafood be sure to try some local fresh seafood here. After lunch your tour continues to Giardini Naxos, the beach side 4000 year old resort town located below Taormina.
Day 8 – Mt. Etna & Taormina: The Sicilian Riviera
This morning take your time with a relaxed start to the day. Enjoy the sunrise over the Mediterranean Sea. After breakfast there is an optional tour to Europe’s most active volcano, Mt Etna. The tour also includes a stop in Savoca, a traditional Sicilian village where the Godfather was filmed. This afternoon you have time in Taormina. There you’ll join a local tour guide who will escort you to the sightseeing highlights including the ancient Greek Theater and Palazzo Corvaja. This evening enjoy an included dinner with wine and good times.
Day 9 – Catania to Valletta, Malta
Today travel by air from Sicily to Malta. Upon arrival you’ll transfer to your hotel. There is some time to stroll around. This evening join the other travelers for a welcome drink.
Day 10 – Malta at Leisure
Today you have a free day to explore your interests in Valletta. This medieval town offers much history and culture. From castles and swords of the Knights of Malta, to shopping, there is something for everyone in Malta. Your hotel also includes a pool to relax.
Day 11 – Malta Excursions
Today you will visit Malta’s fishing village off Marsaxlokk. Here you will find the traditional Mediterranean fishing village colored houses along waterfront. Known as ‘Luzzus’ they are painted in blues, yellows, and reds. Today this quiet village is a long way from the first Turkish landing. You’ll have some free time here to stroll around the markets. You may also join an option tour of the Blue Grotto, which is famous for its crystal clear water with beautiful colors passing through it.
Day 12 – Sicily and Malta Tours Ends in Valetta
This morning say goodbye to the lovely Mediterranean. Bring home colorful memories and maybe even a new diet!
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