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15 Day Sicily and Malta Tour

Explore Sicily and Malta – two Mediterranean island paradises. On this small group escorted Sicily and Malta tour with up to 24 travelers you will enjoy two weeks exloring the Mediterranean culture.

Some of the tour highlights include visiting unique places while tasting the local foods.

For the price of the Sicily and Malta tour with airfare from your city submit the form.

Highlights

  • Small group tour includes up to 24 travelers
  • Accommodations: 14 Nights first class hotels
  • Included Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Palermo visit the Monreale Normal Cathedral
  • Palermo visit the food market and medieval castle
  • Trapani excursion to Isle of Mozia
  • Visit local olive grove and learn about Sicily’s slow food culture
  • Agrigento explore Valley of Temples at dusk
  • Piazza Armerina visit ancient Villa Romana del Casale
  • Taormina visit Greek Theater
  • Mt Etna adventure includes a drive up the side of the volcano
  • Visit Ragusa to walk among its Sicilian Baroque architecture
  • Travel by ferry from Pozzallo to Malta
  • Malta tour the masterpieces of Valletta’s Cathedral featuring Mattia Preti and Caravaggio

Accommodations

Palermo 2 nights – Hotel Porta Felice

Trapani 2 nights – I Mulini Resort

Agrigento 1 night – Baia Di Ulisse

Taormina 3 nights – Nh Collection Taormina

Ragusa 2 nights – Poggio Del Sole Hotel

St. Julian’s 3 nights – The George Urban Boutique Hotel

Optional Tours

Optional tours are scheduled during free time. They are not included in the tour price. Exact price will be confirmed when tour is booked.

Trapani

Join an optional tour to Erice to visit Maria Grammatico’s famous bakery for a hands­on pastry­making class.

Ragusa

Enjoy a day visiting the towns of of Scicli and Modica. In Scicli enjoy a savory brunch at a ricotta farm. In Modica visit an Aztec chocolate shop for some sweet samples.

Malta

Consider an optional excursion to a temple complex older than Stonehenge, followed by an intimate look at Mdina – the “Silent City.”

15-Day Sicily and Malta Tour

  • For the price of the Malta and Sicily tour with airfare from your preferred departure city submit the form.


Sicily and Malta Tour Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

You’re on your way to Sicily – an island paradise nestled amongst the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean. Look past the Italy you think you know and see how this coastal farmland balances ancient traditions and modern comforts.

Day 2: Palermo, Italy ­ Tour Begins

Start your journey in Palermo (UNESCO), Sicily’s welcoming capital city. Uncover the island’s deeply rooted heritage, teeming with Arab­Norman architectural masterpieces and delicate Classical designs. Come to know your fellow travelers over a welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Palermo

Decide how you explore because it’s your choice! Tour Palermo and head to Monreale Cathedral, ascending on foot to see the gold Byzantine mosaics ¬OR¬ descend into a WWII air raid shelter before exploring the historic city center with a guide. No matter how you spend your morning, you’ll spend your afternoon tasting your way through Ballarò Market’s olives, spices, and other local produce. End your day at a medieval palace, where a countess guides you through her family’s home, joining you for an aperitif and hors d’oeuvres.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Palermo ­& Trapani

Experience an impact moment with Addiopizzo, an anti­Mafia nonprofit that supports locals who refuse to pay the Mafia’s protection fees. Visit Capaci and Cinisi, the site of two terrorist acts led by the Mafia, and pay tribute to fallen activists. Chat with locals for a personal perspective and learn how they overcame the Mafia’s reign. As the day draws to a close, settle into Trapani for two nights and watch the sunset fade against the crashing waves and whirling windmills.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Trapani to the Isle of Mozia

Venture to the isle of Mozia, once a great trading port for the Phoenician, Greek and Roman civilizations. On the way, sail next to a submerged Roman road, once traversed on foot. Explore Mozia with a guide, visiting the ruins of its ancient port, and a museum featuring impressive Greek statuary. Then continue to Marsala, heading down into a cellar for a taste of its renowned wine. The remainder of the day is yours.

Perhaps you will join an optional tour to Erice to visit Maria Grammatico’s famous bakery for a hands­on pastry­making class.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Trapani, Gibellina, and Agrigento Valley of the Temples

Begin in Gibellina, a humble countryside village. See how this town rebuilt itself after an earthquake, transforming ruins into a sprawling piece of contemporary art. Head to an award­winning olive grove and learn about the Slow Food movement, which supports local cultures and preserves traditions. Try their unique olive oil at lunch before departing for Agrigento, where ancient roots and medieval buildings blend into modernity. Wander through the Valley of the Temples (UNESCO) with a guide at dusk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Agrigento ­with Piazza Armerina to Taormina

Venture deep into Sicily’s countryside to Piazza Armerina, home of the ancient Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO), and explore the site with an expert insider for a locally guided tour of its impressive mosaics. In the afternoon, journey along the Ionian Coast to Taormina, a seaside hub of ancient Greek theaters and hilly walkways. Settle into your new home for the next three nights before enjoying Sicilian food at dinner, surrounded by local musicians.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Taormina

Discover Taormina with a local guide, leading you to the city’s Duomo, public gardens, and the well­preserved Greek theater. Walk in the footsteps of ancient attendees and take in an unparalleled viewpoint of the adjacent ocean. Spend the afternoon on your own. Perhaps you’ll grab a bite to eat at a sidewalk café, or peruse the local boutiques for handcrafted souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Taormina ­& Mount Etna

See Sicily’s wilder side on an off­road adventure to Mount Etna. Stare up at the iconic peak as your vehicle climbs along the sides of Europe’s largest active volcano. Spend the day exploring this legendary giant, passing by lava formations and basalt rocks.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Taormina ­to Ragusa

Make your way to Ragusa (UNESCO), an ancient city perched upon a hill. Meander through its Baroque neighborhood with an expert guide, passing by winding lanes, cobblestone streets, and wrought iron balconies. Make the most of a free afternoon to explore on your own. As the sun sets, retreat to your countryside resort just outside the city.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11: Ragusa ­

The entire day is yours. With free time, you might choose to relax in the countryside and enjoy the resort’s amenities. Or, perhaps you will join an optional tour to the picture­perfect towns of Scicli and Modica, where you’ll enjoy a savory brunch at a ricotta farm before continuing to an Aztec chocolate shop for some sweet samples.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Ferry to Malta Three Cities ­ St. Julian’s

Grab your bags* and hop on a ferry** in Pozzallo.

Say goodbye to Italy and venture to the island paradise of Malta, one of the smallest countries in the world.

Start your exploration in Three Cities, a conglomeration of three fortified cities of medieval heritage. Once the setting of battles by the Knights of Malta, this area preserves endless layers of the past. Connect with the heart of the neighborhood at a Band Club, where locals gather to learn and play instruments together.

Enjoy some light snacks as the musical Maltese culture drifts softly around you. Your day ends in St. Julian’s, your home for the next three nights.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 13: St. Julian’s ­

The day is yours to experience the island of Malta however you please. Soak up the sunshine, relax on the beach, or even explore the colorful harbor on foot. Perhaps you’ll join an optional excursion to a temple complex older than Stonehenge, followed by an intimate look at Mdina – the “Silent City.”

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: St. Julian’s ­& Valletta ­

Your adventure continues in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Discover this fortified city on a guided walking tour. You’ll take in the picturesque Barrakka Gardens overlooking the harbor, featuring a charming blend of natural beauty and terraced arches. Then it’s your choice! Visit the private home of a modern­day Knight of Malta ¬OR¬ tour the masterpieces of Valletta’s Cathedral featuring Mattia Preti and Caravaggio. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers as you recount memories of the Mediterranean islands.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 15: Tour Ends in Malta

Say goodbye to Malta and the Mediterranean as your tour comes to a close today.

Meals: Breakfast

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