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12-Day Sicily and Malta Tour

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Sicily and Malta tour explores two Mediterranean island paradises. On this small group escorted Sicily and Malta tour with up to 24 travelers you will enjoy ten days exploring the Mediterranean culture.

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

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Sicily and Malta Tour Highlights

Sicily and Malta Tour Highlights

  • Explore Valletta (UNESCO), the capital of the Knights of Malta, a city “built by gentlemen for gentlemen.”
  • Pass by Sicilian Baroque architecture and wrought iron balconies on a winding walking tour of Ragusa (UNESCO).
  • Delve into Maltese culture during a tour of a traditional limestone village.
  • Ascend the sides of Mount Etna (UNESCO) in off-road vehicles.
  • Explore the flavors of Maltese cuisine during a family-style dinner at a local band club.
  • Pause for a Sicilian cappuccino and pastry breakfast at a local “bar.”
  • Visit a family-owned organic herb farm and enjoy a lunch flavored with delicious aromatic plants.

Sicily and Malta Tour Includes

  • Small group tour includes up to 24 travelers
  • Accommodations: 10 Nights first class hotels
  • 16 Included Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Travel by ferry from Malta to Pozzallo


Sicily and Malta Tour Accommodations

Sliema 4 nights – Lands End Boutique Hotel

Ragusa 3 nights – Poggio Del Sole Hotel

Taormina 3 nights – NH Taormina Hotel

Optional Tours

Sicily and Malta Tour Optional Excursions

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

A Day in Gozo Island Day 4 | Malta – $129.00

Embark on a full day exploration of the isle of Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago. A short ferry ride takes you to across to Malta’s greener neighbor, home to the Ggantija temple complex (UNESCO), which is older than Stonehenge. Uncover this UNESCO site with a local expert and learn about Gozo’s 7,000 years of history. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying a panoramic drive highlighting the many captivating legends of Gozo. Discover for yourself why the great epic poet Homer identified Gozo as the home of the nymph Calypso who kept Ulysses captive here for seven years.

Mdina, the Silent City Day 5 | Malta – $65.00

Spend your morning in Mdina, the Silent City. Your tour begins with an exploration of the site that is traditionally identified with Saint Paul’s Grotto, where legend holds that this is where Paul the Apostle stayed when he arrived on the island in 60 CE. Then, set off on foot through the narrow, winding streets of Mdina for an intimate look at Malta’s ancient capital, absconded in the countryside and protected for centuries before the arrival of the Knights of Malta.

Sicily’s Baroque Valley: Scicli & Modica with lunch Day 8 | Sicily – $125.00

Journey to Sicily’s Baroque Valley, known for its ornate historic architecture. Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites in Scicli and Modica. The town of Scicli dates back to the 3rd century BC, home to a number of centuries-old churches. Visit a local farm for brunch to learn about two local specialties: ricotta cheese and sausage. The hilly city of Modica, dating back to the 2nd century BC, is renowned for its baroque architecture and breathtakingly detailed facades. Taste Modica’s historically rooted artisanal chocolate, based on flavorful Aztec recipes of millennia ago. This tour will immerse you in the alluring culture and history of the Baroque Valley.

12-Day Sicily and Malta Tour

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Sicily and Malta Tour Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

You’re on your way to Malta – 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: Malta

Start your journey with a 4-night stay in Sliema, a welcoming Maltese resort town with a lively waterfront promenade.

Stretch your legs and take in views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island. Uncover Malta’s deeply rooted heritage, teeming with mysterious prehistoric temples and Renaissance architectural masterpieces.

This evening, get to know your fellow travelers over a welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Malta

Begin your adventure with a panoramic sailing of Valletta’s (UNESCO) Grand Harbour aboard traditional Dghajsa boats*.

Afterward, explore the Maltese capital during a walking tour led by a local expert.

Then view the skyline of the Three Cities from the Upper Barrakka Gardens and take in the elegant profile of the Grand Master’s Palace.

Finally, enjoy some free time to explore on your own.

This afternoon, visit the private home of a modern-day Knight of Malta before hopping on the local ferry* back to Sliema for an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Malta

The entire day is yours. With free time, you might choose to relax in Sliema or venture back to Valletta for a visit to Caravaggio’s masterpiece housed in Saint John’s Co-Cathedral. Or join an optional full day exploration of the Isle of Gozo,* the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago and home to the Ggantija temple complex (UNESCO), which is older than Stonehenge.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Malta

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Perhaps you’ll join a half-day optional tour to Mdina – the “Silent City” and Malta’s ancient capital.

This afternoon, immerse yourself in Maltese traditions as you board a retro bus for a village where daily life and customs remain unchanged. Experience an impact moment as you are hosted for dinner at a local band club. Band clubs have a special place in the community. A source of intense pride and with a solid place in Maltese social culture, the band club’s premises are an ideal meeting point for locals to exchange gossip, play a game of pool or engage in village festa activities.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Ragusa

Early this morning, grab your bags** and hop on a ferry*** to Sicily.

Pause in the seaside town of Pozzallo for a Sicilian breakfast. Like in most of Italy, breakfast in Sicily is a simple but tasty affair, traditionally consisting of a pastry and a cappuccino coffee.

Continue with your culinary exploration of the Sicilian countryside with a visit to a family-owned herb farm to learn about their production of organic aromatic plants.

Then, during lunch, enjoy dishes enlivened with herbs grown on the farm. A delightful way to experience the region’s unique and delicious flavors.

This afternoon, settle into your hotel for a leisurely 3-night stay in the Ragusa countryside.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Ragusa-Ibla

Make your way to Ragusa-Ibla (UNESCO), a time-worn city perched upon a hill. Meander through its late-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 or linger in town for a dinner on own.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Ragusa

The day is yours to do as you please. 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 picture-perfect towns of Scicli and Modica (UNESCO), 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 9: Ragusa to Siracusa and Taormina

Take in the rugged landscape of South-Eastern Sicily en route to Siracusa (UNESCO). Siracusa is one of the oldest ancient Greek cities. During the ancient greek magna Grecia era it was said to be the most beautiful cities of its day.

Then, in Siracusa it’s your choice! Either discover the expansive Neapolis, the ancient Greek colony established 27 centuries ago -OR- take in the ancient city’s most precious treasures during a visit of the archeological museum in company of a local expert.

This afternoon, relax during a bus transfer to Taormina, a charming resort town perched high above the Mediterranean Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Taormina

Discover Taormina with a local guide, leading you to the city’s Duomo, public gardens, and the well-preserved 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 11: Ragusa ­

See Sicily’s wilder side on an off-road adventure to Mount Etna (UNESCO). 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.

Back in Taormina, gather with your fellow travelers as you recount memories of the Mediterranean islands accompanied by Sicilian food at dinner, surrounded by local musicians.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Taormina depart from Catania

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

Meals: Breakfast

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