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Price Per person double occupancy

Dates Twin/Double Single
2019
August 24-September 4,
August 31-September 11,
September 7-18,
September 14-25,
September 21-October 2,
September 28-October 9,
October 5-16,
October 12-23,
October 19-30
$2,699 $3,309
2020
April 11-22,
April 18-29,
May 2-13,
May 9-20,
May 16-27,
May 23-June 3,
May 30-June 10,
June 6-17,
June 13-24,
June 20-July 1,
July 4-15,
July 11-22,
July 18-29,
August 22-September 2,
August 29-September 9,
September 5-16,
September 12-23,
September 19-30,
September 26-October 7,
October 3-14,
October 10-21,
October 17-28
$2,849 $3,529

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Price Includes: 11 Nights at 4 star hotels (as listed or similar), breakfast and dinner daily, 3 lunches, all ground & sea transportation as stated in itinerary, services of a English speaking tour escort, local guides, and porterage at hotels in Sicily.


Not Included: International airfare (excellent wholesale rates are available), entrance fees (currently about $90 - subject to change), 8 lunches, airport arrival transfer ($35 per person), items of a personal nature, beverages not specified, travel insurance, optional excursions, city tax charged at hotels, and gratuities for the guide, driver, and hotel staff.


Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.

1st Day SATURDAY: CATANIA

Arrive in Catania and make your own way to the hotel IL PRINCIPE. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening. (D)


2nd Day SUNDAY: CATANIA – SIRACUSA – MODICA visit of a chocolate factory - RAGUSA (Optional: visit of RAGUSA IBLA “by night”)

Drive to Syracuse to visit the marvelous archaeological area then continue to the island of Ortigia, where you will see the magnificent Cathedral and the Fountain of Arethusa. Travel to Modica, a baroque town part of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: visit a real chocolate factory, where it will be possible to create, with your hands, own bar of Chocolate to bring with you. Accommodation and dinner at POGGIO DEL SOLE RESORT. Optional: visit "by night" of the ancient city Ragusa "Ibla", cradle of Sicilian baroque (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Overnight. (BD)


3rd Day MONDAY: RAGUSA – PIAZZA ARMERINA lunch in a local restaurant - AGRIGENTO

Drive to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale’s rich mosaics, depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes. Eat lunch in a local restaurant before driving to Agrigento. Visit the Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord and Heracles. Accommodation and dinner at hotel DIOSCURI BAY PALACE. Overnight. (BLD)


4th Day TUESDAY: AGRIGENTO - PALERMO street food experience - MONREALE

Travel to Palermo, the Capital of Sicily and visit Monreale: the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. You will have the chance to taste Palermo’s street food, one of the most renowned all over the world, while wandering around its historical center. In the afternoon, visit the historical center of Palermo: the Cathedral and Palazzo Mirto a noble residence located in the ancient Arabic quarter of Kalsa. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA. (BD)


5th Day WEDNESDAY: PALERMO – ERICE – MARSALA visit of a winery, wine tasting & light lunch SALT ROUTE (Trapani area) - PALERMO

Depart to Segesta to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Continue to Marsala, a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Stop at a prestigious winery for a guided tour of the historic Wine Cellars + tasting of wines with local food pairings. Down to Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. Dinner on your own. Overnight in your Hotel. (B)


6th Day THURSDAY: PALERMO - CEFALU’ - NEBRODI PARK lunch in a local restaurant - TAORMINA

Drive to Cefalu to admire its well-preserved Arab-Norman Cathedral. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down main street to visit the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through the Nebrodi Park and enjoy lunch in the Miraglia Forest. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo to visit the north part of Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, “the Pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel VILLA DIODORO, located near historic center of Taormina. (BLD)


7th Day FRIDAY: TAORMINA - MT ETNA (Optional excursion) - TAORMINA

Weather permitting, you can join an optional morning excursion to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. You will reach a height of 1800 meters and enjoy a fantastic panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina: enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Roman - Greek theatre on your own. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (BD)


8th Day SATURDAY: TAORMINA – CATANIA – MALTA

Breakfast in Hotel. At the appointed time, transfer from Taormina to Catania airport. Flight to Valletta, Capital of Malta, delightful Mediterranean island. Transfer to Hotel DOLMEN RESORT located in St Paul’s Bay or similar 4 stars. Arrival in Hotel and accommodation. Dinner and overnight. (BD)


9th Day SUNDAY: MALTA “MARSAXLOKK MARKET & THE BLUE GROTTO” Extended Half Day Excursion

The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colorful luzzus and unique character make the unrivalled setting for the local market. Continue the tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting – boat price not included) and the nearby caves. Explore one of Malta’s unspoilt village: the main square, the hub of the village with its parish church and band club. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner in your Hotel. (BD)


10th Day MONDAY: MALTA “VALLETTA + MALTA EXPERIENCE” Half Day Excursio

Enjoy a morning tour of Valletta – Malta’s heritage-rich capital. Highlights include the Upper Barracca Gardens and St John’s Cathedral, home to a splendid Caravaggio painting as well as an intriguing Museum. Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grandmaster’s Palace before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta history throughout the centuries is brought back to life. Spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Dinner in your Hotel. (BD) Please note: from April to June and in October, the excursion “Valletta + Malta experience” will take place in the afternoon.


11th Day TUESDAY: MALTA “MDINA” Full Day Excursion – lunch included

Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. The narrow streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions. Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, we stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch we will visit the San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. We shall also spend time at the crafts center at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest. (BLD)


12th Day WEDNESDAY: MALTA

The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the port or the airport of Valletta. (B)