Malta & Sicily Island Delights 14 Day Package
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Price Includes: Roundtrip airfarev nation-wide, airfare from Malta to Palermo, transfers in Malta & Sicily, 4 star accommodations in Malta & Sicily, 26 Meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 Sicilian lunches, 7 dinners, fully escorted sightseeing program in Sicily.
Not Included: Gratuities to guides and drivers, air taxes, transportation in US, optional day tours within Malta, entrance Fee's in Sicily.
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.
Day 1: Departure
Relax on our night flight to Malta.
Day 2: Beautiful Malta
We arrive at our Mediterranean paradise and are greeted by our tour host during our stay. We begin with a brief tour en route to the hotel, then free time to explore on your own.
Day 3: Three Cities Tour (Half-Day Morning)
After a buffet breakfast, discover the historical area known as the three cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua, & Senglea. A drive past Cospicua will bring you to Vittoriosa where you shall walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic buildings and churches. From the old quay you shall take a typical harbor 'fregatina' for a tour of the famous harbor creeks. In Senglea you will be able to have a look from the beautiful 'vendetta' placed in the center of the Grand Harbor.
Day 4: Mdina (Full-Day)
After a buffet breakfast, we will take you to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient citadel of Mdina. On passing through the narrow streets of Mdina, the 'silent city', you shall admire the cathedral and the imposing bastions that command a magnificent view of most of the island. On leaving Mdina through the 'Greek Gate' you shall stop by at the catacombs before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch visits to the botanic gardens of San Anton and the impressive dome of Mosta's parish church are included besides the crafts center at Ta'Qali, where you shall be given time for shopping.
Day 5: Valletta & The Malta Experience (Half-Day)
After a buffet breakfast, you will be transferred the airport for your flight back to Malta. Here, you may choose an optional tour to the bustling streets of Valletta. You will first be taken to see the Barracca Gardens, from which you could admire, a great panorama of the Grand Harbor. You will then visit St. John's Co-Cathedral a place adorned in riches that date back to the times of the Knights of Malta. After this there will be a visit to the Grand Master's Palace, where you can see the staterooms. Lastly we stop at the Malta Experience, a multi-vision show that depicts Malta's history throughout the ages.
Day 6: Blue Grotto & Temples (Full-Day)
After a buffet breakfast, discover the Southern part of Malta. After having visited the fishing villages of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbugia we proceed to the fabled Blue Grotto where there will be the possibility of admiring the grottoes from close by. (Boat price not included - weather permitting). Lunch is then served in one of the villages nearby. After lunch you will visit the famous Tarxien temples - a group of three temples, which portray the skill and artistic abilities of our forefathers. The day will come to an end when guided through the cave of Ghar Dalam, one of the first habitats of these islands.
Day 7: Flight from Malta to Palermo
After a buffet breakfast this morning, you will board your flight from Malta's international airport to Palermo. Upon arrival in Catania, you will be transferred to your Hotel where you will have the afternoon to relax on your own. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 8: Monreale, Palermo, Catacombs & Handcrafts
After a buffet breakfast depart to Monreale with visit to the “Duomo" (Cathedral) which is one of the most reknowned monuments in the world as well as the Benedictine Cloister, in pure Norman style. Visit the city of Palermo including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, as well as a panoramic tour of the historical center. Lunch at Jolly Hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy the possibility to visit part of Palermo by your own or possibility to participate to an optional excursion to the Catacombs, the Handcrafts village of Palermo and Mondello. Dinner and accommodation at the Jolly Hotel.
Day 9: Segesta, Trapani, Agrigento
After a buffet breakfast, depart for Segesta to visit the Doric Temple which keeps in its stone the weight of a long history, surrounded by a unique landscape. Lunch at a local restaurant in Erice, a medieval town full of myth and history, art and environment located at 800 mtrs above the sea. After lunch enjoy an orientation tour of Trapani's salt-mills . Continue to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight at Jolly Hotel Della Valle. After dinner enjoy an unforgettable panoramic tour of the Valley of the Temples illuminated. Overnight in Agrigento.
Day 10: Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Siracusa
After a buffet breakfast, visit the Valley of Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor and Pollux.Continue to Piazza Armerina and lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch visit the worldwide famous Villa Romana del Casale famed for its well preserved mosaics.Continue to Siracusa.Dinner and overnight at Jolly Hotel.
Day 11: Latomie, Island of Ortigia, Ragusa, Catania
After a buffet breakfast, visit of the Archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios "Ear" as well as visit of the island of Ortigia, singular treasure of the baroque style. Lunch at Jolly Hotel Siracusa. After lunch depart for Ragusa and visit the capital of Sicilian's baroque style as well as the Medieval Ragusa Ibla. Continue to Catania. Dinner and overnight. Accommodation at the Jolly Hotel.
Day 12: Mt. Etna, Taormina, Messina
After a buffet breakfast, panoramic tour of Catania and conditions permitting, excursion until 1800 meters, to Mount Etna the highest active volcano of Europe. Continue to Taormina: lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Greek Theater and enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Continue to Messina: dinner and overnight at the Jolly Hotel Messina situated in front of the Straight.
Day 13: Bronzi di Riace, Capo D'Orlando, Cefalu, Palermo
After a buffet breakfast, Sea conditions permitting, embark to Reggio Calabria and visit the famous "Bronzi di Riace" . Drive along the thyrrenian coast. Stop in Capo D'Orlando for lunch. Continue to Cefalù,a pleasant resort well known for its beautiful Norman Cathedral and medieval wash-house built in the rock.Continue to Palermo.Farewell dinner and overnight at Jolly hotel.
Day 14: Departing Flight Home to USA
After buffet breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where you will catch your flight home to the US.
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