Mediterranean Island Escape: Sicily and Malta
11-day holiday of sun, sites, and seaside views

Catania > Syracuse > Noto > Ragusa > Modica > Piazza Armerina > Agrigento > Marsala > Monreale > Palermo > Cefalu > Catania > Etna > Taormina > Valletta > Cottonera > Marsaxlokk > Blue Grotto > Dingli > Valletta > Mdina

Indulge in a Mediterranean island getaway on this 11-day trip that gives you the best of Sicily and Malta. The two destinations—the dazzling Italian island of Sicily and Southern Europe’s island country of Malta—both provide gorgeous seaside views, diverse landscapes, fascinating history, and cultural treasures worth discovering.

Start off in Sicily, where UNESCO World Heritage Sites in historic Syracuse, Ragusa, Agrigento, and Catania abound. They trace their roots from ancient Greek settlements, the Roman Republic, and the Byzantine Empire so don’t be surprised if you get transported to medieval hilltop towns like Taormina and centuries-old port cities like Palermo. The last three days of the tour take you to Malta, which also packs a lot of history and culture. But beyond ornate churches and splendid palaces, Malta boasts many beaches and you can have a chance to take a dip in its clear blue waters, stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, and visit the serene island of Gozo.

Tour Highlights

Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata
Ragusa Ibla churches and Ibleo Garden
Piazza Armerina
Villa Romana del Casale
Valley of the Temples
Via del Sale
Arab-Norman Cathedral
Martorana Church
Mount Etna Park and Silvestri Craters
Cottonera or the Three Cities
Guided tour of Valletta

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Catania
Day 2. Catania – Syracuse – Noto – Ragusa: Archaeological Park of Neapolis, Ortigia, Arethusa spring, Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata; free time; group dinner at Ragusa
Day 3 Ragusa Ibla – Modica – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento: Century Palazzo Castro Polara Grimaldi, Orti di San Giorgio; group dinner
Day 4 Agrigento – Marsala – Salt Road – Palermo: Valley of the Temples, Akragas, Florio Cellars, Via del Sale
Day 5 Palermo – Monreale – Palermo: Arab-Norman Cathedral, Cloister, Martorana Church, Palatine Chapel, Teatro Massimo, Fountain in Piazza Pretoria
Day 6 Palermo – Cefalù – Catania
Day 7 Catania – Etna – Taormina – Catania: Etna Park, Silvestri Craters, Riviera dei Ciclopi
Day 8 Catania – Valletta: private transfer and flight to Malta
Day 9 Valletta – Cottonera – Marsaxlokk – Blue Cave – Dingli – Valletta: Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua; Blue Grotto
Day 9 (Alternative) Comino – Blue Lagoon – Gozo – The Caves of Malta (by boat / motor ship): Camino island, Ta ‘Pinu, Dweira, Victoria, the Citadelle and St. Georges Square
Day 10 Valletta – Mdina: Casa Rocca Piccola, Cathedral of St. John, Barraca Gardens, Palazzo del Grande Maestro, Cathedral of St. Paul
Day 11 Depart Malta

What's included in the tour

10 nights’ accommodation in 4 star Hotels
10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 2 Dinners
Sightseeing as per program
Tasting of typical Sicilian products
Touring by modern air-conditioned Motorcoach
Professional English speaking Tour Leader in Sicily and Local Guides only in Malta
Deluxe Bus from day 2 to day 7
Transfer Catania Hotel – Catania Airport
Transfer Valletta Airport – Hotel
Flight Catania – Valletta, Malta with 23 kg luggage included

Catania: Il Principe Hotel 4* / Romano House Hotel 4*
Ragusa: Mediterraneo Palace Hotel 4*
Agrigento: Baia Di Ulisse Wellness & Spa 4*
Palermo: Mercure Palermo Centro 4* / Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal 4*
Malta: Hotel Argento St Julians 4* / Seashells Resort at Suncrest 4*

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.

Tour dates

Until November 2023. Tour starts every Saturday
Ask the consultant for 2024 Rates


Arrival and departure transfers
Meals not listed under inclusions
Entrance fees at Monuments / Museums
City Taxes (where compulsory)
Personal expenses
Anything not specified under ‘The rate includes’

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