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Old World Sicily & Malta

Summary:

Explore Sicily and Malta – two island paradises nestled amongst the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean. Engage with Malta’s dynamic past on a leisurely 4-night stay. Explore Siracusa’s archeological heritage (UNESCO) with a guide. Spend three nights in ...

Duration
12 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
08-Jun-2025
Starting at
USD 3,699.00
Price per day
USD 308.00
Tour Type
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Operator
Collette
Tour
Old World Sicily & Malta
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Summary

Explore Sicily and Malta – two island paradises nestled amongst the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean. Engage with Malta’s dynamic past on a leisurely 4-night stay. Explore Siracusa’s archeological heritage (UNESCO) with a guide. Spend three nights in Taormina, perched above the Ionian Sea. See Mount Etna from a different perspective on an off-road excursion. Discover how ancient traditions blend into modern society as you travel along timeless Italian and Maltese towns.

Map: Old World Sicily & Malta (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Sliema, Malta - Tour Begins
Day 3
Sliema - Valletta - Sliema
Day 4
Sliema
Day 5
Sliema - Maltese Village Experience
Day 6
Sliema - Ferry To Sicily - Ragusa Countryside, Ita...
Day 7
Ragusa Countryside - Ragusa-Ibla - Ragusa Countrys...
Day 8
Ragusa Countryside
Day 9
Ragusa Countryside - Siracusa - Taormina
Day 10
Taormina
Day 11
Taormina - Mount Etna - Taormina
Day 12
Taormina - Tour Ends

Travel Countries (2): Italy, Malta

Travel Cities (4): Messina, Modica, Ragusa, Valletta

Highlights

City

  • Malta

Attraction

  • Grand Harbour Cruise

City

  • Valletta

Attraction

  • Impact Moment
  • Ferry to Sicily
  • Aromatic Herb Farm
  • Ragusa-Ibla

City

  • Siracusa

Attraction

  • Choice on Tour: Ancient Siracusa: Archeological Site -OR- Archeological Museum
  • Taormina’s Greek Theatre
  • Mount Etna Off-Road Excursion

Included in Price

Culinary

  • 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.

Experience

  • Soak up the island ambiance of Malta with a 4-night stay in Sliema.
  • Delve into Maltese culture during a tour of a traditional limestone village.
  • Ascend the sides of Mount Etna (UNESCO) in off-road vehicles.

Optional, not included

Malta: A Day in Gozo Island

  • 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. Duration approximately 9 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    This option must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure. The ferry boat ride is 20-25 minutes each way and is dependent on weather and sea conditions.

Malta: Mdina, the Silent City

  • 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. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    St. Paul's Grotto can only be reached via a steep staircase and may be unsuitable for travelers with claustrophobia.

Sicily: Sicily's Baroque Valley:Scicli & Modica wi

  • 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. Duration approximately 8 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Tour...

Valletta

Arrow Going To

Messina

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