Sicilian Secrets 2020 – Tour of Sicily and Malta 8 Days
Guided Tour Sicily/Malta – 8 days / 7 nights itinerary. Overnights in 4* hotel, half board basis. Departures from Palermo every Tuesday from March 24th to November 10th.
Day 1 – Tuesday: PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)
Sicilian Secrets Tour of Siciliy and Malta provides independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader, dinner and overnights in hotel.
Day 2 – Wednesday: MONREALE – PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)
After breakfast in hotel, in the first place, will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral and its Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Later we will discover Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. Then, we will visit the Arab-Norman Cathedral, Martorana Church and Cappella Palatina. Then, we will have a stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. Here free time for lunch. So, continuing our walk we will admire the Teatro Massimo and the fountain in Pretoria Square. In the afternoon we will continue to Marsala. In conclusion, visit of a wine cellar and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 3 – Thursday: MARSALA – SALINE – AGRIGENTO (hotel in Agrigento)
This morning the tour will continue along the town of Marsala. So, we will discover the city center and its buildings and imposing Baroque churches. The guided tour of Florio Cellars is a journey that begins in front of the majestic giant vats. Built as the end of the 19th century and still used for the refinement of marsala. After the tour, you reach the tasting rooms, where we stop for lunch and for a wine tasting. In addition, we will proceed to visit the popular Saline. Then, transfer to Agrigento and visit of the Valley of the Temples. Also, you will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Accomodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 -Friday: PIAZZA ARMERINA-RAGUSA IBLA-LA VALLETTA (hotel in Malta)
Today we will reach Piazza Armerina. So, we will admire the polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale. This majestic villa, belonged to a member of the Roman Senatorial aristocracy. Here free time for lunch and departure to Ragusa Ibla. Here, visit of its centre, with its Cathedral. It’s situated in the square of the Dome and the “giardino Ibleo”. Also, used as a location of the popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series. It is today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites. We’ll conclude the visiting day with a tasting of local products. Free time in Ragusa. The tour continues without a tour leader. After transfer to Pozzallo, boarding on the catamaran to reach Malta. In conclusion, arrive in Malta Valletta and private transfer to your hotel. Free dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Saturday: VALLETTA-MDINA (hotel in Malta)
After breakfast in hotel, our guide will lead you to discover the capital Valletta. In addition, you will visit the wonderful Casa Rocca Piccola ancient palace. Then you will visit the Cathedral of St. John where you will admire the beautiful “Beheading of St. John the Baptist“. Later on you will visit the Grand Master’s Palac. So, your tour continues on to Mdina, the former capital of Malta. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Paul and the you’ll have free time to walk along streets and discover its viewpoint from which to enjoy a splendid view. After the visit, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6 – Sunday: COTTONERA-MARSAXLOKK-GROTTA AZZURRA-DINGLI-GOLDEN BAY (hotel in Malta)
Today the tour continues with a full day excursion with private driver and guide to discover this Island. You will reach Cottonera also called “The Three Cities”. They are the three fortified cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. Afterwards you will visit the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here, free time to stroll along the streets of the city centre. In addition, you will visit the town of Wied iz-Zurrieq where you will embark on an excursion sea towards the famous Grotta Azzurra. After, your tour will continue on board of a private vehicle to Dingli. Then, the tour goes to Golden Bay in Mellieha, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Island. Free time for a refreshing swim in its crystal waters. In conclusion, return to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 7 – Monday: COMINO-BLUE LAGOON- GOZO-MALTA CAVES (hotel in Malta)
After breakfast in hotel, our driver will pick you up for another day of excursion. In the first place, you will be accompanied to Bugibba. Then, you will board on a boat for a mini cruise. So, we’ll reach the island of Comino. Also you will stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for about an hour. Time to take some pictures and have a swim in the turquoise waters of the bay. If you prefer, you can relax in the bar of the boat which is equipped with drinks and snacks. Then, you will reach Gozo for a visit of about 3 hours. So, you have the possibility to discover the places of the Island: Ta’ Pinu, Dwejra, Victoria and the Citadelle St. Georges. In conclusion, you will return on board to circumnavigate Comino. So, return to Bugibba at late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Day 8 – Tuesday: MALTA
After breakfast in hotel, check-out and end of your services.
Rate per person: € 1.639,00 in double room
Single room supplement: €290,00
3rd bed reduction: € 55,00
€ 295,00 p.p. in double/twin room
€ 455,00 p.p. in single/Double single use
Includes: Superior/Deluxe room – Private transfer in/out – City taxes – All entrance fees as per program.