The Best of Sicily and Malta 2019

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12 days/11 nights

– Accommodation in 4-star hotels
– Welcome cocktail
– 11 Dinners, 3 Lunches, 11 Breakfasts
– Tasting of Sicilian typical products (wine, chocolate,  biscuits, etc.) in Ragusa
– De Luxe transportation by motor coach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 participants
– English speaking tour leader
– Local guides where necessary
– Whispers kit
– Porterage at hotels (in Sicily)
– Transfer Taormina Hotel/Catania Airport
– Flight Catania/Valletta in Economy class
– Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9-11) – English language guaranteed
– Transfer Airport Malta/Htl Malta/Airport or Malta Port

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The best of Sicily and Malta 2019

Rate per person in double room € 1930
Single room supplement € 485
Adult in 3rd bed in triple room € 1895
Supplement departures from 22nd June to 21st September € 95 p.p. (net)

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FULL ITINERARY
RATES
FEATURES
DEPARTURE DATES

1st Day/Saturday:  CATANIA
Arrive to Catania and make your own way to the hotel Il Principe. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

2nd Day/Sunday: CATANIA – SIRACUSA – RAGUSA tasting of Sicilian typical products
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 Ragusa to admire its stunning baroque buildings before enjoying a pre-dinner  tasting of typical products of the island on the way. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Poggio del Sole.

3rd Day/Monday:  RAGUSA – CALTAGIRONE – PIAZZA ARMERINA – AGRIGENTO
Drive to Caltagirone, a town famous for its beautiful ceramics and pottery. Continue to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale with its rich mosaics. 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.

4th Day/Tuesday:   AGRIGENTO –  PALERMO –  MONREALE
Travel to Palermo, the Capital of Sicily and visit Monreale: the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit Palermo: the Palatine Chapel, the Royal Palace and the Cathedral. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa.

5th Day/Wednesday:   PALERMO – SEGESTA – ERICE – SALT ROUTE (Trapani area) – PALERMO
Depart to Segesta to visit the Temple and the Theatre. Continue the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands before returning to Palermo via the unique salt windmills at Trapani. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.

6th Day/Thursday:   PALERMO – CEFALÚ – NEBRODI PARK – TAORMINA
Drive to Cefalù to admire its well-preserved Arab-Norman Cathedral. Enjoy a walk to the city centre 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 centre of Taormina.

7th Day/Friday:   TAORMINA –  MT ETNA (OPTIONAL)  – 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 the your hotel.  Dinner and overnight.

8th Day/Saturday:  TAORMINA – CATANIA –  MALTA
Breakfast in Hotel. At the fixed 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 at Hotel and accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

9th Day/Sunday:   MALTA “MARSAXLOKK MARKET & THE BLUE GROTTO” Extended Half Day Excursion
The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful 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.

10th Day/Monday:  MALTA  “VALLETTA + MALTA EXPERIENCE” Half Day Excursion
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.

11th Day/Tuesday:   MALTA  “MDINA” Full Day Excursion
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 centre at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest.

12th Day/Wednesday: MALTA
The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the port or the airport of Valletta.

GROSS RATES
€ 1.930,00 p.p. in double room
Single supplement € 485,00
3rd pax in triple room € 1.895,00

SUPPL. DEPARTURES FROM JUNE 22nd TO SEPTEMBER 21st: € 95,00 p.p. – Net rate


THE RATE INCLUDES:

– Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels
– Welcome cocktail
– 11 Dinners, 3 Lunches, 11 Breakfasts
– Tasting of Sicilian typical products (wine, chocolate, biscuits, etc) in Ragusa
– De Luxe motorcoach transportation or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 pax
– English speaking tour leader
– Local guides where necessary
– Whispers Kit
– Porterage at hotels in Sicily
– Transfer Taormina Hotel/Catania Airport
– Flight Catania/Valletta in Economy class. The ticket includes, in addition to the passenger, 1 piece of luggage max 20 kgs per person and a hand luggage max 10 kgs
– Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9-11) – English language guaranteed
– Transfer Malta Airport /Malta Htl/Malta Airport or Port

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
– Transfer in
– Entrance fees at monuments
– City Taxes: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel
– Beverages
– Additional luggage (to be paid at the airport by the passenger)
– Optional excursions
– Tips
– Anything which is not clearly specified under ”The rate includes”

SPOKEN LANGUAGES:
Exclusively in English

CITY TAXES
If city tax is applied, the cost is not included in the price of the tour and it has to be paid directly in hotel
D. Lgv. 14.03.2011 n. 23: Stay Local Tax

ATTENTION! ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees supplement (optional): total € 66,00 per person (net)
European Citizens younger than 18 years old are free of charge (entrance to Palatine Chapel in Palermo € 5,00 per person)

CANCELLATION FEES:
After the confirmation of the reservation, in case of cancellation, penalty of € 100,00 – always – (cancellation flight Catania/Malta) + cancellation fees of the tour

100% penalty for NO SHOW
80% penalty from 1 to 4 days before the beginning of the Tour
50% penalty from 5 to 9 days before the beginning of the Tour
30% penalty from 10 to 20 days before the beginning of the Tour

FOR ORGANIZATIONAL REASONS, THE ITINERARY MAY BE REVERSED OR MODIFIED WITHOUT NOTICE. IN ANY CASE LE 3 SICILIE T.O. ENSURES THE VISITS AND EXCURSIONS MENTIONED ON THE JOURNEY

April: 13- 20
May: 04 – 11 – 18 – 25
June: 01 – 08 – 15 – 22
July: 06 – 13 – 20
August: 24 – 31
September: 07 – 14 – 21 – 28
October: 05 – 12 – 19