Agrigento

Provincia d’origine di due grandi autori italiani del XX secolo, Luigi Pirandello e Leonardo Sciascia, Agrigento è una provincia ricca di storia e cultura. Tra le innumerevoli cose da vedere la spettacolare Valle dei Templi, gli scavi archeologici di Eraclea Minoa e di Sant’Angelo Muxaro.

Palermo

La provincia con “il più bel promontorio del mondo”, è quella della Conca d’Oro, quella in cui visse Federico II con la sua Corte e in cui si diffuse la Poetica della Scuola Siciliana, Palermo luogo dove tutto è natura, arte, cultura e storia.

Catania

Catania è una provincia ricca di natura e cultura in cui poter ammirare il maestoso paesaggio del Parco del Monte Etna, le ceramiche di Caltagirone, e il barocco di Militello Val di Catania, e dove poter gustare i pistacchi di Bronte.

Taormina

È uno dei centri turistici internazionali di maggiore rilievo della Sicilia per il suo incantevole paesaggio naturale, le bellezze marine e i suoi monumenti storici.

Cefalù

Cefalù viene citata per la prima volta dallo studioso Diodoro Siculo nel 396 a.C. ma la città si distingue per la sua impronta tipicamente medievale. Partendo da piazza Garibaldi e proseguendo per corso Ruggero fino alla splendida piazza del Duomo già si comincia a gustare l'atmosfera splendidamente intatta di questa perla del mediterraneo.

Siracusa

Pantalica, la Valle d’Anapo, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Avola, Vindicari sono soltanto alcuni dei luoghi da visitare in questa bellissima provincia. La città conserva oggi tantissime testimonianze del passato visibili all’interno del parco archeologico e nell’isola di Ortigia, nucleo originario della città.

Ragusa

Ciò che affascina di questa provincia è il ricchissimo patrimonio archeologico (Cava d’Ispica, Monte Cassia, Camarina sono solo alcuni dei siti) ed architettonico (Ragusa Ibla e Modica) Situata a sud dei Monti Iblei tra i corsi dei fiumi Ippari ed Irminio, la città si distingue in due nuclei: Ragusa Superiore e Ragusa Ibla.

Enna

Splendida provincia, conosciuta in tutto il mondo per i mosaici di Piazza Armerina e per il lago di Pergusa, splendido luogo naturalistico in cui, secondo un antico mito, Plutone rapì Proserpina.

Caltanissetta

La “terra dei castelli” è tra le province siciliane quella più lontana dagli itinerari turistici tradizionali, ma è sicuramente un luogo dove poter riscoprire e conoscere le tradizioni e la cultura del passato.

Messina

La provincia delle leggende e dei miti dell’eroe Ulisse, la provincia delle isole Eolie. Situata sulla costa occidentale dello Stretto di Messina, il suo nome più antico è Zancle (termine dorico siculo che significa falce ed è riferito alla forma della penisola di San Ranieri).

 
 

SICILY AND MALTA SUN TOUR

 

       
WEDNESDAY (D): TAORMINA AREA                
In the afternoon  arrival by yourself at the hotel in Taormina area. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
 
THURSDAY (B,D): TAORMINA  MARE - ETNA  - TAORMINA
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the Vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”,  one of the  largest protected areas in Italy:  You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvestri Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a wine-tasting and to see how it is produced. In the afternoon visit  of Taormina,  situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. If you like you have the possibility to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Dinner and Overnight.   
 
FRIDAY (B): TAORMINA MARE –  SYRACUSE – NOTO - POZZALLO PORT - MALTA
Breakfast in Hotel. Departure to have a full day guided excursion to Syracuse, Noto and then transfer to Pozzallo port to depart to Malta. First stop in Syracuse one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island in which you will visit the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. On to Noto to to discover the beautiful baroque in Sicily. Afterthat transfer to Pozzallo port and departure by ferry to Malta. You will arrive in Malta in the late evening. Meeting our assistant and transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 
 
SATURDAY (B): MALTA – EXCURSION  THE 3 CITIES (HD)
Discover the Grand Harbor area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530. Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings, including the first auberges of the various languages of the Order. At the Vittoriosa waterfront we take a typical harbor boat (dghajsa) for a tour of the colorful harbor creeks. From the Senglea Garden, situated at the tip of the peninsula, enjoy a stunning 360* view of the Grand Harbor, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo from where Grand Master La Vallette led the defense of the island during the Great Siege of 1565.  Overnight.
 
SUNDAY (B): MALTA – MARSAXLOKK MARKET AND BLUE GROTTO  (HD)
The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colorful luzzus and unique character make the unrivalled setting for the local market. This is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning, where you can rub your shoulders with the locals as you browse through the various stalls. We continue our tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting - boat price not included) and the nearby caves. Admire the whole expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla. Later our guide will help you explore one of Malta’s unspoilt villages. From the main square, the hub of the village with its parish church and band club, you will be led through a maze of winding narrow streets that all have a story to be told. Overnight.
 
MONDAY  (B, D) MALTA-POZZALLO-TAORMINA AREA
Early transfer to Malta port and departure to Pozzallo. Arriving and transfer in your hotel in Taormina area. Day at your leisure for relax. Dinner and overnight.     
TUESDAY (B, D) TAORMINA  AREA – OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO PANAREA AND STROMBOLI ISLANDS
Breakfast and transfer to Milazzo. Today you can spend your freetime as you like of enjoy enjoy a excursion Panarea & Stromboli. Departure from Taormina is about at 10:00 am. From Milazzo by boat to Panarea. Free time on the island for visiting the typical village, enjoying the beach and having lunch (optional). Transfer by boat to Stromboli where you will stop until sunset. A light dinner will be served on board. Finally visit of the “Sciara del Fuoco” by night for admiring the volcano’s activity from the sea. Return to Taormina is scheduled around midnight. Please note that departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. .
 
WEDNESDAY (B) TAORMINA  AREA
Depart at any time
 
 

OFFICIAL PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM:

April departures                            680,00 (COMMISSIONABLE)
 
May and October departures          € 699,00 (COMMISSIONABLE)

June and September departures     € 719,00 (COMMISSIONABLE)

 
 
DEPARTURE DATES:
April:
May:
June:
September:
October
5, 12, 19, 26
03, 10, 17, 24, 31
07, 14, 21, 28
06, 13, 20, 27
04, 11, 18, 25

 


SUPPLEMENTS:
Supplement for single room: € 210,00
Excursion to Panarea and Stromboli islands: € 90
Reduction 3rd bed: 10%

TRANSFERS:
Individual Transfer from Catania airport to Hotel in Taormina one way € 90 (max 3 pax x car)

PRETOUR + POST-TOUR [rate for max. 3 nights]:
Possibility of pre/post-tour in Taormina area in hotel 4* on BB basis € 60,00
Single supplement for pre-tour or post tour: 30,00 € p.p.p.n.

THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Air conditioned bus for the whole tour
- Overnight in 4 stars hotels in standard rooms.
- 7 Breakfast, 4 dinners
- Tour escort
- Ferry Pozzallo-Malta-Pozzallo portual taxes included
- Bilingual guided tour for the excursions as in the program.


THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- City taxes
- Drinks at meals
- Transfers at arrival and departure
- Porterages
- Personal expenses , Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
- Entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites
- Everything is not mentioned in “the rate includes”.


4*- SELECTED HOTELS:
Taormina area : Complesso Antares 4* (www.parchotels.it) or similar ,
Malta: Hotel Astra, Sliema (www.astrahotelmalta.com) or similar