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).

 
 

EXCURSION TOUR "SICILY & MALTA"

      
WEDNESDAY: TAORMINA AREA  
Welcome at Catania airport. Optional transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
 
THURSDAY : TAORMINA  MARE – ***included*** ETNA  - TAORMINA
Breakfast in the hotel and guided excursion to the Mt. Etna, the highest and most active volcano of Europe. The territory surrounding the Vulcan is 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 “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the possibility to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper for a honey- and wine tasting. In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 
 
FRIDAY:  CATANIA  AND  SYRACUSE ***included ***- POZZALLO PORT- MALTA
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion. First stop in Catania, that lies on the slopes of the Etna, rich in baroque buildings; visit of the typical fish market and walking tour of the city centre. Proceed to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island, in which we will explore the historic centre in Ortigia Island, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral.  At this point guests can choose to leave the group for individual activities or to take part to the optional guided tour of the archaeological park of Syracuse (€ 20 per person + € 10 entrance fee), including the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus. After that 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: MALTA***included*** 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 langues 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 Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565.  Overnight.
 
SUNDAY: MALTA***included***  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: MALTA - POZZALLO - TAORMINA AREA - BOAT TOUR ISOLA BELLA & GROTTA AZZURRA ***optional***
Early transfer to Malta port and departure to Pozzallo. Transfer to Taormina area. Day at your leisure for relax or for an Optional excursion: Boat tour in Isolabella & Grotta azzurra in Taormina   Dinner and overnight.
 
TUESDAY: TAORMINA AREA –  ***Optional excursion ***
Free time for relax or enjoy one of our excursions. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.                                             
LIPARI & VULCANO: Breakfast in the hotel and you will leave by bus at around 6h30/07h00 a.m. from the hotel to Milazzo. From there on by boat to the island of Lipari. Free time for visiting the old town. Sailing around the island we will visit the “Faraglioni” rocks, the “Horse Cave” and the pumice store quarry. Arriving in Vulcano you will have the chance to swim in the warm sulphureous sea water, enjoying the beach. Back to Taormina (at around 7.00 pm) for overnight.                                           
OR PANAREA & STROMBOLI: Breakfast and transfer to Milazzo. Today you will enjoy the 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: TAORMINA AREA
Breakfast  in the Hotel. Optional transfer to Catania airport. End of our services.
 
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DEPARTURE DATES:

April                10, 17, 24
May                  01, 08, 15, 22, 29 
June                05, 12, 19, 26
September      04, 11, 18, 25
October           02, 09, 16




OPTIONALS:
  • Transfer Airport – Hotel  1-3 pax : € 90,00 per car one way and € 110 minivan up 4 pax one way
  • Suppl. 3 HB in Malta: € 50,00
  • Port taxes Pozzallo-Sicily-Malta ( price 2018 euro 22,00  r/t per person)
  • Optional archaeological park Syracuse: € 20,00 p.p. + € 10,00 entrance fee
  • Optional boat excursion at the Isolabella & Grotta Azzurra : euro 30,00 per person
  • Optional Lipari  & Volcano euro 70,00 or Panarea &Stromboli euro 90,00
THE RATE INCLUDES:
  • Coach G.T.  for all the excursions
  • Bilingual guided tour during the excursions in Sicily and Malta
  • 4 nights in Sicily in hotel 4* on HB in standard rooms + 3 nights in Malta in hotel 4* in B&B in standard rooms;
  • Transfers to Pozzallo port and r/t
  • Ferry Pozzallo-Malta-Pozzallo port taxes excluded
  • Transfer port Malta-hotel-port Malta
  • Excursions included Etna&Taormina, Catania&Syracuse, Malta the 3 cities, Marsaxlokk market and Blue Grotto HD 
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Transfers in Sicily first and last day
  • The dinners in Malta
  • City taxes
  • Porterage
  • Tips and extra of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites
  • Port taxes Pozzallo-Sicily-Malta
  • Everything not mentioned in “the rate includes”.

SELECTED HOTELS ON HB BASIS IN TAORMINA AREA AND ON B&B BASIS IN MALTA :
  • Taormina area4*Antares Hotel or similar
  • Malta:                 4* Santana Hotel, Triq Il – Maskli, San Pawl Il-Bahar or similar