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Malta and Sicily 10 Days Private Tour Itinerary

Overview

In this tour you will discover Baroque cities, the ruins of Ancient Greek, Megalithic temples, Ancient Churches, art masterpieces, the local lifestyle, and breathtaking views. 

The tour starts in Malta, the small island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, a crossroads of different cultures with traditions through the centuries including the colonial past as part of the British Empire. After crossing the Malta Channel in only 90 minutes, you will start the tour at Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean. The Sicilian days will lead you to discover several UNESCO heritage sites and the charming ancient town where it feels like time has stopped. The whole tour is enriched by different food and wine experiences that teach you about the specialties and culinary excellence of the two islands. 

Minimum 2 participants 

Duration: 10 Days (approx.) 

Location: Valletta 

Welcome to Malta! Arrive at Valletta airport. Private transfer to the hotel and check in. Spend time at leisure and have dinner on your own. Stay overnight. 

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for an excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries. You will be picked up at the Hotel’s lounge and accompanied by your private guide to start the tour of the capital city Valletta.  

During the tour you will visit the St. John’s Cathedral (entrance not included) where you will see the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Barraca Gardens overviewing the sceneries of Valletta harbor, then the Grand Master’s palace that houses the Maltese Parliament. Stop at a historic café in the center to taste local pastries, the famous pastizzi and Qassata, accompanied by the Maltese Kinnie drink. Have a free time for lunch and shopping.  

Head to the center of Malta and visit the charming walled city of Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include the stop at St.Paul’s Church (entrance not included) and time for strolling in the narrow streets and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina’s Belvedere. Return to your hotel and spend overnight. 

The driver will meet you outside the hotel to escort you by a private car to the beautiful Cottonera Area, the ancient cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa, and Cospicua. The tour continues to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.  

The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as luzzus that are painted with bright red, blue, and yellow. There will be free time to take a leisurely stroll or to browse the local market stalls. Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant. 

Your tour will move on to the western coast of Malta to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq. From here you can board a boat to visit Blue Grotto, a deep-sea cave known for its beautiful and clear water. Blue Grotto area is steep, but in places there are gaps in the cliffs that slope down to sea level. One of these gaps (small fjord) is Wied izZurrieq. This narrow arm of the sea acts as an anchorage for boats in calm weather. 

Many fishermen today use their boats from here to take visitors to the deep-sea cave (The boat fee is therefore paid locally). The tour proceeds on a scenic journey heading to the Dingli Cliffs passing by the Maltese countryside. Your tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the hotel on the beautiful costal road. Spend time at leisure at the hotel. Dinner (not included). 

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at the hotel’s hall, (8:30 – 9:00 AM) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by a private English-speaking driver and a local guide, you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry ride. From the ferry, you will go along the small island of Comino, before reaching the Gozitan port of Mgarr. 

In Gozo, we start a 6-hour tour that takes you to the Gozo’s main attractions; Ta’ Pinu Cathedral, Dwejra and Xlendi Bay, the Megalithic Temples of Ggigantija, and the capital city Victoria with the Citadelle where you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the whole island and the local market at St. Georges Square. Free time for lunch at the picturesque Xlendi Bay. Around 3:00 – 3.30 pm head to Malta and return to the hotel. Free time at leisure. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to the southern part of the island where we will visit the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim & Mnejidra. These megalithic temples date back 5500 years ago and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world; even older than the Stonehenge and the Pyramids. The megalithic complex of Hagar Qim is located atop a hill on the southern edge of the island, on a ridge capped in soft limestone. 500 meters from Hagar Qim stands the Mnajdra megalithic temple. Ħaġar Qim & Mnajidra ares UNESCO World Heritage Sites, inscribed as part of the Megalithic Temples of Malta. 

Short drive to Ta’ Qali Craft Village. Time at leisure to discover the shops of local artisans before heading to the nearby rural village of Dingli where you will experience the authentic Maltese cuisine in a traditional farm. Here you can visit the estate, a unique venue nestled in the Maltese countryside and try hand-picked vegetables and traditional meals like rabbit stew or bragjoli, the sundried tomatoes and butter beans, the Gozo cheeselest or the Maltese baked Ftira. 

After the lunch, return to your hotel. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Valletta Port. Board on the catamaran to reach the Sycilian port of Pozzallo. The trip takes 90 minutes. Arrive in Sicily and head to your hotel, located in Ragusa. 

Depart to a nearby farmhouse where you will have Sicilian cuisine. After lunch, head to Ragusa Ibla and start a guided tour of its historical center that cradles Sicilian Baroque, Cathedral located in the beautiful square of the Dome, and the “Giardino Ibleo.” Ragusa Iblas is selected among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites.  

Take a free time to stroll in the Ragusa city center or to enjoy a Sicilian glass of wine. Enjoy free dinner and stay overnight in Ragusa. 

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque which was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along its main axis you can see the palaces, convents and churches such as the Cathedral, the Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata and the Palazzo Ducezio that characterize the historic center.  

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will move to Syracuse, where we will visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis (Greek Theater, Roman Amphitheater, Latomie and “Orecchio di Dionisio”) and its historic center of Ortigia, where you can find the splendid Piazza Duomo and its Baroque Cathedral which used to be a Greek temple in Doric style in the past. Then, along the delightful alleys of the center, you will see the famous Arethusa spring, located opposite the Porto Grande. Return to the hotel, have dinner, and spend overnight in Siracusa. 

Have breakfast at the hotel and head to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and one of the most visited and popular destinations in Sicily. It’s famous not only for the volcanic phenomena, but also for the breathtaking views and the different types of vegetation visible during the ascent.  

The main points, Crateri Silvestri, will be covered in absolute safety. You will see the scenes of past and recent eruptions, discovering the traditions or flavors and smells that arise from the slopes.  

At the end of the tour, we will visit the Gambino Winery. The unique climatic and soil conditions result in the characteristics of Etna wine grapes. At the top, the temperature difference between day and night allows a phenol and aromatic maturation that is essential for the color and flavor of red grapes and the aroma of white wines. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting. Return to Catania, check in, have dinner, and stay overnight. 

Have breakfast at the hotel and head to Taormina. A 4-hour guided tour of the charming town includes the famous Greek Theatre, a small Roman theater Odeon, and Palazzo Corvaja. Stop by at Belvedere Square along the main street Corso Umberto to enjoy the wonderful view of the picturesque coast and the skyline dominated by powerful Mt Etna. 

You will have free time to take nice walk along the picturesque narrow streets, enjoy shopping, and take a look at the local handcraft stores (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, sweets and much more). Try some local street food or enjoy a panoramic aperitif with the view of Isola Bella.  

In the early afternoon, return to Catania. Enjoy the farewell dinner at a local restaurant located in downtown and stay overnight. 

Breakfast in hotel. Private transfer to Catania Airport 

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Janine and Ramona Group

You arranged a tour for my group of five on may 10 and 11. I would like you to know that we were very impressed with how smoothly the arrangements went, from the time we were picked up at the hotel until we were dropped off there the next day. Our guide, Nesrin , was wonderful! She provided so much information and was able to answer our questions, and she modified the trip at the end to include a tour of a winery which we had not expected. Two of our group had taken such tours before in other countries and remarked at how coordinated and exceptional your tour was. We were of course disappointed that we could not take the balloon ride but completely understand that safety must come first. I guess that gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.

I will gladly recommend your company to anyone I know who is travelling to Turkey. And I would like to add that I found the Turkish people in general to be very welcoming, kind, and helpful. I enjoyed your country and thank you again for arranging this tour. It will remain a fond memory for me.

Again Thank you so much

Nancy & Jay

Nancy and I have only just returned from our trip .Thank you for all the arrangments made on our behalf.We were happy with the accomodation and touring.All arrangments ran ver smoothly ..The accomodation was the style and high quality that Nancy and I wanted and the touring/transportation/guides and cars were perfect


We will ceratinly reccommend Elite Turkey Tours to our friends and colleagues and we will be in touch you ourselves for assistance as we plan to spend some more time Greece and Egypt

Kitty Finch

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Istanbul, Onur Usta picked us up and we found him very sweet, friendly and accommodating.He took us to have good meals on both days and we toured the city.Unfortunately, we were unable to get into the Topkapi or Hagia Sofia because of the crowds lined up there for tickets, which would have meant a 2 – 3 hour wait.We also had a good time in Kusadasi, were driven to Ephesus and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for arranging this, I’ll certainly let all my friends know about your company. Kindest regards,

Barbara & Connor

I am writing to let you know of the wonderful service I received from Elite Turkey Tours. I was trying to put a vacation together and she was accommodating, friendly, professional and a delight!! My son’s birthday was Aug 17 and I was waiting to get vacation approval so I could book a trip and put the info in his birthday card! Early afternoon on the 15th I got approval and called Hulya so she could check 2 trips for my final choice. She was prompt, called me and I booked the 8 days in Paris, Italy, Christmas. Between phone tags and my demanding work schedule, we spoke at 4:30 PST and she faxed me the confirmation and trip schedule so I could put it in my Son’s card. He was thrilled and excited and it made our day!! Thank you and I will continue to work with your company in all my travels!

Larissa & Justin

Justin and I wanted to thank you for sending the checks for the refund in Antalya!! We greatly appreciate your help on everything and have had a great experience working with you!

We wish you all the best!

George

I just returned from a business trip and quite exhausted after all this travelling….you can quote me below:

I had a wonderful time touring Bursa, Cumalikizik and Iznik.

Bursa is, in my opinion, NorthWest Turkeys hidden gem. If you want wonderful historic sites, gastronomy Iskender kebap), and shopping all to yourself in a verdant setting go to Bursa.

Cumalikizik is a wonderful original Ottoman village nearby…best enjoyed off-season. I would imagine staying overnight in snowy winter would be magical.

Iznik, while much smaller and boasting fewer sites, is of spiritual importance to many and, for those, not to be missed….

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Amendments and Cancellations by Clients

1. Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effective as at the time that Elite Turkey Tours receives a written request from the Agent or for direct bookings from the Client, and the following cancellation charges will apply.

1. More than 50 days prior to departure – 65% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

2. 48 to 45 days prior to departure – 75% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

3. 40 to 35 days prior to departure – 85% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

4. 0 to 35 days prior to departure – no refund is given.

5. No refund is given for a partially used Product.

2. After the booking has been confirmed proposed amendments must be written by ‘the Lead Client’ and will incur an administration fee of equivalent to GBP 30.00 except for the first change that will incur no fee or as otherwise agreed. No requested change can be guaranteed.

3. If any number of the party is prevented from travelling because of death, injury or serious illness of the client, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person or departure date or tour of similar standard and cost provided that written notice is confirmed by Elite Turkey Tours.

4. If a refund is payable by Elite Turkey Tours to the Client, the refund amount will be calculated according to the conditions set out in Section 2.1 and with consideration of evidence of exceptional circumstances. All bank fees incurred for processing/transferring the credited amount to the client will be the responsibility of the client.

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