The ancient lives, modern wonders, and cultural pleasures of Malta and Sicily surpass all expectation. Your custom-tailored tour of Sicily and Malta immerses you in unparalleled splendor, from ancient Greek temples to medieval fortresses. The protective ramparts of small towns create a fairytale ambiance for you to enjoy. Baroque palaces frame charming cobblestone piazzas. You will experience the luxuries of country estates and the comforts of lavish hotels overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean...
Palermo - Arriving in Spectacular Sicily
The wonders of Palermo encapsulate the rich history and vibrant culture across the island of Sicily. The azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea lap at the edges of the city. Fishing boats wade in the marina. Jovial marketplaces fill with colorful produce and fresh seafood. Vendors call out to one another and passersby with conviction in an attempt to call attention to their lush displays. The Mediterranean atmosphere thrives in the eclectic mixture of traditions ranging from Arab markets to Spanish siestas.
The Cathedral displays an unforgettable Norman character, with prominent rounded arches crossing over one another, and curved parapets. A 13th-century mosaic of the Virgin Mary glitters with a gold background adorning the doorway. An Arabic inscription decorates a column in the 14th-century Spanish portico, illuminating the history of the structure having fluctuated between a cathedral and a mosque. Your private transfer meets you at Falcone-Borsellino Airport and escorts you into the heart of the city to your hotel. You can relax in the charming atmosphere of the central courtyard, listening to the trickling water of the ornate fountain.
Palermo - Old Quarters and Alluring Cathedrals
Agrigento - Enchantment near Agrigento
Agrigento - Introducing the Ancient World of Sicily
Agrigento - Symbols of Sicily
Valletta - Connecting Syracuse to Malta
Valletta - Visiting Valletta
Valletta - Untangling the Beauty of Malta
Valletta - Calypso’s Legendary Isle
Valletta - Memorable Malta and Sensational Sicily
- Discover the elaborate ancient Greek ruins of magnificent temples on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
- Explore the stunning prehistoric Ggantija Temples on the Maltese island of Gozo
- Stroll along the preserved 15th-century streets of the UNESCO Heritage city of Valletta, the capital of Malta
- View the tremendous Roman mosaics at the preserved ancient estate of Villa del Casale
- Experience the vivacious culture of Palermo’s food markets, filled with vibrant produce, fresh seafood, and exuberant character
- Relish the fairytale ambiance in the historic town of Mdina in Malta, enclosed by medieval ramparts
The treasures of Sicily and Malta transcend history. Your 10-day tour of Sicily and Malta leads you on a cultural discovery through famous cities and ancient artifacts. Prehistoric weapons provide insight into the lives of the first civilizations in Sicily. Fishers traverse the waters in the morning in search of the perfect catch for a seaside city. Ancient temples and Baroque churches pepper the landscape. The beauty of islands is invigorating. You arrive in Palermo, where your private transfer is waiting at the airport to greet you. The city is exciting, filled with Norman and Arab architecture spanning more than 1,000 years.
The following morning, your guide meets you at the hotel ready to take you on the first of many private Sicily tours. Traverse the wide boulevards. See the stunning Medieval and Baroque architecture of the city before exploring the Arab-Norman style of the Monreale Cathedral. The next day takes you to a charming estate in the countryside near Agrigento where you can relax overlooking the vast landscape. Your guide leads you through a detailed tour of the Valley of the Temples to witness divine Greek temples and the splendor of Kolymbetra Garden.
Next, you witness the exuberant mosaics at the Roman estate of Villa del Casale, and traverse the hillside artistic charms of Caltagirone, en route to Syracuse. Your private transfer escorts you to the port of Pozzalo, where you board a ferry to the city of Valletta, the capital of the island Republic of Malta. Your guide greets you in the morning and leads you through the fabulous streets of Valletta on a private tour of the city’s graceful palaces, winding streets, and magnificent harbor.
Enjoy the quaint village of Mosta, and visit the Church of St. Mary. Continue to Malta’s ancient capital city of Mdina to absorb its continuing historical charm. Travel to the island of Gozo with your guide for a private tour of ancient treasures. Visit the Ggantija temples and enjoy the views of island’s natural wonders before returning to Valletta for the evening. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel. He escorts you to Malta International Airport with plenty of time to catch your flight home.
$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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