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Cultural Discovery Tour of Malta, Gozo and Sicily

Join us to explore some of the most impressive and best preserved ancient sites in the Mediterranean. On the islands of Malta we discover the temple ruins of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra and the medieval city of Mdina. We explore the capital Valletta and admire impressive fortifications, bastion walls and imposing churches. We also discover the island of Gozo on some easy and rewarding walks. We then travel to Sicily to visit the Greek theatre at Taormina and the Temple of Zeus. We enjoy spectacular views of Mount Etna, experience the relaxed island lifestyle and sample delicious Italian food and wine.

Tour Highlights

  • Gozo - Two full days of varied sightseeing and short walks on Malta's unspoilt sister island
  • Megalithic Temples - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ggantija, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra
  • Grand Harbour Cruise and the Three Cities - Tour by boat of the spectacular Grand Harbour in Valletta and visits to the ancient cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua
  • Agrigento - Visit the Valley of the Temples
  • Palermo - Sicily's capital, visit the majestic Norman cathedral at Monreale
  • Food and Wine - Sample some of Sicily's delicious food and wine
  • Mdina - Visit this beautifully preserved Medieval city


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  • 1
    Join trip at Malta airport and take the ferry to Gozo

  • 2
    Walking tour of Victoria and the Ggantija temples at Xaghra

  • 3
    Visit Dwejra and take a scenic walk to Xwejni Bay; ferry to Malta

  • 4
    Tour of Valletta Old City and visit Saint John's Co-Cathedral

  • 5
    Walking tour of the Three Cities and Grand Harbour cruise

  • 6
    Visit to Mdina, San Anton Botanical Gardens and the Mosta Dome

  • 7
    Explore Hagar Qim Temples and enjoy an olive oil and wine tasting

  • 8
    Drive to Malta airport for a flight to Catania; drive to Syracusa

  • 9
    See Syracusa's historic Neapolis and Ortygia Island

  • 10
    Villa Romana and Agrigento's Valley of the Temples

  • 11
    Visit Erice and the Greek ruins of Segesta en route to Palermo

  • 12
    Palatine Chapel and Monreale Cathedral; free time in Palermo

  • 13
    Cefalu and coastal scenery en route to Giardini Naxos

  • 14
    Chance to travel to Mount Etna; afternoon in Taormina

  • 15
    Trip ends in Giardini Naxos

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the Malta & Gozo Discovery + Sicily Discovery tour available at present.

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Included meals 14 1 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Ferry
14 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18