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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 explore the island of Gozo, enjoy wine tasting and visit an olive estate. 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

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Malta International airport, drive and ferry to Gozo

  • 2
    On Gozo

  • 3
    On Gozo; visit Dwejra, walk to Xwejni Bay. Ferry to Malta

  • 4
    In Valletta; walking tour of Old City

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

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

  • 7
    Visit Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto, Tal Hamrija and afternoon olive oil estate visit

  • 8
    Drive to airport, fly to Catania, drive to Syracusa

  • 9
    Morning in Syracusa; afternoon drive to Piazza Armerina

  • 10
    Visit Villa Romana at Casale and Agrigento; drive to Marsala

  • 11
    To Palermo, via Mozia, Erice and Segesta

  • 12
    Visit Monreale, returning to Palermo

  • 13
    Drive to Giardini Naxos, near Taormina

  • 14
    Morning optional trip to Etna; afternoon Taormina

  • 15
    Drive to Catania airport

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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MLAS_2015_Map
Included meals 14 1 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Flight, Ferry
Accommodation
14 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18