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11 Day Treasures of Sicily & Malta inc 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Sicilian food tastings

Discover two jewels of the Mediterranean as you explore the wonders of Sicily and Malta in depth. With expert local guides taking you around 11 stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites, visiting local producers to taste their wares and soaking in these sun-baked islands of delight. 

11 Days
4 Experiences
2 Countries
10 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

For such tiny islands, Sicily and Malta have a huge role in the history of the world. Sicily was at one point the crossroads of the world, a land conquered and re-conquered which has left it with a unique culture and heritage. Both islands have been conquered by Italy, Greece, Byzantine, French and Spanish invaders, not to mention having a strong trading route with North Africa and the Middle East, these islands have seen it all.  

 

Because of this, both islands wear the impressive scars of these conquests in their buildings, their cuisine and their culture, one that is rich and welcoming. On this in-depth trip around these two incredible islands, you will be guided by local experts who will bring the history to life in front of you. Visiting 11 wildly different UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will explore the dynamic history, visit the most beautiful Greek temples outside of Greece, and explore the dominating presence of volcanic Mt Etna. 

 

All of these man made wonders are wrapped in the most glorious scenery, from snaking, wild coastlines to verdant, rolling hills in Sicily, to enchanting grottos and sun-baked lunar landscapes in Malta. And it is not all about the history on this phenomenal tour, we will also immerse you in the vibrant culture of both of these islands, visiting towns and cities, sampling local wines, cheeses, breads and sumptuous street foods. 

 

This tour is a true trip through time and one that will stay with you forever. 


Top Local Experiences


What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
4 Star Accommodation

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 4-star hotels we could. All centrally located, your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Il Principe Hotel - Catania

Mediterraneo Palace Hotel - Ragusa

Baia di Ulisse Wellness & Spa - Agrigento

Mercure Palermo Centro - Palermo

Hotel Argento St Julians - Malta

 

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$1,415
4 Star Accommodation - Solo

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 4-star hotels we could. All centrally located, your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Il Principe Hotel - Catania

Mediterraneo Palace Hotel - Ragusa

Baia di Ulisse Wellness & Spa - Agrigento

Mercure Palermo Centro - Palermo

Hotel Argento St Julians - Malta

 

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
highlights

Honestly, we just wanted to create a tour to get under the skin of these two islands. While, quite rightly, people flock to them for their incredible beaches and sun-soaked towns, there is such incredible depth to these Mediterranean jewels that we wanted to help you explore them in every detail. 

 

Just witnessing these towns, cities and their historical UNESCO World Heritage sites is incredible, but we wanted to make sure you saw them in context, so we have arranged for an expert guide to accompany you right through your time here, painting the picture for you and bringing the past to life. The story of these islands is like nothing else and is well worth hearing. Your wonderful guides also know a few people on these islands worth knowing, people who make the most delicious local specialities, like Marsala wine, famous Sicilian honey and outstanding chocolate, so you will get to see first-hand why the foods of Sicily are so renowned. 


location

This is a comprehensive tour of Sicily and Malta and it kicks off in the beautiful city of Catania in Sicily. Our representatives will pick you up from the airport and from there your tour will begin. We travel across the island to Ragusa, Agrigento and Palermo, stopping at beautiful historical sites throughout. Back in Catania, you will take the short flight to Malta where you will spend three days before the tour comes to an end. From your hotel, you will be transferred back to Malta International Airport to meet your onward flight. 


facilities

We have selected a range of delightful 4-star hotels throughout your trip, so you have a relaxing, comfortable space to return to after a day of exploration. Each hotel provides remarkable service and a wide range of amenities to ensure that the wonders of these islands do not stop when you arrive at your hotel. 

 

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Hammam
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Roof terrace

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is available throughout the trip, although a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com


DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds


Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

 

Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

 

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