Sicily in Depth - with 6 Days Malta Option Small Group, Preview 2022

01/17/2021 through 10/25/2022
01/17/2021 through 11/09/2022
Insight Vacations

Sicily In Depth – With 6 Days Malta Option, Small Group, Preview 2022
Uncover the legacy of this culturally-rich island, once occupied by ancient civilisations and continue on to Malta with its ancient temples, sunny beaches and warm-hearted people.


Authentic Dining

  • Palermo: Choose between a variety of restaurants and cuisines on your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Trapani: At a local farm, meet the owner and sample the olive oil his family produces. Afterward, enjoy a light lunch paired with Sicilian wines.
  • Taormina: Your Farm-to-Table Celebration Dinner reflects some of Sicily’s top culinary heritage.
  • Marsaxlokk: Dine at Capo Mulini and feast on delicious seafood fresh from the ocean.
  • Sliema: Toast to your trip with your fellow travellers and enjoy a Celebration Dinner at a wonderful local restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 2 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Insight Choice

  • Palermo: Choose between visiting the spectacular Arab-Norman Monreale Cathedral or alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the colourful Capo Street Market.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Syracuse: Walk through the gardens of Paradise Quarry, listen to the acoustics in the mysterious Ear of Dionysius and visit the Greek theatre.
  • Ragusa: During your orientation with your Travel Director see the famous Baroque buildings and churches.
  • Agrigento: A Local Expert will lead you through the magnificent remains of the Greek colony in the Valley in the Temples. See the massive Temple of Concord and clifftop Temple of Juno.
  • Erice: Led by your Travel Director, explore the quiet alleys of this ancient walled town, as if you’ve stepped into the Middle Ages. See the medieval churches and marvel at the sea views from the gardens of the Castle of Venus.
  • Cefalu: Your Travel Director will show you the cathedral, built to fulfil a vow. Walk to the medieval stone fountain in the old fishermen’s quarter, find the Gothic arch of the Porta Marina and see the harbour.
  • Taormina Riviera: During your orientation with your Travel Director, visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja, seat of the first Sicilian parliament, and stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.
  • Valletta: Explore the capital with your Local Expert. Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and get lost in its beautiful 16th century buildings including St John’s Co-Cathedral, designed in a baroque fashion.
  • Marsaxlokk: See the Luzzus lined along the waterfront and enjoy time to browse the market, a staple for locals after fresh seafood and other tasty delicacies.
  • Mdina: Explore Mdina with a Local Expert in the late afternoon to explore this golden city. Known as the Silent City for its shady streets and peaceful atmosphere.


Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Sicily
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Day 2 Ancient Syracuse
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Day 3 Explore the Valley of the Temples and on to Palermo
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Day 4 Palermo & the Golden Age of the Normans
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Day 5 Exploring Erice
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Day 6 Cefalu and the Taormina Riviera
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Day 7 Taormina and the Dawn Coast of Europe
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Day 8 Fly From Catania To Malta
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Day 9 Welcome to Malta
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Day 10 Southern Delights
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Day 11 Free time in Sliema
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Day 12 Free Day in Malta
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Day 13 Mdina the Silent City
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Day 14 Depart Malta
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