Signature Holiday to Sicily and Malta

This meticulously crafted tour promises an immersive experience, blending natural wonders, archaeological treasures, and unique cultures
Set out on an unforgettable 11-day journey through the captivating landscapes and rich histories of Sicily and Malta. Beginning in Catania, Sicily's lively gateway, you'll delve into the city's vibrant markets and Baroque architecture. A highlight awaits at Mount Etna, where you'll explore the volcanic marvels and savor local wines. Palermo beckons with its cultural tapestry, from the Palermo Cathedral to the Palatine Chapel. Transitioning to Malta, the tour culminates in Valletta, where architectural wonders like St. John's Cathedral and the Grand Master's Palace narrate centuries of history
11 Days from $3269/person CAD
Food & Wine
Island Hopping
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Sicily & Malta, Europe


Weekly Saturday departures from March to November


  • 10-night stay in 4-star hotels, ensuring both comfort and quality throughout your journey
  • Throughout your journey, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable multilingual tour leader, ensuring seamless communication and providing insightful commentary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 6 meals thoughtfully curated to showcase traditional Italian and Sicilian flavors, served either at the hotel or local restaurants
  • Light lunch in the picturesque town of Modica on the third day, followed by another memorable lunch in the charming city of Marsala on the fourth day
  • Experience an immersive tour of a renowned chocolate manufacturer in Modica on the third day with tastings
  • Visit a local cellar in Marsala on the fourth day, where you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the finest vintages
  • Treat your taste buds to an array of Sicilian products during a tasting session in Palermo on the fifth day
  • Indulge in the iconic Sicilian combination of granita and brioche during a tasting in Catania on the sixth day
  • Engage in an enlightening visit to a honey factory in the foothills of Mount Etna on the seventh day with tastings
  • Local guides or audio guides will be available when necessary, enhancing your understanding of specific sites and locations
  • Enjoy comfortable and air-conditioned transportation by bus from the second day to the seventh day, facilitating smooth and efficient travel between destinations
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion with a private driver and a licensed guide on the ninth day. Alternatively, opt for a boat/motorboat excursion to the Blue Lagoon, Comino, Gozo, and the Caves
  • Half-day excursion with a private driver and licensed guide on the tenth day
  • Direct scheduled flight from Catania to Malta with 23kg baggage included
  • Private transfer from Valletta airport to the hotel
  • Explore an array of captivating Sicilian cities, towns, and archaeological sites as outlined in the meticulously crafted itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare unless specified
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during meals and additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The extension to Malta is unescorted, allowing for greater flexibility and independent exploration without a Tour Leader
  • Excursions may be modified according to weather conditions
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Elevate your Sicilian adventure with these additional enhancements below:
  • Private Airport Transfers: Enjoy the utmost convenience and comfort with private airport transfers, ensuring a seamless transition from your arrival to your hotel and back to the airport at the end of your journey
  • All-Inclusive Entrance Fees: Explore Sicily's rich cultural heritage without any worries about entrance fees. All fees to monuments or museums as per the itinerary are included, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the historical and artistic wonders of the region
  • Room Category Upgrade: Enhance your stay by upgrading to a Superior or Deluxe room category at the 4-star hotels, adding an extra touch of luxury and comfort to your accommodation experience

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Your journey begins as you arrive in Catania, a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. You have the option to include a private airport transfer for added convenience and comfort. After your arrival, take the opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in the charming Catania city center. Explore its historic streets, savor local cuisine, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this Sicilian gem.

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar


Depart after breakfast for Syracuse to explore the impressive Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the largest Greek colony in Sicily. Visit the captivating old town center of Ortigia, featuring the stunning Piazza Duomo and its magnificent Cathedral.

Continue on to Noto, renowned as the “stone garden” and celebrated for its UNESCO-listed baroque architecture. Stroll through the city center, marveling at the craftsmanship displayed by local artisans. Noto’s baroque structures boast intricate details, from elegant curves to floral motifs, creating a visual feast. Conclude the day with a journey to Ragusa, where you’ll check in at the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mediterraneo Palace, Ragusa, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, explore the enchanting town of Ragusa Ibla, known for its stunning churches and the picturesque Ibleo garden. Continue your journey to Modica, where you’ll be captivated by its abundance of baroque treasures, all designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Conclude your visit with a delightful tasting of local products.

Next, head to Piazza Armerina for a visit to the magnificent Villa Romana del Casale, a remarkable late imperial period residence and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Finally, transfer to your hotel in Agrigento, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and a comfortable night’s rest. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Baia Di Ulisse Wellness & Spa, Agrigento, or similar


After a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, set out to explore the renowned Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, marvel at the impressive temples of Giunone, Concordia, and Ercole.

Later, continue your journey to Marsala, a city steeped in history from Phoenician, Arab, and Norman dominations. Immerse yourself in a wine-tasting session to savor the distinctive local flavors.

Next, visit the famous Via del Sale, where the lagoon and the islands of Stagnone form a vast nature reserve of significant environmental importance. The salt marshes in this area represent one of the oldest salt mining industries globally.

In the evening, arrive in Palermo, where you’ll check in at the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar


After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey to Monreale, a town renowned for its remarkable Arab-Norman Cathedral and breathtaking Cloister. Following this visit, return to Palermo.

In Palermo, immerse yourself in the historical treasures of the Arab-Norman period. Explore the splendid Cathedral, the captivating Byzantine Church of the Martorana, and the Palatine Chapel, a remarkable testament to the coexistence of diverse cultures and religions.

While exploring, take a pause for a delightful culinary surprise at a local bakery. Conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay in Palermo. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar


Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before setting off to the picturesque medieval village of Cefalù. Here, you’ll marvel at the Norman Cathedral, a true architectural gem.

Take some leisure time to explore the renowned Mandralisca Museum, known for its intriguing collections.

Continue your journey to Catania, a city boasting baroque architecture that has earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Delight in a leisurely stroll through the old town center, making your way through the historic ‘pescheria’ (old fish market) to reach the scenic Piazza del Duomo. Here, you’ll be captivated by the stunning Cathedral and the iconic lava stone Elephant, a symbol of the city.

Indulge in a delightful stop at a local bar to savor the famous granita with brioche, a quintessential Sicilian treat.

End your day with a comfortable overnight stay in Catania. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating journey. Begin with a quick visit to a historic “fishmonger,” providing a glimpse into the vibrant local market scene.

Next, set your sights on Etna, the towering and active volcano that stands as the highest in Europe at 3,350 meters. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Etna Park encompasses a vast 59,000 hectares, boasting a diverse and flourishing flora, as well as a host of protected species. The awe-inspiring landscapes become increasingly visible as you approach Rifugio Sapienza.

Continue to Crateri Silvestri, volcanic cones that date back to 1888. While these cones are now dormant, they are surrounded by more recent lava flows. The panoramic view from this vantage point encompasses a multitude of volcanic cones and craters, extending all the way to the Aeolian Islands and Calabria, presenting an utterly unique spectacle.

Later, visit a beekeeping farm to witness the honey extraction process and savor homemade honey alongside other typical local products.

Proceed to Taormina, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, marine wonders, historical landmarks, and an unforgettable view of the sea and Mount Etna. Explore the captivating Greco-Roman theatre, which offers a sweeping view of Naxos Bay.

As the day winds down, take in the splendid panorama of the stunning Riviera dei Ciclopi. Finally, return to your hotel in Catania for a comfortable overnight stay. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar


After breakfast, enjoy leisure time in the historic city center of Catania. Depending on the flight time, you will be provided a private transfer to the airport for your direct flight to Malta. Upon arrival in Malta, the tour will proceed without a tour leader. You will be transferred privately to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure with dinner on your own. Rest well for the night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Argento St. Julians, Malta, or similar


Today’s activity includes a full-day exploration with a private driver and guide, unveiling the captivating beauty of the island. Your journey will lead you to the renowned Three Cities: the fortified trio of Senglea, Vittoriosa, and Cospicua. You’ll venture to the enchanting fishing village of Marsaxlokk, adorned with the traditional and vibrant fishing boats known as “luzzi”. Here, you’ll meander through the charming streets of the downtown area and peruse the stalls of the renowned local market.

Following this, you’ll proceed to the town of Wied iz-Zurrieq, followed by an exhilarating sea excursion to the renowned Blue Cave. This natural marvel boasts a breathtaking and picturesque cavern, where the vibrant hues of the underwater flora cast a fluorescent reflection. The tour will then smoothly transition via private vehicle through the serene Maltese countryside.

As an alternative option, a boat tour to Comino, the Blue Lagoon, and the Malta Caves is available. Following breakfast at the hotel, a private driver will accompany you to the town of Bugibba. Here, you’ll embark on a comfortable boat for a delightful mini-cruise along the northern coast of Malta, heading towards the picturesque island of Comino.

A stop at the renowned Blue Lagoon is a highlight, providing an hour of opportunities for photos, sunbathing, and a refreshing dip in the inviting turquoise waters of the bay. Alternatively, you can choose to relax in the boat’s well-appointed bar area, stocked with drinks and snacks. The journey continues to Gozo, allowing approximately 3 hours to explore the island’s notable attractions: Ta’ Pinu, Dweira, the historic market in Victoria, the Citadelle, and St. Georges Square.

Concluding the excursion, you’ll enjoy a final scenic voyage between Comino and its famous caves before returning to Bugibba in the late afternoon, culminating a day filled with aquatic adventure and cultural exploration.

After a day of exploration, you’ll return to the hotel for an overnight stay, immersed in the memories of your island adventure.

Accommodation at the Hotel Argento St. Julians, Malta, or similar


The day’s itinerary features a series of captivating landmarks on the island. Commencing with the magnificent Casa Rocca Piccola, an ancient 16th-century palace, you’ll be transported back in time. Next, a visit to St. John’s Cathedral awaits, showcasing the awe-inspiring “Beheading of St. John the Baptist,” a masterpiece crafted by Caravaggio. The journey continues to Barraca Gardens, where a vantage point offers a breathtaking view of Valletta’s picturesque harbor. Concluding the day’s explorations is the Grand Master’s Palace, presently serving as the seat of the Maltese Parliament.

Departing from Valletta, your next destination is Malta’s historic capital: Mdina, affectionately known as the silent city. Here, you’ll amble along its charming narrow streets, eventually arriving at a belvedere that provides a splendid panoramic view. Following the visit, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace, culminating in an overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Argento St. Julians, Malta, or similar


Savor a final breakfast at the hotel, cherishing the last moments of your Sicilian and Maltese adventure. If desired, you have the option to arrange a private transfer to the airport. Safe travels! Meals: B

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