Sicily & Malta Explored

12 Day Guided Tour from Catania to Malta with Topdeck

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Topdeck's 12 Day Sicily & Malta Explored. All-new destination alert! Go off the traditional tourist trail and give Sicily and Malta the Topdeck treatment on this culture-packed trip through Catania, Syracuse, Gozo and more.

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$ 4,637
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 193
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New 2020
New Release
2020 Season
Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Catania
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Malta
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Sicily, Malta
Trip Operated By:
Topdeck
Topdeck
30 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
No Reviews
Trip Code:
EXSMCQ

Itinerary

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1 Catania, Italy
Sicily, let's do this! Touch down in Catania, drop your bags and get excited: you're on day one of an awesome Mediterranean adventure. What better way to get to know your new Topdecker BFFs than by hitting the streets together on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed city centre? You'll be all over each other's Instagram stories by dinner time! (D)
2 Catania to Taormina
Ready to roll onto our next smokin' hot stop? Good. Today we've got a date with a slumbering giant: the one and only Mt Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. There's even an optional 4x4 excursion around the smouldering craters to get on board with, if you're interested! Then: prepare to flex your pizza making skills at a cookery class. The best part? We'll get to eat our carb-y creations afterwards. You'll be dreaming of mozzarella and pepperoni after hitting the hay in Taormina tonight... (B/L)
3 Taormina to Palermo via Cefalu
Wake up, rub those eyes and prepare for some of the prettiest panoramas you ever did see! Taormina is home to some show-stopping views, so grab your camera and go! And this afternoon? Tear yourself away from the ancient theatre ruins and beautiful public gardens – Cefalù is calling. You'll have plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the beachy vibes before we hit the road to Palermo. (B)
4 Palermo, Sicily
Byzantine mosaics, baroque churches, Arabic domes… in Palermo, Eastern and Western masterpieces stand side by side. Not sure where to begin? No worries – today we'll hand you over to a super knowledgeable local guide for a fact-filled walking tour. Built up an appetite? Why not swing by the legendary Capo market for an optional street food experience? Think: allllll the delicious fried goodness. (B)
5 Palermo to Ragusa
Engage explorer mode: today we're off to the Valley of the Temples, a breathtaking archaeological site filled with well-preserved relics. As we explore the seven temples, a local guide will give us the lowdown on their fascinating history. Fact: the site's oldest temple dates back a whopping 2,000 years. Take a moment to let that sink in before we hop back on the coach for the journey to Ragusa! (B/D)
6 Ragusa to Syracuse
With so many awesome stops on today's itinerary, there's no time to lose – so polish off that croissant and prepare for action! On our travels, we'll call in at maze-like Modica and the quaint jumble of palazzi and stone houses that is Scicli. Tonight it's Syracuse's time to shine – so get pumped for ancient ruins, amazing architecture and sparkly sea views. To round off the day in style, why not head over to Piazza del Duomo for some people watching and a cool beer or two? (B)
7 Syracuse to Malta
Another day, another incredible archaeological site. You could get used to this! Syracuse Archaeological Park is home to a ridiculous amount of treasures – including a huge amphitheatre dating back to the 5th century BC. After learning some must-know facts from our guide, we'll make a move to our last Sicilian stop: Pozzallo. Don't shed a tear, though – tonight, we'll be boarding the ferry to Malta for the next leg of our epic journey! (B)
8 Malta
Awesome news: you've got a full day to spend exploring all that mainland Malta has to offer! Take a deep breath and prepare to tackle a packed agenda including Marsaxlokk Open Market, the temple complex of Hagar Qim, the awe-inspiring Dingli cliffs and the fortified city of Birgu. And that's not all! This afternoon we'll take a traditional dghajsa water taxi over to the island's capital city, Valletta - where we'll check out the amazing views from the lift to the Upper Barrakka Gardens. After a few pastizzi (pastry snacks) and a drop of Cisk (lager), we'll finish up with a city walking tour. Still wanting more? An optional cooking class has got your name on it. (B/L)
9 Malta
Awww, yeah – today is a free day. Get out there and do Malta your way. (B)
10 Malta
Did someone say boat trip? Yep, you heard that right! Grab your bathers, ‘cos today we're heading to Comino for a slice of island paradise. And with shimmering waters, white sands and plenty of caves to explore, we mean PARADISE. Take a peek at the sea critters beneath the surface with a spot of snorkelling, then dig into an included lunch. Back in Malta, we'll gear up for a walking tour of Mdina after dark. Oooh, atmospheric! (B/L/D)
11 Malta
Gozo, we're coming for you! Get your binoculars at the ready (or maybe just prep your contact lenses) – today we're hitting the safari trail. Jump in the 4x4 and we'll whisk you around the island to see the likes of Xaghra, Victoria and Marsalforn – stopping off at beautiful Dwerja Bay along the way. Also today: a photo stop at Popeye Village. We hope you've been eating your spinach... (B)
12 Malta
Nooooooo! After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye. Quick, stock up on souvenirs! (B)

Topdeck Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Walking tour of Catania
  • Pizza making class and lunch
  • Orientation tour of Taormina
  • Tickets for the Taormina cable car
  • Walking tour of Palermo
  • Visit the Valley of the Temples with a local guide
  • Orientation tours of Modica, Ragusa and Ortygia
  • Chocolate tasting in Modica
  • Visit Syracuse Archaeological Park with a local guide
  • Full-day Malta mainland tour with a local guide
  • Boat trip to Comino with included snorkelling experience
  • Night tour of Mdina with a local guide
  • Full-day Gozo 4x4 safari
  • Photo stop at Popeye Village
Trip Inclusions
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 11 nights in hotels (twin or double)
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

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Sunday 19 Jul 2020 Thursday 30 Jul 2020 193per person 4,637per person Enquire
Sunday 16 Aug 2020 Thursday 27 Aug 2020 193per person 4,637per person Enquire
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Sunday 16 Aug 2020 Thursday 27 Aug 2020 250solo traveller 6,010solo traveller Enquire
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