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Grand Tours-


7 NIGHTS PLUS 4 NIGHTS IN MALTA                      Castello di Caccamo, Palermo                         Mt Etna. Continue on to Taormina. Time at
11 NIGHTS – SATURDAY TO WEDNESDAY                                                                         leisure to explore this elegant resort and visit the
STARTS IN CATANIA ENDS IN MALTA                       GRAND TOUR A - PALERMO                              splendid Roman-Greek Theatre. Back to
                                                                                                          Catania. Dinner and overnight in Catania.
11 - TOUR IS IN ENGLISH ONLY                         STARTS IN PALERMO ENDS IN PALERMO                    DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                          Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
DAY 1 to DAY 7 – ITINERARY AS PER                    FULL BOARD (ECXL LUNCH ON DAY 2 AND 3) -             Depart for Piazza Armerina to visit the famous
TOUR on page 3                                       TOUR IS IN A MAXIMUM 3 LANGUAGES                     mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale (the largest
                                                                                                          collection in the world). On to Agrigento and visit
DAY 8 SATURDAY                                       DAY 1 SATURDAY                                       the magnificent Valley of the Temples. Lunch in
Catania - Malta                                      Palermo                                              a local restaurant . Afternoon guided tour of the
After breakfast, morning at leisure. In the          Arrival at Palermo. Transfer to hotel in Palermo     Temples including Concordia, Juno and Hercules.
afternoon transfer from Taormina to Catania          for welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight in        Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.
then transfer to Catania airport for flight to       Palermo.
Valletta, Malta’s Capital city. Flight time options                                                       DAY 6 THURSDAY
will be advised at time of booking”. Transfer to     DAY 2 SUNDAY                                         Selinunte – Erice - Palermo
hotel for dinner and overnight at St Paul’s Bay.     Cefalu – Catania                                     Depart for the Archaeological park of Selinunte
                                                     Depart for Cefalu a former fishing village, now      with its impressive Temples and Acropolis. After
DAY 9 SUNDAY                                         a charming coastal resort with its imposing Arab     the visit stop in Castelvetrano at a local
Marsaxlokk market & the Blue Grotto                  Norman Cathedral. Stroll through the ancient         farmhouse (famous for olive oil production) for
Depart for the idyllic fishing village of            narrow street and see the medieval wash-house        wine and olive oil tastings before having lunch.
Marsaxlokk with its colourful luzzus and unique      built in the rock. Lunch on your own. Continue       On to Erice a medieval town sitting high on top
character to experience the local market.            to Catania known for its Baroque style and           of Mt Erice overlooking Trapani and the Egadi
Continue the tour with a boat trip to the Blue       streets built from black lava stone from Mount       Islands. On to Palermo. Dinner and overnight
Grotto and nearby caves – weather permitting         Etna. Walking tour. Dinner and overnight in          in Palermo.
(boat price not included). Explore Malta’s           Catania.
unspoilt village Qrendi. Return to hotel for                                                              DAY 7 FRIDAY
dinner and overnight at hotel.                       DAY 3 MONDAY                                         Palermo – Monreale – Optional excursion
                                                     Siracusa – Noto                                      to Mount Pellegrino/Capo market
DAY 10 MONDAY                                        Depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area   Depart for Monreale to visit the the Cathedral
Malta “Valletta”                                     including the Latomie of the Paradise and the        and Benedictine Cloiser built in the 12th
Depart for a morning tour of Valletta – Malta’s      Dyionisos “Ear”. Continue to Ortigia, the            Century and covered in magnificent mosaics.
heritage-rich capital. Highlights include the        baroque historical centre of the city to visit the   Back to Palermo for a visit of Sicily’s capital city
Upper Barracca Gardens and St John’s                 Cathedral and the Arethusa fountain. Lunch on        to include the Cathedral, Palatine chapel,
Cathedral, home to a splendid Caravaggio             your own. In the afternoon proceed to Noto.          Quatro Canti and opera house. Lunch at the
painting as well as an intriguing museum. Visit      One of the most beautiful cities in Sicily           hotel and afternoon at leisure or optional excur-
of the 16th Century Grand Master’s Palace            renowned for it’s Baroque style it is a UNESCO       sion to Monte Pellegrino the most famous
official home of Malta’s parliament. Take in the     World Heritage Site. Back to Catania. Dinner         mountain in Palermo with breath-taking views
sumptuous interior including the state rooms         and overnight in Catania.                            then ending the afternoon with a walk to
and impressive collection of armour and                                                                   Palermo’s colourful historic “The Capo Market”.
weaponry dating back to the 16th Century.            DAY 4 TUESDAY                                        Dinner and overnight in Palermo
Return to hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.     Mt Etna – Taormina
Dinner and overnight at hotel.                       Excursion to Mt Etna (weather conditions             DAY 8 SATURDAY
                                                     permitting) reaching a height of 1900 metres to      After breakfast end of tour.
DAY 11 TUESDAY                                       visit the Sylvester Craters and enjoy a spectacular
Malta “Mdina”                                        panoramic view. Lunch in a local restaurant on
Depart for a visit to Mosta Church, renowned
for its spectacular dome. Stop off at the Botanic
gardens of San Anton then proceed to Ta Qali
crafts village to visit a local glassblower, a
jeweller and a potter. Lunch in a local
restaurant. After lunch a visit to St Paul’s Grotto
in Rabat followed by a walking tour of the
ancient walled city of Mdina with its fine mix of
medieval and baroque architecture and late
17th Century Cathedral. Dinner and overnight
at hotel.

After breakfast tour ends. Transfer to airport.

Tradditional Dghajsa in Vittoriosa Marina, Malta                                                          Temple Concordia, Agrigento

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