10 days from $4,793 pp*
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with private guide.
  • Private guided tour of Palermo's food markets and cathedral.
  • Explore Valletta, Mosta, Mdina, and the beautiful Gozo Island.
  • View some of the best preserved Roman mosaics the Villa del Casale.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Explore age-old ruins and otherworldly landscapes on this magnificent private guided journey through Sicily and Malta.

Some might say that Malta is a mirror of Sicily's past. Together, the two islands form the perfect Mediterranean holiday. Immerse yourself in the splendor and the glory of these two cultural powerhouses. In Sicily, experience Greek ruins in lush valleys that are blanketed in scented oleander and juniper blossoms. In Malta, succumb to the allure of awe-inspiring megaliths, medieval towers and Baroque churches. These mythical islands feel like open-air museums. Sense your worries slip away as you gaze out over shimmering azure waters and traverse jagged coastlines dotted with unspoiled beaches and hidden coves. Drive along rugged seascapes and stop to stroll through fresh fish markets along the way. Ferry from Malta over to the tranquil island of Gozo for a day of ultimate relaxation. At night, rest in charming accommodations that offer the comforts of home.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Italy - Welcome Package(2)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Assistant(2)
  • Day 2 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Exploring Palermos' sites & Market & Monreale Cathedral (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Palermo to Agrigento
    Palermo to Agrigento
    • Palermo - Agrigento [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 4 Agrigento
    Agrigento
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Visit of the Valley of the Temples & Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 5 Agrigento to Syracuse
    Agrigento to Syracuse
    • Agrigento - Syracuse [Guided tour of Villa del Casale (3hrs) & Time at leisure in Caltagirone] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Syracuse to Pozzalo to Valletta
    Syracuse to Pozzalo to Valletta
    • Syracuse - Pozzalo [Port 1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Pozzalo - Valletta [1.5 hrs] - Ticket
    • Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(3)
  • Day 7 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Valletta - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 8 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Tour - Private - Mosta & Mdina - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 9 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Tour - Private - Gozo Island - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 10 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Palermo

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Your English speaking driver- assistant will be waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. He will accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*)

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. The middle of the hotel features the Old Cloister, a sitting area with a fountain as its focus, where guests can enjoy the lovely atmosphere. Each guest room has its own separate design and personality, but all aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide guests with delicious food and drinks and the wellness & fitness center keeps guests moving, while relaxed in the at relaxed at the same time.

Palermo
Palermo
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Day 2: Palermo

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby this morning to visit Palermo and Monreale. You’ll be enchanted by Palermo’s wide boulevards, traditional Sicilian Old Quarter, and baroque palaces. You’ll see the city’s main sights, including Quattro Canti (the Four Corners), an extravagant baroque square ringed by four buildings with baroque sculptures that depict the Four Seasons, Spanish kings, and the patron saints of Palermo’s four old quarters. You’ll also see the twelfth-century Cathedral, which houses a pantheon of royal tombs. Afterwards, you will be taken to Palermo’s food market Il Capo, typical “par excellence”, full of color and folkloric. Here you will taste typical street food such as pani ca meusa, panelle, arancini....

Later you’ll discover the Arab-Norman splendor of the Monreale Cathedral. This treasure dates from the 12th century and shows the diverse architectural influences of both the Normans and the Arab population. At day's end, you'll be returned to your hotel in Palermo by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*)
Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral

Day 3: Palermo - Agrigento

Enjoy a private transfer with vehicle and driver to Agrigento.

Accommodation: Mandranova Estate (4*)

The Mandranova Estate holiday resort is set in a garden of palm trees and African plants. This accommodation offers a stay of absolute comfort and tranquility in the rustic simplicity of the old farmhouse and renovated rooms in a train station and an old millstone. The "Gebbia, formerly used for agricultural irrigation, has been transformed into a small but lovely pool where guests can go for a refreshing swim in the summer heat. The charming owners are renowned for the warmth of their welcome and wonderful sense of hospitality and the restaurant, which is for the exclusive use of guests, offers excellent food prepared with locally produced ingredients. For beach lovers, there are several nice sandy beaches nearby.

Agrigento
Agrigento
Mandranova Estate
Mandranova Estate

Day 4: Agrigento

Meet up with your guide in Agrigento for a three hour guided tour visiting the magnificent Valley of the Temples, scenery of extraordinary beauty, amongst the imposing Greek ruins, the Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis. Includes transportation and entrance for Valley of Temples.

Accommodation: Mandranova Estate (4*)
Temples and Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis
Temples and Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis

Day 5: Agrigento - Syracuse

Leave Agrigento today and relax on the drive to view the famed Roman mosaics housed in the third-century Villa del Casale where a  local guide will meet up with you. The mosaics are among the best preserved in the world, depicting scenes from everyday life. Scenes include children at play, and big game hunts showing some of the exotic African animals brought to Rome for gladiator games. Entrance fee included.

After your visit, you'll be transfered to Caltagirone whose ceramics are a symbol of Sicily. Spend some time at leisure if this is of interst as it has an evocative city center full of artisan shops. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before being transfered to Siracusa this afternoon.

Accommodation: Antico Hotel Roma (4*)

Antico Hotel Roma is located in the heart of the Island of Ortigia, just a few steps from the Cathedral, a very ancient and sacred area in the historic-artistic center of Siracusa whose unique features and heritage is steeped in its Greek origins. Built in 1880, yet recently renovated, the hotel retains original architectural elements, such as capitals, columns and vaults that enrich the overall ambience. Guestrooms are light and spacious, and offer all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The outdoor tables and chairs placed in Piazza Minerva and the large indoor patio allow our guests to surround themselves in this ancient atmosphere, over breakfast and dinner. Make use of the hotel’s fitness center, Jacuzzi, and sauna to experience ultimate relaxation.

Syracuse
Syracuse
Antico Hotel Roma
Antico Hotel Roma

Day 6: Syracuse - Pozzalo - Valletta

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Pozzallo Port.

Take the ferry for a transfer from Pozzalo to Valletta, Malta. The transfer should take approximately 1.5 hrs. 

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for a port transfer.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*)

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally located on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and historical architectural gems. This acclaimed Valletta Malta hotel prides itself in providing the discerning traveller with magnificent accommodation, breathtaking views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island, and an unforgettable dining experience. Its central position allows for easy travel to all parts of the Maltese islands.

Valetta
Valetta
Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Day 7: Valletta

Enjoy a half day tour of Valletta with private vehicle and an English speaking guide. Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. The city owes both its name and its fortifications to Jean de la Valette, Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, who rebuilt the city after the Great Siege of 1565. After a morning at leisure you will go sightseeing in Valletta, visiting the Upper Barracca Gardens and two great buildings erected by the Knights of St. John, the Palace of the Grand Masters and St. John's Co-Cathedral. Entrance fees to St. John`s Co-Cathedral & Caravaggio, State Rooms and Tapestry Chamber included.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*)
Street in Valletta
Street in Valletta

Day 8: Valletta

Enjoy a private full day tour with vehicle and English speaking guide. In the morning you drive inland to the village of Mosta, whose Church of St. Mary has the third largest unsupported dome in all of Europe. Continue on to Mdina, ancient capital of Malta, and a town of great historical charm, much of it painstakingly rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Includes entrance fee to Mdina Cathedral.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*)
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary

Day 9: Valletta

Enjoy a private full day tour to Gozo with vehicle and an English speaking guide. You will take the ferry across for a day in Gozo, a tranquil island ringed with beautiful bays. Most of this island is rural but one still finds numerous archeological remains and architectural treasures, including the old Citadel and the Ggantija temples. You`ll visit the capital, Victoria, with its hilltop citadel, then see some of the island`s natural wonders: the Azure Window, an immense limestone arch created by erosion; Fungus Rock, whose plant life was harvested for medicinal purposes by the Knights of S. John and the Inland Sea. Includes English speaking guide, private vehicle, ferry tickets, entrance fees to Ggantija temples, Gozo Cathedral.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*)
Azure Window, Gozo
Azure Window, Gozo

Day 10: Valletta

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*): Palermo

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. The middle of the hotel features the Old Cloister, a sitting area with a fountain as its focus, where guests can enjoy the lovely atmosphere. Each guest room has its own separate design and personality, but all aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide guests with delicious food and drinks and the wellness & fitness center keeps guests moving, while relaxed in the at relaxed at the same time.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Mandranova Estate (4*): Agrigento

The Mandranova Estate holiday resort is set in a garden of palm trees and African plants. This accommodation offers a stay of absolute comfort and tranquility in the rustic simplicity of the old farmhouse and renovated rooms in a train station and an old millstone. The "Gebbia, formerly used for agricultural irrigation, has been transformed into a small but lovely pool where guests can go for a refreshing swim in the summer heat. The charming owners are renowned for the warmth of their welcome and wonderful sense of hospitality and the restaurant, which is for the exclusive use of guests, offers excellent food prepared with locally produced ingredients. For beach lovers, there are several nice sandy beaches nearby.

Mandranova Estate
Mandranova Estate

Antico Hotel Roma (4*): Syracuse

Antico Hotel Roma is located in the heart of the Island of Ortigia, just a few steps from the Cathedral, a very ancient and sacred area in the historic-artistic center of Siracusa whose unique features and heritage is steeped in its Greek origins. Built in 1880, yet recently renovated, the hotel retains original architectural elements, such as capitals, columns and vaults that enrich the overall ambience. Guestrooms are light and spacious, and offer all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The outdoor tables and chairs placed in Piazza Minerva and the large indoor patio allow our guests to surround themselves in this ancient atmosphere, over breakfast and dinner. Make use of the hotel’s fitness center, Jacuzzi, and sauna to experience ultimate relaxation.

Antico Hotel Roma
Antico Hotel Roma
Outdoor Patio
Outdoor Patio

Grand Hotel Excelsior (5*): Valletta

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally located on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and historical architectural gems. This acclaimed Valletta Malta hotel prides itself in providing the discerning traveller with magnificent accommodation, breathtaking views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island, and an unforgettable dining experience. Its central position allows for easy travel to all parts of the Maltese islands.

Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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