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  • 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Assistant
  • Day 2 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Private Tour - City of Palermo & Monreale Cathedral (with Tastings, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Palermo to Agrigento
    Palermo to Agrigento
    • Private Transfer - Palermo - Agrigento [2 hrs (Mandranova Estate)] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Agrigento
    Agrigento
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Valley of the Temples & Kolymbetra Gardens (3 hrs) - [Mandranova Estate] Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Agrigento to Syracuse
    Agrigento to Syracuse
    • Private Transfer - Agrigento - Syracuse [with Villa Romana del Casale & Leisure Time in Caltagirone (8 hrs)] - [Mandranova Estate] Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Syracuse to Pozzalo to Valletta
    Syracuse to Pozzalo to Valletta
    • Private Transfer - Syracuse - Pozzalo [Port, 1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Pozzalo - Valletta [1.5 hrs] - Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
  • Day 7 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Mosta & Mdina - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Tour - Gozo Island - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 10 Valletta
    Valletta
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant
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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

Meet your private English-speaking assistant outside of airport customs in the baggage claim area, where they will be holding a sign with your name on it. When you're ready to depart, they will bring you to your private vehicle and transfer you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

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.

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palermo
Palermo
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Old Cloister
The Old Cloister

Day 2: Palermo

Meet your private guide, driver and vehicle and depart on a fascinating full-day exploration of Sicilian culture and cuisine. Palermo, which stretches along a beautiful bay on the Tyrrhenian Sea, was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. It was later conquered by Arabs in 831, and a period of immense prosperity commenced. You'll begin with a visit to the Il Capo market, the oldest in Palermo, where you will see and taste the famous Palermo street food, such as panelle, arancine, crocchette and Pani Ca Meusa. Admire colorful stalls featuring an abundance of fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats as the sellers’ cries bid for your attention. You'll be enchanted by Palermo's wide boulevards, traditional Sicilian Old Quarter, and baroque palaces, visiting the city's main sights, including the Norman section, Quattro Canti di Citta' (the Four Corners of the City), Palermo's extravagant baroque square and the 12th-century Cathedral of Palermo. In the afternoon, drive to Monreale to discover the Arab-Norman splendor of the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister. This nearby treasure also dates from the 12th century and shows the diverse architectural influences of both the Normans and the Arab population. 

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Day 3: Palermo - Agrigento

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Mandranova Estate in Agrigento. Approximate travel time is 2 hours.

Accommodation: Mandranova Estate

On the outskirts of Agrigento lies the 16-room Mandranova Estate holiday resort, set in a garden of palm trees and African plants. Enjoy a stay of well-being and tranquility in the rustic simplicity of the old farmhouse, and in the renovated rooms of an old train station and winery. The "gebbia", formerly used for agricultural irrigation, has been transformed into a small but lovely pool where you can cool off in the summer heat. The charming owners are renowned for the warmth of their welcome and wonderful sense of hospitality. The on-site restaurant, which is for the exclusive use of guests, offers excellent food prepared with locally produced ingredients, ensuring quality and freshness. For beach lovers, there are several nice sandy beaches nearby to discover.

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Agrigento
Agrigento
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Billiards Room
Billiards Room

Day 4: Agrigento

Meet your private guide and driver and embark on a half-day tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Valley of the Temples. Despite it's name suggesting a low-lying position, the archaeological site (the largest in the world) actually finds itself on a ridge south of Agrigento. It's one of the most visited places on the island, as it offers one the most obvious testimony to the presence of ancient Greeks in southern Italy, with temples dating back to the 5th century BC. The main temples that you'll visit are: the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Zeus and the Temple of the Dioscuri. Then, you'll visit the Kolymbetra Garden, originally an artificial lake set between sandstone cliffs in a river valley. Now, citrus trees blossom, pomegranates grow wild and large. Wild olives grow as emerald as the surrounding leaves. The lake is now a pool that stands at the heart of the garden as a reminder of the lush past and fertile future of the area.

Accommodation: Mandranova Estate
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Valley of the Temples
Valley of the Temples
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mandranova Estate
Mandranova Estate

Day 5: Agrigento - Syracuse

Meet your private driver and vehicle as you transfer from Agrigento to Syracuse today. En route, you'll get to visit the impressive 4th century Villa Romana del Casale ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meeting up with your private local guide at Villa Romana del Casale, you'll get to discover this incredible ancient palace, most notable for its extraordinary collection of Roman mosaics, one of the most impressive in the world. Scenes include children at play, and big game hunts showing some of the exotic African animals brought to Rome for gladiatorial games. After your visit, you'll transfer to the town of Caltagirone, whose ceramics are a symbol of Sicily. Spend some time at leisure here, strolling the evocative city center, perhaps walking the city's iconic 17th century Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte, a monumental 142-step staircase located in the old town. Conclude your day on arrival to Syracuse. 

Accommodation: Antico Hotel Roma

Antico Hotel Roma is located in the heart of the Island of Ortigia, just a few steps from the Cathedral, an ancient and sacred area in the historic-artistic center of Syracuse 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 ambiance. 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. This charming hotel is sure to enhance your unforgettable stay in historic Syracuse. 

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ancient Roman Mosaics
Ancient Roman Mosaics
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Syracuse
Syracuse

Day 6: Syracuse - Pozzalo - Valletta

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to the port of Pozzalo. Approximate travel time is 1 hour.

Transfer by ferry from Pozzalo to Valletta, Malta. Approximate travel time is 1.5 hrs. 

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a port transfer. For your added comfort, a private English-speaking representative will be on hand to assist you.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior

The luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally situated on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and architectural gems. Sixteenth century fortifications embrace the Grand Hotel Excelsior and its olive gardens, making it the only 5-star hotel in Malta nestled within historic architecture. With a portfolio of elegant suites and guestrooms, this acclaimed hotel prides itself in providing discerning travelers with proper Mediterranean luxury, anchored by magnificent service, breathtaking seaside views, and an unforgettable dining experience. 

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Valetta
Valetta
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Spa
Spa

Day 7: Valletta

Set out with a private guide and driver on a half-day tour of the must-see sights of Valletta. As Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Valletta is nothing short of an open-air museum of baroque architecture. Valletta 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. You'll stroll through the stunning Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Grand Harbor. After, visit two great buildings erected by the Knights of St. John; the Grandmaster's Palace and St. John's Co-Cathedral, both 16th century relics. At the Grandmaster's Palace, current home to the President of Malta, you'll visit the lavish State Rooms and Tapestry Chamber, rich with 16th-18th artwork and ceiling paintings. Your visit of St. John's Co-Cathedral will have you access view the famous Beheading of St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio, a work once touted as the painting of the 17th century.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grandmaster's Palace Court
Grandmaster's Palace Court
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Day 8: Valletta

Embark on a half-day tour with a private guide and driver, setting out to explore the inland village of Mosta, and Malta's ancient capital, Mdina. In Mosta, you'll have an opportunity to see the Rotunda, a church featuring the third largest unsupported dome in all of Europe. On the outskirts of town, a pair of pre-historic dolmens (burial chambers) at Wied Filep can be seen, set on a sandstone platform behind a stone wall enclosure. While the stones themselves may seem fairly commonplace, you'll revel in the fact that they're remnants of a neolithic civilization dating back 5,000 years. Continue on to the fortified city of Mdina, a town of great historical charm, much of it painstakingly rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Enter the city through the defensive walls, strolling through medieval quarters toward St Paul's Cathedral for a visit of the historic building founded in the 12th century. Gaze up at stunning ceiling frescoes, and admire the marble work, the stone of which was salvaged in part from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage. Conclude your day back in Valletta.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral of Mdina
Cathedral of Mdina

Day 9: Valletta

Enjoy a full day tour to Gozo today, a tranquil island ringed with beautiful bays, and surreal crystalline waters. In the company of a private guide and driver, you'll set out from the main island of Malta and board a public ferry, sailing northwest to Gozo Island. Despite the island being largely rural, there are still numerous archaeological remains and architectural treasures to behold. You'll explore the capital, Victoria, and its old hilltop citadel, an acropolis-turned-castle surrounded by stone fortifications, towering over the city below. Here you'll stroll through the maze of streets and visit the 17th century baroque Gozo Cathedral. You'll also make a visit to the island's Ggantija Temples, included in the Megalithic Temples of Malta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pair of Ggantija Temples are cherished as the oldest free-standing buildings in the world, and predate the Pyramids of Giza by more than a thousand years. Enjoy some of the island's natural wonders as well, such as Fungus Rock, whose plant life was harvested for medicinal purposes by the Knights of S. John, and the Inland Sea. Conclude with a return back to Valletta.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Citadel of Victoria
Citadel of Victoria

Day 10: Valletta

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, a private English-speaking representative will be on hand to assist you.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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 : 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.

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Mandranova Estate : Agrigento

On the outskirts of Agrigento lies the 16-room Mandranova Estate holiday resort, set in a garden of palm trees and African plants. Enjoy a stay of well-being and tranquility in the rustic simplicity of the old farmhouse, and in the renovated rooms of an old train station and winery. The "gebbia", formerly used for agricultural irrigation, has been transformed into a small but lovely pool where you can cool off in the summer heat. The charming owners are renowned for the warmth of their welcome and wonderful sense of hospitality. The on-site restaurant, which is for the exclusive use of guests, offers excellent food prepared with locally produced ingredients, ensuring quality and freshness. For beach lovers, there are several nice sandy beaches nearby to discover.

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mandranova Estate
Mandranova Estate
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Billiards Room
Billiards Room

Antico Hotel Roma : Syracuse

Antico Hotel Roma is located in the heart of the Island of Ortigia, just a few steps from the Cathedral, an ancient and sacred area in the historic-artistic center of Syracuse 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 ambiance. 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. This charming hotel is sure to enhance your unforgettable stay in historic Syracuse. 

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antico Hotel Roma
Antico Hotel Roma
Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Outdoor Patio
Outdoor Patio

Grand Hotel Excelsior: Valletta

The luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally situated on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and architectural gems. Sixteenth century fortifications embrace the Grand Hotel Excelsior and its olive gardens, making it the only 5-star hotel in Malta nestled within historic architecture. With a portfolio of elegant suites and guestrooms, this acclaimed hotel prides itself in providing discerning travelers with proper Mediterranean luxury, anchored by magnificent service, breathtaking seaside views, and an unforgettable dining experience. 

Sicily & Malta Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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