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Malta and Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 12
  • age requirement 16- yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17317
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Valletta, Malta
  • Ends Giardini Naxos, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the megalithic temples which are the oldest freestanding structures in the world
  • Discover Malta's capital Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the coast and capital city of Malta's sister island, Gozo
The trip "Malta And Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily" starts from Valletta and ends in Giardini Naxos. This is an active and outdoor tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Malta, Mauritania and Italy and visit Taormina, Gozo, Mnajdra and 10 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A highlights tour of Malta and Gozo exploring the wealth of historic attractions on these Mediterranean islands. Discover contrasting island lifestyles; see colourful Maltese fishing boats and sample wonderful food and wine along the way.



Gozo - Explore Malta's unspoilt sister island including the capital of Victoria and its stunning rocky coastline

Valletta - In Malta's capital, admire the impressive fortifications, imposing churches and bustling Grand Harbour

Megalithic Temples - Discover the oldest freestanding structures in the world, the UNESCO-Listed temples of Ggantija, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra.

Why Not Extend Your Trip? - This trip can be combined with our 'Classical Sicily' (trip code: MLAS) to make a two week holiday to these varied Mediterranean islands
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join trip at Malta International Airport and take the ferry to Gozo
  • Day 2 : Walking tour of Victoria and the Ggantija temples at Xaghra
  • Day 3 : Visit Dwejra and take a scenic walk to Xwejni Bay; ferry to Malta
  • Day 4 : Tour of Valletta Old City and visit Saint John's Co-Cathedral
  • Day 5 : Walking tour of the Three Cities and Grand Harbour cruise
  • Day 6 : Explore Hagar Qim Temples and enjoy a local food and wine tasting
  • Day 7 : Visit to Mdina, San Anton Botanical Gardens and the Mosta Dome
  • Day 8 : Fly to Catania, Sicily; drive Syracusa
  • Day 9 : Discover Syracusa's historic Neapolis and Ortygia Island
  • Day 10 : See the mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale and the Valley of the Temples
  • Day 11 : Explore Erice and the Greek ruins of Segesta en route to Palermo
  • Day 12 : Visit the Palatine Chapel and Monreale Cathedral; free time in Palermo
  • Day 13 : Drive along the coast with a stop in Cefalu en route to Giardini Naxos
  • Day 14 : Chance to travel to Mount Etna; afternoon in Taormina
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Giardini Naxos, Sicily
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Accommodation
  • Hotel Calypso (2 nights)
  • Hotel Argento (5 nights)
  • Aretusa Palace Hotel (1 night)
  • Hotel Villa Romana (1 night)
  • Hotel President Marsala (1 night)
  • Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal (2 nights)
  • Hotel la Riva (2 nights)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Ferry
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Valletta and from Giardini Naxos are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Malta and Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Malta and Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 27 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Malta and Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Malta and Gozo Discovery + Classical Sicily tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

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  • Where to travel in Europe?

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