• 8 Days Classic Sicily - Exotic And Mystical Mediterranean Isle

    Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean basin! Take in Sicily’s natural beauties - Europe’s greatest volcano, Etna, the stunning hiking trails in the Monte Pellegrino and the most exquisite beaches of the Bay of Taormina. 
  • 8 Days Classic Sicily - Exotic And Mystical Mediterranean Isle

    Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean basin! Take in Sicily’s natural beauties - Europe’s greatest volcano, Etna, the stunning hiking trails in the Monte Pellegrino and the most exquisite beaches of the Bay of Taormina. 
  • 8 Days Classic Sicily - Exotic And Mystical Mediterranean Isle

    Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean basin! Take in Sicily’s natural beauties - Europe’s greatest volcano, Etna, the stunning hiking trails in the Monte Pellegrino and the most exquisite beaches of the Bay of Taormina. 
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8 days
From AED18,900/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Dubai / Palermo
    Fly Dubai / Rome EK 99 0320/0725 (6hr 05min) 
      Rome / Palermo AZ 1777 0825/0930 ( 1 hr 05min)


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel. Enroute, visit Monreale, famous for its beautiful position overlooking the city of Palermo. 

    This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Palermo - one of the World’s most splendid cities with its unique and charming Afro, Arab and Italian blend of architecture. Visit the old town of the city.

     

    Overnight: Palermo
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 02 - Palermo / Cefalu / Palermo

    This morning, embark on a walking street food tour through the main squares and street markets of the city centre to sample the best and authentic Palermitan street food.

    After lunch, drive to Cefalù, a former fishing village with a beautiful setting. Here, visit the Romanesque Cathedral and the museum that houses Antonello’s masterpiece of “Portrait of an Unknown Man”.

    Overnight: Palermo
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 03 - Palermo: Segesta, Erice & Marsala excursion

    This morning, drive to Segesta to admire the Temple and Theatre. Afterwards, arrive to the medieval village of Erice perched on the top of a hill, and walk along the tiny and characteristic streets. Continue to Trapani and see working salt windmills before arriving at Marsala town and visit a wine cellar and estate for wine tasting. 

    Overnight: Palermo
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 04 - Palermo / Agrigento

    Today, we travel to Agrigento. Enroute to Agrigento, take a short break at Scala dei Turchi, a unique beach known for their chalky white cliff. Continue to Agrigento and explore the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Summer time option:
    VALLEY OF TEMPLES BY NIGHT
    Valley of Temples opens till 10pm during summer. Explore the main hill of the Valley of Temples to see the three best preserved temples - Hera, Concordia and Heracles temples - lit up at the night!


    Overnight: Agrigento
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 05 - Agrigento / Taormina

    Leave Agrigento today and drive to the interior of Sicily to Villa Romana in Piazza Armerina, well known for its 63 room-villa built in Roman times in splendid mosaics. 

    End your day in Taormina and take a city tour. From the Greek theatre, you will be able to see a blend of architectural influences of old Greek, Roman and Etna. Visit the Palazzo Corvaja, which represents several different architectural styles: Arab, Gothic and Norman. 

    Overnight: Taormina
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 06 - Taormina

    Today, we take a morning excursion to the volcano Etna, known as the highest mountain in Europe at 3340 meters. Midway, ascend by cable car (weather permitting). Arrive at the crater to admire the views and the activity at the crater in a safe zone.

    In the afternoon, have some time free at leisure. 

    1) OPTIONAL: HALF DAY BAY OF TAORMINA PRIVATE CRUISE
    2) OPTIONAL: HELICOPTER AERIAL VIEW OF MT ETNA (20 mins)

     

    Overnight: Taormina
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 07 - Taormina: Noto & Siracusa excursion

    Today, we drive to Eastern Sicily to visit Siracusa - one of the great ancient capital of Western civilization. Visit the Neapolis Archaeological Park, as well as Ortigia, well known for the ruins of the earliest Greek constructions. Afterwards, we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Noto, a grand ancient baroque town. 

    Return to Taormina.

    Overnight: Taormina
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 08 - Taormina / Catania / Dubai

    Depart Taormina to Catania (1 hour drive) and catch your flight back home.

     Fly Catania / Rome AZ 1744 0750/0915 (1hr 25min) 
      Rome / Dubai EK 100 1130/1920 ( 5hr 50min)

    Arrive in Dubai in evening

    Meal: Breakfast

     

    EXTENSION: 1 night in Taormina to visit the Aeolian Islands

    Embark on a minicruise to discover the Aeolian Islands, which is an archipelago in the north of Sicily, famous for the lush nature and the Mediterranean architecture. Visit 2 islands today, Vulcano and Lipari. (Recommended summer season from mid May to end October; cruise is on join-in basis with private guide). 

    Overnight: Taormina
    Meal: Breakfast
  • EXTENSION: 5 Days Malta Treasures
    DAY 07 - TAORMINA: NOTO  SIRACUSA EXCURSION / MALTA 
    After the excursion, drive to 1.5 hours to Catania for your flight to Malta.

    Fly Catania / Malta KM 643 2110/2150 (40mins) – Mon and Thu
    Upon arrival, be met and transfer (20mins) to your hotel. 

    Overnight: Valletta or St Julians
    Meal: Breakfast

    DAY 08 - VALLETTA / MDINA / HAGAR QIM / VALLETTA
    In the morning, we embark on a city tour of Valletta - a city built by the Knights of St John and a masterpiece of the baroque.  Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens as well as the famous church of the knights, the Co-Cathedral of St. John. Some other notable stops include the famous Oratory Museum and if time permits, the Grand Master’s Palace Armoury of the Knights. 

    Proceed on a 25mins drive to the ancient capital city of Mdina, a walled town build by the Arabs in 870 and which once was also a Roman City. The Cathadrel of Mdina and its museum will be visited.  

    Afterwards drive to Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples. We will visit the temples, one of the oldest freestanding buildings in the world dating back to 2500 B.C.

    Overnight: Valletta or St Julians
    Meal: Breakfast

    DAY 09 - VALLETTA / HYPOGEUM / MARSAXLOKK / THREE CITIES / VALLETTA
    Today, we make a trip to the magnificent and the famous Hypogeumthe only known prehistoric underground temple in the world.

    We will then continue with our tour towards the picturesque Marsaxlokk bay with its vivid traditional colours for a walking tour of this village, rich in many Maltese traditions. 

    Afterwards, drive to the Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. Visit the Church of St Lawrence, the original church of the Knights of St. John as well as the Inquisitor’s Palace located in Vittoriosa. 

    Overnight: Valletta or St Julians
    Meal: Breakfast


    DAY 10 - EXCURSION TO GOZO 
    After an early breakfast we drive to Cirkewwa and take a 30mins ferry crossing to Gozo.  Visit the oldest free standing megalithic structures in the world, known as Ggantija Temples and the stunning Calypso Cave. We make a stop at the Fontana Cottage where you can sample local delicacies. 

    After lunch we continue for our tour with a visit to the main town on Gozo, Victoria and The Citadel. The Citadel is a small fortified city that dominates the heights above Victoria. 

    Overnight: Valletta or St Julians
    Meal: Breakfast

    DAY 11 - MALTA / DUBAI
    Transfer to the airport for your flight. 

    Fly Malta/ Dubai via Larnaca EK 110 1530/0100 – Weekdays (6h 20m)
    Meal: Breakfast 

 

 

 

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