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12 Days South Italy & Malta Pleasure

Tour Code: EKW12

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • 3-night stay in Malta
  • Discover the renowned & historic site in Sicily
  • Touring Pompei, Sorrento, Naples, Capri, Matera and Alberobello

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City ✈️ Rome
Depart from the home City for Rome, the capital of Italy.

Day 2: Rome
South Italy is filled with iconic historical sites and dramatic scenery. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest and dinner. (D)
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel or similar

Day 3: Rome – Pompei – Sorrento
Morning excursion to Pompei, an UNESCO Heritage site. It was an ancient Roman city being buried in the eruption of Mt Vesuvio in AD79. The city has been largely preserved due to lack of air and moisture. Later, coach to Sorrento, land of Orange and Lemon Groves for overnight. (B/L/D)
Hotel: La Residenza Hotel or similar

Day 4: Capri – Naples
Sorrento also famous for its coastal lines. This morning we boat to Capri Island and enjoy its lovely gardens, winding lanes, remarkable views, etc. Later afternoon, take jetfoil to Naples, Home of Pizza, for a city orientation before returning to Sorrento. (B/D)
Hotel: La Residenza Hotel or similar

Day 5: Sorrento – Matera – Alberobello
Coach to Matera where embraces one of the world’s most unique neighborhoods – the 9,000-year-old Sassi completely made up of ancient stone and cave dwellings. After touring, proceed to Alberobello. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Grand Hotel Olimpo or similar

Day 6: Alberobello – Villa San Giovanni – Messina – Taormina
A brief tour in Alberobello is to explore the unique coneshaped, stone trulli houses that are still lived in today before driving further south to Villa San Giovanni. We take ferry to Messina, Sicily and coach to Taormina for overnight. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hotel Le Terrazze or similar

Day 7: Taormina – Palermo
Tours in Taormina will include visiting an ancient Greek theatre for open-air performances and wandering elegant gardens, cafes and shops. Continue to Palermo for an orientation tour. Two most important visits in this tour will be the Palazzo del Normanni , a former royal palace with its exquisite chapel decorated with outstanding mosaic in both Western and Eastern traditions and the Palermo Cathedral characterized by different architectural styles. (B/D)
Hotel: NH Hotel or similar

Day 8: Palermo – Agrigento – Catania
Highlight of today will be the Agrigento to visit the Valley of Temples, the largest archaeological site in the world, including Temple of Juno, Temple of Concordia and Temple of Hera . Continue to Catania for overnight. (B/L)
Hotel: Sheraton Hotel or similar

Day 9: Catania – Syracuse – Pozzallo – Valletta (Malta)
Catania houses many churches, museums and archaeological sites as one of the biggest examples of baroque architecture of Italy. The Piazza del Duomo with the black lava elephant is a must to see. Coach to Syracuse and visit the Sanctuary of Madonna Delle Lacrime, erected in memory of the miraculous. A couple claimed they saw a statue of the Madonna crying in 1953 and tested scientifically that was similar to that of human tears. A sanctuary was completed in 1994 and opened by John Paul II. Coach to Pozzallo, then to Valletta by ferry, the capital of Malta
(Note: In winter to Malta by flights with slight adjustment in tour prices and itinerary. (B/D)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 10: Valletta (City Tour) – Afternoon (at leisure)
Explore the Valletta with tour to St.John’s Co-Cathedral ,built in 1573, to serve as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The interior is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. The remaining part of the day is free at leisure, you can walk around this colorful town on your own. An optional tour to Mdina and the Blue Grotto in the south is highly recommended.. (B/L)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 11: Island Gozo
Transferred by ferry to Gozo, the 2nd largest island in Malta. Upon arrival, we first go to see the splendid Citadel of Victoria and the Calypso’s Cave. Followed by the Azure Window tour, a natural limestone flat-topped sea arch. Once was a remarkable geological feature until its collapse in 2017. Last stop is at the remarkable Ġgantija Temples, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and even older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two temples during the Neolithic (3600–2500 BC). Some of these megaliths exceed five meters in length and weigh over fifty tons. (B/D)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 12: Valletta (Malta) ✈️ Home City
Transfer to airport for a pleasant homeward flight. (B)

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Remarks

* LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW Departure
* Other departure cities please contact us for more information
* Child fare applies to children from 2 to 11 years old, no extra bed.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Child rate based on 85% of above Adult’s rate, for ages two (2) to eleven (11), share room with two (2) adults; No extra bed included.
* $20 discount will be applied to each member of a triple occupancy room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; International airfare and all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • 3-night stay in Malta
  • Discover the renowned & historic site in Sicily
  • Touring Pompei, Sorrento, Naples, Capri, Matera and Alberobello

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City ✈️ Rome
Depart from the home City for Rome, the capital of Italy.

Day 2: Rome
South Italy is filled with iconic historical sites and dramatic scenery. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest and dinner. (D)
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel or similar

Day 3: Rome – Pompei – Sorrento
Morning excursion to Pompei, an UNESCO Heritage site. It was an ancient Roman city being buried in the eruption of Mt Vesuvio in AD79. The city has been largely preserved due to lack of air and moisture. Later, coach to Sorrento, land of Orange and Lemon Groves for overnight. (B/L/D)
Hotel: La Residenza Hotel or similar

Day 4: Capri – Naples
Sorrento also famous for its coastal lines. This morning we boat to Capri Island and enjoy its lovely gardens, winding lanes, remarkable views, etc. Later afternoon, take jetfoil to Naples, Home of Pizza, for a city orientation before returning to Sorrento. (B/D)
Hotel: La Residenza Hotel or similar

Day 5: Sorrento – Matera – Alberobello
Coach to Matera where embraces one of the world’s most unique neighborhoods – the 9,000-year-old Sassi completely made up of ancient stone and cave dwellings. After touring, proceed to Alberobello. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Grand Hotel Olimpo or similar

Day 6: Alberobello – Villa San Giovanni – Messina – Taormina
A brief tour in Alberobello is to explore the unique coneshaped, stone trulli houses that are still lived in today before driving further south to Villa San Giovanni. We take ferry to Messina, Sicily and coach to Taormina for overnight. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hotel Le Terrazze or similar

Day 7: Taormina – Palermo
Tours in Taormina will include visiting an ancient Greek theatre for open-air performances and wandering elegant gardens, cafes and shops. Continue to Palermo for an orientation tour. Two most important visits in this tour will be the Palazzo del Normanni , a former royal palace with its exquisite chapel decorated with outstanding mosaic in both Western and Eastern traditions and the Palermo Cathedral characterized by different architectural styles. (B/D)
Hotel: NH Hotel or similar

Day 8: Palermo – Agrigento – Catania
Highlight of today will be the Agrigento to visit the Valley of Temples, the largest archaeological site in the world, including Temple of Juno, Temple of Concordia and Temple of Hera . Continue to Catania for overnight. (B/L)
Hotel: Sheraton Hotel or similar

Day 9: Catania – Syracuse – Pozzallo – Valletta (Malta)
Catania houses many churches, museums and archaeological sites as one of the biggest examples of baroque architecture of Italy. The Piazza del Duomo with the black lava elephant is a must to see. Coach to Syracuse and visit the Sanctuary of Madonna Delle Lacrime, erected in memory of the miraculous. A couple claimed they saw a statue of the Madonna crying in 1953 and tested scientifically that was similar to that of human tears. A sanctuary was completed in 1994 and opened by John Paul II. Coach to Pozzallo, then to Valletta by ferry, the capital of Malta
(Note: In winter to Malta by flights with slight adjustment in tour prices and itinerary. (B/D)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 10: Valletta (City Tour) – Afternoon (at leisure)
Explore the Valletta with tour to St.John’s Co-Cathedral ,built in 1573, to serve as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The interior is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. The remaining part of the day is free at leisure, you can walk around this colorful town on your own. An optional tour to Mdina and the Blue Grotto in the south is highly recommended.. (B/L)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 11: Island Gozo
Transferred by ferry to Gozo, the 2nd largest island in Malta. Upon arrival, we first go to see the splendid Citadel of Victoria and the Calypso’s Cave. Followed by the Azure Window tour, a natural limestone flat-topped sea arch. Once was a remarkable geological feature until its collapse in 2017. Last stop is at the remarkable Ġgantija Temples, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and even older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two temples during the Neolithic (3600–2500 BC). Some of these megaliths exceed five meters in length and weigh over fifty tons. (B/D)
Hotel: Golden Tulip or similar

Day 12: Valletta (Malta) ✈️ Home City
Transfer to airport for a pleasant homeward flight. (B)

Images

Remarks

* LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW Departure
* Other departure cities please contact us for more information
* Child fare applies to children from 2 to 11 years old, no extra bed.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Child rate based on 85% of above Adult’s rate, for ages two (2) to eleven (11), share room with two (2) adults; No extra bed included.
* $20 discount will be applied to each member of a triple occupancy room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; International airfare and all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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