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15 Day Old World Sicily & Malta

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Departure Date
June 21, 2025
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Collette
Destination
Mediterranean
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Excellent Itinerary!

Explore Sicily and Malta – two island paradises nestled amongst the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean. Sample specialties in Palermo’s colourful food market. Taste award-winning olive oil and learn about the Slow Food movement at a local farm. Explore Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples (UNESCO) with a guide. Spend three nights in Taormina, perched above the Ionian Sea. See Mount Etna from a different perspective on an off-road excursion. Engage with Malta’s dynamic past on a leisurely 4-night stay. Discover how ancient traditions blend into modern society as you travel along timeless Italian and Maltese towns.

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6299
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*14 nights in the same stateroom: + $100pp (double occupancy) 

*14 nights in the same stateroom: +$200pp (single occupancy)

*There are only a limited amount of staterooms available on each sailing where moving is not going to be necessary.

Includes:

Your Tour Includes

  • 6 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 23 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options

Must-See Inclusions

  • Spend three nights in Taormina (UNESCO) and explore its iconic Greek theatre.
  • Pass by Baroque architecture and wrought iron balconies on a winding walking tour of Ragusa (UNESCO).
  • Immerse yourself in ancient history during a visit to the Valley of the Temples (UNESCO).

Cultural Experiences

  • Ascend the sides of Mount Etna (UNESCO) on off-road vehicles.
  • Soak up the island ambiance of Malta with a 4-night stay.
  • Delve into the belly of Palermo on a walking food tour of the historical centre.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Taste award-winning olive oil and learn about the Slow Food movement at a local farm.
  • Delve into the history of Marsala wine during a visit to a local cellar.
  • Explore the flavours of Maltese cuisine during a family-style tasting dinner.

Highlights

  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Choices on Tour
  • Impact Moment
  • Trapani
  • Isle of Mozia
  • Marsala Winery Tour
  • Olive Oil Farm
  • Agrigento
  • Valley of the Temples
  • Taormina
  • Mount Etna Off-Road Excursion
  • Ragusa
  • Malta
  • Three Cities
  • Valletta
CruisePlus Perks
Priority Access

» Priority check-in

» Priority access to specialty restaurant reservations

» Priority line at the Guest Services desk

» Priority line at the Shore Excursions desk

» Priority access to tenders ashore in select ports

» Priority disembarkation

Premium Dining

» Expanded 24-hour room service breakfast menu

» Pinnacle Class ships: Private dining venue for breakfast and dinner with an expanded menu

» All other ships: Priority seating in the Dining Room for breakfast and dinner with an expanded menu

Exclusive Amenities

» Complimentary stateroom upgrade

» Dedicated concierge service

» Welcome glass of sparkling wine on embarkation day

» Premium bathrobes

» Club Orange keycard

» Exclusive Club Orange tote bag (one per stateroom)

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Pricing
$
5199
Double Occupancy
per person
CAD
$
6299
Single Occupancy
per person
CAD
$
per person
CAD
$
per person
CAD
Call for pricing. 1.800.854.9664
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD. Additional terms & conditions apply.
Highlights & Sightseeing

Palermo

The capital of the Italian island of Sicily is Palermo. While the enormous neoclassical Teatro Massimo is well-known for opera performances, the Palermo Cathedral, built in the 12th century, is home to royal tombs. The Cappella Palatina, which has Byzantine mosaics, and the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal house that dates to the ninth century, are also in the centre. Popular marketplaces include the Vucciria, which is close to the port, and the central Ballar street market.

Norman Palace

The Palazzo dei Normanni or Royal Palace of Palermo is a palace in Palermo, Italy.

Itinerary

Day: 1

Overnight Flight

You’re on your way to Sicily – an island paradise nestled amongst the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean. Look past the Italy you think you know and see how this coastal farmland balances ancient traditions and modern comforts.

Day: 2

Palermo, Italy - Tour Begins

Dinner Hotel Porta Felice

Start your journey in Palermo (UNESCO), Sicily’s welcoming capital city. Uncover the island’s deeply rooted heritage, teeming with Arab-Norman architectural masterpieces and delicate Classical designs. Come to know your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner.

Day: 3

Palermo

Breakfast & Lunch Hotel Porta Felice

Begin your adventure tasting your way through Palermo’s lively markets on a walking tour unveiling the city’s historical centre and introducing you to traditional Sicilian street food, which layers Oriental and Norman influences with local produce such as wild fennel, olives and spices. This afternoon, head to Monreale Cathedral, ascending on foot to see its majestic Byzantine mosaics. Then, it’s your choice! Explore the cathedral’s cloisters, taking in their serene atmosphere of the monastic complex -OR- ascend the southern tower to the panoramic terraces for a bird’s-eye view over Palermo.

Day: 4

Palermo - Impact Moment - Trapani

Breakfast I Mulini Resort

Experience an impact moment with Addiopizzo, an anti-Mafia nonprofit that supports locals who refuse to pay the Mafia’s protection fees. Visit Capaci, the site of a terrorist act led by the Mafia, and pay tribute to fallen activists. Chat with locals for a personal perspective and learn how they overcame the Mafia’s reign. Explore Trapani on a guided tour before settling into your hotel for two nights. This evening watch the sunset fade against the crashing waves and whirling windmills.

Day: 5

Trapani - Isle of Mozia - Marsala - Optional Excursion

Breakfast & Dinner I Mulini Resort

Venture to the isle of Mozia, once a great trading port for the Phoenician, Greek and Roman civilizations. On the way, sail next to a submerged Roman road, once traversed on foot. Explore Mozia with a guide, visiting the ruins of its ancient port, and a museum featuring impressive Greek statuary. Then continue to Marsala, heading down into a cellar for a taste of its renowned wine. The remainder of the day is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional tour to Erice to visit Maria Grammatico’s famous bakery for a hands-on pastry-making class.

Day: 6

Trapani - Agrigento - Valley of the Temples - Agrigento

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Baia di Ulisse

Begin in Mazara del Vallo, a humble fishermen city with ties to Tunisia. Head to an award-winning olive grove and learn about the Slow Food movement, which supports local cultures and preserves traditions. Try their unique olive oil at lunch before departing for Agrigento, where ancient roots and medieval buildings blend into modernity. Wander through the Valley of the Temples (UNESCO) with a guide at dusk.

Day: 7

Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Taormina

Breakfast & Dinner NH Collection Taormina

Venture deep into Sicily’s countryside to Piazza Armerina, home of the ancient Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO), and explore the site with an expert insider for a locally guided tour of its impressive mosaics. In the afternoon, journey along the Ionian Coast to Taormina, a seaside hub of ancient Greek theaters and hilly walkways. Settle into your new home for the next three nights before enjoying Sicilian food at dinner, surrounded by local musicians.

Day: 8

Taormina

Breakfast NH Collection Taormina

Discover Taormina with a local guide, leading you to the city’s Duomo, public gardens, and the well-preserved Greek theatre. Walk in the footsteps of ancient attendees and take in an unparalleled viewpoint of the adjacent ocean. Spend the afternoon on your own. Perhaps you’ll grab a bite to eat at a sidewalk café, or peruse the local boutiques for handcrafted souvenirs.

Day: 9

Taormina - Mount Etna - Taormina

Breakfast NH Collection Taormina

See Sicily’s wilder side on an off-road adventure to Mount Etna. Stare up at the iconic peak as your vehicle climbs along the sides of Europe’s largest active volcano. Spend the day exploring this legendary giant, passing by lava formations and basalt rocks.

Day: 10

Taormina - Ragusa

Breakfast & Dinner Poggio del Sole Hotel

Make your way to Ragusa (UNESCO), an ancient city perched upon a hill. Meander through its Baroque neighbourhood with an expert guide, passing by winding lanes, cobblestone streets, and wrought iron balconies. Make the most of a free afternoon to explore on your own. As the sun sets, retreat to your countryside resort just outside the city.

Day: 11

Ragusa - Modica Pozzallo - Ferry to Malta - Sliema

Breakfast & Lunch Land's End Boutique Hotel

Today explore Sicily’s Val di Noto (UNESCO) on a tour of the picture-perfect towns of Scicli and Modica, where you’ll enjoy a savoury brunch at a ricotta farm before continuing to an Aztec chocolate shop for some sweet samples. Later in the evening,* grab your bags** and hop on a ferry*** for your 2-hour crossing. Say goodbye to Italy and venture to the island paradise of Malta, one of the smallest countries in the world. Your day ends in Sliema, your home for the next four nights.

Day: 12

Sliema - Three Cities - Sliema

Breakfast & Lunch Land's End Boutique Hotel

Start your exploration of Malta with a panoramic cruise of Valletta’s Grand Harbour aboard traditional Dghaisa boats.**** Then, it’s on to the Three Cities, a conglomeration of three fortified towns of medieval heritage. Once the setting of battles by the Knights of Malta, this area preserves endless layers of the past. Connect with the heart of the neighbourhood at a Band Club, where locals gather to learn music and marching for the local festivals.

Day: 13

Sliema - Optional Excursion

Breakfast Land's End Boutique Hotel

The day is yours to experience the island of Malta however you please. Soak up the sunshine, relax on the beach, or even explore the colourful harbour on foot. Perhaps you’ll join an optional excursion to a temple complex older than Stonehenge, followed by an intimate look at Mdina – the “Silent City.”

Day: 14

Sliema - Valletta - Sliema

Breakfast & Dinner Land's End Boutique Hotel

Your adventure continues in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Discover this fortified city on a guided walking tour. You’ll take in the picturesque Barrakka Gardens overlooking the harbour, featuring a charming blend of natural beauty and terraced arches. Then it’s your choice! Visit the private home of a modern-day Knight of Malta -OR- tour the masterpieces of Valletta’s Cathedral featuring Mattia Preti and Caravaggio. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers as you recount memories of the Mediterranean islands.

Day: 15

Sliema - Tour Ends

Breakfast

Say goodbye to Malta and the Mediterranean as your tour comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.
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New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Offer Last Updated: Jul 08, 2024

$
5199
Double Occupancy
per person
CAD
$
5199
Double Occupancy
per person
CAD
$
6299
Single Occupancy
per person
CAD
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