●Enjoy a one-day fully guided excursion to the ancient island of Sicily. You will be taken by high speed ferry trip from Malta to Sicily (only 90 minutes!!!) and met in Sicily by fully air-conditioned luxury coaches to be accompanied by licensed guides.
● POZZALLO a typical Sicilian fishing village.We will then travel north and cross over the 2nd and 3rd highest bridges in Europe…over the Baroque town of Modica.
●IBLEI MOUNTAIN RANGE - Drive through the Iblei Mountain Range with view of villages in canyons.
●Time for refreshments and photos.
●MOUNT ETNA - Drive up to Sylvester Craters of Mt.Etna - largest and most active volcano in Europe! Mt. Etna: The largest and most active volcano in Europe. The climb to the crater takes us through picturesque villages and an ever-changing landscape. The lower slopes of the volcano are extremely fertile with groves of oranges, lemons and other Mediterranean flora and of course vines which produce Sicily's best wines. We go through forests of chestnut trees which gradually give way to oak, beech, birch and pine.Time for lunch (not included) and souvenir shopping.
●TAORMINA / MODICA - Between April 1st and October 16th our next destination will be Taormina. During January to February and October 17th to December we will visit the baroque gem of Modica.
●MODICA (visited ONLY in periods Jan-March and Oct -Dec) - This proud, prosperous and ancient city is one of Sicily's baroque gems. The main street, "il Corso", is as typical an Italian meeting place as any you can hope to visit, with cafés and majestic buildings. The church of San Giorgio is an impressive monument, redesigned after the earthquake of 1693, surrounded by a flight of 250 steps to further enhance the scenic beauty of its fine facade.
● TAORMINA (visited ONLY in period 1st April - 30th September): Sicily's prime tourist resort was discovered by the British aristocracy in the mid 1800's. Facing Etna and the blue Mediterranean, this peaceful panoramic resort, 206m above sea level was colonized by the Greeks who built a theatre in the Hellenic period - 3 B.C. The present Teatro Greco, altered by the Romans, is the venue for classical plays every summer. The main street, the elegant Corso Umberto, with its cafes, restaurants and boutiques is a bustle of nationalities.
►Hotel pickup/dropoff included
►Please see TOUR INFO icon below for days of tour.
►Return time is approximately 2030hrs(Jan-March & Nov-Dec) and 2300hrs (April - October
►Children under 4 years free of charge, to pay €10.00 local transport where applicable.
►Child rates apply to 13 years and under
►Includes pickup & dropoff from all hotels in Malta-Pickuptime will be confirmed at time of booking.
►Due to the fact that you will be visiting another country we require the following information for each passenger in order to issue the official tickets: Name/Surname/Nationality/Passport No/Date of Birth. Please send this info by email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after booking.
GUIDED IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES:
Mondays : English / German / Spanish / French
Wednesdays : English / German / Hungarian / Russian
Thursdays : English / German / Spanish / French
Fridays : English / German / Russian
Sundays : English / German / Russian / Polish
Languages: Based on a minimum of 15 passengers