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Classic
2019

Exclusive cruise: The Best of the Mediterranean with Malta and Sicily

8 Days - CAL_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

CATANIA - POZZALLO - VALLETTA - SYRACUSE - CATANIA

Embark on a cruise from Malta to Sicily, across tremendous landscapes and historical sites. Discover Malta through its architectural and cultural treasures and Sicily through nature and archaeology. Enjoy two excursions to Noto or the island of Gozo, little sister island of Malta with undeniable charm.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Original and exclusive itinerary
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • One day on the island of Gozo
    • Noto in Sicily
  • Malta, a patchwork of cultures with unequaled treasures
    • Megalithic ruins, baroque architecture, and superb natural sites
  • Sicily, the best that Italy has to offer:
    • Gorgeous landscapes with a deep archaeological history
  • Great discoveries:
    • Malta and its rich cultural heritage
    • The best the Mediterranean has to offer
    • Valletta, the island's capital
    • The neighboring island of Gozo
    • The antique ruins and picturesque villages of Sicily
    • Mount Etna Volcano
    • Historical Syracuse

Route

Day 1

CATANIA

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board this evening. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

CATANIA (SICILY)

In the morning, join us for a tour of Catania. Located on the banks of the Ionian Sea and dominated by Mount Etna, you'll discover vast squares, wide streets, and lava rock buildings in this splendid city.

OR join us on an excursion to Mount Etna(1). We'll set out to visit the largest active volcano in Europe. When we reach 7.000 ft., we'll take a walk together to visit the "Silvestri” craters and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere. From there, we'll enjoy a wonderful view over the gulf of Catania.

We'll spend this afternoon cruising.

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Day 3

POZZALLO (SICILY)

Come with us on an optional excursion to Ragusa and Modica this morning. Travel back in time when visiting these lovely UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This afternoon, we'll cruise towards Malta.

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Day 4

VALLETTA (Malta)

Join us for an included excursion to Gozo (lunch included). We'll set out on a full-day trip to a calm, heavenly oasis. We'll take the ferry from Cirkewwa to Gozo, admiring the gorgeous landscapes and scenery along the way, including the impressive, fortified citadel in the capital city of Rabat. You'll discover remains of the Azure Window, a 92-foot (28 m) limestone natural arch that collapsed completely in March 2017. In the afternoon, we'll visit the megalithic temple complex of Ggantija, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 5

VALLETTA (Malta)

This morning, join us for a tour of Valletta. The splendid Maltese capital deserves a special visit. Perched on top a steep cliff, its layout and architectural structures are remarkable. The city was built stone-by-stone by and for the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. We'll make a special stop at Saint John's Co-Cathedral.

Enjoy time at leisure in Valletta this afternoon(2).

Tonight's festivities will have a Maltese flair!

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Day 6

VALLETTA (Malta)

This morning, join us for a tour of Mdina and Rabat. Mdina is a veritable open-air museum. The ancient Maltese capital holds many treasures, among them several of the most beautiful homes in the country. We'll then head to Rabat, with archaeological relics testifying to the town's importance during the Roman period.

In the afternoon, we'll set out on an excursion to discover some of Malta's treasures. We'll visit the Hagar Qim temple complex dating back to the beginning of the Bronze Age. We'll then head to Marsaxlokk, a small, traditional fishing village with a lovely harbor and picturesque seafront.

We'll cruise through the night towards Sicily.

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Day 7

SYRACUSE (Sicily)

In the morning, join us for a tour of Syracuse and Ortigia. We'll discover the unique site of the Necropolis of Pantalica, and visit Ortygia, the small island which is the historical center of the city.

This afternoon, come with us on an included excursion to Noto. Noto and its church were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Enjoy a stroll through the historical center and admire the buildings.

Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 8

CATANIA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - gala evening - excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - travel assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfers to/from departure/arrival points - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance.

Shore Excursions

8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Mount Etna Ragusa and Modica Day trip to Gozo Valletta Mdina and Rabat Treasures of Malta Syracuse and Ortigia Noto
Classic

Mount Etna

Etna is the highest volcano in Europe but also the most active in the world, with an altitude of 3,330 meters (10,925 ft high), it erupted almost a hundred times during the 20th century. We’ll follow a scenic road along the mountains and cross...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Valletta

We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of the capital city of Malta. The city was built stone-by-stone by and for the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. We’ll join the Upper Barrakka Gardens using the famously uni...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Day trip to Gozo

Leaving Valletta, we’ll head to Cirkewwa where we’ll catch a ferry for Gozo. Although it is part of Malta, this island is more rural and is known for its scenic hills. We’ll arrive in Mgarr Harbor and head towards Xaghra, home to th...

Duration 10h00 Classic

Mdina and Rabat

Leaving from Valletta, join us for an excursion to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta found in the center of the island. The narrow, winding streets date back to medieval times and bring us up to the imposing bastions that provide a magnificent pano...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Syracuse and Ortigia

The 2,700-year-old city of Syracuse played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. The Neapolis Archaeological Park contains a Roman and a Greek theater, making this one of the greatest archaeologi...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Treasures of Malta

Learn all about the fascinating past of this typical Mediterranean archipelago. First, we’ll head to Marsaxlokk, a traditional fishing village known for its brightly colored fishing boats called “luzzu”, and lively markets along the...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Ragusa and Modica

We’ll leave from Pozzalo Harbor for Regusa, where you’ll discover two cities in one: modern Regusa rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake and ancient Hybla Heraia. The city’s architectural gem is the Duomo of San Giorgio, a mid-18th-cent...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Noto

Totally destroyed by the 1693 Sicilian earthquake, the current town of Noto was built on the left bank of River Asinaro, about 8 miles from the previous town. We’ll enjoy a lovely stroll through the historic center taking in the characteristic...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Subject to favorable weather conditions. We recommend closed-toe footwear and clothes properly adapted to weather conditions.

(2) Depending on where our ship is moored, a coach transfer may be organized (to book and pay for on board).

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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