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Sicily 8-day Winter Getaway with extension to Malta

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Overview: Enjoy a wonderful 8-day getaway to historical Sicily with an optional 4 day extension to Malta. Fly into Palermo, see the Royal Palace and Cathedral and continue on to Monreale to visit another Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments, with its Moorish architecture and Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Visit Agrigento, the temples of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor and Pollux. There will be optional trips to Segesta/Erice/Trapani, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, with its' active volcano and Taormina, called "the pearl of the Ionic Sea". The Malta extension includes a tour of Valetta and its' many treasures and two optional tours of Gozo, Malta's sister island and the Blue Grotto, limestone heritage and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and its' market.

Cost: $1899 p.p. Double occupancy, Single supplement: $250.00

Malta extension: $549.00 p.p., Single supplement: $80.00

Registration fee: $300

Final Payment: Due Dec. 16, 2012

Included: Sicily Tour:

  • Round trip air fare from New York. Transfers, air taxes of $538 (subject to change). Travel to N.Y. TBD
  • Multilingual tour director
  • Hotels, Tonic Hotel in Palermo and Hotel Excelsior Palace Terme in Acireale
  • Breakfast daily, 2 dinners
  • All guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary.

Not included Sicily Tour:

  • optional day tours
  • all lunches, 4 dinners, drinks at meals
  • Tips to the guide ($54 recommended)
  • Optional travel insurance ($120)

Included: Malta Tour:

  • Round trip airfare from Sicily, current air taxes and fuel surcharges of $36.00 (subject to change)
  • 4 nights at tourist class hotel (Sliema Chalet)
  • breakfast and dinner daily
  • All guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary

Not included Malta Tour:

  • Optional day tours
  • Tips to guide and driver and hotel staff ($26.00 recommended)
  • Lunches, drinks at meals
  • Optional travel insurance


Ingrid L. Bortner, 443-840-1933
Coordinator of International Travel Studies,
Essex campus


Terry Walter. 443-840-1717

Coordinator of Domestic Travel Studies, Essex Campus


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