Join us at the perfect time of year to visit two of the most interesting and historic islands in the Mediterranean.
We begin in Sicily, an incredibly beautiful island filled with art, archaeology, history, delicious cuisine and famous wines. Sicily was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom, so today we can enjoy exploring this eclectic history. With a diversified landscape of orange and lemon orchards, lush forests, ancient olive groves, rugged shorelines and crystal blue waters, there is no other place on earth quite like this Mediterranean gem. In Sicily we will stay at First Class hotels with guestrooms with modern amenities; twin or double beds, climate control, safe, hairdryer, tub or shower, telephone and satellite TV with English channels.
After our stay in Sicily we take a flight to Malta. Blessed with a warm, sunny climate year round, friendly people and 7,000 years of intriguing history, Malta is a wonderful vacation destination.The various nationalities that have occupied Malta over the centuries have blended to result in a fascinating culture. The narrow meandering streets of the towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces, and the countryside is dotted with some of the oldest known human structures in the world, which is why Malta has often been described as an open-air museum.
In Malta we stay at the First Class Dolmen Hotel (or similar), located right on the promenade overlooking the Bay of St. Paul. The small town of Buggiba is just a few minutes walk from the hotel and offers a variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Features of the hotel include restaurants, bar, casino, comfortable lounges, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, exercise classes and live music on most nights. The comfortable guestrooms have a seaview and are contemporary in design with two beds, climate control, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar and safe. The private bathroom has a tub, shower and hairdryer.
***Those participating in any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.