Thursday 18 April

Meet at the airport at 03:45am for Air Malta flight to Catania departing at 05:50am. Our journey will take us to the capital city of Sicily, Palermo past a scenic motorway from Catania to Palermo. On arrival we will have a guided tour of the city centre where we will see sites such as the Cathedral, Chiesa del Gesu’, Palazzo dei Normanni, the Praetorian Fountain and the busy street markets. In the afternoon, we will then continue our journey to our 4* hotel in Selinunte – Grand Hotel Selinunte. Buffet dinner.

Friday 19 April

Full day excursion to Erice and Trapani. The first stop will be made in Erice, a mesmerising walled medieval town whose mountain charm is enhanced by the unpredictable weather that can go from a sunny afternoon to a foggy evening in the space of a few minutes. The town has sweeping views of the sea and the valley below, and is home to Sicily’s most famous pastry shop, Maria Grammatico, a must visit. There will be time for souvenir shopping. We will then proceed to Trapani, the city of salt and windmills with an elegant and interesting historic city centre. We will have the opportunity to spend some time watching one of the most famous Good Friday procession in the whole of Sicily. This starts on Friday afternoon and continues for 24hrs. Dinner (buffet) at the hotel.

Saturday 20 April

Full day excursion to Marsala. This town is rich in history and charm and along with a bourgeois city center, it has beautiful beaches. Famous throughout the world for its excellent wine that bears its name, Marsala went down in history for being the city where Garibaldi landed in Sicily for the liberation of southern Italy from the Bourbon domination. We shall visit the much acclaimed Donnafugata winery. This winery is home to a dynamic production facility aimed at excellence. Here we will have the opportunity to savour 4 representative wines from the Donnafugata Collection (extra). Lunch (extra) followed by a visit to the famous Salt Pans of Mozia where we shall embark on a boat trip (extra) on the Laguna sailing close to the four islands. Dinner (buffet) back at the hotel.

Sunday 21 April

Departure from hotel after breakfast to the Archaeological Park of Selinunte (entrance extra), the largest archaeological area in Europe. Transfer by coach to the attractive seaside town of Castellammare del Golfo. The historic little fishing port has a very picturesque location, below steep mountain slopes, with a handsome curved harbour at the foot of a small headland topped with a castle. We will have a photo stop at the famous Scopello’s Faraglioni located in the natural reserve of Lo Zingaro. We will then visit the small fortified village of Scopello. We leave to Palermo airport for our flight back to Malta leaving at 11:40 pm.

PRICE – per person

Triple€484
Twin€494
Single€554
Child (2-11yrs)€349
Infants (under 2yrs)€75

This tour is subject to our general conditions. Please read them carefully before booking.

Package price includes

  • Air Malta flights – Malta/Catania/Palermo/Malta
  • Air taxes, fuel surcharge and service charge
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel in Selinunte on buffet half board basis, including house wine and water
  • All excursions indicated in the program
  • Tour Leader services
  • Insolvency Fund

Extras

  • Insurance
  • City tax – €2.50 per person per night (to be paid directly at the hotel)
  • Donnafugata winery – €18 per person
  • Boat Ride, Mozia Saltpans – €10 Adults, €8 Children
  • Selinunte Archaeological Park – €6 per person

This tour is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.