Malta & Sicily: Islands of Intrigue

Dates: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Thursday, September 28, 2017 (10 days)
Tour Leader: James Higginbotham

Valle dei Templi_Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. Image © Michal Osmenda-CC BY-SA 2.0

Join us for this circumnavigation of Sicily, beginning and ending on the island of Malta—a realm in which the influences of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Christians, Jews, Byzantines, and Muslims intermingle. All left their mark, reflected in the plentiful archaeological ruins, diverse architectural styles, and delightfully fused cultural traditions that have beckoned travelers for centuries. Spend a day exploring Malta’s capital of Valletta, and then embark the 36-cabin Variety Voyager for a seven-night cruise. Visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Taormina’s Greco-Roman theater, Monreale’s glittering Byzantine mosaics, the Greco-Roman ruins at Siracusa, and more. Meet with aristocrats and literati, dine in an historic palazzo, and taste nature’s bounty at a rural agroturismo. A two-night, pre-cruise extension in Malta is available.

Aboard the 36-cabin Variety Voyager

Pricing starting at $7,490 Per Person/Double Occupancy
Pricing starting at $11,990 Single Occupancy


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September 17–20, 2017 - Malta

Tuesday–Wednesday, September 19–20 - Home | Valletta, Malta
Thursday, September 21 - Valletta (Embark)
Friday, September 22 - Licata, Sicily, Italy
Saturday, September 23 - Marsala
Sunday, September 24 - Palermo
Monday, September 25 - At Sea
Tuesday, September 26 - Taormina
Wednesday, September 27 - Siracusa
Thursday, September 28 - Valletta, Malta (Disembark)

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