Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

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Countries Visited:

  • Italy
  • Vatican City
  • Malta

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3 countries
18 cities

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11 UNESCO World 
Heritage-listed sites

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Trullo, Alberobello
Cave hotel (sassi), Matera

From the grand city of Rome to Malta, the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’, experience stunning landscapes, picture-perfect towns and incredible cuisine on a Mediterranean adventure. Along the way, we’ll explore the ancient city of Pompeii, discover the secrets of Sicily and soak up the sun on the Isle of Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

When in Rome...

We explore the Eternal City of Rome, visiting the Piazza Venezia, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Leaving Rome, we stop at the ancient city of Pompeii, destroyed and completely buried when Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The excavation of the partially buried city has given great insight into early Roman life.

Stunning Sicily

On our way to Palermo we stop at the charming seaside village of Cefalu and experience traditional Sicilian life. In Palermo, the capital of Sicily, we tour St John of the Hermits Church, the Norman Cathedral, and the Royal Palace. Our tour of Sicily includes a visit to Segesta with its well-preserved Greek Doric Temple located on top of a hill. We also visit the Valley of the Temples with its magnificent ancient structures dating back to the 5th century BC. These are the most sublime evidence of the Greek civilization in Sicily.

Relax on the Mediterranean in Malta

Our final leg of the journey sees us exploring the fascinating country of Malta, with tours of Valletta and Gozo. We visit quaint shops and cafes, and some of Europe's finest churches and palaces, and also witness some splendid scenery.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Rome

Welcome to vibrant Italy and the beautiful Eternal City of Rome! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening. 

Day 3. Rome

This morning we explore Imperial Rome. Highlights include the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Capitol and the Colosseum (fast-track entry), where gladiatorial contests and games were held along with mock sea battles and executions. The afternoon is at leisure before tonight’s group welcome dinner. [B,D] 

Day 4. Rome

Discover the majestic Vatican City this morning (fast-track entry). We’ll visit the amazing Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica - all containing works of art and sculptures by Michelangelo. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city at your own pace. [B]

Day 5. Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

We travel to the stunning Bay of Naples and the town of Sorrento via the ancient city of Pompeii (fast-track entry). Buried under ash for centuries after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD, it is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman civilisation. [B,D]

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Special Experience:   Tonight we’ll enjoy an authentic Italian pizza-making class.

Day 6. Isle of Capri Excursion

After breakfast, we take the hydrofoil to the island of Capri. Beguiling Capri is known for its rugged landscape, café culture and brilliant bougainvillea. We’ll tour the hilltop town of Anacapri and have some time at leisure before returning to Sorrento in the late afternoon. [B]

Day 7. Sorrento

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Special Experience:   We’ll travel along the famous Amalfi Coast, through the stunning towns of Positano and Amalfi, making several photo stops along the way! 

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Sorrento. [B]

Day 8. Sorrento - Alberobello

On our way to Alberobello, we visit the 13th century UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte in Andria. When we arrive in Alberobello, famous for its unique limestone dwellings, we’ll explore the town on foot. [B]

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Special Experience:   For the next two nights we’ll stay in a heritage-listed ‘Trullo’.
 

Day 9. Alberobello

The Grotte di Castellana began to form some 90 million years ago and is more than 3km long. We’ll take a guided tour of this natural wonder to admire the incredible stalactites and stalagmites, fossils and canyons. We’ll also visit the seaside town of Polignano a Mare, famous for its special Polignano gelato and ‘caffe speciale’. Tonight, we meet a local and learn about everyday life. [B,D] 

Day 10. Alberobello - Lecce - Ostuni - Matera

From Alberobello, we explore the ornate town of Lecce, characterised by its abundance of baroque architecture. On our way to Matera we discover the beautiful ‘White City’ of Ostuni, spread high on a hill just 8km from the coast. [B]

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Special Experience:   For the next two nights we’ll be staying in one of Matera’s impressive cave residences known as ‘sassi’. 

Day 11. Matera

We begin the day with a walking tour of unusual Matera, famous for its unique cave dwellings, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. [B]

Day 12. Matera - Giardini Naxos

This morning we travel to Villa San Giovanni, where we’ll board a ferry across the Strait of Messina to Sicily. Once we arrive in Sicily, we’ll make our way along the coast to the charming resort town of Giardini Naxos overlooking the Ionian Sea. [B]

Day 13. Mt Etna & Taormina Excursion

Today we visit Mt Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. In the afternoon we’ll explore the hillside town of Taormina, where we’ll stroll along the narrow streets, see the 13th century Duomo and enjoy sweeping views over the Gulf of Naxos. [B]

Day 14. Giardini Naxos - Palermo

Travelling to Palermo, we stop in the charming seaside village of Cefalù and visit the Norman Basilica. [B]

Day 15. Palermo

Palermo, the capital of Sicily, has been invaded many times and this is evident in the many architectural styles that can be seen. We’ll visit the Moorish St John of the Hermits Church, the Norman Palace, and the Cathedral, characterised by its fusion of romanesque, baroque and gothic styles. [B]

Day 16. Palermo - Agrigento

Today we travel to Agrigento via Segesta, where we’ll visit its well-preserved 5th century Greek Doric temple. Later we’ll explore Agrigento’s ‘Valley of the Temples’, including a visit to the Temple of Zeus. [B]

Day 17. Agrigento - Malta

We make our way along the coast, stopping to explore in the beautiful Ragusa region. 

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Special Experience:   Try the specialty 'Cioccolato di Modica', characterised by a grainy texture and aromatic flavour.

This evening we cross the Mediterranean to the island of Malta. [B,D]

Day 18. Malta

Today we explore Malta’s capital, Valletta. Highlights include the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St John Co-Cathedral, the Grand Master’s Palace, and the Malta 5D Show. We’ll then board a traditional dghajsa for a cruise around Valletta’s Grand Harbour. [B]

Day 19. Gozo

We discover the tiny island of Gozo. Marvel at the rugged terrain and spectacular coastline. [B,L]

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Special Experience:   We visit an organic vineyard for wine tastings and a light lunch. 

Day 20. Malta

A full day at leisure to enjoy the delightful island of Malta. This evening we’ll explore Mdina. The city is at its most charming at dusk. Our guide will share tales as we wander the narrow streets, lit by old lanterns. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 21. Depart Malta

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 22. In Transit

Day 23. Arrive Australia

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Sicily
  • Ferry from Pozzallo to Malta
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $235pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 15 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in Trulli, Alberobello 
  • 2 nights in a cave hotel, Matera 
  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides 

  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

La Dolce Vita

  • Explore Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Capitol and the Colosseum.
  • Discover the opulent Vatican City and visit the amazing museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica.
  • Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii which lay buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in the year 79AD - it's one of the most significant examples of Roman civilisation.
  • Pizza originated in the Naples region so it's only fitting that you take a pizza-making class in Sorrento.
  • Explore the beautiful Isle of Capri and visit the cheerful village of Anacapri.
  • Enjoy a half day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the views at a stop over Positano, and wander the streets of Amalfi.
  • Stop to visit the UNESCO Heritage-listed fortress of Castel del Monte on the way to Apulia.
  • Take a walking tour of the picturesque town of Alberobello, which is famous for its unique trulli - whitewashed dry stone circular houses with conical roofs.
  • Spend 2 nights in a heritage-listed Trulli.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Grotto di Castellana with its stalactites, stalagmites, fossils and cavities that stretch 3 kilometres in distance and 72 metres below ground.
  • Enjoy some time in the pretty seaside town of Polignano a Mare.
  • Discover the remarkable baroque town of Lecce, located in the heel of 'Italy's boot'.
  • Visit Ostuni, a charming, fortified hill town known as La Città Bianca (The White City).
  • Spend 2 nights in the amazing 'Sassi' cave residences in Matera.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Matera to learn more about this subterranean city.
  • Visit Mt Etna - Europe's largest active volcano, approximately 3,350 metres high.
  • Explore the hillside town of Taormina, walking the narrow streets and seeing the picturesque Duomo that dates back to the 13th century.
  • Spend some time in Cefalù and visit its beautiful Basilica.
  • Tour the city of Palermo, including the red-domed church of St John the Hermit, the Norman Cathedral (Palermo Cathedral), the Royal Palace, once the seat of power for Italy's Kings during the Norman domination.
  • Visit the well-preserved Greek Doric temple in Segesta.
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento, one of Sicily's most historical attractions. The archaeological park is made up of 8 temples - Hera, Concordia, Heracles, Olympian Zeus, Castor and Pollux, Hephaestos, Demeter and Asclepius.
  • Enjoy some time to explore this fascinating town of Ragusa.
  • Taste the specialty of the Ragusa region "Cioccolato di Modica" characterised by a grainy texture and aromatic flavour.

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

  • Tour the city of Valletta including the Upper Barracca Gardens, St John Co-Cathedral and Grand Masters's Palace.
  • Enjoy a cruise of the Grand Harbour on a traditional dghajsa.
  • On the island of Gozo see the prehistoric Temples of Ggantija in Xaghra, the capital - Victoria, and see the Citadel and the lovely Bay of Xlendi.
  • Visit Ta'Mena Estate and taste some local Gozitan wine and produce over a light lunch.
  • Tour the medieval city of Mdina, which reveals its charm especially at night when the narrow streets are empty and lit by old lanterns. An evening tour will familiarise you with the secrets of the city and its nocturnal residents.

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Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Malta

Hagar Qim Temple & Marsaxlokk- 5hrs - from €100pp 
This fantastic excursion begins at one of Malta's jewels - the Blue Grotto. With its dazzling blue sea it will definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, you will have the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the caves and grottoes where you can experience the luminescent corals and glowing water. Your guide will then show you the prehistoric temple complex of Hagar Qim which was discovered in 1839. It dates from about 3,800 BC, and it is one of the oldest known man-made structures in the world. The temple stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifla. Finally you will proceed to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk where you have free time to explore and admire the most picturesque seaside locality in Malta. Fishing nets are often spread on the quay to dry in the sun and, quite often, fishermen can be seen mending these nets. These activities, together with the modest fishermen's houses by the quayside, lend the place charm and serenity.

Please Note: This tour is based on minimum 4 people and is subject to availability and price change. The length of the tour and price are a guide only and are subject to change without notice.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Nord Nuova Hotel, Rome

Due to its central location in the heart of Rome near the Termini Railway Station, the Nord Nuova Hotel is but a short walk from the many interesting sites in Rome – such as the Trevi Fountain, the Opera House, the baths of Diocletian and the new National Museum of Rome. The hotel has preserved its unique 1930s-era style with marble and hardwood flooring and its many art deco and classical art prints.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box

Hotel Central, Sorrento

Hotel Central offers clean, comfortable accommodation, friendly staff, a comfortable position in Sorrento and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The hotel is equipped with a large pool, a place to relax and cool off which is surrounded by the greenery of a small citrus grove.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar

Charming Trulli, Alberobello

Charming Trulli features accomodation in Alberobello set in one of the renovated yet traditional stone dwellings that have made the town in Puglia so famous. The Trulli are all independent houses and are set in locations around the centre of Alberobello, no more than a 5-minute walk from Basilica dei Santi Medici. Breakfast is served at a nearby restaurant, Trattoria Terra Madre.

Facilities: free wifi; heating

Hotel Sassi, Matera

Situated in the heart of Matera, Hotel Sassi is close to Sassi, Cathedral of Matera, and San Giovanni Battista Church. Also nearby are Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum and Tramontano Castle. The hotel includes a library, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wired high-speed Internet access. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (in public areas); fridge/minibar

Diamond Resort Naxos Taormina, Giardini Naxos

Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool, Diamonds Hotel offers classic accommodation. The property has a garden, terrace and spa and wellness centre where guests can relax. There is a bar and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City, Palermo

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is set in Palermo's commercial district, close to the port, city centre, and the exclusive boutiques along Viale Libertà. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; minibar; safe deposit box; free wifi

Colleverde Park Hotel, Agrigento

Colleverde Park Hotel overlooks the Valley of the Temples, and is a 15-minute walk from Agrigento’s famous archaeological site and 2 kilometres from the city centre. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge/minibar; free wifi; safe deposit box

Argento Hotel, St Julian's - Malta

Hotel Argento Malta is a stylish 4 star boutique hotel in St Julian's which opened its doors in 2011. The hotel has a total of 74 modern rooms and enjoys a quiet yet central position in the heart of St Julian’s being just a stone's-throw away from the Portomaso Marina and the entertainment zone of Paceville. St George’s Bay beach is only 500 metres away from the hotel. There is a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the picturesque Spinola Bay and St Julian's promenade.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; tea & coffee making facilities

Weather

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Rome

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Currency

Currency

Euro

The official currency of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain is the Euro (EUR; €).

  • 1 Euro = 100 cents
  • Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5
  • Coins are in denominations of €2, 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents

Reviews for Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 21 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Malta 4
I wanted to go to Malta and this tour finished in Malta which made it even better Francis C - May 2018
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta The Variety 4
This included the types of accommodation, tours, scenery and modes of transport. We had 20 people on our tour and we all got on extremely well. People can make or break a tour. We ended up in a group of six and had a wonderful time. William F - May 2018
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Scenery, locations & accommodation 5
The mix of scenery, history and culture. Staying in a trullo and a cave. Being away from heaps of other tourists once we survived Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Penelope T - September 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Great experience and fantastic organisation. 5
This trip lived up to all my expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for our guide Liz, her knowledge of Italy and Sicily was amazing. Everything was so well organised, I wont hesitate to recommend Bunniks to anyone who is thinking of an overseas holiday. Group size was perfect. Jenny McQuillan - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Tour Director, Alessia was professional, caring, friendly genuine 5
Highlights: Sorrento, Isle of Capri & Annacapri, Amalfi Coast, Alberobello and staying in a Trullo, Matera & staying in a cave dwelling. The entire Italy component of this tour was excellent and largely due to the Tour Director who always highlighted each city as we approached on the coach. She always gave each of us a detailed local map outlining all the essential amenities, with her contact phone numbers, typed on a separate slip of paper attached to the map, she also made it very clear that she was available for us at any time if needed. Connie Cunningham - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta 5
2nd tour with Bunniks. Our first was to Japan 2015 and as it was excellent we decided on Bunniks for this Italy tour. We had some days inROMe before tour arrived, which we felt was a good idea as the tour started straight in. The brochure is excellent in discribing the places we went to . We had the most wonderful guide, Liz , who felt like an old friend and her knowledge of our destinations was excellent. We all missed her very much when we parted with her as we had a different guide in Malta. There were so many memorable moments and so many places that "wetted our appetites" so maybe one day we will return to spend longer in some of the places. I think all on the tour enjoyed it immensely, and soon it becomes your "family". Thank you Bunniks. Helen Morton - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta All sites included were of great interest 5
Everyday had highlights - just when you thought you'd experienced the best the next day exceeded the last! Our tour guide in Italy, Alessia, was a real delight and had good rapport with the group. Tim Gibson - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Loved our guide Alessia, and small group 4
Highlights: Amalfi Coast, Alberobello, Matera, Mt Etna and Taormina, and isle of Capri. Alessia was fantastic. Another day in Malta would have been good. Ian May - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta All we were hoping for in Italy, Sicily and Malta 5
Highlights: Small group, cities of Taormina, Agrigento and Matera, and Mdina in Malta. Baard Solnordal - May 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Fabulous scenery, brilliant group, new adventures, great director, marvellous itinerary 5
Exploring fabulous villages I hadn't even heard of before; trulli, sassi, guides' knowledge, Mt Etna, a real gem in Malta (wouldn't have even considered travelling there separately), Sicily absolutely brilliant - and we seemed to cover almost every corner, day trip to Gozo was fantastic; in fact the whole trip was brilliantly planned and one of the best I have ever done! Gai Scully - April 2017
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta So many great experiences with great people. 5
The whole tour was one of wonderful experiences and amazing places to visit with great accommodation led by excellent tour guides especially Alissia in Italy & Sicily who was so much fun and looked after us so well. The hotels were great and company was excellent. Debbie Balman - September 2016
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Great variety of activities and experiences, especially the food! 5
This was a return visit, last time we concentrated on the north. I feel I have a whole picture now and love the country and what it has to offer even more. Rome has to be a highlight, a city I could return to over and over. The food, especially the gelato, also has to be mentioned. The visit to Malta was also very interesting and enjoyable. Louise Sherer - May 2016
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Loved experiencing the Southern Italian Culture, History, People, and Food 5
Highlights were our tour guide, Alice, and the small group we travelled with. All of Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Matera, Lecce, Giardini Naxos, Palermo, Segesta, Agrigento, and Malta. We enjoyed it all! Peter Moran - June 2016
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Small group of very pleasant companions. 5
Pizza making and dinner on the last night in Malta were highlights. The group dynamic was good. Helen Bridgewood - April 2016
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Malta was magnificent. 5
It was great to visit places I never thought I'd see. Pantheon, Colosseum, Vatican, Pompeii etc. Sicily. Malta. It was all amazing. Lindy Oneill - April 2015
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Very well organised, great guide & bus driver 5
Everything was amazing our first trip there & we were not disappointed. Seeing the Colosseum, Pompeii to staying in the Sassi Hotel - it was hard to pick the best. Our main guide Alessia was excellent, she couldn't do enough for us. Organised extra tours on our free days, wake up calls and making sure we were understood in places. Would love her again. Margaret Preston - June 2015
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta One of the best guides we have had in 6 Bunnik tours! 4
Lorraine in Malta was excellent. Having always lived there and having guided there for 17 years she provided background and context for every place and sight visited. She was also pleasant but assertive with other guides and groups who jumped queues to ensure we were not disadvantaged. David Hart - April 2015
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Dreaming of a perfect holiday.....make it come true!! 4
Myself and 2 girlfriends recently took this tour - it was absolutely fantastic, beyond all expectations. Italy is full of the most beautiful villages, cities, food, art, history and of course people. Our Tour Director was so much fun to travel with and extremely knowledgeable. We fell in love with Italy and its culture and beauty and Malta was outstanding - such a delight as we knew little of this Mediterranean Jewel. All of our tour guides were very knowledgeable, interesting and personable and we felt like 1 big family as it was only a small group Of Aussie's travelling & having the time of our lives together - Thankyou Bunniks for a truly memorable holiday - One I have been dreaming of for many years and will look back at with a BIG smile :) If you do 1 trip in your life - please take this one, you wont be disappointed!! Beth Gosden - May 2014
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta The highlight as a group was pizza making at Sorrento 4
The highlight as a group was pizza making at Sorrento - it was a lot of fun! We were initially given a tour of the family farm and then taken into the restaurant where we observed mozzarella making , we tasted it then used it on our pizzas! Delicious! Elisa Argenzio - April 2013
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Excellent well planned itinerary. 4
Local guides were exceptional in their knowledge and communication. Particularly liked use of headphones where these were made available. Tour organiser in Malta was wonderful - so welcoming, efficient and thoughtful. Susan Spedding - August 2013
Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta Sicily and Malta exceeded expectations 4
Both local sightseeing and free time were well balanced, and the winery visits were excellent. Dal & Julie Steward - September 2013

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Special Experiences!

  • Enjoy an Italian culinary experience - a pizza-making class!
  • Travel along the famous Amalfi Coast making several photo stops along the way!
  • Spend two nights in a heritage-listed ‘Trullo', a unique limestone dwelling.
  • Stay in one of Matera’s impressive cave residences known as ‘sassi’. 
  • Try the speciality “Cioccolato di Modica”, a delicious local chocolate delicacy.
  • Visit an organic vineyard for wine tastings and lunch.

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Bus, hydrofoil, funicular, ferry & dghajsa (water taxi)

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $235pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Tour the sights of Rome • Discover amazing Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica • Visit the ancient city of Pompeii • Soak up the sun in Sorrento • Explore the picturesque towns of Lecce & Alberobello in Apulia • Visit Mt Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano

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Bunnik Tours Reviews for Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 21 reviews.