From (AUD)$10,975
Days24
Airfares included
From the grand city of Rome to Malta, the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’, experience stunning landscapes, picture-perfect towns and exquisite cuisine. Along the way, we’ll explore the ancient city of Pompeii, discover authentic Sicilian dishes and soak up the sun on the Isle of Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Dghajsa (water taxi), Ferry, Funicular & Hydrofoil
No Hidden Extras

Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii, buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Tour the sights of Rome including the Roman Forum and Colosseum, and discover amazing Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

Tour the sights of Rome
Soak up the sun in Sorrento

Special Experiences

Enjoy an Italian culinary experience, with a hands-on lesson teaching us how to make pizza the authentic way.
We’ll travel along the famous Amalfi Coast and through the stunning town of Amalfi, making several photo stops along the way!
Stay in one of Matera’s impressive cave residences known as ‘sassi’ for two nights.
In the town of Modica we’ll stop and try the speciality of the region ‘Cioccolato di Modica’, characterised by a grainy texture and aromatic flavour.
Visit the oldest cafe in Valletta and enjoy tea or coffee with freshly prepared pastries known as pastizzi.
Visit Ta'Mena Estate, where we’ll be able to taste some local Gozitan wine and produce over a light lunch and tasting.

Itinerary Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Itinerary

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Inclusions Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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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 Peter's 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 full day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Enjoy free time to explore the idyllic towns of Positano and Amalfi.
  • Stroll the streets of Sorrento on a relaxing day at leisure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy dinner with a local and learn about everyday life in Alberobello.
  • 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.
  • Travel to Sicily by ferry.
  • 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 its theater and the picturesque Duomo that dates back to the 13th century.
  • Spend some time in Cefalù and see 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.
  • Travel from Sicily to Malta by ferry.

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

  • Tour the city of Valletta including the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St John Co-Cathedral and Casa Rocca Piccola.
  • Enjoy a cruise of the Grand Harbour on a traditional dghajsa.
  • Be immersed in the history of Malta with a 5D show, making you feel as though you have physically gone back in time!
  • Relax with a tea or coffee accompanied by local pastries, known as pastizzis, in Cafe Cordina, Valletta's oldest café.
  • 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.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Sicily
  • Ferry from Pozzallo to Malta
  • Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 18 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in a cave hotel, Matera 

Meals

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20 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Europe click here.

Accommodation Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Accommodation

Hotel Genova

Italy flag Rome

Boasting a peaceful, modern atmosphere, the Hotel Genova is an ideal base from which to discover Rome. The property is situated on the prestigious Via Cavour in the city's Esquilino district - an area with veritable crossroads of Rome's famous streets and piazzas.

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

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La Residenza

Italy flag Sorrento

Nestled amongst ancient trees and the sea, La Residenza is situated just a few kilometres from Sorrento's town centre. The property shares facilities with the neighbouring Parco dei Principi hotel, including the stunning swimming pool designed by Gio Ponti, the private beach and the beautiful park itself.

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

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Grand Hotel Olimpo

Italy flag Alberobello

Surrounded by the Trulli the Apulia region is famous for, and just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, this property offers guests a quiet and comfortable retreat boasting private balconies and modern decor.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; laundry service

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Hotel Sassi

Italy flag 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

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Art Hotel Diamond Resort

Italy flag 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

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Mercure Palermo Centro

Italy flag Palermo

Centrally located in the heart of Palermo and just a short walk from some of this rich city's most famous monuments, this property features modern and comfortable rooms and is the perfect base for exploring all that Palermo has to offer.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; laundry service

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Colleverde Park Hotel

Italy flag 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

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Argento Hotel

Malta flag St Julians

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

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Information Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  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 without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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

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Dates & Prices Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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twin share
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28 Sep 20
21 Oct 20
$10,975
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $345
Single Supplement
From $2,650
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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