From (AUD)$14,495
Days22
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, from $440pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Dghajsa (water taxi), Ferry, Funicular & Hydrofoil
No Hidden Extras

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

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

Travel along the stunning Amalfi Coast, enjoying the views over Positano and wandering through the streets of Amalfi.

On the island of Gozo see the prehistoric Temples of Ggantija in Xaghra, the capital - Victoria, the Citadel and the lovely Bay of Xlendi.

Special Experiences

Enjoy an Italian culinary experience, with a hands-on lesson teaching us how to make pizza the authentic way.
Spend two nights staying in a traditional, heritage-listed trullo, a conical shaped house unique to the region of Puglia.
Take a tour of a local olive farm. Located on the plains of the Marina di Ostuni, the impressive olive trees are thought to be up to a thousand years old.
Stay in one of Matera’s impressive sassi cave residences for two nights.
Watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee and freshly prepared pastries known as pastizzis at a well-established café, in the heart of Valletta.
Visit a traditional Maltese restaurant, where we’ll enjoy a tasting of local Gozitan wine over a light lunch.

Itinerary Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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La Dolce Vita

  • Explore Imperial Rome
  • Discover the opulent Vatican City
  • Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii
  • Take a pizza making class in Sorrento
  • Explore the beautiful Isle of Capri
  • Enjoy an excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast
  • Admire the town of Ravello
  • Visit the fortress of Castel del Monte
  • Take a walking tour of Alberobello
  • Stay in a heritage-listed Trullo
  • Explore Locorotondo
  • Visit the town of Monopoli
  • Enjoy dinner and a pasta demonstration with a Nonna
  • Tour an Olive Oil Farm in Ostuni
  • Visit the fortified hilltop town of Ostuni
  • Spend two nights in the 'sassi' cave residences
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Matera
  • Travel to Sicily by ferry
  • Visit Mt Etna
  • Explore the hillside town of Taormina
  • Spend some time in Cefalù
  • Tour the city of Palermo
  • Visit Monreale and its impressive Cattedrale di Monreale
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples
  • Tour the fascinating town of Ragusa
  • Travel from Sicily to Malta by ferry

 

The jewel of the Mediterranean

  • Tour the city of Valletta
  • Enjoy a cruise of the Grand Harbour
  • Be immersed in the history of Malta with a 5D show
  • Enjoy pastizzis in a local cafe in Valletta
  • See the prehistoric Temples of Ggantija in Xaghra
  • Visit a traditional Maltese restaurant for a wine tasting and light lunch
  • Visit Gozo’s capital of Victoria and the Bay of Xlendi
  • Tour the medieval city of Mdina

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 in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Ferry from Calabria to Sicily
  • Ferry from Pozzallo to Malta

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in a local trullo, Alberobello
    • The town of Alberobello in Italy’s Puglia region is famous for its unique houses known as trulli. These UNESCO World Heritage-listed traditional stone buildings feature conical, vaulted rooves and were originally constructed both as dwellings and storehouses. Some have now been transformed into hotel accommodation which makes for a truly special experience when we visit the town.
  • 2 nights in a cave hotel, Matera
    • On top of a rocky outcrop in Italy’s Basilicata region lies Matera. Situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, we’ll stay in a famous sassi cave hotel which has been carved into the mountainside. Enjoy panoramic views from the terrace or stroll to some of the town’s most famous attractions, like the Cathedral of Matera, San Giovanni Battista Church and Tramontano Castle.

Properties include:

  • Hotel Genova, Rome
  • Grand Hotel Flora, Sorrento
  • Charming Trulli, Alberobello
  • Hotel Sassi, Matera
  • Hellenia Yatching Hotel, Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel Politeama, Palermo
  • Hotel Colleverde Park, Agrigento
  • Argento Hotel, Malta

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlights:
    • Sorrento, learn how to make authentic pizza in a cooking class
    • Alberobello, enjoy dinner and a pasta demonstration with a Nonna

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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Please note:

  • Whilst our first choice are morning bookings for both the Colosseum and Vatican, this may not always be the case due to their popularity and availability. Your final documentation will reflect which session has been secured.
  • 12 August 2024 does not include any visits to the Vatican and museums, due to closure for a religious holiday. If you wish to visit the Vatican and museums arriving a few days earlier is advised and booking tickets independently.
  • You are unable to take luggage, backpacks or large bags into the Colosseum or Vatican City. Please ensure you leave your belongings at the hotel.
  • The Colosseum and Vatican have introduced new regulations, requiring passport upon entry. Please ensure that you have your passport with you.
  • Today we will be in a smaller coach as there are local government restrictions on coach sizes along the Amalfi coast and the roads we use are quite narrow and windy. 
  • The coach will be stationed at Refugio Sapienza – the starting point for the ascent to the top of Mt Etna. You can take the optional cable car (at an additional cost) up to the crater at an altitude of 2,900m. Alternatively, you can walk with your Tour Leader through the volcanic landscape and admire the volcano from lower heights. Due to volcanic activity and unpredictable weather conditions, it often becomes necessary to cancel the excursions on offer; therefore we suggest booking these on arrival in Mt Etna.
  • The weather on Mount Etna is very changeable and even in summer it can get very cold. Visitors that want to climb to the higher craters should take into consideration bringing warm clothes even if at the bottom of the mountain temperatures may be well over 30°C.

 

Optional Excursions:

  • All optional excursions are based on minimum participants and are subject to availability. The length of optional excursions advised is an approximate only. Optional excursions can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional excursions may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Information Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

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Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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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
Per person
twin share
Status    
22 Apr 24
13 May 24
$13,995
Fully Booked
06 May 24
27 May 24
$14,495
Fully Booked
13 May 24
03 Jun 24
$14,495
Fully Booked
20 May 24
10 Jun 24
$14,495
Limited Seats
27 May 24
17 Jun 24
$14,495
Available
03 Jun 24
24 Jun 24
$14,795
Available
10 Jun 24
01 Jul 24
$14,795
Fully Booked
12 Aug 24
02 Sep 24
$14,495
Guaranteed Departure
26 Aug 24
16 Sep 24
$14,795
Guaranteed Departure
02 Sep 24
23 Sep 24
$14,795
Fully Booked
09 Sep 24
30 Sep 24
$14,795
Limited Seats
16 Sep 24
07 Oct 24
$14,795
Fully Booked
23 Sep 24
14 Oct 24
$14,795
Available
30 Sep 24
21 Oct 24
$14,795
Available

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$750 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $440pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,550
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.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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