From (AUD)$11,495
Days23
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 $240pp 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 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 a traditional Maltese restaurant, 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

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
  • Stay in a heritage-listed Trulli
  • Stop to visit the fortress of Castel del Monte
  • Take a walking tour of the town of Alberobello
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Grotto di Castellana
  • Visit the town of Monopoli
  • Enjoy dinner with a local in Alberobello
  • Tour an Olive Oil Farm in Ostuni
  • Visit the fortified hilltop town of Ostuni
  • Spend 2 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 Monreal
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento
  • Enjoy some time in the town of Ragusa
  • Taste the specialty of the Ragusa region ‘Cioccolato di Modica’
  • 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 Valletta’s oldest cafe
  • 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
  • Tipping Made Easy, $240pp (2022) / $320pp (2023) pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 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.
  • 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.

Properties include:

  • Hotel Genova, Rome
  • Grand Hotel Flora, Sorrento
  • Trulli Holiday, Alberobello
  • Hotel Sassi, Matera
  • Art Hotel Diamond Resort, Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel Politeama, Palermo
  • Hotel Colleverde Park, Agrigento
  • Argento Hotel, Malta

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

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlights:
    • Sorrento, learn how to make authentic pizza in a cooking class
    • Alberobello, learn more about the culture over dinner with a local

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:

  • On days 3 and 4, you are unable to take luggage, backpacks or large bags into the Colosseum or Vatican City. Please ensure you either leave your belongings at your hotel or on the coach.
  • On day 7, 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.
  • On the excursion to Mount Etna on day 13, the coach will be stationed at Refugio Sapienza - the starting point for the ascent to the top of Mt Etna. From here you can visit a number of craters in the area, taking the optional cable car and jeep ride to the very top. 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 tours are based on a minimum of 4 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours 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 tours 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.

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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, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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 South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 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 a minimum of 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 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


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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    
05 Sep 22
27 Sep 22
$11,795
Fully Booked
12 Sep 22
04 Oct 22
$11,695
Fully Booked
26 Sep 22
18 Oct 22
$11,495
Available
24 Apr 23
16 May 23
$11,895
Available
01 May 23
23 May 23
$11,895
Guaranteed Departure
15 May 23
06 Jun 23
$11,995
Guaranteed Departure
05 Jun 23
27 Jun 23
$11,995
Guaranteed Departure
26 Jun 23
18 Jul 23
$12,295
Available
14 Aug 23
05 Sep 23
$12,295
Guaranteed Departure
04 Sep 23
26 Sep 23
$12,295
Available
25 Sep 23
17 Oct 23
$12,295
Guaranteed Departure

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$750 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $240pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,075
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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