From (AUD)$15,995
Days22
Airfares included
Immerse yourself in the splendour of the Mediterranean on this inspiring journey from Rome to Malta, marvelling at breathtaking landscapes, wandering quaint towns and indulging in authentic cuisine along the way. Discover the ancient city of Pompeii, soak up the sun in Amalfi Coast and fall in love with Sicily’s vibrant culture.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $445pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Dghajsa (water taxi), Ferry, Funicular & Hydrofoil
No Hidden Extras

Travel along the stunning Amalfi Coast, marvelling at Positano’s magical scenery and wandering through the streets of Amalfi.

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

Discover the renowned sights of Rome, Italy’s charming capital, including the Piazza Venezia, Roman Forum and iconic Colosseum.

On the island of Gozo, visit 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 2025

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta 2025

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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La Dolce Vita

  • Explore Imperial Rome including the Colosseum
  • Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome
  • 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
  • Delight in free time to explore Positano and Amalfi
  • Take a walking tour of Alberobello
  • Stay in a heritage-listed trullo
  • Visit the town of Monopoli
  • Explore Locorotondo
  • 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 time in Cefalù
  • Tour the city of Palermo
  • Visit Monreale and see its impressive Cattedrale di Monreal
  • 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
  • Hotel Excelsior Palace, Taormina Riviera
  • Hotel Politeama, Palermo
  • Hotel Colleverde Park, Agrigento
  • Argento Hotel, Malta

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

Double for Single Use: Please note the single supplement you pay on our tours entitles you to sole use of a room.  A double for single use room is larger than a traditional single room offered in Europe. Often these rooms will be of the same size as a double/twin room, but in some cases they may be smaller.

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch 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 the Colosseum, this may not always be the case due to its popularity and availability. Your final documentation will reflect which session has been secured.
  • On day 3 you are unable to take luggage, backpacks or large bags into the Colosseum. Please ensure you leave your belongings at your hotel.
  • The Colosseum has introduced new regulations, requiring passport upon entry. Please ensure that you have your passport with you.
  • 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. 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 2025

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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 2025

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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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21 Apr 25
12 May 25
$15,995
Guaranteed Departure
12 May 25
02 Jun 25
$16,395
Available
19 May 25
09 Jun 25
$16,395
Available
26 May 25
16 Jun 25
$16,395
Available
02 Jun 25
23 Jun 25
$16,395
Available
09 Jun 25
30 Jun 25
$16,395
Available
16 Jun 25
07 Jul 25
$16,995
Available
18 Aug 25
08 Sep 25
$16,395
Available
25 Aug 25
15 Sep 25
$16,395
Available
01 Sep 25
22 Sep 25
$16,395
Guaranteed Departure
15 Sep 25
06 Oct 25
$16,395
Available
22 Sep 25
13 Oct 25
$16,395
Available
29 Sep 25
20 Oct 25
$15,995
Available

Additional Information

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Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Other departure cities
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Booking Deposit
$750 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $445pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $3,275
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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.

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Taxes
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