Sicily and Malta Cruise – Nov 2019
3 departures from Catania: 7, 14 and 21 November 2019
Board La Belle de L'Adriatique in Catania, Sicily for an in-depth 7 night cruise along the coasts of Malta & Sicily, exploring their landscapes and historical sites. BONUS 2 FREE excursions included sightseeing tour of Noto, Sicily and day-trip to the Island of Gozo.
Belle de l’Adriatique is an intimate yet beautifully appointed ship which can accommodate 200 people. Spacious and comfortable, this 4-star ship is unmatchable in its category. Purpose built for coastal cruises, Belle de l’Adriatique can dock in most ports. All the on board facilities have been designed to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
07/11 Catania, Sicily
08/11 Catania, Sicily
09/11 Pozzallo, Sicily
10/11 Valletta, Malta
11/11 Valletta, Malta
12/11 Valletta, Malta
13/11 Syracuse, Sicily
14/11 Catania, Sicily
Optional excursions including Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina in Sicily, and artisans village with ceramic workshops in Malta.
Cruise only cost: A$2,399 per person twin share
CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 7 night cruise aboard MS La Belle de L'Adriatique roundtrip from Catania (Sicily, Italy)
- INCLUDED all meals prepared by a team of French Chefs
- INCLUDED Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
- INCLUDED welcome on board cocktail reception
- INCLUDED onboard entertainment
- INCLUDED Port charges
- INCLUDED WiFi
- INCLUDED tipping
To enquire or book, call 02 9997 1277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 CATANIA
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board this evening. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.
Day 2 CATANIA (SICILY)
In the morning, join us for an optional tour of Catania. Located on the banks of the Ionian Sea and dominated by Mount Etna, you'll discover vast squares, wide streets, and lava rock buildings in this splendid city. Its historical and artistic heritage is just waiting to be discovered.
OR join us on an optional excursion to Mount Etna(2). We'll set out to visit the largest active volcano in Europe. When we reach 7.000 ft., we'll take a walk together to visit the "Silvestri” craters and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere. From there, we'll enjoy a wonderful view over the gulf of Catania.
We'll spend this afternoon cruising.
Day 3 POZZALLO (SICILY)
Come with us on an optional excursion to Ragusa and Modica this morning. Travel back in time when visiting these lovely UNESCO World Heritage sites.
This afternoon, we'll cruise towards Malta.
Day 4 VALLETTA (Malta)
Join us for an included excursion to Gozo (lunch included). We'll set out on a full-day trip to a calm, heavenly oasis. We'll take the ferry from Cirkewwa to Gozo, admiring the gorgeous landscapes and scenery along the way, including the impressive, fortified citadel in the capital city of Rabat. You'll discover remains of the Azure Window, a 92-foot (28 m) limestone natural arch that collapsed completely in March 2017. In the afternoon, we'll visit the megalithic temple complex of Ggantija, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 5 VALLETTA (Malta)
This morning, join us for an optional tour of Valletta. The splendid Maltese capital deserves a special visit. We'll make a special stop at Saint John's Co-Cathedral.
Enjoy time at leisure in Valletta this afternoon(3).
Tonight's festivities will have a Maltese flair!
Day 6 VALLETTA (Malta)
This morning, join us for an optional tour of Mdina and Rabat. Mdina is a veritable open-air museum. The ancient Maltese capital holds many treasures, among them several of the most beautiful homes in the country. We'll then head to Rabat, with archaeological relics testifying to the town's importance during the Roman period.
In the afternoon, we'll set out on an optional excursion to discover some of Malta's treasures. We'll visit the Hagar Qim temple complex dating back to the beginning of the Bronze Age. We'll then head to Marsaxlokk, a small, traditional fishing village with a lovely harbor and picturesque seafront.
We'll cruise through the night towards Sicily.
Day 7 SYRACUSE (Sicily)
In the morning, join us for an optional tour of Syracuse and Ortigia. We'll discover the unique site of the Necropolis of Pantalica, and visit Ortygia, the small island which is the historical center of the city.
This afternoon, come with us on an included excursion to Noto. Noto and its church were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Enjoy a stroll through the historical center and admire the buildings.
Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Day 8 CATANIA
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
Getting to Catania
Please enquire about best available airfares to Catania; pre or post cruise rail plus locally-guided tours or self-drive journeys within Sicily or from Rome through Southern Italy.