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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Treasures of Sicily

Explore enchanting Sicily on this unique luxury cruise and soak up the historical and cultural influences borne from thousands of years at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilisations. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Luxury Holiday
  • Valletta
  • Trapani
  • Palermo
  • Taormina
  • Gozo

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Discover Sicily, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, on this luxury cruise from Valletta, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital of Malta.

Join Le Bougainville in the majestic city of Valletta and cruise to Porto Empedocle on Sicily, gateway to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, Temple Valley. Admire the imposing San Lorenzo Cathedral and ornate Triton fountain as you stroll the colourful streets of the former Greek city of Trapani, bathed in the cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy an overnight stop in Palermo, a spectacular melting pot with the legacy of Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans evident throughout the city.

Enjoy pretty Taormina’s luxury shopping, Greco-Roman theatre and medieval central square in the brooding shadow of Mount Etna before exploring the rich heritage of Syracuse, once a rival for Athens in the western world. Discover the tiny tranquil island of Gozo, home to honey-coloured limestone buildings and the UNESCO-listed megalithic temples of Ggantija, and moor overnight in Valletta to explore this intriguing fortified city, guarded by impressive 16th-century ramparts.

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Treasures of Sicily Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Valletta (Malta)

Fly from the UK to Valletta and embark Le Bougainville.

Day 2 - Porto Empedocle (Sicily)

Porto Empedocle is the gateway to the archaeological site of Temple Valley. This ancient site can be visited on excursions to see the Temple of Juno, Temple of Zeus and Temple of Hercules.

Day 3 - Trapani

The historic centre of Trapani is perfect for a relaxing stroll, with highlights including San Lorenzo Cathedral, Maria Santissima Annunziata sanctuary and the fountain of Triton. Why not take the opportunity to visit the medieval village of Erice or the Doric temple and 3rd-century theatre at Segesta.

Days 4-5 - Palermo

Palermo has a mixed heritage that includes Arab, Christian, Byzantine, Roman, Norman and Italian influences. Perhaps visit Monreale's Cathedral and Benedictine cloister, explore Palermo and the beachfront town of Mondello or explore the picturesque fishing village of Cefalu. Alternatively there is a private evening visit to the Palazzo Gangi where the Princess Vanni Mantegna will greet you.

Day 6 - Taormina

The seaside town of Taormina overlooks Mount Etna and is home to a Roman-style Greek theatre and 15th-century Palazzo Corvaia. There is the chance to ascend to the main crater of Mount Etna by cable car and 4x4 minibus, or explore the volcano on an ATV tour.

Day 7 - Syracuse

Syracuse’s timeless beauty is a delight to behold; a labyrinth of medieval lanes leads to the sparkling blue sea and ancient Greek ruins rise from fragrant lemon orchards. Perhaps join the walking tour of Ragusa to see the medieval buildings and magnificent gardens, see the Sicilian Baroque architecture in Noto or take a step back in time with visits to the Roman Amphitheatre of Augustus, the Greek Theatre and Ortygia Island.

Day 8 - Gozo (Malta) - Valletta

Admire the Baroque churches, medieval buildings and spectacular coastline of Gozo, an island steeped in myth. Why not discover the island's villages on a tour that includes a wine tasting at an idyllic winery, take a boat trip to the tranquil island of Comino for snorkelling and swimming or join the four wheel drive excursion around the island. In the Maltese capital of Valletta there is the opportunity to visit the unique 19th-century Palazzo Parisio, the prehistoric Tarxien temple, the famous Blue Grotto caves or the Archaeological Museum.

Day 9 - Valletta - UK

Disembark Le Bougainville in Valletta and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 8-night all-inclusive cruise on board Le Bougainville
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Open bar including fine wines, champagnes, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Fine dining in choice of restaurants
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception and Captain’s Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • All port and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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