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Malta, Sicily & The Aeolian Islands

From $4,757 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Valletta, Gozo, Syracuse, Lipari, Vulcano Island, Panarea, Stromboli, Catania, Taormina

    Group Size:
    1 to 42
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Midsized Vessels: Variety Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

History rich Malta and Sicily welcome you for your next small ship cruise adventure

  • Accommodation in a cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, Captain’s dinner, local theme night, and a fun BBQ (weather permitting)
  • Explore the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi)
  • Admire the stunning waters of Sicily’s northeastern coast
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Embarkation at 3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Overnight in port.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Morning sailing to Gozo Island. Morning swim stop at one of Gozo’s beautiful beaches. Arrival in Gozo harbor after lunch. Optional excursion with visits of the Citadel and its baroque Cathedral, our Lady of Ta Pinu Basilica, the St George Basilica and the Cathedral Museum. Late in the afternoon, after a short wine tasting, we will return to the ship. Late night departure for Syracuse, Sicily. Overnight at sea.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning arrival in the port of Syracuse. Syracuse, one of the most and prestigious cities of the Hellenic World, was a rival of Athens. Our morning optional excursion will bring us to the spectacular 15,000-seat Greek theatre, the elliptical Roman amphitheatre, the Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Aretusa, and the Cathedral, which incorporates the remains of the famed Temple of Athena. After lunch you can take our afternoon optional excursion taking you inland, into Sicily’s southeast region, known for its baroque towns. You will visit exquisitely-preserved Noto, a jewel of a town situated on plateau. Late in the evening we leave Syracuse for the Aeolian Islands. Overnight at sea.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning arrival in Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, sitting on the red volcanic rock looking like a “wall of bronze”, according to the Greek poet Homer. Archaeological remains found here have yielded clues to civilizations which date back to 1700 BC, including the Neolithic stones that sit alongside ancient tombstones, and ruins of Greek walls and Roman villas. The Spaniards found their way here in the 16th century, building the Castello (castle) and the 17th century cathedral that is perched above the harbor; all these sites will be available for seeing them on your morning optional sightseeing excursion. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lipari.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Lipari in the morning to reach Vulcano Island, famous for its majestic volcano crater and the mud baths. In the afternoon we sail to Panarea, a quaint old style Aeolian Island. Late in the afternoon, we reach Panarea. After time at leisure in port, we gather for our traditional farewell dinner at anchor. In the evening we start our return trip to Catania and sail slowly past the island of Stromboli, famous for its live volcano. The sight of live lava eruptions is not to be missed. Overnight at sea.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning optional excursion to the Etna Volcano, the highest point in Sicily and a live volcano. A resident volcanologist will provide you with full details on its activity and volcano activity in South Italy. In the afternoon you can take our optional walking tour of Catania and discover the hidden treasures of this old Italian city. Overnight in port.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our day starts with an optional tour at nearby Taormina, a city with endlessly winding medieval streets and secluded gardens hidden by stone walls. Our optional full day excursion to this city boasting such beauty and history, features a stroll along the Corso Umberto, lined with piazza, Duomos and palazzo such as the Palazzo Santo Stefano. Later you will take a guided tour of the ancient Greek Theatre with wonderful uninterrupted views of the seal. Our lunch break is followed by time at leisure explore the city and its shops. After our farewell dinner, we start our return sailing to Malta. Overnight at sea.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

7 nights Variety cruise

Professional English speaking cruise escort

Tours as per itinerary

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Cruise by M/Y Harmony G

Optional Gozo tour on day 2

Optional excursion of Syracuse on day 3

Optional Lipari sightseeing excursion on day 4

Optional Vulcano Island walking tour on day 5

Optional excursion to Etna Volcano on day 6

Optional Taormina tour on day 7

Regular filter coffee, tea and drinking water

Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)

Port taxes

Beverages (except those mentioned above)

Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements

Crew tips

Passenger personal expenses

Wi-Fi (available at an additional charge)

Any items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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2023
Departing Ending
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From $4,757 per person
class deck status    
Category C Lower On Request
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Category B Main On Request
$5,768pp
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Category A Main On Request
$6,358pp
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Category P Upper On Request
$7,032pp
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Renovated: 2013
  • Length: 54 m
  • Breadth: 7.10 m
  • Speed: 19 km/h
  • Passengers: 44
  • Cabins: 21
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Spacious sundeck with lounge beds and shaded area
  • Outdoor and indoor lounge areas with comfortable chairs
  • Two (2) bars. Indoor and outdoor.
  • Main deck dining room. All guests at one single seating
  • Upper deck dining area
  • Satellite TV
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Category C
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 10-11
  • Window: Porthole
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category B
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 10.50-11
  • Window: Yes
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category A
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 10.50-11
  • Window: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Category P
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15-18
  • Window: Yes
  • Cabins are individually controlled A/C
  • En-suite with shower
  • Piped music
  • Flat-screen TV (Satellite channels)
  • CD/DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mini-fridge
  • Hairdryer

Important things to note

Swim stops and port stops are weather permitting.

Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 6-7 Beauford winds.

The company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

All itineraries and cruise vessels are subject to change without notice.

Sailing is at the Captains discretion.

Port Taxes are subject to change at any time.

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Malta, Sicily & The Aeolian Islands

From $4,757 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Valletta, Gozo, Syracuse, Lipari, Vulcano Island, Panarea, Stromboli, Catania, Taormina

    Group Size:
    1 to 42
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Midsized Vessels: Variety Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

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