Malta, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

9 Night package holidays, or 7 night cruises, visiting Malta, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

What you'll see on the cruise...

  • The Citadel & Baroque Cathedral on Gozo
  • Jaw-droppingly fabulous Greek and Romas ruins at Syracuse
  • Neolithic (stone age) relics on Lipari
  • Vulcano Island with its volcanic crater and mud baths
  • Lava eruptions on Stromboli
  • Mount Etna – still smoking after millennia of activity
  • The hidden treasures of old Catania
  • The medieval streets of Taormina

What you get on land...

  • 2 nights B&B 4 star hotel stay – Malta
  • Mdina – the Silent City
  • Valletta with a wonderful choice of restaurants and nightlife

 

This corner of the Mediterranean is volcano-central – most of the islands owe their existence to tectonic activity which continue to this day. It’s a place where raw nature takes centre-stage, but it’s also an area of wonderful history and culture. Many experts argue that the Greek and Roman ruins at Syracuse are the equal of any in the Eastern Med and we’re not about to disagree. This is a new itinerary for us – we’re very excited.

For even more culture, we recommend you extend your stay for a couple of nights in Malta – home to some of the most ancient relics in the world.

Ports of call: Valletta - Gozo - Syracuse - Lipari - Panarea - Stromboli - Catania - Taormina - Vulcano Island

The Weather

Reliable sunshine between early May and late October. Temperatures from the low 20s early and late season, to mid 30s mid-summer. Winds moderate (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Valletta

Fly to Malta and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. The waters plunge deep and blue around the island – brilliant for swimming. Don’t miss Mdina, right in the middle of the island. Once the capital, it has since been more or less abandoned – hence it’s other name, ‘The Silent City’.

Valletta

Day at leisure to explore this fascinating island. Malta is also a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the presence of Neolithic temples dating back to 3,600 BCE, predating the pyramids and generally considered the oldest structures in the world. Valletta, built by the Knights of St. John, is Europe’s smallest capital city with some lovely culture and jaw-droppingly good Caravaggio in the Cathedral.

Colorful typical boats - Mediterranean traditional fisherman vil

Embarkation in Valletta

Boarding at 15:00 for welcome cocktails and cruise briefing. Dinner on board but chance to explore this wonderful old port.

Valletta – Gozo Island

After a swim stop at one of Gozo’s beautiful beaches we dock after lunch. There is an optional excursion to the Citadel, the Baroque Cathedral and other sites, followed by a wine tasting. Overnight at sea.

Harmony G

Syracuse, Sicily

Many people are unaware that Syracuse rivalled Athens in importance in the Hellenic world – the Greek theatre seats 15,000. The Roman ruins are equally impressive and, altogether, it’s a Culture Vulture’s delight. We promise you’ll be amazed. Overnight at sea.

Lipari

Due to the volcanic rock, Homer claimed that this, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, looked like a ‘wall of bronze’. Civilisation here dates back to 1700 BCE although the most impressive buildings are of 16th century Spanish creation. Loads of time to explore as we overnight in harbour.

Vulcano Island – Panarea – Stromboli

A day of nature at it’s most powerful, starting the day on Vulcano Island with its mud baths, and ending cruising past the active volcano of Stromboli. In between there’s a chance to stroll and relax over a drink on quaint Panarea.

Catania

The chance to get really up close and personal volcano style with an optional visit to Mount Etna, highest point on Sicily and still active. Later we explore the old Italian city of Catania. Don’t miss the chance to sample a glass of Grappa as a nightcap.

Catania – Taormina

Taormina is a delight of medieval sttreets and piazzas around the famous Corso Umberto where the locals strol and pose. Today’s optional tour also includes the wonderful Greek Amphitheatre. Afternoon at leisure before farewell dinner on board en route back to Malta.

Valletta

Breakfast then disembarkation between 9:00 – 10:00

Colorful typical boats - Mediterranean traditional fisherman vil

In the interests of the comfort and safety of guests, cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather conditions at the captains discretion. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Departure Dates

Please choose year and month from the above calendar to view our departures

Saturday Departure May to July 2021

Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony G

The Harmony “G” is a modern mega yacht with a sleek high-tech profile, boasting spacious and comfortable accommodation . At 53 meters long / 7.2 meters wide, she is large enough to offer superior comfort for up to 42 guests in 21 guest cabins.  whilst permitting access to small harbours and islands beyond the reach of large cruise ships. There is a spacious lounge and bar plus a dining room and a spacious sun deck. The vessel was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and again in 2013/14. She complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Harmony G

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: upper & main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Harmony G Cabin category C

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin category C

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin Category A

Category A:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Lounge Area

Lounge Area

Life on board centers around the Indoor/Outdoor lounge and its American Bar (inside/outdoor). The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to.
Harmony G Sun Deck

Sundeck

The spacious sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun and just completely unwind, or you can just sit under the shaded area and let your senses drift while looking at the view.
HArmony G Dining Room

Dining Room

The classy dining room is located on the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call while it accommodates all guests at one single seating.
Harmony G Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited, and meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.

Prices

Malta, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

2021 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Saturday Departure May to July 2021
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
19/05/2021£1,773£2,227£2,591£3,091
12/06/2021£1,773£2,227£2,591£3,091
19/06/2021£1,773£2,227£2,591£3,091
26/06/2021£1,773£2,227£2,591£3,091
10/07/2021£1,773£2,227£2,591£3,091

Malta, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements 2021

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£355 £355 £355 £355
Single Use£2,659£3,341£3,886£4,636
3rd person £1,241N/AN/AN/A

Book your flights with us to ensure full financial protection for your holiday.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme Your holiday with us is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed and your holiday is ATOL protected. We are also members of ABTA giving additional protection. We have been trading since 1995 so with over 25 years under our belts, you can book with total confidence.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day).
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester morning departures. Afternoon and evening return flights from Athens.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to and from marina Zea in Pireaus port approximately 30 minutes by car or minibus.

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