Tunisia and Malta
Fly from Palermo. Tunisia . Malta . Palermo
Grand 10-Day Private Tour. Including flights from/to Palermo Sicily
with the Sicily , Tunisia and Malta
DAY 1 - Palermo / Tunis - Daily Tour
- Choose your own dates
vehicle, private chauffeur
Air ticket Palermo /Tunis is included in our rate, ticket is issued
& delivered to you in the USA.
Transfers in Palermo are on your own unless you book other land arrangement
with us in Sicily.
Please reconfirm with the air carriers in Sicily as soon as you land
in Sicily, to confirm that you did not change your travel plans.
Our local rep. will meet you upon arrival at Tunis Carthage International
Airport. You'll be assisted with the formalities, and escorted to your
hotel. There will be time to relax and recuperate from your journey,
and enjoy the excellent facilities. If you wish, you can adventure into
the center of Tunis to start your exploration of the winding alleys
of the souk, filled with treasures of beaten brass and basketry and
carpets, and merchants who will welcome you with traditional mint tea.
DAY 2 - CHARTAGE, SIDI BOU SAID - Private
vehicle, private chauffeur (200 Kilometers)
we'll marvel at the ruins of Carthage, a true metropolis of the
ancient world, as evidenced by its theater, circus, baths, port installations,
and extensive urban plan. We'll lunch at a fine local restaurant, then
speed forward in time to the middle ages, as we visit the picture-perfect
Moorish village of Sidi Bou Said. With its whitewashed walls and narrow
laneways, it's the perfect setting as we stop for traditional mint tea.
Back in Tunis, we'll stop at the Bardo Museum, to view the most extensive
in the world. We'll then head for the Medina,
the old quarter of the city, with its warrens of shops filled with wares
ranging from humdrum to exotic.
DAY 3 - HAMMAMET, SOUSSE, EL DJEM, SFAX
, GABES, DJERBA - Private
vehicle, private chauffeur (BLD)
After breakfast, we'll set off to explore! Hammamet, a cosmopolitan
port where sun-worshippers from all over happily coexist with fishermen
and traditional ways. We'll stop at the port of El Kantaoui, and then
proceed back into time to venerable Sousse, once the Phoenician City
called Hadrumatum. We'll stroll through the medina, the old quarter,
cooled by sea breezes, and visit the museum as well as the Ribat, a
stronghold of the warriors of Islam.
Continuing to Sousse, once the Phoenician city of Hadrumatum,
we walk through the medina (old city), cooled by breezes off the harbor,
and visit the Roman catacombs and. Our next stop is El Jem, which
boasts a Roman coliseum very similar to the famous one in Rome.
Our busy day continues with a drive to the coastal city of Gabes, a
Roman outpost of old and a traditional market center where, for centuries,
goods from across the sea and across the desert have changed hands.
We'll visit the oasis, where palm groves and gardens flourish. We'll
then cross to Djerba, an island where Ulysses once encountered the legendary
DAY 4 - GABES, DJERBA (250 Kilometers)
vehicle, private chauffeur (BLD)
Today we explore the old quarters, including the synagogue of Hara Sghira,
Hara Kebira with its modern Jewish community, and Guellala, with its
craft stalls, and to see the waterfront and fishing fleet, and the lively
town of Houmt Souk. After a lunch stop, we'll cross back to the mainland.
5 - MATMATA, KEBILI, DOUZ/ Tunis - ( 300 Kilometers) - Private
vehicle, private chauffeur (BLD)
Our route takes us through terrain of increasingly sparse grasses and
shrubs, into the desert to Matmata. We'll stop to look in on a community
of miniature underground houses, where the earliest settlers sheltered
from the extremes of the desert above -- as do the Berbers of today.
We'll enjoy a full day of desert adventure, we'll
visit the village of Kebili, largest of a cluster of oases, islands
of life in a harsh landscape, then proceed to Douz, fabled as the Gateway
to the Sahara. There, a special treats waits, the opportunity to sample
a caravan trek! Before we head back fro Tunis or Hamamat.
DAY 6 - The Island of Malta-(B)
After breakfast, our local personnel will escort you
to the international airport, where you'll your flight heading for Valetta
,Malta and your 4 stars ,hotel ( Forum/ Victoria or Corinthia Marina)
DAY 7 - Highlights of Malta- The
Silent City Mdina and Rabat (BL)
A Full- day tour with lunch .We drive towards Ta' Qali to
the Crafts Village to watch local artisans at work producing typical
Maltese ware which includes glass, silver, filigree and pottery. We
then proceed to the Silent City Mdina with its defense bastions dating
back to the 09th Century. We walk through the town, visiting St. Paul's
Cathedral and then to the Bastions for a panoramic view of the Island.
We then walk to Rabat to visit the Roman Villa with its mosaic floors
and St. Paul's Catacombs, an underground burial place used by the early
Christians. A typical Maltese lunch will be served in one of the village's
restaurants. We also stop to see the local handwork for which the village
of Rabat is renowned. Then on to Dingli Cliffs for a panoramic view
of the open sea where we will also stop to see some Cart Ruts. WE stop
by Mosta to visit the famous Dome considered to be the 3rd largest in
Europe before we head back to our hotel.
DAY 8 - VALLETTA
- City of the Knights- (B)
Today is yours maybe with guide book in hand explore the Capital
Valletta and walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens for a panoramic view
of the Grand Harbour. Then on to St. John's co-Cathedral, Malta's greatest
treasure which includes the famous painting by Caravaggio. Proceeds
to the Grand Master's Palace, which houses Parliament, the offices of
the President of Malta and the Armoury. The choice is all yours!
9 - GOZO
Full day excursion to the romantic
island of Gozo.( By Ferry)The legendary abode of Calypso , daughter
of Atlas. Our tour starts with a visit to the Gantija Prehistoric Temples
in Xaghara and then proceed to Dwejra to see the "Azure Window"
, and the Inland Sea. Lunch will be served at a local Goziatn village.
After lunch we tour the Citadel in the capital Victoria before we embark
on the ferry to head back for Malta.
- Departure for Rome or Naples or Palermo (B)
Our local rep will escort you back
to the airport for your flight to Rome, Naples or Palermo, air fare
is included in our rate
per person in US$:
in triple Occupancy : $ 3200.00
in Double Occupancy: $ 3350.00
Single occupancy : $ 4470
Round-trip transportation between airports in Tunisia & Malta.
fare between Palermo / Tunis / Malta and back to Palermo , in economy
class , tax included
Accommodations as mentioned in itinerary, in comfortable three or
four-star (first-class) hotels, with private facilities.
as indicated from preset menu (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
Guided sightseeing as indicated in air-conditioned coach, including
all admission fees. Please note that in Tunisia, touring & guiding
will be in French and English.
In Malta it will be in English.
air transportation from to USA . Optional excursions that is not listed
above, such as camel ride.
meal not specifically mentioned beverages, and personal expenses.
for local personnel.