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Malta and Sicily

June 28 - July 5, 2017
Location: Malta and Sicily
Leader: Adam Jones
Fee: $5,800 Based on double occupancy
Maximum number of participants: 10

Set within the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the islands of Malta and Sicily are lush and historic. In Sicily, experience Greek ruins in rich valleys blanketed in scented oleander and juniper blossoms. In Malta, succumb to the allure of awe-inspiring megaliths, medieval towers and Baroque churches. These mythical islands feel like open-air museums. Allow your worries to slip away as you gaze out over shimmering azure waters and traverse jagged coastlines dotted with unspoiled beaches and hidden coves. Drive along rugged seascapes and stop to stroll through fresh fish markets along the way. Join PQA with Adam Jones as we immerse ourselves in the splendor and history of these two islands!

View some of the best preserved Roman mosaics the Villa del Casale. Enjoy a ride in a traditional Maltese boat to the famous Blue Grotto, where you'll see these beautiful sea caverns off the southern coast.

Unravel history in Valetta, Malta's capital city founded in 1566. One of Europe’s smallest capital cities, Valletta is packed with sites of historical significance, with buildings dating back to the 16th century. So much so that it’s been an officially listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980.

The Maltese festas, are religious celebrations organized by the local parish and are an iconic part of summer with beautiful fireworks, bands, processions and happy celebrations. The facade of the main church in the village is covered in hundreds of light bulbs which makes it look breath-taking.

  • Quest Workshop Fee
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy
  • Airport transfers in Malta and Sicily
  • Domestic flight from Sicily to Malta
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to attractions noted in itinerary
Not Included:
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes and travel visas (if required)
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuity for drivers and guides
  • Any costs associated with flight delays or cancellations
  • Any new taxes imposed by the Tanzania government prior to your arrival

*We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.


June 27: Depart for Catania, Italy (CTA)

June 28: Arrive in Siracusa, Sicily

Arrive in the early afternoon and transfer to hotel in Siracusa. In the evening, enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

June 29: Sicily (Siracusa)

After breakfast, we explore and photograph the UNESCO World Heritage site with its impressive ancient Greek Theater before heading to the nearby island of Ortigia. This tiny town is packed with 2,500 years of history and arguably houses one of the most beautiful piazzas in all of Italy. Awash in white limestone, the Cathedral was built on the site of an ancient Temple of Athena, and has been described as “all of Sicily in a single building.”(B,D)

June 30: Sicily (Ragusa)

Photograph sunrise, followed by breakfast at the hotel. Later, visit Ragusa Ibla historical center, renowned for incredible baroque architecture. Break for group lunch, followed by visit to Modica historical center. Enjoy a chocolate tasting in Modica where we will sample traditional and natural chocolates from the area. Return to Siracusa for dinner followed by a sunset shoot. (B,L).

July 1: Sicily - Catania-Aci Trezza - Malta

Photograph the sunrise, followed by breakfast at the hotel. After hotel checkout, visit Catania historical center to enjoy the Piazza Duomo, Castello Ursino, and Piazza Stesicoro. Free time for lunch to explore the famous Catania food market in the Piazza Carlo Alberto and photograph the famous fisherman's town called Acitrezza. In the evening depart for the airport by 7:00pm. Arrive in Malta by 22:00 and be transferred to your host hotel Le Meridien (5 Star) in St. Julians or similar. Dinner on own at hotel or at a nearby restaurant (B)

July 2: Malta (Valletta)

Photograph the sunrise, followed by breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Marsaxlokk to photograph the Sunday Fish Market. Photograph the capital of Malta, Valletta for a guided tour of numerous notable sites: the upper and lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta Gates, Republic Street, Fort St. Elmo, Straight Street and Theatre Street. In the afternoon, explore the Three Cities of Malta to photograph the back streets of Vittoriosa, then enjoy a Maltese Boat tour of the Grand Harbor. This evening photograph the Village Patron Saint Festa and its festival - food, fireworks, praying, statue, bands, confetti, and and traditional celebrations. (B,L)

July 3: Malta (Valletta)

Wake early to enjoy the sunrise, followed by group breakfast at the hotel. Opportunity to return to Mdina in the morning for daylight photography. Photo tour of the Hagar Qim Temple Site. Photo opportunities include the Dingli Cliffs and the Fawwara countryside. Group dinner and sunset at Ghajn Tuffieh, followed by sunset and nighttime tour of Mdina (B,L,D)

July 4: Valletta to Gozo Island

This morning, catch a ferry to Gozo Island. Photograph craftsmen and women in their daily life in an eco village. We will photograph and explore the backstreets of Victoria to capture great street scenes. This evening, catch a ferry back . Enjoy a final farewell dinner, in a very remote location, not known by many. (B,L,D)

July 5: Depart back home

Transfer to the airport and depart for home.

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