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This 20-day tour will take you from Sardinia  to Taormina in Sicily (pictured) and beyond.
In beautiful Palermo, uncover the highlights of the Sicilian capital during a guided tour.
The islands of the Maddalena archipelago in northern Sardinia, Italy.
Marsaxlokk is a small, traditional fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta.
The Valley of Temples in Agrigento, Sicily.
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20 Day Sardinia, Sicily & Malta

Discover 3 of the Mediterranean's most stunning islands
Visit the Emerald Coast, Palermo, Taormina, Valletta & more
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Overview

Experience The Mediterranean under a different light.
This incredible 20-day tour will take you from the Emerald Coast of Sardinia to the cosmopolitan seaside village St Julians in Malta.
This package includes invaluable historical experiences, like a visit to the Giant's Tomb and a Nuragic gallery grave from the Bronze Age, plus other megalithic locations.
Next to history, there is culture, and nothing says Mediterranean culture like traditional food, drinks and music, and this package has that aplenty, such as a wine-tasting visit to Cantine Argiolas, or the chocolate and nougat of Ragusa.
And then, it's the places you will see: from beautiful Valetta, Malta's capital city, to the glamorous resort town of Porto Cervo in Sardinia, the windmills along the Salt Road, enchanting Palermo and Taormina in Sicily, the Blue Grotto, the picturesque Maltese village of Marsaxlokk and so much more.
This fantastic package also includes 16 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation, 1 night accommodation in the Tirrenia ferry, 18 meals - including daily breakfast - and much more.

Arrive early to Sardinia and stay behind in Malta options available.

Tour Inclusions

highlights
  • Discover the best of Sardinia, Sicily and Malta
  • Explore Olbia, a seaside city bursting with history
  • Visit Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), home to Sardinia’s best beaches
  • Enjoy a full day boat excursion with lunch onboard to the Archipelago of Costa Smeralda
  • Dock at four of the stunning islands with crystal- clear sea and the richness nature
  • Visit the picturesque and historic island of La Maddalena
  • Feel like a movie star in the glamorous resort town of Porto Cervo
  • See the Giants' Tomb, a megalithic Nuragic gallery grave
  • Admire Capo Caccia, Porto Conte Prak and its priceless natural heritage
  • Visit the Basilica of Saccargia, one of the most important Romanesque sites in Sardinia
  • Stay in Alghero, known for its cobble-stoned medieval centre
  • Stop at Nuoro, a historic city called ‘the Athens of Sardinia’
  • Discover Orgosolo hill town and its beautiful street art murals
  • Enjoy traditional lunch and drinks with shepherds on a typical Sardinian farm
  • Stay in Oristano, an elegant coastal town
  • Visit the megalithic tower of Nuraghe, a UNESCO site
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Cantine Argiolas, the most recognisable name on the Sardinian wine scene
  • Visit Cagliari, the sun-kissed capital of Sardinia
  • See the best of Sicily including Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse and Taormina
  • Uncover the wonders of Palermo on a half day guided tour
  • Discover the medieval village of Erice
  • Drive through the famous Salt Road, dotted with Dutch-style windmills
  • Enjoy a tasting of Marsala wine and a light lunch
  • Visit Agrigento’s UNESCO listed ‘Valley of Temples’
  • See the beautiful Ragusa town, part of Unesco World Heritage
  • Taste the typical products of Ragusa, including chocolate and nougat
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the seaside village of Marzameni
  • Witness a bottarga (cured fish roe) workshop
  • Discover Portopalo do Capo Passero where the Ionian and Mediterranean seas meet
  • Tour beautiful Syracuse, the largest Greek colony in Sicily
  • Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy an Etna’s honey tasting
  • Stay in baroque Catania, the second largest city in Sicily
  • Be enchanted by Taormina, the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean'
  • Discover the natural and cultural wonders of Malta
  • Enjoy a boat trip among the sea caverns of the Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
  • Marvel at the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim
  • Unwind with free time in picturesque Marsaxlokk
  • Tour Birgu, one of Malta’s ancient fortified ‘Three Cities’
  • Visit 4000-year-old Mdina, known as the ‘Silent City’
  • See The Metropolitan Cathedral and grotto of Saint Paul
  • Admire the Mosta Dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world
  • Explore Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital of Valletta on a guided tour
  • Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and St John’s Co-Cathedral
  • Stroll through Mellieha, known for its sandy beaches and Parish Church
  • Relax with free time in beautiful Valletta
  • Stay in St Julians, a cosmopolitan seaside village in Malta
flights
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
accommodation
  • 16 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • 1 night Tirrenia ferry accommodation
dining
  • Enjoy 18 meals, including daily breakfast
tour essentials
  • Parking, checkpoint fees
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
transport
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1 x overnight Tirrenia ferry: Cagliari to Palermo
  • 1 x Ferry: Pozzallo, Sicily to Valletta, Malta
transfers
  • Return airport and port transfers
Day 1 australia - olbia, sardinia, italy

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for your flight to Olbia, Sardinia. Fly with full-service airlines such as Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways or partners (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4-6 weeks prior to departure.
Please note: Flights connection may have a layover of up to 6 hours in Munich or Frankfurt, and lounge passes may be purchased at your own expense.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 welcome to olbia, sardinia, italy

Upon arrival, be met by your English-speaking tour leader and be transferred to the hotel. Relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Hotel Costa Est, Olbia or similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 olbia - la maddalena - porto cervo - olbia (approx.100 km)

Today, join a full day excursion to Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), a stretch of land along the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy. The Costa Smeralda is synonymous with dream-like beaches, isolated coves and inlets, and gently-changing shades of blue and green sea. This extraordinary region is dotted with Mediterranean vegetation, numerous villas, golf courses, tourist ports and homes hidden behind rocks shaped by the wind in perfect harmony with the environment.

Drive to Palau, where you will board the ferry to Maddalena Island (approx. 20 minutes), one of Sardinia’s secret islands. It’s the big sister of around 60 islands and islets that make up the archipelago to the northeast of Sardinia.

The guided excursions on the Riviera of Gallura boat include 4 stops: the island of Spargi, the island of Budelli, the island of Santa Maria and La Maddalena.

First stop: Cala Corsara, Isola di Spargi
The journey begins by passing in front of the beautiful villas of Porto Rafael and arrives after only 15 minutes at the beautiful Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi.
Here, after photographing the impressive rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea (Testa di Strega, Cane Bulldog and Stivale d’Italia), you can relax on the beach for an hour and thirty minutes.
Once on board taste a delicious “spaghettata” lunch on board.
Then we set off again and reach the delightful coves of Spargi (Cala Soraya, Cala Granara and Cala Connari).

Second Stop: The natural swimming pools, Budelli island
Before arriving at the destination of our second stage, Budelli Island, you will have the opportunity to admire the tall white limestone cliffs of nearby Corsica that bring out the colours of the landscape. Once on Budelli, you will be enchanted by the extraordinary beauty of the Spiaggia Rosa and the Spiaggia dei Cavalieri, where Budelli’s natural pools are located. Here you can immerse yourself in a real natural paradise, where the sky-blue hues of the ocean appear to reflect the sky.

Third Stop: The island of Santa Maria
The next stage around the island of Santa Maria is dedicated to diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. This location is among the most popular for visitors to Sardinia because of its crystal- clear sea and the richness and particular nature of its flora and fauna.
You cannot imagine the thrill of swimming among shoals of saddled bream and sargo.
On the way back, we get to the final part of the most celebrated and frequented destination in the archipelago.

Fourth stop: The historic center of La Maddalena
What could be better than ending a fantastic day on the beach with a walk around the historic centre of the only town in the whole archipelago?
La Maddalena is well known for its picturesque alleys and stairways that do not seem to have suffered during the passage of time while the centre of the town is also full of craft shops and boutiques for shopping, an excellent opportunity for those who want to take back memories of the trip, buy local products or enjoy a delicious homemade ice cream.
The return journey includes sailing to the port of Palau, passing in front of the island of Santo Stefano, part of the island of Caprera and arriving at the famous Roccia d’Orso.
Between one stage and the other during the trip, the commander will tell you about the history of the Archipelago and some of the most curious anecdotes.
On the way back, stop at Porto Cervo, a small and charming village by the sea, an architectural gem amid an area of natural beauty. In the summer it welcomes an extraordinary procession of hundreds of yachts and famous personalities; it is quite likely that you may find yourself in the square, shopping side-by-side with film or television stars. In the evening return back to your hotel in Olbia.

Please Note:
The captain may change the route due to weather conditions, or according to changes imposed by the Marine Park Management.
*In case of bad weather conditions, the ferry will go directly to La Maddalena, with a walking tour and lunch included.

Overnight: Hotel Costa Est, Olbia or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 4 olbia - luras - arzachena - olbia (approx. 100 km)

After breakfast head to Luras where you can admire the millenians Olive trees. Afterwards stop to Calagianus by a craftman for a cork ‘Sughero’ workshop.

Continue your journey to the granite-stone architecture town of Tempio Pausania and enjoy a walk of the small historical town under the Monte Limbara.

Continue to the Tomb of Giants - Coddu Vecchiu in Arzachena a Nuragic funerary monument located near Arzachena in northern Sardinia, dating from the Bronze Age. The site consists of stone megaliths and a gallery grave, and is one of the largest Nuragic Giants' graves on the island. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel Costa Est, Olbia or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 codrongianos - capo caccia - alghero (approx. 170 km)

Today depart to Codrongianos, visit the Basilica of Saccargia (entrance included) one of Sardinia's most important Romanesque sites. The construction is entirely in local stone, with a typical appearance of Tuscan Romanesque style. Afterwards continue to Capo Caccia.
This is the marine portion of the huge Porto Conte Park's ecosystem, created in 2002. The protected area of Capo Caccia - Piana Island falls within the territory of Alghero and includes Porto Conte Bay and the stretch from Punta Giglio to Capo Caccia: of priceless natural value, embellished by the fossil-rich limestone and rare plants growing on the cliffs.
Continue your journey to Alghero. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking orientation tour with your tour leader. Alghero is known for its cobblestoned old town. It is the island’s main harbour town and one of its most beloved cities, renowned for its popular walkway along the port’s bastions.
Along the walkway, witness the ruby red roofs and gorgeous natural bay that flows into the emerald sea. The shoreline is approx. 90km long and known as the Coral Riviera, home to a major colony of the finest coral.
See the Catalan Gothic buildings, including the Santa Maria Cathedral with its imposing bell tower, Palazzo Guillot, San Francesco Church, and the nearby San Michele Church with its colourful tiled dome.

Overnight: Hotel Catalunya, Alghero or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 nuoro - orgosolo - oristano (approx. 250 km)

After breakfast head to Nuoro, described as the Athens of Sardinia, and enjoy a stroll with your tour leader through the historical centre. Step back in time as you walk over cobblestone streets lined with old stone houses, courtyards, porticos and little squares that seem to appear out of nowhere.
Continue to the hill town of Orgosolo famous for its street art murals, its anti-authoritarian streak – inspired by shepherds and immortalised in its street art.
Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical farm with the shepherds. Lunch includes drinks.
In the late afternoon arrive in Oristano for your overnight. Featuring elegant shopping streets, ornate piazzas, popular cafes and some good restaurants, Oristano’s refined and animated centre is a lovely place to hang out. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Mistral 2, Oristano or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 7 oristano - nuraghe barumini - serdiana - cagliari (approx. 150 km)

Depart today to the historic city of Cagliari.
On the way stop at the archaeological zone of Barumini to visit Nuraghe. Nuraghe is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C.
The complex is one of the 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.
According to UNESCO, this extremely important archaeological site is exemplary for being the most complete and best-preserved of the remains left by the Nuragic Civilization; at the same time, it also demonstrates the intelligent use of innovative materials and techniques by a prehistoric community.
Continue to Serdiana for a wine tasting in a popular wine cellar of the area Cantine Argiolas, surely the most recognisable name on the Sardinian wine scene.
Arrive in Cagliari late afternoon. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, take a chance to hang out at busy cafes tucked under arcades in the seafront Marina district.

Overnight: Hotel Regina Margherita, Cagliari or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 cagliari, sardinia - palermo, sicily, italy

After breakfast, enjoy some free time in Cagliari, a historic district with picturesque sea views, elegant shopping streets and panoramic terraces. It is known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. You may like to explore one of the town’s main architectural highlights, the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral (entrance not included). In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Cagliari port where you will board the overnight ferry to Palermo (approx. 12 hours). The ferry will depart approx. at 7:00pm this evening.
Please note: You can have breakfast onboard (not included)

Overnight: Tirrenia Ferry - twin-share cabin with private facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 palermo, sicily

Arrive in the port of Palermo at approx. 8:30am, where you will be met and transferred to the city centre to enjoy a guided tour (approx. 3 hours). Uncover the highlights of the Sicilian capital. Situated at the edge of Europe, but at the centre of the ancient world, it’s a place where souk-like markets rub against baroque churches and date palms frame Gothic palaces.

See sights such as the Palermo Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo, one of Italy’s most famous opera houses, and the Norman Palace (entrance not included).
The palace was the royal chapel for the kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and later served as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. Take the remainder of the day to relax or explore at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Palazzo Sitano or similar, Palermo
Meals included: None
Day 10 palermo - erice - marsala - agrigento (approx. 300 km)

After breakfast depart to Erice, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy.
A walking tour through the alley streets and the squares, bordered by churches and palaces that, in open spaces, reveal majestic landscapes. The symbol of Erice is Venus Castle, built by the Normans who used materials from the temple of Venus from which the castle takes its name. During the walk we’ll stop to taste the typical sweets made from ancient recipes of the nuns of cloistered monasteries.
Drive through the “ Salt Road” (La Via del Sale) which stretches along the northwestern tip of Sicily from Trapani to Marsala. The route is dotted with quaint Dutch-style windmills used to extract the sea water and grind the pure white salt. Visit a typical wine cellar in Marsala area where you’ll have a wine tasting and a light lunch.
In the evening, arrive to Agrigento.

Overnight: Hotel Della Valle or similar, Palermo
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 agrigento - ragusa (approx. 130 km)

Today enjoy a guided tour of the famous ‘Valley of Temples’ (approx. 2 hours); a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas.
Here, you will see the famed temples of Concordia, Hercules, Hera, as well as Castor and Pollux. Afterwards continue to Ragusa, a nice town in Noto Valley, part of Unesco World Heritage, with its beautiful palaces and churches in Baroque style.
After a quick visit of Ibla, the ancient heart of the town, stop for a tasting of typical and local products including chocolate and nougat.

Overnight: Hotel Monica Palace or similar, Monica
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12 marzameni & portopalo (approx.50 km)

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Marzamemi, a wonderful seaside village. Stop to see a workshop of bottarga, the Italian name for a delicacy of salted and cured fish roe and salted anchovies which are still using traditional methods. Continue to Portopalo di Capo Passero, the most southern point of Sicily, where the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea cross.
Here, depending on the tide, you can reach Currents Island on foot or by boat.

Overnight: Hotel Monica Palace or similar, Monica
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 ragusa - syracusa - catania (approx. 140 km)

Head to Siracusa (Unesco World Heritage Site), the largest and most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily.
During the guided tour around Siracusa, your guide will lead you through the island bustling market. You’ll be able to speak to vendors, identify seasonal produce, and learn about food provenance and sample some mouthwatering food along the way, including some local cheeses, delicious sun-dried tomatoes, olives and other local products.
The tour continues in Ortigia, Syracusa’s ancient island featuring the famous Fountain of Arethusa, the beautiful Cathedral and the Temple of Apollo.
In the afternoon be transferred to Catania, the baroque Sicilian second largest city.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Principe or similar, Catania
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14 catania - etna - taormina - catania

Your journey today continue to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Along the way you can admire the olive groves and citrus trees typical of the area.
Drive up to a height of 2000 meters, where you can enjoy splendid views of Sicily. Walk on the spectacular Silvestri Craters, small volcanic cones inactive for a century, surrounded by lava from the last eruptions.
On the road to Taormina, stop at the town of Zafferana Etnea to taste Etna’s honey.
Head to Taormina, known as “the pearl of the Mediterranean”, and walk through the narrow streets of this picturesque town, with a stop at the main square to admire the enchanting view.
In the evening, return to Catania.

Overnight: Hotel Principe or similar, Catania
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15 catania - pozzallo, sicily, italy - valletta, malta (approx. 100 km)

Today, be transferred to Pozzallo to embark the ferry to Malta (approx. 1:45 min).
Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your accommodation in St Julians.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, in the seaside town in Malta known for beaches like Balluta Bay, a rocky stretch with a promenade and restaurants. Bars and nightclubs line the streets of Paceville, an area south of St. George’s Bay Beach. Spinola Bay has traditional fishing boats, plus Spinola Palace, a baroque mansion with a carved clock centrepiece on its facade.
Portomaso Bay is home to a marina and luxury boutiques.

Overnight: Hotel BE or similar, St Julians
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16 blue grotto - hagar qim - birgu (approx. 40 km)

After breakfast, head out on a full day tour of Malta - a local guide will join you today.
Your first stop is the Blue Grotto, which consists of a number of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta. Every day from sunrise until about 1:00pm a unique sight can be observed here. The location of the cave, combined with the sunlight lead to the water mirroring, showing numerous shades of blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora; other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue. The Blue Grotto is a popular destination for tourists on the island of Malta. It was also used for a scene of the 2004 film Troy. You will have the opportunity to take a boat trip around the caves (subject to weather conditions).
The next stop is Hagar Qim (entrance included), a megalithic temple complex dating from the Ġgantija phase. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as unique architectural masterpieces. The temple of Hagar Qim stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifl. Continue to Marsaxlokk, a small, traditional fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta. Take some time to wander its colourful harbour, known for its views, fishermen and history.
Afterwards, head back to Valetta, where you will visit The Three Cities, a collective description of the three ‘fortified cities’ of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua in Malta.
The oldest of the Three Cities is Birgu, which has existed since the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Three Cities are enclosed by the Cottonera Lines, along with several other fortifications. Enjoy a walking tour of Birgu with your tour guide delve deeper into this fascinating city.

Overnight: Hotel BE or similar, St Julians
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17 valletta city tour

Today, head out on a half day city tour of Valletta with a local guide.
Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is nothing short of an open-air museum. Throughout the years, the city has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.
It is a living experience of Baroque architecture. Dotted with quaint cafes and wine bars, the city is today one of Malta’s main tourist attractions.
During your tour, your guide will walk you around Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, St John’s Co-Cathedral (entrance not included) and Republic St, the main shopping strip in Valletta.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Valletta.

Overnight: Hotel BE or similar, St Julians
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 18 north malta tour

After breakfast, enjoy a full day guided tour with a local guide of Northern Malta.
The tour starts at the town of Mellieha, popular for its sandy beaches and natural environment. Enjoy a walk through the city, stopping at the Parish Church of Mellieha. Beauty abounds at this peaceful church, with a number of amazing statues, paintings and frescoes inside. On the outside, the churches viewing points command stunning views over the whole village.
The next stop is Mdina, the old capital of Malta, whose earliest inhabitants date back to 4000 BC. Commanding a magnificent view of the Island, Mdina maintained a strategic position due to its central location, the highest point on the island, and its distance from the sea. Enjoy a walk through the city and visit its most famous site, the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Wignacourt Museum and the St Paul’s Grotto (entrance included) set beneath the beautiful St. Paul's Church in Rabat. According to the Book of Acts it was here that St. Paul and his missionary party took refuge after they shipwrecked on the island of Malta on their way from Crete to Rome.
Enjoy some free time before heading onwards to Mosta. Revel in a visit to the neoclassical Mosta Dome (entrance included), which is one of the most well-known churches in Malta and is the third largest unsupported dome in the world.
After an action packed day, arrive back in St Julians for your night’s accommodation.

Overnight: Hotel BE or similar, St Julians
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19 valletta, malta - australia

oday at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home to Australia.
Please note: customers returning home to Australia via Munich, Frankfurt and/or Singapore may experience layovers over 6 hours. Lounge passes are available for purchase at the airport.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 20 arrive in australia

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia + 1 days later.

Important Info

booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
cancellation policy

Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 07/10/2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1680 applies. 
 
Departure Dates
2022
September *03, ^24 
October 8 
 
2023
May 27
June 03
**^July 08
September *02, ^23
October 7
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
• dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
• dates/months with a ** incur a land high season surcharge of $150 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person
flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways and partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Black Out Dates:
16 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 
31 March 2023 - 28 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
 
Stay behind in Valletta, Malta
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Black Out Dates:
16 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 
6 December 2022 - 30 January 2023
31 March 2023 - 28 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
6 December 2023 - 30 January 2024
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy Not Available 
• Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now $6999 per person
Please note
• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
cruises

Tirrenia Ferry Line (Cagliari - Palermo)
Outside cabin (Oceanview) with private facilities. 
accommodation


Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Olbia: Hotel Costa Est or similar

Alghero: Catalunya Hotel or similar

Oristano: Hotel Mistral 2 or similar

Cagliari: Hotel Regina Margherital or similar

Palermo: Hotel Palazzo Sitanol or similar

Agrigento: Hotel Della Valle or similar

Ragusa/Modica: Modica Palce Hotel or similar

Catania: Hotel Principe or similar

St Julians (Valletta Area): Be Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

No star rating 

Ferry (Sardinia to Sicily): Tirrenia Ferry Line

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 6 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
general tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 35 per vehicle.
exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard ferry)
- Gratuities/tipping: Recommended at €5 per person, per day, payable on tour
- Optional activities/tours 
City tax approx. (payable on check in, per person, per night)
• Olbia: €2,50
• Alghero: €2 
• Oristano: €2
• Cagliari: €2,50
• Palermo: €2 
• Agrigento: €3 
• Ragusa/Modica: €2 
• Catania: €2 
• Valletta: €1 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance Mandatory
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
  
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Sardinia, Sicily and Malta:
These 3 islands have a Mediterranean climate according to the Köppen climate classification with very mild winters and warm to hot summers. In September you can expect an average temperature of around 22°C, with a high of 26°C. In October, the summer crowds are mostly absent and the conditions are perfect for touring. Sardinia, Sicily and Malta are warm enough for the beach from May to October. October sees an average temperature of 18°C. August is the peak of the summer season with an average high-temperature of 30.8°and an average low-temperature of 19.6°C
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
18 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. 
Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, this tour is currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 Euro per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
visas

A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Important: 
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
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