CALABRIA – A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

April 23rd – April 27th 2024

Day 1

Tuesday – April 23rd

Departure on Air Malta flight KM 0640 to Catania at 6.10 am.  Group has to reach airport by 3:30 am.  On arrival in Catania at 6:50   we board our coach and proceed for a quick optional breakfast at Caffe’ Parisi.. We then start on our way to Messina to board the ferry, and crossover to Italy.   The road we cover will surely bewitch all of us with its unique beauty.  We drive past fantastic  mountain  scenery as well as  amazing  long beaches  and resorts  before we proceed to Capo Vaticano. Here a delicious dinner awaits us  after the welcome in our comfortable Hotel.  We take our rooms after lunch.  Some free time for rest before we meet for a special evening   TROPEA  BY NIGHT… This special evening will mark the start of our fabulous holiday in Calabria.

Day 2

Wednesday – April 24th

After our Buffet breakfast today, we shall leave for a panoramic tour of Capo Vaticano starting off with its famous Belvedere.  Then we leave for Pizzo Calabro where we visit the famous historic centre, the small church of Piedigrotta, the most beautiful square overlooking the sea and also the famous Castle of Murat, where Napoleon’s officer was kept prisoner.  Before we leave Pizzo we must sit in the main piazza and try the world famous tartufo gelato (typical of the place, their own special exclusive recipe).  A special evening today with the famous Serata Calabrese.  Besides enjoying some folklore music of Calabria we shall be tasting their various gastronomic specialities and ever ending Traditional dishes accompanied by their local wines.  An exceptional Food Bonanza!!!  A wonderful opportunity to join in the fun with the local people and our friends in the group.

Day 3

Thursday – April 25th

Today our main attraction is a visit to Our Lady of Spilinga, where we visit the small church in the miraculous cave and listen to the story attached to it. There will be time to watch also and get more information about the production of the famous Nduja where the Calabrians really excel. Time to buy local products like various types of cheese, salami, honey, wines etc. Time for some tasting of all these local delicacies accompanied by their special local wine. Hospitality at its very best!!!  We shall then visit the historic centre of Tropea with its old Palazzi, the famous Corso, Piazza Cannone, the churches, the cathedrals and so much more. After a full exciting day we meet again for our usual delicious dinner in our hotel in the evening.

 

Day 4

Friday – April 26th

A big market in Tropea awaits us today after our buffet breakfast.  Great bargain shopping and such a big variety to choose from. You will all be surprised!!! Free lunch in the centre of this famous Romantic Tourist centre.  In Tropea itself we may also visit a Perfume factory shop  where besides smelling the various fragrances, we may also experience the various organic creams produced from plants and flowers of the area.  A well-known EAU DE PARFUM is called “Acqua degli Dei” reminding everyone of the beauty of the place and its surroundings.  Visitors to this shop are also given a token of a perfumed bracelet.  Dinner awaits us in our hotel.

Day 5

Saturday – April 27th

Buffet breakfast and later in the morning we board our coach to start our journey back to Sicily and then Malta.  We shall be stopping at Centro  Sicilia(Primark)  when  we reach Catania.  Transfer to  airport in the evening. For  check in on   AirMalta flight KM 0643  that  leaves Catania airport at 23.25 and is scheduled to arrive in Malta at 00:10.

 

Price: €650 includes

    • AirMalta flights Malta/Catania/Malta. ALL TAXES INCLUDED
    • Four nights accommodation in very comfortable hotel (with pool) on half board. DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST AND DINNER (wine and water included)
    • A VERY SPECIAL SERATA  CALABRESE with music and fun apart from abundant variety of  delicious food and super wine.
    • A fully air conditioned coach for the whole trip (5 full days)
    • Ferry tickets for our crossover from Sicily to Italy and back are included in package price as well!!! Experienced tour leader to accompany the group.