Wednesday – September 22nd
Departure on Airmalta flight KM 0640 to Catania at 5:50am. Group has to reach airport by 4:00 am. On arrival in Catania at 6:30am, we board our coach and proceed for Messina to board the ferry, and crossover to Italy. A short stop at Reggio Calabria and then we leave for Scilla, a small fishing village that will surely bewitch all of us with its unique beauty. We may have some lunch here before we proceed to Capo Vaticano and take our rooms in our very comfortable hotel. Some free time for rest before we meet for a special evening organised especially for us. A special dinner awaits us to mark the start of our holiday in Calabria.
Thursday – September 23rd
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
Friday – September 24th
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. 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. Today a full day excursion to the Amazing Eolian Islands may be organised(weather permitting). This is optional and depends on number interested. Program will be arranged so as not to miss anything that was scheduled for the day
Saturday – September 25th
A big market in Tropea awaits us today after our buffet breakfast. Great bargain shopping and such a big variety to choose from. We then go on a gastronomic tour of typical local products where we will also be able to buy to take home with us. An opportunity to buy directly from the producer. In Tropea itself we may also visit a Perfume factory 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 factory are also given a token of a perfumed bracelet. Dinner awaits us in our hotel.
Sunday – September 26th
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 a big shopping centre before we reach Catania airport in the evening. AirMalta
Price €650 include:
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 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.
Weather permitting an optional excursion to famous EOLIAN ISLANDS
Entrance tickets to museums, funparks, boats, cable cars etc… are to be paid for extra.