Culture, cuisine and ancient history on an island-hopping adventure
Jump from jewel to jewel in the glittering Mediterranean on an 8-day Adventure Cruise. Casting off from vibrant Malta, sail on to Gozo, where wonderful wine and fascinating history go hand in hand. Cruise across to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, where visits to Syracuse, Noto, Lipari, Mt Etna and Taormina will reveal landscapes, cuisine and history worth digging into. Meet with local guides along the way to gain a deeper understanding of the destinations you visit, and with your small ship allowing you to drop anchor in lesser-visited spots inaccessible to larger vessels, you’ll see beyond tourist hotspots and get a real look at local life.
Why you’ll love this trip
- Beginning in Malta, your Adventure Cruise takes you over shimmering turquoise waters to the island of Gozo, where you’ll meet a local guide for a walking tour and visit a fantastic winery.
- Cruise across to Sicily – Italy’s largest island is famed for its cherished cuisine and arresting volcanic landscapes. Spend a day discovering the ancient riches of Syracuse and Noto.
- Hopping between the diverse Aeolian Islands, you’ll unearth Lipari’s history with a local guide, discover geothermal wonders in Vulcano, unwind in Panarea and look out for eruptions on Stromboli.
- Discover Europe’s most active volcano, Mt Etna, and see the impact on the surrounding landscapes during a guided tour, including a visit to a local winery benefiting from the region’s volcanic soil.
- Gorgeous and glamourous, Taormina is one of Sicily’s most beloved destinations. Join a local guide to uncover Greek-inspired architecture and plenty of scenes worth snapping a picture of!
The Rolls Royce of our Intrepid adventure cruising fleet, this spacious motor yacht travels to some of our sunnier destinations such as Portugal,…
Day 1: Valletta, Malta
Day 2: Valetta – Gozo Island, Malta
Day 3: Syracuse – Noto, Italy
Day 4: Lipari, Italy
Day 5: Vulcano Island – Panarea – Stromboli, Italy
Day 6: Catania – Mt Etna, Italy
Day 7: Catania – Taormina, Italy
Day 8: Valletta, Malta
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Small cruise ship, Bus, small boat
Small cruise ship 7 nights
- Gozo – Guided walking tour
- Gozo – Guided Winery Tour
- Noto – Guided Walking Tour
- Liparis – Guided walking tour of Lipari Town
- Mt Etna – Mt Etna tour & agirturismo dinner at winery
- Taormina – Guided walking tour of Taormina
Images Courtesy of Intrepid Group