Destination Area: Mediterranean Sea
Length: -358 NIGHTS
Vessel: Sea Cloud II


Departs:

Valetta, Malta on October 5, 2017

Returns:

Valetta, Malta (return) on October 12, 2016


Fare begins at $3,855. (if booked before 11/30/16) per passenger, double occupancy. Fare includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and on-board lectures. Shore excursions may be included in the fare.

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VISITING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES OF SICILY- ROYAL PALACES, ANCIENT TEMPLES AND HEAVENLY PANORAMAS - 6 PORT VISITS: 7 Night, Round Trip Voyage From Valletta, Malta

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  • More than 7000 years ago in Valletta a civilization existed leaving behind enormous temple complexes -now UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Notice long rows of yellow brick facades stretching along straight streets and Renaissance and Baroque buildings - evidence of past riches and power
  • Discover many treasures when you browse through the town center
  • As you stroll along magnificent streets in Palermo notice noble palaces and cheerful looking Art Nouveau houses standing next to Baroque buildings then further down the street you are faced with Gothic facades
  • Lipari/Aeolian Islands has a cultural heritage going back to over 6000 years ago and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Go to the Aeolian Museum which sits on the castle hill and holds an impressive collection of prehistoric and ancient artifacts
  • As you walk around Taormina you will see elegant ancient buildings/ a stunning coastline and a view of Mt. Etna
  • Visit the huge cathedral in Syracuse's old town and walk along wide promenades to see magnificent palaces

Visiting the most beautiful sights of Sicily -royal palaces, ancient temples and heavenly panoramas.

Valetta, Malta
Valletta, Jean de la Valette, French Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, built the capital after the epic siege of 1565. It dominates, in one wide sweep, the Island's historic Grand Harbour - one of the finest natural ports in Europe. Within its limited boundaries, the city reflects some of Malta's rich heritage of archaeology, history, architecture, art and culture.

The more important collections covering Maltese archaeology are housed in the Auberge de Provence, Valletta, one of the Inns of the Knights of St John. Collections of prehistoric pottery, sculpture, statuettes, stone implements and personal ornaments recovered from the Maltese megalithic temples and other pre-historic sites are exhibited. Typical examples of tomb furniture of the Punic and Roman periods are also displayed. After two years of refurbishment, the Museum now boasts new prehistoric galleries.

The National Museum of Fine Arts, located in an 18th century palace, houses paintings, sculptures, furniture and other exhibits connected with the Order of St John. Works by Domenico di Michelino, Carpaccio, Perugino, Tintoretto, Reni, Valentin, Mathias Stomer, Preti, Tiepolo, Favray and Vernet are permanently displayed.

St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, formerly the Conventual Church of the Order, is historically and artistically one of the most important monuments on the island. It was built between 1573 and 1577 to the design of Gerolamo Cassar (1520-1586), chief engineer of the Order. The "Beheading of St John", Caravaggio's masterpiece, hangs in the Oratory. The museum houses a unique collection of Flemish tapestries, silver objects and church vestments.

Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sun loungers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. There are family beaches, rocky inlets ideal for snorkellers, and beach sunsets for twilight swimmers. On larger beaches, you’ll find cafes, fruit stalls or snack bars open during the season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, and para-kiting. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.


At sea


Trapani, Sicily
Famed for its exquisite Marsala wine and picturesque windmills, this Sicilian port dates back to the ancient Greeks and Carthaginians, although there are no existing remains of the ancient city. Much of old town Trapani dates from the later medieval or early modern periods. Many of the city's historic buildings are designed in the Baroque style. Don't miss the Church of Sant'Agostino (14th century), with the splendid rose-window, or the "Madonna di Trapani", the magnificent Basilica Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata, originally built in 1315-1332. The marble statue of the Madonna of Trapani is believed to be the work of Nino Pisano.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
The capital of Sicily (Palermo), this splendid city echoes the grace and grandeur of another age with its remarkable Norman and baroque architecture. Monte Pellegrino has seen many visitors, from Phoenicians to Cathaginians to Saracens and Normans. Their architectural influences are everywhere. In the 12th century, this was the greatest city in Europe, although it never really felt like Europe - even today there's an eastern flavor to Palermo. From the Baroques Quattro Canti (Four Corners), wander in any direction and go back a century or a thousand years. And be sure to sample the sweet fruit shaped marzipans made by the nuns of Martorana.

Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy
Italy's seven volcanic Aeolian Islands are obviously a place favored by the Gods. Just off the north coast of Sicily, they are a favorite destination for adventurers and visiting yachts, which anchor in the numerous little harbors indenting the coastline.

Around 580 B.C. Greek colonization began on the Aeolian Islands. Lipari was besieged, in vain, by the Athenians during their expedition to Sicily in 427 B.C., but in 304 B.C. it was plundered by Agatocle from Syracuse who pillaged the wealth of the temples. It was conquered by the Romans in 252 B.C. In the following centuries it fell into decline before flourishing once again under the Normans. In 1544 a tremendous tragedy befell the islands. Lipari was savagely plundered and destroyed by the Turkish fleet and the 9,000 inhabitants became slaves of the occupying force after 10 days of desperate resistance and before help could arrive. The town was repopulated as a result of the privileges and exemptions given to immigrants from Sicily and Southern Italy.

Lipari is a world lost in time where one has a close contact with nature, with its endless beaches, bays, grottoes and the incomparable richness of its seabed. Together with the natural beauty, it is possible to discover many geological and volcanic aspects of the seven thousand years of history when you visit the prehistoric villages and the archeological museum of Lipari, rated among the most important of Europe.


Giardini Naxos (Taormina) Sicily, Italy
This hilltop Sicilian town is a mesmerizing juxtaposition of medieval towers, luxury shopping alleys, a walkable island, crystal blue beaches and an ancient, ruinous theater in excess of 2000 years old.

Syracuse, Italy
The history of this 2,700 year old city in southern Italy is enough on its own to attract visitors. In ancient times, it was one of the top powers of the Mediterranean world. In modern times, it is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The city was struck by two ruinous earthquakes in 1542 and 1693, and a plague in 1729. Points of interest include the arcitectural sites that still abound despite these earthquakes.

Valetta, Malta (return)
Valletta, Jean de la Valette, French Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, built the capital after the epic siege of 1565. It dominates, in one wide sweep, the Island's historic Grand Harbour - one of the finest natural ports in Europe. Within its limited boundaries, the city reflects some of Malta's rich heritage of archaeology, history, architecture, art and culture.

The more important collections covering Maltese archaeology are housed in the Auberge de Provence, Valletta, one of the Inns of the Knights of St John. Collections of prehistoric pottery, sculpture, statuettes, stone implements and personal ornaments recovered from the Maltese megalithic temples and other pre-historic sites are exhibited. Typical examples of tomb furniture of the Punic and Roman periods are also displayed. After two years of refurbishment, the Museum now boasts new prehistoric galleries.

The National Museum of Fine Arts, located in an 18th century palace, houses paintings, sculptures, furniture and other exhibits connected with the Order of St John. Works by Domenico di Michelino, Carpaccio, Perugino, Tintoretto, Reni, Valentin, Mathias Stomer, Preti, Tiepolo, Favray and Vernet are permanently displayed.

St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, formerly the Conventual Church of the Order, is historically and artistically one of the most important monuments on the island. It was built between 1573 and 1577 to the design of Gerolamo Cassar (1520-1586), chief engineer of the Order. The "Beheading of St John", Caravaggio's masterpiece, hangs in the Oratory. The museum houses a unique collection of Flemish tapestries, silver objects and church vestments.

Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sun loungers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. There are family beaches, rocky inlets ideal for snorkellers, and beach sunsets for twilight swimmers. On larger beaches, you’ll find cafes, fruit stalls or snack bars open during the season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, and para-kiting. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.


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