Following the success of our 2017 White Winter Wonderland day trips last January, February and March, we are now pleased to launch our 2018 White Winter Wonderland day trips.
For these tours, we can also offer a two-hour skiing lesson with our Go Sicily Travel maestro di sci, inclusive of skiing equipment hire (consisting of a pair of skis, a pair of skiboots and a pair of ski sticks) for the incredible additional all-inclusive price of EUR60 per person. Places on the skiing lesson are limited and subject to availability. Skiing lessons booking is to be made not later than 24 March 2018.
It is a known fact that there are many people in Malta who have not seen, let alone touched, the snow.
Our Sicily Wonderful WInter Wonderland day trip on 31 March 2018 is in fact intended as a reasonably priced option both for those who are yet to experience this white wonder, which one usually associates with more expensive alpine destinations, as also for those who have already had such an experience and who would like to spend a day enjoying various snow-based activities, such as sledging, skiing, making and throwing snowballs, building a snowman, trekking on snow, going on a cable car and much more.
03:30 Meet at Virtu Ferries Port Terminal in Marsa for check in and embarkation on the high speed catamaran MV Jean de la Vallette
05:00 Departure to Pozzallo
07:00 Arrival in Pozzallo and departure to Catania, stopping at a roadside cafeteria on the motorway for a snack (not included in price) and a short break along the way.
08:30 We arrive in Catania and start on a panoramic drive up the slopes of Mount Etna. We will pass through various interesting mountain villages, leading to the alpine scenery full of vegetation before passing through the volcanic areas of Mount Etna. This is the time of the year when Mount Etna takes on its white wintery coat.
10.30 We arrive at Rifugio Sapienza at an altitude of nearly 2000 metres above sea level. Possibility to hire equipment (not included in price) such as sledges, skis and snow shoes so as to be able to practice various snow-based activities whilst on Mount Etna. One can also take out the skipass in order to enjoy the ski slopes in Montagnola (one blue easy difficulty piste and one red medium difficulty piste). We can then take the cable car (not included in price) from Rifugio Sapienza (2000 metres above sea level) to Montagnola (2500 metres above sea level). The cable car journey will take around 20 minutes during which we will travel around one kilometre and gain around 500 metres of altitude. Free time on Mount Etna, including free time for lunch (not included in price) in one of the chalets at either RIgugio Sapienza or Montagnola. Return by cable car from Montagnola to Rifugio Sapienza (not included in price).
14:30 We set off to visit the picturesque Crateri Silvestri, which enjoy spectacular 360 degree views, followed by free time to browse the shelves of the bric-a-brac shops or to sip a capucchino, tea or a beer in one of the many mountain chalets in the area.
15:15 Departure from Crateri Silvestri where we will start our descent along another panoramic slope of Mount Etna, heading towards the mountain village of Zafferana Etnea, which is known as the capital for honey.
15:45 Arrival in the picturesque village of Zafferana Etnea. Here, we will visit a small honey-producing family business, where we will attend a demonstration on beekeeping and honey production. We will have the opportunity to taste various types of honey, including the eucalyptus, chestnut and millefiori (thousand flowers) varieties, as also other typical Sicilian products such as Almond Wine and Pistacchio Liquer.
16:15 Departure towards Siracusa
18:00 Stop at an Autogrill in Siracusa area
18:20 Departure towards Pozzallo
19:15 Arrival in Pozzallo promenade to spend some time at a local dolceria where one can buy some almond cakes (pasta di mandorla) to take home.
19:30 Departure towards Pozzallo port in order to be on time for check-in and embarkation on the catamaran.
20:30 Departure by catamaran from Pozzallo
22:30 Arrival in Malta
Adults : €130
Children under 14: €70
Children under 4: €40
per person includes:
Malta-Pozzallo-Malta return trip with High Speed Catamaran MV Jean de La Valette
All taxes and port charges
All travel within Sicily with coach which accompanies us throughout our whole day in Sicily
Honey and local delicacies tasting in Zafferana Etnea
Services of Sicily-specialised tour leader
Deposit of €50 on booking
Balance to be paid by 27 March 2018 or immediately on booking for bookings made after 27 March 2018
Terms & Conditions
1. The operation of the cable is subject to favorable weather conditions.
2. Any activities carried out by clients during this tour are at the sole risk of the client who indemnifies Go Sicily Travel from any liability whatsoever incurred during the trip.
3. Full 100% refund will be given in the event that the catamaran trip on 31 March 2018 is cancelled.
For enquiries and bookings please contact us on:
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visit us (by prior appointment on 79742459) at our offices at
Go Sicily Travel, Cube Office Suites, 154, Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta (road in front of Mosta Dome, four doors up from Magri Cycle Centre on the left hand side in the direction of Valletta)