MOST people know the hot spots of the Mediterranean but those looking for something a little different will discover a whole new Mediterranean on a spectacular 27-day journey across Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica – unique islands with exceptional scenery and ancient heritage –through boutique tour operator Travel Directors.
Customer feedback requesting a more intimate experience away from the crowds of mainland Italy and France, and the Greek and Croatian islands, has had a major part in the design of the ‘Jewels of the Mediterranean’ itinerary, which has proved so successful the company has released a second departure date in August 2016 after its May tour was sold out.
These less-visited islands offer ancient Greek and Roman sites and historic architecture set in breathtaking scenery, where guests can immerse themselves into local towns and villages and really experience the true lifestyle of this very unique part of the Mediterranean.
A few of the many highlights include Gozo Island in Malta, a 4WD tour to the base of Mount Etna, underground caves at Capo Caccia, a stay in the medieval cliff-top town Bonifacio and the narrow-gauge rail journey through the mountains from Ajaccio to Bastia in Corsica.
The all-inclusive journey is priced from $17,750 per person twin share which includes return economy airfares with Emirates from all major capital cities, accommodation with all meals, ground transportation, comprehensive touring with a tour leader and professional guides and gratuities.