Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations.
Prices and availability of Optional Experiences are subject to change.
Guided Tour Of Ragusa Ibla
Join a local expert to explore the jumble of churches, houses, old squares and civic palazzi that make up Ragusa Ibla. Devastated by the earthquake of 1693, this part of town was rebuilt along the lines of the old medieval layout. With most of the nobility and wealthier citizens choosing to live in the new upper town, the fortunes of Ibla waned. Now you can step back three hundred years into the past, where every turn of the winding streets and stairways comes with the promise of another fantastic discovery.
Adult Price: EUR 25.00
Dinner In Ragusa
Indulge in the varied and complex flavours of Sicily, at this evening's dinner. Sicillian shores are washed by three different seas, so fish is a must (meat alternative available). The large greenhouses around Ragusa also produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables to enjoy. Arabian settlers brought sugar with them and now the island's dolci are considered among the best in Italy. Of course any Italian meal wouldn't be complete without the wonderful local wine. Buon Appetito!
Adult Price: EUR 54.00
Walk the ancient streets of the historical centre and learn, through the eyes of a local, how the Palermitani live. You’ll discover hidden treasures of this fascinating city that most visitors don't get to see, like a private visit to the palace of the family of the Counts of Palermo, whom we’ll meet and who will share their amazing experiences with us. This unique tour also includes a drink and light snacks.
Adult Price: EUR 46.00
Dinner in Palermo
Sicilian dining is one of life's true pleasures! We'll indulge in great food made from the freshest ingredients, accompanied by the island's delicious wines.
Adult Price: EUR 60.00
Dinner in the Clouds
With one of the most incredible rides of your lives, you will arrive high above the sea, a world apart from the areas that tourists tread. You'll arrive in your terraced authentic local restaurant for a truly educational meal of delicious regional specialties, with accompanying local wines.
Adult Price: EUR 68.00
Where myth and legend merge to reality! With a local expert we'll drive up Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. Ascend through the fertile foothills, bypassing small villages, lush forests, ancient craters and lava flows to see amazing lunar landscapes and houses surrounded by lava. Admire astonishing panoramic views over the eastern Sicilian coast and Ionian Sea whilst discovering the history of Sicily’s most popular attraction and its eruptions.
Adult Price: EUR 56.00
Full Day Excursion To Gozo
Drive to the north of Malta for a twenty minute ferry crossing to Gozo. Smaller, greener and more rural, Malta's sister island is a haven of tranquillity. Visit all the popular natural landmarks, such as the Inland Sea and Azure Window at Dwejra. Explore the imposing Citadel in Victoria and the world's oldest stone temples, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years. A stop is made at a pretty seaside village for lunch, with time to shop for local hand made lace and woollen goods. Please note this optional requires a minimum number to operate and prices are subject to change if under 12 guests, please confirm with your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: EUR 75.00
Blue Grotto Tour
Enjoy a ride in a traditional Maltese boat to the famous Blue Grotto, where you'll see these beautiful sea caverns off the southern coast.
Adult Price: EUR 11.00
Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
With your Local Expert spend the morning discovering the remarkable sights of the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra temples. Perched on the hilltop overlooking the islet of Fifla, these fascinating excavated areas offer a unique look into Malta’s past. Step back well over 5000 years and explore the structures created in what is considered the ‘Goddess’ era of Malta. Please note this optional requires a minimum number to operate and prices are subject to change if under 7 guests, please confirm with your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: EUR 54.00