Country
Sicily
Duration
7 Days/6 Nights
Travel Type
Tour
 

Inclusions

– 6-night accommodation in 4* hotels (2 nights in Palermo, 1 night in Agrigento, 1 night in Ragusa and 2 nights in Taormina)
– 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 5 diners
– Excursion to Monreale
– Walking tour of Palermo
– Visit of the Saline
– Visit of a traditional Marsala Tavern with Light lunch and tasting
– Visit of Ragusa, Noto, the Island of Ortygia in Syracuse
– Visit to the Valley of Temples in Agrigento (entrance included)
– Excursion to Mount Etna
– Transportation by motorcoach as per itinerary

Exclusions

Meals and beverages, unless mentioned – Optional excursions – Travel insurance – City tax (payable at the hotel directly) – Entrance fee, unless specified – All other items not mentioned in the inclusions.

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DAY 1 - PALERMO

Arrive in Palermo and make your own way to your hotel. That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead.

Accommodation : Palermo for 2 nights

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DAY 2 - PALERMO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas, and mosaics - with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.

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DAY 3 - PALERMO - ERICE - SALINE DEL LA LAGUNA - MARSALA - AGRIGENTO

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences. Afterwards, we’ll set off to Marsala, whose lands are known for its Marsala wine. You’ll take part in a sensorial experience, for you will visit a traditional tavern and taste regional products during a light but unforgettable lunch. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation : Agrigento for 1 night

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DAY 4 - AGRIGENTO - RAGUSA IBLA - RAGUSA

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe: a little gem. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Arrive in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation : Ragusa for 1 night

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DAY 5 - RAGUSA - NOTO - SIRCUSA - TAORMINA

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after an earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s center. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Arrived in Syracuse, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse - home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your central hotel in Taormina and enjoy dinner.

Accommodation : Taormina for 2 nights

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DAY 6 - TAORMINA

Breakfast at your centrally located hotel and then head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight

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DAY 7 - TAORMINA

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Palermo: Mercure
Agrigento: Della Valle
Ragusa: Poggio del Sole
Taormina: Hotel Splendid

Rate in CA $, per person, starting at – Land Package
Departures – 2024 Double Occupancy Single Occupancy

June 6, 20
July 4, 18
August 22
September 5, 12, 26
October 10, 24
November 7
March 27, 2025

2150 2785

Tour code: CA

 

 

 

 

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