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Secrets of Sicily

Trip Highlights

Known for its blue skies and rich heritage, Sicily will simply amaze you with the spectacular scenery, the ancient history and fabulous architecture. In this tour you will visit the ancient ruins in Syracuse, the highest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna and enjoy the panormaic view in Taormina.

5 Nights / 6 Days Starting €910 per person

DETAILED ITINARARY

DAY 1  CATANIA
Arrival in Catania. Transfer to the hotel. Free time for leisure.
In the evening you will meet the tour leader and enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel.
 
Suggested hotels in CATANIA: Il Principe Hotel 4*
 
DAY 2   CATANIA
Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour visiting Syracuse, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily and World Heritage Site! The visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. In Ortigia you will admire the beautiful Cathedral which dominates the square with its authoritative presence. Free time for lunch. Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noto’s Baroque is in fact a game of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views palaces and gardens, capitals and ornaments that adorn the facades of churches and monasteries. Free time at leisure. Return to the hotel and overnight.
 
DAY3   CATANIA
Breakfast at hotel. Leave to visit Etna, the highest volcano in Europe (c. 3350m) and one of the largest and most active in the world. The views of stunning landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio Sapienza. We will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. Proceed to Taormina, a charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Enjoy a lunch in a typical restaurant where you will assist to a show-cooking lesson of some typical Sicilian cuisine dishes. In the afternoon we will visit Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre, and then you will have free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, go shopping and looking around the local handcraft. The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera Dei Ciclopi. Return to your hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight.
 
DAY 4   PALERMO
Breakfast in hotel. Today we will visit the historical center of Catania stated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its original Baroque style and unique streets built with black lava stone. The walking tour will start across the “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) to reach the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the
famous “Liotru” statue, antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. Enjoy a walk along the splendid baroque Via Dei Crociferi, the most representative 18th century street in Catania, where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time for lunch. Transfer to Cefalù, a charming Medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. Proceed to Palermo, dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Suggested hotels in PALERMO: Hotel Federico II 4* or Cristal Palace Hotel 4*

DAY 5   PALERMO
Breakfast in hotel. Spend the morning visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later we will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. Palermo stands on a bay at the foot of Mt Pellegrino, a headland described by Goethe as the loveliest he had ever seen. Visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martian Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina. During the tour we will have a stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. Visit the Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with XVI century sculptures. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 6   PALERMO
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Free time at leisure. Transfer on your own to Airport for international return flight.
 
Dates & Prices
Prices are in EUROS, per person and based on Single & Double occupancy
Weekly departures every Saturday

Dates

Hotels Category

5 Nights

SGL

DBL

March/April/May/June

4* hotels

€1080

€910

July/August/September

€1130

€970

October November

€1000

€880

 

 

 

 

Guaranteed departure dates: 

May 11, 18, 25
June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
July 06, 13, 20, 27
August 03, 10, 17, 24 31
September 07, 14, 21, 28
October 05, 12, 19, 26
November 02, 09

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 5 nights accommodation in your selected hotels category (3 nights Catania, 2 nights Palermo)
  • Half board (Daily breakfast & Dinner – 3 main courses)
  • Lunch in Taormina (fixed menu, beverages not included)
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehical
  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide.
  • Visit of the main suggestive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Syracuse, Noto, Etna, Catania city centre, Cefalù, Monreale, Palermo.
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products in Etna, Catania & Palermo
  • Travel insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Airlines ticket & Airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses