Exclusively in English. Very charming tour offering high quality services located in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns. Group tour with departures from Catania guaranteed with minimum 2 participants.
7 nights/ 8 days
Available from April till October
Available for English speaking clients only
1st DAY – SATURDAY: CATANIA
Independent transfer to Hotel Una Palace in Catania. Accommodation. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Una Palace. Dinner included.
2nd DAY – SUNDAY: CATANIA/SIRACUSA/RAGUSA
with Sicilian typical products tasting
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse to visit the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa; visit of the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch on your own. Depart for Ragusa to visit the enchanting historical city centre “Ibla”, with its Baroque, stunning palaces and churches. Enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island in a nice bar in the main square by the Dome. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Poggio Del Sole. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included.
3rd DAY – MONDAY: RAGUSA/CALTAGIRONE/PIAZZA ARMERINA/AGRIGENTO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Caltagirone famous for the production of ceramics and pottery: visit of a ceramics laboratory and opportunity for shopping. Continue to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale thanks to its well preserved mosaics. Lunch at a local restaurant with a special menu chosen exclusively to taste the local specialities. Depart to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus and Castor & Pollux. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
4th DAY – TUESDAY: AGRIGENTO/ PALERMO/ MONREALE
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Palermo. Accommodation at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Leisure time and lunch on your own. In the afternoon visit the Cathedral of Monreale; one of the most beautiful monuments in the world with its Moorish architecture and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Continue to visit the historical centre of Palermo, one of the largest in Europe, including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, the Royal Palace. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel in Palermo. Breakfast and dinner included.
5th DAY – WEDNESDAY: PALERMO/SEGESTA/ERICE/TRAPANI/PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Segesta to admire the Greek Temple and the Greek Theatre surrounded by a suggestive landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny and characteristic streets. Lunch on your own. We will then drive down to Trapani for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills, still functional. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Palermo. Breakfast and dinner included.
6th DAY – THURSDAY: PALERMO/CEFALU’/NEBRODI PARK/TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down the main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built-in the rock. We will then drive through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch with a typical Sicilian menu. Continue to Cesarò, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view - the north facing side - surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Villa Diodoro, located near the historic center of Taormina. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
7th DAY/FRIDAY – TAORMINA/ ETNA + COOKING CLASS (OPTIONAL)*/TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, possibility of an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, you will reach a height of 1800 metres and you will enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Ionic Sea. Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, the small medieval village called "the pearl of the Ionic Sea"; enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Roman - Greek theatre on your own. Return to the hotel and in the evening be ready for a farewell dinner at the hotel.
*The Excursion can be pre-booked either up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour or on the spot up to 4 days before the excursion, subject to availability; minimum 10 participants to operate.
8th DAY/SATURDAY – TAORMINA
After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour. Breakfast included.
RATES PER PERSON
€950 in double room
Suppl. single room: €240
3rd pax in triple room: €915
OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO “ETNA” : € 45 per person
ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In any case Autoservizi Pennisi ensures the visits and excursions mentioned on the journey
Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels centrally located, welcome cocktail, 7 dinners, 2 lunches, 7 breakfast, Sicilian typical products tasting (wine, chocolate, biscuits, etc) in Ragusa Ibla, transportation De Luxe motorcoach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 15 pax, English speaking tour escort, local guides where necessary, porterage at hotel.
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Transfers in/out, entrance fees, beverages, city taxes (where compulsory), everything which is not clearly specified under “the rate includes”.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:
Very charming hotels throughout the tour offering high quality services, located in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns
Exclusively in English
Visit of the main Sicilian monuments including 3 UNESCO sites
Special menus in local restaurants exclusively selected to give you the unique and genuine taste of the Sicilian cuisine
Sicilian typical products tasting in one of the most enchanting square in Ragusa Ibla
NEW: cooking class (optional) at Azienda Trinità farm estate in Mascalucia, on the slopes of Mt Etna
100% penalty NO SHOW
70% penalty from 1 to 3 days before departure date
50% penalty from 4 to 7 days before departure date
25% penalty from 8 to 14 days before departure date
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