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Sunny Sicily ~ 8 Days

Itinerary:

Day 1: Saturday, Independent arrival to your hotel in Taormina at leisure. Free time to explore the city. Dinner at hotel and overnight. (D)

Day 2:  Sunday, After breakfast, briefing with your tour guide & departure for Castelbuono, a 14th century medieval town.  Walking tour to admire the historical castles & churches.  Continue on to visit the medieval village of Cefalu, and its famous cathedral. Continue on to Palermo and afternoon arrival at your hotel.  Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 3: Monday, After breakfast, half-day guided tour of Palermo, touring the historical end of the city, Royal Palace, Palatina Chapel and the Cathedral.  Visit Monreale, famous for its cathedral with mosaics. (B,D)

Optional Excursions: Afternoon visit to Monte Pellegrino’s spectacular views. Continuation to the small fishing village of Mondello and its marvelous beach, followed by a tasting of a local Sicilian sweet. Some free time on your own before returning to your hotel in Palermo, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Tuesday, After breakfast, tour the medieval town of Erice, on the summit of Monte San Giuliano and admire Norman Castle and cathedral.  Stop at bakery shop to enjoy local almond pastry. Continue on to Trapani.  Afternoon visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte, with the ruins of the temples and Greek Acropolis.  On to Agrigento. Dinner and Overnight. (B,D)

Day 5: Wednesday, After breakfast, morning visit of Agrigento and guided tour of the Valley of Temples.  In the afternoon, continue to Piazza Armerina,  and enjoy a typical Sicilian’s olive pate, olives, marmalade’s and wine.  Guided tour to the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for its late-Roman mosaic collection. On to Taormina beach.  Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6: Thursday, Morning excursion to Mt. Etna, highest peak in Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe, and also tour the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy.  Appreciate the great variety of vegetation and landscapes and then arrive at the “Silvesti Craters”.  From here there is the option to continue the excursion by jeep.  Stop at a local beekeeper for honey and wine sampling, and how it is produced.  Afternoon visit to Taormina, situated on the rocky plateau slopes of Monte Tauro. Option to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, 2nd largest classical theater in Sicily.  Return to hotel and overnight. (B,D)

Day 7: Friday, Full day excursion of Noto and Syracuse. In Noto discover the beautiful baroque Sicily. In Syracuse, guided tour of the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, Cade of the Cordoari, Island of Ortigia.  Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

 Day 8: Saturday, Breakfast at hotel.  End of services. (B)

Tour Code:  NVSST17

Included:

  • Air Conditioned Coach
  • Tour Escort, bilingual for some departures
  • Half Board: (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Tasting where indicated

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • City taxes paid locally at hotels
  • Transfers at arrival and departure
  • Porterages
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to museums, monuments & archaeological sites
  • Any item that has not been mentioned in the “Included”

2017 Rates & Guaranteed Departure Dates:

DatesDoubleSingleTriple
Apr, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13, 20, 27$1365$1650$1230
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24$1365$1650$1230
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Oct 7, 14, 21$1365$1650$1230

4* Hotels or Similar

  • Taormina Area: Antares Hotels
  • Palermo: Cristal Palace Hotel
  • Agrigento: Della Valle

Price per person in Canadian Dollars, Minimum 2 passengers
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply


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