A Taste of Sicily

Explore Sicily on this enchanting journey through the Italian paradise island. Marvel at the islands glorious architecture, and discover the charming villages and coastline from Palermo to Catania!

DEPARTURES

Tuesday Departures from March, 2020 to November, 2020

Included:
• 4 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
• 4 dinners in hotels or local restaurants
• 1 lunch in a local winery in Marsala
• 3 tastings of Sicilian typical products in Palermo, Marsala and Ragusa
• Visits to the following UNESCO World Heritage sites, Monreale, Palermo, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina and Ragusa
• Multilingual tour leader, professional guide, local guide or audio-guides where necessary
• Ground transportation by deluxe coach with air conditioning
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Not Included:
• Entrance fees at monuments and museums (total amount starting from €50.00 per person, to be re-confirmed)
• All Lunches
• Tips
• Porterage service
• Drinks
• City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
• Everything that is not mentioned in included
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Optional Extras:
• Airport Transfers
• Pre and Post accommodation in Sicily

PRICING DETAILS

Click Book Online for 2020 pricing!
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• All prices are per person
• City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
• Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one piece of hand luggage
• Rates for triple and children (under 12 years old) are on request
• Please note we are not responsible for any disruption due to weather and sea conditions concerning all hydrofoil and ferry crossings among the islands

Sicily
Palermo > Monreale > Marsala > Salt Road > Agrigento > Piazza Armerina > Ragusa Ibla > Catania

ITINERARY

DAY 1: PALERMO

Welcome to Palermo! Arrive independently to the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). In the evening you will meet the tour leader and your travel companions and enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel. Meals: D

DAY 2: PALERMO > MONREALE > PALERMO

After breakfast in the hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Later we will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, mirable example from a historical and an artistic point of view, of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist. Food surprise and free time for lunch. Continuing our walk we will admire the Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 3: PALERMO > MARSALA > SALD ROAD > AGRIGENTO

This morning the tour will continue along with the charming and well-known town of Marsala, where Garibaldi went ashore in May 1860. Then, we will go to the charming and well-known Salt Road: the west coast of Sicily with many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. Time for lunch, wine and typical products tastings in a local winery. Transfer to Agrigento and visit of the Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4: AGRIGENTO > PIAZZA ARMERINA > RAGUSA IBLA > CATANIA

Today we will reach Piazza Armerina where we will admire the splendid polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale, World Heritage Site. After free time for lunch, departure to Ragusa Ibla and visit of its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque, with its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful square of the Dome and the “giardino Ibleo”. Used as a location of the extremely popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series, it is today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites. We’ll conclude the visiting day with a tasting of local products. Proceed to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 5: CATANIA

Breakfast at the hotel (optional private transfer on request). End of services. Meals: B