Multiday Escorted Tour of Sicily with dinners, from Catania
Sicily

8-Day Tour of Sicily departing from Catania

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Languages: 
English

8-Day Tour of Sicily departing from Catania

Head just South of Italy’s boot and explore the beauty of the cities of Sicily while visiting ruins, temples, and other royal places of interest. Time will be spent touring Catania, Ragusa, Palermo, and more with the final destination being Taormina.  

highlights: 
Spend 8 fabulous days across Sicilian highlights
See the wonderful town of Palermo and Monreale, which is famous for producing majolica and other pottery
Visit the very well preserved Temple of Concordia at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
It’s all about the fantastic views of the streets, winding lanes, and courtyards during a morning in the medieval village of Erice
Reach 1800 meters and see the Sylvester Craters as you take a unique opportunity to visit Mount Etna with an optional excursion
Description: 

Day 1: Catania

Welcome to Sicily! Independent arrival at the hotel in Catania. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay included.

Day 2: Catania – Siracusa – Ragusa

After a good night's sleep, you will begin your travels to Siracusa. Once there, you will visit the beautiful archaeological sites of Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios Ear. As the day continue, you will also visit Siracusa's most ancient part: Ortigia Island. Then, you'll have free time for lunch and a visit to Ragusa and its historic center "Ibla", an UNESCO World Heritage Site with its churches and palaces. Get ready for a tasting of local products (wine, chocolate, biscuits) in Piazza del Duomo. Check in at your hotel, with dinner and overnight stay included.

Day 3: Ragusa - Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

After breakfast at the hotel, head towards Caltagirone, famous for its pottery, especially its majolica that goes all the way back to the Renaissance years. Free time for sightseeing and shopping. Continue to Piazza Armerina, a UNESCO site internationally renowned for the Villa Romana del Casale, which preserves precious mosaics and mythological paintings. Lunch included in a typical restaurant where you can sample local Sicilian specialties. In the afternoon arrival at Agrigento. You'll visit the Valley of the Temples (excursion not included), Unesco World Heritage archaeological site that contains precious ruins of ancient Greek civilization: the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Heracles, Temple of Juno. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale

After breakfast departure for Palermo, check at your hotel followed by some free time for sightseeing and lunch. In the afternoon, visit of Monreale, world famous for almonds, oil and agrumes production. Norman architecture is king in Monreale's architecture, as you can see from its Duomo with the golden mosaics that cover almost all the surface, for more than 6000 square meters! Upon your return to Palermo, you can admire the view of this city, learning more about its history and legends, its cathedral, which combines many different artistic styles, as many cultures and dominations followed each other in this city.  You can also discover Palermo's Norman Palace and the famous Palatine Chapel. Dinner included before overnight at the hotel. 

Day 5: Palermo – Segesta – Erice – Trapani Saline - Palermo

After breakfast departure to Segesta, to admire its amazing doric temple (420/ 430 d.C.) and its natural heritage, before proceeding across Erice, a medieval village on San Giuliano Mount. You will hear the locals say that Erice didn't change much since the 6th century, and you will witness it immerging into its atmosphere, walking across its tiny streets and admiring its monuments. Lunch will be free, and will be followed by a visit to Trapani's Salt Route, which is still on use. You will return back to the city of Palermo for a dinner together with your group and an overnight at the hotel.  

Day 6: Palermo – Cefalù – Parco dei Nebrodi - Taormina

Departure to Cefalù,  a tiny fishing village that will enchant you. Enjoy a walk across Cefalù's city centre and discover its highlights, suche as the Norman Cathedral and the medieval lavatoio carved into the stone. Then, we will proceed toward the Nebrodi Park and we will stop for lunch at a restaurant immersed in the Miraglia Forest. Later in the afternoon, we will arrive at Cesarò, Randazzo and we will visit the Etna Park. We will arrive in Taormina and settle at your hotel in the city historical centre. Dinner and overnight included.

Day 7: Taormina - Mount Etna (optional) – Taormina

Free day after breaksfast, with an option to visit Mount Etna. , Once you reach 1800 meters, you will be able to see the Sylvester Craters and glorious views of the Ionian Sea. In the afternoon, you will be able to spend time on your own walking through the charming streets of Taormina and shopping for souvenirs, before the overnight at your hotel with dinner.

Day 8: Taormina

After breakfast at your hotel, the tour will end. Time to saying good bye to the island of Sicily!

itinerary: 
  • Catania
  • Siracusa
  • Ragusa
  • Caltagirone
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Agrigento
  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Segesta
  • Erice
  • Trapani Saline
  • Palermo
  • Cefalù
  • Taormina
  • Mount Etna (optional)
  • Taormina
Included: 
  • Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels centrally located with breakfast
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 7 Dinners, 2 Lunches
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products (wine, chocolate, biscuits, etc) in Ragusa Ibla
  • Mineral water (1/2 per person) included in meals
  • Transportation by motor coach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 15 pax
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Local guides where necessary
  • Whispers Kit
  • Porterage at hotels
excluded: 
  • In/out transfers (optional)
  • Entrance fees at monuments
  • City Taxes to be paid directly at the Hotel
  • Beverages
  • Everything which is not clearly specified under "the rate includes"
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Information: 

The price displayed refers to the price per person in a double room. The price per person in single room is € 1330, and the price per person in triple room is € 1068. Contact us for a custom quote and for information on how to book.
 
The cancellation policy for this tour is:

  • 100% penalty for NO SHOW
  • 80% penalty from 1 to 4 working days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 50% penalty from 5 to 9 working days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 30% penalty from 10 to 20 working days before the beginning of the Tour
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.