8-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Catania

8-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Catania

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Positivo e ben organizzato il tour, Hotel di prim'ordine.

Raffaele A.

Multiday tour from Catania: Palermo, Taormina and more

Embark in an unforgettable journey through history and nature, a one week tour of Sicily. This unique eXPerience will include all of the most beautiful and fascinating sights of the island, including Palermo, Catania, Marsala, Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, Etna and much more.

8-Days guided tour of Sicily from Catania, half board highlights: 

  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime eXPerience in Italy, a one week tour of Sicily
  • Discover the unique heritage of the sunny island of Sicily
  • Visit the most exceptional attractions of Sicily: Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Noto, Marsala and many others
  • Admire the splendid landscapes of Sicily
  • Explore the tast of SIcily with dinners included and some surprising tastings

8-Days guided tour of Sicily from Catania, half board

Day 1: Catania

Arrive independently to the hotel in the charming city of Catania (contact us for an optional private transfer from the airport). In the evening you will meet your tour-leader and your travel companions. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Syracuse - Noto

After breakfast at the hotel, the first stop will be Syracuse, discovering the ancient Greek roots of Sicily in the Archaeologic Park of Neapolis, with its Greek theatre and Roma Amphiteatre.
You will continue visiting the small island of Ortigia, the historic centre of Syracuse, known for its elegence and the magnificent Cathedral.  
After free time for lunch (NOT included), you will geat to Noto, a gem of Sicilian baroque art, full of elegant buldings and ornaments. Return to Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Etna-Taormina

After breakfast, you will discover the Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe and a UNESCO wonder, walking along the inactive volcanic cones. Then you will visit a beekeeping farm, and taste delicious local products.
The day continues with a tour of the charming Taormina: it will start with a lunch in a traditional restaurant, where you will also watch a cooking show, followed by the visit of the Greek theatre where you will admire the awesome panorama on the Naxos Gulf.
Before leaving you will have some free time for shopping in the city centre. Driving along the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi, we finally make our way to Catania. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Catania-Cefalù

After breakfast, you will begin this tour visiting the historical area of Catania, included in the UNESCO World Heritage. The tour will include the most interesting attractions, like the Cathedral, the Liotru Statue, University Square, Via dei Crociferi, Saint Benedict Monastery or the traditional fish markets.
Free time for lunch (NOT included) and join a stop in a typical bar to have a broche with granita. The next stop will then be Cefalù, a picturesque sea village, also known for its splendid Norman Dome. You will have free time to visit the city, before leaving for Palermo. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 5: Monreale - Palermo

After breakfast, you will head to Monreale, to visit the immense Arab - Norman Cathedral, with its stunning cloister. The next stop will be  visit of the centre of Palermo, famous for attractions like the Arab-Norman Cathedral, Martorana Church, Pretoria Square and many others.
A few of the treasures include preserved monuments, the Palatine Chapel, and the Fountain Square Pretoria. You will also have a stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. After free time for lunch (NOT included), keep visiting the city centre. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Marsala - Salt Road - Agrigento

After breakfast, join a visit of Marsala and a trip along the Marsala Salt Road, admiring the salt mines and windmills, and the Stagnone Island. Here you will join the visit of a wine cellar (wine tasting and lunch will be included).
Your eXPerience will continue with Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples area, the ruins of ancient Akragas. Dinner and accommodation in Agrigento hotel.

Day 7: Piazza Armerina - Ragusa Ibla - Catania

After breakfast, the tour will begin with a visit to Piazza Armerina, a nice charming village, where you will have a tour inside the Villa Romana del Casale, world famous for its impressive Roman mosaics.
After free time for lunch (NOT included), continue to Ragusa Ibla, one of the most beautiful baroque towns on the island and an UNESCO site, hosting more than 50 churches and a lot of baroque architecture. You will enjoy a tasting of local products. Return to Catania, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 8: Catania

After breakfast, end of the tour (contact us for an optional private transfer to the airport).

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Discover more multiday tour of Sicily: 8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Malta, Departing from Palermo or the 9 Day Tour of Sicily departing from Palermo in half board.

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Reviews of 8-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Catania

Reviewed by Raffaele A. from

Positivo e ben organizzato il tour, Hotel di prim'ordine.

Positivo e ben organizzato il tour, Hotel di prim'ordine.
Reviewed by Stephen N. from

The mosaics at Monreal, Palatine Chappel Palermo and Villa Casale

A very well designed tour with an excellent tour guide, Placido.