8-Days guided escorted tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo
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8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo

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Group Excursion of 8 days in Sicily, departing from Palermo

Take advantage of this 8-days tour to visit the most beautiful and charming cities in Sicily, for a fantastic journey steeped in the history and nature of the island. Get ready to experience the wonders of places like Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Agrigento and other popular Sicilian destinations.

8-Days guided escorted tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo highlights: 

  • Discover Sicily and the most beautiful cities in 8 fun-filled days
  • Visit incredible destinations, such as Palermo, Catania, Syracuse and much more
  • Enjoy the natural scenery of Sicily, from the Mount Etna to the coastal landscape of Cefalù and Taormina
  • Learn about the rich culture and ancient traditions of Sicily with this tour
  • Take the opportunity to taste the delicious dishes of the Sicilian cuisine
Description: 

With this amazing 8-days tour you will visit all the beautiful most beautiful destinations in Sicily, and you will have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural, historical and natural heritage of this magical Mediterranean island.

Day 1: Palermo

You will meet your escort guide in Palermo, greeted by a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in Palermo.

Day 2: Cefalù > Catania

After breakfast, you will depart for the coastal town of Cefalù, where you will visit the Cathedral after a walk through the city center, rich in historical ruins, such as the medieval wash-house built in the rock. After a free lunch, you will move toward Catania through the Madonie Natural Park: you will have the chance to visit the beautiful city centre, with its Baroque Cathedral and the Roman Anphitheatre. In the evening, dinner and overnight in Catania.

Day 3: Syracuse > Noto > Catania

After breakfast, you will travel to Syracuse, the most beautiful of the former Greek colony, where you’ll visit the Neapolis archaeological park: here you will find the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre and the legendary "ear" of Dionysus. After that, you visit Ortigia, the small historic center of Syracuse, where you will admire the Cathedral, built on the site of the Temple of Minerva, the wonderful "Fountain of Arethusa" and the Temple of Apollo. After a free lunch, you will proceed to Noto, one of the most beautiful baroque cities in the island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In conclusion, you’ll return to Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Mount Etna (Honey Tasting) > Taormina > Catania

After breakfast, you depart for a trip to Mount Etna: through the fascinating landscape of the highest active volcano in Europe, you’ll reach a height of about 1,900 meters, admiring splendid views. After the lunch at a restaurant on the mountain or at Taormina, you will continue to Taormina, a town founded in front of the sea and called, not surprisingly, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous greek-Roman Theatre. At the end, return to Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Catania > Piazza Armerina > Agrigento

After breakfast, you will reach Piazza Armerina where you’ll visit the Villa Romana del Casale, which houses the largest collection of late Roman mosaics in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. Next, you’ll reach Agrigento for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site characterized by the exceptional state of preservation of its temples, including the Temple of Concord. At the end, dinner and hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Selinunte (Lunch in a Farmhouse) > Erice > Palermo

After breakfast, you’ll depart for the archaeological park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean. For lunch, you'll reach a local farm, famous for the production of olive oil, where you will have the chance to taste it. In the afternoon, you will continue to Erice, a medieval town full of myth, history and art on the summit of Monte San Giuliano: walk through its winding lanes, inner courtyards and cobbled streets. In case of adverse weather conditions the visit of Erice will be replaced by Segesta. Next, you will move to Palermo for the accommodation in a downtown hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Palermo > Monreale (Mount Pellegrino or Capo Market optional)

After breakfast, depart to Monreale where you will admire the Cathedral, famous for its Byzantine mosaics, and the cloister of the Benedictines, with its Moorish architecture. Continue with the visit of the Capital of Sicily, Palermo. Back to your Hotel to have lunch.Free time in the afternoon or optional excursion to the Monte Pellegrino, the most famous mountain in Palermo, where you will visit the shrine of Santa Rosalia, venerated saint of the city. From the top of the mountain, you can admire the whole Conca d'Oro, the plain on which lies Palermo. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.

Day 8: Palermo

Breakfast at the hotel and end of the tour.

Other tours to Sicily

If you prefer to relax in the most beautiful crystal-clear waters of Sicily, immersed in enchanting landscapes, check-out our 8-days tour of the Aeolian Islands, departing from Catania.
 

itinerary: 
  • Palermo
  • Cefalù – Catania
  • Syracuse – Noto – Catania
  • Mount Etna – Taormina
  • Catania – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
  • Selinunte – Segesta – Palermo
  • Mount Pellegrino – Palermo – Monreale
Included: 
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners (in Hotels and local restaurants) w/ mineral water (1/2 per person) included
  • Bus GT or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 pax
  • Tour escort at disposal for the whole tour except on day 7
  • Guided visits in Palermo, Syracuse, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento
  • Porterage at hotels
  • 1 Tasting of local typical products in Selinunte (olive oil, black bread, olives) + 1 honey tasting 
excluded: 
  • Transfers in/out
  • Entrance fees at monuments
  • City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel
  • Beverages (except mineral water, which is included)
Meeting point: 

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

Information: 

The price shown is per person in a double room. Contact us if you would like to book a single or triple room!
 
Please note that for organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In any case, we will ensure the visits and excursions mentioned on the journey.
 
Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% penalty for no show
  • 80% penalty from 1 to 4 days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 50% penalty from 5 to 9 days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 30% penalty from 10 to 20 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.

Reviews of 8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily, departin...

5
Reviewed by Glenda Anne O. from

The whole experience was amazing I never thought I would see such amazing sights in my lifetime thank you.

Early morning starts late nights wonderful hotels luggage taken and collected from hotel rooms very informative tour guides with our little whisperers around our necks. Our coach broke down on the way up to Mount Etna but our young driver got us up to see what was the highlight of my trip to be above the clouds one a sunny day and to look down the mouth of Etna was absolutely breathtaking. Making wonderful friends from Australia, Malaisia, Spain and Italy who were on this trip of a lifetime. Now back in England viewing my many photos. Miriam and Enrico are still helping me as unfortunately I left my iPhone at the airport in a confusion about having a pacemaker and fast track but on arriving home they have given me phone numbers which has enabled my daughter to make contact with Palermo airport and my phone has been traced. So I cannot thank everyone involved with this amazing holiday which I will never forget. I will recommend your company to friends and family. Thank you. Kind regards Glenda Ockmore