Multiday Tour of Sicily and Eolian Islands, departing from Palermo
Sicily

8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Eolian Islands, Departing from Palermo

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8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily and Eolian Islands, Departing from Palermo

Enjoy one of the most enticing experiences in Sicily, an 8-days tour of Sicily and of the Eolian Islands, discovering the most beautiful and fascinating places in these magnificent places. Visit Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Ragusa and discover the amazing attractions and activities.

highlights: 
Discover one of the most beautiful arcipelagos of Italy
Enjoy this escorted tour of the Eolian Islands from Sicily
Experience the best attractions and activities of the Eolian Islands and of Sicily
Visit the landmarks of Sicily, including Ragusa, Agrigento and Palermo
Breakfast, dinner and overnight in 4* hotel is included
Description: 

Our 8 Day Tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands is a fantastic way to experience the most of this magnificent area. We will take good care of you from the beginning and they will make sure that every part of your trip is as great as it should be.

Day 1 - Palermo

Welcome to Sicily! After arriving at your hotel in Palermo, you will meet with your guide for this 8 Day Tour. You can request the transfer service in advance, not included. Meeting with the guide in the afternoon. Dinner included and overnight in Palermo.

Day 2: Palermo, Monreale, Marsala

Day 2 is when the travel begins and you will first discover all of the fascinating treasures that the city of Palermo holds, after a buffet breakfast at the hotel.  A few of the treasures include preserved monuments, the Palatine Chapel, and the Fountain Square Pretoria. Lunch is not included, but we will make a stop at the historic focacceria San Francesco. In the afternoon we will arrive in Monreale: the Norman architecture predominates in the style of Monreale, famous for its cathedral with mosaics on a gold background that cover its surface and its walls. A trip to a famous wine cellar awaits your arrival in Marsala along with some delicious wine tastings, before checking in at your hotel, where you will dine and spend the night.

Day 3: Marsala, Salt Road, Selinunte, Agrigento

After breakfast, we will visit the colorful Marsala. We will enjoy the discovery of Saline, stopping at Stagnone islands, a natural reserve of great environmental importance, habitat of procted species of fish and shellfish. No trip to Sicily is complete without a visit to the ancient Greek city in Selinunte where you can be transformed back in time. We will visit this priceless archaeological treasure protected by UNESCO, before some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon it's time for our arrival in Agrigento, to visit the remains of the ancient Akragas Archeological Heritage Site that encompasses the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Heracles, and the Temple of Juno. Accommodation at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Catania

After breakfast, depart for Piazza Armerina, a UNESCO site internationally renowned.  History is alive at the Villa Romana del Casale in the Piazza Armerina and you will relish the mosaics that show pictures of hunting and mythological scenes. Then, later on the fourth day, wander through the Ibleo Garden and churches while visiting the city of Ragusa.  You will be enchanted by its historical center "Ibla", with its fifty churches and palaces in the Baroque style, made famous thanks to the Italian writer Camilleri, and now even more popular thanks to the TV series "Montalbano". Get yourself ready for a tasting of local products (wine, chocolate, biscuits) in Ragusa. Transfer to hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Catania, Lipari

After breakfast at hotel, private transfer to Milazzo. Board your hydrofoil heading to Lipari, the biggest one among the Aeolian Islands. Once you reach Lipari, you will have some free time before returning to your hotel at night and have dinner

Day 6: Panarea and Stromboli 

Departure for the excursion of a full day, after breakfast, but first short visit of the pumice quarries. Visit Calajunco natural bay of Panarea and stop adjacent Zimmari. Departure for the scenic ride to the harbor between the islands visiting the Cave of lovers. You will then land on the island where you can have lunch, relax, explore the island and buy some souvenirs. Continuing to Ginostra, a tiny fishing village, and then to Stromboli Island, admiring Sciara del Fuoco, the enchanting slope where lava rivers flow, and the rock of Strombolicchio. We will dine on the island and then, at sunset, return below the Sciara, to admire the colours of the volcanic explosion.

Day 7: Lipari, Salina

After breakfast, the morning will be devoted to the discovery of the most beautiful bays of Lipari and to the departure to the island of Salina, with some free time for shopping local products such as Malvasìa fortified wine. After skirting the island, you can swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara, then stop at Lingua, a fishing village where you can visit the salt lake from which the island takes its name. Visit the caves of Lipari on the way back and have one last swim in the beach of Vinci. Afternoon at will and free dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Lipari, Milazzo

Enjoy the last breakfast at the hotel, then the tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands ends after your transfer to Sicily mainland in the port of Milazzo.

itinerary: 
  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Marsala
  • Selinunte
  • Agrigento
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Ragusa
  • Catania
  • Lipari
  • Panarea
  • Stromboli
  • Lipari
  • Salina
  • Milazzo
Included: 
  • Multilingual Tour leader 
  • Transfers by bus/minibus from the 2nd to the 4th day
  • Accommodation 4* hotels with breakfast and half board
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products: Palermo (day 2), Marsala (day 2), Ragusa (day 4)
  • Transfer a/r Sicily mainland - Lipari
  • Regular excursions to Lipari and Salina and to Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli or similar
  • City taxes at Aeolian Islands
excluded: 
  • Transfers in/out
  • Lunches
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees at monuments/museums
  • City taxes (where compulsory)
  • Tips (optional) 
  • Anything not specified under "the rates include"
Meeting point: 

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

Information: 

For organizational reasons or due to force majeure the itinerary may be modified.
The price displayed refers to the price per person in a double room in low season.

  • April / May / October - Price per person in double room: €1065,00
  • June / July / September - Price per person in double room: €1143,00
  • August - Price per person in double room: €1259,00

 
Contact us to book the following extra services:
- Pre-night in hotel in Palermo (in BB): €83,00 p.p. in double room per night 
- Post-night in hotel in Lipari (in BB): in double classic room on request
- Transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo and vice versa: 1/4 pax €60,00 each way
   
The cancellation policy for this tour is:

  • up to 21 working days before the departure: no penalty
  • from 20 to 15 working days before the departure: 30% penalty
  • from 14 to 3 working days before the departure: 60% penalty
  • under 3 working days before the departure: 100%
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.