Day 1 – Catania:
Prepare for one of the most exciting adventures in the marvelous island of Sicily, a five days tour from Catania to Palermo, a great experience that will show the best that this destination has to offer. In the first day, you will meet with the tour leader in the Catania hotel, where you will also have dinner, preparing for the next days.
Day 2 – Siracusa - Noto - Catania:
Following the breakfast, you will begin the day with a tour of Siracusa and its ancient Greek treasures. We will visit the ancient Greek city of Neapolis, today a vast and fascinating archaeological park, where you can discover a piece of history that is beautifully preserved, along with the Greek Tehatre and the Roman Amphiteatre. We will then visit the small historic centre of Syracuse, which is the small island of Ortigia, where you will have the chane to stroll around the elegant alleys. After free time for lunch, your tour of Sicily will continue tour of Sicily with a visit of Noto town, world famous for its amazing architecture, especially the Arab - Normann Cathedral, that can best be admired in the town center. We will visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style before returning to Catania. Dinner and hotel in Catania.
Day 3 – Etna – Taormina – Catania:
The day will start with a wonderful experience, a tour of the Etna volcano, and the tallest in Europe, included in the UNESCO natural heritage. You will have the chance to walk on its inactive cones, admiring the otherworldly landscapes. Next, we will visit a beekeeping farm located nearby, learning more about the process of making delicious honey products. The Sicily experience continues with an enchanting tour of Taormina, where we start with a traditional lunch in a restaurant where you will also get to watch an interesting cooking show. Then we continue with the most beautiful attractions of Taormina, as well as several crafts shops. The day will end with a transfer back to Catania, following the spectacular Riviera dei Ciclopi, an opportunity to see the true beauty of Sicily. Dinner and hotel in Catania.
Day 4 – Catania – Cefalu - Palermo:
The day starts with a tour of historical center of Catania, included in the UNESCO World Heritage, where most of the attractions can be found. Catania is a fascinating city, with many things to see, like the beautiful Cathedral, University Square, Via dei Croficeri, Saint Benedict Monastery and others. You will admire all of these and immerse into the atmosphere of Catania. There will be time for a break in a local bar to taste the famous Sicilian granita with brioche. After free time for lunch, we continue the day with a free tour of Cefalu, a medieval gem set on the coast, with narrow cobblestone streets and old cathedrals, relaxed cafes and architectural treasures. The unique Sicily tour will conclude towards Palermo for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Monreale - Palermo:
After breakfast at Hotel, we will move towards Monreale, to have a tour of its huge Arab-Norman Cathedral, famous all over the world and part of Unesco Heritage. Later on, we will retrun to Plaermo to have a proper visit of this fantastic city. Walking around the city centre you will feel the charme of the architecture that has been influenced by many cultures in the past. We will visit the main attractions, from the amazing Martorana Church to the Cappella Palatina. On the way, there will be a delicius break at the well-known Antica Focacceria San Francesco. After free time for lunch, we will have to chance to keep exploring the city centre, with the Teatro Massimo and the Fountain in Pretoria Square. Free time and dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 - Palermo
After breakfast t the hotel, end of the tour.
More escorted tours in Sicily
If you are loooking for an all-inclusive vacation package in SIcily. have a look at our 9 days escroted tour departing from Palermo or the 6 days escorted tour of the Eolian islands.