4 Nights - Saturday to Wednesday
This Tour starts in Catania and ends in Palermo. Half Board - plus lunch on Day 3. This Tour is in English only.
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DAY 1 SATURDAY – Catania
Arrival at hotel in Catania. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight in Catania.
DAY 2 SUNDAY – Siracusa - Modica - Ragusa
After a buffet breakfast depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area including the Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisos "Ear". Continue to the island of Ortigia, the baroque historical centre of the city to visit the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch at leisure. Depart for Modica whose architecture is an outstanding example of baroque art. Also famed for its production of chocolate using traditional methods you will visit a chocolate factory and have the opportunity to create your own. On to Ragusa for an optional visit by night of "Ibla" the historical centre of Ragusa (subject to minimum numbers and payable locally).Dinner and overnight in Ragusa.
DAY 3 MONDAY – Piazza Armerina - Agrigento
After a buffet breakfast depart for Piazza Armerina to visit the famous mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Lunch in a typical Sicilian restaurant with a menu chosen to sample local specialities. After lunch depart for Agrigento and visit the breath-taking Valley of the Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site) for a guided tour of temples Concordia, Juno, Zeus and Heracles. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.
DAY 4 TUESDAY – Monreale - Palermo
After a buffet breakfast depart for Monreale to visit the Cathedral with its Moorish architecture housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. On to Palermo and sample it's famous street food while wandering through the City's historic centre visiting the Cathedral and the Palazzo Mirto which dates back to the 17th century and offering a glimpse of the lavish lost world of Sicilian nobility.Dinner and overnight in Palermo.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY – Palermo - Monreale
After a buffet breakfast end of tour.
For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified.
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Hotels - 4 Star
(For organizational reasons the hotels may be modified)
Catania - Il Principe Hotel ****Address: Via Alessi 20/26, (Tel: +39 095 2500345)
Ragusa - Poggio Del Sole Resort ****Address: S.P. Ragusa/Marina di Ragusa Km 5,7 (Tel: +39 0932 666452/668521)
Palermo - Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa ****Address: Via dei Cartari, 18 (Tel: +39 091 320075)
Agrigento - Dioscuri Bay Palace ****Address: Lungomare Falcone e Borsellino (Tel: +39 0922 406111)
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4 Nights - Tuesday to Saturday
This Tour starts in Palermo and ends in Taormina. Half Board - plus lunch on Day 3. This Tour is in English only.
DAY 1 TUESDAY – Palermo
Arrival at hotel in Palermo. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY – Erice - Marsala - Trapani - Palermo
After a buffet breakfast depart for for the medieval hill-top village of Erice with a stroll throught its tiny characteristic streets overlooking Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Continue on to Marsala on the west coast famous for its vineyards and in particular the production of sweet Sicilian wine. Stop at a prestigiuos winery for a guided tour of the historic wine cellars and tastings of red, white and sweet Marsala wines with local food parings. On to Trapani for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins which are still in use. Return to PalermoDinner and overnight in Palermo.
DAY 3 THURSDAY – Cefalu - Nebrodi Park - Taormina
After a buffet breakfast depart for Cefalu a former fishing village, now a charming coastal resort with its imposing Arab Norman Cathedral. Stroll through the ancient narrow street and see the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Continue to the park of Nebrodi stopping for lunch at the Miraglia Forest with a typical menu then on to Cesaro, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from the North side. On to Taormina.Dinner and overnight in Taormina.
DAY 4 FRIDAY – Taormina - Optional excursion to Mt. Etna
After a buffet breakfast morning either at leisure to explore this elegant resort with its splendid Roman-Greek Theatre or possible optional excursion to Mt. Etna (numbers and weather permitting) climbing to a height of 1800 metres. Visit the Sylvester craters where you can enjoy a spectacular view over the Ionian sea (supplment payable on the spot). Lunch at leisure. Return to Taormina with time free to stroll along the Corso Umberto enjoying the wonderful array of cafes, pastry shops and smart boutiques or visit the delightful hill-top village of Castelmola perched above Taormina.Farewell dinner and overnight in Taormina.
DAY 5 SATURDAY – Taormina
Taormina - Villa Diodoro ****Address: Via Bagnoli Croci, 75 (Tel: +39 0942 23312)
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