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
Transfer to hotel in Catania. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight in Catania.
DAY 2 SUNDAY – Siracusa - Ragusa
Depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area including the Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisos "Ear". Continue to Ortigia, the baroque historical centre of the city to visit the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch at leisure. Depart for Ragusa a city divided in 2 after the earthquake of 1693. Visit the historical centre of Ibla with its stunning palaces and churches. Tasting of typical Sicilian products and an aperitif in a bar in the square. Dinner and overnight in Ragusa.
DAY 3 MONDAY – Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento
Depart for Caltagirone, renowned for its production of Sicilian ceramics. Continue to Piazza Armerina to visit the famous mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale. Lunch in a local restaurant with a menu chosen to sample local specialities. Depart for Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.
DAY 4 TUESDAY – Palermo - Monreale
Depart for Palermo. On arrival time and lunch at leisure. Afternoon visit to Monreale with its splendid Cathedral and Benedictine Cloister built in the 12th Century and covered with magnificent mosaics. Visit the historical centre of Palermo including the Cathedral, Palatine Chapel and Royal Palace. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY – Palermo - Monreale
After 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 - Una Palace Hotel ****Address: Via Etnea, 218 (Tel: +39 095 2505111)
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
Transfer to hotel in Palermo. Time at leisure to explore Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Palermo.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY – Segesta - Erice - Trapani
Depart for Segesta to visit the famous Doric Temple and Greco-Roman Theatre amid stunning countryside. Continue to the medieval hill-top village of Erice overlooking Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Lunch at leisure. Down to Trapani for a panoramic tour of the working salt mills. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.
DAY 3 THURSDAY – Cefalu - Nebrodi Park - Taormina
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. Continue 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
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. 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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