Meraviglia of Sicily from Palermo to Taormina Deluxe Mini Escorted Tour
5 Days/4 Nights
From PALERMO to TAORMINA
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Palermo, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Cefalu, Nebrodi Park, Taormina, Mount Etna (optional)
Day 01 (Tuesday): PALERMO
Arrival in Palermo and transfer to you hotel at your leisure. In the afternoon, meet and greet with your tour escort and travel group. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner with your group before retiring for the night.
Day 02 (Wednesday): PALERMO, SEGESTA, ERICE, TRAPANI, PALERMO
Enjoy a breakfast buffet at your Hotel before departing for Segesta, an impressive archeological site home of the majestic Doric Temple and other Grecian ruins. The tour will continue to Erice, an enchanting medieval town on Mt Erice and famous for its Phoenician and Norman ruins. Don’t forget your camera for the breathtaking views over the city of Trapani, the salt works on the coast and the Egadi Islands. Free time for lunch in Erice before proceeding on a panoramic tour to Trapani to see the salt windmills still working in the coast. Return to Palermo for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 03 (Thursday): PALERMO - CEFALÙ - NEBRODI PARK - TAORMINA
After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart to the charming sea town of Cefalu’. Once there you will explore the enchanting city center of this old fishing village and visit the Norman Cathedral, home to beautiful mosaic works, and the medieval wash-house built in the rock.
The tour will continue to the “Parco dei Nebrodi”, a beautiful natural park where you'll stop for a characteristic lunch at the Miraglia Forest. In the afternoon you’ll drive to Cesarò, Randazzo where you’ll be able to admire the Mount Etna from an unusual point of view.
Arrival in the evening at your hotel in Taormina where you will have dinner before a good night's rest.
Day 04 (Friday): TAORMINA, MOUNT ETNA (optional), TAORMINA
You'll have the morning to yourself, after breakfast, to relax sipping a delicious Sicilian granita, write your postcards or take the cable down to the beach. If you're interested, you might like to go on an optional excursion to Mount Etna (optional activity not included). If the weather conditions allow you, you'll reach the 1800 meters level of the highest active volcano in Europe from where you'll see an amazing panoramic view of the Ionic Sea. In the afternoon you will visit Taormina, a beautiful medieval town between the Mount Etna and the blue sea and enjoy some free time shopping for handmade lace, ceramics, coral jewels and local food and sweets in the many small shops on the Corso Umberto or if you would like, you may be able also to visit the famous Roman-Greek Theater (on your own, not included). Return to your hotel for a farewell Dinner with your tour party. Overnight in Taormina.
Day 05 (Saturday): TAORMINA
After breakfast at the hotel, end of services.