Enjoy an Italian getaway off the mainland with this fabulous five day adventure in Sicily. Located at the toe of Italy's proverbial boot, this gorgeous island overlooks the enticing and sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and is home to amazing architecture, culture, and cuisine. Discover historical finds in the coastal city of Siracusa, shop the ceramics in Caltagirone, see the Ancient Temples of Agrigento, and tour the Cathedral of Monreale before returning to Palermo. This travel package captures the magic and beauty of Sicily, a breathtaking island unlike any other.
From CATANIA to PALERMO
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa with Sicilian Typical products tasting, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo
Day 01 (Saturday): CATANIA
Arrival in Catania and transfer to the 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 (Sunday): CATANIA, SIRACUSA, RAGUSA with Sicilian Specialties tasting
Breakfast at the hotel before departing for Siracusa, an ancient Greek city on the coast with a past rich in history and culture. You will visit its archeological site where you will see the Greek Amphitheater, The Ear of Dionysus, Minerva's Temple and the Roman Theater. The tour will continue to the Island of Ortigia, the old baroque city center of Siracusa built by the Aragonians. You will admire the Cathedral and the Fountain of Aretusa. At the end of the tour free time for lunch on your own in Ortigia Island. Transfer to Ragusa, a beautiful town built in two sections: the “new part", constructed after the 1693 earthquake that completely devastated the surrounding area, and the "old part", called Ragusa Ibla, which is a wonderful and well known example of Baroque architecture and art. Before retiring to the hotel for dinner, you will enjoy a typical aperitif and a tasting of local products while overlooking the main square and the majestic Cathedral of Ragusa Ibla. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Ragusa.
Day 03 (Monday): RAGUSA, CALTAGIRONE, PIAZZA ARMERINA, AGRIGENTO
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Caltagirone, the center of Sicily's ceramic industry, to visit a ceramics laboratory and showroom. Next, travel to Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the world's largest collection of late period Roman Mosaics. Typical lunch in a local restaurant to taste the delicious specialties of the area. The tour then moves on to Agrigento, where you will visit the Valley of the Temples. This collection of temples represents some of the best examples of Ancient Greek architecture outside of Greece, with the temples of Juno, Hercules, Zeus, Concord and Castor and Pollux. Dinner and overnight at your Agrigento Hotel.
Day 04 (Tuesday): AGRIGENTO, MONREALE, PALERMO
After breakfast, you'll head to Palermo, where you'll have free time for lunch after checking in at the hotel. In the afternoon, the tour will continue to Monreale, where you'll visit the hilltop Cathedral with its beautiful 12th century gold mosaics and the Benedictine monastery. Be sure to enjoy the breathtaking view of Palermo and the surrounding area as well. Afterwards, you'll return to Palermo for a sightseeing tour of the Capital of Sicily, viewing wonders of art and architecture, such as the Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral, the Opera house and Praetorian Square. The night will end with dinner at a local restaurant and a good night's sleep at your Hotel in Palermo.
Day 05 (Wednesday): PALERMO
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour and our services will end.
It was wonderful. Definitely one of the best vacations we have ever taken. We spent 5 days in Rome, 5 days in Positano, 8 days in Sicily and
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PACKAGE START AT $954.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe motor coach or minibus as per itinerary
- Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels in double/twin rooms with private facilities
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 4 Dinners
- 1 Lunch
- Welcome cocktail
- Sicilian typical products tasting in Ragusa Ibla
- English Speaking Tour-Escort (if less than 15 participants your Driver will be also your tour escort)
- Panoramic Visits as per itinerary
- Local guide assistance where necessary
- Porterage Service at Hotels
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums (about 60 euro per person + 8 Euro per person for whispers), Tips, Extras.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable it must be paid locally to the hotel.
- All which is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
English speaking escorted group tour.
In case there are less than 15 travelers, your driver will be also your tour escort.
For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In any case the visits and excursions mentioned in the itinerary are guaranteed.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).