Embark on this five day escorted tour to discover the enchanting treasures of Sicily. Begin in Palermo to admire its centuries of history and art before taking a guided day excursion to Segesta to discover the Doric Temple and other Greek ruins, the town of Erice to view Phoenician and Norman ruins, and Trapani to see the salt windmills. Explore and tour the coastal fishing village of Cefalu' with its remarkable Cathedral then continue on to the pristine Nebrodi Natural Park. End your trip in Taormina with a chance to see the famous Greek Theater and impressive Mount Etna. The wonders of Sicily await you!
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 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 (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 Greek ruins. The tour will continue towards Erice, an enchanting medieval town on Mount Erice famous for its Phoenician and Norman ruins. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures of 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 continuing the panoramic tour to Trapani to see the salt windmills still working along 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 and Randazzo where you’ll be able to admire Mount Etna from an unusual point of view. Arrival in the evening in Taormina, a beautiful medieval town between Mount Etna and the blue sea, where you will have dinner before a good night's rest.
Day 04 (Friday): TAORMINA, MOUNT ETNA (optional), TAORMINA
After breakfast, you'll have the morning to yourself to relax with a delicious Sicilian granita, write your postcards or take the cable car 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 permit it, you'll reach the 1,800 meter level of the highest active volcano in Europe from which you'll admire an amazing panoramic view of the Ionian Sea. In the afternoon you'll spend time in Taormina where you can enjoy some free time shopping for handmade lace, ceramics, coral jewels and local food and sweets in the many small shops on Corso Umberto or, if you would like, you could visit the famous Greek Theater (on your own, not included). Return to your hotel for a farewell Dinner with your tour party and overnight in Taormina.
Day 05 (Saturday): TAORMINA
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour and our services will end.
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PACKAGE START AT $888.00 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 Lunches;
- Welcome cocktail;
- 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 10 euro per person + 8 Euro per person for whispers), Tips, Extras.
- Optional excursion to Mt Etna (45 euro per person to be paid locally and it can be pre-booked with your tour leader until 4 days before the excursion. The excursion is subject to availability and operated with minimum of 10 participants.)
- 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 become 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).