Sicily, the Pearl of Mediterranean Sea

Summary

7 nights
Proprietà: Tours on request
Included
Enogastronomic experience included

Discover Sicily in 8 days

The archaeological wonders of the cities of Magna Graecia, the Arab and Norman influences, the Sicilian Baroque masterpieces. The natural beauties, the clear waters, the volcano Etna. Without neglecting the gastronomic experiences of the excellent local cuisine.
This is what awaits you with our Sicily Tour. Take a look at the program and book with us!

Tour program

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1
09:00 -

Start of the tour

  • Welcome to Palermo! Meet with the driver and transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotel in the city center

Enjoy some free time this afternoon, have a famous “arancino” or “cannolo”, or maybe do some shopping!

  • Overnight stay
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2
09:00 - 13:00

Visit of Palermo

  • Enjoy your buffet breakfast in hotel. Your guide and will greet you in the lobby to lead you through the splendor of Palermo

Palermo is famous for its local markets, the good food and the marvelous buildings of the city center, such as the Norman Palace, the Palatine Chapel, the churches of the historic center and the Regional Gallery of Sicily.

With this walking tour you will explore the corners of this enchanted and folkloristic city.


																																																																																				
																																																											
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14:00 - 16:00

Monreale

  • Greeting with the driver and transfer to Monreale

After lunch with the guide you are going to explore one of the symbol of Palermo, Monreale, which is just 5 kilometers from Palermo.

The cathedral is an architectural masterpiece of the 12th-century, in which different styles are linked together: the architecture of northern Europe, Romanesque art and Arabic art. Outside, it is richly decorated by two bronze doors and the interior is illuminated by magnificent gold mosaics that culminate in the Christ Pantocrator in the apsidal basin as the highest expression of figurative art.

  • Transfer to Palermo
  • Overnight stay
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4
09:00 - 13:00

Segesta, Erice, Selinunte

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel, greeting with the driver and transfer to Segesta
  • Meeting with the guide and visit of Segesta Temple

The fist stop of this day will be the Temple of Segesta, located at 1 hour from Palermo.

The old city of of Segesta was founded by the Elimi. It survived many enemy armies, weather and, earthquakes in the area. Located on Mount Barbaro, it has a breathtaking panoramic view. You will visit the magnificent Temple and the Greek theater of Segesta.

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11:30 - 15:30

Erice

  • Transfer to Erice and free time

To reach Erice the best way is to take the funicular from the parking and reach the top of this town.
Ticket to be purchased on the spot.

The narrow alleys, sheltered courtyards, the churches (about 60!), the squares paved in stone, the atmosphere of the distant Middle Ages are characteristic of this town. From the top you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the of the western coast of Sicily and the sea.

  • Free time for lunch
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15:30 - 17:30

Selinunte

  • Transfer to Selinunte
  • Greeting with the guide and visit of the Archeological Park

The Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the remains of what was once one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia. Currently this is the largest Archeological Park in Europe.

  • Meeting with the driver and trasnfer to Agrigento
  • Accommodation in a 4-stars hotel in the city center
  • Overnight stay
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7
09:00 - 13:00

Agrigento and Catania

  • After having breakfast at the hotel and checked-out, you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to the Archeological Park of the Valley of the Temples
  • Meeting with the guide and visit

It is the best-preserved Archaeological Park in all of Magna Graecia. You will explore the site which extends over approximately 1,300 hectares. You will learn about a millenary history that began in the 6th-century BC with the foundation of the ancient Greek colony of Akragas, see the terraced levels of the site that used to be a center of the public life of the ancient Greco-Romans and marvel at the aqueducts and walkthrough the core of the archaeological site of Agrigento.

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13:00 - 17:00

Catania

  • Transfer to Piazza Armerina
  • Free time for luch and individal visits

Piazza Armerina is a town set in the heart of Sicily. In this city is located the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, majestic imperial villa, originally the property of a powerful Roman family.

Here you will find the best conserved in-situ Roman mosaics in the world. The Villa Romana del Casale houses mosaic’s flooring, figurative and geometric, wall mosaics, columns, statues, capitals and coins. Since 1997 the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Transfer to Catania
  • Accommodation in a 4-stars hotel in the city center and overnight stay
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9
09:00 - 13:00

Syracuse and Ortigia

  • Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with the driver and transfer to The Temple of Syracuse
  • English-guided tour

During your walk you will discover many old Roman streets, as well as monuments such as the Greek Theatre, whose cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks.

Near the Greek Theatre, you will see the latomie, including the limestone cave known as the “Ear of Dyonisius,” as well as the Christian Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari. Admire the Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial age, and more.

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14:00 - 16:00

Ortigia

  • The next stop will be the Isola of Ortigia
  • Free time for lunch and individual visits

Located at the park’s eastern end, and separated by a narrow channel, Ortygia is filled with Greek temples, Christian churches, and Arabian streets. Visit the Arethusa fountain and Piazza del Duomo, where the baroque palaces, such as Beneventano del Bosco Palace and Senate Palace are among the most beautiful in Sicily.

  • Transfer to Catania and overnight stay
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11
09:00 - 13:00

Mt. Etna

  • Start your day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel
  • Meeting with the driver and transfer to Mt.Etna. Here you will find your guide.

With the guide you will ride the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level.

Then, start your 2-hour trek to the crater summit, and take breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery and views. Walk through the lunar landscape of the lava fields as you traverse the nature trails of the highest active volcano in Europe.

Take in the panoramic views from 3,000 meters, then trek back down to the upper cable car station.

  • Transfer to Ancient Theatre of Taormina

The Ancient Theater of Taormina is the largest building for shows in the Italian Peninsula. The archaeological site offers the opportunity to step back into the past as well as enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.

The Greek building, built in a dominant position, dates back, by layout, to the III-II century B.C., but the monument you can admire today appears in the forms acquired in the roman imperial age under the emperor Trajan or Hadrian.

  • Accommodation in a 4-stars hotel in the city center and overnight
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12
09:00 - 13:00

Aeolian cruise

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel and transfer to Milazzo
  • Enjoy a Aeolian Islands cruise tour (shared tour)

The Aeolian Archipelago Island is a UNESCO-listed heritage site. The first stop will be the island of Lipari, the most populated and most historically significant of the Aeolian Islands.Spend free time exploring the Old Town.

The second stop will be the famous island of Vulcano, which gives its name to all volcanoes. Have free time to visit its sulfurous mud baths, take in views of its smoking main crater, or go for lunch at a local restaurant.

On the way back to Milazzo, the tour follows the coastline to see the breathtaking Faraglioni Rock formation, the Horse Cave and the Mermaid’s Rock.

  • Meeting with the driver and transfer to Taormina
  • Overnight stay
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13
09:00 -

End of the tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Three hours before your international flight, a driver will pick up you up to take you to the airport 3 hours before the flight
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Price and conditions

Tour on request for groups or small groups

(min. 4 participants)

Included:

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Accomodation in 4* hotel in the city center with breakfast (Palermo 2 nights, Agrigento 1 night, Catania 3 nights, Taormina 2 nights)
  • Guided visit of Palermo, Monreale, Segesta Temple, Selinunte Archeological Park, Agrigento Archeological Park, Catania, Syracuse temple, Mt. Etna, Taormina
  • Entrance fee: Monreale Church, Segesta Park, Selinunte Archeological Park, Archeological Park of Agrigento,  Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Temple of Syracuse
  • Boat Excursion to Aeolian Islands (shared excursion)
  • Transfer as per the program

Not included:

  • Tips and personal extras
  • Lunches and dinners

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Questa escursione può essere cancellata gratuitamente da parte del cliente dandocene comunicazione entro 72 ore dall’inizio. E’ previsto il rimborso integrale entro 7 giorni dall’annullamento.

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