Sicilian Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £973

Price based on
London Heathrow
9th Dec 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • Sicily

  • Comfortable pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history - without the crowds you’d find in the high-season. Explore Palermo's food markets and Baroque architecture, walk the path up to brooding Mount Etna and wander round the 5th-century archaeological complex in Syracuse.

At a glance


  • Palermo Explore this pretty Sicilian city with your guide, and see the Piazza Bellini, Baroque Church of the Immacola and world-renowned food markets.
  • Agrigento Take a spectacular walking tour of the ancient Valley of Temples with a local guide.
  • Piazza Armerina Visit the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale and see the famous mosaics.
  • Syracuse Guided visit of the expansive archaeological site, which dates back to the 5th century.
  • Taormina Tread the path leading up to Mount Etna and spend time in the hilltop town of Taormina. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Pre-register now for 2019 dates

Get ahead of the crowds and sure you stay informed about next year’s exciting new tours, destinations and the availability on our most popular holidays. Simply fill in our pre-registration form and we’ll notify you as soon as our 2019 collection becomes available to book.

Overview

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history - without the crowds you’d find in the high-season. Explore Palermo's food markets and Baroque architecture, walk the path up to brooding Mount Etna and wander round the 5th-century archaeological complex in Syracuse.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Palermo, Italy

Day
1

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Palermo

Day
2

Guided sightseeing features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of the Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. In Monreale, enjoy a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century Norman Cathedral, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Palermo - Agrigento

Day
3

Arrive in Agrigento, where your local guide will take you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent Valley of Temples. Even travellers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Syracuse

Day
4

Drive to Piazza Armerina and visit the impressive Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, including the famous “bikini girls.” Stay overnight in Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Syracuse - Catania - Taormina Riviera

Day
5

Enter the archaeological site for a guided visit of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theatre, the Garden of Paradise, the Ear of Dionysus, the Altar of Hieron II, the Roman Amphitheatre, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Continue to Catania and enjoy some free time in its historic centre. You will be treated to an arancino tasting. An arancino is a fried stuffed rice ball, one of Sicily’s most famous street foods. Spend the next two nights on the Taormina Riviera.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Taormina Riviera

Day
6

In the morning enjoy an included excursion to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, followed by an orientation of hill-top Taormina. In the evening, a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant, the proper way to say, “Arrivederci, Sicilia!”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Taormina Riviera - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Palermo Federico II Central Palace

Agrigento Grand Hotel Mose

Syracuse Mercure Prometeo

Taormina Riviera Hellenia Yachting at Giardini Naxos 

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