Sicilian Escape


  • 7 days

  • Sicily

  • Comfortable pace

Tour : KIJ

From

£839 pp

Tour only

Based on 1st Mar 2020

From

£1,270 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high-season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.

Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!

Highlights

PALERMO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral and the Norman cathedral in Monreale

AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples

PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale

SYRACUSE Guided visit of the archaeological site

CATANIA  Arancino tasting

TAORMINA Mount Etna excursion; orientation of the hill-top town; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Arrive in Palermo, Italy

Day
1

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling 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 travelers 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 Theater, the Garden of Paradise, the Ear of Dionysus, the Altar of Hieron II, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Continue to Catania and enjoy some free time in its historic center. You will be treated to an ARANCINO TASTING, 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 guided 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

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£839 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,270 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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