Sicily Discovery

  • 10 Days

  • Western Europe

Relax and immerse yourself in the gracious towns, dramatic landscapes and stunning ancient treasures of this scintillating island.

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Highlights

Accommodation
Individual audio system
Flights
11 Meals
Porterage
Services of a tour director
Single share option
All local and airport taxes/service charges
Transfers
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 3rd May 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Relax and immerse yourself in the gracious towns, dramatic landscapes and stunning ancient treasures of this scintillating island.

At a glance

  • Sorrento Shop for exquisite ceramics and lace-work, and take in magnificent views across the Bay of Naples

  • Mount Etna Visit the thrilling UNESCO-listed volcano

  • Selinunte Explore the crumbling ruins of the ancient Greek acropolis, then visit a salt mill in Marsala

  • Palermo Tour of the bustling Sicilian capital with a local guide, taking in the ornate, gilded Capella Palatina

  • Naples Included guided sightseeing of Naples with free time to explore at your own pace

Day 1

UK - Rome

On arrival in Rome, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Rome - Sorrento

Your coach makes its way to stunning Sorrento, where you'll have time to explore this south western Italian town that's home to shops selling beautiful ceramics and lace-work. Soaring cliffs offer ideal vantage points for taking in magnificent views of the Bay of Naples.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Sorrento - Villa San Giovanni - Ferry Crossing - Taormina Area

Hop on the coach for a drive through the scenic Italian countryside to Villa San Giovanni. Board the ferry bound for the port city of Messina, where the apostrophe-shaped harbour perches on the Ionian Coast of Sicily.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Taormina area - Mount Etna - Taormina area

Mt Etna is first on the agenda with an included morning excursion, marvel at the largest UNESCO World Heritage listed volcano Europe. This afternoon, enjoy a stroll across Corso Umberto and visit Piazza Nove Aprile in Taormina. Later, return to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Taormina area - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

Visit Villa Romana del Casale, a 4th-century, World Heritage-listed villa in Piazza Armerina. When you reach Agrigento you'll have chance to see the important archaeological site with its hilltop Valley of the Temples including the doric, Temple of Concord. A local guide will lead you around the temple of Juno Lacinia, before you board the coach back to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Agrigento - Selinunte - Marsala - Palermo

The first stop on today’s itinerary is the historic city of Selinunte. Discover the ancient Greek Acropolis with its crumbling collection of temple remains. Get to know the inner workings of a salt mill in Marsala before travelling on to Palermo.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Palermo - Trapani - Erice - Palermo

See the sights of Trapani, traditionally a trading hub, which now attracts visitors to its historic centre and harbour. Board the cable car to the historic hilltop town of Erice for a bird’s eye view before heading back to your Palermo hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Palermo - Overnight Ferry Crossing To Naples

Take the whole day to explore the sizzling Sicilian capital, where a local guide will introduce you to the opulent royal chapel, Cappella Palatina, adorned in gilded stuccos and elaborate frescos. Boarding the ferry in Palermo that evening, you’ll awake in Naples in time for breakfast.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Naples - Rome

Disembark your overnight ferry this morning and enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Naples before transferring to Rome. Explore with time at leisure on your final night in the 'Eternal City'.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Rome - UK

After breakfast you’ll board the coach back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Rome: Holiday Inn Parco Dei Medici
  • Sorrento: Tirrenia or Ascot or Moon Valley at Vico Equense
  • Taormina: Albatros at Letojanni or Kennedy at St Alessio
  • Agrigento: Kore at Villa Romana or Della Valle 
  • Palermo: Politeama or Ibis Center

Notes

Special Departures:

Easter departure: 29th March 2018 

New Years in Taormina: 29th December 2018

 

Tour hotels will be as stated or similar

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