Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Relax and immerse yourself in the gracious towns, dramatic landscapes and stunning ancient treasures of this scintillating island.
On arrival in Rome, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for the evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disembark your overnight ferry this morning and transfer to Rome. Explore with time at leisure on your final night in the 'Eternal City'.
After breakfast you’ll board the coach back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Rome: Holiday Inn Parco Dei Medici
Sorrento(2018): Tirrenia or Ascot or Moon Valley at Vico Equense
Taormina(2017) : Albatros at Letojanni
Taormina(2018): Albatros at Letojanni or Kennedy at St Alessio
Agrigento(2017): Kore at Villa Romana
Agrigento(2018): Kore at Villa Romana or Della Valle
Palermo(2017) :Politeama or Crystal Palace
Palermo(2018): Politeama or Ibis Center
Easter departure: 29th March 2018
New Years in Taormina: 29th December 2018
Tour hotels will be as stated or similar
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