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Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. LF Lunch with Sicilian specialties panelle (chickpea fritters), arancini (stuffed rice balls), and cannoli (fried pastry rolls with sweet ricotta cheese).
ERICE Visit the hilltop town and sample almond biscuits and Marsala wine at the well-known Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.
MARSALA Visit a salt mill en route to Mazara del Vallo.
99 mi / 160 km
MAZARA DEL VALLO Guided sightseeing includes the cathedral and a walk in the Old Town.
SCIACCA Photo stop at the panoramic viewpoint.
AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour at the Valley of Temples.
93 mi / 150 km
PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit to the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
CALTAGIRONE Orientation and free time to see the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte en route to Ragusa.
130 mi / 210 km
RAGUSA Guided walking tour includes the city’s oldest district, the Ibla, the 19th-century gardens of Giardini Iblei, and St. George Cathedral. Free time.
MODICA Orientation walk in the center and a LF chocolate tasting at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory.
RAGUSA Dinner at a local restaurant.
68 mi / 110 km
NOTO Walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire San Nicolò Cathedral.
SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
93 mi / 150 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to the island of Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CATANIA Orientation walk and free time to browse in Piazza del Duomo and Via Etnea.
Scenic drive en route to Taormina Riviera and free time this afternoon and evening.
75 mi / 120 km
SAVOCA Orientation walk followed by a LF Granita (semi-frozen drink), and brioche tasting at Bar Vitelli.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Orientation walk and free time for lunch. Visit the Greek Theater. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
43 mi / 70 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Catania.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
A fusion of classic and innovative design, Hotel Federico II is a family- run 65 room establishment located near the city's most important streets of culture, tourism and shopping, halfway between the Teatro Massimo and the Teatro Politeama. Breakfast is served with a rich buffet while the in-house restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean dishes revisited along with a great wine selection. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.
Ideally located on Sicily's southwest coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Mahara Hotel & Wellness is just a short walk away from the center of Mazara del Vallo. This relaxed 81-room property offers free Wi-Fi, a wellness center complete with Turkish bath, chromotherapy shower, and hot tub, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a terrace and sun loungers. The elegant guestrooms are spacious, air conditioned, and equipped with satellite TV and minibar with either a balcony or a terrace. The in-house restaurant is recommended by Italy's most prestigious food guides and serves traditional Sicilian dishes for lunch and dinner. Drinks and snacks are available in the lounge bar.
Grand Hotel Mosè is an elegant 2-floor building entirely made of tuff stone, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with swimming pool and located not far from the Valley of the Temples. . Its rooms are spacious and most of them come with a terrace. La Mimosa restaurant offers menus of local and international cuisine and during Summer meals are served by the pool. A bar for a quick snack or just an espresso is also available. Free Wi-Fi internet access available thoughtout the hotel.
Poggio del Sole Resort is beautifully situated in the hyblean landscape. Those buldings which were once parts of an elegant "masseria" now frame a tastefully and uniquely designed hotel with restaurants, bars and Spa. The hotel, in spite of its rustic location and origins, comes with all modern comfort and is elegantly embellished by a sober mix of contemporary and traditional sicilian furniture. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. An outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a lounge bar are also available.
Hotel Parco delle Fonante is a 4-star hotel in Syracuse, located 4 km from the island of Ortigia. The hotel is fully immersed in a luscious Mediterranean garden and is sided by a large and elegant swimming pool, a flowery garden, and a sun terrace with free Wi-Fi access available both inside the building and outside. The hotel boasts a restaurant as well, with local cuisine available for both lunches and dinners. The 51 elegant guestrooms reside in the main building of an ancient Sicilian Villa and come equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TVs, and minibars. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. All guestrooms are both bright in light and majestic in size, with pink, gray, gold, and beige decor. Luxurious curtains and elegant chenille headboards give a romantic touch to a classic decor with pastel-colored walls and previous wooden furniture. The property is 4 km from the Neapolis Archeological Site. The Syracuse train station is only an 8-minute drive away.
This urban design hotel offers modern accommodation in a panoramic position and is a 10-minute drive from Ortigia, Syracuse's historic center, and just 400 meters away from a private rocky beach. It features a rooftop terrace and a panoramic glass elevator. Air-conditioned guestrooms feature contemporary decor with designer furnishings, and are equipped with satellite LCD TV, safety deposit box, minibar, and free Wi-Fi. Drinks are served on the Sky Roof terrace, which offers panoramic views across Syracuse. Upon request, guests can have relaxing moments in the Dream spa, set in a natural cave with a Finnish sauna, a thalasso pool, plus a Turkish bath and sensory shower built into the cliff rock. There is also a gym with modern cardio exercise machines. Neapolis Archaeological Park and the renowned Ear of Dionysius Cave are both located a 5-minute drive away from the hotel.
The modern, comfortable Mercure Siracusa Prometeo offers 93 rooms with all the comforts. The hotel has a bar/bistro, a fitness room and a wellness center. In Summer a roof panoramic outdoor swimming-pool with a solarium area on the 6th floor will be available. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.
Hellenia Yachting Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony of Sicily. The property is directly overlooking the waterfront and features a private beach, a spa and a pool. There is a piano bar located in the main terrace area and immediatly adjacent to the main in-house restaurants which boasts some of the finest Sicilian cuisine, presenting traditional local dishes with a fresh and original touch.
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