Palermo - Cefalu - Castelbuono - Catania - Monte Etna - Taormina - Siracusa - Ragusa - Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento - Selinunte - Erice - Palermo
Guaranteed Departures 2016
IN HOTEL 4* IN HALF – BOARD, DRINKS MEALS INCLUDED
|SATURDAY: TAORMINA AREAs|
In the afternoon arrival by yourself at the hotel in Taormina area . You will find an information brochure at the hotel reception. Dinner and overnight in the hotel .
|SUNDAY: TAORMINA MARE – CASTELBUONO - CEFALU’ - PALERMO|
Breakfast in Hotel. Breefing with the tourguide and departure to Castelbuono, a medieval town especially famous for the castle wich its name derives and around wich the city grew up in the 14th century. Here you will admire, walking on the streets, the medieval castle and the church of Matrice Vecchia. Continuation to Cefalù to visit this lovely medieval town and its famous cathedral Arabo-Normanno, one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily, built by Ruggero II, the first King of Sicily. Continuation to Palermo. Arrival at the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight. For the clients that will start the tour on Sunday fromPalermo: free arrival at hotel, dinner and overnight.
|MONDAY: PALERMO - MONREALE – Optional: MONTE PELLEGRINO - MONDELLO|
After breakfast in hotel half-day guided tour of Palermo, regional and provincial capital of Sicily. We will start the visit from the old part of the city with the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the Cathedral. Afterwards you will visit Monreale famous for its Cathedral with Byzantine mosaics figurating Christ Pancreator and its Cloister. In the afternoon optional excursion Monte Pellegrino with its spectacular views of the city, its surrounding mountains and the ocean and the sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, the patron of the city. Goehte once described Monte Pellegrino as the most beautiful promontory in the world. Continuation to the small fishing village Mondello with its marvellous beach, where you will have 1 hour freetime. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Palermo.
|TUESDAY: ERICE – TRAPANI - SELINUNTE - PALERMO|
Breakfast in Hotel. Visit of Erice , the medieval town on the summit of Monte San Giuliano. Here we can admire the Norman Castle and the cathedral. Stop at a bakery shop to taste the typical almond pastry of Erice. Continuation to Trapani, the ancient Dreapanum, with his medieval district situated on the headland pointing out to the sea. In the afternoon visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte that contains the ruins of the temples and the Greek Acropolis. Come back to hotel at Palermo, dinner and overnight.
|WEDNESDAY: AGRIGENTO – PIAZZA ARMERINA – TAORMINA MARE|
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning visit of Agrigento and guided tour of the Valley of Temples, where you can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, one of the best preserved doric temples in the whole greek world, the Temple of Ercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Continuation to Piazza Armerina in the afternoon including a short break to have a tasting of typical Sicilian food like olive paté, olives, marmelades and wine. Hereafter you will have a guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for the most beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics and later on also the city with its Cathedral. Continuation to Taormina beach, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
|THURSDAY TAORMINA MARE - ETNA - TAORMINA|
Half board in hotel. In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a winetasting and to see how he is produced. In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina.Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Re-entry in hotel. Overnight.
|FRIDAY TAORMINA MARE – NOTO - SYRACUSE|
Half board in Hotel. Full day excursion. First stop in Noto to discover the beautiful baroque in Sicily. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus,, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. Re-entry in hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
|SATURDAY TAORMINA MARE|
Breakfast at Hotel. End of our services. For the clients who have started the tour sunday from Palermo: free day in Taormina mare with free lunch. Dinner at hotel. You will finish the tour sunday evening in Palermo after “Acireale, Cefalu’, Palermo” as program from 2nd day on.
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLEROOM : € 798,00
Excursion facoltative to Monte Pellegrino and Mondello € 20,00 Supplement single room: € 295,00
DEPARTURE DATES :
- April: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
- May: 07, 14, 21, 28
- June: 04, 11, 18, 25
- September: 03, 10, 17, 24
- October 01, 08, 15, 22
THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Coach with air condition for all the tour
- Overnight in 4* class hotels in standard rooms. In the Astoria Palace Hotel in those renovated.
- Half board
- Drink at meals included ;( ¼ local wine and ½ mineral water )
- Tasting where indicated
- Tour escort , bilanguages for some departures
- Local guides in Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento (Valle dei Templi), Villa Romana del casale in Piazza Armerina and Siracusa
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:City taxes, transfers at arrival and departure, porterages, extra tips of personal nature, optional excursions, entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites
The 4*- hotels selected or similar:
- Taormina area : Hotel Antares or similar ,
- Palermo : Astoria Palace or similar
Price per person in double room € (Euro) 798.00
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Tour Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels
- Welcome cocktail
- Full board basis (dinner on first day till breakfast -on last day)
- Services of Tour escort
- Porterage at hotels
- Tasting of typical Sicilian products (liquors, chocolate, biscuits, artisan panettone etc) in Castelbuono and Ragusa
- Tasting of local typical products in Selinunte (olive oil, black bread of Castelvetrano, olives)