SICILIAN SECRET

9 Days / 8 Nights

Luxury Tour

From $1,370*

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Palermo: Independent arrival at the hotel in the char­ming city of Palermo. Meet with our tour-leader; dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 2: Palermo – Monreale – Marsala: After break­fast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting the capital of Sicily Palermo. Along the visiting day we will have a stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. Later on we will proceed to Monreale to visit its huge Norman Cathedral. In the after­noon we will continue to Marsala and visit of a prestigious wine cellar and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 3: Marsala Salt Road – Selinunte – Agrigento: This morning the tour will continue along the charming and well-known Salt Road: the west coast of Sicily with many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. On the way you will see the nice Island of Mothia (situated at the centre of a large lagoon in Marsala), and the famous Salt Pans and windmills. Departure to Selinunte to visit the Archaeological Park in whole Mediterranean. Transfer to Agrigento and visit of the Valley of the Temples. Accommoda­tion in hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: Agrigento – Piazzaamerina – Ragusa – Catania: Proceeding on we will reach Piazza Armerina where we will admire the splendid polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale. After free time for lunch, departure to Ragusa lbla and visit of its historical cen­tre. We’ll conclude the visiting day with a tasting of local products. Proceed to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 5: Catania: Breakfast in hotel and day at leisure to enjoy ­Catania. Meet our tour-leader in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 6: Catania – Siracusa – Noto – Catania: After break­fast in hotel we will visit Siracusa, the- most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily. We will continue visiting the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of Siracusa. Free time for lunch. Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century. Back to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 7: Catania – Etna – Taormina – Catania: This morning we will leave to visit Etna the highest volcano in Europe and one of the largest and most active in the world. Later we will visit a company of beekeeping: visit of the honey extraction lab, tasting of homemade honey and typical pro­ducts of the area. We will proceed to Taormina. Lunch in a typical restaurant where you will assist to a show-cooking lesson for some typical Sicilian cuisine dishes. In the afternoon we will visit Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre.Free time. The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to our hotel in Catania tor dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: Catania – Celfalu’ – Palermo: Today we win visit the historical centre of Catania with its original baroque style and its unique streets built with black lava stone. Free time for lunch. Transfer to Cefalu, charming medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. We will visit its stunning Norman Dome and you will have tree time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous Mandralisca Museum. We will proceed to Palermo for overnight.

DAY 9: Palermo: Breakfast in hotel and end of services.

Package Includes:

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide.
  • Modern and comfortable minibus.
  • Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels.
  • Visit of Siracusa, Noto, Etna, Catania city centre, Palermo, Cefalu, Monreale, Selinunte, Agrigento, Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Ragusa.
  • Half board basis + 1 lunch on day 7.
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products.

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*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.