Catania, Etna, Taormina
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Enjoy an adventure of a life time exploring Catania and Europe’s tallest active volcano; Mt. Etna
Welcome to Sicily! Reach the hotel on your own and check in. Enjoy the day at your own pace. Overnight in Catania.
After breakfast, meet your tour leader in the lobby of your hotel at 8:30 am approx. and leave towards Mount Etna. Visit the highest – and active – volcano in Europe; your tour leader will give you all the main information regarding Etna and its recent eruptions. You enjoy the beauty of Crateri
Silvestri, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. From Rifugio Sapienza (1920m above sea level) you can choose between:
The tour will go ahead with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches. The next stop on the way down will be an organic farm for a sampling of typical products. After the tasting, you will head for Taormina, but first you will stop to an overlook to admire “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea” for its natural beauty, and connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. After lunch (not included in the price) you will dedicate the afternoon to visiting the picturesque town of Taormina. Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the
Messina Gate below and the Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) , the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops. Return to Catania at 2.30 pm approx. (Drop off at the hotel not include, the bus will leave you close to the hotel). Overnight in Catania.
Breakfast at the hotel, before checking out. End of our services.
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2 nights accommodation in Catania
Touring with English speaking guide
Touring as per itinerary
Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
Excursion to Mt. Etna with tastings includes:
Optional upgrade to Etna high altitude tour (to 2900 metres) – approx. EUR66 per person (to be paid direct on the spot)
Beverages during meals and any meal not expressly listed above
Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
Passport and visa fees
Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
Any items of personal nature
All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD.
Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.
Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.
Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.
Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.
For operational reasons, order of itinerary and/or excursions is subject to change at any time. Optional excursions not specified in our itinerary will be suggested by the tour leader.
A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.
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