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  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo, Cefalu, Taormina

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience the best of Sicily in just 7 days.

  • Visit Modica ‘the city of 100 churches’
  • Travel to the archaeological area “Neapolis”
  • Tour the Capital of Sicily, Palermo
  • Visit the coastal town of Cefalu
  • Explore the tiny streets of charming Taormina also known as “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Arrive in Catania and make your own way to the hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening. Overnight Catania.(D)

Meals Included:
Dinner

Drive to Syracusa to visit the marvellous archaeological area “Neapolis” including the famous Greek Theatre, Latomie of the Paradise and the “Dyionisios Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa where you will see the magnificent Cathedral, which is built upon the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary Arethusa Fountain and the Temple of Apollo. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon return to Catania for a walking tour. During the tour stroll through the city centre with your professional guide who will charm you with the history of the city. Overnight in your hotel in Catania. (B,L,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Modica a town whose architecture has been recognised as providing outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe. Modica is a town with an ancient history, nicknamed “the city of 100 churches” and some of its most representative monuments, such as the Cathedral of San Pietro and the Church of San Giorgio, have been proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tour will then continue with a visit inside the Artisan chocolate workshop; there you will have the chance to discover the techniques leading to the production of an amazing quality of “the Modican’s chocolate”. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, continue to the ancient city “Ragusa Ibla”, cradle of Sicilian baroque,
with its Cathedral and the “giardino Ibleo”; followed by free time to explore the town and shopping. Overnight in Ragusa.(B,L,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its well preserved mosaics depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes. Lunch in a local restaurant with a special menu chosen to give the opportunity to taste the local specialities. Departure to Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; guided tour of the Valley, including the Temple of Concordia, which is the largest and best preserved temple in Sicily, the temples of Juno and Heracles. Overnight in Agrigento. (B,L,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart to Palermo, this special day will be dedicated to discovering the capital of Sicily. Arrival in Monreale to visit the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments in the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments in Arab-Norman style. Lunch in a Local restaurant. After lunch continue for a panoramic tour of Palermo, passing by the Normand Palace, Teatro Massimo and guided visit of the Cathedral. Overnight in Palermo. (B,L,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning visit the historical centre of the town, one of the largest in Europe; the walking tour will begin from “I Quattro Canti di Città” with Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini and internal visit of Martorana Church; we continue to S. Giuseppe dei Teatini Church, “Ballarò Market” and Casa Professa Church with its fantastic marbles. Depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy a walk to the city centre and down the main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the perfectly restored medieval wash house built in the rock. Proceed to Taormina. Overnight at Taormina. (B,L,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to take an optional excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1800 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, charming medieval hill town known as  “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”: enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its twisting tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own (Ticket €.12,00 p.p.), with its spectacular view of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. Overnight in Taormina. (B,D)

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

The tour concludes after breakfast. (B)

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Touring with English-speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

 

7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Drinks with meals are not included

Welcome cocktail

 

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Excursion to Mt. Etna from Taormina on Day 7

Porterage at hotels

 

Passport or Visa Fees

City Tax to be paid directly to hotel

Drinks with meals

Arrival and Departure Transfer

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Hotel List (or similar)

Il Principe Hotel Catania
Via Alessi, 24, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
Tel: 39 095 250 0345
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Il Principe Hotel Catania
Mercure Excelsior Catania
Piazza Giovanni Verga, 39, 95129 Catania CT, Italy
Tel: +39 095 747 6111
Rating
3.5
Mercure Excelsior Catania
Poggio Del Sole Resort Ragusa
SP25, Km 5,7, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
Tel: +39 0932 668521
Rating
4.5
Poggio Del Sole Resort Ragusa
Mediterraneo Palace Ragusa
Via Roma, 189, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
Tel: +39 0932 621944
Rating
4
Mediterraneo Palace Ragusa
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace
Lungomare Falcone - Borsellino, 1, 92100 San Leone AG, Italy
Tel: +39 0922 406111
Rating
3.5
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Via dei, Via Cartari, 18, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Tel: +39 091 320075
Rating
4.5
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Central Palace Hotel Federico II
Via Principe di Granatelli, 60, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
Tel: +39 091 749 5052
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4
Central Palace Hotel Federico II
Villa Diodoro Taormina
Via Bagnoli Croci, 75, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Tel: +39 0942 23312
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Villa Diodoro Taormina
Hotel Caparena Taormina
Via Nazionale, 189, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Tel: +39 0942 652033
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Hotel Caparena Taormina

Important things to note

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.

For organisational reasons or health security, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice; in this case the operator ensures similar visits and excursions in accordance with the spirit of the tour program. If the number of participants does not reach the minimum of 15 passengers, the tour operator will guarantee the departure in partnership with other operators, reserving the right to make changes to the travel program by giving notice within 21 days before the departure date. In this case the tour could be operated in two languages.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

Entrance fees to most sights and tourist taxes are included in the package price, but is subject to change at any time without notice. Please note, the Mt Etna optional excursion
supplement is NOT included and must be booked and paid on the spot, subject to minimum participants being met at the time of travel. This is approximately EUR48.00 per person.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

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Reviews for Sicilian Carousel

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Cristina Maletta
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Review for: Classic Tour of Sicily

Recently booked 6 clients on the Sicily mini carousel tour from Catania to Palermo. I have personally done this trip before and loved it. My clients came back absolutely thrilled with their time in Sicily on this tour. Their guide was amazing, the accommodation fantastic and the value of this tour is well worth it.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Cristina, we really appreciate the time you've taken to leave your review. Catania to Palermo is our shortest of 14 Sicily Tours and gives our guests a wonderful snapshot of that amazing island. I'm glad they got in before the crowds, because Sicily is booking! Regards Paul @ Sun Island Tours

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From $2,471 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo, Cefalu, Taormina

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

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