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Sicilian Experience

From $1,257 AUD
  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu, Catania, Etna, Taormina

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

An unforgettable Sicilian experience!

  • Visit Monreale
  • Taste the local street food in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco
  • Visit Cefalu
  • Excursion to Mount Etna
  • Explore Taormina
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Transfer to the hotel in Palermo that will be used on the tour. Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you will meet our tour leader and your travel companions. Enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight Palermo.

Meals Included:
Dinner

After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later you will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art. Palermo stands on a bay dominated by Mount Pellegrino, a headland described by Goethe as the loveliest he had ever seen. While the Baroque predominates, there is a profusion of different architectural styles reflecting the city’s multicultural past: Punic walls, Art Nouveau villas, noble residences, 17th century squares, including an elegant opera house. Visit of the wonderful eclectic Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, admirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, and a prove of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist. Ruggero II employed Bizantyne, Muslim and Latin workers. During the day, you will have a stop for a surprise to taste the local street food in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. Along the path you will admire the famous Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with 16th century sculptures. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Overnight in Palermo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast transfer to Cefalù, charming Medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. Visit of its stunning Norman Dome and free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-known Mandralisca Museum. Arrival in Catania and free time for lunch. Later on the tour will continue visiting Catania’s historical centre stated Unesco World Heritage Site, with its original Baroque style and its unique streets built with black lava stone. The colour scheme of the city-centre buildings is black and dark grey, relieved with white limestone details around doors and windows. The effect is extremely elegant! The walking tour will start from the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue, antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. Not far from here we will reach University Square and we will have a walk along the splendid baroque Via dei Crociferi, the most representative 18th century street in Catania, where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site. Continuing the visit enjoy a break in a historical bar of the city centre to taste the typical “granita & brioche”. Dinner at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby and overnight. Overnight in Catania.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning after a short visit of the famous “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) in Catania, the tour will continue with an excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe and one of the largest and most active in the world, nowadays Unesco World Heritage Site. Its regional park protects 59.000 hectares of unique geology, flora and fauna, villages and farms, and traditional methods of forestry, bee-keeping, wine manufacture, stonework and carpentry. Views of stunning landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio Sapienza. You will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. The view beyond the mountain’s hundreds of subsidiary cones and craters, can extend across the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian islands and Calabria. The spectacle is unique! You will have a stop to enjoy the local homemade honey and some typical products of the area. The tour continues towards Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Free time for lunch and in the afternoon visit of Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre which will leave you breathless for its commading view on Giardini Naxos bay and the Etna mountain! Free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, to go shopping and looking around the local handicrafts (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, pastries and much more). The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight Overnight Catania.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Our tour concludes with breakfast at the hotel. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide on day 1 – day 4

Local guides or audio-guides where necessary

Tours as per itinerary

4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Optional privilege package which includes:

  • Superior/deluxe room (rather than standard)
  • Private arrival and departure transfer
  • City taxes
  • All entrance fees

Additional: $415 per person (price based on twn/dbl room). Available to select at time of booking.

Arrival transfer from Palermo Airport to hotel in Palermo

Whisper kit

Departure transfers

Passport or Visa Fees

City taxes (where compulsory)

Drinks with meals

Tips and extras in general

Any other items of personal nature

Entrance fees at monuments and museums:

  • Sicily:
    • Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 p.p.
    • Monreale Cloister € 6,00 p.p.
    • Palermo Cappella Palatina € 12,00 p.p.
    • Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 p.p.
    • Taormina Greek theatre € 10,00 p.p.

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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.

Hotel List (or similar)

Mercure Palermo Centro
Via Mariano Stabile, 112, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
Tel: +39 091 324911
Rating
4
Mercure Palermo Centro
Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal
Via Roma, 477 A, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
Tel: +39 091 507 0649
Rating
3.5
Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal
Il Principe Hotel Catania
Via Alessi, 24, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
Tel: 39 095 250 0345
Rating
Il Principe Hotel Catania
Romano House Catania
Via Giovanni di Prima, 20, 95131 Catania CT, Italy
Tel: +39 095 352 0611
Rating
4
Romano House Catania

Important things to note

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are 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 sights and tourist taxes are not included and are to be paid locally

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

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Sicilian Experience

From $1,257 AUD
  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu, Catania, Etna, Taormina

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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