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  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina, Etna

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

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Uncover charming destinations on the western half of unique Sicily

  • Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Discover ancient sites in stunning Siracusa
  • Enjoy a boat trip to islands off the Saline della Laguna salt reserve
  • Wander the beautiful streets of picturesque Taormina
  • View a variety of architecture styles throughout gorgeous towns of Sicily
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Make your own way to the tour hotel (Mercure Centro Hotel, Via Mariano Stabile, 112). Day at leisure with dinner at your hotel. Overnight Palermo.

Meals Included:
Dinner

After breakfast, depart on a morning excursion to Monreale, re­cently included on the UNESCO World Her­itage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well as its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then en­joy some shopping. Return to Palermo for a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the im­pressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas, and mosaics with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy some free time in the late afternoon. Overnight Palermo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a me­dieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, and archaeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences. Afterwards, we’ll set off to Marsala whose lands are known for its Marsala wine. Visit a traditional tavern and taste region­al products during a light but unforgettable lunch. Continue to Agri­gento. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples, a UNE­SCO World Heritage site, and learn about ar­chaeological relics. Overnight Agrigento.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei, and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory, and the magnificent Cosentini Palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily. Overnight Ragusa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Noto, a pic­turesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit the Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after an earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s centre. Continue along the south coast to Siracusa, located on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Upon arrival, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortigia, the most ancient part of Siracusa, home to a wealth of Ba­roque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, depart for Mount Etna, the largest ac­tive volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black mag­ma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight Taormina.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, the tour ends. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

English speaking tour escort

Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary (Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa)

Tours as per itinerary

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites in Sicily

Porterage service

Tips and gratuities to tour directors, drivers and local guides

Passport or visa fees

Any beverages or food not listed in itinerary

Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

Baggage and personal insurance of any kind

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending

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
Hotel Della Valle
Via Ugo la Malfa, 3, 92100 Agrigento AG, Italy
Tel: +39 0922 26966
Rating
3.5
Hotel Della Valle
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
Splendid Hotel Taormina
Via Dietro Cappuccini, 10, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Tel: +39 0942 628010
Rating
4
Splendid Hotel 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.

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.

In case of bad weather conditions, the boat trip will be replaced with the visit inside to the mill “Mulino Ettore e Infersa”.

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Reviews for Sicilian Fantasy

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Maria
17 day tour great weather

Review for: Glorious Italy

We were lucky to have great weather from Rome to Rome taking in the sights of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano, Rome beautiful destinations and incredible history. Both Nancy our tour guide who was knowledgeable and Luigi our bus driver they  were fantastic and worked great together. We had a different tour guide and driver from Naples to Taormina sights seen were great as well Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri then to Palermo, Monreale, Erica, Marsala, Agrigento, Armenian, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Mt Etna not to forget the beautiful Taormina. We loved Sorrento full of life and Palermo great arancini and Sicilian canoli (was in heaven).
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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent

Review for: Fantasy of Puglia

The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent. The fact that breakfast and dinner were included in the pre-tour costs was of benefit to us. Our only concern would be the quality of the dinners presented to us during our 2 night stay in Alberobello. As the "dispersed hotel" did not have catering facilities, we ate at the same restaurant for 2 nights. This restaurant made little effort to give us meals comparable to the standard of the other included meals. On our first night the first course was a pasta with minimal sauce, the second course was 2 small Italian sausages with a small scoop of fried potato and the dessert was a chocolate sauce on ice-cream. Some of our group complained to Angela, our guide, who agreed that it was not satisfactory and rang the restaurant to ask for a higher quality meal the next night. On the second night, for the first course we were given a very similar pasta to the night before, then a small undressed tomato, mozzarella and lettuce salad accompanied by a small dressed tomato and lettuce salad. This was topped off by a slice of watermelon for dessert. We particularly enjoyed the final dinner at the 'Masseria le Stanzie' outside Lecce.
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Tim
We were lucky to

Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome Winter

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!

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Sicilian Fantasy

4.5
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From $2,212 AUD $2,766 AUD SAVE $554 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina, Etna

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

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