Summary

During the 5-day New Year Tour in Sicily, Italy (from 30 December 2020 to 3 January 2021) you will visit the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea in winter and enjoy an unforgettable experience full of amazing discoveries of great places, UNESCO sites, Sicilian typical food and much more! If you are a single traveller willing to visit Sicily and join a group, this tour also suits you as you can be accommodated in a single room (Single Room Supplement: 120 €). The entrance fees at the attractions and the city taxes are not included in the price. Optional: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (Menu 6/7 courses with beverages included: 145 € per person). Closing date for receipt of group travel requests for this tour is two weeks before the travel date.

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Valeria

Valeria

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I am Valeria and I speak English, Spanish and French. My passion for travel and love for my land will let you discover Sicily and its treasures throughout extraordinary itineraries.

Itinerary


On the arrival day, you will arrange by your own the transfer to the hotel in the charming city of Palermo in Sicily (an optional private transfer can be arranged upon request).

In the evening, you will meet the tour-leader and your travel companions and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Accommodation at the hotel in Palermo.

After breakfast, you will spend the morning in Monreale. Here, you will see the huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the 8th Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry. It is one of the nine structures included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale.

Then, you will have a stop in Palermo, that is the cultural, economic and tourism capital of Sicily. While the Baroque predominates in Palermo, 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. You will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Palatine Chapel included in the more UNESCO World Heritage Site mentioned above.

Free time for lunch.

The walk will continue after lunch, and you will have the opportunity to admire the Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square. Along the day, you will also enjoy a food surprise at a local bakery.

Accommodation at the hotel in Palermo.

Optional: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (Menu 6/7 courses with beverages included).

The day will begin with the transfer to Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece. There, you will visit the Valley of the Temples, one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and one of the main attractions of Sicily, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Agrigento presents a remarkable series of Doric Temples of the 5th century and you will see the “Temple of Heracles” and the “Temple of Concordia”.

In the afternoon, you will have lunch at a local restaurant.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Agrigento.

This day you will reach Piazza Armerina where you will admire the splendid polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale. The complex includes some of the most extensive and most beautiful Roman mosaics known, for which it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Free time for lunch.

Next, you will depart to Caltagirone city, also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has an ancient pottery tradition, particularly terracotta wares or maiolica. Nowadays the production is more and more oriented to an artistic making, above all for what concerns the beautiful nativity scenes. You will have the chance to see them during the exhibition organized during the Christmas time.

You will proceed to Catania for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

On departure day, you will arrange your own transfer from the hotel to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can enjoy the morning on your own.

Prices

Travel dates

30 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

6 Pers.

18 Pers.

4* Hotels

570€

570€

570€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 6 Pers. 18 Pers.

30 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

4* Hotels 570€ 570€ 570€

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at 4-star hotels;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 3 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 1, 3, 4 of the itinerary (beverages are not included);
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Tasting of local street food in Palermo;
  • Transportation according to the entire itinerary;
  • Multilingual guide/tour leader (English, Spanish, Italian).

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