Summary

During the 5-day Sicily Tour from Palermo to Catania you will visit the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy. This will be an unforgettable experience full of amazing discoveries of great places, UNESCO sites, Sicilian typical food and much more! The best seasons for this tour are spring and summer. 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: 130 €). The entrance fees at the attractions and city taxes are not included in the price. Closing date for receipt of group travel requests for this tour is two weeks before the travel date. Departures organized every Tuesday from March 24, 2020 to November 10, 2020.

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Valeria

Valeria

Local travel expert in Italy

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 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. In Palermo, you will also enjoy tasting local Sicilian street food and stop for a food surprise at a local bakery. Then, you will have 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.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Palermo.

In the morning, you will travel to Marsala where you will discover the city centre and the aristocratic buildings, monuments and Baroque churches. It is a lovely Mediterranean city featuring beautiful colours: bright yellow, intense blue, dazzling white and natural green. You will also enjoy a guided tour at Florio Cellars where you will see three fascinating barrel rooms with around 1400 small barrels and 600 larger barrels where approx. 5,500,000 litres of Marsala wines age in silence and stillness. After a 30 min. tour you will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at the wine cellar.

You will continue the tour along the charming and well-known Salt Road: the west coast of Sicily with many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. They are now protected between Trapani and Marsala, in part because of the interesting birdlife, and as important more sites of industrial archaeology.

Next, you will be transferred to Agrigento where 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 here you will see the “Temple of Heracles” and the “Temple of Concordia”.

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.

After having free time for lunch in the afternoon, you will depart to Ragusa Ibla and visit its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque, with its Cathedral. Ragusa, used as a location of the extremely popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series, is today stated among the 44 Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This little precious ancient city hosts more than 50 churches and many Baroque architectural treasures. After tasting local cheese in Ragusa, you will proceed to Catania.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Catania.

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

March 24-31

April 07-14-21-28

May 05-12-19-26

June 02-09-16-23-30

July 07-14-21-28

August 04-11-18-25

September 01-08-15-22-29

October 06-13-20-27

November 03-10

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

4 Pers.

6 Pers.

4* Hotels

649€

649€

649€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 4 Pers. 6 Pers.

March 24-31

April 07-14-21-28

May 05-12-19-26

June 02-09-16-23-30

July 07-14-21-28

August 04-11-18-25

September 01-08-15-22-29

October 06-13-20-27

November 03-10

4* Hotels 649€ 649€ 649€

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, 2, 3, 4 of the itinerary (beverages are not included);
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Tasting of local street food in Palermo;
  • Wine tasting at the wine cellar in Marsala;
  • Tasting of local cheese in Ragusa;
  • Transportation according to the entire itinerary;
  • Multilingual guide/tour leader (English, Spanish, Italian).

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