Day 01: Arrival in Palermo
Arrival at Palermo airport (possibility to rent a car for the entire stay, 8 days – pick up and drop off at Palermo airport – supplement TBA) and transfer to the hotel by own means of transport. Accommodation in 5 *hotel in Palermo and overnight stay.
Day 02: Palermo
Breakfast and departure for a half day tour of Palermo, capital of Sicily (by own means of transport). Meeting with a local guide who will help you discover the treasures of this beautiful city: the Cathedral, Saint John’s Church, the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel (entrance fees not included). Possibility to have lunch in a local restaurant (not included, supplement TBA). Free afternoon. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 03: Erice/Marsala
Breakfast and departure for a half day tour of the beautiful city of Erice (by own means of transport). Optional (supplement TBA): possibility to visit in the afternoon Marsala, one of the most important cities in Sicily, with its beautiful landscape and notable for its historical and architectural heritage. The old town is very pretty, worth of being visited. Do not miss the Anselmi Museum with the famous Punic ship and the statue of “Venus Callipyge” of Roman era. Possibility of having a walk in the Jewish Quarter continuing to Porta Garibaldi. Afterwards 5 *hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Day 04: Selinunte/Agrigento
Breakfast. Free day. Optional (not included, supplement TBA): departure for Selinunte (by own means of transport) where, with a local guide, you will discover the marvelous archaeological site containing the remains of three Greek temples (entrance not included). The tour continues towards Agrigento where you have a 5*hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Day 05: Agrigento/Piazza Armerina
Breakfast. Guided tour of Agrigento, famous for its old town, the spectacular Valley of the Temples and the Church of St. Calogero. After the visit of the Valley of the Temples (entrance not included) the tour continues to Piazza Armerina. Lunch in a local restaurant (not included, supplement TBA) and guided tour of the “Villa del Casale”, a Roman dwelling known for its beautiful polychrome mosaics (entrance not included). Transfer (by own means of transport) to Catania where you have a 5* hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Day 06: Etna/Taormina
Breakfast and departure (by own means of transport) to the Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe and still in activity. You can reach 1,800 meters by your rental car and then continue by a 4×4 car up to 2,900 meters (ATTENTION 4X4 payable directly on site + price TBA). The tour continues with a visit of Taormina, a very pretty and characteristic town, famous for its mild climate and lush vegetation, characterized by natural sites such as the Bay of Mazzaro and Isola Bella (Bella Island), but also historical sites such as the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Church of San Pancrazio, the Santo Stefano Duke’s Corvaglia Palace ,the “Old Abbey” and the famous Greek Theatre (entrance not included). Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 07: Siracusa/Noto
Breakfast and departure for Syracuse (by own means of transport), one of the greatest ancient Greek cities. Guided tour of the archaeological area and the historic center (entrance not included). Opportunity to visit the famous Papyrus Museum. In the afternoon the tour continues to Noto with a guided tour of this beautiful city. In the late afternoon return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 08: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by own means of transport to the airport of Catania or Palermo.
Global price in double room (total for 02 pax):
Prices will be confirmed according to the dates of departure and of availability
Opportunity to provide the flight to/from the city of your choice.
Bed and breakfast treatment for the whole stay in double room
- Accommodation in 5* hotels - Italian standards and private facilities
- Half-day guided tour of Palermo (03 hours) on day 02
- Half-day guided tour of Erice (03 hours) on day 03
- Half-day guided tour of Agrigento (03 hours) and Piazza Armerina (02 hours) on day 05
- Full day visit of the Etna/Taormina (06 hours total) on day 06
- Full day visit of Syracuse/Noto (06 hours total) on day 07
- Our assistance during the journey
- All services mentioned in the programme
- Car rental (supplement TBA)
- Meals and drinks (supplement TBA)
- City tax to be paid on spot (to be notified)
- Half-day guided visit of Marsala on day 03 and half day visit of Selinunte on day 04 (supplement TBA)
- All services not mentioned in the programme