ITALY - Sicily - Palermo

Sicily Coast to Coast

  • Cultural Travel , Escorted tour , Bus tours , Tours
  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • 4 stars
  • As per program

Enjoy the wonders of Sicily from coast to coast, from Palermo to Catania. 
Explore archaeological sites, be inspired by amazing scenery and enjoy a mosaic of flavours by visiting one of Italy's most beautiful and interesting regions.  

Regular guaranteed departures in English.
Personalise your vacation: 
customise your trip with additional overnights and excursions before or after the tour

Details

Itinerary: Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina, Savoca, Forza D’Agrò, Catania.


DETAILED ITINERARY 

1st Day: Palermo
Arrive in Palermo and make your own way to your hotel. That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead.

2nd Day: Palermo - Monreale
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out 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 for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with 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 free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.

3th Day: Palermo - Erice - Marsala - Agrigento
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 Marsala, a pretty coastal town on the western most point of Sicily. Explore at leisure, perhaps shopping for a bottle of local Marsala dessert wine to take home. Return to your coach and travel south, passing Mazara del Vallo - the closest Sicilian city to Africa - before stopping in the town of Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and learn about archeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

4th Day: Agrigento - Noto - Siracusa - Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after an earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s center. Continue along the South coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit “Parco Archeologico della Neapolis”, Syracuse’s famous archeological area, home to avast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks such as the Greek Theater, theRoman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius – an artificial limestone cave. After the visit, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse - home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner. 

5th Day: Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
Breakfast at your hotel and then head off to 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. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

6th Day: Taormina (Giardini Naxos) - Savoca and Forza D’Agrò - Catania
After breakfast travel to Savoca and Forza D’Agrò, two pretty hillside villages where Francis Ford Coppola filmed some of the immortal scenes of Godfather’s trilogy. A visit for cinema lovers but, even if you aren’t a fan, this stop is a fascinating way to visit these unspoiled and typical Sicilian villages with a real insight into the island and the heart of its people. A stop for a “Granita” at Bar Vitelli is a “must” for any visitor in town. It is still run by the family who owned it at the time of the movie shooting and you can see a photo-collection taken while Francis Ford Coppola was filming some scenes of The Godfather II. We also leave you some free time to explore more and really soak up in the atmosphere of this hidden, not-for-tourists Sicilian hill town. After the visit, departure for Catania. In the afternoon, free time to explore Catania’s UNESCO-listed historical center with his Baroque palaces and Roman ruins. See Piazza Dante and the Fountain of the Elephant, carved from volcanic rock. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

7th Day: Catania
Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end. 


SELECTED HOTELS
Palermo: Hotel Mercure 4 stars
Agrigento: Hotel Della Valle 4 stars
Taormina area: Parc Hotels Italia 4 stars
Catania: Hotel Il Principe 4 stars

EXTEND YOUR STAY
With additional overnights and excursions before or after the tour. 

DEPARTURE DATES
HIGH SEASON
May: 11 25
June: 8 22 
August: 24 
September: 7 21
October: 5 19


Nota bene:
- Due to technical and/or logistic issues, itineraries could be changed.
- We inform all Clients that rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at the check out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category.

Dates and prices
Price
from 7/17/20 to 12/31/20
price on request
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Including/Excluding

The package includes
- Transportation by deluxe motor coach
- Monolingual tour-escort in English or Multilingual tour-escort in Spanish/Portuguese;
- Accommodation in 4 star hotels
- Entrance to all the archaeological sites
- Porterage service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Visits with expert local guide as per itinerary


Not included
- International flights
- Transfer in/out
- Italian Visa, if applicable
- Travel insurance
- Tip
- Drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
- Extras
- City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
- Anything that is not mentioned in “The package includes”


Nota bene:
- Due to technical and/or logistic issues, itineraries could be changed.
- We inform all Clients that rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at the check out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category.
- In case of loss or damage of the headsets 55 €/device shall be charged.


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