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Sicilian Adventure Tour (8 Day Tour)

Vacation Code: EVNI10D10
8 Days and 7 Nights
17 Meals: (7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 7 Dinners)

Tour Description

Southern Italy is one of those places where you can get a once in a lifetime vacation experience. The region is known for its diverse and authentic culture, offering you an array of magnificent works of art existing for centuries, an appetizing cuisine and its breathtaking natural beauty. The 6 days package will surely satisfy your desire for rejuvenating relaxation and exciting adventures. Take pleasure in hopping from one historic city to another, then get off the road exploring small towns and islands. A sure fun-filled Italy vacation experience!
 

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Itinerary


ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Palermo
Day 2: Palermo – Cefalu – Taormina – Catania
Day 3: Catania – Syracuse – Catania
Day 4: Catania – Modica – Ragusa
Day 5: Ragusa, Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
Day 6: Agrigento – Silinunte, Monreale, Palermo
Day 7: Palermo
Day 8: Palermo


Day 1: Palermo

(Welcome Dinner)

An exciting day awaits! Arrival in Palermo and transfer to the hotel on your own. A city rich in culture and history, with stunning architectural buildings. Check in to your hotel and you’ve got the entire day to discover the historical city at your own pace. You can visit the churches, palaces and museums, opera houses and squares (these sites may have admission fees which are not included in the package). Back to the hotel for dinner and your first overnight stay in Sicily.


Day 2: Palermo – Cefalu – Taormina -Catania

(Breakfast, Dinner)

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Cefalù, charming coastal town, a former fishing village which is also home to a breathtaking Norman Cathedral, famous for its Mosaic of Christ Pantocractor – a stunning Byzantine mosaic that’s considered as one of the most important pieces of religious artwork in Sicily.

Take a stroll to the city centre and down main street to reach the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Proceed to Taormina, lunch along the way in a local restaurant. Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”: enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own, with its spectacular view of Giardini Naxos and Etna volcano. Continue to Catania. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel in Catania.


Day 3: Catania – Syracuse

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After a buffet breakfast, daparture to Syracuse: visit the archaeological area “Neapolis” including the famous Greek Theatre, Latomie of the Paradise and the “Orecchio di Dyionisio”.

Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa; visit of the Cathedral, which is built upon the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary Arethuse Fountain and the Temple of Apollo. Lunch in a restaurant in Ortigia. In the afternoon return to Catania for a nice walking tour. During the tour in Catania, stroll through the city centre with your professional guide who will charm you with the history of the city. Dinner and Overnight in your hotel in Catania.


Day 4: Catania – Modica – Ragusa

(Breakfast, Dinner)

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Modica a town whose architecture has been recognized as providing outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe.

Modica is a town with an ancient history, nicknamed “the city of 100 churches” and some of its most representative monuments, such as the 37 Cathedral of San Pietro and the Church of San Giorgio, have been proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tour will then continue with a visit inside the Artisan chocolate workshop; there you will have the chance to discover the techniques leading to the production of an amazing quality of “the Modican’s chocolate”. Lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore the town and shopping. Accommodation in your hotel in Ragusa to relax and have dinner.

After dinner, optional visit “by night” of the ancient city “Ragusa Ibla”, cradle of Sicilian baroque, with its Cathedral and the “giardino Ibleo” (supplement to pay on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Return to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 5: Ragusa – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

AAfter a buffet breakfast, departure to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its wellpreserved mosaics depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes.

Lunch in a local restaurant with a special menu chosen to give the opportunity to taste the local specialties. Departure to Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; guided tour of the Valley, including the Temple of Concordia, which is in almost perfectly preserved condition, the temples of Juno and Heracles. Accommodation and dinner at hotel in Agrigento


Day 6: Agrigento – Silinunte – Monreale – Palermo

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After a buffet breakfast departure to Selinunte the largest archaeological park in Europe, an area of 270 hectares with over 2.500 years of history written on it.

Short visit of the “Eastern Hill”. The Temple E is in the best state of conservation of the entire archaeological area, and Temple G was the largest in all Hellenic archaeology. After the visit we proceed to a typical farmhouse producing olive oil for an oil tasting and a delicious lunch. After lunch we proceed in direction of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. At the arrival visit the town of Monreale, situated on a hill at few kms far from Palermo in panoramic position; the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments, and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Then, accommodation, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Palermo


Day 7:Palermo

(Breakfast & Dinner)

After a buffet breakfast, morning dedicated to the visit of the historical centre of the town, one of the largest in Europe; with Martorana Church, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Pretoria, “I Quattro Canti di Città – the four corners”, making a pleasant walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the ancient “Cassaro”, Piazza Bologni, the Cathedral (internal visit) and the outside of Norman Palace. You will have the chance to taste the Palermo’s street food at 38 a typical local market. Afternoon at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to do a panoramic optional visit in the surroundings of Palermo: the “Palazzina Cinese” closed to the green park of “la Favorita” and Mondello, ancient fishers village with a wonderful sand beach where You can taste a delicious ice cream (supplement to pay on the spot; the visit will take place with a minimum of participants). Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.


Day 8: Palermo

(Breakfast)

Your fun-filled Sicilian adventure will always be a part of your vacation experiences. Enjoy your final breakfast as you take your last pictures of Italy. Transfer from the hotel to the airport on your own. Ciao! We hope to see you again for your next Italy vacation.

Additional Information


The tour includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Multilingual Tour Guide and Escort
  • Accommodation at the hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the Archeological Sites as per itinerary
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • Luggage service: 1 piece of luggage and 1 carry on per person with porterage
  • Taxes and fees
  • 24 hour emergency hotline

The tour does not include:

  • Transfers to and from airport
  • Entrance Fees Supplement (Optional): $90 per person – Price includes:
  • Taormina – Greek-Roman Theatre
  • Siracusa – neapolis + Dome
  • Piazza Armerina: Villa Romana del Casale
  • Agtigento: Valley of the Temples
  • Selinunte: Eastern Hill itinerary
  • Palermo: Martorana Church
  • Monreale: Cloister + Done
  • Tips
  • Drinks and extras at the hotel
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “the TOUR includes”
  • Extra luggage may incur an additional fee

4 Star Hotel Pricing and Dates

Departure DateDoubleSingleTripleReservation Deposit
Jun-04-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jun-11-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jun-18-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jun-25-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jul-02-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jul-09-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jul-16-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jul-23-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Jul-30-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-06-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-13-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-20-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-27-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Sep-03-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Sep-10-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Sep-17-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Sep-24-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Oct-01-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Oct-08-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Oct-15-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Oct-22-2021$ 1450.00$ 1750.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
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