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7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Overview:
Centuries-old monasteries and Norman churches. Ancient Greek temples and bustling Italian markets. Sicily is a living museum, wrapped in superb scenery that ranges from sheer gorges and golden beaches to a remarkable volcano - and our tour lets you see it all.

Day 1 - Palermo - Corleone - Palermo
We meet in Sicily's capital, Palermo, and dive straight into its warren of streets with a local guide. This morning is dedicated to the Norman Palace, a wonder of Palermo and the Palatine Chapel - with walls coated in glimmering paintings that will astound. Next, we visit Corleone to learn more about the area and later, we enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borza

Day 2 - Palermo - Erice - Trapani - Marsala
This morning, we bid farewell to Palermo and set our eyes onwards to the medieval town of Erice. When you're not marvelling at the impressive views of the valley and ocean (if the weather is clear), hunt down Sicily's most famous almond cake shop, which calls Erice home. Next up is Trapani, where we meet with a family member and owner of the 'Museo del Sale', or 'Salt Flat Museum' to discover the history and traditions of salt production. After, it's time for a local wine tasting before resting our heads in Marsala. (B,D)

Accommodation: Baglio Oneto Resort

Day 3 - Marsala - Agrigento
After breakfast, we leave Marsala and carry onwards to our next destination. Making a stop at the Kolymbetra Garden, we will wander through the ruins of the Valley of Temples and find peace in the tranquil surrounds of the lush plantlife. After an enlightening day, we make our way back to the hotel to savour a delicious dinner together with the company of your fellow travellers in Agrigento. (B,D)

Accommodation: Foresteria Baglio della Luna

Day 4 - Agrigento - Sant'angelo Muxaro - Agrigento
We have one thing in mind today: delicious food. Start the day with a food tasting tour with a local guide through Sant'Angelo Muxaro. Sample your way through the morning with cheese, olive bread, peppers and a local treat - the sweet honey cake. To end the day, we meet for another satisfying dinner in Agrigento. (B,D)

Accommodation: Foresteria Baglio della Luna

Day 5 - Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Modica - Ragusa
Our first stop is Piazza Armerina, where we visit the one-of-a-kind Villa Romana del Casale, containing one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world. Next, we follow in the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano in Sicily one of the filming locations for the cult detective series in Modica. Our trail takes us onwards to Ragusa with the rest of the day to wander the town at your own pace. You could seek out a local trattoria to try some Sicilian specialities. (B)

Accommodation: Antco Convento dei Cappuccini

Day 6 - Ragusa - Noto - Syracuse - Catania
Seaside Syracuse, which rivalled Athens as the most important city of ancient Greece, is our stomping ground today. Our local guide leads us to the temples and sacred caves of the archaeological park. The best way to enjoy it is to happily get lost in its winding streets, which open out on baroque piazzas, bustling markets and beautiful sea views. Later we turn to Catania and share a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hotel Katane Palace

Day 7 - Catania - Mount Etna - Taormina - Catania
Now it's time to take an up close look at Mount Etna, a slumbering giant that towers over the surrounding landscape. After a lava-fuelled morning, we stop at Taormina and enjoy a guided tour of some of the city's greats including the 13th century Cathedral of San Nicola and the splendid Greek Theatre. (B)

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  2018              
   
  Departure: Feb - Oct, 2018              
   
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 2018 Sold Out          
  Sep 01,08, 15, 19, 29, 2018 Sold Out          
  Oct 06, 2018 Sold Out          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Inclusions:
  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Local guides in Palermo, Corleone, Syracuse & Taormina
  • Cheese tasting
  • Entrance included to: Norman Palace, Palatine Chapel, Valley of the Temples, Kolymbetra Garden, Villa Spaccaforno, Trapani Salt Museum and Villa Romana del Casale.

Exclusions:

  • Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
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