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Escorted Treasures of Sicily

Italy in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip to discover the baroque elegance of Sicily. Enjoy a guided tour of the island’s most iconic cities, from Syracuse to Palermo and Catania, with time to soak up the local flavor in Ragusa, Agrigento, and Cefalú.

Trip Highlights

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    Agrigento
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    Catania
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    Cefalu
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    Palermo
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    Ragusa
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    Siracusa

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until November 2024

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 360

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  • Accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Start your tour with the awe-inspiring Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Marvel at the archaeological wonders and UNESCO sites tucked away in Ragusa and Agrigento and get lost in the charming streets of Palermo. Admire Norman architecture in the coastal town of Cefalú before rounding off your tour in Catania with the impressive Piazza del Duomo and local flair in Crociferi Street.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Catania
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It's time to discover the treasures of Sicily! Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Catania.* Arrive in Catania, on Sicily’s east coast, and make your own way to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of the day is free to begin exploring this ancient port city on the foot of Mt. Etna. Meet your local guide in the evening. Overnight stay in Catania.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Il Principe Hotel or similar
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2nd Day: Catania - Syracuse - Noto
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005, to marvel at the beautiful Neapolis Archaeological Park. Feast your eyes on the splendid Teatro Greco and imposing Roman Amphitheatre, amongst other archaeological wonders. Continue your tour through the historical center of picturesque Ortigia, where you can admire the pristine facade of the Duomo in the main square. In the afternoon, we'll head to Noto, the epicenter of Sicilian baroque architecture, where you’ll end the tour with the marvelous Nicolaci Villadorata Palace. Rest of the day at your leisure to continue soaking up the baroque elegance of Noto. Dinner and overnight stay in Ragusa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mediterraneo Palace 4* or similar
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741 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis

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3rd Day: Ragusa Ibla - Modica - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day exploring the enchanting historical center of Ragusa Ibla. Our tour will pass countless churches and architectural troves tucked up in this UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the world-famous Sabadì chocolatier where you’ll taste a range of sensational Sicilian flavors such as wild mint and lemon. Continue the tour up to the fascinating Castro Grimaldi Palace to catch stunning views of Modica before heading back down for lunch in the shade of the Orti di San Giorgio gardens. Round off the tour with an afternoon visit to Piazza Armerina where you can marvel at intricate mosaics on the pavements of the magnificent Villa Romana del Casale. Transfer, dinner, and overnight stay in Agrigento.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Baia di Ulisse Wellness &... or similar
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Activities

included
Visit of Ragusa

Moderate

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4th Day: Agrigento - Marsala - Salt Road - Palermo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Kickstart your tour with another breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, you’ll visit the world-famous Valle dei Templi where the remains of the ancient city Akragas can still be seen through the almond trees. Once you’ve soaked up the wonder of the three temples, your tour will continue to the enchanting port city of Marsala, past noble palaces, baroque churches, and impressive monuments. We’ll stop for a guided tour and wine tasting at the Florio winery where you’ll see the majestic casks from the end of the XIX century that give Marsala wine its characteristic taste! We’ll have a light lunch at the bodega before continuing along the great Salt Road. Enjoy some of the oldest salt flats in the world on this famous route between Trapani and Marsala where the warm waters are home to a variety of fish, crustaceans, and vegetation. Transfer and overnight stay in Palermo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Palermo Centro 4*... or similar
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2494 Reviews

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Activities

included
Salt Route Along the Stagnone Islands

Moderate

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5th Day: Palermo - Monreale - Palermo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your tour today with a visit to the beautiful town of Monreale to see its magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral. After, you’ll head into Palermo to discover the charm of this beautiful city located at the foot of Monte Pellegrino. Marvel at the variety of architectural styles that converge seamlessly in this quintessentially Italian city. Wander round the city and explore its imposing cathedral, the beautiful Martorana church, and the spectacular fusion of cultures and religions in the Palatine Chapel. Enjoy a nutritious lunch of typical local produce before heading over to the old Kalsa neighborhood to admire the Massimo Theater and toss a coin in the fountain on Plaza Pretoria. Overnight stay in Palermo.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Palermo Centro 4*... or similar
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2494 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit of Monreale

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Visit of Palermo

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6th Day: Palermo - Cefalú - Catania
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the idyllic coastal town of Cefalú, known for its stunning beaches and iconic tourist port (as seen in the hit series White Lotus), where we’ll start our tour with the beautiful Norman cathedral. We'll stop for lunch at a delicious renowned restaurant before continuing the tour towards the magnificent baroque town of Catania, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the countless treasures tucked away in this stunning little town where white limstone glistens as we see the impressive Piazza del Duomo with its imposing cathedral and visit famous landmarks including the baroque Crociferi street. We’ll stop at a local bar to enjoy a typical Sicilian snack of brioche and granita, a delicious semi-frozen fruit slush. Transfer back to the hotel and enjoy some free time to explore Catania. Overnight stay in Catania.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Il Principe Hotel or similar
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1361 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit of Cefalú

Moderate

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7th Day: Catania - Etna - Taormina - Catania
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Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour will start with a brief stop at the iconic old fish market before we make our way to the unmissable Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano and a true feast for the eyes! You’ll be immersed in a variety of flora and fauna as we make our way to the awe-inspiring Crateri Silvestri. These extinct volcanic craters are a real sight to behold. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some local honey and other delicacies before getting lunch in a charming local restaurant. From here, we’ll head to picturesque Taormina, one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy and the filming location of the second season of the hit series White Lotus, to visit a fascinating Greek-Roman theater. You’ll have some free time to explore Taormina’s medieval streets, shop for some local souvenirs, and take in the stunning views of Etna, a must-see when in Sicily. We’ll end the day with panoramic views of the magnificent Cyclops Riviera, a stretch of coastline laden with myths and legends. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Catania.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Il Principe Hotel or similar
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1361 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit of Taormina

Moderate

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Excursion to Mount Etna

Moderate

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8th Day: Catania - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel.* At the indicated time, transfer on your own way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis

Included activity for day 2

Delve into rich Sicilian history by visiting the Archaeological Park of Neapolis where you will get to explore stunning sights including the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Visit of Ragusa

Included activity for day 3

Get ready to discover the wonders and beauty of Sicilian Baroque in this city tour of Ragusa where you will get to visit the awe-inspiring city center, one of the country’s most iconic World Heritage sites.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Salt Route Along the Stagnone Islands

Included activity for day 4

A visit through Sicily’s salt route will leave you in total disbelief at the beauty of this hidden gem. You can expect unbelievable sights from the unique windmills, natural formation of salt and stunning landscapes.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit of Monreale

Included activity for day 5

Visit this breathtaking southern Italian town known worldwide for its beautiful Cathedral, a World Unesco Heritage Site with over 130 Byzantine mosaics depicting episodes taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Catania - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Tour Leader from day 2 to day 7.
  • Tasting of Sicilian traditional cuisine and guided tour in a winery with wine tasting.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per room per night).

** Entrance fees at monuments/museums:

- Syracuse Archeological Park € 10,00 per person
- Syracuse Cathedral € 2,00 per person
- Noto Palazzo Nicolaci € 4,00 per person
- Piazza Armerina Villa Romana € 10,00 per person
- Agrigento Valley of the Temples € 12,00 per person
- Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 per person
- Monreale Cloister € 6,00 per person
- Palermo Cappella Palatina € 12,00 per person
- Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 per person
- Taormina Greek Theatre € 10,00 per person

Please remember they are multilingual groups just in the following months: March – June – July – August - second mid of October – November – December - Febryuary

English speaking only departures:
April – May – last week of August – September – October (just until 14th of October).

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Italian.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    GMT + 01:00.

  • Other useful information

    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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