Sicilian Escape

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Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of...
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Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
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What's this trip about?

    Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics. Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City PALERMO, ITALY
End CityTAORMINA RIVIERA

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Agrigento
  • Catania
  • Mount Etna
  • Palermo
  • Sicily
  • Syracuse
  • Taormina

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: PALERMO

Sicilian Specialties PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and visit the Norman Cathedral. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT The story of the splendid M...

Day 3: PALERMO–AGRIGENTO

Timeless Temples AGRIGENTO Take a guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples. (Breakfast,Dinner) 87 mi / 140 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT ARCHAEOLOGY The ruins of Akragas remain Sicily's most amazing archaeological site. The impressively well-preserved Tempio de...

Day 4: AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE

Ancient Artistry In Sicily PIAZZA ARMERINA Take a guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Enjoy lunch with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Lunch) 162 mi / 260 km

Day 5: SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

Coastal Treasures SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater. CATANIA [LF] Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera. (Breakfast) 75 mi / 120 km

LOCAL ...

Day 6: TAORMINA RIVIERA

The Pearl of the Mediterranean TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDER Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest volcano an...

Day 7: TAORMINA RIVIERA

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.) (Breakfast)

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GaribaldiThis casual 71-room Hotel is housed in a Liberty-style building located directly opposite Palermo's famous Politeama Theater. The contemporary styled guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV and Free Wi-Fi access. The on-site restaurant serves a varied buffet breakfast and a modern American Bar is also at Guest's disposal. PalermoItalyVia E. Amari 146Della ValleSet amid a beautiful garden with olive and palm trees, Hotel Della Valle features a bar serving snacks and cocktails throughout the day, an outdoor swimming pool and two restaurants one located in the park and one overlooking the swimming pool - where to enjoy international cuisine, and traditional Sicilian dishes. All 112 guest rooms are modern and decorated in Sicilian style, offering air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe and flat screen TV with international channels. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The famous Temples Valley is within easy reach. AgrigentoItalyVia Ugo La Malfa 3Grand Hotel Villa PolitiThis 100-room historical hotel is itself a part of Syracuse's rich history, located north of the city centre close to Siracuse¿s famed archaeological zone. Set in a magnificent 19th-century former noble residence, the villa has glamorous interior features echoing the Art Deco era and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Local Italian cuisine is served in the restaurant and there is a lounge bar serving a good choice of international liqueurs as well as classical Italian aperitivi and digestivi. The elegant Liberty style guest rooms feature Art-Nouveau furniture and are equipped with air conditioning, minibar and hardwood or parquet floors. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. SyracuseItalyVia Maria Politi Laudien, 2Hellenia Yachting HotelHellenia Yachting Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony of Sicily. The property is directly overlooking the waterfront and features a private beach, a spa and a pool. There is a piano bar located in the main terrace area and immediatly adjacent to the main in-house restaurants which boasts some of the finest Sicilian cuisine, presenting traditional local dishes with a fresh and original touch. Giardini NaxosItalyVia Jannuzzo, 41,
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