South & Sicily

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There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Visit the Royal Palace which General George Patton into headquarters in 1943.
    • See the Selinunte, renowned for the majestic remnants of its temples and acropolis.
    • Visit the famous Valley of the Temples, a Unesco world heritage site which holds some of the greatest Greek ruins in the world.
    • See proof that the Romans invented it centuries ago
    • See the Blue Grotto, one of the most beautiful and unique sights in Italy
    • Visit the birthplace of the Roman Empire.
    • Visit the Angelo, the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina, the Jewish

What's this trip about?

    There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • Education / Learning
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Mount Etna
  • Palermo

Activities

  • Educational/ learning
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class hotels and deluxe hotels, exclusively.
    • Smaller Groups. 30 to 40 guests per tour.
    • More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
    • Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfer in Italy. (see conditions)
    • Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
    • 8 Dinners & 1 Lunch. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, salad, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.
    • Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour.
    • Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
    • Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
    • Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)
    • Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
    • Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
    • We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday - Depart USA
Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on your Sicilian adventure. Buon Viaggio!

Day 2 - Monday - Arrive in Palermo, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
Benvenuti in Italia! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Palermo airport to your hotel at scheduled times. A Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. Relax this afternoon, or take a stroll around the neighborhood. If you’re hungry,...
Day 3 - Tuesday - Palermo, Monreale, Mondello Sightseeing, Dinner Out
This morning we explore Palermo, the fascinating capital city. We’ll visit the Royal Palace which General George Patton turned into his headquarters in 1943. We’ll also take in the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel, the Palermo Cathedral, the great Norman Cathed...
Day 4 - Wednesday - Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento, Dinner at Hotel
We bid farewell to Palermo this morning. On the way to Agrigento, we’ll stop to visit one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Mediterranean: Selinunte, renowned for the majestic remnants of its temples and acropolis. This huge city was built in ...
Day 5 - Thursday - Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Taormina
This morning we depart for Taormina, stopping along the way for a fascinating visit to the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. The elaborate villa, owned by a Roman aristocrat from the 4th Century, is famous for its intricate mosaics. And who said the Bikini was ...
Day 6 - Friday - Taormina, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner Out Tonight
After this morning’s leisurely tour, including the Greek and Roman outdoor theater, you’ll know why Taormina is known as the “Jewel of Italy.” Its winding streets and secluded gardens are truly enchanting. The snow covered volcano, Mt. Etna, serves as a dramatic backdrop...
Day 7 - Saturday - Taormina, Mt. Etna, Lunch/Wine Tasting, Taormina
This morning we meet one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Mt. Etna is in an almost constant state of eruption. Don’t worry, we’ll keep a safe distance! The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, orchards and vineyards. So let’s visit a local wine...
Day 8 - Sunday - Taormina, Messina, Sorrento
It’s a short drive to Messina where we board our ferry across the Straits of Messina. Reggio ahead - the golden sun above - the blue water below - it’s great to be in Italy! Nestled at the tip of Calabria is Reggio - with her homes climbing up the serene slopes, hugging ...
Day 9 - Monday - Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento
This morning after breakfast, we board the hydrofoil to Capri to visit this beautiful island. The entire day is yours to enjoy as you wish! Take a boat to see the Blue Grotto, one of the most beautiful and unique sights in Italy, or take a chairlift to the top of Monte S...
Day 10 - Tuesday - Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome
This morning, we leave and we’ll soon be in Rome…but we can’t end our trip in Italy without first visiting Pompeii! We’ll travel back in time to 79 A.D. to this famous town. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius, you’ll see the tragic f...
Day 11 - Wednesday - Rome Sightseeing, Dinner out Tonight
Today we’ll visit the birthplace of the Roman Empire. With our expert local guide, we’ll board our coach for a panoramic tour of Castel St. Angelo, the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll...
Day 12 - Thursday - Rome, USA
This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. While we say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, we realize we’re taking a little piece of it back home with us. As the famous song says… Arrivederci Roma! BB

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Last Updated: 9/2/2021

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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