Sicilian Escape
from $1319
Duration: 7 Days
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 travelling 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 Theatre, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheatre, 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!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY.
Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
Day 2 PALERMO.
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. (B)
Day 3 PALERMO-AGRIGENTO.
AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples. (B,D) 87 mi / 140 km
Day 4 AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE.
PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. (B) 162 mi / 260 km ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to Ortigia. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount.
Day 5 SYRACUSE-CATANIA-TAORMINA RIVIERA.
SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheatre. CATANIA (local Favourite) Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera. (B) 75 mi / 120 km
Day 6 TAORMINA RIVIERA.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7 TAORMINA RIVIERA.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.) (B)
Departure Date:
2023-03-19
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2023-02-25
Twin : 1319NZD
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