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8 Day Classic Sicily


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Palermo, Catania-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Palermo
    • 1 night Agrigento
    • 3 nights Taormina-Giardini Naxos
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Norman Cathedral, Monreale
  • Old city of Palermo
  • Wine tasting in Marsala
  • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
  • Visit to Mt. Etna
  • Greek Theatre, Taormina
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Palermo
Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail and orientation, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Monreale Cathedral & Palermo Old City Tour
This morning, travel to Monreale and visit the Norman Cathedral, famous for its Byzantine and Sicilian mosaics. Continue to visit the Old City of Palermo, where you will admire such sights as the Norman Palace and the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to explore Palermo on your own
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Erice, Marsala Tour & Wine Tasting
This morning depart Palermo and drive to Erice. En route, view the famous Temple of Segesta, constructed in the 5th century B.C. which now stands as one of the world's most perfectly preserved temples of antiquity. Travel on to Marsala, a city famous for its namesake Marsala wine. View the island's landmark windmills and salt mines before a wine tasting in one of the area's historic wineries. Finally, continue to Agrigento
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Valley of the Temples Tour, Travel toTaormina-Giardini Naxos
Today, visit the area's most celebrated site, the Valley of the Temples, where you will see some of the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Continue to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the popular coastal city of Taormina
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Mount Etna & Taormina Tour
Begin the day with a visit to the slopes of Mount Etna -- the highest active volcano in Europe. Ascend the Mount to reach the Silvestri Craters where you may walk about the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. In the afternoon visit Taormina, a famous tourist center of Sicily. Start off with a panoramic tour including a visit of the Greek Theater, one of the most celebrated ruins of Sicily, from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Finally, enjoy time at leisure in the upper town of Taormina to browse the city's shops and favored sites
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Full day at leisure to explore the area on your own. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel
Optional: Siracusa Tour
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in Catania for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Cefalu Tour

    Day #3 01 May 2013 - 31 Mar 2015         $59
    Cefal├╣ is first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo and today the town distinguishes itself by its medieval settings. Starting from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, where you will experience the splendidly intact atmosphere of this pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine cathedral dates to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefal├╣ the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charm is the Fisherman Village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches. Pick-up details to be advised locally.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
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    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    May 3 departure will be accommodated at Blu Hotel Kaos in Agrigento.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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