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Sicily Escapade - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Air and Land from $2699 *

What’s included:

  • First-class hotels for 6 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 dinners and 1 lunch at Agriturismo
  • 1 lunch and wine tasting in a winery
  • Touring by private air-conditioned motorcoach
  • English speaking Professional Tour Director
  • Sightseeing as indicated, including local guides and entrance fees
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word from your guide, even from a distance

Hotels

  1. Palermo: Opera, Federico II
  2. Ragusa :Poggio del sole Resort
  3. Taormina : Villa Diodoro or similar

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: DEPART USA: Evening departure. Meals and refreshments served on board. All arrival with different flights from the group must be arranged on your own or as private transfers)

DAY 2: PALERMO: After morning arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel Balance of the day is at leisure. 6:00 Pm meeting your tour director in the Lobby for a welcome drink followed by special welcome dinner at a local restaurant (D)

DAY 3: PALERMO: We start our day with a guided tour of Palermo, including Quattro Canti - the Palace of the Normans (outside) the cathedral, and the famous Benedictine Abbey of Monreale housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments. Balance of the day is at leisure. In the after­noon you may be interested visiting the picturesque fishing village of Cefalii on a optional tour. ( B)

DAY 4: PALERMO/MARSALAIWINE TASTING: Today we explore the western corner of Sicily known for the Marsala wine. On the way to Marsala, we will stop, admire the "Salt Roads" fields where the Sea Salt is produced, still using ancient techniques thousand years old. Visit a local cellar and sample some Marsala during a special wine tasting session. Our lunch today will be served at a local farm house including also a olive oil tast­ing session. In the afternoon drive back to Palermo (B,L,)

DAY 5: PALERMO/AGRIGENTO/RAGUSA: Departure from Palermo. Explore on a walking guided tour the ancient greek city Akragas , a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, dating back to the 5th century B.0 The best temple is that of Concordia (After visiting the Valley of the Temples, we con­tinue our drive to Ragusa famous for the Sicilian Baroque style and golden color buildings This evening enjoyable and relaxing dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

DAY 6: RAGUSA— SYRACUSE - TAORMINA: Today we drive to the Syracuse . Enjoy a guided tour of the Archaeological Park, Greek Theater, LatomiadelParadiso and Cave of Dionysius' Ear. Before enjoy some time at leisure to discover the Island of Ortigia, you will be invited to a culinary taste of local characteristic products (Light Lunch). In the afternoon departure for Taormina . Check in at your hotel, time at leisure to relax or explore the city center with your tour Director. (B, L)

DAY 7: TAORMINA: (optional tour & wine tasting dinner on Mt. Etna Volcano) Morning walking tour of Taormina including the Greek/Roman amphitheater, overlooking the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Balance of the day is yours to relax, or explore the slopes of Mt. Etna with our optional tour that also includes dinner and a wine tasting session. (B)

DAY 8: TAORMINA TO USA: (or extend your stay) Morning transfer to Catania Airport for your return flight home. Meals and refreshments served on board. Same day arrival into USA. (B)

 
DATES 2015 LAND AIR (From BOS or JFK)
February 2 $ 1599 $350*
March 6, 13, 20, 27 $ 1599 $350*
April 3, 10, 17 $ 1699 $600*
May 1, 8 $ 1699 $600*
May 15, 22, 29 $ 1699 $950*
June 5, 12, 19, 26 $ 1699 $950*
September 4, 11, 18, 25 $ 1699 $600*
October 2, 16, 23, 30 $ 1699 $600*
November 6, 13, 20 $ 1599 350*
 

Terms & Conditions: Valid on new 2015 USA bookings when full payment on land and air packages is received in full. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. *Air taxes and fuel surcharges of $645, per person, are not included and subject to change. Hotel taxes and services charges are included in package. Valid on select airlines and class of service only. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Tips to drivers, guides and tour escorts are not included. City taxes are additional and the responsibility of the traveler. All offers are subject to availability. Image source: www.bellavistatours.com .

 
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