Sicily 2018 – Pre-designed Private Travel

PALERMO •MONREALE • PIAZZA ARMERINA •  ERICE • AGRIGENTO • SIRACUSA • TAORMINA

8 DAYS     |    PRICES FROM: $7,695   |   BEGIN: Palermo  END: Taormina

This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates and budget.

This Pre-Designed Private Travel Experience includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Accommodations as shown
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver
  • Your own personal expert local guides
  • Explore the active volcano site of Mt. Etna
  • Discover the wonders of Taormina’s winding streets and marvelous history
  • Visit several UNESCO sites on your drive to Siracusa
  • Stroll the cobblestones of Erice atop Mount San Giuliano

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PRICING

Prices Starting From

$7,695

Low Season

$8,995

High Season (Apr. - Oct.)

DAYS 1 – 2  •  Palermo, SICILY, ITALY, Monreale ---Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

On arrival in Palermo you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  Tour Palermo to see the 12th century Cathedral and Royal Palace and the exquisite Byzantine mosaics in the palace’s Palatine Chapel dating back to 1130. Visit the Opera House, the Quattro Canti, the Pretoria Fountain and the lively Ballarò Market. Drive to the 12th century Duomo of Monreale. Visit medieval coastal town of Cefalù. Take a scenic drive through the mountains of the Regional Park of Madonie to Castelbuono. Visit the Chiesa Madre and the Castle of the Prince of Ventimiglia. Meals: BL

DAY 3  •  Palermo/Segesta/Erice & Agrigento---Grand Hotel Villa Athena

Visit the abandoned city of Segesta to see the majestic Doric temple and the Theatre.  Continue to Erice atop Mount San Giuliano. Walk through the cobblestone streets. See the Madrice Church and the Norman Castle. Enjoy the traditions and handicrafts of this medieval town. Meals: BL

DAY 4   •  Agrigento/Piazza Armerina & Siracusa---Grand Hotel Altea

Walk in the Valley of the Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the most representative places of Greek civilization in the Mediterranean area. Visit the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the wonderful Temple of Concordia.  Visit an old oil press farm where Mamma Fiorella will cook for you. Visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman Villa del Casale. Meals: BL

DAYS 5 – 8  •  Siracusa/Ortigia/Taormina & Depart Home---Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Visit the Neapolis archaeological area to walk through the ruins of the ancient city of Archimedes. Tour the monolithic 16,000-seats Greek theatre. Visit the Archaeological Museum. Continue to Ortigia, the most ancient part of the Greek colony of Siracusa. See the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena.

Take a tour to Mt. Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Take a cable-car up to 8,500 feet to get a fantastic view of Mt.Etna the surrounding countryside. Visit the Gambino winery, an ancient estate located on the slopes of Mt. Etna.  Walk through Taormina’s old town and visit the 3th century BC Ancient Theatre, the 14th century Palazzo Corvaja, the St. Nicholas Church and the public gardens. Transfer to the Catania airport for your departing flight.  Meals: B 2L

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea  •  Palermo, Sicily, ITALY

A stunning villa on the coast of Palermo, the hotel retains frescoes, original furniture and decor complemented by modern facilities. Over 100 rooms and suites with modern comforts; facilities include two restaurants, two bars, swimming pool and solarium.

Hotel Villa Athena  •  Agrigento, Sicily

Located within the archaeological park of the Valley of the Temples, the Athena is a former residence where nature, art and beauty have been together for centuries. The noble tradition of the house is evident in the recently renovated rooms and suites; facilities include two restaurants, a bar, spa and swimming pool.
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Grand Hotel Altea  •  Siracusa, Sicily

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo  •  Taormina, Sicily

The first hotel to be built in Taormina, Grand Hotel Timeo has a prime hillside location across from the Greek Theater with views of the coastline and Mt. Etna. Offering 70 rooms and suites, other facilities include a restaurant, pool restaurant, Literary Terrace and bar, swimming pool, wellness center and gym.

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