Charm of Sicily
Private Touring in Sicily
An 8 Day Tour - Start Saturdays in Catania
8 day tour : Weekly on Saturdays as listed below : May - Oct
Compare with the thre day version
or : The Magic of Sicily :
tours of Greece and Italy
Sicily , the pleasure of fine Sicilian and Italian cooking is not only
in the preparation. It involves the selection of the finest ingredients.
Italians can distinguish a cheese by the pasture where its raw milk
originated. Buon Appetito!
most original and refined tour of Sicily, covering the highlights of
Sicily in small groups (max 14 guests ): including the most classical
sites of Sicily : Segesta, Selinunte, The Valley of Temples, Piazza
Armerina, Syracuse and the historical and artistic sites of the Medieval,
Norman, Baroque and Liberty eras : Erice, Taormina, Ortigia, Acireale,
Catania, Palermo and even the boldest exhibitions of contemporary art.
Accommodation is guaranteed in charming boutique & intimate size
hotels . Half board basis (dinner is included ) with exception on the
day of arrival.
1 - ARRIVAL IN Sicily - Saturdays
Our representative will meet you at the airport of Catania , and escort
you to your lodgings .
Welcome drink and a short briefing on your program by your local tour
escort. (6.30 p.m.) . Evening at leisure.
- Sunday: (P. Armerina/Cefalù) 300 Km
After breakfast. Meeting with the escort (h. 8 a.m.). Departure for
Piazza Armerina: visit to the Roman Villa of Casale, and its magnificent
mosaics. Continuation to Cefalù. Free time to explore the characteristic
town, famous for its Norman Cathedral. Departure for Palermo. Accommodation
at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay .
3 - Monday: (Monreale/Palermo) 30 Km
Breakfast. Guided tour of Monreale (The Cathedral and its golden mosaics,
the Benedictine Cloister). Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni and Palatine
Chapel, the Cathedral, Piazza Pretoria, the Martorana,, Massimo Theatre).
Afternoon , visit and drink at private, ancient palace of the local
nobility . Dinner at restaurant and overnight.
4 - Tuesday: (Segesta/Erice) 130 Km
Breakfast. Departure for Segesta, the ancient city of the Elimi with
the inspiring Doric Temple. Proceed to visit the medieval town of Erice
with pastry sampling . Accommodation at the “Tonnara Bonagia”
hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
- Wednesday: (Marsala/Agrigento) 200 Km
Breakfast. Visit of the salt-pans and the antique mills of Trapani.
Break/wine tasting in a Cellar of the famous Marsala. Proceeding to
Agrigento. Visit of the archaeological park of the Valley of Temples.
Accommodation at hotel. Dinner. After dinner panoramic tour of the illuminated
Valley of Temples.
6 - Thursday: (Siracusa) 340 Km
Breakfast. Departure for Syracuse (Greek theatre, Roman amphitheater
and the Baroque island-city of Ortygia (Cathedral Square, Arethusa Fountain).
Transfer at hotel. Dinner & accommodation at hotel. Dinner.
- Friday: (Etna/Taormina) 90 Km
Breakfast. Excursion to Mount Etna: visit of the extinct craters (1.900
m.). Afternoon visit of Taormina (Greek Theatre and historic centre).
Farewell dinner. Overnight stay.
8- Saturday: (Departure) 70 Km
Breakfast. End of services (individual transfer on request) or extension.
RATES per person in USD $ - Minimum 2 guests
3080. USD $
3219. USD $
4180. USD $
with the weekly group tour
transportation between airport and lodging
sightseeing and all ground transportation ( air conditioned ) as indicated,
with an English speaking driver-tour escort (please ask us for other
languages) from the 2nd to 7th day.
as indicated from pre-set menu (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
including a restaurant dinner in Palermo (specialties of the Palermo
area)- farewell dinner - pastry tasting
, with private bathroom facilities including tax, service charges
& continental breakfast daily .Visit
to a private palace or to a wine museum
expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically included.
for local personnel
Five stars ( *****) (Catania): Stop-over, deluxe, centrally located
Four stars ( ****) (Palermo): In the heart of Palermo’s
historical centre, few metres from the main monuments (or Principe di
Villafranca **** Palermo)
Four stars ( ****) (Valderice Sea-Trapani): A charming
hotel created by restructuring an ancient tunny-fishing industry with
a 17th century tower a small fishermen’s church and the tuna preservation
and store rooms. Swimming-pool and garden. (or Crystal Palace ****Trapani)
Four stars ( ****) for the Domus Aurea, or Four
stars ( ****) for the Agrigento-Valley of Temples: charming
hotels carefully restored some do have gardens and antique furniture.
Four stars ( ****) Dioscuri in the Agrigento sea
Four stars ( ****) (Taormina Sea): Once the home of
a noble English family, the hotel maintains a select atmosphere with
antique furniture and paintings. Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking
the bay of Mazzarò; Cableway to the historical centre 50 mts
far from the hotel). Sea view rooms are not guaranteed. Or La Plage.
Four stars ( ****) in the Taormina-sea
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