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Magical Sicily

Tour Overview

Experience the beauty and history of Sicily on this 7-day tour. Visit ancient Greek ruins, taste regional products, and marvel at the island’s stunning Baroque architecture. Climb to the summit of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, and visit the charming town of Taormina. Explore the ancient village of Erice, the Saline lagoon, and the charming historical center of “Ibla” in Ragusa. Discover the wonders of Palermo, Monreale, Noto, and Syracuse. This tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Sicily.

Itinerary

You will arrive in Palermo and make your way to your hotel. That night, you will have dinner in the hotel and get some rest for the activities that are planned for the following days.

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will go on a morning excursion to Monreale, that has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Monreale is known for its almonds, olive oil, citrus fruits, and its beautiful Norman architecture. You will visit the impressive Monreale Cathedral and have the opportunity to shop for local delicacies and souvenirs. You will then return to Palermo and go on a walking tour of the city. You will explore the Old Town and learn about Palermo’s 3,000-year history while seeing sights such as Palermo Cathedral. You will have the chance to go inside the cathedral and admire its arches, cupolas, and mosaics, which reflect the various cultures that have influenced the island. In the late afternoon, you will have some free time before returning to your hotel for dinner. You will spend the night at the hotel.

After an early breakfast, you will travel to Erice, a medieval village located on the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many people believe that the village has remained unchanged since the sixth century, and its winding lanes are perfect for a leisurely morning walk. You will then continue to the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon where history, nature, and archaeology come together to offer unique and charming experiences. Afterwards, you will travel to Marsala, a region known for its wine. You will participate in a sensory experience by visiting a traditional tavern and tasting regional products during a light but memorable lunch. You will then return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. You will visit the Ancient Greek ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included), a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn about the archaeological relics, including the Classical Temple of Concord, the Temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. In the evening, you will check into your hotel, have dinner, and stay overnight.

Start your day with a breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Ragusa. Dive into the enchanting historical center of “Ibla,” renowned for its stunning baroque palaces and churches, holding the UNESCO World Heritage Site status along with seven others in the Val di Noto.

Commence your exploration at the ancient San Giorgio gate, followed by a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Giardini Iblei. Continue to the charming Piazza Pola, offering the chance to discover the hidden gem of the church of San Giuseppe, admired for its architectural beauty and intricate details.

The highlights of your visit include the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory, and the grandiose Cosentini Palace—a masterpiece of Late Baroque architecture, ranking among Sicily’s most captivating palaces. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at the hotel, ensuring a comfortable overnight stay, preparing you for the adventures of the following day.

Start your day with a breakfast at the hotel, followed by a journey to Noto, a charming fishing town renowned for its stunning Baroque architecture. Explore the recently restored Cathedral of San Nicolò, a testament to resilience after an earthquake, and wander through the town center to soak in its distinctive charm.

Embark on a scenic drive along the south coast, heading towards Syracuse, nestled on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Upon arrival, cross one of the city’s bridges to discover the enchanting island of Ortygia—the ancient heart of Syracuse. Adorned with Baroque churches and medieval palaces, each structure tells a tale of the city’s vibrant history.

As the day progresses, make your way to Taormina, a town perched on hills overlooking the sea. Check in to your centrally located hotel in Taormina and savor a delightful dinner, bringing a perfect end to a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion.

Start your day with a breakfast at your hotel before embarking on an unforgettable journey to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano and Italy’s highest peak. Explore the intricate details of volcanic activity amidst the remarkable landscape, featuring ancient lava fields and striking black magma rock. Weather permitting, seize the opportunity to ascend to the summit, reaching an impressive altitude of 1800 meters.

After this exhilarating experience, return to Taormina, a town celebrated for its beauty and romantic allure nestled on the slopes of Mount Tauro. Utilize the afternoon to rediscover the charm of Taormina at your leisure, allowing for personal exploration and relaxation. Overnight Stay.

On your final day, you will have breakfast before the tour comes to an end. Options to book extra nights in Taormina.

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.

4 Star Hotel: Mercure Or Similar

4 Star Hotel: Della Valle Or Similar

4 Star Hotel: Poggio del Sole Or Similar

4 Star Hotel: Olimpo Le Terrazze Or Similar

What’s Included

6 Nights hotel accommodation in Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa and Area Taormina 4 Star Hotels

  • Entrance tickets to all archaeological sites included
  • Saline della Laguna boat trip* & Lunch
    *In case of bad weather conditions, the boat trip will be replaced with the visit inside to the mill “Mulino Ettore e Infersa”
  • Agrigento – Entrance tickets to the Valley of Temples
  • Baroque Sicily

6 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners

Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

International flights are not included

Insurance not included

  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
  • Optional Experiences
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Drinks on meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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