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SATURDAY/SUNDAY: EASTERN SICILY
Arrival into Catania Airport and transfer to the hotel. Before dinner, you will meet your tour leader. There will be a welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour. Guests who arrive on Saturday have Sunday as a day of leisure (guests who arrive Sunday have the following Saturday as a day of leisure)
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Taormina and visit to the antique theatre and some free time in the town. The next stop is Cefalu for some extra free time before departing to Palermo.
Visit to the cathedral and the cloister of Monreale followed by free time in the centre of Palermo before heading back to the hotel.
Departure for Erice with a short visit to Trapani* and then on to Erice. We will head towards Marsala and visit a local wine cellar with a tasting session. In the afternoon, we visit the archaeological site of Selinuntee. Finally, we head to Agrigento for an overnight stay.
THURSDAY: AGRIGENTO/PIAZZA ARMERINA
In the morning, we will visit the Valley of the Temples with plenty of time to sightsee. Then we go on to Piazza Armerina to explore Villa Romana del Casale. In the late afternoon/early evening, we will head back to Catania where you will stay for the remainder of the tour.
Excursion to Mount Enta by bus (up to 1900m). Here there is the choice to do the optional 4x4 visit up to the main craters. Otherwise time to walk and explore the area. After we head for brunch and food tasting in Catania’s historical centre before heading back to the hotel.
Transfer to the airport and return home. Customers who arrived Sunday have this Saturday as a day of leisure and depart on Sunday.
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical fabric of this great island, nestled comfortably off the tip of Italy’s boot-shaped mainland. This wonderful tour will enable you to experience all the highlights of Sicily up close.
Enjoy the beaches in front of the fashionable resort town of Taormina, feel the urban bustle of Palermo, take in the ancient mosaics of Monreale and the archaeological site of Selinunte, travel through the Valley of the Temple, soak up the atmosphere in Catania and stand before the awe-inspiring giant of Mt Etna – Italy’s largest active volcano. Regardless of what you’re looking for on Sicily, this tour will include it.