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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 Catania where you will take a walk in the historical centre. Enjoy some free time around Catania after this orientation. Here you will get to sample a 'snack' of typical food of the season (kumquat, a granita with brioche or ice-cream). The next stop is Cefalu for some extra free time before departing to Palermo and surrounding area.
Visit to the centre of Palermo, 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. You will head towards Marsala and visit a local wine cellar with a tasting session. In the afternoon, you will visit the archaeological site of Selinunte. Finally, you will head to Agrigento for an overnight stay.
THURSDAY: AGRIGENTO/PIAZZA ARMERINA
In the morning, you will visit the Valley of the Temples with plenty of time to sightsee. Then you will go on to Piazza Armerina to explore Villa Romana del Casale. In the late afternoon/early evening, 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. In the afternoon you will visit Taormina and the Antique Theatre, followed by some free time to explore.
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.