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THE BEST OF THE ISLAND OF SICILY





"A tour to experience the history, art and culture of Sicily. This program offers the very best highlights of this fascinating Island. You will visit the largest and most important city, Palermo, the fascinating Monreale and Catania. See the vestiges of ancient Greco Roman civilizations that ruled Sicily in the many archeological sites: Segesta, Agrigento, Siracusa and Taormina. Enjoy the beautiful local baroque architecture of Modica and Noto. Climb the powerful Mt. Etna and end your visit with a stay in scenic and relaxing Taormina."






Tour Lenght: 8 Nights - 9 Days
Destination tour: PALERMO-ERICE-MAZARA DEL VALLO-AGRIGENTO-MODICA-NOTO-SIRACUSA-CATANIA-MT.ETNA-TAORMINA-CATANIA



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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN PALERMO


Upon your arrival at Palermo (capital of Sicily) Airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a play card with your name on it . Transfer to your hotel check-in and accommodation. Balance of day free for independent activities, or to enjoy the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : PALERMO MONREALE - PALERMO


After Breakfast, you will enjoy a half day discovering the baroque city of Palermo. Together with your local guide you will visit the main sights of the city as you travel through the elegant avenues around Piazza dei Quattro Canti and the Kalsa Quarter . You will continue to the hilltop town of Monreale dominated by its magnificent cathedral built in the Norman period. Covering a large area which includes an incredible cloister, its walls are almost completely covered by Byzantine mosaics . You will have free time to wander around the picturesque historical centre. Overnight at Hotel in Palermo.

Day 3 : PALERMO SEGESTA ERICE MAZARA DEL VALLO


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, departure with your private driver for a full day of great sightseeing on the way to your next hotel. Your first stop will be Segesta with its magical archeological complex with a magnificent Doric temple and Greek Roman Amphitheatre . Segesta also boasts the archaeological remains of many other times and cultures. There are the ruins of a Norman castle, a small church and a mosque. You will continue to Erice , 751 meters above sea level. From this vantage point you will have a spectacular view of the whole western region, the Mediterranean Sea and the Egadi Islands . You will visit the town walking through its ancient narrow streets. End the day by sampling typical Sicilian almond dough desserts at one of the most famous Sicilian bakeries. Continue to Mazara del Vallo , transfer to your hotel check-in and accommodation. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : MAZARA DEL VALLO AGRIGENTO - MODICA


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, depart with your local driver for a journey back in time to Agrigento a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most representative sites of Greek civilization in the Mediterranean area. Just outside the town, in the Valley of the Temples , you will find a collection of well- preserved Doric Temples dating back to the fifth century B.C. and the remains of the Greek city of Akragas . In the afternoon continue to Modica and transfer to your hotel check-in and accommodation. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 : MODICA NOTO - SIRACUSA


After Breakfast, visit of Modica . Here you will visit a city of architectural, artistic and scenic attractions. The tour will include a stop at the Antique Pastry shop , famous for its chocolate delicacy prepared in the same style of the Aztec people. The traditional flavors of Modica chocolate are vanilla, cinnamon, and hot chilli pepper (peperoncino). We suggest to try some chocolate melted in a hot creamy chocolate with milk. It is simply deliciuos! In the afternoon with your driver, you will head toward Noto and stop in its old historic center, a place of extremely ancient origin and home to an incomparable array of typical Sicilian baroque architectures and ambiences. Drop off at your next hotel in Siracusa , check-in and accomodation. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : SIRACUSA


After Breakfast, you will meet your driver to start your tour of Siracusa Ortigia . Siracusa one of the great cities of Magna Graecia continues to display its historical and mythological roots of Ancient Greece . On the arrival you will be met by your local guide for a tour of the Archaeological wonders of this once powerful Hellenic town. You will see the ruins that testify to its former glory; the impressive Greek Theatre , the Altar of Jerone and the Temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Athena . Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 : SIRACUSA CATANIA MT.ETNA TAORMINA


After Breakfast, departure with your driver to Taormina. On the way stop in Catania, the second biggest town in Sicily, a true lively town with a Baroque-style charm. It is known as the "Black City" from the dark colour of the facades of the building made by the black lava stone. In Catania you will see its most important monuments and visit its colorful fish market. Continue to Mt. Etna where you will discover old craters, caves, and spectacular sceneries. After time at leisure on the slopes of the volcano, you continue to Taormina , transfer to your hotel, check-in and accommodation. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8 : TAORMINA


After Breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel you will enjoy a walk through the historical centre, visiting the Greek Roman amphitheatre and enjoying the spectacular view of the Ionic Sea and Mt. Etna. Afternoon free at your leisure for shopping in the town. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 : DEPARTURE


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, depart for your onward travel. Transfers can be arranged for your next point or the Catania Airport or rail station or add another of our mini packages.


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