BEGINS ON SATURDAYS FROM PALERMO
ENDS IN ROME

Semi Escorted Hosted Tour
12 nights / 13 days 
Provided with: 
minimum of 2 clients 
Style of Accommodation: First Class


HIGHLIGHTS:
Palermo:
 The Sicilian capital and capo market
Monreale: Dome and the golden mosaics
Agrigento: Valley of the Temples
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
Piazza Armerina: Ancient mosaics in the Roman Villa
Taormina: World-renowned Mediterranean resort town
Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour
Montepulciano: famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy the “Nobile”
Pienza: the Renaissance town famous for its Pecorino cheese is also called the “ideal city”
San Donato in Poggio: known for its world famous wine Chianti Classico Gallo Nero DOCG
Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
San Gimignano : a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries
Pisa: with his leaning tower
Portovenere (Gulf of Poets)
Cinque Terre: Vernazza, Monterosso
Carrara: the impressive Marble quarries carved deep into the mountain and it museum.
Montecarlo di Lucca: a lovely city located on the hills around Lucca


IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
This tour is operated only with a Driver-Guide or a Tour Director.
The Driver Guide/Tour Director is not a Licensed Tourist Guide --Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city -- and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules.

Licensed Tourist Guide are provided on the spot as below specified (from 6 People on the tour):
-Monreale: to see the Dome;
-Agrigento: to see the Archaeological Park;
-Piazza Armerina: to see the Roman Villa of Casale
-Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour

The tour is usually English only, but in some cases it could be multilingual.
 

HOSTED TOUR
This tour includes Hotel Accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and some meals. This tour will be
conducted by a driver escort or a tour escort (depending the number of people confirmed on the activity planned for the day) and can include licensed local guide (as per tour details and conditions). The person that will conduct the tour could be different day by day.
An hosted Tour is ideal for people who want some freedom but still have the comfort of a Tour leader who will take care of group and will orchestrate all services.


WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
-First class accommodation 
-Daily breakfast buffet
-Five light lunch/snacks in local winery-farmhouse
-Three dinners at hotel or at local restaurant (drinks not included)
-Local flight from Catania to Rome
-Arrival transfer from Rome airport to the hotel in Rome
-Vehicle/coach with air conditioning, no toilet
-Driver Escort/Tour Director
-English speaking local guides on the tour when needed
-All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
-Hotel & VAT


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Intercontinental Flight
- Porterage at airport
- Airport transfers
- Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
- City Taxes
- Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
- Gratuities to Tour Director/Driver-Escort, Local Guide and Driver
- Admission fees 
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Tips
 

FEATURED PROPERTIES USED FOR THIS TOUR
Palermo (4 nights):  
Hotel Plaza Opera, Hotel Principe di Villafranca, OR similar Hotel.
Taormina area (2 nights): Hilton Giardini Naxos (seaside area), Hotel Villa Diodoro, OR similar Hotel.
Rome (3 nights): Hotel The Building OR similar Hotel.
Siena (1 night): Hotel Montaperti OR similar Hotel.
La Spezia (2 nights): Hotel NH La Spezia OR similar Hotel.

Hotel may be substituted with similar categories.
We do not guarantee all people on the tour will be lodging in the same Hotel.

ROOMS DEFINITIONS:
Single Room:
 room with a single bed for 1 person only 
Double for Single use: double/twin room for 1 person only 
Twin Room: room with a pair of single beds for 2 persons 
Double Room: room with a large/double bed ideally for a couple
Triple Room: double with extra small single bed ideally for a couple with kid

We do accommodate solo-travelers in Single Room
Double for single use surcharge is available ON REQUEST

IMPORTANT: 
- Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage.
- Etna Jeep Ride Tour is subject to minimum 2 people. In case of insufficient number of participants it may be cancelled even after Confirmation. In this case we will refund Euro 155,00 per person.

PRE-POST NIGHTS: per person, per night, breakfast included
Using the same properties used for the tour

Pre-nights:
-Palermo: Euros 75,00 per person per night in double/twin occupancy
-Palermo: Euros 110,00 per person per night in single occupancy
Post-nights: on request

AIRPORT TRANSFERS package: per person
-Euro 120,00 per person, based on a minimum 2 people travelling together and sharing the same vehicle
The rate covers:
- transfer from Palermo airport to Palermo hotel
- transfer from Taormina hotel to Catania airport
- transfer from Roma hotel to Rome airport (FCO/CIA)


TOUR CODE: 5TERRE