BEGINS ON SATURDAYS FROM PALERMO
ENDS IN VENICE
SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR | ITALY & SICILY
Begins on Saturday from Palermo
13 nights / 14 days
Provided with: minimum of 2 clients
Style of Accommodation: First Class
Palermo: The Sicilian capital and open air 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
Assisi: Churches of St Francis and St. Claire
Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Florence: The most important monuments, (exterior)
Padua: The Basilica & Donatello’s masterpiece, the “Gattamelata”
Venice: Square of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior), and Murano Island
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
-Florence: to see the most important monuments, (exterior)
-Venice: to see the famous Square of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior).
The tour is usually English only, but in some cases it could be multilingual.
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:
-Palermo: four nights accommodation
-Taormina area: three nights accommodation
-Rome: two nights accommodation
-Florence: two nights accommodation
-Venice area: two nights accommodation
-Daily breakfast buffet
-One light lunch in a local winery-farmhouse with tasting of local dishes, wine and olive oil tastings
-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
FEATURED PROPERTIES USED FOR THIS TOUR
Palermo (4 nights): Hotel Plaza Opera, Hotel Principe di Villafranca, OR similar Hotel.
Taormina area (3 nights): Hilton Giardini Naxos (seaside area), Hotel Villa Diodoro, OR similar Hotel.
Rome (2 nights): Hotel The Building OR similar Hotel.
Florence (2 nights): Hotel Adriatico OR similar Hotel.
Venice lagoon (2 nights): Hotel Villa Mabapa, Hotel Biasutti 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.
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
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage.
PRE-POST NIGHTS: per person, per night, breakfast included
Using the same properties used for the tour
-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
SICILY AIRPORT TRANSFERS package: per person
The rate covers the transfer-in from Palermo airport to Palermo hotel and the transfer-out from Taormina hotel to Catania airport
-Euro 80,00 per person, based on a minimum 2 people travelling together and sharing the same vehicle
TOUR CODE: GRAND