Grade

Moderate

Duration

9 Days

Category

Multi Days

Tour Type

Small group

Season

ALL YEAR

 1,840

BEGINS ON SUNDAYS FROM PALERMO
ENDS IN PALERMO

SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR | Sicilian Trilogy
8 nights / 9 days | Palermo (4 nights), Taormina (2 nights), Syracuse (2 nights)
Provided with: 
minimum of 2 clients
Limited to maximum: 20 people
Style of Accommodation: First Class

HIGHLIGHTS:

Palermo: The Sicilian capital and open air market
Monreale: Dome and the golden mosaics
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
Piazza Armerina: Ancient mosaics in the Roman Villa
Cefalù: a charming coastal town
Taormina: Worldrenowned Mediterranean resort town
Syracuse: Archaeological Park and Ortigia Island
Ragusa & Modica: Baroque Sites
Agrigento: Valley of the Temples

PRICE AND BOOKING INFORMATION:
– Double Room: Euro 1.840,00 per Person
– Single Room: Euro 2.190,00 per Person

Booking process system:
Send us all Your details by filling in the automatic form. Your booking will be in pending until we will confirm the availability (within 2 days, weekend excluded). If not available, we will refund the deposit paid on Your credit card. As per our policy, the payment is needed to guarantee the booking.
The balance is due within two months before tour begins.

THIS TOUR IS OPERATED WITH:

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

Licensed Tourist Guides are provided on the spot as below specified:
Monreale: to see the Dome;
Syracuse: to see the Archaeological Park and Ortigia Island;
Agrigento: to see the Archaeological Park.

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.

FEATURED PROPERTIES USED:

Palermo:  Hotel Plaza Opera, Hotel Principe di Villafranca, OR similar Hotel.
Taormina area: Hilton Giardini Naxos (seaside area), Hotel Villa Diodoro, OR similar Hotel.
Syracuse: Grande Albergo Alfeo, 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

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

 

PRE-POST NIGHTS: per person, per night, breakfast included
Using the same properties used for the tour
Pre-nights and Post-nights:
-Palermo: Euros 75,00 per person per night in double/twin occupancy
-Palermo: Euros 110,00 per person per night in single use

AIRPORT TRANSFERS:

Arrival Transfer: from Palermo airport to Palermo hotel
-Euro 70,00 based on 2 people travelling together and sharing the same vehicle.

Departure Transfer: from Palermo hotel to Palermo airport
-Euro 70,00 based on 2 people travelling together and sharing the same vehicle.
TOUR CODE: TRILOGYSUN-2019

Day 1
Sunday: Arrival at Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: no
Welcome to the warm, beautiful and pleasant island of Sicily! Upon arrival at Palermo airport (PMO) please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then independent transfer to your hotel.
The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2
Monday: Palermo & Monreale
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 10:30AM
Information:
- meeting point in piazza Verdi, right in front of the stairs of Massimo Opera Theater (around 10 minutes walking distance from Palermo Hotel)
- walking tour of Palermo for around 3-4 hours to explore the town
- Transfer from Palermo to Monreale (and return transfer) by taxi: included

Breakfast at hotel.
Start your walking tour admiring the Massimo Theatre (external view), then explore a suggestive and lively open air market, a place with strong Arab influences, resembling a souk, with picturesque stands of fresh fish, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. During the tour you will have the opportunity to observe local people in their daily activities and to savor foods that a real Sicilian people love to eat! Tasting of typical street food is included. The walking tour through the ancient center of Palermo is around 3-4 hours and you will visit several monuments including Piazza Pretoria and the Cathedral.
At the end of the walking tour you will reach Monreale by taxi for a stop to visit the Dome (Admission fee: not included), a wonderful example of the Arab-Norman art and architecture. Launched in 1174 by William II, the Dome represents scenes from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics. Later back to Palermo by taxi. (BB S)
Day 3
Tuesday: Palermo/Erice, Segesta, Olive Oil & Winery/Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8.30AM
Information: walking tour of Erice for around 2 hours up-and-down to explore the town

Early departure to tour western Sicily where we reach Erice uptown. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. Later we proceed to have a light-lunch in a local winery-farmhouse including tasting of mixed local product such as cheese, salumi, olives, local bread combined with their production of olive oil and wine. This afternoon  we continue onto Segesta, one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people, to visit the unfinished Doric temple (Admission fee: not included), late 5th century BC, built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area. Later we return to Palermo. (BB L)
Day 4
Wednesday: Palermo/Cefalù/Taormina
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 9:30AM
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to Cefalù, a charming coastal town built on a promontory dominated by a sheer cliff. Still keeping its ancient print, Cefalù has grown around the Cathedral, one of the most interesting medieval monuments of the island, that boasts outstanding mosaics and a wonderful cloister. Stroll through the medieval narrow street and admire the picturesque houses on the sea and the long beach of finest sand. This afternoon we then continue to Taormina, the world famous resort town of Sicily. (BB)
Day 5
Thursday: Taormina at leisure
Our Staff Disposal: no
Breakfast at hotel.
Today is at leisure: Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you'll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you. As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views. (BB)
Enjoy your stay at leisure in Taormina or inquiry us for an Optional Excursion!
Day 6
Friday: Taormina/Syracuse
Our Staff Disposal: half day from h 8.30AM
Information: walking tour of Ortygia island for around 2  hours to explore the town
Breakfast at hotel.
Today we depart for Syracuse, founded by colonists from Cornith in 735 B.C. and once the most important competitor to Athens. On arrival visit through the Archaeological Park (Admission fee: not included) highlights the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Paradise Quarry. Then stroll through the streets of Ortygia Island, the heart of the city center. This afternoon transfer to Syracuse hotel. (BB)
Day 7
Saturday: Syracuse/Ragusa & Modica/Syracuse
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8.30AM
Today departure for Ragusa. The city is situated in the Iblean mountains and, along with Ragusa, it is part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Sicily.  The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese & agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes, and grains. Upon arrival we walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches.  Light lunch in a local trattoria. This afternoon a short drive takes us to Modica a small village famous for the chocolate. Modica's chocolate is one of the most famous products of the Ragusa area. It is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico. Later we return to Syracuse. (BB L)
Day 8
Sunday: Syracuse/Piazza Armerina & Agrigento/Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8:30AM
Following breakfast, departure to Piazza Armerina to visit the amazing Roman Villa of Casale (Admission Fee: not included) in Piazza Armerina. The mosaics discovered here are celebrated among scholars of antiquity. This afternoon, after a short stop for a snack including a mixed starter, water and coffee, we drive through the interior of Sicily to reach the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. Here you will visit the finest of all ancient Greek sites—the complete Doric Temples (Admission fee: not included). Later we return to Palermo. (BB L)
Day 9
Monday: Departure from Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: no
Breakfast at hotel.
Time to say goodbye to Sicily. Independent transfer to Palermo airport (PMO). (BB)

Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast Snack Lunch or Light Lunch  Dinner

Full Day: around 7 hours and always in accordance with the itinerary and route
Half Day: around 3 to 4 hours
Included
  • All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver-Escort (as per program)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Licensed tourist guide as per program if more than 6 people on the tour
  • Lunch at local trattoria
  • One light lunch in a local winery-farmhouse with tasting of local dishes, wine and olive oil tastings
  • Tastings of street food
  • VAT
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • City taxes
  • Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Intercontinental/Local Flights
  • Licensed Tourist Guide if not specified
  • Optional Excursions
  • Porterage at airport
  • Travel Insurance
Contact us for price information

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