€ 990,00 p.p.
in double room
Attenzione: Ultimi articoli in magazzino!
1st DAY/MONDAY: CATANIA
Independent arrival at Hotel Mercure Catania Excelsior, located in one of the city centre’ s main streets. Enjoy a welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
2nd DAY/TUESDAY: CATANIA – MOUNT ETNA – TAORMINA - CATANIA
After a buffet breakfast, weather conditions permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1900 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea. Lunch in a local restaurant on Mt. Etna. Continue to Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea", founded in 400 BC and beautifully located overlooking the sea and the peak of Mount Etna. Enjoy time at leisure to shop for handmade lace, coral jewels, ceramics, home-made sweets and preserves down “Corso Umberto” or simply walk through its tiny streets. Individual visit of the fascinating Greek-Roman theatre. Back to your Hotel in Catania: dinner and overnight.
3rd DAY/WEDNESDAY: CATANIA – PIAZZA ARMERINA – AGRIGENTO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Piazza Armerina in the inland of Sicily, to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale: it is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the magnificent Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, including the Temple of Concord, which is in almost perfectly preserved conditions, Juno and Heracles that represent the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace.
4th DAY/THURSDAY: AGRIGENTO – SELINUNTE lunch in a farmhouse - ERICE - PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to the Archaeological park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean area with the impressive Temples and Acropolis. Stop in a local farmhouse famous for olive oil production where, before lunch, it will be possible to have an oil tasting of local production. Continue to Erice, a medieval town full of myth, history and art on the summit of Monte San Giuliano: walk through its winding lanes, inner courtyards and cobbled streets. Proceed to Palermo. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Mercure Palermo Excelsior, prestigious historical Hotel located in one of the city centre’s main streets.
5th DAY/FRIDAY: (MONTE PELLEGRINO/CAPO MARKET - OPTIONAL) PALERMO – MONREALE – PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or optional excursion to Monte Pellegrino, the most famous mountain in Palermo, to arrive at the shrine of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of the city; from the viewpoint enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Conca d'Oro. End the afternoon with a walk to the discover of one of the most colorful historical markets of Palermo: "The Capo Market” immersed in an explosion of vegetables, and fruits(supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Back to your Hotel for lunch. In the early afternoon, depart to Monreale to admire the Cathedral with its splendid 12th century mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments, and the Cloister of the Benedictines Abbey with its Moorish architecture. Continue with the visit of the Capital of Sicily, Palermo, one of the richest towns in the island for history and art: the Cathedral, the Palace of the Normans and its superb “Palatina" Chapel; enjoy a panoramic tour of the historical centre (the "Quattro Canti", the Opera House, the Pretoria Square). Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.
6th DAY/SATURDAY: PALERMO – (PALERMO SIGHTSEEING)
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or possibility to join a City Sightseeing and, thanks to its flexible hop-on hop-off system, you can see the most important places of Palermo (the historic city centre, the Liberty area of the City, the most important villas and the Zisa Castle) - included in the price. Lunch in your Hotel. Afternoon at leisure for shopping or individual visits. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel in Palermo.
7th DAY/SUNDAY: PALERMO – CEFALÚ – CATANIA
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù, charming coastal town, a former fishing village which is also home to a breathtaking Norman Cathedral, famous for its Mosaic of Christ Pantocractor – a stunning Byzantine mosaic that’s considered as one of the most important pieces of religious artwork in Sicily. Take a stroll to the city centre and down main street to reach the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Time at leisure to relax at a cafe of your choice for lunch on your own. Proceed to Catania, the town known for its original baroque style and for its streets built with black lava stone from mount Etna. Walking tour through Via Etnea, the Baroque street "Via Crociferi", the Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the "Liotru" statue, symbol of the city, the roman Amphitheatre. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at the Hotel Mercure Catania Excelsior.
8th DAY/MONDAY: CATANIA
After a buffet breakfast, end of the Tour.
For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or
modified without notice. In any case “grantoursicilia.it”
ensures the visits and excursions mentioned on the journey
SUMMER DEPARTURE DATES
from March 27th 2017 to October 23rd 2017
(Oct 23rd: last departure)
English – Spanish
€ 990,00 p.p. in double room
Single supplement € 230,00
3rd pax in triple room € 955,00
ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels
- Welcome cocktail
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (in Hotels and local restaurants)
- Mineral water (1/2 per person) included in all meals
- Bus GT or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 15 pax
- Tour escort
- Local guides where necessary
- Whispers Kit
- Porterage at hotels
- Tasting of local typical products in Selinunte (olive oil, black bread of Castelvetrano, olives)
- Palermo City Sightseeing
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Transfers in/out
- Entrance fees at monuments
- City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel
- Beverages (except mineral water, which is included)
- Anything which is not clearly specified under ”the rate includes”
ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
ENTRANCE FEES SUPPLEMENT (OPTIONAL):
TOTAL (NET) € 47,00 per person (*)
PIAZZA ARMERINA Villa Romana del Casale € 10,00
AGRIGENTO Valley of Temples € 10,00
SELINUNTE Acropolis € 6,00
PALERMO: Palatine Chapel € 8,50
MONREALE Cloister € 6,00 + Dome € 3,00
+ € 3,50 fee
Attention: European Citizens younger than 18 years old are free of charge (entrance to Palatine Chapel in Palermo € 5,00 per person)
(*)The above prices and conditions are valid on June 2016. In case of price increases, the price will be updated.
PRIVATE TRANSFERS FROM/TO PALERMO AIRPORT (OPTIONAL):
the price depends on the number of passengers
• 4 stars Hotels offering high quality customized services, carefully selected in the most suggestive historical centres of the main Sicilian towns.
• Selected typical restaurants/farmhouses and especially chosen menus to have a taste of the Sicilian and Italian cuisine.
• Visit and oil tasting in a farmhouse in Selinunte.
• Mineral water (1/2 per person) included at all meals
• Visit of UNESCO sites: Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Etna
• Deluxe motor coach offering the max comfort
• Qualified multilingual tour escort
• LE3SICILIE staff always at your disposal in helpline
100% penalty for NO SHOW
80% penalty from 1 to 4 days before the beginning of the Tour
50% penalty from 5 to 9 days before the beginning of the Tour
30% penalty from 10 to 20 days before the beginning of the Tour