tour sicilia settimanali
€ 1.100,00 p.p. in double room
SPOKEN LANGUAGES: English
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1 st DAY/SATURDAY: CATANIA
Independent arrival at the hotel Il Principe in Catania. Accommodation. Welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in your hotel.
2 nd DAY/SUNDAY: CATANIA – SIRACUSA - RAGUSA tasting of Sicilian typical products
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse: visit the archaeological area “Neapolis” including the famous Latomie of
the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa:
visit of the Cathedral, which is built upon the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary Arethuse Fountain and the
Temple of Apollo. Lunch on your own. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its
stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the
UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island in the main square by the Dome.
Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Poggio Del Sole.
3 rd DAY/MONDAY: RAGUSA – CALTAGIRONE - PIAZZA ARMERINA – AGRIGENTO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Caltagirone, a small town in the inland of Sicily, declared by UNESCO World Heritage
Site and famous worldwide for the production of pottery and in particular majolica (Italian tin-glazed pottery that dates
back to Renaissance and decorated in bright colors) and terra-cotta wares: panoramic visit and opportunity of shopping.
Continue to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale, declared a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, thanks to its well preserved mosaics depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes. Lunch in a local restaurant
with a special menu, chosen to give the opportunity to taste the local specialties. Depart to Agrigento, a hillside town
famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: guided tour of the Valley, including
the Temple of Concordia, which is in almost perfectly preserved condition, Juno and Heracles. Accommodation and
dinner at hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace. Overnight.
4 th DAY/TUESDAY: AGRIGENTO – PALERMO - MONREALE
After a buffet breakfast depart to Palermo. This special day will be dedicated to discover the capital of Sicily, Palermo.
Arrival in Monreale and visit of the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish
architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments and the
Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Lunch on your own. Proceed to Palermo to visit the historical centre, one of
the largest of Europe, including the Cathedral, the Palace of the Normans and its superb Palatine Chapel.
Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa.
5 th DAY/WEDNESDAY: PALERMO – SEGESTA – ERICE – SALT ROUTE (Trapani Area) - PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Segesta to admire the magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C, and the
Theatre, one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Continue to the
medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through
its tiny and characteristic streets, the winding lanes and, inner courtyards. Lunch on your own. Down to Trapani area
for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in
6 th DAY/THURSDAY: PALERMO - CEFALÚ - NEBRODI PARK - TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city
center and down main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive
through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch with a typical menu. Continue to Cesarò,
Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view - the north facing side - surrounded by beautiful
landscapes. Arrival in Taormina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel Villa Diodoro, located near the historic
centre of Taormina.
7 th DAY/FRIDAY: TAORMINA - MT ETNA (OPTIONAL) - TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to take an optional excursion to
the Mount Etna, the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscapes, we
will reach a height of 1800 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the
Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own.
Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea": enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking
through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own, with its spectacular view of Giardini
Naxos and Mount Etna. Return to your hotel: dinner and overnight.
8 th DAY/SATURDAY: TAORMINA
After 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
May: 05 – 12 – 19 - 26
June: 02 – 09 - 23
July: 07 - 21
September: 01 – 08 – 15 – 22 - 29
October: 06 - 13
€ 1.100,00 p.p. in double room
Single room supplement € 260,00
3 rd pax in triple room € 1.065,00
ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Accommodation in 4-star Hotels centrally located
- Welcome cocktail
- 7 Dinners, 2 Lunches, 7 Breakfasts
- Tasting of Sicilian typical products (wine, chocolate, biscuits, etc) in Ragusa Ibla
- Mineral water (1/2 per person) included in meals
- De Luxe Transportation by motor coach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 pax
- English speaking tour escort
- Local guides where necessary
- Whispers Kit
- Porterage at hotels
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- In/out transfers
- Entrance fees at monuments
- City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel
- Anything which is not clearly specified under ”the rate includes”
Optional excursion “Mt. Etna”: net price € 45,00 per person (not commissionable)
The optional excursion “Mt. Etna” can be pre-booked on the spot up to 4 days before the excursion
ENTRANCE FEES SUPPLEMENT (OPTIONAL):
TOTAL (NET) € 66,00 per person (*)
SIRACUSA: Neapolis € 10,00 + Dome € 2,00
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CALTAGIRONE: Tourist Train € 6,00
PIAZZA ARMERINA: Villa Romana del Casale € 10,00
AGRIGENTO: Valley of Temples € 10,00
PALERMO: Palatine Chapel € 8,50
MONREALE: Cloister € 6,00 + Dome € 4,00
SEGESTA: Doric Temple € 6,00 + € 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 price is valid on July 2017. In case of price increases, we will have to update it.
PRIVATE TRANSFERS FROM/TO PALERMO AIRPORT (OPTIONAL): the price depends on the number of passengers
- Exclusively in English
- Very charming hotels located in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns
- Visit of the main Sicilian monuments including 5 UNESCO sites (Ragusa, Siracusa, Valley
of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Caltagirone)
- Special menus in local restaurants, especially selected to have a taste of the Sicilian
- Tasting of Sicilian typical products in Ragusa Ibla, in one of the most enchanting squares
CANCELLATION FEES: 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