€ 990,00 p.p.
in double room
Attenzione: Ultimi articoli in magazzino!
1st DAY/SATURDAY: PALERMO
Independent arrival at Hotel Mercure Palermo Excelsior, prestigious historical Hotel located in one of the city centre’ s main streets. Enjoy a welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
2nd 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.
3rd DAY/MONDAY: CATANIA – SIRACUSA – NOTO - CATANIA
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse to visit the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological park “Neapolis”, including the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre and the Dyonisios “Ear”. Visit the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa: here you can admire the Cathedral, which is built on the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary “Fontana Arethusa” and the Temple of Apollo. Enjoy time at leisure to wander around Ortigia, full of shops and cafés. Lunch ON YOUR OWN. In the afternoon, proceed to Noto, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily renowned for the harmony and unity of its Baroque style and today declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Back to Catania: dinner and overnight in your Hotel.
4th 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 (or Taormina in low season). 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.
5th 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 the magnificent Valley Of Temples of Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: guided tour of the Valley 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. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace.
6th 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.
7th 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 morning 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.
8th DAY/SATURDAY: PALERMO
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
WINTER DEPARTURE DATES SUMMER DEPARTURE DATES
January 2017: 14
March 2017: 04 – 11 - 25
November 2017: 04 - 18
(*) New Year’s Special departure
(see program and prices)
from April 1st 2017 to October 28th 2017
(Oct 28th: last departure)
English – Spanish
GROSS RATES WINTER RATES
From April 2017 to October 2017
€ 990,00 p.p. in double room
Single supplement € 230,00
3rd pax in triple room € 955,00
COMPULSORY SUPPLEMENT FOR DEPARTURE ON FRIDAY DEC. 30th 2016: € 110,00 per person (beverages included) The supplement includes New Year’s Eve dinner in your Hotel in Palermo, with music and entertainment.
THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Welcome cocktail
- 7 breakfast, 4 lunches, 7 dinners (in Hotels and local restaurants)
- Mineral water (1/2 per person) included at 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)
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) € 59,00 per person (*) SIRACUSA Neapolis € 10,00 + Dome € 2,00
P. 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 July 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 farmhouses in Selinunte.
• Mineral water (1/2 per person) included in all meals
• Visit of UNESCO sites: Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Etna, Siracusa, Noto
• 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