Southern Italy – Sicilian Serenade

  • 7 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $4,100
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Catania is the second largest metropolitan city in Sicily. Over the centuries, it has faced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, it has undergone alternating domination and urban transformations. At the beginning of the third millennium, with its vitality and its hardworking determination, ready to surprise you and make you fall in love, submerging you in intense flavors, Baroque stuccoes of UNESCO heritage, and a myriad of unforgettable surroundings.
Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited Taormina, , Palermo
Suggested Duration 7 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Sicily!

    Arrive at Catania airport and transfer to Taormina for accommodation in a hotel. On the way stop for a panoramic view of the famous Volcano Etna, which is one of the most active Volcanoes in the World and is in an almost constant state of eruption.

    Dinner and overnight in Taormina.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Taormina - Guided visit the lovely resort town

    After starting the morning with a delicious Italian breakfast, kick off the half-day city tour with a local guide to visit Taormina, a lovely resort town built on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

    Visit the famous Greek Amphitheater, offering a splendid view of Mt. Etna and the seacoast and featuring fine artifacts from classical and early Christian periods, followed by a visit to Villa Comunale. In the afternoon panoramic tour of Catania, located right at the foot of the Volcano Etna. See Piazza Duomo, the very heart of Catania with the Cathedral and the Elephant Fountain, Via Crociferi, Municipal Palace, Chierici Palace, the Benedictine Monastery, and Villa Bellini, with its beautiful gardens.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Taormina - Visit Mount Etna and enjoy wine testing

    After breakfast, depart from the hotel with a van to reach the meeting point in Zafferana Etnea to start the daily excursion to the top of Mount Etna to enjoy the breath-taking views of the volcano and the lunar landscape surrounding its top. You’ll reach 9843 feet (3000 meters) and the summit craters aboard a Unimog. Lunch in a refuge and return to the foot of the volcano in the early afternoon. Then, continuation to one of the cellars in the area, finally, after the visit and tasting, back to the hotel for rest and dinner.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 4

    Taormina - Agrigento

    Today, head to Agrigento in the morning. Enjoy this wonderful town on a half-day city tour with a professional local guide to visit the beautiful Valley of the Temples. Even those who have already visited Athens and Delphi will be impressed by the enormous but elegant Greek Temples. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Palermo - Leisure day to visit on your own

    After breakfast, depart for Palermo. Arrival and accommodation in hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

    This historic city dates back to 8000 years is one of the most important cities on the Mediterranean Sea. The bay of Palermo contains some of the most sophisticated beaches in Europe.

    Overnight in Palermo.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Palermo - Guided city tour

    In the morning, start the day with a half-day guided city tour of Palermo, which includes a visit to the Spanish Quarters; Palatine Chapels at the Palace of the Normans, one of Sicily’s greatest art treasures, then visit St. John of the Hermit’s church and the Benedictine Abbey with its old and New Testament mosaics.

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight enjoy your farewell dinner in a typical restaurant with music and entertainment. Overnight in a hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Depart from Palermo Airport to fly back home

    Today is our final day in our journey. Morning is yours to relax and rest. After buffet breakfast at our hotel, transfer to Airport for your flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $4,100 per person

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The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 6 nights stay in a first-class hotels accommodation centrally located on a bed and breakfast
    3 nights in Taormina
    1 night in Agrigento
    2 nights in Palermo
  • Private transfer from/to airport
  • Special farewell dinner in Palermo at a local restaurant with music and entertainment
  • Private English-Speaking guide tour in Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, and Palermo
  • Entrance fees

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Enjoy panoramic view of the famous Volcano Etna, which is one of the most active Volcanoes in the World, on the way to Taormina
  • Explore the city of Taormina and visit the famous Greek Amphitheater and Villa Comunale
  • Discover the town of Agrigento and visit the beautiful Valley of the Temples
  • Enjoy the city tour in Palermo, which includes a visit the Spanish Quarters; Palatine Chapels at the Palace of the Normans, one of Sicily’s greatest art treasures, then visit St. John of the Hermit’s church and the Benedictine Abbey with its old and New Testament mosaics

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