Tour of Sicily: 5 days from PalermoGuided tour of Sicily of 5 days and 4 nights, departing from Palermo Request to Book
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Take part in an incredible 5-day tour of Sicily with new friends! Our tour of 5 days and 4 nights, departing from Palermo, is available from 26 March to 12 November, each Tuesday. The programmes is as follows:
Day 1 - Tuesday - PALERMO (hotel in Palermo) Arrival with own transport at the hotel in the fascinating city of Palermo (transfer service available on request). Meeting with your guide in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight stay in your accommodation.
Day 2 - Wednesday - MONREALE, PALERMO AND MARSALA (hotel in Marsala) The morning will be dedicated to discovering the town of Monreale where you will visit the imposing Arab-Norman Cathedral. Then to Palermo for a guided tour of the old city centre, its churches, antique palaces and bustling quarters. En route there'll be a tasty gastronomic surprise at the historic Antica Focacceria S. Francesco, followed by a free lunch. After lunch it's time to admire the splendid Teatro Massimo and the much-discussed Fountain of Piazza Pretoria. It's then time to move on to Marsala to visit a prestigious winery and do some wine-tasting. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3 - Thursday - MARSALA, SELINUNTE AND AGRIGENTO (hotel at Agrigento) The tour continues in the wonderful town of Marsala and the famous Via del Sale from which you can see the islands of Stagnone and the salt flats. The lagoon and the islands of Stagnone are part of a large and important nature reserve. Following this, a stop at Selinunte to stroll through the ancient remains of the Greek city and its temples, part of the most extensive archaeological parks in the Mediterranean and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time for lunch. Then to Agrigento to visit the famous Valley of the Temples, another site declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. An evening in the hotel, with dinner.
Day 4 - Friday - PIAZZA ARMERINA AND RAGUSA (hotel in Catania) In the morning, a tour of Piazza Armerina with its incredible Roman Villa of Casale, a villa of the late imperial period and a UNESCO heritage site, with the most beautiful collection of mosaics which depict scenes of hunting and daily life. Free time for lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to discovering Ragusa Ibla, the epicentre of Late Sicilian Baroque architecture with its wonderful churches and Ibleo garden. The visit will end with a stop for a tasting of local products typical of the area. Transport to the hotel in Catania, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 - Saturday - CATANIA Breakfest in the hotel and the tour has come to its end!
Multilingual authorised guide for the entire tour (from the evening of Day 1 until the evening of Day 4). Local guides and audio-guides when necessary. Gran Comfort Minibus (from Day 2 until the end of Day 4). Accommodation in elegant 4* hotels, generally in the centre of the towns. Half-board in the hotel or local restaurants (fixed menu dinner of 3 dishes to taste some of the classic dishes of Italian and Sicilian gastronomy. Drinks not included). Local product tasting: Palermo gastronomic surprise tasting of street food (Day 2), Marsala wine and food tasting (Day 2), Ragusa tasting of local foods (Day 4).
Transfer to/from airport. All the lunches apart from in Taormina on Day 7. Drinks at the meals. Entrance to the monuments and museums. Tourist tax (where necessary). Tips and general extras. Travel cancellation insurance upon request. Privilege package which includes: Superior/deluxe bedrooms, private transfer to/from airport, tourist tax, entrance fees to all museums on the programme. You can request this package as an extra at the time of booking.
To make a reservation a prepayment of 50% of the total is required. The outstanding balance must be paid by credit card or bank transfer at least 30 days before the commencement of the tour.
If you cancel between 29-21 working days in advance of the scheduled commencement of the tour, there is a 10% cancellation fee. If you cancel between 20-12 working days in advance of the scheduled commencement of the tour, there is a 30% cancellation fee. If you cancel between 11-7 working days in advance of the scheduled commencement of the tour, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel between 6-4 working days in advance of the scheduled commencement of the tour, there is a 70% cancellation fee. If you cancel between with less than 3 days notice there will be no reimbursement.