Tour of Sicily: 6 days from CataniaGuided tour of Sicily in 6 days and 5 nights with departure from Catania Request to Book
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Fancy sharing a 6-day tour of Sicily with new friends? Our tour of 6 days
and 5 nights, departing from Catania, is available from 23 March to 9 November, each Saturday. The programmes is as follows:
Day 1 - Saturday - CATANIA (hotel in Catania) Arrival with own transport at the hotel in the fascinating city of Catania (transfer service available on request). Meeting with your guide in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight stay in your accommodation.
Day 2 - Sunday - SYRACUSE AND NOTO (hotel in Catania) First breakfast in the hotel, then off to Syracuse to visit the Neapolis Archaeological Park and the old town centre of Ortigia, where you'll discover the charm of Piazza Duomo, its beautiful Cathedral and the famous Aretusa fountain! It's then time to head to Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque rich with stunning buildings. Return to Catania for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3 - Monday - ETNA AND TAORMINA (hotel in Catania) After breakfast in the hotel, it's departing for Mount Etna. Once at Sapienza Refuge we'll head to the Silvestri Craters, volcanic craters formed during the eruptions of 1888, now inactive but surrounded by more recent lava flows - a breathtaking sight to behold! Then a visit to a beekeeping business to discover how they make honey, followed by a honey tasting along with other traditional products of the area. Following to Taormina, famous for its unforgettable panoramic view of the sea and Etna. Lunch at a charming restaurant in the old town centre where we will help you in a lesson of show-cooking, to create some of the classic dishes of Sicilian cuisine! Then it's time to visit the Greek-Roman ampitheatre with its breathtaking views of the gulf of Naxos. After a bit of free time for shopping and relaxing in the enchanting little alleys of the Medieval centre, the day will draw to a close with a panoramic view of the Cyclops Riviera. Return to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 - Tuesday - CATANIA AND CEFALU' (hotel in Palermo) The day begins with a tour of the old town centre of Catania and its most important monuments.including the stunning Cathedral, the Baroque beauties of Via dei Crociferi and the Roman ampitheatre. A quick stop in a bar for a delicious granita and brioche, and then after lunch it's time to head to Cefalù, a charming Medieval fishing village facing the Mediterranean - a lovely town to stroll through. We'll then move on to Palermo, to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 - Wednesday - MONREALE AND PALERMO (hotel in Marsala) The day begins with discovering the town of Monreale where you will visit the imposing Arab-Norman Cathedral, named as the 8th wonder of the world, and its stunning cloisters. Then to Palermo and its old town centre. En route there'll be a stop for a gastronomic surprise at the historic Antica Focacceria S. Francesco, followed by a free lunch. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 6 - Thursday - PALERMO 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 5). Local guides and audio-guides when necessary. Gran Comfort Minibus (from Day 2 until the end of Day 5). 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). 1 lunch in Taormina on Day 3 (fixed menu, drinks not included) with a lesson of show-cooking. Local product tasting: Etna honey tasting with other local produce (Day 3), Catania granita and brioche (Day 4), Palermo gastronomic surprise tasting of street food (Day 5).
Transfer to/from airport. All the lunches apart from in Taormina on Day 3. 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.