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Highlights of Sicily

Duration 9 days

Destinations visited :
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Enjoy an in-depth encounter with spirited Sicily on this ramble ‘down south’, which includes some quality time in Rome and a visit to the feisty city of Naples. Take a drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano and delve into Agrigento’s Greek heritage in the Valley of the Temples. You’ll dive head-first into the fun-filled capital, Palermo and engage with the island’s centuries-old seafaring heritage.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Rome
Welcome to Rome. After checking in to your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, consider taking a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the historic atmosphere.
Hotel: Ergife Palace
Meal:

DAY 2

Rome – Naples
Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the city of Naples. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 3

Naples – Ferry to Sicily – Acireale (2 Nights)
Drive south via Salerno and through the gorgeous Calabrian countryside. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to Sicily and the coastal town of Acireale – your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: President Park
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4

Taormina Sightseeing and Excursion to Mount Etna
Today we take a scenic drive to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Enjoy a visit to Taormina town. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza Nove Aprile for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. Tonight, consider an evening out to enjoy local specialities.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

Acireale – Agrigento – Palermo (2 Nights)
Drive to Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily where the Valley of the Temples once formed part of an ancient Greek colony. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to seven Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. Meet with a Local Specialist and walk along the fortified ridge stopping at all the main sights. Admire spectacular views from the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, continue to the Sicilian capital of Palermo in time for dinner.
Hotel: Astoria Palace
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 6

Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Mondello
This morning, meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes a visit inside the honey-coloured cathedral and a walk to Piazza Bellini. Later travel to the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. See the picturesque beach which lies between two cliffs. Once a small fishing village it became popular as a holiday destination and today has a very lively seafront promenade.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7

Palermo Free time – Overnight Ferry to Naples
Enjoy free time in Palermo this morning for exploration or consider an Optional Experience to visit the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. This evening, board your overnight ferry to Naples.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 8

Disembark in Naples – Rome
Travel back to the Italian capital of Rome this morning. There is time on arrival to do some last-minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping. . This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.
Hotel: Pinewood
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9

Depart Rome
This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Taormina Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile
  • Mount Etna A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe’s largest active volcano
  • Agrigento Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Valley of the Temples
  • Mondello Visit the picturesque fishing village
  • Palermo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

Dining Highlights

  • 8 Buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
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Highlights of Sicily

Enjoy an in-depth encounter with spirited Sicily on this ramble ‘down south’, which includes some quality time in Rome and a visit to the feisty city of Naples. Take a drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano and delve into Agrigento’s Greek heritage in the Valley of the Temples. You’ll dive head-first into the fun-filled capital, Palermo and engage with the island’s centuries-old seafaring heritage.