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Highlights of Sicily

9 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Fiery Sicily makes an appearance on this ramble through the Italy's south starting in Rome.

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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Fiery Sicily makes an appearance on this ramble through the Italy's south starting in Rome. Take a drive to Mount Etna and gain insight into Agrigento's Greek heritage in the Valley of the Temples before sightseeing in the capital, Palermo.


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      Trip code: IHSI

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 8 Buffet breakfasts

      • 3 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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

        • Mount Etna
          A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe's largest active volcano

        • Palermo
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

        • Taormina
          Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 Buffet breakfasts

        • 3 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Sicily

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Rome

      Welcome to Rome. After check-in at 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

      Optional Experiences

      Delights of Rome with Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      2. Rome – Naples

      Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the city of Naples. Perhaps enjoy an authentic Naples Optional Experience through Spaccanapoli. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn

      Optional Experiences

      Naples Unveiled

      Explore the vibrant heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and we'll visit the Archaeological Museum with our Local Specialist to discover fascinating tales of this unique city. Later, our 'passeggiata' will provide further local insight and include a special surprise treat!

      Adult Price: €44.00

      3. Naples – Ferry to Sicily – Acireale (2 Nights)

      Drive south via Salerno and through gorgeous Calabrian countryside. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to Sicily and to the coastal town of Acireale - your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Grand Albergo Maugeri

      4. Taormina Sightseeing and Excursion to Mount Etna

      Today 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. We will also take a scenic drive to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Tonight consider an evening out to enjoy local specialities.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Sicilian Dinner and Entertainment

      A fantastic Sicilian evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner of Southern Italian specialities, with musical entertainment.

      Adult Price: €64.00

      5. Acireale – Agrigento – Palermo (2 Nights)

      Drive to Agrigento on the southernmost 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 ancient Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. Meet with a Local Specialist and walk along the fortified ridge stopping at all the main temples. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Astoria Palace

      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. Later return to Palermo.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Sferracavallo With Lunch Or Dinner

      Join us for a drive to the coast of Sicily, where we’ll arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. You’ll have the chance to sample a delicious fishermen’s feast, accompanied by wine and soft drinks.

      Adult Price: €60.00

      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(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Colours and Traditions of Palermo

      A panoramic drive through verdant forest with spectacular views over the city of Palermo brings us to the summit of Mt. Pellegrino. Here we visit the grotto of Santa Rosalia, Palermo's patron saint. Later, with a Local Specialist, we explore and sample Palermitano street food at one of the most famous and colourful markets with its stalls of olives and spices. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy picturesque Sicilian everyday life.

      Adult Price: €30.00

      A Visit to Cefalu

      Take a drive along the blue coastal highway to the quaint medieval village of Cefalu. You'll have the chance to stroll from the long golden beaches into the winding Arab streets with your Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      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 shop for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pinewood

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Arrivederci Roma

      Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savour her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favourite places.

      Adult Price: €50.00

      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(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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

        • Mount Etna
          A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe's largest active volcano

        • Palermo
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

        • Taormina
          Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 Buffet breakfasts

        • 3 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      $name
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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