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Sicilian Jolly Tour 2022

Palermo - Cefalu - Taormina - Catania - Syracuse - Ortygia Island - Catania - Modica - Ragusa - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale - Palermo

Welcome to Sicily, the land of taste and tradition, where the traces of different populations are evident in architecture, culture & even language. On this crafted escorted tour you will experience some of the best that Sicily has to offer.

Tour Highlights
▪ Charming hotels located in historical centres of the main Sicilian towns or in the most famous tourist resorts
▪ Visit the main Sicilian monuments including UNESCO Sites (Syracuse, Val di Noto, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Arab-Norman Palermo, Monreale and Cefalu)
▪ Selected typical restaurants and specially chosen menus to have a taste of the Sicilian and Italian cuisine
▪ Tasting of local chocolate in Modica
▪ Glass of wine and coffee included at lunch in restaurants
▪ Mineral water included with all meals

Code: R01

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Trip Variations

Sicilian Carousel - Catania to Palermo 2022

Catania - Syracuse - Ortygia Island - Catania - Modica - Ragusa - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale - Palermo

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

From $1,740 per person

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Sicilian Carousel - Palermo to Taormina 2022

Palermo - Monreale - Palermo - Cefalu - Taormina

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

From $1,815 per person

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Sicilian Carousel - Catania to Taormina 2022

Catania - Syracuse - Ortygia Island - Catania - Modica - Ragusa - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale - Palermo - Cefalu - Taormina

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $2,380 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Palermo

Independent arrival at the hotel in Palermo. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2
Palermo - Cefalu - Taormina - Catania

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Cefalu, charming coastal town and a former fishing village which is also home to a breathtaking Norman Cathedral, famous for its Mosaic of Christ Pantocrator, a stunning Byzantine mosaic that’s considered as one of the most important pieces of religious artwork in Sicily. Take a stroll to the town centre and down main street to reach the Cathedral and the medieval washhouse built in the rock. Proceed to Taormina, lunch along the way at a local restaurant. Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called "The Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own (entrance fee €12 per person approx), with its spectacular view of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna volcano. Continue to Catania for dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3
Catania - Syracuse - Ortygia - Catania

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Syracuse. Visit the archaeological area ‘Neapolis’ including the famous Greek theatre, ‘Latomie of the Paradise’ and the ‘Dyionisios Ear’. Continue to the Island of Ortygia, the small baroque Old Town centre of Syracuse. Visit of the Cathedral, which is built upon the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary Arethuse Fountain and the Temple of Apollo. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon return to Catania for a nice walking tour. During the tour in Catania, stroll through the city centre with your professional guide who will charm you with the history of the city. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Catania. (B, L, D)

Day 4
Catania - Modica - Ragusa

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Modica, a town whose architecture has been recognised as providing outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe. Modica is a town with an ancient history, nicknamed "The City of Hundred Churches" and some of its most representative monuments, such as the Cathedral of San Pietro and the Church of San Giorgio, have been proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tour will then continue with a visit inside the Artisan chocolate workshop. There you will have the chance to discover the techniques leading to the production of an amazing quality of "The Modican Chocolate". Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue to the ancient city ‘Ragusa Ibla’, cradle of Sicilian Baroque, with its Cathedral and the ‘Giardino Ibleo’, followed by free time to explore the town and shopping. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, T, L, D)

Day 5
Ragusa - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its well preserved mosaics depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes. Lunch at a local restaurant with a special menu chosen to give the opportunity to taste the local specialities. Departure to Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guided tour of the Valley, including the Temple of Concordia, which is in almost perfectly preserved condition, the temples of Juno and Heracles. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Agrigento. (B, L, D)

Day 6
Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale - Palermo

After a buffet breakfast departure to Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, visit the town of Monreale, situated on a hill few kilometres from Palermo on a panoramic spot. Visit of the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments in the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments in Arab-Norman style. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch continue for a panoramic tour of Palermo, passing by the Normand Palace, Teatro Massimo and the guided visit of the Cathedral. Then transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 7
Palermo

After a buffet breakfast, morning dedicated to the visit of the historical centre of the town, one of the largest in Europe. The walking tour will begin from ‘I Quattro Canti di Citta’ with Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini and internal visit of Martorana Church. We continue to S. Giuseppe dei Teatini Church, ‘Ballaro Market’ and Casa Professa Church with its fantastic marbles. Free time for shopping, continue walking along Via Maqueda to reach a typical local market where you will have the chance to taste the delights of typical Palermo street food. Afternoon at leisure for relaxing, individual visits and shopping. For those who are interested, optional visit of the Botanical Garden and the panoramic surroundings of Palermo. The University of Palermo Botanical Garden is one of the most important Italian academic institutions. This enormous outdoor museum boasts over 200 years of activity and is responsible for the study and diffusion of innumerable plant species in Sicily, Europe and throughout the Mediterranean basin. Continue for the green park of ‘la Favorita’ and Mondello, ancient fishing village with a wonderful sandy beach where you can taste a delicious ice cream (supplement payable on the spot, visit will take place with a minimum number of participants). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8
Palermo

After buffet breakfast, end of the tour. (B)

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in 4* hotels
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners (B, D)
  • 5 Restaurant Lunches (L)
  • 1 Street Food Light Lunch (L)
  • Visit artisan chocolate workshop in Modica (T)
  • Glass of wine & coffee with lunch
  • 500ml of mineral water with meals
  • A/C motor coach or minivan
  • Tour Director or Driver/Guide
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Cefalu
  • Taormina
  • Syracuse
  • Ortygia
  • Catania
  • Modica
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Agrigento
  • Monreale
  • Palermo​​

Exclusions

  • City taxes paid directly to each hotel
  • Arrival & Departure transfers on request
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums
  • Drinks (coffee and wine at meals in hotels)
  • Everything not listed in the Inclusions

Optional Visit

  • Greek-Roman Theatre on Day 2 €12 per person approx

Optional Entrance Fees
€51 per person approx - paid direct

  • SYRACUSE - Neapolis & Dome
  • PIAZZA ARMERINA - Villa Romana del Casale
  • AGRIGENTO - Valley of Temples
  • PALERMO - Martorana Church
  • MONREALE - Dome

Note: The above price is valid in September 2021 and is subject to change. For organisational reasons (related to measures against the spread of COVID-19), the entrance tickets to the sites and museums, must be booked and purchased in advance. At this time, without a reservation, it is not possible to purchase tickets for groups at the box office on the same day of the visit. For this reason it is mandatory to book the entrance package together with the purchase of the tour. Tour Operator cannot guarantee the purchase of the single ticket (and therefore also the visit together with the group) on the same day of the visit.

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Fri 24 Jun 22Fri 01 Jul 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 01 Jul 22Fri 08 Jul 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 08 Jul 22Fri 15 Jul 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 15 Jul 22Fri 22 Jul 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 22 Jul 22Fri 29 Jul 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 29 Jul 22Fri 05 Aug 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 05 Aug 22Fri 12 Aug 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 12 Aug 22Fri 19 Aug 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 19 Aug 22Fri 26 Aug 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 26 Aug 22Fri 02 Sep 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 02 Sep 22Fri 09 Sep 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 09 Sep 22Fri 16 Sep 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 16 Sep 22Fri 23 Sep 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 23 Sep 22Fri 30 Sep 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 30 Sep 22Fri 07 Oct 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 07 Oct 22Fri 14 Oct 22
$2,245$2,705
Fri 14 Oct 22Fri 21 Oct 22
$2,185$2,650
Fri 21 Oct 22Fri 28 Oct 22
$2,185$2,650
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Important Notes

For organisational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without prior notice. In this case Tour Operator ensures similar visits and excursions in accordance with the spirit of the tour programme. If the number of participants does not reach the minimum of 15 passengers, Tour Operator will guarantee the departure in partnership with other operators, reserving the right to make changes to the travel programme by giving notice within 21 days before the departure date. In this case the tour could be operated bilingually. If less than 8 passengers, tour will operate by Minivan with Driver/Guide.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

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