Highlights of Sicily

1N Palermo , 1N Cefalu , 2N Lipari , 3N Catania , 2N Syracuse , 1N Agrigento , 2N Trapani and 1N Palermo
14 days

From

US$ 3,578

per person

Operated by G Adventures

About the tour

Hotels (13 nts). with Breakfast Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Hands-On Moment: Arancini Cooking Class, Syracuse. Orientation walks in Palermo, Cefalù, Taormina, and Syracuse. Panarea & Stromboli Islands Boat Excursion. Villa Romana del Casale Visit. Valley of the Temples Guided Tour. Monreale Cathedral Visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.Hotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with BreakfastHotels (13 nts). with Breakfast

Meals
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Max. Group Size
16
Guide Languages
English

Highlights

  • Soak up Sicilian culture in Cefalù, Cruise the Aeolian Islands, Watch the Stromboli volcano erupt abroad a sunset boat tour, Take a cooking class and learn how to make iconic Sicilian dishes, Admire one of the most well-preserved multicoloured floor mosaics from Roman times, Visit the cathedral in Monreale and witness the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily, Wander the narrow streets of Ortigia

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts).

Included in the price

Palermo

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Arancini Cooking Class, Syracuse. Orientation walks in Palermo, Cefalù, Taormina, and Syracuse. Panarea & Stromboli Islands Boat Excursion. Villa Romana del Casale Visit. Valley of the Temples Guided Tour. Monreale Cathedral Visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Palermo

Arrive at any time. Tonight, meet your CEO and fellow travellers at the welcome meeting, then opt to head out for dinner and enjoy your first Sicilian meal.

Day 2: Palermo/cefalù

Head out for an orientation walk of Palermo's historic city centre.Continue to Cefalú, often cited as one of Italy's most beautiful townships, and stroll through cobbled streets to a picturesque cove by the beach. With free time, observe local fisherman working on their boats, visit the 12th century Duomo di Cefalú, opt to enjoy an aperitivo with incredible views, or simply wander around this postcard-pretty town which director Giuseppe Tornatore chose to set parts of his much-loved film Cinema Paradiso.

Day 3: Cefalù/lipari

Travel to the Aeolian Islands, a small archipelago of volcanic lands known as "the pearls of Italy" for their intriguing natural formations. Named after Aeolus, the god of the winds, spend the next few days exploring pockets of this coastal paradise. Take a car and ferry to reach Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, and enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to visit a local beach, or take another short ferry to see Vulcano's active crater.

Day 4: Lipari

Enjoy a free morning in Lipari. Later, head out for an excursion to explore the beautiful islands of Panarea and Stromboli by boat. Swim in the turquoise waters of Cala Junco, stroll through Panarea's scenic whitewashed village, and explore the town of Stromboli before taking an unforgettable sunset cruise. In the night breeze of the open sea, witness active Mount Stromboli's spectacular eruptions.

Day 5: Lipari/catania

Say goodbye to the Aeolian Islands and ferry back to the mainland, then continue to Taormina, one of Sicily's most visited destinations. After a short orientation walk, enjoy free time to visit the stunning Teatro Greco, an ancient Roman amphitheatre with commanding views of Mount Etna. Travel to Catania and opt to join your CEO for another short walk around the city.

Day 6: Catania

Enjoy a CEO led orientation walk to get your bearings in Catania. Afterwards, you'll have free time to continue exploring this town and all of its museums and historic attractions. Maybe visit La Pescheria market or walk the Via Etnea.

Day 7: Catania

Spend another whole free day in Catania. Choose to visit The Cathedral of Catania located in the centre of the old town, or the Piazza Del Duomo just near the port area in the heart of the city. Later in day perhaps head out with the group for a delicious Sicilian meal.

Day 8: Catania/syracuse

Travel to Syracuse, an enchanting city by the Ionian Sea that was once at the centre of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Take a cooking class on arrival and learn how to make Arancini — an iconic Sicilian specialty — to enjoy as a light lunch! Later, explore the old town's baroque piazzas and medieval side streets with a CEO-led orientation walk.

Day 9: Syracuse

Enjoy a full free day in Syracuse. Opt to visit the impressive Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, or travel to nearby Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city renowned for its baroque architecture built with a unique golden limestone.

Day 10: Syracuse/agrigento

Travel to the baroque city of Ragusa before heading to the medieval hilltop town of Piazza Armerina. Visit the world's most varied collection of Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale. Known for their incredibly well-preserved state "in situ", or in their original location, observe ancient scenes of hunting, fishing and athletics depicted beautifully in mosaic tile. Continue to Agrigento.

Day 11: Agrigento/trapani

Take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, one of Sicily's best-known attractions. Learn the history of this magnificent site as you explore the ruins of its seven temples, nestled on a ridge below Agrigento. Continue to Trapani, stopping en route in Marsala to see some of Europe's oldest salt marshes.

Day 12: Trapani

Enjoy a free day to explore the charms of Trapani and its nearby towns. Opt to cruise the idyllic Egadi Islands, spend the day hiking at a nature reserve filled with local flora and fauna, or hop on a funicular to explore the walled town of Erice.

Day 13: Trapani/palermo

Travel to Monreale to visit the 11th century Monreale Cathedral, intricately decorated with thousands of gold mosaic tiles. Admire panoramic views of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Valley) and the Tyrrhennian Sea. Continue to Palermo and enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk upon arrival.

Day 14: Palermo

Depart at any time.

Starting from

US$ 3,578

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