Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high-season. Begin in Palermo to meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a sumptuous Italian welcome dinner. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.
Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and will complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!
PALERMO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral and the Norman cathedral in MonrealeAGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of TemplesPIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale SYRACUSE Guided visit of the archaeological site CATANIA [LF] Arancino tastingTAORMINA Mount Etna excursion; orientation of the hill-top town; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine including a welcome dinner in Palermo and a farewell dinner in Taormina
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Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies