Highlights of Sicily - Leisure Holidays

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From RM4,797 / per person for 8 nights
Fiery Sicily makes an appearance on this ramble through the Italy's south starting in Rome.

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Summary

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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Transfer

On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm, amd 3.30pm. Guest arriving later should make own arrangement to the hotel. 

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive in Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Accommodation

Day 1: Ergife Palace

Day 2: Holiday Inn

Day 3-4: Grand Albergo Maugeri

Day 5-6: Astoria Palace

Day 7: Overnight ferry to Naples

Day 8: Pinewood

Day 9: Depart Rome

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive 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.


Day 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.


Day 3: Naples - Ferry to Sicily - Acireale
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.


Day 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. 


Day 5: Acireale - Agrigento - Palermo
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.


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. Later return to Palermo.


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.


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


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.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

11 Meals as per itinerary - 8 buffet breakfast, 3 three course dinners

Local Specialist

Local specialist to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director & separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local taxes

All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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