The Sicilian 2019

The Sicilian 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Your 10-day Italy tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages. You’ll begin your “off the beaten path” tour with guided sightseeing in Palermo’s ornate city of piazzas, markets, and churches. You’ll relish the baroque style of the city’s historic sites, and savor authentic Sicilian culinary specialties that have been handed down for generations. From panelle, arancini, and cannoli – to almond biscuits and Marsala wines – your escorted tour of Sicily is an epicurean’s dream when it comes to cuisine. You’ll also be treated to a tasting at Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory. As you tour the perimeter of the beautiful island of Sicily, you’ll also enjoy a cruise to the small island of Motya for a museum tour, as well as escorted tours through Sicily’s centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. From palaces to churches, you’ll encounter ancient works of art, architecture, and archaeological treasures. You’ll visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with its Greek structures that have miraculously endured 24 centuries, the iconic St. George Cathedral and Ibla district of Ragusa, and the famous mosaic-tiled Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone. You’ll travel to Syracuse – birthplace of mathematician Archimedes – for a guided sightseeing tour that includes the 5th-century-BC Greek theater. You’ll also enjoy seeing the Church of Santa Lucia – filming location of Michael Corleone’s wedding scene in The Godfather movie– then relaxing with a granita and brioche at a local bar. Your Sicily tour package concludes on the beautiful Taormina Riviera with an opportunity to visit Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. A sumptuous meal will put the finishing touch on your beautiful tour of the ancient island of Sicily – with new memories to cherish for years to come.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY.
Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: PALERMO.
Discover the capital of Sicily with a Local Guide and enjoy a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro. Visit the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Back in Palermo, see the major sites like the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and visit the magnificent CATHEDRAL. [LF] A lunch with Sicilian specialties like panelle (chickpea fritters), arancini (stuffed rice balls), and cannoli (fried pastry rolls with sweet ricotta cheese) awaits. (B,L)

Day 3: PALERMO–ERICE–MOTYA–MARSALA AREA.
Join your Tour Director for an orientation of the hilltop town of Erice, ending at the well-known Pasticceria Maria Grammatico to savor the traditional almond biscuits and Marsala wine. Next, visit a traditional SALT MILL. Then, the highlight of the day: [LF] a relaxing BOAT RIDE to the island of Motya for a perfect view of the lagoon and visit to the MUSEUM. Later, dinner with local specialties and couscous will be served. (B,D)

Day 4: MARSALA AREA–SCIACCA–AGRIGENTO.
In Sciacca, take pictures from the panoramic viewpoint before continuing to Agrigento. Here, your Local Guide will take you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. (B,D)

Day 5: AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–CALTAGIRONE–RAGUSA.
Drive to Piazza Armerina for your guided visit of the VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, including the famous “Bikini Girls,” discovered in 1960. Before arriving in Ragusa, stop in Caltagirone and see the mosaic STAIRCASE OF SANTA MARIA DEL MONTE, covered with different tiles in a beautiful pattern. (B,D)

Day 6: RAGUSA. EXCURSION TO MODICA.
Guided sightseeing features a walk through Ragusa's oldest district, the IBLA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its beautiful palaces and churches. Walk through the Giardini Iblei, the pleasant public gardens laid out in the 19th century and then, visit the iconic baroque ST. GEORGE CATHEDRAL. Time on your own to further explore or maybe relax at an outdoor café! In the late afternoon, travel to nearby Modica with its steeply stacked medieval center and spectacular baroque churches. Wander along Corso Umberto I and stop at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily's oldest chocolate factory, for a TASTING. End the day with a dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7: RAGUSA–NOTO–SYRACUSE.
The baroque town of Noto is renowned for its beautiful historic center that was almost entirely rebuilt in the early 18th century following the 1693 earthquake. Meet your Local Guide for a walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire the magnificent architecture, and visit SAN NICOLÒ CATHEDRAL. Continue to Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes. Enter the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE for a guided visit of the 5th century BC sparkling-white Greek Theater, the Garden of Paradise, the Ear of Dionysus, the Altar of Hieron II, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmakers’ Cave. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 8: SYRACUSE–CATANIA–SAVOCA–TAORMINA RIVIERA.
In Catania, see St. Agata Cathedral and spend some time on Piazza del Duomo and Via Etnea. In the village of Savoca, see the Church of Santa Lucia, made famous as a location for Michael Corleone's wedding in the movie The Godfather. [LF] Enjoy a granita and brioche at Bar Vitelli. Later, arrive at your hotel on the Taormina Riviera. (B)

Day 9: TAORMINA RIVIERA.
In the morning, an exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Later, in hilltop Taormina, visit the ancient GREEK THEATER, dating back to the 3rd century BC. This evening, a farewell dinner will be served at restaurant Villa Antonio, an excellent way to say arrivederci Sicilia! (B,D)

Day 10: TAORMINA RIVIERA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Catania). (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

PALERMO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Norman cathedral in Monreale and the cathedral in Palermo; [LF] lunch of Sicilian specialties

ERICE
Visit the hilltop town and try the famous almond biscuits and Marsala wine

MOTYA
[LF] Boat cruise; visit the museum

MARSALA AREA
Visit a salt mill; couscous dinner with local specialties

SCIACCA
Take pictures from the panoramic viewpoint

AGRIGENTO
Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples

PIAZZA ARMERINA
Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale

CALTAGIRONE
See the famous Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte

RAGUSA
Guided walking tour of the Ibla district, visit St. George Cathedral

MODICA
Chocolate tasting at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto; dinner at a local restaurant

NOTO
Guided walking tour, visit San Nicolò Cathedral

SYRACUSE
Guided visit of the archaeological site

CATANIA
See St. Agata Cathedral, Piazza Duomo, and Via Etnea

SAVOCA
See the Church of Santa Lucia; [LF] taste granita and brioche at Bar Vitelli

TAORMINA
Orientation, visit the Greek theater; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Palermo; 6 three-course dinners, including dinners at local restaurants in the Marsala area, Modica, and Taormina


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$490

Triple room reduction per person:
$50

Extra nights per person in Palermo:
in single room $160-$174, in twin $92-$101, in triple $73-$85

Extra nights per person in Taormina Riviera:
in single room $158-$205, in twin $94-$132, in triple $85-$119

Palermo: Central Palace Hotel Federico II
A fusion of classic and innovative design, Hotel Federico II is a family- run 65 room establishment located near the city's most important streets of culture, tourism and shopping, halfway between the Teatro Massimo and the Teatro Politeama. Breakfast is served with a rich buffet while the in-house restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean dishes revisited along with a great wine selection. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.
Address:
Via Principe Granatelli, 60
Palermo , Italy
Marsala Area: Hotel Giardino di Costanza Resort
A 91-room exclusive resort style hotel in Mazara del Vallo, not far from the beautiful beaches of the western coast of Sicily, its spetacular natural setting is dominated by olive gardens and vineyards creating an oasis of peace and serenity. Amenities include a large seasonal outdoor swimming pool equipped with lounge chairs and sun-umbrellas, an elegant Spa & wellness center with gym and indoor swimming pool, Free Wi-Fi access throughout and a restaurant which offers excellent rich Mediterranean fare highlighted with Sicilians accents.
Address:
Via Salemi Km 7,100
Sicily , Italy
Agrigento: Grand Hotel Mose
Grand Hotel Mosè is an elegant 2-floor building entirely made of tuff stone, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with swimming pool and located not far from the Valley of the Temples. The hotel opened in 1993 but it underwent a series of upgrades through the years, until a total refurbishment and expansion of its facilities in 2013. Its rooms are spacious and most of them come with a terrace. La Mimosa restaurant offers menus of local and international cuisine and during Summer meals are served by the pool. A bar for a quick snack or just an espresso is also available. Free Wi-Fi internet access available thoughtout the hotel.
Address:
Viale Leonardo Sciascia
Agrigento , Italy
Ragusa: Poggio Del Sole Resort
Poggio del Sole Resort is beautifully situated in the hyblean landscape. Those buldings which were once parts of an elegant "masseria" now frame a tastefully and uniquely designed hotel with restaurants, bars and Spa. The hotel, in spite of its rustic location and origins, comes with all modern comfort and is elegantly embellished by a sober mix of contemporary and traditional sicilian furniture. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. An outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a lounge bar are also available.
Address:
S.P. 25 Ragusa - Marina Di Ragusa - Km 5,700
Ragusa Area , Italy
Syracuse: Mercure Siracusa Prometeo
The modern, comfortable Mercure Siracusa Prometeo offers 93 rooms with all the comforts. The hotel has a bar/bistro, a fitness room and a wellness center. In Summer a roof panoramic outdoor swimming-pool with a solarium area on the 6th floor will be available. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.
Address:
Viale Teracati 20
Siracusa , Italy
Taormina Riviera: Hilton Giardini Naxos
This luxurious 296 room hotel is set in a fantastic location with superb facilities. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and access in the guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). The hotel has two beautiful private sandy beaches with a seasonal beach bar, an inviting seafront outdoor pool as well as a spa, wellness and 24 hour fitness center. Homemade Sicilian pastries and evening cocktails can be enjoyed in the lobby bar, dinner in the hotel's elegant speciality restaurant and classic Mediterranean style lunch in the main restasurant with outdoor terrace dining options at both venues.
Address:
Via Jannuzzo 47
Taormina Riviera , Italy

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