Best of Sicily

Best of Sicily


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Catania, Palermo, Ragusa, Sicily, Siracusa

Tour Itinerary

Visit UNESCO Heritage-listed Baroque cities, see stunning cathedrals and perfect piazzas, taste what makes Sicily special with delicious food and wine, climb Mt Etna for the best views of the island, sip espresso and devour gelato in small villages.

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Sicily" is "The Godfather" we're here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and we're excited to introduce it to you - everything from UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning cathedrals to creepy catacombs and the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time - and incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy's true hidden gems.

Day 1: Catania
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Hotel Gresi Catania (or similar)

Day 2: Catania/Palermo
Opt to visit the local fruit and fish market in Catania with your CEO, before travelling to Palermo. Enjoy an orientation walk around town.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Stroll around and admire the sights with a walking tour around Palermo; it includes Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square, the cathedral, and Marina Square. This capital city of Sicily is buzzing with life and a walk around is the perfect way to soak in the energy.
Accommodation: Hotel Alessandra (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Palermo
Visit Monreale and check out the beautiful views of La Conca d'Oro Valley. Visit the Norman cathedral before enjoying a free afternoon back in Palermo.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Visit the Cathedral of Monreale, built in the mid 12th century; it's an impressive example of Normal architecture. Check out the stunning glass mosaics covering its interior.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Explore more of this city. Why not stop for a gelato or three?
Accommodation: Hotel Alessandra (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Palermo/Ragusa
Travel to Ragusa and take an orientation walk of the old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Baroque architecture. Enjoy an included wine tasting with local snacks.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Activity: Sip some local vino and learn about the process of turning grapes into wine. Enjoy some local snacks alongside the tasting. Salute!
Accommodation: Hotel Montreal (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Ragusa/Siracusa
Head to Modica, famous for its Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and enjoy a cheese tasting and a light lunch. Travel to Scicli and opt to see the Church of San Matteo before continuing on to Siracusa (Syracuse).
Transport: Visit Modica and Scicli along the way.
Activity: The delightful town of Modica is famous for its Aztec chocolate and Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and catch a glimpse of the stunning Church of San Giorgio.
Activity: Enjoy a cheese tasting in Scicli followed by a light lunch.
Activity: Scicli is a lovely ancient town set in a gorge near the coast. Don't miss the fantastic Church of San Matteo and their traditional pizzas -- they're delicious.
Accommodation: Hotel Centrale Siracusa (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch (Cheese tasting with light lunch.)

Day 6: Siracusa/Randazzo
Enjoy a free morning in this UNESCO-listed Greco-Roman seaside city. Opt to visit the historic centre, marvel at the ruins, visit the Duomo, or laze on the beach. In the afternoon, drive to Randazzo. Stay in a farmhouse and enjoy a local dinner.
Free Time: Enjoy all Siracusa has to offer.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Parco Statella (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner (Enjoy a local dinner in a farmhouse.)

Day 7: Randazzo/Catania
Visit famous Mt Etna. Hike the south side past lava flows for a dramatic view. Opt for a more strenuous trek with a local guide (weather permitting). Continue on to Catania.
Free Time: Head out and explore this charming Italian city.
Activity: Option to take part in a more strenuous trek (weather permitting). Check with your CEO for more information.
Accommodation: Hotel Gresi Catania (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Catania
Depart at any time.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport
Public bus, train, private van, walking.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Wine Tasting, Ragusa Your Foodie Moment: Cheese Tasting, Scicli. Walking tour of Palermo. Cathedral visit (Monreale). Orientation walk of Ragusa. Historic centre visit in Modica. Scicli visit. Free time in Syracuse. Mt Etna hike. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Standard hotels (6 nts), farmhouse (1 nt).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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