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Italy Sicilian Explorer Escorted Vacation-First Class

Catania Round-trip
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ESCORTED VACATION - Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 8-day/7-night tour visiting Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Cefalu and Taormina. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast and dinner daily, 2 lunches, private arrival and departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Day 1: Catania - Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner at the hotel. (Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) (D)
Hotel: Il Principe Hotel (First Class)

Day 2: Catania - Siracusa - Ragusa
After breakfast, depart for Siracusa and visit the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. You will and nbsp;visit the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theater and the Dyonisios "Ear". Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small Baroque old city center of Siracusa and nbsp;and admire the cathedral, the legendary Fontana Arethusa and the Temple of Apollo. and nbsp;In the afternoon, proceed to and nbsp;Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical center Ibla with its stunning and nbsp;Baroque and nbsp;palaces and churches. Enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island in the main square. and nbsp;(B,D)
Hotel: Poggio del Sole Resort (First Class)

Day 3: Ragusa - Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento
After breakfast, depart for Caltagirone, and nbsp;a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its pottery. Enjoy a panoramic tour. You will also have the opportunity for some shopping. Continue to Piazza Armerina and nbsp;and visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale - the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. and nbsp;Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant where you will be served and nbsp;local specialties. Continue to Agrigento. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the valley including the Temples of Concordia, Juno and Heracles that represent the most beautiful examples of Greek Civilization in Sicily. and nbsp;(B,L,D)
Hotel: Best Western Dioscuri Bay Palace (First Class)

Day 4: Agrigento - Monreale - Palermo
After breakfast, depart for Monreale. Upon arrival, admire the cathedral with its splendid 12th century mosaics and the cloister of the Benedictines abbey with its Moorish architecture. You will have free time for lunch. Continue to Palermo. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historical center, including the cathedral, the Palace of the Normans and its superb and nbsp;Palatina Chapel. (B,D)
Hotel: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (First Class)

Day 5: Palermo - Segesta - Erice - Trapani - Palermo
After breakfast, depart for Segesta to admire the magnificentDoric Temple, built 420 to 430 BC, and the theater. Continue to themedieval village of Erice, situated on top of a hill overlookingthe city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Walk through its winding lanes, inner courtyards and cobbled streets. and nbsp;Proceed and nbsp;to the Trapani area for a panoramic tourof the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. and nbsp;(B,D)
Hotel: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (First Class)

Day 6: Palermo - Cefalu - Taormina
After breakfast, depart and nbsp;for Cefalú, a charming coastal town. Take a stroll down the main street and reach the cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through and nbsp;the Park of Nebrodi and stop in the Miraglia Forest for lunch. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo, and visit Etna Park from an unusual view point, the Northern side, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Proceed to Taormina. and nbsp;(B,L,D)
Hotel: Hotel Villa Diodoro (First Class)

Day 7: Taormina at Leisure
After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure or consider joining an optional excursion to Mount Etna. In the afternoon, spend some more time in Taormina, a charming city called "the pearl of the and nbsp;Ionian Sea", founded in 400 BC and beautifully located overlooking the sea and the peak of Mount Etna. Enjoy time at leisure to shop for handmade lace, coral jewels, ceramics, home-made sweets and preserves on "Corso Umberto", or simply walk through the tiny streets. You may want to visit the fascinating Roman - Greek Theater on your own. and nbsp;(B,D)
Hotel: Hotel Villa Diodoro (First Class)

Day 8: Taormina - Catania - Return
You will be transferred to the Catania and nbsp;airport for your return flight home. (Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) (B)

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Key Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.6
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.6
Professional Staff
3.8
Repeat with Operator
3.4
Value for Money
3.6

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Ratings based off 52 reviews about Key Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

The tour was beyond our expectations. The guide/driver was greet and the choice of hotels were good.

Jurgen was a fantastic guide and provided service above and beyond what we expected.

James is s wonderful tour guide! I loved his sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable! He went out of his way to accommodate us all.

The tour had guaranteed departure and even though there were only 4 clients they ran tour It was special for us to have such a private tour We appreciate the operator running tour with such few people


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