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Sicilian Escape 2021

Sicilian Escape 2021


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. 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 archaeological site of 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 complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 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!

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.
Guided sightseeing features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of the Immacolata, and a visit to the CATHEDRAL. In Monreale, enjoy a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. (B)

Day 3: PALERMO–AGRIGENTO.
Arrive in Agrigento, where your Local Guide will take you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF 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.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B,D)

Day 4: AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE.
Drive to Piazza Armerina and visit the impressive 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.” Stay overnight in Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi / 230 km (B)

Day 5: SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA.
Enter the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE for a guided visit of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, the Garden of Paradise, the Ear of Dionysus, the Altar of Hieron II, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Continue to Catania and enjoy some free time in its historic center. You will be treated to [LF] an ARANCINO TASTING, one of Sicily’s most famous street foods. Spend the next two nights on the Taormina Riviera.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km (B)

Day 6: TAORMINA RIVIERA.
In the morning enjoy an included excursion to MOUNT ETNA, the largest active volcano in Europe, followed by an orientation of hill-top Taormina. In the evening, a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant, the proper way to say, “Arrivederci, Sicilia!” (B,D)

Day 7: TAORMINA RIVIERA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.) (B)

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Inclusions

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

Sightseeing & Activities:

PALERMO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral and the Norman cathedral in Monreale

AGRIGENTO
Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples

PIAZZA ARMERINA
Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale


SYRACUSE

Guided visit of the archaeological site

CATANIA
[LF] Arancino tasting


TAORMINA

Mount Etna excursion; orientation of the hill-top town; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Motorcoach.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Taormina


Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Extra nights per person in Palermo:
in single room $82, in twin $82, in triple $82

Extra nights per person in Taormina Riviera:
in single room $72, in twin $72, in triple $72

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
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. . 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
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: Villa Esperia
Overlooking the Mazzaro Bay with magnificent views of Mount Etna. Spacious and nicely decorated rooms have Wi-Fi and minibar. There's a restaurant and a warmly decorated lobby bar, plus a lounge where guests can read newspapers, a fitness room, and an outdoor pool with a terrace. Enjoy panoramic sea views from the hotel terrace restaurant where Sicilian specialities are served.
Address:
Via Nazionale, 224
Taormina-Mazzaro' , Italy

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Questions & Answers

Question: If I arrive a day or two before the tour begins can I arrange to have someone greet me at the airport and take me to the hotel?

Yes, we can arrange a private transfer and additional prenights with the tour operator at an additional cost.

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.2
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.1
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.7

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Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

The seven day trip provided the opportunity to see archaeological sites in Sicily.

Globus is a fabulous tour company. Silvio our tour guide and Francesco the driver were The Best.

As a first time traveler with Globus I was definitely NOT disappointed. We were very well accommodated and definitely fed extremely well. There were also very positive comments made about Globus by others on this tour about their previous experiences.

The beds were pretty hard, but I didn't mind. The days were full with lots of sights that included walking. I fell in better shape than before I left! Palermo was very easy to find our way around. We got a 2 day ticket on a Hop On-Hop Off bus. It was well worth the cost. My favorite place was Mt Etna, despite the very cold, windy day.

Visiting Sicily in early to mid- November is a great time to visit- with good weather and fewer tourists. One thing that I would suggest that tour guides mention when touring the town of Taormina is to visit the great park- theGiardini Pubblici "Duca di Cesaro"


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