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Discover Sicily

From £1,949
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2024
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From £1,949
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2024
Tour Overview
As you explore Italy's largest island you'll discover a host of highlights. Its most famous landmark is Mount Etna, and you will ascend Europe's tallest active volcano by cable car. Perched high on a cliff is Taormina, and here you'll see its incredible Greco-Roman theatre. A visit to the Villa del Casale reveals a rich collection of Roman mosaics, while Sicily's capital, Palermo, is a feast for the eyes with its diverse mix of architectural styles and the exquisite mosaics housed inside the Capella Palatine chapel. Explore Monreale Cathedral, which boasts many sparkling treasures and enjoy a stroll around Cefalú, a lovely seaside town which is also blessed with many sightseeing highlights.
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover
  • meals included tour Half Board
  • flight choices Flight Choices

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Mount Etna by cable car
  • Taormina and its magnificent Greco-Roman theatre
  • See the Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale
  • Explore vibrant Palermo and the exquisite Monreale Cathedral
  • Try authentic street food in Palermo
  • Visit the charming seaside town of Cefalu

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Catania

Today you will fly to Catania. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Taormina

Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano, standing at approximately 3,329m high. Globally significant, this immense peak is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This morning you’ll enjoy a truly memorable experience as you journey up in a cable car. Taormina is perched on a cliff top, overlooking two beautiful sweeping bays. During our included afternoon excursion we will also visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Letojanni - at Leisure

Spend the day as you please, enjoying the facilities of the hotel or at the nearby beach. Alternatively join an optional excursion to the historical city of Syracuse where we’ll explore the old town of Ortigia with a guide followed by time to explore at your leisure.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Piazza Armerina

The fascinating Villa del Casale, a Roman villa built in the 4th century, is another of the island’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This fascinating structure, located just outside the town of Piazza Armerina, boasts the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Cefalu

The popular seaside town of Cefalù is set on a rocky headland and boasts lovely sandy beaches. We will visit this pretty fishing port today. It is dominated by one of Sicily’s finest Norman cathedrals, which houses some of the island’s earliest and best preserved Byzantine mosaics.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Campofelice Di Roccella - at Leisure

The ancient town of Agrigento showcases Sicily’s Greek past. On an optional excursion today your Local Guide will introduce you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece’s art and architecture, and one of Sicily’s major attractions.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Palermo & Monreale

Today we’ll visit Palermo, Sicily’s vibrant capital, which boasts a wealth of architecture ranging in style from Arabic to Art Nouveau. We’ll stop in a local cafe where we’ll be treated to a street food experience. Snacking on the street is a proud, centuries-old tradition in Palermo and we’re going to taste an array of authentic Sicilian delicacies. Watching over Palermo is the beautiful Monreale Cathedral, one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in the world. The pleasant yet unremarkable exterior of the cathedral offers no clue as to the exquisite golden paintings and spectacular mosaics you’ll discover when you venture inside. This evening gather with your travelling companions for a farewell get-together.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Catania - UK

Today we'll transfer to Catania airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included: B
  1. Memorable Moment

    Monreale Cathedral’s unassuming exterior offers no hint as to the grandeur of its interiors and exquisite paintings, you won’t know where to cast your gaze first!

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Complesso Antares

The Complesso Antares Hotel is located on a hill overlooking the town of Letojanni. The hotel has a wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness room. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool (typically open May to September). Hotel rooms have balcony, private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Acacia Resort

Set on its own private beach, the hotel's facilities include a restaurant, bar, health club and outdoor swimming pool. Guest rooms have private facilities, hairdryer, TV, fridge and balcony or patio. Swimming pools are typically open May to September.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Syracuse

Syracuse

Visit the historical city of Syracuse where we’ll explore the old town of Ortigia followed by time to explore at your leisure.
Visit the historical city of Syracuse where we’ll explore the old town of Ortigia followed by time to explore at your leisure....

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Valley of the Temples

Valley of the Temples

This afternoon you will visit one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Sicily, the monumental Valley of the Temples. Set amongst a harmony of both nature and ancient monuments, this UNESCO World Heritage Site plays host to the temples of the 5th century made of sandstone and shine an amber colour that will leave you breathless when contrasted against the green fields.
This afternoon you will visit one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Sicily, the monumental Valley of the Temples. Set amongst a harmony of both nature and ancient mon...

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