Sicilian Escape

7 Day Tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera


Vacation Overview

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!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

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Day 2 PALERMO

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and visit the Norman Cathedral.

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Day 3 PALERMO–AGRIGENTO

AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples. 87 mi / 140 km

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Day 4 AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE

PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. 162 mi / 260 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to Ortigia. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

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Day 5 SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
CATANIA Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera. 75 mi / 120 km

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Day 6 TAORMINA RIVIERA

TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 7 TAORMINA RIVIERA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.)

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Vacation Highlights

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

Hotels

Palermo

Mercure Palermo Centro

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class

The Mercure Palermo Centro has a prime location with the Politeama theatre, the Harbor, the Cathedral and the lively Vucciria Market within walking distance. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and 93 modern rooms with design furniture. Rooms have a refined atmosphere and mostly come with white, beige and black color combinations. Each one has air conditioning, coffee and tea maker facilities, flat screen TV with international channels and in-room safe. In the evening enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Many restaurants, bars and local shops are available nearby.

Agrigento

Kore

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Superior Tourist-Class

Hotel Kore is confortable and very clean, 3 Km from the Agrigento's Temples ad 4 Km from the San Leone beach.

Syracuse

Mercure Siracusa Prometeo

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First-Class

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.

Taormina Riviera

Hellenia Yachting Hotel

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First-Class

Hellenia Yachting Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony of Sicily. The property is directly overlooking the waterfront and features a private beach, a spa and a pool. There is a piano bar located in the main terrace area and immediatly adjacent to the main in-house restaurants which boasts some of the finest Sicilian cuisine, presenting traditional local dishes with a fresh and original touch.

Dates and Prices

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Popular Departure 2022-10-30 2022-11-05
$1,589
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Popular Departure 2022-11-06 2022-11-12
$1,589
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Popular Departure 2022-11-13 2022-11-19
$1,379
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Popular Departure 2022-11-20 2022-11-26
$1,379
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2022-11-27 2022-12-03
$1,379
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Popular Departure 2023-02-19 2023-02-25
$1,169
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2023-02-26 2023-03-04
$1,169
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Popular Departure 2023-03-05 2023-03-11
$1,379
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2023-03-12 2023-03-18
$1,589
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2023-03-19 2023-03-25
$1,589
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Popular Departure - due to itinerary and time of year, this departure historically sells out quickly. Early booking is encouraged.



Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

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