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$1,199+ Best of Sicily Tour Package

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Best of Sicily Tour Package includes escorted tours of Sicily’s sightseeing highlights. This Sicily vacation package includes overnights in Palermo, Agrigento, and Taormina. You’ll also visit Monreale, Segesta, and Mt Etna. As you tour Sicily you’ll literally walk through history. Enjoy the island’s unique culture from the ancient Greeks who inhabited the island 3000 years ago and brought with them the Hellenic civilization, through successive colonizers, to today’s modern Sicilian culture. This all-inclusive Sicily tour package may be booked with airfare from your city and includes 7-nights in 4-star accommodations.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. This all-inclusive first-class Sicily tour with airfare covers the entire island. For the price of the Best of Sicily tour with airfare from your city submit the form or call us today 800.227.1577.

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Highlights

Best of Sicily Tour Map

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9-Day Sicily tour travels round trip from Palermo and includes the best of Sicily’s highlights

2019 Sicily Tour Sightseeing Highlights

  • Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, famous for its Byzantine and Sicilian mosaics.
  • Agrigento to explore the Valley of the Temples
  • Erice visit the Medieval town and enjoy its Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture.
  • Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, and walk about the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries
  • Taormina the famous tourist center of Sicily for thousands of years
  • Panoramic tour to the ancient Greek Theater
  • Piazza Armerina to Villa del Casale

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Best of Sicily Tour 2019 Package Includes:

  • 7 nights in Sicily first class accommodations
    • 3 nights Palermo
    • 1 night Agrigento
    • 3 nights Taormina
  • 13 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine, 3 lunches
  • Sicily Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking Italy tour manager throughout
  • Services of local Italy tour guides in all major cities
  • Museum entrance fees including skip the line tickets
  • Italy airport transfers with Sicily tour package with airfare

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Accommodations

Mercure Palermo, Centro Palermo – 2 Nights

Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace, Agri gento – 1 Night

Sant’Alphio Garden, Taormina – 3 Nights

Mercure Palermo, Centro Palermo – 1 Nights

Optional Tours

Day 3: Cefalu Tour – $59 per person

Cefalù is first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo and today the town distinguishes itself by its medieval settings. Starting from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, where you will experience the splendidly intact atmosphere of this pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine cathedral dates to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefalù the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charm is the Fisherman Village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicily’s most beautiful sand beaches.

Day 7: Siracusa Tour – $99 per person

Step back in time to the glorious days of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Get a glimpse of Siracusa as it was in ancient times with a visit to the archaeological park, the Roman amphitheater, and the “Ear of Dionysius,” an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, also known as Città Vecchia or “Old City” a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

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Best of Sicily Tour 2019 Daily Itinerary

The inclusive Best of Sicily tour 2019 itinerary includes overnights in Sicily’s most popular destinations.  Enjoy Palermo, Taormina, and Agrigento on this all inclusive 2019 Best of Sicily tour.

Summer and Fall Itinerary

DAY 1 – Depart the USA

Depart the United States for trip to Sicily, Italy. Typically your flight will be overnight. Enjoy dinner and breakfast on board the airplane. Most flights include in flight entertainment too.

DAY 2 – Arrive in Palermo

Upon arrival in Palermo your Sicily vacation with airfare includes the airport transfer to your hotel. You’ll be met at Palermo airport and taken by private car to your 4-star accommodation. Freshen up and then get out and enjoy the balance of your first day in Palermo independently. This evening you’ll meet your Sicily tour manager and accompanying vacation guests at a welcome cocktail and orientation. After you will enjoy your first authentic Sicilian dinner.

Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

sicily-tours-package-monrealeDAY 3 – Monreale Cathedral & Palermo Old City Tour

Today you’ll tour Monreale and Palermo. There is also an optional tour of Cefalu. The Byzantine and Sicilian mosaics in Monreale draw travelers from all over the world. After visit Palermo’s Old City. In Palermo you will visit the Norman Palace and the Cathedral. This afternoon you have time at leisure to explore Palermo on your own or join an optional tour to Cefalu.
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 – Erice

From Palermo you’ll travel around Sicily’s northwest coast to Erice. In Erice you’ll be treated to awesome views and an authentic Sicilian lunch. In Erice you’ll have time to stroll the Medieval town and admire its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. After Erice you’ll then continue along the coast to Agrigento. There among the Valley of Temples you’ll stay for the night.
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 – Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina Tours

Today wake up among the Temples in the ancient Greek Valley of the Temples. During the Magna Grecia era Sicily was the center of ancient Greek civilization. The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the site of eight ancient Greek Temples. You’ll tour this archaeological site that dates back to 400 B.C. After the Sicily tour continues on the the gorgeous coastal town of Taormina. Taormina is a charming town located in the hills above the Mediterranean sea. It has been famous among tourists for thousands of years. Europe’s Royal Court, fat cat politicians, Russian oligarchs, Hollywood stars, and business titans all like to chill out in Taormina. On your Sicily vacation you too will have time to enjoy this beautiful Sicilian resort town.
Overnight: Taormina
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 – Mount Etna & Taormina Tour

Today you’ll visit Europe’s most active and highest Volcano Mount Etna. You may climb around the Silvestri Craters. There on the mountain you’ll explore the varied layers of lava, which have solidified over the centuries. After trekking around Mount Etna you’ll return to Taormina.  Your Taormina tour will begin with a visit to the Greek Theater. This authentic ancient Greek amphitheater is built to take in the glorious view of Mt Etna and the Sicilian countryside. After the tour of Taormona you have plenty of leisure time to stroll, shop, savor the views and enjoy an espresso or gelato in this Sicilian resort town.
Overnight: Taormina
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 – Taormina Leisure

Today you have the entire day to enjoy Taormina at leisure. Or you may join the optional tour to the most beautiful of all ancient Greek cities Syracuse (Siracusa). Located south of Taormina it was the center of Greek urban civilization 2500 years ago.  Today it continues to be a thriving Sicilian city.
Optional: Siracusa Tour
Overnight: Taormina
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 – Visit Piazza Armerina en Route to Palermo 

Begin today by traveling to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics, deal with numerous subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life. The Villa itself was rediscovered in the 19th century after being almost completely covered by a landslide. After lunch, continue to Palermo, where you bid farewell to your newfound friends on your last night in Sicily
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – Departure from Sicily

Today the tour ends with breakfast. Transfer to the airport after a glorious vacation around Sicily taking home memories that’ll last a lifetime.

 

2019 Sicily Winter Itinerary Oct 14-March 16

The following is the Sicily winter 2019 tour itinerary for departures from October 13, 2018 to March 16, 2019.

DAY 1 – Depart the USA

Depart the United States for trip to Sicily, Italy. Typically your flight will be overnight. Enjoy dinner and breakfast on board the airplane. Most flights include in flight entertainment too.

DAY 2 – Arrive in Palermo

Upon arrival in Palermo your Sicily vacation with airfare includes the airport transfer to your hotel. You’ll be met at Palermo airport and taken by private car to your 4-star accommodation. Freshen up and then get out and enjoy the balance of your first day in Palermo independently. This evening you’ll meet your Sicily tour manager and accompanying vacation guests at a welcome cocktail and orientation. After you will enjoy your first authentic Sicilian dinner.

Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

sicily-tours-package-monrealeDAY 3 – Monreale Cathedral & Palermo Old City Tour

Today you’ll tour Monreale and Palermo. There is also an optional tour of Cefalu. The Byzantine and Sicilian mosaics in Monreale draw travelers from all over the world. After visit Palermo’s Old City. In Palermo you will visit the Norman Palace and the Cathedral. This afternoon you have time at leisure to explore Palermo on your own or join an optional tour to Cefalu.
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 – Segesta and Agrigento

From Palermo you’ll travel to Segesta. There you’ll view the famous Doric Temple constructed high on hill in the 5th century BC. You’ll stop in the area of a local lunch. Then you’ll travel on to Agrigento. There among the Valley of Temples you’ll stay for the night.
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 – Valley of the Temples and Mt. Etna

Today wake up among the Temples in the ancient Greek Valley of the Temples. During the Magna Grecia era Sicily was the center of ancient Greek civilization. The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the site of eight ancient Greek Temples. You’ll tour this archaeological site that dates back to 400 B.C. After the Sicily tour continues on to Mt Etna.  Explore the foothills around the base station and ascend to reach the two impressive Silvestri Craters; walk along the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. Weather permitting, see breathtaking views of the Parco dell’ Etna and the Ionian Sea. Then, on to Catania, one of Sicily’s most important cities for more than three millennia. This lively town with its Baroque-style charm is known as the “black-city” from the dark color of the façades created by the lava stone from Mount Etna.
Overnight: Catania
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 – Catania Tour

Today begin with a stroll in Catania, a wonderful combination of ancient and modern, under the shadow of Mt. Etna. After the town was destroyed, the entire old part of the city was rebuilt in Baroque style with large wide open squares. Walk the piazzas and the streets and visit its colorful open-air market. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Or, take the optional tour to the old-world resort city of Taormina, also known as the “Jewel of the Ionian Sea.” The tour is highlighted by the city’s most famous archaeological monument, the Greek Theatre, one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily.
Overnight: Catania
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 – Catania Leisure

Full day at leisure to discover Catania on your own. Or you may join the optional tour to the most beautiful of all ancient Greek cities Syracuse (Siracusa). It was the center of Greek urban civilization 2500 years ago.  Today it continues to be a thriving Sicilian city.
Optional: Siracusa Tour
Overnight: Catania
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Visit Piazza Armerina en Route to Palermo 

Begin today by traveling to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics, deal with numerous subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life. The Villa itself was rediscovered in the 19th century after being almost completely covered by a landslide. After lunch, continue to Palermo, where you bid farewell to your newfound friends on your last night in Sicily
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – Departure from Sicily

Today the tour ends with breakfast. Transfer to the airport after a glorious vacation around Sicily taking home memories that’ll last a lifetime.


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