This 15-Day escorted Italy tour combines Sicily with Italy’s great cities Rome, Florence, and Venice. You’ll be escorted through Italy’s most popular Italy vacation destinations along with Sicily’s top rated sightseeing highlights Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa and Taormina. This all-inclusive tour package begins in Palermo on the island of Sicily. There you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Palermo and visit the Monreale Cathedral to see its breathtaking gold mosaics. Then you’ll visit Agrigento where you’ll enjoy a guided tour with an expert local guide of the Valley of The Temples. This site is where multiple ancient Greek Temples are located. Then its on to Catania, Taormina and Siracusa. These three Sicilian cities are famous for their stunning natural beauty and unparalleled rich history. Siracusa was considered the most beautiful of all ancient Greek cities. After 6-nights in Sicily you’ll fly from Sicily to Rome to begin touring Italy’s famous art cities Rome, Florence, and Venice. In Rome you’ll have three days to tour the “Eternal City.” Then you’ll travel to Florence visiting Assisi along the way. In Florence guided tours include visiting the Accademia Museum of Fine Art to see Michelangelo’s David. Your Florence guided tour also includes walking the historic center. The Sicily and Italy tour ends in magical Venice. The all inclusive tour package includes excursions to Pisa, Assisi, and Murano. The tour package may be booked with airfare from your city or you may book the Italy land tour only. For the trip itinerary click here. For the price of airfare and itinerary from your preferred departure city and to book submit form or call ItalianTourism.us 800-227-1577.
15-Day Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice Italy Tour Map
Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice Italy Tour Italy Tours Sightseeing Highlights:
- Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, famous for its Byzantine and Sicilian mosaics.
- Agrigento to explore the Valley of the Temples
- Segesta to view the famous Temple of Segesta
- Marsala to see the windmills and salt mines. You’ll also enjoy a culinary exploration and Marsala wine tasting tour
- 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
- Ancient Roman Forum & Colosseum, Rome
- Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Rome
- Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
- Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
- Florence Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David, Florence
- Florence Walking Tour
- Tuscan agriturismo to enjoy local Tuscan wines and culinary specialties
- Doge’s Palace, Venice
- Murano Glass Blowing, Venice
Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice Italy Vacation Package Includes:
- Air inclusive Sicily and Italy tour priced with flights from New York
- Submit the form for Italy airfare from your city
- The flight from Sicily to Rome
- 13 nights first class accommodations
- 2 nights Palermo, Sicily
- 1 night Agrigento, Sicily
- 3 nights Taormina, Sicily
- 3 nights Rome
- 2 nights Florence
- 2 nights Venice
- Airport transfers are included with air inclusive Italy packages
- Breakfasts daily
- 7 dinners included with local Italian wines
- All Italy sightseeing per itinerary
- Museum entrance fees with skip the line tickets
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- 2 nights Palermo – Mercure Palermo Centro
- 1 night Agrigento – Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace
- 3 nights Taormina – Sant’Alphio Garden, Giardini Naxos, Taormina
- 3 nights Rome – Hotel Genova
- 2 nights Florence – Grand Hotel Adriatico & Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
- 2 nights Venice – Bellini Hotel
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Day 3: Cefalu Tour – $59 per person
Cefalù dates bak to the Magna Grecia era in Sicily around 400 B.C. It also has important Medieval roots. You’ll visit the Norman cathedral that dates back to the 12th century. You’ll also visit the Fisherman Village.
Day 7: Siracusa Tour – $99 per person
Siracusa or Syracuse was considered one of the most beautiful of all ancient Greek cities. After the ancient Greeks the Ancient Romans left their mark here. You’ll visit the archaeological park, the Roman amphitheater, and 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.
Day 10: Piazzas of Rome – $44 per person
Stroll Rome with an expert guide visiting its famous piazzas while wandering its cobblestone alleyways. The walk includes the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.
Day 14: Gondola Ride with Music – $56 per person
The quintessential Venice experience is the Gondola Ride. Glide along the canals while enjoying the views of Venice’s famous Palazzos built when Venice was the richest city in the world. This Gondola experience is shared with up to 6 passengers.
Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice Daily Tour Itinerary
The 2019 Sicily and Italy Tour package day-by-day itinerary includes guided tours, breakfast daily, transportation between cities and more. To book submit form or call 800-227-1577.
DAY 1, Saturday – Fly from the United States to Sicily
Typically flights to Italy from the United States will be overnight. If you are coming from the Asia-pacific or Europe please note the tour begins in Sicily on Sunday, day 2. On board the plane relax with entertainment while dinner and breakfast are served.
DAY 2, Sunday – Arrive in Palermo
Upon arrival in Sicily the Best of Sicily tour package with airfare includes airport transfer to Palermo hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day independently. This evening there is a cocktail party and dinner get together. You’ll meet your tour manager and accompanying guests. After you will enjoy your first authentic Sicilian dinner.
DAY 3, Monday – Tour to Monreale to visit Cathedral & Tour of Palermo’s Old City
Today you’ll tour Monreale and Palermo. To begin the day you’ll tour the Norman Cathedral in Monreale. The mosaics in this cathedral from the Byzantine era draw travelers from all over the world. After the tour continues with a visit to Palermo’s Old City. In Palermo you will see more Norman architecture. The Cathedral and Palace are among the Palermo sightseeing highlights. This afternoon you have time to stroll around Palermo independently. You may also join an optional tour to Cefalu.
Optional: Cefalu Tour
DAY 4, Tuesday – Sicily Tour continues from Palermo to Agrigento
From Palermo you’ll travel around Sicily’s northwest coast to Erice and Agrigento. The ancient Greek Temple of Segesta is viewed along the way. This is one of the best preserved ancient Greek Temples. It was built around 450 BC. Today, 2500 years later it stands perfectly. After the ancient Greek town of Erice you’ll then continue along the coast to Marsala. Marsala wine may be its most famous export. You’ll enjoy a culinary treat that includes a Marsala wine tasting. You’ll also see Marsala’s windmills and salt mines. Then continue to the Valley of Temples in Agrigento where you will stay the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Wednesday – 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 multiple ancient Greek Temples. After the tour of the Valley of the Temples you’ll travel to Piazza Armerina. This is a unique town in Sicily. It is noted for its Norman and Gothic architecture. You’ll tour the Roman mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale. 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.
DAY 6, Thursday – 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 volcanic landscape of lava. 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.
DAY 7, Friday – Enjoy Taormina at 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
DAY 8, Saturday – Fly from Sicily to Rome
Today you will travel from Sicily to Rome via airplane. After breakfast you’ll depart for Catania airport to fly to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome you’ll have to time to stroll around. This evening enjoy a Welcome to Rome celebration dinner.
DAY 9, Sunday – Ancient Roman Colosseum and Forum Tour
Today you’ll begin your day in Rome with a tour of Ancient Rome. Here is where the Roman Forum and Colosseum, among other famous Rome sightseeing highlihgts, are located. After the morning tour of Ancient Rome the afternoon is free. You may also choose to tour the Piazzas of Rome with an optional tour. The Piazzas of Rome tour visits the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona.
Optional: Piazzas of Rome
DAY 10, Monday – Guided Tour to Vatican City includes Museum & Sistine Chapel
Wake up in Rome ready to visit the Vatican Museum. Here you’ll tour one of the greatest collections of art in the world. The museum may be best known for the Sistine Chapel. The museum includes works and frescoes by art history’s masters. After the Vatican museum tour you’ll visit St Peter’s Basilica. Michelangelo’s Pieta may be the most famous sculpture inside St Peter’s Basilica. It is considered to be the finest sculpture ever created. Bernini is also a very important contributor to St Peter’s Basilica. Don’t miss Bernini’s altar and sculptures inside the basilica. Outside in St Peter’s square Bernini designed the famous colonnade. This afternoon in Rome is free to be enjoyed on your own. Then freshen up and get ready for this evening’s included dinner and entertainment. You’ll visit an authentic Roman trattoria where Roman culinary specialities, local wines and music are all included. After dinner you’ll enjoy an evening tour of Rome’s historic center and monuments all lit up.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11, Tuesday – Tour Assisi on the way to Florence
This morning you’ll travel from Rome to Florence. This route will cover three central Italian regions: Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Along the way you’ll visit the Umbrian town of Assisi. This is a classic medieval town. It is an important site because it is where the Basilica of St. Francis is located. You’ll tour the basilica and learn about Giotto’s frescoes that depict the life of St Francis. After Assisi your tour of Italy’s mainland continues on to Florence.
DAY 12, Wednesday – Florence City Tour
This morning you’ll wake up in the Renaissance city Florence. The morning walking tour begins at the Accademia. This Florence museum is where Michelangelo’s David is located. Other sculptures by Michelangelo and paintings from the Renaissance are there too. After the Accademia tour you’ll walk through Florence’s center. The Duomo, Baptistry and Clock Tower are among the Florence sightseeing highlights that you will tour. You’ll see Brunelleschi’s Dome. Sitting atop the Florence Cathedral it is a testament to man’s ingenuity during the Renaissance. Across from the Duomo is the Florence Baptistry. There you’ll see the famous golden doors called “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Located next to the Duomo and Baptistry is the Campanile, the clock tower, designed by the great Giotto. After taking time here in this beautiful piazza the walking tour continues to Signoria Square and the famous Ponte Vecchio. This afternoon in Florence you have free time to stroll around and even shop. Florence is famous for its gold jewelry artisans and leather-making. Renaissance art lovers may decide to join an optional Uffizi tour. This evening you’ll visit an agriturismo outside of Florence in the Tuscan countryside. Here your dinner and entertainment is included in what is a very special and authentic evening in Tuscany.
Optional: Uffizi Gallery Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13, Thursday – Travel from Florence to Venice with Pisa Tour
Today you will leave Florence to drive across the Italian peninsula to Venice. Along the way you’ll travel across three Italian regions. The Veneto and Emilia Romagna are northern Italian regions. And you’ll cross the central Italian region Tuscany. In Tuscany, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, you’ll visit Pisa. Here in the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Field of Miracles, the Romanesque and Gothic architecture impresses all visitors. And of course The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Tuscany sightseeing highlight. This piazza’s design and architectural style makes it popular with photographers. After touring Pisa the travel day continues to an agriturismo in the Tuscan countryside. Known as an agriturismo, your vacation includes an authentic culinary tasting. Enjoy the famous Tuscan olives, wines, cheeses, and meats. In the late afternoon you’ll arrive in Venice, just in time for the time honored tradition of the evening passeggiata. This evening visit one of Venice’s famous restaurants.
DAY 14, Friday – Tour of Venice
This morning you’ll take a boat ride across the Venice lagoon to the Island of Murano. It is known for the glass blowing artists making vases, chandeliers, bowls, all made of glass and colored. There you will see the glass blowing artists practice their craft. Then you’ll cross the Venice lagoon again to visit St. Mark’s Square. St Mark’s Square is the center of Venice. There you’ll begin your guided tour of Venice. St Mark’s Square is surrounded by architectural treasures. St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace are testaments to Venice’s wealth. The Bridge of Sigh’s to its justice. Today romantic lovers visit Venice to have a kiss under the bridge in a gondola. Your tour guide will point out the important architectural features and share more of the history of the Doge and his buildings with you. After the Venice walking tour you have the rest of the day to enjoy Venice sightseeing independently. Then freshen up and get ready for tonight’s included authentic Venetian dinner celebration.
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music
DAY 15, Saturday – Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice Tour concludes Today
Your Sicily and Italy vacation ends today. The air inclusive Sicily and Italy tours package includes hotel to airport transfer.
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