Best of Sicily with Syracuse
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Best of Sicily with Syracuse
Private tour
2 travelers
12 days
4 cities
4days
Palermo, Italy
The Sicilian capital, Palermo, is an impressive city. This Italian town is home to many sights, such as the 12th-century Palermo Cathedral, the 9th-century Norman Palace, the charming Chiesa di San Domenico, the imposing Quattro Canti Square with inspiring fountains, and, of course, the historic Duomo di Monreale that dates back to the 1100's. The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are another popular yet spooky place in the city, holding thousands of mummies and skeletons....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
    Welcome to Palermo - the stunning capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Palermo City Tour 
    After breakfast, you meet with your private guide to enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

    The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your private guide, you visit the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

    Then you walk along Villa Bonanno to the Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just to admire the exterior; continue along Vittorio Emanuele to the imposing Four Corners. Then on to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

    Day 3: Architectural & Culinary Traditions of Segesta and Erice
    Following breakfast, you meet with your private guide-driver and embark on a day tour to the Segesta, with its best-preserved Doric Temple, and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice.

    Segesta once has been the most important regional town and trading center, and now it treasures two Classical monuments which you visit: the Temple of Segesta and the Greek theatre.

    Then you proceed to Erice, a wonderfully preserved town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Together with your guide, you discover the city's treasures. Erice boasts 60 churches, some dating back to the early 1300's, and two incredible castles, Pepoli Castle and Venus Castle. During the tour of Erice, you visit the Chiesa Matrice church.

    One more highlight today is a visit to the local pasticceria for a tasting of the famous cannoli, Sicilian cassata, almond pastries and other delicious culinary masterpieces. This unique pasticceria is famous for its traditions and amazing taste of its sweets all around Italy and even beyond.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel in Palermo and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 4: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver to continue your journey.

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    Hotel Plaza Opera
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Plaza Opéra boasts a unique atmosphere of Sicilian spirit and mo...
    Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Segesta and Erice
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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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18 Jun
Car
Connection | Palermo - Agrigento
Private Transfer Sedan
Palermo airport/hotel
Palermo, Italy
2 h
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
3days
Agrigento, Italy
Agrigento is among the most visited places in Italy's Sicily. This city boasts outstanding sightseeing options as it is home to ancient architecture and stunning natural wonders. As such, visiting the historic UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples as well as the Scala dei Turchi cliffs is a must-do during a visit to Agrigento. Moreover, this city has wonderful beaches and top-notch hotels thus is a wonderful option for those seeking a holiday that can combine sightseeing with relaxing on the beach....
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    Day 4: Arrival in Agrigento
    Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the evening at leisure.

    *Note: cooking class with dinner is included in 2021 season. You may add this activity in 2020 program at an extra charge.

    Day 5: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
    Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you explore famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings in 4 hours.

    Your exploration begins with a 2-hour guided tour of one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you visit the near-intact Temple of Concord, the best-preserved temple in the World and one of the symbols of Sicily.

    In the second part of the tour you enjoy a trip with your private driver to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rising 50 meters above sea level. This natural phenomenon so-called "Stairs of the Turks" allows for easy walking. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it even more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man even though its shape is entirely natural. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

    *Note: dinner at the hotel can be added at an extra charge to 2020 program. In 2021 season dinner at the hotel is included.

    Day 6: Departure 
    Following breakfast at your hotel, you check-out and meet your private driver to continue the trip.

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    Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Enjoy a stay at the authentic 4-star Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Lun...
    Experiences
    • Half Day Tour to Valley of Temples and Turchi Cliffs
    • Cooking Class with Dinner
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20 Jun
Car
Connection | Agrigento - Taormina
Private Transfer Sedan & Tickets to Villa Romana
In about 1 hour after your departure from Agrigento, you have a stop to see the hidden gem of Sicily near a town Piazza Armerina. Here you visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale a UNESCO Site especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics. Following a visit, you continue the trip to arrive in a coastal town of Taormina.
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
3 h
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
4days
Taormina, Italy
Sitting near the foot of Mount Etna volcano, Taormina is one of the most interesting cities in Sicily. This Italian town has much to offer travelers from great beach leisure to numerous sightseeing options. Among the unmissable attractions of Taormina are the centuries-old Greek Theater, Ciampoli Palace, the Taormina Castle and one of the most scenic squares - the Square of the 9th of April. Another must-visit place is the natural Blue Grotto called Grotta Azzurra....
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    Day 6: Arrival in Taormina
    Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the rest if the day at leisure.  

    Day 7: Sightseeing of Taormina
    In the morning meet your private local guide. Together you take off to see the highlights of Taormina. During the tour you stroll along the main street, Corso Umberto I, and visit the Greco-Roman Theater that has Etna as its backdrop.

    After the tour you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own, spend time on the beach or dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay.  

    Day 8: Day Trip to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting
    In the morning meet your private driver and set off on a trip to one of the most famous Sicily attractions - Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

    Your driver takes you to an access point - the Rifugio Sapienza on the southern slope located 2,000 meters (6562 feet) above sea level. Here you take a walk to visit the "Silvestri" craters and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001-2003 and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere!

    On the way down you also visit a local winery to have a tasting of the Etna wine.

    After the winery visit you have a transfer back to Taormina hotel.

    *Note: Due to the weather conditions and fog, the view of Mount Etna can be limited.  

    Day 9: Departure 
    Following breakfast and check-out you continue the trip to Syracuse.

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    Villa Diodoro Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Villa Diodoro boasts a hillside position and an outdoor pool wit...
    Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting
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    Transfers
    Transfers can be added here
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23 Jun
Car
Connection | Taormina - Syracuse
Private Transfer Sedan
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
1 h
Syracuse hotel
Syracuse, Italy
4days
Syracuse, Italy
The Sicilian city Syracuse is well-known for its well-preserved ancient treasures. The largest concentration of sights is located in the Archaeological Park Neapolis with iconic places like the Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Another outstanding place is the limestone cave called the Ear of Dionysius. The city's historical part located on Ortygia Island also encompasses beautiful architecture like the Cathedral of Syracuse, the Temple of Apollo and Arethusa Fountain....
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    Day 9: Arrival
    Upon arrival at the hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. 

    Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.

    Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 10: Discovering Baroque Towns  Tour
    Today you have a day at leisure to explore the city on your own or take one of our optional tours.

    Day 11: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the departure transfer.

    *Note: Departure transfer is included to Catania airport. Should you require a departure transfer to Palermo airport, this service could be provided for an additional fee.

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    Antico Hotel Roma 1880
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
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    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Transfers
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels and villas in Palermo, Province of Agrigento, Taormina & Syracuse;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
     

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