Italy

Wonders of Sicily: An Eight-Day Tour

Discover the historic wonders and Mediterranean cuisine of Sicily, Italy, on an eight-day tour. Visit the stunning Norman Cathedral in Monreale, historic old city of Palermo, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Mt. Etna – the most active volcano in the world, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman Villa del Casale and more. Includes premium nightly accommodation, 13 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and three dinners with wine, sightseeing in a modern, air-conditioned coach with an English-speaking tour manager, the services of local guides in major cities, entrance fees per itinerary and more.

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8-DAY SICILY
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share), you must purchase two packages or pay the single traveller surcharge - see the 'Fine Print' for details
  • Seven nights of premium hotel accommodation
  • 13 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast and three dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach

Experience the delights of historic Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, where ancient ruins meet gorgeous beaches, fine food and wine. Enjoy an eight-day tour from Palermo (named Italy's 'Capital of Culture' for 2018) to Erice, Agrigento, Giardini Naxos and Mt. Etna, one of the most active volcanos in the world.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Ancient ruins, volcanic remains, cobbled streets and local Mediterranean cuisine

Travel to the hilltop town of Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece, with its interior of glittering 12th-century Byzantine mosaics.

Tour Palermo’s ancient Old City with its incredible mix of architectural styles, including its magnificent Cathedral.

Drive the winding roads to mountaintop Erice, a wonderfully preserved medieval town with breathtaking views and a great historical presence. Walk along the cobbled streets lined with superb examples of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Savor the island's landmark windmills and salt mines before reaching a local farm. Your lunch will feature some of the area's local delicacies, including extra virgin olive oil and wine.

Discover Agrigento's celebrated Valley of the Temples, the largest and best-preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent archaeological park that consists of eight Greek temples, built between 430 and 510 B.C., all majestically positioned in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day Agrigento.

Visit the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna, which stands at 11,000 feet tall, dominates the scenery, and is the most active volcano in Europe. Ascend the mount to reach the Silvestri Craters; step carefully on the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries.

View the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics deal with numerous subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life.

Your Package Includes:

  • Seven nights of premium hotel accommodation
  • 13 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast and three dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • Gratuities and hotel porterage

The '7-day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

1 September 2019

22 September 2019

29 September 2019

Please note order of itinerary differs slightly depending on the day of the week you depart.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Sicily on your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$360 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

Maximum tour group size is 40 people.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is three people. A child aged 8-12 years may request a rollaway bed or triple room (subject to availability with hotels). Triple room for three adults is on request and subject to availability.

Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Mercure Palermo Centro

Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace

Sant’Alphio Garden

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge, payable directly to the tour provider (please contact tour provider for further information):

Cefalu Tour

Siracusa Tour

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included.

Please note this tour is not operated by Luxury Escapes. You will be contacted post-purchase with further details.

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