1° Day: CATANIA
Arrival in Catania. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Dinnerand overnight at the hotel.
2° Day: ETNA-TAORMINA-CATANIA
Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. During the trip you will be able to see the richest vegetation of Sicily. Ascent by bus to about 2,000m above sea level, where the Silvestri craters lie. From here the opportunity with the cable car and jeep to reach up to 3,000 m (price approx € 53). Lunch at the restaurant. Continue to Taormina. Walk through the characteristic medieval streets and optional visit to the Greco-Roman theater. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
3° Day: SYRACUSE-NOTO-RAGUSA
Visit to Syracuse, once the most powerful and most beautiful Greek town in Sicily. Visit the old town on the peninsula Ortygia with Dom and Arethusa Fountain. Visit the archaeological zone of the "Parco della Neapolis" with the Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron, the Roman amphitheater, the Latomie (former quarries) and the so-called "Ear of Dionysius", an artificial grotto which was named because of its shape. Lunch at the restaurant. Continue to Noto and visit of the town (UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the most famous cities of the Sicilian Baroque. Next trip to the hotel in the Noto / Modica area.
4° Day: RAGUSA-AGRIGENTO
Walk through the Baroque embossed old town of Ragusa (Unesco World Heritage). Pause to taste typical sweet specialty. Lunch break in a farm. In the afternoon guided tour of the world-famous Valley of the Temples (Temple of Juno, Concordia, Zeus, Hercules, Castor and Pollux). Accommodation at the hotel in the territory of Agrigento. Dinner and overnight.
5° Day: AGRIGENTO-SELINUNTE-SALT WAY-ERICE-PALERMO
Trip to Selinunte, once the westernmost Greek colony in Sicily. Guided tour of the Archaeological Zone. Continue to Trapani. Panoramic ride along the salt flats with its characteristic windmills. Lunch at the restaurant. The afternoon you drive to Erice, beautiful ancient medieval city, which rises at an altitude of 750 m. Visit of the town and tasting of the local sweets. Hotel accommodation in the area of Palermo. Dinner and overnight.
6° Day: PALERMO
Free morning or optional excursion to Mondello. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon visit of Palermo: the Cathedral and the Palatina Chapel. Continue to Monreale. Visit of the Cathedral with its splendid gold mosaics. Dinner and overnight.
7° Day: PALERMO-CEFALÙ-CATANIA
Trip to the picturesque town of Cefalu at the feet of an imposing rock. The beautiful cathedral of the Norman period prevails over the square. Lunch at the restaurant. Continue to Catania. Sightseeing. You will visit the magnificent Baroque cathedral, the old city, the Piazza del Duomo with the elephant black stone (symbol of Catania), the Greek Theatre, the Teatro Massimo Bellini. Tasting of the typical "Cannolo Siciliano". Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
8° Day: DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to Airport.
|Total price per person:|
from Euro 578,00 minimum 20 people
Total single supplement Euro 160,00
8 HB 4* Hotel as the above mentioned programm
Bus with air conditioned
Tour leader during the tour
"Cannolo Siciliano" in Catania and tasting in Ragusa and Erice
Guided visit in Palermo, Monreale, Selinunt, Agrigent, Ragusa and Siracusa