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The Splendours of Sicily

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Discover the tallest volcano in Europe
Includes return economy airfares

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Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Track down Sicily’s most famous almond cake shop
  • Take a Mafia themed walking tour of Palermo
  • Discover the tallest volcano in Europe
  • Taste award-winning olive oil on an organic farm

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What's included
  • Direct international flights
  • Group tour, maximum group size 18.
  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation.
  • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • Cheese tasting.
  • Entrance to all attractions.
Need to know
  • Arrives: Palermo Airport
  • Time difference: GMT+1
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Italy, but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
  • Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Flying time from UK: around 2 hours
  • Plug type: 2 round pins
  • Voltage: 230 volts
Your route
 

Itinerary

Day 0
Fly from the UK to Sicily.

Fly from the UK to Sicily.

Day 0
Depart Catania and return to the UK

Depart Catania and return to the UK

Day 1
Selinunte

Selinunte

Spend the morning on a tour of the capital Palermo. Take in Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel, before continuing to Monreale to take a look at the cathedral, and then Selinunte, where you’ll enjoy your first welcome dinner together on your idyllic farm stay.

Day 2
Favara

Favara

Later, stop at the historic port of Sciacca, a fishing port boasting natural thermal springs that were popular with the ancient Greeks. Explore the town before continuing to Favara, where you’ll spend the night.

Days 3-4
Ragusa

Ragusa

In the afternoon, stop at Villa Romana del Casale, which is stuffed full of Roman mosaics, before continuing to Ragusa. The next day, sample some local chocolate and cheese before exploring Ragusa itself. Perhaps explore the town at your own pace, or seek out a local trattoria and taste some Sicilian specialities.

Days 5-6
Syracuse

Syracuse

Wander among the temples and sacred caves of the archaeological park with your expert guide, before getting lost in the winding streets and shopping at the bustling markets. Enjoy the sea views and the splendid baroque architecture, and take a look around the Old Town on Ortygia Island.

Days 7-8
Carruba

Carruba

The next day, explore Taormina, a charming hillside town, with some rather tempting gelato shops. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s sights, including the 13th Century Cathedral of San Nicola and the spectacular Greek Theatre, and perhaps take a wander down to the beach.

Day 9
Catania

Catania

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