Sicilian Trilogy Tour

Sicily tour with departure every Sunday or Wednesday: 8 days/7 nights - Semi Escorted Tour - Small Size - Max 16 people - English Only - Accomodation included

Staff

Driver & Guide

Tour Type

Small Group

Weekly Departures

Sunday & Wednesday

Region

Sicily

Sicilian Trilogy Tour 2020
8 days/7 nights

Semi Escorted Hosted tour – Small size: max 16 people
Palermo (3 nights) Taormina (2 nights) Siracusa (2 nights)

Land | Palermo airport
Departure | Catania airport

Route:

1st Day (Sunday): Palermo airport > Palermo
2nd Day (Monday): Palermo walking street food tour and Monreale
3rd Day (Tuesday): Erice and Segesta with lunch at Farmhouse-Olive oil producer
4th Day (Wednesday): Palermo > Agrigento and Piazza Armerina > Taormina
5th Day (Thursday): Taormina at leisure
6th Day (Friday): Taormina > Ragusa and Modica > Siracusa
7th Day (Saturday): Half day Siracusa
8th Day (Sunday): Siracusa > Catania airport

This tour is also available: 
– departing on Wednesday from Taormina (Land: Catania airport | Departure: Palermo airport)
– departing on Sunday from Palermo with only 6 days/5 nights (Siracusa area: not included)


Licensed Tourist Guide
 are provided on the spot as below specified:
– Palermo: for walking street food tour
– Monreale: to visit the Dome
– Agrigento: to visit Valley of the Temples
– Syracuse: to see the Archaeological Park and Ortigia

More Details:
Provided with: minimum of 2 clients 
Limited to maximum: 16 people
Style of Accommodation: First Class

This is a hosted tour that includes Hotel Accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and some meals. The person that will conduct the tour could be different day by day and other people could join the single day tours.
Every effort shall be made to provide the tour precisely as described. However, the itinerary may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Start and end times are general guidelines and may vary.

Featured properties used for this tour:
Palermo:          Hotel Plaza Opera | Hotel Principe di Villafranca
Taormina:        Hotel Monte Tauro | Hotel Villa Diodoro
Siracusa:         Grande Albergo Alfeo

Hotel may be substitued with similar category.
We do not guarantee all people on the tour will be lodging in the same Hotel.
Pre-nights, post-nights and airport transfers available on request.

Enquire us for all details!

 

 

Day 1
Sunday - Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: no

Welcome to Sicily! Upon arrival at Palermo airport (PMO) please proceed through Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then independent transfer (Private Airport Transfer package is available on request) to Palermo city. Accomodation. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2
Monday - Palermo walking street food tour and Monreale
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 10:30AM
Information:
 - meeting point in piazza Verdi, right in front of the stairs of Massimo Opera Theater (around 10 minutes walking distance from Palermo Hotel)
 - walking tour of Palermo for around 3-4 hours to explore the town
 - Transfer from Palermo to Monreale (and return transfer) by taxi: included

Breakfast at hotel. A walking tour into a lively open air market, a place with strong Arab influences, resembling a souk, with picturesque stands of fresh fish, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. During the tour you will have the opportunity to observe local people in their dailly activities and to savor foods that a real Sicilian people love to eat! Tasting of typical street food is included. The walking tour through the ancient center of Palermo is around 3-4 hours and you will visit several monuments including Piazza Pretoria and the Cathedral. At the end of the walking tour you will  reach Monreale by taxi for a short stop (about 45 minutes) to visit the Dome (Admission fee: not included), a wonderful example of the Arab-Norman art and architecture. Launched in 1174 by William II, the Dome represents scenes from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics. Later back to Palermo by taxi. The balance of the day is at leisure. (BB S)
Day 3
Tuesday - Erice and Segesta with lunch at Farmhouse-Olive oil producer
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8:30AM
Information: walking tour of Erice for around 2 hours up-and-down to explore the town

Breakfast at hotel. Early departure to tour western Sicily where we reach Erice uptown. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. At arrival, friendly walk along the city centre with stop at local pastry shop to taste some Sicilian local sweet. Later we proceed to have a light-lunch in a local farmhouse-Olive oil producer including tasting of mixed local product such as cheese, salumi, olives, local bread combined with their production of olive oil and wine. This afternoon  we continue onto Segesta (independent visit), one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people, to visit the unfinished Doric temple (Admission fee: not included), late 5th century BC, built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area. Later we return to Palermo. (BB L)
Day 4
Wednesday - Palermo > Agrigento and Piazza Armerina > Taormina
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8:15AM

Following breakfast, departure to the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. Here you will visit the finest of all ancient Greek sites—the complete Doric Temples (Admission fee: not included). We drive through the interior of Sicily to reach the amazing Roman Villa of Casale (Admission Fee: not included) in Piazza Armerina. The mosaics discovered here are celebrated among scholars of antiquity. Later we transfer to Taormina, the world famous resort town of Sicily. (BB)
Day 5
Thursday - Taormina at leisure
Our Staff Disposal: no

Breakfast at hotel. Today is at leisure to relax, shopping or explore Taormina on your own. Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you'll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you. As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views.
The balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy your stay at leisure in Taormina or inquiry us for an Optional Excursion! (BB)
Day 6
Friday - Taormina > Ragusa and Modica > Siracusa
Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 08:30 AM

Breakfast at hotel. Today departure for Ragusa. The city is situated in the Iblean mountains and, along with Ragusa, it is part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Sicily.  The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese & agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes, and grains. Upon arrival indipendent walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches.  Light lunch in a local trattoria. This afternoon a short drive takes us to Modica a small village famous for the chocolate. Modica's chocolate is one of the most famous products of the Ragusa area. It is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico. At arrival, independent visit. Later we continue to Syracuse. Accomodation. The balance of the day is at leisure. (BB L)
Day 7
Saturday - Half day Siracusa
Our Staff Disposal: half day from h 09:00AM
Information: walking tour of Ortygia island for around 2 hours to explore the town

Breakfast at Hotel. Today enjoy a tour of Syracuse, founded by colonists from Cornith in 735 B.C. and once the most important competitor to Athens. First visit will be through the Archaeological Park (Admission fee: not included) highlights the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Paradise Quarry. Then stroll through the streets of Ortygia Island, the heart of the city center. This afternoon is at leisure. (BB)
Day 8
Sunday - Siracusa > Catania airport
Our Staff Disposal: no

Breakfast at hotel. Time to say goodbye to Sicily.  Today independent transfer (Private Airport Transfer package is available on request) to Catania airport (CTA) on time for your departure flight. (BB)

Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast S Snack L Lunch or Light Lunch  D Dinner
Included
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver-Escort (as per program)
  • Hotel accommodation as per program
  • Licensed Local Guide as per program
  • Meal as per Description
  • Small group experience
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
  • Visit as per itinerary
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Intercontinental/Local Flights
  • Optional Excursions
Contact us for more information