North of Sicily Tour from Catania - 8 days

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North of Sicily Tour from Catania - 8 days
1st day: Arrival in Catania by your own car, accommodation in your hotel, encounter with the guide, dinner, evening walk in the city centre, and overnight stay2nd day: Etna, Catania and Riviera dei Ciclopi: pick up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza where you can choose one of the following options: trekking up to 2000 m; Etna high altitude option; Etna quad tour. The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches. Then in Zafferana, where you taste typical products. The day will continue with the visit of Catania's city center, Riviera dei Ciclopi and then Acicastello. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.3rd day: Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Castelmola: After Breakfast you will go to Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily. A stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian” for its natural beauty. In Castelmola you will walk along the characteristics streets of the town. The last part of the excursion will be dedicated to visiting the picturesque town of Taormina. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.4th day: Siracusa, Ortigia and Noto: The tour will begin with the visit to the Archaeological park of Neapolis. You will then continue by visiting the Ortigia Island, the heart of Syracuse. After lunch (not included in the price), you will head for Noto, a unique town for its Sicilian Baroque style. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.5th day: Cefalù and Palermo: depart from the hotel towards Cefalù. You will visit the picturesque fishing town, free time for lunch. After you will move to Palermo and have a free afternoon to dedicate to shopping and relax. You will have dinner in your hotel in Palermo.6th day: Palermo and Monreale: you will dedicate the day to discover Palermo with a guide. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will go to Monreale for the guided tour of the Cathedral. You will return to your hotel in Palermo, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.7th day: Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone: you will depart by bus to Piazza Armerina and visit the beautiful Villa Romana del Casale. In the afternoon you will visit Caltagirone, the Sicilian pottery capital. You will also visit the famous staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, completely covered in Caltagirone majolica. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night.8th day: After breakfast at your hotel the tour will end.

What’s included

  • All bus transfers / Hotel accommodation in double or triple rooms with private facilities / Half board treatment / Chaperone treatment for the whole trip / Authorized Guide in Syracuse, Taormina and Palermo / Tasting of typical products / Entrance to the Archaeological Park of Syracuse / Entrance to the ancient theatre of Taormina / Entrance to the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina.

What’s not included

  • Drinks at meals / Personal expenses / Lunches / Entrances to the archaeological sites and museums not mentioned in “the cost includes”  / City tax where required / Medical-Baggage insurance € 10.00 per person / Etna high altitude option (only cable car: € 30 per pax, cable car + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide: € 64 per pax) / Etna quad tour option: € 100 per quad (1-2 pax) / Anything not specifically mentioned in “the cost includes”.
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