7-Day Highlights Private Tour of Sicily

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Catania or Palermo to null

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Destinations included in this tour: Catania, Etna, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù. Arrival Catania - Departure Palermo. The tour includes the following must-see spots : Palatina Chapel (Palermo) – Valley of Temples by night (Agrigento) – Sicilian cookies tasting (Erice), Granita or Cannolo (Noto) – Historical center and Seaview (Cefalù) – Greek ruins with seaview (Selinunte), 3 Dinners with Sicilian specialty
Day 1: Arrival (Catania airport) Be welcomed (possibility to visit Catania center, if time permitted) and transfer to a very nice country hotel or wine resort in the Etna area. Includes overnight accommodation and wine tasting with food. Day 2: Etna and Taormina We arrive at 1.800 meters at Rifugio Sapienza, in the amazing landscape of Mount Etna. Then visit Taormina with a beautiful walk for shopping. Transfer to a farmhouse, immersed in the Sicilian countryside, close to Noto. Includes overnight accommodation and dinner. Day 3: Syracuse and Noto Siracusa: archeological park with Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron II, the Ear of Dionysius, the Latomia del Paradiso. Ortigia, cathedral, Piazza Duomo, Aretusa fountain. Noto: visit of the spectacular historical center. Dinner at the farmhouse Day 4: Piazza Armerina and Agrigento After breakfast, depart to Piazza Armerina, in the center of Sicily there is a Roman Villa - beautifully conserved, the Villa “Del Casale” dating back to the IV century. Famous for its mosaics, it shows us how the Romans used to live - precisely weaving policrome arranged in a skillful way to form mosaic. Agrigento is located in south west Sicily. In order to arrive there, you will cross the heart of the island. There are many breathtaking sites you will be able to admire and visit – some temples to look out for at the Valley of Temples (Giunone, Concordia, Ercole) and of course the archaeological zone (Zeus, Dioscuri). Overnight in Agrigento. Panoramic tour "Temples by night". Day 5: Selinunte, Salt way road, Erice Breakfast. Selinunte, the biggest archaeological park in Europe, we will visit the Acropolis and temples E-F-G. Stop for a picture along the salt way road from Marsala to Trapani. Then visit of historical center of Erice, beautiful medieval city of Sicily where we try the famous cookies made by Maria. Overnight in Palermo. Day 6: Palermo - Monreale Visit of Palermo: Cathedral, Palatina chapel, Pretoria square, Martorana church etc. and Monreale, very interesting and spectacular the Duomo (Norman architecture), beautiful the cloister next to duomo. Overnight. Day 7: Cefalù - Transfer Palermo airport Breakfast. Visit of Cefalù with a beautiful Duomo and a view in front of sea.Transfer to Palermo airport.

What’s included

  • Overnight in Country hotel or wine resort in the Etna area with a wine tasting and food
  • Overnights in Farmhouse with dinner (with water and wine) in Noto or hotel in Noto center with breakfast
  • Overnight in 4-star hotel with breakfast in Agrigento
  • Overnights in 4-star hotel or B&B superior apartment with breakfast in Palermo
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions with visits
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by Mercedes vehicles
  • Tasting
  • Overnights of driver/guide

What’s not included

  • City Taxes or Tourist Tax, payable directly at hotel, during the check out (only in some cities)
  • Lunches
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Breakfast included

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival (Catania airport) Be welcomed (possibility to visit Catania center, if time permitted) and transfer to a very nice country hotel or wine resort in the Etna area. Includes overnight accommodation and wine tasting with food.
Day 2: Etna and Taormina We arrive at 1.800 meters at Rifugio Sapienza, in the amazing landscape of Mount Etna. Then visit Taormina with a beautiful walk for shopping. Transfer to a farmhouse, immersed in the Sicilian countryside, close to Noto. Includes overnight accommodation and dinner.
Day 3: Syracuse and Noto Siracusa: archeological park with Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron II, the Ear of Dionysius, the Latomia del Paradiso. Ortigia, cathedral, Piazza Duomo, Aretusa fountain. Noto: visit of the spectacular historical center. Dinner at the farmhouse
Day 4: Piazza Armerina and Agrigento After breakfast, depart to Piazza Armerina, in the center of Sicily there is a Roman Villa - beautifully conserved, the Villa “Del Casale” dating back to the IV century. Famous for its mosaics, it shows us how the Romans used to live - precisely weaving policrome arranged in a skillful way to form mosaic. Agrigento is located in south west Sicily. In order to arrive there, you will cross the heart of the island. There are many breathtaking sites you will be able to admire and visit – some temples to look out for at the Valley of Temples (Giunone, Concordia, Ercole) and of course the archaeological zone (Zeus, Dioscuri). Overnight in Agrigento. Panoramic tour "Temples by night".
Day 5: Selinunte, Salt way road, Erice Breakfast. Selinunte, the biggest archaeological park in Europe, we will visit the Acropolis and temples E-F-G. Stop for a picture along the salt way road from Marsala to Trapani. Then visit of historical center of Erice, beautiful medieval city of Sicily where we try the famous cookies made by Maria. Overnight in Palermo.
Day 6: Palermo - Monreale Visit of Palermo: Cathedral, Palatina chapel, Pretoria square, Martorana church etc. and Monreale, very interesting and spectacular the Duomo (Norman architecture), beautiful the cloister next to duomo. Overnight.
Day 7: Cefalù - Transfer Palermo airport Breakfast. Visit of Cefalù with a beautiful Duomo and a view in front of sea.Transfer to Palermo airport.
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