5 Day Tour: Palermo, Monreale, Marsala, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa

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Enjoy the warmth of Sicily on this 5-day tour from Palermo to Catania. Explore Monreale and Palermo, ride on the salt road of Marsala and check out the UNESCO-listed sites of Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Piazza Armerina and Selinunte. Enjoy tastings of local wines and cheese, learn the history and the culture as you cross through the island accompanied by a passionate tour guide
1st Day TUESDAY - PALERMOArrive independently to the hotel assigned in the charming city of Palermo (Airport transfer included with option: Privilege). In the evening you will meet our tour-leader and enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel. Hotel FEDERICI II 4* or similar. Meals: D 2nd Day WEDNESDAY - MONREALE - PALERMO - MARSALAAfter breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Later we will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. Palermo stands on a bay at the foot of Mt Pellegrino, a headland described by Goethe as the loveliest he had ever seen. Along the visiting day we will have a stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue to Marsala in whose port Garibaldi landed in 1860. Visit of a prestigious wine cellar and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Hotel BAGLIO BASILE 4* or similar Meals: BD3rd Day THURSDAY - MARSALA SALT ROAD - SELINUNTE - AGRIGENTOThis morning the tour will continue along the charming and well-known Salt Road: the west coast of Sicily with many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. Departure to Selinunte to visit the largest Archaeological Park in whole Mediterranean and World Heritage Site. Surrounded by a splendid landscape near the African Sea, we will walk among the rests of the ancient Greek city. Free time for lunch. Transfer to Agrigento and visit of the Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site, where the rests of the ancient Akragas rise. It was defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.Hotel DIOSCURI BAY PALACE 4* or similar. Meals: BD4th Day FRIDAY - PIAZZA ARMERINA - RAGUSAToday we will reach Piazza Armerina where we will admire the splendid polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale, World Heritage Site. The complex includes some of the most extensive and most beautiful Roman mosaics known. This majestic villa hosts prestigious mosaics representing mythological and historical episodes and scenes of hunting and entertainments! After free time for lunch, departure to Ragusa Ibla and visit of its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque. This little precious ancient city hosts more than 50 churches and many baroque architectural treasures. We’ll conclude the visiting day with a tasting of local products. Proceed to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.Hotel PRINCIPE 4* or similar.Meals: BD5th Day SATURDAY - CATANIABreakfast in hotel and end of our services (Catania Airport transfer included with option: Privilege).Meals: B

What’s included

  • - Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide* (English, Italian or Spanish) for the whole tour (from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 4th day), local guides or audio-guides where necessary- Gran Comfort bus (from the 2nd day to the 4th)- Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centre- Half board basis in hotels or local restaurants (dinner - 3 main courses fixe menu, beverages not included) to have a taste of Sicilian and Italian cuisine- Visit of the main suggestive Unesco World Heritage Sites: Monreale, Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa- Tasting of Sicilian typical products: Palermo (day 2) tasting of local street food; Marsala (day 2): visit of a wine cellar and wine tasting; Ragusa (day 4): tasting of local cheese.Privilege All Included Package options include also:-Transfers in/out- City taxes- Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 pp- Monreale Cloister € 6,00 pp- Palermo Cappella Palatina € 8,50 pp- Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 pp- Palermo Cathedral € 3,00 pp- Selinunte Archeological Parc € 6,00 pp- Agrigento Valle dei Templi € 10,00 pp- Piazza Armerina Villa Romana € 10,00 pp

What’s not included

  • - Transfers in/out - Entrance fees at monuments/museums - City taxes (where compulsory) - Tips and extras in general - Anything not specified under “The rate includes” - Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 pp - Monreale Cloister € 6,00 pp - Palermo Cappella Palatina € 8,50 pp - Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 pp - Palermo Cathedral € 3,00 pp - Selinunte Archeological Parc € 6,00 pp - Agrigento Valle dei Templi € 10,00 pp - Piazza Armerina Villa Romana € 10,00 pp