Sicily in Depth - Classic Group

Catania
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See every slice of Sicily during this 8-day guided tour. Take off to Paradise Quarry in Syracuse with a Local Expert, who will show you its Ear of Dionysius, an ear-shaped limestone grotto: call out to your fellow travellers here, and your voice may echo as many as 16 times. Visit the Palermo Cathedral, a blend of architecture styles that combine for a stunning sight. Travel to the quaint fishing town of Cefalú and stroll to the Porta Marina for a picture-perfect view of the harbour. In Taormina, perched above the Ionian Sea, join a Local Expert at the city’s cliffside Greek theatre, from which you can see Mount Etna, the island’s active stratovolcano.

Availability

From 21/04/2024 to 05/10/2024

Departure dates & prices

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What's included

Highlights.
6 Breakfast (B)3 Dinner with Wine (DW)Palermo: Visit the spectacular 12th Century Palatine Chapel.
Its sombre exterior gives away few clues to the riches inside.
Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th century mosaics, the best of their kind in the world.
Palermo: Learn about the civil anti-mafia movement and discover the lesser known history of Palermo.
Palermo: Sample a variety of cuisine on your Dine-Around evening.
Palermo: Learn about the civil anti-mafia movement and discover the lesser known history of Palermo.
Taormina: Should you awake early, you may see why this is known as 'The Dawn Coast of Europe.
'Taormina: Visit the ancient Greek Ampitheatre with your Local Expert.
Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats and enjoy the view through the crumbling arches to Mount Etna.
Taormina: During your orientation with your Travel Director, visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja, seat of the first Sicilian parliament, and stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.
Cefalu: Your Travel Director will show you the cathedral, built to fulfil a vow.
Walk to the medieval stone fountain in the old fishermen's quarter, find the Gothic arch of the Porta Marina and see the harbour.
Palermo: Visit the spectacular 12th Century Palatine Chapel.
Its sombre exterior gives away few clues to the riches inside.
Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th century mosaics, the best of their kind in the world.
Agrigento: A Local Expert will lead you through the magnificent remains of the Greek colony in the Valley in the Temples.
See the massive Temple of Concord and clifftop Temple of Juno.
Syracuse: Walk through the gardens of Paradise Quarry, listen to the acoustics in the mysterious Ear of Dionysius and visit the Greek theatre.
Catania: During an exploration with your Travel Director see the Duomo, Piazza and the noble buildings of Palazzo Senatorio.
: "A type of food I really love introducing my guests to is the street food because it tells a lot about the habits of the locals, it can be a slice of pizza folded up or a sfogliatella in Naples, an arancini, a gelato in Sicily, or a cannolo.
": "One fun fact people don't usually know before they come to Italy is that the Italian alphabet only has 22 letters.
": "One thing I really love about showing guests about Italy is how art and beauty can be found around every corner of some of Italy's cities, which are real open air museums.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Welcome to Sicily. Relax in your hotel or take a stroll along the beach before meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions this evening. Your Sicily and Malta adventure begins with two glorious nights on the Taormina Riviera.
  • Day 2 Your hotel faces east, so early risers may learn why D.H. Lawrence christened this 'The Dawn Coast of Europe.' After breakfast, perhaps take an Optional Experience through the vineyards to Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. Travel to the old town of Taormina, which clings to the side of Mount Tauro, overlooking the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. With your Local Expert, visit the Greek theatre set on a cliff and open to the sky. Take a moment to sit in this ancient theatre and admire the view through the crumbling arches to Mount Etna. Stroll through the old town and admire Taormina's grandest building and along the elegant Corso Umberto
  • Day 3 Travel to the quaint fishing town of Cefalu. The town's imposing cathedral was erected to fulfill a vow made by the Norman King Roger II. Stroll down to the medieval stone fountain and seek out the Gothic arch of the Porta Marina for a picture-perfect view of the little harbour. Later, travel onwards to Palermo.
  • Day 4 Explore Palermo with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the spectacular 12th-century Palatine Chapel with a Local Expert. Alternatively, join the Anti-Mafia tour of Palermo, part of a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience, and find out how locals are working together in modern day Palermo. In your free time this afternoon, you could visit Palermo Cathedral which has been altered many times over the years and observe its unique blend of architectural styles. For your dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Day 5 Journey to Agrigento. Explore the Valley of the Temples with a Local Expert and see the massive Temple of Concordia and the clifftop Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. Your travels continue to the hilltop town of Ragusa.
  • Day 6 Sightseeing with your Local Expert takes you to Syracuse's Paradise Quarry with its unusual Ear of Dionysius, an ear-shaped grotto with an unusual echo. See the superb Greek theatre, carved out of solid rock, one of the largest of the ancient world. There is time to explore the atmospheric Old City, a maze of narrow streets lined with palaces, sprawling over the island of Ortygia. It was here that the famous geometrician Archimedes ran naked through the streets, crying 'Eureka!' Continue to Catania to celebrate your time in Sicily over Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Day 7 Appreciate views of Mount Etna on your way. Departure transfers arrive at Catania Airport at 06:30 and 08:30.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 02 March 2024 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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