“THE GORGEOUS ISLAND OF SICILY CONTINUES TO SEDUCE TRAVELLERS WITH ITS DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF LANDSCAPES AND CULTURAL TREASURES.” --Lonely Planet. Join us next Fall as we explore Sicily --from the storied streets of Palermo to the most famous of all Italian resort towns –Taormina. Explore Palermo’s Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel’s splendid mosaics. Continue to Monreale and it magnificent Duomo. We'll visit the picture-perfect town of Erice, travel the famous Salt Road and see the famous Greek Temple in Segesta. Explore the Valley of the Temples archaeological site in Agrigento --the most important testimony of ancient, classical culture in Sicily. Experience the open-air market in Catania for a sample of delicious street food. An ancient town perched high above blue seas and decorated with blazing red bougainvillea framing white-washed buildings, Taormina is Sicily's jewel. During our stay we'll enjoy a guided walking tour, lunch and wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Etna and a visit to the small town of Savoca – of The Godfather fame.
Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA Airways flights from Boston to Palermo and Catania to Boston, via Rome. (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements)
Seven nights’ three- and four-star accommodations
Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners with wine
Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
Services of professional local Tour Manager
Full-day excursion to Palermo and Monreale. Excursion to Erice, the Salt Road, admission to the Salt Museum, Segesta and the Greek Temple and lunch at Trattoria del Sale. Agrigento: walking tour of Valley of the Temples. Taormina guided walking tour including the Greek-Roman Theatre. Excursion to Catania with visit to open air market, lunch with wine at the Estate of Barone di Villagrande on slopes of Mt. Etna.
DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
DAYS 2-4 Hotel Garibaldi, Palermo
DAY 5 Colleverde Park Hotel, Agrigento
DAYS 6-8 Hotel Continental, Taormina
DAY 9 Return flight to Boston
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Prices are per person based on double occupancy. SINGLE FRIENDLY PRICING Single supplement is $355. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $255. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.
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