“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 enjoy a funicular ride up to the picture-perfect town of Erice 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 a city tour and lunch at a local agriturismo in Catania. 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, a visit to Mt. Etna and dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
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
Welcome beverage at the hotel
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, lunch, visit Segesta and the Greek Temple. Agrigento: walking tour of Valley of the Temples. Taormina guided walking tour including the Greek-Roman Theatre. Visit to Catania with local agriturismo lunch. Excursion to Mt. Etna.
DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
DAYS 2-4 Hotel Vecchio Borgo, Palermo
DAY 5 Hotel della Valle, 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 supplement is $365. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.
Please note that this tour includes guided walking tours where you can expect to encounter hills, uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, unpaved roads and stairs. Participants should be able to walk for extended periods, typically around 2-3 hours a day and stand for long periods during the guided tours.
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