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Mountains and hills over the sea, archaeological sites, an active volcano, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, blue skies, and breathtaking views…this is Sicily. Starting from Rome, you will travel through the south of Italy to reach Villa San Giovanni where you will cross the sapphire-blue waters by ferry to reach Messina. On this affordable Sicily tour, visit some fantastic historic sights. At Casale, visit the Roman Villa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally an extravagant residence of a powerful Roman family in the 4th century AD, its mosaics on the floors and walls are well-preserved today. Agrigento, founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, is a treasure trove of fascinating ruins. Visit its Valley of the Temples, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see vestiges from the classical Greek period. Visit the Doric Temple of Concord, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization – and the Temple of Juno Lacinia, which was severely damaged by fire near the end of the 5th century BC. Also visit Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Sicily that was at the apex of its power before 409 BC. Here, see the remains of the Acropolis, with its temples and fortifications. Visit the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. Enjoy a guided tour in Trapani, set on a harbor that was once a powerful trading network; explore Erice, a medieval hilltop town with cobbled streets, fortifications, and ancient churches; and visit Marsala, known throughout the world for its wine. In Palermo, your sightseeing tour includes Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), built in the 1100s, with byzantine mosaics depicting famous scenes from The Bible. This tour through Sicily is designed for the value-minded traveler as the best way to explore the beautiful features of this magnificent, yet charming island!
9 days from RM5,469/pax
Day to day
sorrento area, italy
SORRENTO AREA - VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - FERRY CROSSING - TAORMINA AREA
Today, travel through the rustic mountainous scenery of Italy’s southernmost region, , before boarding the FERRY for a 45-minute crossing to . Continue to the area.
TAORMINA AREA. EXCURSION TO MOUNT ETNA
TAORMINA AREA - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO
AGRIGENTO - SELINUNTE - MARSALA
MARSALA - TRAPINI - ERICE - PALERMO
PALERMO (EMBARKATION) - OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO NAPLES
EMBARKATION) - ROME
- INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
- INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- SIGHTSEEING Visits to Rome, Sorrento, Taormina, Piazza Armerina Roman Villa, Selinunte Acropolis, Erice, Marsala.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Mount Etna.
- GUIDES Local Guides for city sightseeing in Trapani, Palermo professional Tour Director while touring.
- TRANSPORTATION Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry Villa San Giovanni-Messina; overnight ferry Palermo-Naples in 2-berth cabins; cable car to Erice
- HOTELS Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
- MYACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
- MEALS Buffet breakfasts daily except day 8; 4 dinners
Palermo: Day 7 - Wednesday 23 March 2016
One of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean - Palermo - can be seen in a different light with an orientation tour taking in the most important sights as the lights come on. Then cross the lovely "Parco della Favorita" which was part of an estate acquired by Ferdinand of Bourbon who came here when he was driven out of Naples. The land has been laid out according to his rather Victorian taste. Proceed on the motorway towards Sferracavallo - a small seaside village in the suburbs of Palermo. Its origin goes back to the 15th century when a group of fishermen settled in the area to try to make a better living. It has become one of Palermo's best reputed seaside resorts with the economy based on fishing and tourism. The restaurant where we take you for dinner overlooks the sea and the owners wish is show clients Palermo as they see it with its passion, color and sounds. The menu offers a taste of delicious locally caught fish with free flowing red or white wine and mineral water. At the end of the evening a relaxed drive back to Palermo and the overnight hotel.
What to expect
- Request your holiday
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Based on the information given to us, we will try to come back to you within 24 hours with a quote. We may need to ask more information from you, such as if you require accommodation before and after the tour, or if you have booked flights already.
To confirm the booking, we will need a copy of your passports and RM1,000 deposit per person. Full payment around 8 weeks before departure.
We will provide everything you need to enjoy your holiday.
Frequently asked questions
- When are you open?
You can call us on Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
- Do you offer insurance?
We offer comprehensive insurance coverage with all our tours. However you can opt for your own coverage if you wish.
- Why can't I organise this trip myself?
You can. However what we can offer is the reassurance of our professional service so you don't have to worry if anything goes wrong. For example, if a flight is delayed, it is up to us to rearrange the flight.
We handle all your problems, leaving you time to enjoy your holiday.