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The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily, is as culturally rich as it is beautiful. It is home to superb Norman architecture, vibrant Roman floor mosaics, Arab-inspired gardens, and probably the fi nest Greek temples to be found anywhere in the world. Alongside this, the island has some magnifi cent natural scenery, from volcanic Mount Etna to quiet beaches in the south. This tour takes you to the best that the island has to offer.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Catania with British Airways. Transfer to Syracuse and stay at Grande Albergo Alfeo (or similar) for 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome drink.
Tour of Syracuse including visits to the Greek theatre, considered one of the most important examples of its kind, the Ear of Dionysius, and the island of Ortygia. Continue to the town of Noto, a UNESCO world heritage city due to its magnificent baroque architecture.
Morning drive to Catania to view the cathedral and Piazza Stesicoro. Continue to Cefalù to visit the Norman cathedral with its exquisite mosaics. Continue to Palermo and stay at the Hotel Politeama (or similar) for 2 nights.
This morning, drive to Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral. Return to Palermo for a city tour, including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel and the historic old town. Enjoy a street-food experience, learning about Palermitan cuisine.
Morning visit to the medieval town of Erice, overlooking the city of Tripani. Continue to the Temple of Selinunte. Stop at Grammatico, a world famous pastry shop for some marzipan and biscuit tasting. Drive to Agrigento and stay overnight at the Colleverde Park Hotel (or similar)
Morning visit to the Valley of the Temples, one of the world’s most impressive ancient Greek sites. Afternoon drive to the elegant resort town of Taormina via Piazza Armerina to view the Roman mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale. Stay 2 nights at the Villa Diodoro (or similar).
Visit the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, for panoramic views. Stop at a local vineyard for wine tasting. Afternoon guided tour of Taormina.
Transfer to Catania airport and fly to London with British Airways.
The 4-star Grande Albergo Alfeo is located near Ortygia in the centre of Syracuse. The 39 rooms offer air conditioning, double glazed windows, satellite television, electronic safe, minibar, telephone and free wireless internet access.
Close to the historical centre of Taormina, the Hotel Villa Diodoro is a century-old property that retains its historical elegance and exclusivity. The pool area looks out over Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos and during the summer months the hotel’s restaurant opens out onto a poolside terrace offering alfresco dining with a view.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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