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Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Sicily

Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Sicily

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Embark on an extraordinary journey through Sicily. This captivating island offers a wealth of UNESCO-protected sites, archaeological wonders, picturesque towns, historic cities, and diverse landscapes to explore. Indulge in Sicily’s distinct culinary delights, showcasing locally sourced fish and vegetables, with a culinary highlight at an authentic agriturismo.

  • See the frescoes in Piazza Armerina’s Roman villa
  • Take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples
  • Visit Mount Etna on a drive towards the summit
  • Explore Cefalu, Taormina and Syracuse
  • Tour the island’s capital city, Palermo
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 10nts in 4* accommodation
  • Selected Meals: Daily breakfast & dinner, and 2 lunches
  • 8 included experiences
  • Services of an expert tour manager throughout

Day 1: Arrival in Sicily
Fly to Catania. On arrival, travel to Agrigento and check into the hotel.

Day 2: Valley of the Temples
This morning, visit the ancient Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples. On a guided tour of the site, see Concordia, similar in design to the Parthenon and discover the finds houses in the museum. Afterwards, head back to Agrigento for some free time before returning to the hotel for the afternoon.

Day 3: Cefalu
Drive through the mountains to the coast, arriving in Cefalu. Take a short orientation walk before having the rest of the day to take in the sights or relax on the beach. Continue to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 4: Palermo
Take a scenic drive along the coast to arrive in the city of Palermo, the island’s capital. Spend the morning on a guided tour, visiting the Norman Palace. You’ll have some free time to explore before the day’s Signature Experience (See Signature Tours for more information)

Day 5: Free day in Cefalu
Spend a full day at leisure in Cefalu

Day 6: Villa Romana del Casale
Leave Cefalu this morning and drive to Piazza Armerina, home to the Villa Romama del Casale, one of the best-preserved Roman villas. See the remains of frescoes and mosaics on a tour before heading to a local agriturismo for lunch. Enjoy a home-cooked meal featuring local produce before continuing your journey to Taormina.

Day 7: Taormina
Head into Taormina for a day at leisure, perhaps exploring the gardens or visiting the famous ancient theatre. You’ll also enjoy another Signature Experience (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 8: Syracuse
Drive to Syracuse which you can explore at your own pace. Head to the old town, Ortygia, connecting to the mainland by three bridges. Visit Piazza Archimedes or the Cathedral and Basco Palace. Later on, you’ll have the option to join in on another Signature Experience (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 9: Free day
The whole day is free for you to spend either in or around the hotel in Giardini Naxos. Or you can travel back to Taormina to carry on exploring or to head to the beach.

Day 10: Mount Etna
This morning, take the drive to as near Mount Etna’s summit as possible. From the cable car station, you can enjoy great views over the surrounding area. If the conditions allow, you may get the chance to head higher up the volcano. After you visit to Mount Etna, you’ll head to a winery for your next Signature Experience (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 11: Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 4:
Visit a seafront Palazzo owned by a duchess. Learn about its history before enjoying a drink and canapes overlooking the terrace before returning to the hotel

Day 7:
Relax with an aperitivo and an array of delicacies, enjoying views over Taormina and the coastline

Day 8:
Take a boat ride around the island of Ortygia, seeing the limestone cliffs and caves up close. You’ll also have the chance to get up close to the historic architecture all from the comfort of the boat.

Day 10:
Head to a historic winery on the slopes of Mount Etna where you’ll learn how the soil here produces interesting organic wine before enjoying a lunch of local dishes

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229


Hotel Baia di Ulisse, Agrigento – 4*
Located a few miles from Agrigento, this stylish hotel has a restaurant bar and a fitness centre, as well as its own private beach

Alberi del Paradiso, Cefalu – 4*
Sitting on a small hill behind Cefalu, this hotel is the perfect place to relax. You’ll find a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, as well as swimming pool and spa area.

Hotel Sant Alphio Garden, Giardini Naxos – 4*
This hotel is in charming town of Giardini Naxos, near to Taormina and Mount Etna, and sits by the seafront. Here you’ll find a restaurant, bars, an outdoor pool, and a private beach. The rooms are modern, and all have a terrace or balcony.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 40 mins to 3 hrs
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time
CTA – Catania Fontanarossa Airport Agrigento 2 hours + 30 mins
Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Giardini Naxos/Taormina CTA – Catania Fontanarossa Airport 45 mins / 1 hour

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