Sicilian Escape (KIJ)

7 Day Tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera

2023 Tour Details

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.

Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALYWelcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

PALERMOPALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and visit the Norman Cathedral.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

PALERMO–AGRIGENTOAGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 87 mi / 140 km

Day 4

AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
Breakfast Breakfast 162 mi / 260 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to Ortigia. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

Day 5

SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERASYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
CATANIA LF Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera.
Breakfast Breakfast 75 mi / 120 km

Day 6

TAORMINA RIVIERA TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

TAORMINA RIVIERA Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.)
Breakfast Breakfast

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. "

Tour Director -  SALVATORE RUSSO

LINO NEFANDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show."

Tour Director -  LINO NEFANDO

SILVIO CACACE

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"Travelling that leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. This is what happened to me travelling around my home country of Italy, a place renowned for its remarkable architecture, fine artworks, delectable food and wines, and superb hospitality. Showing people my country, enthralling them with captivating stories, sharing with them my passion and enthusiasm, and making them happy has become my main goal in life. Join me on a Globus tour so you can see for yourself how life is beautiful in Italy."

Tour Director -  SILVIO CACACE

 Accommodations

PALERMO

MERCURE PALERMO CENTRO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

AGRIGENTO

KORE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
  Free Wifi

SYRACUSE

MERCURE SIRACUSA PROMETEO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

TAORMINA RIVIERA

HELLENIA YACHTING HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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