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Palermo to Taormina Highlights 2017 – 2018

Sicily tour from Palermo to Taormina

Palermo  Segesta Erice Trapani Cefalu Taormina Mount Etna Taormina 

First class accommodation    days 4 nights     # 27

5% discount on bookings made before 30 Jan 2017

Departure from Palermo on Tuesdays ending in Taormina on Saturdays
Departure dates in 2017: Oct 3.10, 17, 2017
in 2018: Apr 17, May 8,15,22,29, June 5,12,26, July 10, 24, Aug 28, Sep 4, 11, 18,25, Oct 2, 9, 16 

Tour does not operate in low season on guaranteed basis.

Day 1. TUESDAY PALERMO
Independent arrival at the GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA. Accommodation. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in your hotel. Ask for airport transfer rates!

Day 2 WEDNESDAY PALERMO – SEGESTA – ERICE – TRAPANI – PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Segesta to admire the Temple and the Theatre surrounded by a suggestive landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill, and walk in its tiny and characteristic streets. Lunch on your own. Down to Trapani for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills still working. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.

Day 3.THURSDAY PALERMO – CEFALU – NEBRODI PARK – TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch with a typical Sicilian menu. Continue to Cesarò, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view – the north side – surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina, the most famouse town in Sicily with its fantastic vistas over the Strait of Messina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel VILLA DIODORO, located near historic center of Taormina.

Day 4. DAY/FRIDAY TAORMINA – MT ETNA (OPTIONAL) – TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, possibility of an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, you will reach a height of 1800 metres and you will enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Ionic Sea. Lunch on your own. Afternoon return to Taormina, the small medieval village called “the pearl of the Ionic Sea”;  Time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Roman – Greek theater on your own.  Dinner and overnight in Taormina.

Day 5 SATURDAY – TAORMINA
After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour

Tour prices:

In 2017
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM : Euro  800  (equivalent in dollars based on the exchange rate of the day of payment.
Supplement single room: Euro 155   Third person in triple room : Euro 780

In 2018
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM : Euro  820  (equivalent in dollars based on the exchange rate of the day of payment).
Supplement single room: Euro 160   Third person in triple room : Euro 790

THE RATE INCLUDES: 

– Coach with air condition for the entire trip
– 4 dinners, 1 lunch, 4 breakfasts
– Tasting of local products in Ragusa
– Mineral water with meals
– English speaking tour escort and local guides
– Porterage at the hotels

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Possible new city taxes, transfers at arrival and departure, tips of personal nature, optional excursions, entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites, everything that is not mentioned under “the rate includes”.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION “MT. ETNA”  € 45,00 per person
The optional excursion “Mt Etna” can be pre-booked in advance up to 4 days before the excursion but has to be paid locally to tour guide

Hotels Used on the tour:

Palermo: GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA****

Taormina: VILLA DIODORO****

Extra nights if needed on request

Il Principe in Catania: euro 68 per person per night with breakfast in dbl/twin room, euro 114 in Single room