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Sicily Short Vacation Catania to Palermo 2017 – 2018

Short Tour from Catania to Palermo  Agrigento-temple

Catania  Syracuse Ragusa Agrigento- Piazza Armenia  Monreale, Palermo

Apr-October  5days / 4nights  # 26  Tour does not operate between November and March

SICILIAN PANORAMA MINI TOUR FROM CATANIA 5 days/4 nights

Departure dates in 2017: Oct 7, 14, in 2018: Apr 14, May 5,12,19,26, June 2,9,23, Juky 7,21, Aug 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22,29, Oct 6, 13, 2018

Day 1. SATURDAY CATANIA
Arrive on your own in Catania. Meet your guide at the Hotel Il Principe. Accommodation. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight at your Hotel. Ask for airport transfer prices!Sicilian-restaurants

Day 2. SUNDAY CATANIA – SIRACUSA – RAGUSA with Sicilian typical products tasting and aperitif
This morning after a buffet breakfast, we depart to Syracuse to visit the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear”. Continue to the center of the city, the island of Ortigia, the small baroque centre of Siracusa where we will visit of the Cathedral and Arethuse fountain. Time for lunch on your own. After lunch departure for Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its Baroque stunning palaces and churches, a designated Wordl Heritage site. Enjoy a tasting of typical Sicilian products at the main square by the Dome.. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Poggio del Sole.

Day 3. MONDAY RAGUSA – CALTAGIRONE – PIAZZA ARMERINA – AGRIGENTO
Today we travel to Caltagirone, an other World Heritage town famous for the production of ceramics and pottery. Visit of a ceramics factory, then continue to Piazza Armerina with it world renowned Villa Romana del Casale with well preserved mosaics where you will get an insight on how wealthy Romans lived.  It is still unknown who was the original owner of this formerly magnificent villa. Lunch in a local restaurant with local specialties. After lunch we continue to Agrigento and visit the famous Valley of the Greek Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus and Castor & Pollux.  This collection of Greek temples are considered among some of the best preserved Ancient Greek temples in the world. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace.

Day 4. TUESDAY AGRIGENTO – PALERMO – MONREALE
This morning we depart to Palermo.  Check into your hotel, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Time at leisure and lunch at your own. In the afternoon travel to Monreale famous for its golden mosaics unparalelled outside of Sicily and former Byzantium. Admire the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture, and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Drive back to Palermo and visit the old historical cener, one of the largest of Europe, including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, the Royal Palace. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.

Day 5. WEDNESDAY PALERMO
After buffet breakfast, end of your Sicily short vacation. Check out other tours in Italy

Prices per person in Euro 2017: ($ rate varies depending the exchange)
Euro 680 per person based on double accommodation, Single supplement: Euro  145,  3rd passenger in triple room: Euro 650

Prices per person in Euro 2018: ($ rate varies depending the exchange)
Euro 700 per person based on double accommodation, Single supplement: Euro  150,  3rd passenger in triple room: Euro 670

Tour Includes:
* 4 nights hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels
* Transportation in deluxe motorcoach or minivan
* 4 dinners, 1 lunch and 4 breakfast, Welcome cocktail
* Mineral water with meals
* Services of English speaking escort and local guides
* Porterage at the hotels
* Typical product tasting in Ragusa
* Taxes

Not included:
* Entrance fees (payable locally aprox. 60 Euro)
* Transfers from airport to hotel and back
* Beverages

Hotels used :
CATANIA AREA:
IL PRINCIPE (4 stars) or similar

RAGUSA:
HOTEL POGGIO DEL SOLE RESORT (4 stars) or similar

AGRIGENTO:
HOTEL DIOSCURI BAY PALACE (4 stars) or similar

PALERMO:
GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA or similar
(4STARS)

Shared transfers from Apt Palermo to Hotel or vice-versa   2017 and 2018  (only valid in connection with the escorted program ) Euro 30 per person based on min 2 passengers (supplement for 1 passenger: Euro 20)

Private car transfer
Euro 65 per car
Supplement for transfer services performed from 10 pm to 8 am:: 20%

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

Private Transfer in Catania from Airport to Hotel in Catania or v.v.
Euro 41 per car (maximum 2 people) or euro 65 per minibus up to 7 people

OPTIONAL EXCURSION “MT. ETNA” NET
PRICE : € 45,00 pe person has to be pre-booked up to 4 days before the excursion