Catania Syracuse Ragusa Agrigento- Piazza Armenia Monreale, Palermo
Apr-Oct 2017 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: Apr 15, May 6, 13,20,27, June 3,10,24, July 8,22, Aug 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 2017
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 deparute 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 products and an aperitif in a nice bar in 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 renowed 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 famouse Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus and Castor & Pollux. This collection of Greek temples are considered 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 famouse for its golden mosaics. 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 centre, 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
* 4 nights hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels
* Transportation in deluxe motorcoach or minivan
* 4 dinners, 1 lunch and 4 breakfast, Welcome cocktail
* Services of English speaking escort and local guides
* Porterage at the hotel
* Typcial product tasting in Ragusa
* Entrance fees (payable locally aprox. 60 Euro)
* Transfers from airport to hotel and back
Hotels used :
IL PRINCIPE (4 stars) or similar
HOTEL POGGIO DEL SOLE RESORT (4 stars) or similar
HOTEL DIOSCURI BAY PALACE (4 stars) or similar
GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA or similar
Private Transfer in Catania from Airport to Hotel in Catania or v.v.
Euro 38 per car (max 2 pax)
Private transfer Catania Airport to Hotel in Taormina or v.v.
Euro 88 per car (max 2 pax)
OPTIONAL EXCURSION “MT. ETNA” NET
PRICE : € 45,00 pe person has to be perbooked up to 4 days befoer the excursion