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Palermo to Taormina Highlights – Tour IT727

Sicily tour from Palermo to Taormina

4 nights / 5-days – Fully escorted tour

2019 Departures on Wednesday:
Apr 17, May 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12, 26 Jul 10, 24, Aug 28, Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16

Visit: Palermo, Segesta, Erice, Trapani Area, Cefalu, Nebrodi Park, Taormina, Mt Etna (optional)

This fully escorted English-speaking tour, departs from Palermo to Taormina. On this tour you will see Segesta and admire the Doric Temple. You will also visit UNESCO listed Cefalu with its medieval wash house. You will stay in charming hotels in Palermo ad Taormina located right in the historical center. Your tour includes all evening meals. An optional excursion to Mt Etna is available on this tour.   

Day 1 Wednesday – PALERMO
Independent arrival at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 2 Thursday – PALERMO – SEGESTA – ERICE – SALT ROUTE TRAPANI AREA – PALERMO
After a buffet breakfast, we depart to Segesta to admire the magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C. We will also see one of the best-preserved Greek theatres, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice situated on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny winding streets. Lunch on your own. Down to Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.

Day 3 Friday – PALERMO – CEFALÙ – NEBRODI PARK – TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, we 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 into the rock. Drive through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch. Afterwards we continue to Cesarò, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from the north side where we’ll be surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel Villa Diodoro, located near the historic center of Taormina.

Day 4 Saturday – TAORMINA – MT ETNA (Optional) TAORMINA
After a buffet breakfast, you have a morning at leisure or for those who are interested, an opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1800 meters to visit the Sylvester Craters where you will enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, in this charming city called “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own. Return to your hotel: dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Sunday
After buffet breakfast, end of tour.

Includes:

  • Accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 4 breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Mineral water (1/2 per person) included at all meals
  • Transportation by Bus GT max comfort or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 8 people
  • English speaking tour escort  
  • Guided visits according to the program
  • Porterage at hotels

 Excludes:

  • Airport transfers at the start and the end of the tour. Transfers can be arranged with us on request.   
  • City Tax: Charged per person per night and is collected directly by the hotels
  • Drinks not indicated as included above. (Coffee and wine at meals in the hotels)
  • Entrance fees at monuments.

 Hotels:

  • Palermo: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa 4*
  • Taormina: Villa Diodoro 4*

 Price Per Person in Euro:

US$ price will vary with the exchange rate. Includes entrance fees.

 Additional Services:

  • Airport transfers are available on request
  • Additional night’s accommodation in Palermo or Taormina are available on request.
  • There will be a chance to visit Mt Etna on this tour as an optional extra. This can be booked with your tour guide at the start of your tour.