Day 1 – CATANIA
Arrival at Catania airport, meeting with the guide and transfer to the center. Free time for lunch. Guided tour of the city and its historic center. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation in the reserved rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – CATANIA – SIRACUSA – NOTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Siracusa. Visit the lively historic center, with the spectacular island of Ortigia and historical wonders such as the Temple of Minerva, the Fountain of Arethusa, the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Latomie and the Ear of Dionysius, an artificial cave dug into limestone. Lunch and departure for Noto, a splendid baroque town, visit of the famous Unesco Heritage Cathedral. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – CATANIA – MESSINA – CEFALÚ – PALERMO
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Messina. Panoramic visit of the city, we can see Piazza Cairoli, the Court, the University and the Church of the Christ the King, which dominates the port and the strait. We will make a photo stop before continuing towards the Church of San Francesco, the Palazzo del Governo, the Fountain of Neptune and the main street, Viale della Libertà. Visit of the Duomo. After lunch, departure for Cefalú, meeting with the guide and visit of the medieval city, still today a fishing village. Walk along the main street Corso Ruggero on the Piazza del Duomo. Going down towards Via Vittorio Emanuele, we come to the medieval (Arab-Norman) washhouse carved into the rock. Departure for Palermo hotel, accommodation in the reserved rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – PALERMO – MONREALE
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide, we begin our tour in the “Quattro Canti” point, a crossroads of two roads that separate Palermo into four districts. Visit of the church of the “Martorana”, Norman church of Greek Orthodox rite built by the admiral Giorgio d ‘Antiochia in 1143, inside we find wonderful mosaics. Visit of the Madonna Assunta Cathedral dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption, inside, in a chapel, rest the relics of Saint Rosalia, patron saint of the city. Visit of the Palatine Chapel, located inside the Norman Palace. After lunch departure for Monreale, the small city of Arab origin where we will visit its Majestic Cathedral, famous for its splendid mosaics with scenes from the Old and New Testament. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – PALERMO – ERICE – SEGESTA – SELINUNTE – AGRIGENTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide, the first destination of this sensational tour is Erice, a splendid town that retains all its medieval charm. We continue to Segesta with a visit to the famous Archaeological Park. Lunch and in the early afternoon departure for Selinunte with a stop at the archaeological site that preserves precious testimonies of Greek culture. At the end of the excursion departure for Agrigento. Hotel accommodation in the reserved rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – AGRIGENTO – PIAZZA ARMERINA – CATANIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide, we visit the wonderful Valley of the Temples, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Here, among the scent of almond and olive groves, you will discover beautiful Greek temples of the Doric order. Free time for lunch and we will continue to visit Piazza Armerina, where you can admire the Roman Villa del Casale, a building dating back to Roman times famous for its mosaics. At the end of the excursion, we will continue to Catania hotel, accommodation in the reserved rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – CATANIA – ETNA – TAORMINA
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide for a day dedicated to nature and its wildest beauties. We starts in fact for the imposing Mount Etna with an excursion by bus up to 1900 meters. After lunch departure for Taormina with a visit to its most important monument: the Greek Theater. Afterwards, free time to explore the narrow streets of this beautiful Sicilian town. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – CATANIA – CITY OF DESTINATION
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
End of our services.
- Hotel 3 * / 4 *
- Half board treatment (breakfast and dinner incl.)
- GT bus for excursions and transfers
- Local guide according to schedule
- Entrances according to schedule
- Tour escort during the tour 24h assistance
- Any other services not specified
Price per person based on adult double occupancy