Sicily Bella (2024|25) - 10 days

Beautiful Sicily – historic, bountiful and diverse. Discover the Mediterranean’s largest island with its stunning coastline, rugged mountains, rich agriculture, active volcano, ancient ruins, historic villages and warm hospitality. This journey shall leave you breathless from her bountiful beauty, amazed by her contrasts and fulfilled by the discovery of an island that has attracted civilisations for over three thousand years.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ towns of Palermo, Cefalù, Ortigia, Caltagirone, Ragusa and Taormina.
  • 9 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels.
  • 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale and Ragusa.
  • Lunch, wine tasting and a winery tour at a renowned winery near Sciacca.
  • Guided tour of Mt Etna with four-wheel drives and Mt Etna winery lunch.
  • Tastings of Palermo street food and pastries at a popular patisserie.
  • Entrance to the Cappella Palatina, Monreale Cathedral, Corleone’s Anti-Mafia Museum, Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale.
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites: Arab-Norman Palermo including Monreale Cathedral, Agrigento’s archaeological area, Villa Romana del Casale, Baroque towns of Val di Noto and Mt Etna.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Arrival transfer on the first day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
PalermoTaormina
10 April 202419 April 2024$7,490 AUD$4,000 AUD SOLD OUT
1 May 202410 May 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD Tour Closed
15 May 202424 May 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD Tour Closed
29 May 20247 June 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD Tour Closed
19 June 202428 June 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD Tour Closed
3 July 202412 July 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD Tour Closed
11 September 202420 September 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD 1 Spot remaining
2 October 202411 October 2024$7,890 AUD$4,000 AUD
16 October 202425 October 2024$7,490 AUD$4,000 AUD
9 April 202518 April 2025$7,890 AUD$4,100 AUD
2 May 202511 May 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
14 May 202523 May 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
28 May 20256 June 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
18 June 202527 June 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
2 July 202511 July 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
10 September 202519 September 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
19 September 202528 September 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
1 October 202510 October 2025$8,290 AUD$4,100 AUD
15 October 202524 October 2025$7,890 AUD$4,100 AUD
Commences: Palermo Conclude: Taormina Prices (twin share): Prices (single): Availability:
Commences: 10 April 2024 Conclude: 19 April 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,490 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: SOLD OUT
Commences: 1 May 2024 Conclude: 10 May 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 15 May 2024 Conclude: 24 May 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 29 May 2024 Conclude: 7 June 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 19 June 2024 Conclude: 28 June 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 3 July 2024 Conclude: 12 July 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 11 September 2024 Conclude: 20 September 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability: 1 Spot remaining
Commences: 2 October 2024 Conclude: 11 October 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability:
Commences: 16 October 2024 Conclude: 25 October 2024 Prices (twin share): $7,490 AUD Prices (single): $4,000 AUD Availability:
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Commences: 9 April 2025 Conclude: 18 April 2025 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 2 May 2025 Conclude: 11 May 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 14 May 2025 Conclude: 23 May 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 28 May 2025 Conclude: 6 June 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 18 June 2025 Conclude: 27 June 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 2 July 2025 Conclude: 11 July 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 10 September 2025 Conclude: 19 September 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 19 September 2025 Conclude: 28 September 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 1 October 2025 Conclude: 10 October 2025 Prices (twin share): $8,290 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 15 October 2025 Conclude: 24 October 2025 Prices (twin share): $7,890 AUD Prices (single): $4,100 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Palermo

D

Welcome to Sicily Bella, a journey delivering Sicily’s best landscapes, attractions and authentic experiences. On arrival, transfer to your hotel before enjoying a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Palermo) - Grand Hotel et des Palmes Rating 
 5   or similar

Day: 2 Palermo – Monreale – Palermo

B

Enjoy a guided tour of historic Palermo, founded in 734BC. Visit her main attractions including the UNESCO listed Palermo Cathedral, Palace Normanni, Palatine Chapel and Monreale Cathedral; as well as San Giovanni degli Eremiti church and Ballarò market. . In the mid-afternoon, you have leisure time to perhaps visit Cappuccini Catacombs, Teatro Massimo or join locals for ‘la passeggiata’ or late afternoon stroll through the city’s streets.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Palermo) - Grand Hotel et des Palmes Rating 
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Day: 3 Palermo – Castelbuono – Cefalù – Palermo

B

Venture to the quaint village of Castelbuono in the Madonie Natural Park to enjoy a tasting of the traditional Italian panettone with a Sicilian twist from a popular family patisserie. Afterward, visit the amazing seaside town of Cefalù, nestled between the Tyrrhenian Sea and a distinctive precipitous rock. Stroll the cobbled streets, climb the stairs of La Rocca for a breath-taking view or dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants by the sea.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Palermo) - Grand Hotel et des Palmes Rating 
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Day: 4 Palermo – Corleone – Sciacca

B, L

Visit Corleone, a town once surrounded by defensive walls that connected the Castello Soprano and Sottano Castles and infamous for being the birthplace of several mafia bosses. Enjoy a short visit to the Anti-Mafia Museum, before lunch and wine tasting at a local winery. Afterward, continue to your luxurious hotel near Sciacca.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Sciacca) – Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel Rating 
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Day: 5 Sciacca – Agrigento – Sciacca

B

Enjoy a guided tour of Agrigento’s amazing UNESCO World Heritage Listed ‘Valley of the Temples’ featuring the largest and best-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece. The remarkable ruins date back to the 6th century BC; an era occupied by the richest and most famous Greek colony. The afternoon is yours to relax at your resort hotel or enjoy leisure time in the seaside fishing village of Sciacca.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Sciacca) – Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel Rating 
 5   or similar

Day: 6 Sciacca – Piazza Armerina - Caltagirone - Syracuse

B

Depart for Villa Romana del Casale, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed 4th century villa featuring the world’s most impressive collection of Roman mosaics. After a guided tour, continue to one of the eight towns forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed ‘Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto’. Caltagirone is also known for its pottery and ceramic craftsman. Afterward, continue to the seaside town of Syracuse to check into another amazing hotel in the beautiful old town of Ortigia.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Syracuse) - Ortea Palace Rating 
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Day: 7 Syracuse

B

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Syracuse’s old town of Ortigia. The town is celebrated with a UNESCO World Heritage Listing for its architectural creation of Greek, Roman and Baroque influences. Options include a visit to Ortigia’s morning market, Syracuse’s amazing Neapolis Archaeological Park, Syracuse Cathedral, Castello Maniace; swimming in Ortigia’s blue sea; or stroll the trendy pedestrian streets of Via Roma, Piazza Minerva and Piazza Duomo.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Syracuse) - Ortea Palace Rating 
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Day: 8 Syracuse – Ragusa – Taormina

B

Depart Syracuse for a visit to the Val di Noto region renowned for its Baroque architecture. Discover Ragusa with a short architectural tour of its more significant buildings, before arriving to the beautiful resort town of Taormina.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Taormina) - NH Collection Taormina Rating 
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Day: 9 Taormina – Mt Etna – Taormina

B, L

Enjoy a special excursion onto Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, utilising a four-wheel drive to get close to the craters. Afterward, enjoy a closing tour lunch and wine tasting at a Mt Etna winery before returning to Taormina. The rest of the day is yours to stroll the cobbled streets, shop in its trendy boutiques or visit the stunning Teatro Greco amphitheatre.

Overnight: Italy, Sicily (Taormina) - NH Collection Taormina Rating 
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Day: 10 Taormina End

B

If you are not extending your stay with us in Taormina or to the Aeolian Islands, your tour ends on hotel check-out.

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