Sicily Bella - 10 days

Beautiful Sicily – historic, mysterious, authentic and diverse. Like its many visitors over the ages, discover the Mediterranean’s largest island with its stunning coastline, rugged mountains, rich agriculture, active volcano, ancient ruins, historic villages and warm hospitality. You will be left breathless by its beauty, mesmerised by its contrasts and fulfilled by the authentic experience of a land that has attracted civilisations for over three thousand years.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ towns of Palermo, Cefalù, Agrigento, Ortigia, Ragusa, Modica and Taormina.
  • 9 nights in exquisite 5 star hotels.
  • 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L).
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Palermo, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale and Ragusa.
  • Lunch and wine tasting at wineries near Sciacca and Mt Etna.
  • Tasting at a famous patisserie and chocolatier.
  • Entrance to the Cappella Palatina, Corleone’s Anti-Mafia Museum, Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale.
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites: Arab-Norman Palermo, Agrigento’s archaeological area, Villa Romana del Casale, Baroque towns of Val di Noto and Mt Etna.
  • Deluxe transport.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.

Upcoming Departures

Commences Concludes Price (twin share per person) Price (single supplement)
23 April 2019, Palermo 2 May 2019, Catania $4,990 $2,400 Only 6 Spots Left
22 May 2019, Palermo 31 May 2019, Catania $4,990 $2,400 SOLD OUT
16 June 2019, Palermo 25 June 2019, Catania $5,290 $2,400
8 July 2019, Palermo 17 July 2019, Catania $5,290 $2,400
1 September 2019, Palermo 10 September 2019, Catania $5,290 $2,400 Only 4 Spots Left
23 September 2019, Palermo 2 October 2019, Catania $5,290 $2,400 Only 4 Spots Left
14 October 2019, Palermo 23 October 2019, Catania $4,990 $2,400 Selling Fast
4 November 2019, Palermo 13 November 2019, Catania $4,990 $2,400
Commences: 23 April 2019, Palermo Conclude: 2 May 2019, Catania Prices (twin share): $4,990 Prices (single): $2,400 Availability: Only 6 Spots Left
Commences: 22 May 2019, Palermo Conclude: 31 May 2019, Catania Prices (twin share): $4,990 Prices (single): $2,400 Availability: SOLD OUT
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Day: 1 Palermo

Welcome to Sicily Bella, a journey designed to deliver Sicily’s best landscapes, attractions and authentic experiences. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

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Day: 2 Palermo

B

Enjoy a half day guided tour of historic Palermo – founded in 734BC. Visit its main attractions including Palermo Cathedral, San Giovanni degli Eremiti church, Ballarò market and the beautiful 12th century Italian Palace – Palazzo dei Normanni. Afterward, enjoy leisure time to perhaps visit Cappuccini Catacombs, Teatro Massimo or join the locals for ‘la passeggiata’ or late afternoon stroll through the city.

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Day: 3 Palermo – Cefalù – Castelbuono – Palermo

B

Venture to the quaint village of Castelbuono in the Madonie Natural Park and enjoy a tasting at a famous pastry shop. 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 breathtaking view or dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants by the sea.

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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 enjoying lunch and wine tasting at the elegant Planeta Winery. Afterward, continue to your luxurious hotel near Sciacca.

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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.

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Day: 6 Sciacca – Piazza Armerina - 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 the seaside town of Syracuse to check into another amazing hotel.

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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 the morning market, Syracuse Cathedral or Castello Maniace; swimming in Ortigia’s blue sea; or stroll the trendy pedestrian streets of Via Roma, Piazza Minerva and Piazza Duomo.

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Day: 8 Syracuse – Modica – Ragusa – Taormina

B

Depart Syracuse for a visit to the Val di Noto region renowned for its Baroque architecture. Discover Modica’s old town founded in 1360BC and enjoy a tasting at a famous chocolatier. Continue to Ragusa for a short architectural tour of its more significant buildings, before arriving to the beautiful resort town of Taormina.

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Day: 9 Taormina – Mt Etna – Taormina

B, L

Enjoy a special excursion to Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, utilising a four-wheel drive to get close to the incredible lava flows. 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.

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Day: 10 Taormina - Catania

B

If you are not extending your stay with us in Taormina to the Aeolian Islands, or to an unforgettable winery estate getaway, you will be chauffeured to Catania airport.

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