Wonders Of Sicily With Breakfast & Flights

Sicily, Italy

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Day 1 – Catania – Ragusa or surroundings.

Arrival at Catania Airport collect your rental car and begin your adventure. The first stop will be the Sicilian Baroque, the Ragusa/Modica area. Ragusa is located in the heart of the Val di Noto, in the south east of Sicily and is the capital of the southern most province of Italy. It is immersed in an area rich in natural architectural beauties to visit. Baroque architecture, which stands out for its flair and for the wealth of decorative elements on vaults, coloumns, capitals and facades, is the most widespread artistic style in the Ragusa area. The historical and artistic importance of the city has meant that in 2002 it became part of the Unesco heritage sites. We suggest you visit Punta Secca Beach, in the seaside resort of the same name, famous for shooting the TV series “Commissario Montalbano” by Andrea Camillieri.

Hotel and overnight in Ragusa or surrounding area.

Day 2 – Ragusa/Modica/Syracuse

Breakfast in the hotel, today you will explore the beauties of Sicilian Baroque, we include a moment of sweetness in one of the most famous chocolate shops in Modica, Traditional production of the city is the famous chocolate, produced following an ancient Aztec recipe, from which derives the Modican recipe that dates back to 1746, when Sicily still depended on the King of Spain (chocolate tasting included). In the afternoon you can enjoy the beauties of the island of Ortigia, enjoying a traditional glass of almond milk in the shadow of the cathedral of Syracuse, in its magnificent square.

Hotel overnight in Ragusa or surrounding.

Day 3 – Ragusa-Catagirone-Agrigento

Breakfast in the hotel. Make your way to Agrigento, famous for the “Valley of the temples” before arriving in Agrigento we suggest a stop in Caltagirone, a baroque city famous for its ceramics. We suggest you take the famous La Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte which connects the new part of the city to the historic centre.

Today you visit the Valley of the Temples (ticket included. This enchanting valley shorouded in the fascinating atmosphere of the Greek myth was declared a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1997 and is also recognized as one of the major sites of archaeological interest in the entire Mediterranean.

Hotel overnight in the Agrigento area.

Day 4 – Agrigento-Palermo and surrounding

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart and make your way to Palermo. Along the way it is possible to have a light lunch with traditional products in a traditional cellar (optional cost light lunch Sambuca di Sicilia). Palermo was a Phoenician, Greek and Roman city, the Arab capital, a land of conquest for the Normans, Swabians, French and Spanish. Centuries of history and domination have marked the Sicilian Capital, a city of a thousand faces, a crossroads of people, an amalgam of different cultures and traditions, beautiful and immense. Palermo proudly displays the evidence of its glorious past which lives on in the grandeur of its artistic and architectural heritage. In the “city of delights “ Arab domes, baroque churches, Art Nouveau buildings, neoclassical theatres, eighteenth-century green spaces teeming historical markets similar to Arab souks coexist in harmony.

Hotel overnight in Palermo region.

Day 5 – Palermo

Breakfast at the hotel and ready for a new destination. Today we suggest you visit the seaside village of Cefalu, a small pearl located directly on the sea approx. 1 hour drive from Palermo. Cefalu is names among the most beautiful villages in Italy and offers guests a very suggestive landscape and atmosphere. You will find an array of restaurant and shops among the narrow medieval streets of its ancient centre. In the afternoon return to Palermo where you can continue to discover this wonderful city full of history and beauty. (optional dinner in Palermo at additional cost)

Day 6 -Palermo- Taormina-Catania and surrounding.

Breakfast at the hotel then depart to make your way to Taormina. Thanks to its enchanting position on the sea, the scenic beauty, the vast historical, culture and archaeological heritage with which it is rich, Taormina is one of the famous tourists resorts on the island. A place of great charm and beauty, the splendid Sicilian town has seduced poets and writers, attracted illustrious travelers, welcomed internationally renowned celebrities. Visitors arriving from all over the world in this “piece of paradise on earth”(Goethe, Journey to Italy 1787) to see its Greco-Roman theatre, to stroll along its medieval streets, to admire breath taking views, to enjoy its excellent gastronomy , to relax in the sun on wonderful beaches, continue to Catania or surrounding.

Optional add-on Minicruise to Aeolian Island or Arancino Cooking Lesson at an extra cost.

*as an alternative to Taormina you can choose the optional mini cruise to Aeolian Islands at an additional cost, to do this you can leave the car at the port of Milazzo midway between Palermo & Taormina,

Overnight Hotel in Catania area or surrounding.

Day 7- Etna Volcano – Catania or surrounding

Breakfast at the hotel before you depart for Mount Etna.

Etna with its lunar landscape attracts tourist all year round during the winter months it is a well-equipped ski destination. Fire and snow, these are the elements that create an evocative, almost magical atmosphere. Whilst here you will visit an organic production company where you will delight your palate with the tasting of wines, oils, honey and other local produce (wine tasting included)

You will have the opportunity to add a traditional lunch at an extra cost.

In the afternoon we suggest visiting the historical center of Catania which in 2002 and was named a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Overnight hotel in Catania and surrounding.

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What's Included

  • 7 Nights Self-Drive Tour Sicily 4 Star Hotels Throughout Tour
  • Car Rental 7 Nights in Sicily
  • Option B Roundtrip Airfare to Catania
  • 7 Nights Self-drive Tour Sicily 4 Star Hotels Throughout Tour
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Wine Tasting in Etna, Chocolate Tasting in Modica on Tour
  • Ticket Admission to Valley of The Temples Agrigento on Tour

About Wonders of Sicily

Nike Hotel sicily (2 Nights)

 

The Hotel is situated in a small bay near the first Greek colonization of Sicily called Naxos. This charming beach hotel offers accommodation and facilities in Mediterranean style, and there are marvellous views of the hillside town of Taormina with its famous Greek-Roman amphitheatre and Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. 55 rooms are on offer and the facilities include air conditioning, a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a breakfast room, a hotel safe, a lift, a bar, a TV lounge, Internet access as well as room service, bicycle rental and parking.The rooms all come with a private bathroom with shower/bath, central heating, a direct dial telephone, a double bed, a hairdryer, a safe and satellite TV. Guests may request rooms with air conditioning, which are available for an extra charge.

Grand Hotel Mose ( 1 Night)

Located on the south part of the interesting isle of Sicily, this charming hotel boasts a perfect position just a stone’s throw from the well-known Valley of the Temples and the stunning sandy beach of San Leone, which is a mere 4 kilometres away. The property is also only 7 kilometres from the town centre of Agrigento, a very interesting site thanks to the great amount of architectural heritage. The building walls are easily recognisable from the outside, as they are made out of a special stone called “Tufo”. Visitors will also enjoy an unforgettable stay at their rooms, all of them beautifully appointed in a classical but comfortable style. The hotel’s restaurant is a good choice to taste delicious Mediterranean specialities and, for entertainment, visitors will have at their disposal a large outdoor pool to plunge in a hot Summer day.

Mondello Palace (2 Nights)

This hotel is located in the tourist centre of Palermo close to the beach, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shopping venues as well as further entertainment options. It is just a comfortable walk to the centre of Palermo and links to the public transport network are to be found some 50 m from the hotel. The hotel includes a total of 80 rooms. Facilities include a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk awaiting guests, a safe, a currency exchange counter and lifts. Many facilities are on offer including a bar, an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant with non-smoking area, space for conferences and other functions, a WLAN access point as well as a public Internet terminal. Room and laundry services round off the facilities on offer. Those arriving by car may take advantage of the car park or garage facilities. The hotel has a private sand beach, 50 metres walking distance: The service (umbrella and chairs) are free of charge. The tastefully designed rooms come with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio, a minibar/ fridge and hire safe. There is a swimming pool in the hotel grounds as well as sun loungers and parasols.

Modica Palace Hotel (2 Nights)

The hotel is just a few metres away from the district Sacro Cuore, the new commercial centre of Modica, ideal for guests wanting to go shopping. The establishment is located in the stunning Hyblaean Mountains and is just 73 km from Siracusa. Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport is about 118 km away. The air-conditioned city hotel is one of the most elegant properties in south-eastern Sicily and offers a perfect combination of luxury and functionality. It has 32 rooms and is prepared to cater to both leisure and business guests, offering conference facilities and Internet access along with adult and children swimming pools, and a hot tub for relaxation. All rooms are en-suite and feature high-tech amenities, including satellite/cable TV, climate control and Internet access. All units come with a balcony or terrace.

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  • For 2 Adults
  • Bed & Breakfast
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