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Grand Tours, Mini                                                                                                                                              Temple at Selinunte
Tours & Sicily with
Malta Tour                                                                All our tours can be combined with an add-on stay either before
                                                                          or after the tour for any number of nights at any of our
    Sicily is without doubt ideally suited to the Grand Tour concept,     properties. We can also arrange for you to fly into one airport
    being so rich in cultural and artistic artefacts, and of a size that  in Sicily and out of another.
    can be encompassed comfortably within one week without
    undertaking long daily mileages. For a shorter visit our 4 night       for dates of operation please refer to our accompanying price
    mini-tours are a great way to sample a selection of Sicily’s           list for the following tours.
    fascinating history.                                                    7 night - Carousel Tour of Sicily starting in Catania – Saturday
                                                                            11night - Carousel Tour of Sicily & Malta starting in Catania – Saturday
    Our tours are operated by Retevacanze in Sicily who we have             7 night - Grand Tour A of Sicily starting in Palermo – Saturday
    been working with for many years in the arrangement of our              6 night - Grand Tour B of Sicily starting in Catania – Sunday
    very popular tours of Sicily. With great attention to detail these      4 night - Mini Tour A of Sicily starting in Catania – Saturday
    tours have been developed and refined over the years to give            4 night - Mini Tour B of Sicily starting in Palermo – Tuesday
    you a taste of some of Sicily’s finest treasures.
                                                                          Entrance fees payable locally (reduced rates for over 65 years).
    The tours are accompanied throughout by experienced
    multi-lingual leaders in Sicily (local guides only in Malta) and
    accommodation is in good comfortable 4* hotels.

 CAROUSEL TOUR - CATANIA                            DAY 4 TUESDAY                                      narrow street and see the medieval wash-house
                                                    Monreale – Palermo                                 built in the rock. Continue to the park of
7 NIGHTS - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY                     Depart to Monreale for a visit of its splendid     Nebrodi stopping for lunch at the Miraglia
STARTS IN CATANIA ENDS IN TAORMINA                  Cathedral with its Moorish architecture and        Forest with a typical menu. Continue to Cesaro,
                                                    Benedictine Cloister built in the 12th Century     Randazzo and visit the Etna park from the North
HALF BOARD - PLUS LUNCH DAY 3 AND DAY 6             and covered with magnificent mosaics. Lunch at     side. On to Taormina. Dinner and overnight in
TOUR IS IN ENGLISH ONLY                             leisure. On to Palermo to visit the historical     Taormina.
                                                    centre taking in the Cathedral, Palatine Chapel,
DAY 1 SATURDAY                                      Royal Palace and Opera House. Dinner and           DAY 7 FRIDAY
Catania                                             overnight in Palermo.                              Taormina – Optional excursion to Mt Etna
Arrival at Catania. Transfer to hotel in Catania.                                                      Morning either at leisure to explore this elegant
Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight in           DAY 5 WEDNESDAY                                    resort with its splendid Roman-Greek Theatre or
Catania.                                            Segesta – Erice – Trapani – Palermo                possible optional excursion to Mt Etna
                                                    Depart for Segesta to visit the famous Doric       (numbers and weather permitting) climbing to a
DAY 2 SUNDAY                                        Temple and Greco-Roman Theatre amid                height of 1800 metres. Lunch at leisure. Return
Catania – Siracusa – Ragusa                         stunning countryside. Continue to the medieval     to Taormina with time free to stroll along the
Depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area  hill-top village of Erice overlooking Trapani and  Corso Umberto enjoying the wonderful array of
including the Latomie of the Paradise and the       the Egadi Islands. Lunch at leisure. Down to       cafes, pastry shops and smart boutiques or visit
Dyionisos “Ear”. Continue to Ortigia, the           Trapani for a panoramic tour of the working salt   the delightful hill-top village of Castelmola
baroque historical centre of the city to visit the  mills. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight     perched above Taormina. Farewell dinner and
Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch at       in Palermo.                                        overnight in Taormina.
leisure. Depart for Ragusa a city divided in 2
after the earthquake of 1693. Visit the historical  DAY 6 THURSDAY                                     DAY 8 SATURDAY
centre of Ibla with its stunning palaces and        Cefalu – Nebrodi Park – Taormina                   After breakfast end of tour
churches. Dinner and overnight in Ragusa.           Depart for Cefalu a former fishing village, now
                                                    a charming coastal resort with its imposing Arab
DAY 3 MONDAY                                        Norman Cathedral. Stroll through the ancient
Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
Depart for Caltagirone, renowned for its
production of Sicilian ceramics. Continue to
Piazza Armerina to visit the famous mosaics at
Villa Romana del Casale. Lunch in a typically
Sicilian restaurant serving local specialities.
Depart for Agrigento and visit the Valley of the
Temples. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.

Mt Etna from Castelmola                                                                                                                                                  Greek Theatre at Segesta

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