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Grand Tours-

 Sicily Mini Tours

GRAND TOUR B – CATANIA

6 NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
STARTS IN CATANIA ENDS IN PALERMO

FULL BOARD (EXCL LUNCH OF DAY 2)

TOUR IS IN A MAXIMUM 3 LANGUAGES

DAY 1 SUNDAY                                          DAY 6 FRIDAY                                                                       Traditional salt ponds near Trapani
Catania                                               Palermo – Monreale – Optional excursion
Arrival at Catania. Transfer to hotel in Catania.     to Mount Pellegrino/Capo market                        centre taking in the Cathedral, Palatine Chapel,
Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight in             Depart for Monreale to visit the the Cathedral         Royal Palace and Opera House. Dinner and
Catania.                                              and Benedictine Cloiser built in the 12th              overnight in Palermo.
                                                      Century and covered in magnificent mosaics.
DAY 2 MONDAY                                          Back to Palermo for a visit of Sicily capital city to  DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
Siracusa – Noto                                       include the Cathedral, Palatine chapel, Quatro         After breakfast end of tour.
Depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area    Canti and opera house. Lunch at the hotel and
including the Latomie of the Paradise and the         afternoon at leisure or optional excursion to            CAROUSEL MINI TOUR - B
Dyionisos “Ear”. Continue to Ortigia, the             Monte Pellegrino the most famous mountain in
baroque historical centre of the city to visit the    Palermo with breath-taking views then ending           4 NIGHTS - TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
Cathedral and the Arethusa fountain. Lunch on         the afternoon with a walk to Palermo’s colourful       STARTS IN PALERMO ENDS IN TAORMINA
your own. In the afternoon proceed to Noto.           historic “The Capo Market”. Dinner and
One of the most beautiful cities in Sicily            overnight in Palermo                                   HALF BOARD - PLUS LUNCH DAY 3
renowned for it’s Baroque style it is a UNESCO                                                               TOUR IS IN ENGLISH ONLY
World Heritage Site. Back to Catania. Dinner          DAY 7 SATURDAY
and overnight in Catania.                             After breakfast end of tour.                           DAY 1 TUESDAY
                                                                                                             Palermo
DAY 3 TUESDAY                                           CAROUSEL MINI TOUR - A                               Transfer to hotel in Palermo. Time at leisure to
Mt Etna – Taormina                                                                                           explore Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Excursion to Mt Etna (weather conditions              4 NIGHTS - SATURDAY TO WEDNESDAY                       Overnight in Palermo
permitting) reaching a height of 1900 metres to       STARTS IN CATANIA ENDS IN PALERMO
visit the Sylvester Craters and enjoy a spectacular                                                          DAY 2 WEDNESDAY
panoramic view. Lunch in a local restaurant on        HALF BOARD - PLUS LUNCH DAY 3                          Segesta – Erice – Trapani
Mt Etna. Continue on to Taormina. Time at             TOUR IS IN ENGLISH ONLY                                Depart for Segesta to visit the famous Doric
leisure to explore this elegant resort and visit the                                                         Temple and Greco-Roman Theatre amid
splendid Roman-Greek Theatre. Back to                 DAY 1 SATURDAY                                         stunning countryside. Continue to the medieval
Catania. Dinner and overnight in Catania.             Catania                                                hill-top village of Erice overlooking Trapani and
                                                      Transfer to hotel in Catania. Welcome cocktail,        the Egadi Islands. Lunch at leisure. Down to
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY                                       dinner and overnight in Catania.                       Trapani for a panoramic tour of the working salt
Piazza Armerina – Agrigento                                                                                  mills. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight
Depart for Piazza Armerina to visit the famous        DAY 2 SUNDAY                                           in Palermo.
mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale (the largest       Siracusa – Ragusa
collection in the world). On to Agrigento and visit   Depart for Siracusa, visit the archaeological area     DAY 3 THURSDAY
the magnificent Valley of the Temples. Lunch in       including the Latomie of the Paradise and the          Cefalu – Nebrodi Park – Taormina
a local restaurant . Afternoon guided tour of the     Dyionisos “Ear”. Continue to Ortigia, the              Depart for Cefalu a former fishing village, now
Temples including Concordia, Juno and Hercules.       baroque historical centre of the city to visit the     a charming coastal resort with its imposing Arab
Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.                    Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch at          Norman Cathedral. Stroll through the ancient
                                                      leisure. Depart for Ragusa a city divided in 2         narrow street and see the medieval wash-house
DAY 5 THURSDAY                                        after the earthquake of 1693. Visit the historical     built in the rock. Continue to the park of
Selinunte – Erice - Palermo                           centre of Ibla with its stunning palaces and           Nebrodi stopping for lunch at the Miraglia
Depart for the Archaeological park of Selinunte       churches. Tasting of typical Sicilian products and     Forest with a typical menu. Continue to Cesaro,
with its impressive Temples and Acropolis. After      an aperitif in a bar in the square. Dinner and         Randazzo and visit the Etna park from the North
the visit stop in Castelvetrano at a local            overnight in Ragusa.                                   side. On to Taormina. Dinner and overnight in
farmhouse (famous for olive oil production) for                                                              Taormina.
wine and olive oil tastings before having lunch.      DAY 3 MONDAY
On to Erice a medieval town sitting high on top       Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina –                        DAY 4 FRIDAY
of Mt Erice overlooking Trapani and the Egadi         Agrigento                                              Taormina – Optional excursion to Mt Etna
Islands. On to Palermo. Dinner and overnight          Depart for Caltagirone, renowned for its pro-          Morning either at leisure to explore this elegant
in Palermo.                                           duction of Sicilian ceramics. Continue to Piazza       resort with its splendid Roman-Greek Theatre or
                                                      Armerina to visit the famous mosaics at Villa          possible optional excursion to Mt Etna
 A typical Baroque balcony                            Romana del Casale. Lunch in a local restaurant         (numbers and weather permitting) climbing to a
                                                      with a menu chosen to sample local specialities.       height of 1800 metres. Lunch at leisure. Return
                                                      Depart for Agrigento and visit the Valley of the       to Taormina with time free to stroll along the
                                                      Temples. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.            Corso Umberto enjoying the wonderful array of
                                                                                                             cafes, pastry shops and smart boutiques or visit
                                                      DAY 4 TUESDAY                                          the delightful hill-top village of Castelmola
                                                      Monreale – Palermo                                     perched above Taormina. Farewell dinner and
                                                      Depart to Monreale for a visit of its splendid         overnight in Taormina.
                                                      Cathedral with its Moorish architecture and
                                                      Benedictine Cloister built in the 12th Century         DAY 5 SATURDAY
                                                      and covered with magnificent mosaics. Lunch at         After breakfast end of tour.
                                                      leisure. On to Palermo to visit the historical

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