Itinerary - SUNNY SICILY

You cannot say you have been in Italy if you have not visited Sicily!

The southernmost Italian region is rich of wonderful treasures to be discovered: Taormina and its rock-clinging beaches, Mt Etna, the volcano active even today and the breathtaking panorama you can enjoy from it, Agrigento Greek temples that are among the world's best preserved, the colourful piazzas in Palermo…let you be delighted by Sicily climate, history and culture!

   

  • Day 1: Arrival Catania - Taormina

Today, enter the world of ‘Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Italy. On arrival at Catania airport, transfer by private car from Catania airport to the hotel in Taormina area. Spend the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Taormina/surroundings.  


  • Day 2: Taormina

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy walking tour of Taormina with local guide. Over the centuries, the town has been enriched with palaces, houses and streets. The sights to see include the open-air Greek theatre that overlooks Mt. Etna, the Ducal Palace of St. Stephen, the Old Abbey, the City Hall, the Naumachie, Corvaja Palace, the Cathedral of St. Nicolo and the Taurus fountain. Afternoon is free at leisure for own visits or shopping.

Overnight at the hotel in Taormina/surroundings.


  • Day 3: Taormina

After breakfast at the hotel, full day excursion to volcano Etna by bus with tour leader. Arrive to 1900 Mt Etna’s station. Visit of the Silvestri’s Craters. Time for trekking or enjoy the optional ascent to the area of the main crater with cable car and jeep. Lunch not included. Return to Taormina.

Overnight at the hotel in Taormina/surroundings.


  • Day 4: Agrigento

Breakfast at the hotel, full day excursion to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina by bus with tour leader. Upon arrival in Agrigento, visit the Valley of the Temples (Juno, Concordia, Hercules, Olympian Zeus, Castor and Pollux). After lunch (optional), depart to Piazza Armerina and visit the Roman “Villa del Casale” with its famous mosaics. (Entry fees and lunch not included).

Overnight at the hotel in Taormina/surroundings.

  • Day 5: Palermo

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, later full day excursion to Palermo and Cefalù by bus with tour leader and local guide. Arriving in Palermo, discover the most important Arab-Norman monuments such as the Martorana church, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Pretoria, including a touch of local colour with the typical market “il Capo”. Otherwise, optional visit of Monreale. After lunch (optional), enjoysightseeing by bus and depart to Cefalù. Visit of the historical centre with the Cathedral.(entry fees and lunch not included)

Overnight at the hotel in Taormina/surroundings.


  • Day 6: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private car from hotel in Taormina to Catania airport.  Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with ‘Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations’.

Optional tours From Taormina:

  • Experience, Alcantara Gorges: One hour from Taormina you will find one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: the “Alcantara Gorges”, a terrific natural phenomena with lava caves and falls, the “feather in the cap” of the Alcantara River Park, The One and Only River Park in Sicily. Crossing by foot a part of this river is a very unique experience even if you can do that only from May to September when the water level is low and when the hot temperature of the days help to deal with the freezing, really freezing!, waters. 
  • Full day excursion to Eolian islands Panarea & Stromboli : Departure from Taormina is at 10.00 am. From Milazzo by boat to Panarea. Free time on the island for visiting the typical village, enjoying the beach and having lunch (optional). Transfer by boat to Stromboli where you will stop until sunset. A light dinner will be served on board. Finally visit of the “Sciara del Fuoco” by night for admiring the volcano’s activity from the sea. Return to Taormina is scheduled around midnight. Please note that departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. (entry fees and lunch not included) (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

Inclusions - SUNNY SICILY


  • 5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at the hotel in Taormina Area
  • 1 Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Taormina with English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Full day excursion to volcano Etna on seat in coach basis
  • 1 Full day excursion to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina on seat in coach basis
  • 1 Full day excursion to Palermo and Cefalù on seat in coach basis
  • Return Transfer By Private Car From Catania Airport To Hotel In Taormina

City

Hotel

Taormina Area

Hotel Sole Castello 3* or similar www.hotelsolecastello.com

Supplement for stay in 4* hotels, per person Euro 190

Taormina, Hotel Excelsior  or similar www.excelsiorpalacetaormina.it

Exclusions - Sunny Sicily


  • Cost of airfare (International & domestic) / ticket taxes and travel insurance
  • Visa Cost
  • Early check-in & late check-out (Standard Check-in time: 1500 hrs. & Check-out: 1100 hrs.)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porter age, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Holiday package starting from EUR 930*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till December 2017.

Notes
  • All arrangements made by Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations are in the capacity of an agent only. Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilised.
  • Above rates are not valid during eve & public holidays, event, exhibitions, conference and Conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions

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