Day 1, Saturday - Arrival in Palermo
Independent arrival at your hotel located in the city center. Enjoy a welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight in Palermo
Day 2, Sunday Cefalu' - Piazza Armerina - Catania Area
After a buffet breakfast, start your tour to the fisherman village of Cefalu’, after a panoramic drive along the north coast of Sicily arrive in historical city center of Cefalu’. Enjoy the typical building of village end the famous Norman style Cathedral, with unique Byzantine golden mosaic of Christ Pantocractor one of the icon of Sicily. Continue your day to the heart of Sicily and Piazza Armerina. You will have lunch in a local restaurant and visit the ruins of “Villa Romana del Casale” famous for the well preserved roman age mosaics and one of the UNESCO World heritage Centre of Italy. Continue to Catania. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in Viagrande near the town of Catania and the Etna’s Park.
Day 3, Monday Mt. Etna (honey tasting) - Taormina -
After breakfast, meet your driver and guide for your day excursion to Mt. Etna and the resort of Taormina. Mt. Etna is the highest Actice Volcano of Europe the top of the mountain reach 3,350 meters on the sea level. Today your bus will take you to 1,900 meters (weather condition permitting) from where you can enjoy the scenic landscape on the Sylvester Craters and the Eastern Coast of Sicily. Continue to the visit of a local farm near Zafferana Etnea followed by a honey tasting. Return to your hotel for lunch, you have a chance to a short rest before to leave to Taormina. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this resort, time at leisure to visit the Greek Theater, make some shopping and take a famous gelato elegant main street “Corso Umberto”. Dinner in Taormina. After dinner return to your hotel. Overnight in Catania.
Day 4, /Tuesday Siracusa street food experience
- Noto - Ragusa
This morning, check out hotel and continue your Sicily tour to the the Greek town of Syracuse, and the the baroque style towns of Noto and Ragusa. In Syracuse visit of the archaeological park “Neapolis”, with the famous the Greek Theatre and the Dyonisios “Ear”. Continue with the visit of the historical district of Ortigia. Visit the famous food market and the Cathedral, built on the ruins of the former Temple of Minerva, the “Fontana Arethusa” and the Temple of Apollo. After the visit of Ortigia you will stop in a typical food store for a tasting of the local specialties. In the afternoon continue to Noto, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the harmony and unity of its Baroque style. Visit of the the main sight of the historical city center. In the late afternoon proceed to Ragusa and your next Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ragusa .
Day 5, Wednesday - Ragusa - Modica Chocolate tasting - Agrigento
. Today you will visit the historical district of “Ibla”, enjoy the beautiful palaces, the Cathedral with he unique squared shape Dome. After the vist of Ibla continue your Tour of Sicily to the nearby town of Modica one of the main center for the Baroque Style and anlso famous for the production of the chocolate made with an unique in the world technique. Your tour include the visit of local chocolate factory followed by a tasting of the local products. Lunch in Modica. In the afternoon continue to Agrigento and your next hotel. On the route to your hotel stop and visit of the famous and well preserved Valley Of Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of the Temple of Concord, the temple of Juno and Heracles that is considered the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. Continue to your next hotel, check in and time to relax. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.
Day 6, Thursday - Selinunte - Marsala wine tasting - Palermo
After breakfast, continue to the last part of your tour and the town of Palermo. On the route today you will stop and visit the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, with the impressive Greek Temples and Acropolis. Continue to a typical farmhouse for a tasting of their local produced olive oil followed by a lunch. In the afternoon continue to Western Coast and the town of Marsala. Short visit of Marsala and continue to a local winery, for the visit of the cellars and tasting of the famous fortified Marsala wine. Arrive in Palermo and your hotel at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.
Day 7, Friday - Palermo - Monreale
After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel for visit of the Palermo historical city center and the hilltop village of Monreale. Palermo have always been the main town of Sicily till today it is definitely the richest town for history and art. Your tour includes the visit Cathedral with the amazing facade in Arabic Norman style. Continue with the visit of Cappella Palatina, were you can see how the different architecture styles and cultures can coexist together in a perfect harmony. The tour includes also the visit of Pretoria Square one of the icon of the town with the famous foutains and the baroque style church of Santa Caterina and its cloister. Lunch in Palermo. In the afternoon proceed to the top hill village of Monreale located just at few kilometers from Palermo for the visit of the amazing mosaic inside the Cathedral, and the Arab-Norman style cloister considered the Eighth Wonder of the World. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Palermo on your own. Dinner and overnight in Palermo
Day 8, Saturday - Departure from Palermo
After breakfast, Independent transfer to Palermo airport or your next destination.
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