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Taormina - Syracuse - Piazza Armerina - Palermo - Monreale - Cefalu
From the clifftop town of Taormina and historic Syracuse to the vibrant capital Palermo, discover a wealth of culture in Sicily.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Return flights from Gatwick with Norwegian Air.
- 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels
- 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Welcome drink & farewell get-together
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
- Audio Guide
- Visit to Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina
- Palermo & Monreale
Day 1 UK To Catania
Fly to Catania today. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening.
Day 2 Mount Etna & Taormina
Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano, standing at approximately 3,329m high. Globally significant, this immense peak is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is hugely popular, attracting thousands of visitors each year. If you choose to visit this magnificent volcano on our optional excursion you'll enjoy a truly memorable experience as you journey up in a cable car.
Day 3 Syracuse
During our included visit to the historic city of Syracuse we'll explore the old town of Ortigia and see the magnificent Greek theatre carved into the hillside.
Day 4 Piazza Armerina
The fascinating Villa del Casale, a Roman villa built in the 4th century, is another of the island's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This fascinating structure, located just outside the town of Piazza Armerina, boasts the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and is said to be one of the most luxurious of its kind.
Day 5 Palermo & Monreale
Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, boasts a wealth of architecture ranging in style from Arabic to Art Nouveau. During today's included visit browse the bustling markets which sell seafood, souvenirs and antiques. Perhaps take some time to explore the light-filled Capella Palatine chapel which proudly exhibits intricate Byzantine mosaics.
Day 6 Agrigento
The ancient town of Agrigento is a spectacular showcase for Sicily's Greek past. On an optional excursion today your Local Guide will introduce you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture, and one of Sicily's major attractions. You'll also discover the fascinating Temple of Concord and the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple built by the Greeks.
Day 7 Cefalù
The popular seaside town of Cefalù is set on a rocky headland and boasts lovely sandy beaches. We will visit this pretty fishing port today. It is dominated by one of Sicily's finest Norman cathedrals, which houses some of the island's earliest and best-preserved Byzantine mosaics.
Day 8 Catania To UK
Today we'll transfer to Catania airport for our return flight to the UK.
Days 1-3: Complesso Antares / Olimpo
The 4-star Complesso Antares Hotel is located on a hill overlooking the town of Letojanni. The hotel has a wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness room. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Days 4-7: Acacia Resort, Campofelice di Roccella
Set on its own private beach, the hotel's facilities include a restaurant, bar, health club and outdoor swimming pool. Guest rooms have private facilities, hairdryer, TV, fridge and balcony or patio. Swimming pools are typically open May to September.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on solo travellers in their own room. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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