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Greek Amphitheatre at Taormina

Greek Amphitheatre at Taormina


Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. Dramatic and mountainous, it has been a crossroads for centuries and boasts a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and natural beauty spots. Our tour includes visits to the Villa Romana del Casale Roman ruins at Piazza Armerina, Syracuse, historic Palermo, the old town of Monreale and its beautiful cathedral, the ruins at Segesta and of course both Mount Etna and the hill-top town of Taormina.

Mount Etna • Taormina • Syracuse • Palermo • Monreale

Day 1 Fly from the UK to Catania and transfer to the hotel at Acireale, between Mount Etna volcano and the sea.

Day 2 In the morning visit Mount Etna and enjoy spectacular views of the island. In the afternoon visit the little town of Taormina to explore its tiny streets, the cathedral and the beautifully preserved 3rd century B.C. Greek amphitheatre.

Day 3 Full day coach tour to the city of Syracuse, steeped in turbulent history and the birthplace of Archimedes.

Day 4 Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Roman Villa Casale, near historic Piazza Amerina, before continuing to Enna and then Palermo.

Day 5 Morning guided tour of Palermo old city, visiting Palazzo Normanni, the cathedral and the 17th century sanctuary of Santa Rosalia. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 Full day tour to Monreale to visit the cathedral with its 12th and 13th century mosaics and then the ruins of ancient Segeste with its amphitheatre and outstanding Doric temple.

Day 7 Transfer to Palermo airport for the flight back to the UK.

All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer

Grand Hotel Maugeri, Acireale

This recently renovated hotel is located in the heart of Acireale, in a green square and within walking distance of the Cathedral and the Basilica of San Sebastiano. Facilities include 2 restaurants and an American Bar. All rooms have private bathrooms with shower, air conditioning and heating, LCD satellite TV, safe, hair dryer, mini bar and a desk.

• 4 star • 59 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi

Hotel NH Palermo

With an outlook across the Gulf of Palermo and the Botanical Gardens, this seafront hotel has a lobby bar, rooftop terrace and the restaurant serves traditional Sicilian cuisine.

• 4 star • 157 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi

• Outdoor swimming pool

Your tour includes:

• Flights between the UK and Pisa/Genoa

• 3 nights half board in Acireale with:
Welcome drink and porter service
Buffet breakfast
3 course evening meal with choice

• 3 nights half board in Palermo with:
Welcome drink and porter service
Buffet breakfast
3 course evening meal with choice

• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary

• English speaking guides

For a quotation, or to enquire about this tour, fill in our online form, send us an email or call us on 01432 277666.

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