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Classic Tour of Sicily

Additional Info

  • Tour Code: 1810S4

Package includes:

  • Iopitour Tour Escort
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • N. 3 nights accomodation in a 4-star hotel in Catania 
  • N. 2 nights accomodation in a  4-star hotel in Modica 
  • N. 1 night accomodation in a 3/4 star hotel in Agrigento 
  • N. 1 night accomodation in a 4-star hotel in Palermo
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner) 
  • Multilingual tour guide and audioguide during excursions and transfers
  • Chocolate tasting in Modica 
  • Tasting of  local products in Marsala
  • Travel insurance
  • Vat and local taxes and service charges

Package does not include:

  • Admissions
  • Extra of individual kind
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Drinks during meals
  • Ferry tickets (Mothia)
  • Tourist tax
  • Registration fee which is € 15 per person
  • All what is not mentioned in “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.

 

Optional additional services

  • Jeep Tour Etna - one day excursion: € 45.00
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure: € 35.00 (each trip)

DAY 1: CATANIA
Arrival in Catania. Check into hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2: ETNA / TAORMINA / RIVIERA DEI CICLOPI
Following a continental breakfast at the hotel we will board a coach and depart for Etna; Europe's best known volcano. Here, you will then have the chance to do some sightseeing around the volcano. You might want to attempt the 3000 meter guide-assisted climb. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you will meet our driver-guide for an excursion to Taormina where you can admire the Greek-Roman Theatre, offering a view of rare beauty off the coast. In the evening, return to the hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 3: SYRACUSE / NOTO / MARZAMEMI / RAGUSA
Following a continental breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Syracuse on the south-eastern side of Sicily. Syracuse was founded by colonists from Cornith in 735 B.C. and once the most important competitor to Athens. Upon arrival you will go sightseeing on the island of Ortygia which boasts several historical landmarks, ancient ruins, crafts shops and boutiques. After this you will meet our guide to visit the Greek Theatre, the Orecchio di Dioniso and the Roman Amphitheatre. Furthermore, you will visit the Archaeological Park. After you will depart to Marzamemi, a lovely fishermans village. The area is endowed with spots of either naturalistic and historical interest, such as the Pantano Morghella, that is allegedly the site of the ancient city of Ichana going back to the 6th century BC. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon you will continue sightseeing in Noto to admire the historical centre and the main cathedral. Transfer to Ragusa, accommodation at hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4: RAGUSA IBLA / CASTELLO DI DONNAFUGATA / MODICA / SCICLI
After breakfast you will meet our guide to visit Ragusa Ibla, constructed on an isolated spur. Ibla, in glaring contrast to the modern city, is one of the best-preserved old towns in Sicily. The landscapes around Ragusa are amongst the most memorable and breathtaking on the island. Many are crisscrossed with low-lying stone walls, pieced laboriously together without mortar, and lying in impoverished solitude beneath the scorching sun. constructed on an isolated spur. RAGUSA Ibla, in glaring contrast to the modern city, is one of the best-preserved old towns in Sicily. The landscapes around Ragusa are among the most memorable in Sicily. Here you can admire St. George Cathedral with its gorgeous square (this place inspired several movies, apart from Montalbano, such as “Divorzio all'italiana”). Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you will depart for Scicli, situated in the south eastern part of Sicily, in Province of Ragusa, close to the Mediterranean sea. It is one of UNESCO's heritages. Here you will visit the Via Mormino Penna, lined with amazing palazzi, churches and old buildings, and the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), where the Police Station scene of Montalbano Fiction have been recorded. You will continue your day with a tour to Modica. This is an old county near Syracuse, and it is one of mankind's heritages, worldwide known for its tasty chocolate. Here, you will visit the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, the oldest confectionary shop of Sicily and taste the very famous chocolate of Modica. Furthermore, you will visit St. Peter's Cahedral, St. George Cathedral, and Salvatore Quasimodo's house (S. Quasimodo was one of the most famous Italian poets of the twentieth century, he was honoured with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1959). Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 5: CALTAGIRONE / PIAZZA ARMERINA / AGRIGENTO
After breakfast you will be transferred to your hotel located in Piazza Armerina and afterwards you will visit Agrigento. Here, you will meet our guide to visit the Valley of Temples. You will admire the following temples: Temple of Hera (Juno), Concordia, Herakles (Hercules). In the evening,you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 6: MOTHIA / ERICE / PALERMO
After breakfast, visit of the salt-mines and excursion to the little and fascinating Mozia Island. Mozia is a little paradise in the middle of a nice lagoon; here Phoenix have built a prosperous colony. Thanks to its position and surrounded by the lagon water (Stagnone), Mozia became soon an interesting site to conquer. In fact it was destroyed and forgotten and only at the end of the last century it was "discovered" again.Lunch on your own. In the afternoon departure to Erice, enchanting medieval village, with typical lanes and little roads. Transfer to Palermo, accommodation at hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 7: PALERMO / MONREALE / CAFELU'/ CATANIA
After breakfast you join a guided tour of Palermo to see the Cathedral, the Norman Palace, the Botanical Gardens, Politeama and Massimo Theatres. Lunch on your own. Continue to Monreale, where you can admire the imposing Norman cathedral (called the eighth wonder of the world) and the splendid cloister. Transfer to Ragusa, accommodation at hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 8: CATANIA
After breakfast departure to Catania airport. End of services.


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