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A Circle Tour of Sicily
Palermo ~ Segesta ~ Agrigento ~ Taormina ~ Catania ~ Siracusa ~ Mount Etna

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6 nights - 7 days

Breakfast Lunch  Dinner

This tour takes you around the island of Sicily where you will enjoy incredible landscapes, Greek ruins, evocative Medieval cities and fabulous Sicilian food and wine.  You will visit Palermo and the magnificent cathedral at Monreale, the ruins at Segesta and the Valley of the Temples...and much, much more.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Palermo

Arrival of the group to Palermo Airport where we will be greeted by your tour escort for the transfer transfer to our hotel in Palermo.  After we register and freshen-up we  have some leisure time til dinner.  So, relax at the hotel, go for a walk, have a drink in the bar or just while away your time as you wish.

Welcome dinner; leisure time.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 – Explore Palermo and Monreale

Today is dedicated to an exploration of Palermo and nearby Monreale.  Shortly after breakfast, we will start with a visit to the Norman Palace steeped in 2600 years of history, and the famous Palatine Chapel. In the afternoon guided visit of Monreale, a special trip that will take you to the 12th century cathedral decorated in 6340 square
meters of Greek-style mosaics.

Return to the hotel. Leisure time.

Dinner.  Leisure time.  Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3 – An excursion to Segesta and Erice

After breakfast we will depart for Segesta where we will tour the amazing Greek ruins visit of the suggestive Doric temple with its 36 regular white stone Ionic columns, all intact in entablature and pediment.  Then we are off to Erice, a delightful Medieval town where we will see a magnificent Greek temple dedicated to the fertility Goddess and stand in awe of the views we'll see from the temple's terraces.  We'll wander a bit in Erice, but we won't leave until we stop for awhile at the Pasticceria Grammatico, a world-famous pastry shop owned by Maria Grammatico whose story is told in the delightful book, Bitter Almonds.  Eyes and tummies well satisfied, we will continue towards Agrigento where we will spend the night.

Dinner.  Leisure time.  Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 – The Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina

Today, just after breakfast, we'll travel the short distance to the Valley of the Temples where we will step back 1000s of years and gaze in wonder at the temples of Juno, Concord, Hercules, Jupiter and Olympus. In the afternoon visit to the beautiful Roman Villa del Casale near Piazza Armerina, home to well-preserved and stunning mosaics of a Roman villa .  Then, it's off to Sicily's eastern shores where we will spend the night in the picturesque town of Taormina.

Dinner.  Leisure time.  Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 – The slopes of Mount Etna and exploring Taormina

We'll have breakfast at the hotel and then depart for Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. The coach will take us to a height of 1900 meters, where we will peer into its dormant craters and marvel at its moonlike landscapes. In the afternoon we'll relax with a little sightseeing in Taormina, Sicily' best known resort torn, beautifully
situated 204 mt. above sea level, with its winding medieval streets. Time free in Taormina for shopping.

Dinner.  Leisure time.  Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6 –  An excursion to Catania and Siracusa

After breakfast we will board our air conditioned bus to go south along the coast of east Sicily.  First, we will visit the historical centre of Catania, situated in a magnificent position at the foot of Mount Etna.

We will stop for lunch (not included) at a typical Sicilian restaurant.

In the afternoon visit to the very ancient city of Siracusa, founded by the Greeks in 800 BC. Here we will see the Orecchio di Dionisio, the Greco-Roman  Amphitheatre.  We will also enjoy a guided tour of the oldest part of the city, which is on the small island of Ortigia.

Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 7 – Day of Departure

Today's our last day, so after breakfast you will have time to pack up and prepare for your departure.  For those who flew to Sicily, we will arrange your transfer to Catania Airport.

This tour is arranged for groups of 10 or more only.  The tour can also be customized to suit your specific requirements.  Please contact us if you would like more information.

Contact: Group Travel Department


  • 10-14 people - € 1125/person (sing supp - € 175/person) 195/person)

  • 14-19 people - € 895/person  (sing supp - € 175/person) 175/person)

  • 20-24 people - € 795/person (sing supp - € 175/person) 150/person)

  • 25+ people - € 725/person (sing supp - € 175/person)

Included Not included
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Palermo at Hotel Astoria Palace 4*
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Agrigento at Colleverde Park Hotel 4*
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Taormina at Hotel Villa Diodoro 4*
  • Breakfast and dinner daily in the hotel
  • Modern Bus service (air conditioned) for all transfers and excursions as per above program
  • English-Speaking Tour Escort throughout the tour
  • Accommodation and meals of our driver and tour escort
  • Local Guides included where necessary
  • Porterage service in all the hotels
  • Entrance Fees to the following sites: Palatine Chapel in Palermo / Monreale Cathedral and
    Cloister / Segesta Archaegological Park / Valley of the Temples in Agrigento / Roman Villa in
    Piazza Armerina / Greek Theater in Taormina / Siracusa Archaeological Park
  • Airfare
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
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  • Entrance fees not indicated
  • Drinks consumed during meals
  • Tips
  • Anything not indicated in the section “The price includes”.


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