Sicily: A Cultural Journey

Sep 14-24, 2017 / 11 DAYS

The Sicilian sun shines light on a different side of Italy.

In the midst of the Mediterranean, discover an island with personality all its own—full of flavor and teeming with one-of-a-kind art and architecture.…

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 4 three-course dinners
  • 5 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Palermo Cathedral, Agrigento's Greek ruins, Piazza Amerina, Syracuse Cathedral, views of Mount Etna, Taormina's Greek theater

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 1.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and unpaved roads, at high altitudes.

Itinerary

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Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Sep 14: Travel to Sicily

Board your overnight flight to Palermo today.

Palermo / 3 NIGHTS

Sep 15: Arrival in Palermo

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in, then meet your Tour Director and group at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Sep 16: Guided tour of Palermo & Monreale

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, embark on a guided tour of bayside Palermo, situated at the foot of Mount Pellegrino. • Visit the architecturally diverse Palermo Cathedral and see the stunning artwork of the Cappella Palatina • Continue on to nearby Monreale where you’ll pay a visit one of the town’s magnificent cathedrals

Sep 17: Free time in Palermo

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Palermo or add an excursion.

Agrigento / 1 NIGHT

Sep 18: Guided tour of Agrigento

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel south through the Sicilian countryside to Agrigento for a guided walking tour of the city’s fascinating Greek ruins.

Syracuse / 3 NIGHTS

Sep 19: Travel to Syracuse via Piazza Amerina

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On the way to Syracuse, stop for a guided tour of Piazza Amerina and view the stunning mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sep 20: Guided tour of Syracuse

Included meals: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of Syracuse, a historic city known for its rich Greek history. • Visit the Greek theater, the most complete ancient Greek theater still in existence • Tour the massive Paradise Quarry and gardens, featuring the cave that Caravaggio dubbed “The Ear of Dionysius” for its unique acoustics • Visit the Roman amphitheater, then cross a bridge to the Island of Ortygia to see the Temple of Apollo and Syracuse Cathedral

Sep 21: Free time in Syracuse

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Syracuse or add an excursion.

Taormina Region / 2 NIGHTS

Sep 22: Guided tour of Taormina

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Taormina, where a local guide introduces you to this scenic town perched high above the sea. • Enjoy views of Mount Etna, Taormina Cathedral and the Palazzo Corvaia, seat of the first Sicilian parliament • Visit the town’s 2nd-century Greek theater Enjoy a free evening in the Taormina region or add an excursion.

Sep 23: Free time in the Taormina Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full free day in the Taormina region or add an excursion. This evening, say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner.

Sep 24: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Taormina.

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