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Sicilian Secrets: Palermo – Catania

5 days with SITA World Tours   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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Day 1 – Tuesday – Palermo
Transfers from airport to hotel and meeting with the tour leader at the hotel in Palermo in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 – Wednesday – Monreale – Palermo
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to visit Monreale, with its impressive Arab-Norman Cathedral and stunning Cloister. Return to Palermo. This city preserves monuments of the Arab-Norman period, including the beautiful Cathedral, the fascinating Byzantine Church of the Martorana and the Palatine Chapel, a higher example from the historical-artistic point of view of the coexistence between cultures and religions. Along the visit stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. Dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 3 – Thursday – Palermo – Marsala – Saline – Agrigento
Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Marsala, that preserves a multitude of signs of the Phoenician, Arab and Norman dominations. Proceed along the famous Via del Sale to admire the islands of Stagnone and the salt marshes. The lagoon and the islandsof Stagnone constitute a large nature reserve of enormous environmental value. Even today the salt marshes represent one of the oldest salt mining industries in the world. Lunch in a renowned wine cellar with a tasting of local wines and products. Departure for Agrigento and visit of the famous Valley of the Temples, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Giunone, Concordia and Ercole temples can be admired. In the evening, check-in at the hotel, dinner and an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 – Friday – Agrigento – Piazza Armerina – Ragusa Ibla – Catania
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Piazza Armerina, and visit to the stunning Villa Romana del Casale, a late-Imperial building and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon proceed to Ragusa Ibla, with its beautiful churches and the Ibleo garden. At the end of the tour, stop to taste some typical local products. Transfer to the hotel in Catania, dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 5 – Saturday – Catania
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. Departure transfers from hotel to airport. (Breakfast)
All This Included
  • 2 Nights in a 4* hotel in Palermo
  • 1 Night in a 4* hotel in Agrigento
  • 1 Night in a 4* hotel in Catania
  • 4 American buffet breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in the hotel or a local restaurant (drinks not included)
  • 1 Lunch & wine tasting at a winery in Marsala area
  • 2 Tastings of local products:Palermo (2nd day): a gastronomic surprise with a tasting of local street food and Ragusa (4th day): a tasting of typical local products.
  • Multilingual tour leader for the entire tour
  • Local guides or audio guides when necessary
  • Visit of Monreale, Palermo, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina and Ragusa
  • Transport by air conditioned bus from the 2nd day until the 4th day
  • Arrival and departure transfers
Accommodations
Palermo: Mercure Palermo Centro / Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal 4* or Similar
Agrigento: Baia Di Ulisse Wellness & Spa 4* or Similar
Catania: IL Principe Hotel / Romano House Hotel 4* or Similar
Notes
  • City tax not included and is to be paid directly at the hotels
  • Tickets for Visit of Monreale, Palermo, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina and Ragusa not included – To be paid on site or pre-paid purchasing the privilege package
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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