Discover Sicily

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $2,249

Apr 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - each has a part to play in Sicily's rich culture. Discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half board in 4-star hotels
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • ​Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation​
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Syracuse 
  • Visit to Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina 
  • Palermo & Monreale 
  • The seaside town of Cefalú
  • Taormina

Optional excursions

  • ​Ancient town of Agrigento 
  • Discover Mount Etna - Cable car & Jeep adventure​

​Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package.

Itinerary

Make your own way to Catania, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​​

Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano, standing at approximately 3,329m high. Globally significant, this immense peak is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is hugely popular, attracting thousands of visitors each year. If you choose to visit this magnificent volcano on our optional excursion this morning you'll enjoy a truly memorable experience as you journey up in a cable car.​ You'll also have a further option to take a thrilling journey higher up the volcano in a 16-seater 4x4 vehicle in the company of an Alpine guide.​
After our exploration of Mount Etna we'll call at a traditional farm for a tour. We'll see the farm's 900 beehives. We'll learn all about the fascinating way that honey is made and we'll try a selection of different flavours. We'll also taste locally produced olive oil, olives and vegetable pate, along with three different wines. 

​Taormina is a picturesque town perched on a cliff top overlooking two beautiful sweeping bays. During our afternoon included excursion there will also be the option to visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre here. ​​

​During our included visit to the historic city of Syracuse we'll explore the old town of Ortigia and see the magnificent Greek theatre carved into the hillside​.

The fascinating Villa del Casale, a ​Roman villa built in the 4th century, is another of the island's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This fascinating structure, located just outside the town of Piazza Armerina, boasts the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and is said to be one of the most luxurious of its kind. We pay a visit en route to our next hotel.​

Watching over Palermo is the beautiful Monreale Cathedral, one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in the world. The pleasant yet unremarkable exterior of the cathedral offers no clue as to the exquisite golden paintings and spectacular mosaics you'll discover when you venture inside​.
We'll then move on to Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, which boasts a wealth of architecture ranging in style from Arabic to Art Nouveau. Our first stop is the market, where we'll be treated to a street food experience in a local bar. We will then take some time to explore the light-filled Capella Palatine chapel which proudly exhibits intricate Byzantine mosaics.​

​The ancient town of Agrigento is a spectacular showcase for Sicily's Greek past.

On an optional excursion today your Local Guide will introduce you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture, and one of Sicily's major attractions. You'll also discover the fascinating Temple of Concord and the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple built by the Greeks.​

​The popular seaside town of Cefalù is set on a rocky headland and boasts lovely sandy beaches. We will visit this pretty fishing port today. It is dominated by one of Sicily's finest Norman cathedrals, which houses some of the island's earliest and best-preserved Byzantine mosaics.

This evening, gather with your travelling companions for a farewell get-together​.

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Valley of the Temples

Italy - Valley of the Temples

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This afternoon you will visit one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Sicily, the monumental Valley of the Temples. Set amongst a harmony of both nature and ancient monuments, this UNESCO World Heritage Site plays host to the temples of the 5th Century made of sandstone and shine an amber colour that will leave you breathless when contrasted against the green fields.

Italy - Discover Mount Etna by cable car

Italy - Discover Mount Etna by cable car

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Italy - Discover Mount Etna by cable car

Italy - Discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep

Italy - Discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep

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Don’t miss the opportunity to see at close hand Sicily’s most famous landmark and Europe’s tallest active volcano. Enjoy stunning views as you journey up Mount Etna in a cable car, where you’ll be surrounded by a unique lunar landscape. The mountain itself has pockmarked surfaces created by past lava flows and impressive craters. Once you’ve reached the Piccolo Rifugio area (2500m), you'll head off on a jeep adventure with an Alpine guide for even more amazing views of this majestic mountain. Please note: Even on a sunny day it can be cold and windy at the summit. You will need to wear shoes with a good grip and a warm jacket, however it is possible to hire these at Etna. Half Day – Spectacular Views/Must See – Strenuous walking at the higher level (9000ft a.s.l.) You will travel to a height of 2500m by cable car and up to 2920m by jeep. The duration of this is will be approximately 2 hours.

Italy - Prebookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car

Italy - Prebookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car

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Italy - Prebookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car

Italy - Pre-bookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep

Italy - Pre-bookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep

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Italy - Pre-bookable Package - Valley of the Temples / Discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep

Accommodation

The 4-star Complesso Antares Hotel is located on a hill overlooking the town of Letojanni. The hotel has a wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness room. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
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Hotel Antares Letojanni

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Friday 17 Apr 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Friday 01 May 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Friday 08 May 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Friday 15 May 2020

8 Days

$2,399

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Friday 05 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,499

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Friday 12 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,499

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Friday 19 Jun 2020

8 Days

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Friday 21 Aug 2020

8 Days

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Friday 04 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,599

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Friday 11 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,499

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Friday 18 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,399

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Friday 25 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,399

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Friday 09 Oct 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Friday 16 Oct 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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