Discover Sicily

From $2,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
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From $2,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host​ & Specialist Local Guide​
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink 
  • ​Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from Catania airport
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Taomina
  • Syracuse
  • Visit to Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina
  • Monreale​ & Palermo 
  • Try authentic street food in Palermo
  • The seaside town of Cefalú

Itinerary

Day 1 Catania

Make your own way to Catania where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening. 

Meals included: D

Day 2 Taormina

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, you’ll enjoy a truly memorable experience as y ou enjoy a cable car ride.

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 shop for a tour. We’ll learn all about the fascinating way that honey is made and we’ll also taste locally produced olive oil, olives and vegetable pate, along with three different wines.

Taormina is perched on a cliff top, overlooking two beautiful sweeping bays. During our included afternoon excursion we will also visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre.​


 

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Syracuse

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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Piazza Armerina

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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Monreale & Palermo

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 mosaicsy ou’lldisco verwheny ouv entureinside. 
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 café. Snacking on the street is a proud, centuries-old tradition in Palermo and we’re going to taste an array of authentic Sicilian delicacies. Prepare to feast on scrumptious arancine, deep-fried rice balls filled with bolognese sauce, chickpea fritters served with minty potato croquettes and sfincione, thick Sicilian pizza. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Campofelice di Roccella - at Leisure

​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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Cefalù

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. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Catania - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers​​
Meals included: B

Additional Information

Pools are typically open from May-October, at the discretion of the hotel.​

Accommodation

Complesso Antares / Olimpo

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. 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.

Acacia Resort

Set on its own private beach, the hotel''s facilities include a restaurant, bar, health club and outdoor swimming pool. Guest rooms have private facilities, hairdryer, TV, fridge and balcony or patio. Swimming pools are typically open May to September.