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Sicily: $1,499 Per Person for a Seven-Night Tour with Four-Star Hotel Accommodation, Meals and Coach Transfers

Sicily: Seven-Night Tour

The Experience

Get to know the largest island in the Mediterranean with this seven-night tour of Sicily. Discover its history, art, gastronomy and traditions. Leave from Erice, an ancient medieval town, to reach Selinunte and admire its archaeological excavations. Explore the famous Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and see Mount Etna, the spectacular active volcano. Visit Catania, with its famous Via Etna, the archaeological area of Siracusa, the fascinating Taormina and the historic centre of Palermo. Local guide’s services will allow for more insight into the local history and culture, while four-star hotel accommodation ensures comfort after eventful days.

The Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrival at the hotel in Palermo
  • Metting with the guide, welcome cocktail, and presentation of the tour
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Erice* followed by an orientation tour of the town with the tasting of almond paste desserts
  • Proceed to Marsala and visit of a social winery with tasting
  • Typical lunch and afternoon departure for Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight

*In case of closure of roads that will prevent the reaching of the town, this excursion will be replaced with the visit of Trapani

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Piazza Armerina and visit of the Villa Romana
  • Typical lunch and departure for Acireale to see the historical centre and its baroque
  • Departure for the Eastern area, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight

Day 4:

  • Etna bus excursion up to 1900 meters* and a chance to join (for an additional fee) a 4x4 bus trip and visit the main craters with an authorized guide
  • Afternoon visit of Taormina and the Ancient Theater
  • Free time for shopping
  • Return to the hotel and overnight
  • Half board at the hotel 

*In case of bad weather conditions, the ascent to Mount Etna will be limited up to 700 meters with a stop at Zafferana Etnea and the possibility of seeing the casting of 1992

Day 5:

  • Departure for Syracuse and visit of the historical centre (Ortigia) with the temple of Minerva and the Fountain of Arethusa
  • See the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Latomie and the Ear of Dionysus
  • Lunch during the excursion
  • Proceed to Noto to see its historic centre
  • Return to the hotel and overnight

Day 6:

  • Breakfast at the hotel followed by a departure for Catania, walk in its historic centre and free time for shopping
  • Brunch with arancino or ice cream or granita with brioches (depending on the season)
  • Continue to Cefalù with lunch during the excursion and free time for shopping
  • Departure for the Western area
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight

Day 7:

  • Visit the centre of Palermo, the Duomo and the Cloister of Monreale
  • Lunch and free time in the centre*
  • Return to hotel and overnight

*From 01 June to 14 September the free time in the centre will be replaced by the stop for the bathing in Mondello

Day 8:

  • Breakfast; the tour ends

The Hotels (or similar)

  • Western Area: Palazzo Sitano – Cristal Palace – Hotel Garibaldi – Hotel Splendid La Torre – Hotel Kore – Grand Hotel Mosè – Dioscuri Bay Palace -Eastern Zone: Grande Albergo Maugeri – Complex Antares Olimpo – Hotel Caesar Palace – President Park Hotel – Catania International Airport – Nh Catania Center

Highlights

Get to know the largest island in the Mediterranean with the help of multilingual and local guides

What You Get

The Deal

  • $1,499 per person twin share for a seven-night tour of Sicily for one person (up to $1,995 value)

  • Price is per person, based on twin share (two people travelling together)

    • Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here



Included in the deal:
  • Bus Gran Turismo with a regional guide or tourist guide (multilingual on request), from dinner on arrival day to lunch on the day before departure
  • Full stay, fixed menu, from the first day’s dinner to the eighth breakfast with meals consumed in the hotel or at external restaurants
  • Drinks included with meals: 1/4 lt. of wine, 1/2 lt. of mineral water, per person per meal and coffee at the end of lunch
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Use of audio-receiving devices for the duration of the tour
  • 4-star hotel system
  • Desserts of almond paste
  • Visit with tasting at a wine cellar
  • Catanese snack according to the season
  • A honey tasting
  • Local guides in case of tourist guide: Valley of the Temples, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Siracusa, Palermo and Monreale
  • Ecotax in Syracuse, Noto, Taormina, Monreale and Palermo.
  • Two evening outings after dinner at the planned overnight accommodation, by bus, at scheduled times for departure and return to the hotel.
Not included:
  • Transfers at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Entrance where required to monuments, museums, galleries and state and private archaeological sites. For state sites, the current ministerial decree is valid.
  • Eventual additional eco-taxes and tourist accommodation taxes.
  • Anything not expressly indicated under “the price includes”.

The Fine Print

• Deal is valid for 1 person based on 2 people travelling together (twin share)

• Purchase multiple vouchers

• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay

• Departure is on a Saturday basis

• High season increase may apply

• Two departure dates should be requested

• Hotels and accommodation facilities will be announced seven days before departure. The trips included in the program may be subject to changes or replaced due to adverse weather conditions. When booking, please specify any special dietary requirements, especially if relating to food intolerance and allergies

Groupon strongly encourages all travelers to check official advice available at smartraveller.gov.au prior to purchasing this deal

Travel insurance not included; customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover after booking

• Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

Standard fine print which applies to all travel promotions



How to Redeem


Travel dates: the tour departs every Saturday between May 2019-Mar 2020

• Email to book: rushdown@bigpond.com

• Phone to book: (03) 9531 3882 or 0407 466 661

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