The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily,
is as culturally rich as it is beautiful. It
is home to superb Norman architecture,
vibrant Roman floor mosaics, Arabinspired
gardens, and probably the finest
Greek temples to be found anywhere in
the world. Alongside this, the island has
some magnificent natural scenery, from
volcanic Mount Etna to quiet beaches in
the south. This tour takes you to the best
that the island has to offer.
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Fly from London to Catania with British Airways.
Transfer to the Mercure Catania Hotel for 2
Tour of Syracuse including visits to the Greek
theatre, considered one of the most important
examples of its kind, the Ear of Dionysius, and
the island of Ortygia, the centre of the old city.
Continue to the town of Ragusa, a Unesco world
heritage site due to its magnificent baroque
Drive to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the
Temples, one of the world’s most impressive
ancient Greek sites. Continue to the Temple
of Selinunte, an excellent example of Doric
architecture, and the salt pans of Marsala. Stay
1 night at the Baglio Oneto or similar. (B)
Drive to the town of Erice, a medieval town
with imposing fortified walls overlooking the
city of Trapani. Continue to Monreale to see
the Norman cathedral, founded in 1172 and
considered a leading example of Norman-Arab architecture. Continue to Palermo and stay 2
nights at the Mercure Palermo Exclesior. (B)
Morning visits to the magnificent Arab-Norman
cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, located within
the Norman palace and covered in Byzantineinfluenced
mosaics, and the historic old town.
Afternoon at leisure or optional tour to the coastal
town of Cefalu and its superb cathedral. (B)
Morning drive to Piazza Armerina to view the
Roman mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale,
a Unesco world heritage site. Continue to the
elegant resort town of Taormina and stay for 2
nights at the Villa Diodoro (or similar). (B)
Visit the highest active volcano in Europe,
Mount Etna, which offers panoramic views of
the Ionian Sea. Afternoon at leisure to visit the
renowned Greek theatre in Taormina. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to
Catania airport and fly to London with British
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Based in 4- and 5-star
Pre- and post-tour extensions
are available in Catania and Taormina, and
include 2 nights’ accommodation with arrival or
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6785
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baglio Oneto was built at the end of the 18th century and renovated to maintain the architectural identity of its original design. The hotel has 3 categories of room: Classic, Superior and Deluxe. The 23 Classic rooms are distinguished by their position overlooking the beautiful Marsala countryside with its typical Mediterranean flora of reeds, olive groves and vineyards. The 17 Superior rooms have a privileged position with views past the pool, olive groves and the 18th-century tower to the sea beyond with Saline, Windmills, Mozia and the Egadi Islands visible in the distance.The property's 8 Deluxe rooms feature lounge areas and all amenities, with wide views of the stunning mare nostrum, with the Natural Reserve of The Stagnone and the Egadi islands on the...
The Hotel Mercure Palermo Excelsior is located in the city centre on the Viale della Libertà, a street known for its luxury boutiques and is within easy reach of the city's port. The art nouveau style building is surrounded by greenery, including the 'English Garden'. It offers 119 rooms, a 24-hour gym and a restaurant, which serves Mediterranean and international...
Close to the historical centre of Taormina, the Hotel Villa Diodoro is a century-old 4-star property with views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. The 102 rooms all have air conditioning, a safe and minibar. During the summer months the restaurant opens out onto a poolside terrace and offers alfresco dining. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and wellness...
Located on the Piazza G. Verga in Catania's historic centre, the Mercure Catania Excelsior opened in 1953 and offers 176 rooms. Facilities at the property include a restaurant serving a mix of Italian and International cuisine, an American bar, a fitness centre and a Turkish...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This extension provides an opportunity to
lengthen your stay in Taormina and explore
this beautiful coastal resort at a leisurely pace.
Stay an extra 3 nights at
the Hotel Villa Diodoro. (B)
Days at leisure. (B)
Late morning transfer to
Catania airport and fly to London Heathrow
with Alitalia Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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