This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo
and visits the Valley of the Temples in
Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza
Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse
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Fly to Palermo and transfer to the Grand Villa Igiea* (or similar) for 2
Full day at leisure. Optional morning visit to
the magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral, the
Palatine Chapel, or the Church of San Giovanni
degli Eremiti. In the afternoon, head to
Monreale to see the Norman cathedral. (B)
Collect your hire car (based on group B car
rental). Morning drive to Agrigento visiting
the temples at Selinunte and Segesta. Stay at
the Villa Athena* (or similar) in Agrigento for 1 night. (B)
Visit the Valley of the Temples and Piazza
Armerina to see the mosaics. Continue to
Syracuse and overnight at the Grand Hotel des Etrangers* (or similar). (B)
Morning at leisure. Visit Ortygia, the centre of
the old city, and then drive to Taormina, visiting
the baroque town of Noto. Stay 2 nights at Hotel San Domenico* (or similar). (B)
Full day at leisure. Visit the spectacular volcano
of Mount Etna for panoramic views or the Greek
theatre in Taormina. (B)
Drive to Palermo airport, via Cefalu, and drop off
your hire car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour.
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The 5 star Hilton Villa Igiea Palermo has 122 guest rooms and is located 3 km from the central square in Palermo. Set in sub-tropical gardens, the hotel overlooks the Bay of Palermo on a peninsula. Standard rooms at the hotel overlook the courtyard with superior rooms offering garden views and deluxe rooms offering sea views with private balcony. Public facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant which serves regional specialities and a bar with...
The 5-star Hotel des Estrangers et Miramare is located on the seafront in Ortygia, the historic centre of the city, where you can experience fantastic city and harbour views from its rooftop restaurant and bar. The rooms are decorated in warm Mediterranean colours and most have sea views.
Features: 77 rooms & suites; 2 restaurants; 3 bars; wellness & fitness centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; television; safe; minibar; hairdryer;...
The Hotel Villa Athena is situated in beautiful Mediterranean gardens that provide spectacular views of the Valley if the Temples, a delightful Unesco world heritage site. The gourmet restaurant offers cuisine with the best flavours of Sicily using a mix of tradition and innovation. The Terrace of Gods has a temple-view and is an unforgettable location during summer.
Rooms: 27 rooms & suites, restaurant, terrace, wellness centre, swimming pool, Mediterranean garden.Room amenities: air conditioning, LCD television, minibar, kettle, safe, hairdryer,...
Dating from the 15th century and built around a monastery, the award-winning San Domenico Palace occupies a spectacular location in Taormina. The palace is surrounded by gardens that are filled all year round with delightful flowers, while the views from the terrace and pool look out to the ancient Greek theatre, the Bay of Taormina and Mount Etna. The hotel's three restaurants serve excellent cuisine, one of which has a Michelin star for its outstanding Sicilian dishes.
Features: 102 rooms & suites; 3 restaurants; 3 bars; outdoor swimming pool; garden; terrace; fitness centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; television; safe;...
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.
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EUU2017: 6 Nights
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