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 and Taormina.
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Fly to Palermo and transfer to the Grand Villa Igiea (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
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. Continue to Syracuse. 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 en route. Stay 2 nights at The Ashbee (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.
Luxury tour departures will feature upgraded accommodation as indicated by the asterisks. Prices are based on the standard room category.
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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,...
Situated in a turn-of-the-century Sicilian villa in the centre of Taormina, the Ashbee is just a few steps from the main boulevard, the Greek amphitheatre and chic boutiques of the town. The rooms and suites of this boutique property are decorated in classical English style, paying homage to the first owners of the villa. The hotel's restaurant serves traditional Sicilian cuisine with prominence given to locally produced ingredients.
Features: 25 rooms & suites; restaurant; 2 bars; tea room; outdoor swimming pool; garden; sun terrace.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; television;...
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EUU2018: 6 Nights
At one time an Arab emirate and seat of a Norman kingdom, Palermo became...
Near the south coast of Sicily, the town of Agrigento is largely overshadowed by the nearby Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples)...
Located in southeastern Sicily, Syracuse was first settled by colonists from Corinth in...
Located on the terrace of Mount Etna and a cable car ride away from pretty beaches, once a former capital of Byzantine Sicily...