Sicily has had many rulers over the centuries. See their legacies on this 9-day tour, passing through Syracuse, Ragusa, Agrigento, Palermo and Taormina. Staying in luxurious boutique hotels, this is the ultimate trip to the island.
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Fly to Catania airport and transfer to Syracuse. Stay 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Minareto, a luxury seaside resort with private beaches and views to the historic centre of Ortygia. (N)
Morning city tour of Syracuse including visits to the island of Ortygia. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning transfer to Ragusa, stopping en route in the baroque town of Noto. Stay overnight at the Antica Badia Relais Hotel, an 18th-century palace and former residence of the founder of Ragusa. (B)
Morning drive to Agrigento. Afternoon tour of the Unesco world heritage site of the Valley of the Temples. Stay 1 night at the Hotel Villa Athena (Twin Superior Garden room or Concordia Temple-View room), overlooking the Temple of Concordia. (B)
This morning, drive to the capital of Sicily, Palermo. Afternoon city tour including visits to the cathedral and Palatine Chapel. Stay 2 nights at the Grand Villa Igiea, a restored 19th-century villa on the seashore. Following day at leisure or optional tour to the Norman cathedral in Monreale. (B)
Morning drive to the coastal town of Taormina. Stay 2 nights at the Ashbee Hotel, a small retreat with terraced gardens spilling down to the sea. Following day at leisure. (B)
Transfer to Catania airport and 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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SCY2018: 8 Nights
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