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Lead Price
From £2345pp
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Classic Sicily

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, Arab-inspired 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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Catania - Syracuse
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Fly to Catania - Syracuse

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Catania with British Airways. Transfer to Syracuse and stay at Grande Albergo Alfeo (or similar) for 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome drink. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Grande Albergo Alfeo
DAY 2: Syracuse - Noto
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Syracuse - Noto

Tour Syracuse, including the Greek theatre, considered one of the most important examples of its kind; the Ear of Dionysius and the island of Ortygia. Continue to the beautiful UNESCO-listed city of Noto, renowned for its magnificent baroque architecture. (B)

Accommodation: Grande Albergo Alfeo
DAY 3: Catania - Cefalù - Palermo
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Catania - Cefalù - Palermo

This morning, drive to Catania to view the cathedral and Piazza Stesicoro. Continue to Cefalù to visit the Norman cathedral with its exquisite mosaics. Next, travel to Palermo and stay two nights at the Hotel Politeama (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Politeama
DAY 4: Palermo - Monreale
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Palermo - Monreale

This morning, drive to Monreale to visit the Norman cathedral, founded in 1172 and considered a leading example of NormanArab architecture. Return to Palermo for a city tour including the magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral; the Palatine Chapel, located within the Norman palace and covered in Byzantine influenced mosaics; and the historic old town. During an afternoon street-food experience, learn how Palermitan cuisine has been shaped by the region's history. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Politeama
DAY 5: Segesta - Erice - Agrigento
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Segesta - Erice - Agrigento

Morning visit to the medieval town of Erice, with its imposing fortified walls overlooking the city of Trapani. Continue to the Temple of Selinunte, an excellent example of Doric architecture. Stop at Grammatico, the world-famous pastry shop, for some marzipan and biscuit tasting. Drive to Agrigento and stay overnight at the Hotel Colloverde Park (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Colleverde Park Hotel
DAY 6: Valley of the Temples - Piazza Armerina - Taormina
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Valley of the Temples - Piazza Armerina - Taormina

Morning visit to the Valley of the Temples, one of the world's most impressive ancient Greek sites. Afternoon drive to the elegant resort town of Taormina via Piazza Armerina to view the Roman mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale. Stay two nights at the Hotel Villa Diodoro (or similar). (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Diodoro
DAY 7: Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Visit the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, for panoramic views. Stop at Barone di Villagrande for wine tasting at a local vineyard. Afternoon guided tour of the Taormina Amphitheatre. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Diodoro
DAY 8: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Catania airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to Catania - Syracuse
- +

Fly to Catania - Syracuse

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Catania with British Airways. Transfer to Syracuse and stay at Grande Albergo Alfeo (or similar) for 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome drink. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Grande Albergo Alfeo
DAY 2: Syracuse - Noto
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Syracuse - Noto

Tour Syracuse, including the Greek theatre, considered one of the most important examples of its kind; the Ear of Dionysius and the island of Ortygia. Continue to the beautiful UNESCO-listed city of Noto, renowned for its magnificent baroque architecture. (B)

Accommodation: Grande Albergo Alfeo
DAY 3: Catania - Cefalù - Palermo
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Catania - Cefalù - Palermo

This morning, drive to Catania to view the cathedral and Piazza Stesicoro. Continue to Cefalù to visit the Norman cathedral with its exquisite mosaics. Next, travel to Palermo and stay two nights at the Hotel Politeama (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Politeama
DAY 4: Palermo - Monreale
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Palermo - Monreale

This morning, drive to Monreale to visit the Norman cathedral, founded in 1172 and considered a leading example of NormanArab architecture. Return to Palermo for a city tour including the magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral; the Palatine Chapel, located within the Norman palace and covered in Byzantineinfluenced mosaics; and the historic old town. During an afternoon street-food experience, learn how Palermitan cuisine has been shaped by the region's history. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Politeama
DAY 5: Segesta - Erice - Agrigento
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Segesta - Erice - Agrigento

Morning visit to the medieval town of Erice, with its imposing fortified walls overlooking the city of Trapani. Continue to the Temple of Selinunte, an excellent example of Doric architecture. Stop at Grammatico, the world-famous pastry shop, for some marzipan and biscuit tasting. Drive to Agrigento and stay overnight at the Hotel Colloverde Park (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Colleverde Park Hotel
DAY 6: Valley of the Temples - Piazza Armerina - Taormina
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Valley of the Temples - Piazza Armerina - Taormina

Morning visit to the Valley of the Temples, one of the world's most impressive ancient Greek sites. Afternoon drive to the elegant resort town of Taormina via Piazza Armerina to view the Roman mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale. Stay two nights at the Villa Diodoro (or similar). (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Diodoro
DAY 7: Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Visit the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, for panoramic views. Stop at Barone di Villagrande for wine tasting at a local vineyard. Afternoon guided tour of the Taormina Amphitheatre. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Diodoro
DAY 8: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Catania airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Wine tasting near Mount Etna
  • Street food experience in Palermo
  • Sample traditional Sicilian pastries at Grammatico in Erice
  • Included visits to Noto, Erice & Monreale
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples & the Palatine Chapel

Important information

Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 14 people (max 18)
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell dinner
  • Hotel porterage

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £5,595 | Guide price month: October

High season from £5,695 | Guide price month: June

Single supplement from £455

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