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Lead Price
From £2910pp
10 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Sicilian Explorer

This self-drive journey plots a circular course around Sicily, skirting the coast between UNESCO sites and attractive cities. Visit Syracuse, famed for its Greek and Roman heritage; tour the historic region of Val di Noto, home to handsome baroque architecture; explore Palermo, the island’s capital; as well as pretty Taormina on the coast. Throughout, you are accommodated in historic manors, boutique townhouses, and even a former palace.


DAY 1: Fly to Catania • Syracuse
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Fly to Catania • Syracuse

Fly to Catania airport and collect your hire car before proceeding to Syracuse. Stay for two nights at Hotel Roma, situated in a historic townhouse in the centre of Ortygia. (N)

Meal basis:

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

Accommodation: Hotel Roma
DAY 2: Syracuse
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Take a morning city tour of Syracuse, including visits to the island of Ortygia. Your afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Roma
DAY 3: Noto • Ragusa
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Noto • Ragusa

This morning, drive to Ragusa, stopping en route in the baroque town of Noto. Stay for two nights at the Antica Badia Relais Hotel, an 18th-century palace and former residence of the founder of Ragusa. (B)

Accommodation: Antica Badia Relais Hotel
DAY 4: Ragusa • Modica
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Ragusa • Modica

Drive to the city of Modica, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val di Noto and grandly re-built following the region’s 1693 earthquake. The city is also famous for its chocolate, based on a recipe brought by the Spanish who once ruled Sicily. (B)

Accommodation: Antica Badia Relais Hotel
DAY 5: Agrigento
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This morning, drive to Agrigento. In the afternoon, tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Temples. Stay one night at Hotel Baglio Della Luna. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Baglio Della Luna
DAY 6: Palermo
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This morning, drive to the capital of Sicily, Palermo. Your afternoon city tour including visits to the cathedral and Palatine Chapel. Stay two nights at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, situated in the heart of the city. (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
DAY 7: Palermo
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Enjoy your day at leisure, or take an optional tour to the Norman cathedral in Monreale. (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
DAY 8: Taormina
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This morning, drive to the coastal town of Taormina. Stay two nights at the Hotel Villa Belvedere, with terraced gardens and stunning sea views. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Belvedere
DAY 9: Taormina
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Day at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Belvedere
DAY 10: Fly home
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Fly home

Transfer to Catania airport and fly home. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Tour the baroque gems of the Val di Noto 
  • Sample Modica’s famous chocolate 
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento 
Low Season
From £2,910 per person
High Season
From £3,140 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car hire for the duration of the tour
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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