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Colors of Sicily

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,150 per person
Greek ruins, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Countries Visited

Italy ...more Italy

Locations Visited

Catania, Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, Modica, Palermo, Monreale ...more Catania, Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, Modica, Palermo, Monreale
  1. Day 1 Arrive Catania

    The slopes of Mount Etna are never far when you stroll around Catania. You'll start your Sicilian journey in the city that lies in its shadow, spending your first day exploring on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. There's free time to savour the city's celebrated gastronomic talents and history as a leading Renaissance centre before you embark on your adventure.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel NH Centro
  2. Day 2 Catania – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights)

    Begin your day with a guided sightseeing tour. Your 'Local Specialist' will delve into the history and culture of this ancient port city, including a visit to Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata which you'll have an opportunity to explore on your own. Take a leisurely stroll through Giardino Bellini, one of Italy's most exquisite public gardens with incredible vistas of Catania and Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, once a highlight along Europe's Grand Tour. Here you'll have an afternoon to spend at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Caesar Palace
  3. Day 3 Taormina Sightseeing

    Sea views and sun-kissed pastel façades feature along your sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' this morning. Before the stylish cafés and luxury boutiques lined Corso Umberto I, the ancient Greeks chose the perfect spot to plant their theatre over 2,500 years ago. You'll have an opportunity to explore the well-preserved ruins of the Teatro Antico di Taormina, imagining how captivating the theatrical performances would have had to be to pull the attention of the audience away from the glistening bay beyond. This evening, the slopes of Mount Etna provide a dramatic backdrop for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner with Maria Marano.'Connect With Locals' as you visit the estate and cellars and enjoy the flavours from secret family recipes.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  4. Day 4 Taormina Free Day

    Indulge in a full free day to explore Taormina on your own. Wherever your exploration takes you, don't miss a chance to sample some of the famous Sicilian granita served with a piping hot brioche. You could choose instead to join your fellow travellers for an Optional Experience to Mount Etna and Savoca. You'll see first-hand why this Sicilian hilltop village was chosen as a backdrop for scenes from The Godfather, before you return to Taormina. This evening, maybe choose to join a traditional Sicilian dinner in Castelmola, perched picturesquely above Sicily's stunning coastline.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Taormina – Syracuse

    Once a major Mediterranean power and the birthplace of Archimedes, the historic city of Syracuse takes centre stage today as you join your 'Local Specialist' for in-depth insights into its colourful past. In its heyday, the city was described as 'the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all'. You'll see some of its treasures at the Archaeological Museum, then visit the island of Ortygia, the ancient heart of the city connected to the mainland by a stone bridge you'll cross on foot. Among the many highlights of the Città Vecchia (Old City), is the beautiful Baroque Cathedral of Syracuse, which has occupied pride of place, in one form or another, since 480 BC. This evening, you'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Mercure
  6. Day 6 Syracuse – Modica – Ragusa – Agrigento

    The aroma of roasted cocoa beans will linger long after your visit to a local chocolatier in Modica. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn the secrets of Modican chocolate, produced the same way the Aztecs once did thanks to the legacy left behind by Spanish conquistadors. Continue to Agrigento, stopping along the way in Ragusa, whose Duomo di San Giorgio, with its remarkable stained glass windows, stands out amongst a multitude of beautiful Baroque façades. Join a 'Local Specialist' later for a visit to the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO-listed site featuring some of the world's most treasured Greek art and architecture. Gain in-depth insights as you explore the world's largest archaeological site, featuring seven temples dating as far back as the 5th century.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace
  7. Day 7 Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo (2 Nights)

    A day of discovery awaits as you head to Palermo, stopping first in Erice where ancient and medieval come together in the 'city of a hundred churches'. With its alleyways and pretty squares, palaces and castles, Erice is delightfully historic. Next on your journey is a visit to the pretty fishing village of Mondello, a favourite seaside retreat for the who's who of Palermo. Soak up the holiday atmosphere along its lively seafront promenade before arriving in Palermo for a free evening. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Sferracavallo at the foot of Mount Capo Gallo for dinner.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Garibaldi
  8. Day 8 Palermo Sightseeing

    This morning, enjoy some free time and soak up the atmosphere. Take a stroll through the Piazza Bellini, at the heart of Palermo, or take a moment to admire the beautiful Pretoria Fountain. Palermo's rich history, culture and gastronomy are revealed on today's sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist', who will take you on a journey into the city's tumultuous past. You'll head to Monreale on the slopes of Monte Caputo where a 'Local Specialist' will join you on a tour of one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture, the 12th-century Cattedrale di Monreale, with its intricate gold mosaics. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a rousing Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Palermo

    Your journey through Sicily has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to new friends and take your airport transfer for your return journey home. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
Colors of Sicily
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including 'Be My Guest')

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Agrigento
  • VISIT Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata, Giardino Bellini, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, the Syracuse Archaeological Museum, Ortygia, Ragusa, Valley of the Temples, Erice, Mondello, and the Monreale Norman Cathedral
  • VIEW Mt. Etna

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Taormina

Sicilian Dinner

Join us for a fantastic Sicilian evening where we’ll enjoy a dinner of Southern Italian specialties.
Adult Price: € 57

Mt Etna, Savoca And The Godfather

Discover rustic village life with your Local Specialist as we visit Savoca, the Sicilian setting for The Godfather. Enjoy the stunning views before a visit to Vitelli's bar, featured in the film and famous for 'granita di limone.' Later, you’ll journey up Mt Etna, one of the most intriguing volcanoes in the world.
Adult Price: € 56

Dinner in Castelmola, the Most Dramatically Located Village in Sicily

Climb by minibus to the heights of Castelmola, above Taormina, to enjoy the best views of this magical part of Sicily. You'll enjoy wandering the cobbled streets with interesting shops and cafes. Then, dine in a restaurant that has the best view in Sicily, with wine included.
Adult Price: € 68

Palermo

Sferracavallo with Dinner

Join us for a drive to the coast of Sicily, where we’ll arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. You’ll have the chance to sample a delicious feast of local Palermo specialties, accompanied by wine and soft drinks.
Adult Price: € 60

A Visit to Cefalu

Take a drive along the blue coastal highway to the quaint medieval village of Cefalu. You'll have the chance to stroll from the long golden beaches into the winding Arab streets with your Local Specialist.
Adult Price: € 36

Colors and Traditions of Palermo

A panoramic drive through verdant forest with spectacular views over the city of Palermo brings us to the summit of Mt. Pellegrino. Here we visit the grotto of Santa Rosalia, Palermo's patron saint. Later, with a Local Specialist, we explore and sample Palermitano street food at one of the most famous and colorful markets with its stalls of olives and spices. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy picturesque Sicilian everyday life.
Adult Price: € 30

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