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Highlights of Sicily

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9 Days from $1,275 per person
Palermo Cathedral

Countries Visited

Italy, Sicily

Locations Visited

Rome, Naples, Acireale, Palermo, Mt. Etna
  1. Day 1 Arrive Rome

    Welcome to Rome. After checking in to your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, consider taking a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the historic atmosphere.

    hotel Ergife Palace
  2. Day 2 Rome – Naples

    Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the city of Naples. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Holiday Inn
  3. Day 3 Naples – Ferry to Sicily – Acireale (2 Nights)

    Drive south via Salerno and through the gorgeous Calabrian countryside. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to Sicily and the coastal town of Acireale - your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel President Park
  4. Day 4 Taormina Sightseeing and Excursion to Mount Etna

    Today we take a scenic drive to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Enjoy a visit to Taormina town. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza Nove Aprile for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. Tonight, consider an evening out to enjoy local specialities.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Acireale – Agrigento – Palermo (2 Nights)

    Drive to Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily where the Valley of the Temples once formed part of an ancient Greek colony. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to seven Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. Meet with a Local Specialist and walk along the fortified ridge stopping at all the main sights. Admire spectacular views from the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, continue to the Sicilian capital of Palermo in time for dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Astoria Palace
  6. Day 6 Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Mondello

    This morning, meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes a visit inside the honey-coloured cathedral and a walk to Piazza Bellini. Later travel to the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. See the picturesque beach which lies between two cliffs. Once a small fishing village it became popular as a holiday destination and today has a very lively seafront promenade.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Palermo Free time – Overnight Ferry to Naples

    Enjoy free time in Palermo this morning for exploration or consider an Optional Experience to visit the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. This evening, board your overnight ferry to Naples.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Disembark in Naples – Rome

    Travel back to the Italian capital of Rome this morning. There is time on arrival to do some last-minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping.. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Pinewood
  9. Day 9 Depart Rome

    This morning, say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 Buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Taormina Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile
  • Mount Etna A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe's largest active volcano
  • Agrigento Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Valley of the Temples
  • Mondello Visit the picturesque fishing village
  • Palermo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
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.

Rome

Delights of Rome with Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialties, alongside local music and drinks.
Adult Price: €49

Naples

Naples Unveiled

Explore the vibrant heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and we'll visit the Archaeological Museum with our Local Specialist to discover fascinating tales of this unique city. Later, our 'passeggiata' will provide further local insight and include a special surprise treat!
Adult Price: €44

Taormina

Sicilian Dinner and Entertainment

A fantastic Sicilian evening, you’ll enjoy a dinner of Southern Italian specialties with musical entertainment.
Adult Price: €64

Palermo

Sferracavallo With Lunch Or 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 fishermen’s feast, accompanied by wine and soft drinks.
Adult Price: €60

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

A Visit To Cefalù

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

Rome

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: €33

Arrivederci Roma

Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savor her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favorite places.
Adult Price: €50

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Joseph Dupont
Travel date: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Service
Customer service is second to none
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for that vote of confidence!
Monday, July 15, 2019
Vacation
The hotel meals were terrible everything else was great. Naples is a giant ghetto
Helen Mcnamara
Travel date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Service
She answered all my questions and concerns, and was very attentive in making my airline reservations.
Vacation
We saw and experienced everything that was described in the GET brochure. It was great. The bus used on the trip was very comfortable
Robert Ciancarelli
Travel date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Service
The Itinerary selected was fabulous.The bus was clean and extremely comfortable. Our bus driver Francesco was incredible 5-stars to him. Our tour guide Lidia Bernardin couldn't have done anymore for us.......She was SPECTACULAR!! Lidia rates 10-stars!! By far the BEST tour guide you could ask for hands down.
Response from Grand European Travel:
How wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing time on your Sicily vacation. The tour guides and drivers certainly know how to make a travel experience truly special. Thank you for sharing and we'll be sure to pass your comments on to the team. Happy travels!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Vacation
Excellent value for the money. Much more free time which was great. Not as rigid as the other tours we tried. Very relaxing.
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