Mini Sicilian Carousel from Palermo exclusively in English
2019 depart Tue: Apr 16,23. May 07,14,21,28. Jun 04,11,18,25. Jul 09,16,23. Aug 27. Sep 03,10,17,24. Oct 01,08,15,22
day 01 Palermo – Arrival
Independent arrival at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in your hotel.
day 02 Palermo-Segesta-Erice- Salt Route (Trapani area)-Palermo
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Segesta to admire the magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C, and the Theatre, one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny and characteristic streets. Own arrangements for Lunch. Down to Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.
day 03 Palermo-Cefalu’-Nebrodi Park-Taormina
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch with a typical menu. Continue to Cesarò, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view - the north facing side - surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel Villa Diodoro, located near historic centre of Taormina.
day 04 Taormina-Mt Etna (Optional)-Taormina
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1800 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea": enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own. Return to your hotel: dinner and overnight.
day 05 Taormina Departure
Your Sicily experience comes to an end after breakfast. Own arrangements for departure.
Inclusions: twin share in 4 star accommodation, welcome cocktail, breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch, deluxe coach, mineral water with meals, English speaking tour escort, local tour guides and porterage.
Exclusions: transfers, entrance fees, city tax and beverages.
Hotels: Palermo- GH Piazza Borsa, Taormina-Villa Diodoro (or similar).