Mini Sicilian Carousel from Catania English speaking
2018 depart Sat: Apr 14. May 05,12,19,26. Jun 02,09,23, Jul 07,21. Aug 25. Sep 01,08,15,22,29.
day 01 Catania Arrival
Independent arrival at your hotel in Catania. In the evening enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by dinner at your hotel.
day 02 Catania-Siracusa-Ragusa
This morning depart to Syracuse and visit the archaeological area “Neapolis” including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa: visit of the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Own arrangements for lunch. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre “Ibla” with its Baroque stunning palaces and churches. Enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island in a nice bar in the main square by the Duomo.
day 03 Ragusa-Caltagirone-Piazza Armerina-Agrigento
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Caltagirone, a small town in the inland of Sicily, declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous worldwide for the production of pottery and terra-cotta wares: panoramic visit and opportunity of shopping. Continue to Piazza Armerina to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its well preserved mosaics. Lunch in a local restaurant. Depart to Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: guided tour of the Valley, including the Temple of Concordia, Juno, Zeus and Heracles. Accommodation and dinner at hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace.
day 04 Agrigento-Palermo-Monreale
After a buffet breakfast depart to Palermo. Arrival in Monreale and visit of the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Lunch on your own. Proceed to Palermo to visit the historical centre, one of the largest of Europe, including the Cathedral, the Palace of the Normans and its superb Palatine Chapel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa.
day 05 Palermo-Departure
Your tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. Own arrangments for departure.
Inclusions: twin share in 4 star accommodation, welcome cocktail, breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch, mineral water each meal, tastings in Ragusa Ibla, deluxe coach, English speaking tour escort, local tour guides and porterage.
Exclusions: transfers, entrance fees, city tax and beverages.
Hotels: Catania-Il Principe, Ragusa-Poggio del Sole Resort, Agrigento-Dioscuri Bay Palace, Palermo-Piazza Borsa (or similar).
On request: Optional excursion to Mount Etna.