8-Day Sicilian Delights: Culture & Cuisine Group Tour

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Day 1: Arrival in Catania - Ancient Gateway to Sicily 🌞🌊

Note:  This tour starts on a Saturday in Catania, Sicily and ends on a Saturday in Taormina, Sicily. We recommend the Catania Airport (CTA) for arrival and departure.

Upon arrival in Catania, check into your hotel and take some time to relax. In the evening, join the group for a welcome dinner at the hotel. This is an ideal opportunity to meet your fellow travelers and discuss the exciting itinerary ahead.

Neapolis Archaeological Park

Day 2: Sunday - Syracuse Sojourn 🚌🏛️

After breakfast, board the coach for a day trip to Syracuse. The guided tour of Neapolis Archaeological Park includes the Greek theatre and the Roman Amphitheatre, showcasing Syracuse’s historical significance. In Ortigia, explore on foot, visiting the Cathedral and other key sites. Return to Catania in the evening, with dinner at your leisure.

Day 3: Monday - Catania’s Fishy Business & Ragusa Rendezvous 🐠🧀

A morning walk through Catania’s famous fish market, “A PISCARIA,” offers insight into local culture. Post-visit, travel to Ragusa, where a light lunch featuring local cheeses awaits. The afternoon includes a guided tour of Ragusa Ibla, its baroque center. Dinner is at the hotel in Ragusa.

Day 4: From Agrigento to Marsala - A Day of History and Wine 🍷

Depart for Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples, a significant archaeological site. Lunch is independent, followed by a transfer to Marsala. Check into a wine resort and enjoy an evening wine tasting and light dinner, exploring Sicilian wine traditions.

Day 5: Salt Route, Erice, and Palermo - Cultural Immersion 🧂

Travel to Erice via the Salt Route, a scenic journey past salt pans and windmills. Explore Erice’s medieval streets and savor traditional pastries. The afternoon brings you to Palermo, where you’ll visit the Cathedral and experience the local street food. Overnight stay in Palermo.

Day 6: Monreale, Cefalù, and Taormina - Discovering Coastal Gems 🌊

Morning visit to Monreale’s Cathedral, then proceed to Cefalù for a walking tour including its famous Cathedral. In the afternoon, travel to Taormina, with time to explore independently before dinner.

Day 7: Mount Etna & Taormina - Natural Wonders and Relaxation 🌋

A morning excursion to Mount Etna includes a guided tour and a stop at a local winery. Return to Taormina in the afternoon, with free time for shopping, exploring, or visiting the Greek-Roman Theatre. Dinner is at your discretion.

Taormina Sicily Street

Day 8: Departure from Taormina - Farewell Sicily 🛫

Enjoy a final breakfast in Taormina before checking out of the hotel. Departure transfers to the airport or next destination mark the end of the tour.

Summer 2024 Sicilian Delights Tour: Departure Dates 🌞

From Catania on Saturdays:

Low Season Dates 🌸
April: 20
October: 05, 12, 19

High Season Dates ☀️
May: 04, 11, 18, 25
June: 01, 15, 22
July: 13
August: 24, 31
September: 07, 14, 21, 28

Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable Sicilian adventure!

Sicilian Delights Tour 2024: Pricing Overview 💰

Rate Per Person in Euro Dollars. 

Low Season 🌸

  • In Double Room: €2,288.00
  • Supplement for Single Room: €420.00

High Season ☀️

  • In Double Room: €2,328.00
  • Supplement for Single Room: €420.00

Additional Options:

  • 3rd Person in Triple Room: On Request

Embark on your Sicilian journey with our tailored packages, ensuring a comfortable and memorable experience!

 

Sicilian Delights Tour: Selected Accommodations 🏨

1. Catania
– Katane Hotel 4****
– *or similar*

2. Ragusa
– Poggio Del Sole Resort 4****
– *or similar*

3. Marsala
– Baglio Donnafranca Wine Resort
– *or similar*

4. Palermo
– Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa 4****
– Politeama Palace 4****
– *or similar*

5. Taormina
– Villa Diodoro 4****
– Hotel Caparena 4****
– *or similar*

*Enjoy luxurious stays at these carefully selected 4-star accommodations, ensuring comfort and elegance throughout your Sicilian journey.*

Overview

Sicilian Delights Tour 🌟
Small Group, Big Adventure (Max 20 People) 🧑‍🤝‍🧑**
Dive into Sicily’s heart with our ‘Sicilian Delights: Culture & Cuisine Tour.’ Tailored for a medium-sized group of up to 20, this tour promises an intimate and enriching experience.

Guaranteed Departure Dates 📅**
We’ve set guaranteed departure dates for your convenience, ensuring your dream trip to Sicily is just a booking away.

Great Value for Price 💰**
Experience the best of Sicilian culture and cuisine without breaking the bank. Our tour offers exceptional experiences at a price that’s as appealing as the destinations we visit.

This tour is designed for the discerning traveler seeking value and camaraderie. Limited to a cozy group of up to 20 like-minded explorers, this tour guarantees departures on select dates, making planning your dream vacation a breeze. Sicily unfolds its wonders as you journey through its vibrant cities and tranquil countryside. From Catania’s lively markets to the historical riches of Palermo, each day is a blend of cultural immersion and gastronomic delight. Savor the authentic flavors of Sicilian cuisine and wines, all at an appealing price point. Join us and be part of a close-knit group discovering the timeless beauty of Italy’s enchanting island.

What's Included

Included

Sicilian Delights Tour: What’s Included 🌟

1. Accommodation:
– 6 nights in 4-star hotels.
– 1 night in a Wine Resort.

2. Meals and Tastings:
– Welcome drink on Day 1.
– 7 breakfasts at the hotels.
– 2 dinners (Day 1 in Catania, Day 3 in Ragusa).
– Mineral water (1/2 bottle per person) at hotel meals.
– Street food lunch in Palermo (includes water and a glass of wine).
– Cheese and Sicilian products tasting/light lunch in Ragusa (includes water and a glass of wine).
– Almond pastries tasting in Erice.
– Wine tasting and light dinner at sunset in Marsala.

3. Exclusive Experiences:
– Visit to a wine cellar in Marsala.
– Wine tasting on Mount Etna.

4. Transportation:
– Deluxe motor coach with free Wi-Fi (minivan with English-speaking driver provided for groups of 8 or fewer, usually without Wi-Fi).

5. Guidance and Assistance:
– English-speaking Tour Escort.
– Local guides where necessary.
– Whispers Kit (headphones) for groups with more than 10 passengers.
– Porterage at hotels.
– Local staff assistance.

*Enjoy a seamless and enriching travel experience with these comprehensive inclusions, ensuring your Sicilian journey is both comfortable and memorable.*

Digital Companion: Complimentary electronic city guides to enhance your urban explorations.

Not Included

Sicilian Delights Tour: What’s Not Included 🚫

1. Transfers:
– Transfers in/out are not included. – Ask about adding this optional service.

2. Entrance Fees:
– Tickets to sites and museums are not covered.

3. City Tax:
– This tax is payable directly at the hotels.

4. Beverages:
– Beverages other than water at hotel meals are not included.

5. Additional Expenses:
– Any item or service not explicitly mentioned in the “rate includes” section.

*Please note these exclusions to plan accordingly for your immersive Sicilian experience.*

Pricing Transparency: Our Euro-Centric Approach

We place a premium on offering extraordinary value in concert with exceptional services, hence all our package prices are stated in Euros. Here’s why this matters:

Clarity in Financial Dealings

By presenting prices in Euros, we ensure you receive the most straightforward and competitive rates, devoid of hidden costs that often lurk in U.S. Dollar quotations due to ever-changing exchange rates.

Staying Ahead of Currency Trends

Our team of Travel Specialists is perpetually monitoring the value of the Euro against other principal currencies. This proactive approach enables us to guide you on the ideal moment to lock in your payment, thereby maximizing your financial well-being.

Billing Made Clear

Each invoice you receive is meticulously crafted to display the current exchange rate, ensuring absolute clarity in your financial transactions. With Italy4Real, what you see is what you get—no hidden fees or unanticipated charges.

Payment Flexibility Tailored For You

We solidify the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro solely at the time of your concluding payment, allowing you the leeway to capitalize on favorable exchange rates as they arise.

Your choice of Italy4Real as your European tour partner is deeply valued. We consider your satisfaction and the value we provide to be the cornerstone of our service.

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