East Coast Sicily Tour 2019

Agrigento, Forza d'Agrò, Mount Etna, Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina
5 Days, 4 Nights

Sicily Tour Orientia 2016

Day 1, Monday – Palermo (Sicily)

Arrival in Palermo airport in Sicily. Transfer to your hotel ON YOUR OWN. Meeting with the participants. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel.

Day 2, Tuesday – Palermo – Agrigento – Taormina

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and depart for Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the valley, dating back to the 5th century B.C. The poet Pindar described the site “as the most beautiful city built by mortal men”, The Doric style temples, all constructed within a century, face east, a standard criteria for both Greek and Roman temples so the statue of the god housed in each temple faced the rising sun. The best temple is that of Concordia (similar in design to the Partenon in Athens) which is an almost perfectly preserved condition. Your local guide will highlight the history and architecture of Concordia and of the other temples that are part of this archaeological treasure-trove. After visiting the Valley of the Temples, resume travel to Taormina, where you arrive in the evening in time for an enjoyable and relaxing dinner at your hotel.

Day 3, Wednesday – Taormina – Mount Etna – Taormina – (optional tour to Savoca & Forza d’Agrò)

Buffet breakfast at hotel and morning walking tour of Taormina’s charming city center includes the Greek/Roman amphitheater, with its spectacular view of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Enjoy the excursion to Mount Etna, till 5900 feet and visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy the best views, as you drive through the fertile slopes and villages that sit on ancient volcanic eruptions. On the way back to Taormina, we offer a once in a lifetime experience. You may take an optional “Godfather” tour featuring the authentic villages chosen by Francis Coppola for most of the scenes in the Godfather movies. This is a good way to explore the real untouched Sicilian countryside, local lifestyle and culture. Tonight you may experience dinner on your own in one of the many colorful restaurants of Taormina.

Day 4, Thursday – Taormina – Siracusa – Taormina

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and experience an included excursion to Syracuse. A guided tour of this venerable city highlights the Archaeological Park, Greek Theater, Latomia del Paradiso and Cave of Dyonisius’ Ear. This evening savor a special Sicilian dinner with wine in a restaurant characteristic of this region.

Day 5, Friday – Taormina

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Catania airport for your return flight home ON YOUR OWN. End of the tour.

Package Includes:

– First class hotels for 4 nights
– City taxes (updated as on 5/8/18 – in case of increase in charge, this will be an added supplement)
– 7 included meals (4 buffet breakfasts + 1 dinners at hotel + 2 dinners at popular local restaurants featuring regional cuisine)
– ¼ wine + ½ mineral water + coffee or cappuccino served with lunch and dinner at hotels & restaurants
– Touring by air-conditioned motor-coach or minivan accordingly to the number of participants
– Professional English speaking tour director (under 7 participants, the trip could be done with English speaking driver/guide)
– Sightseeing as indicated, including local guides where necessary (Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento)
– Excursion to Mount Etna until 5900 feet
– Headsets during the whole tour
– Porterage in/out in hotels
– Tax

Package DOES NOT include:

– Flights
– Transfers in & out
– Beverages during meals
– Entrance fees
– Tips and personal extras
– Any other concept which is not indicated under “rate includes”

For operational reasons the itinerary may change or be inverted without notice. Dinners during the tour could be at hotel or at local restaurant. As a general rule, the scheduled hotel for each departure will be the ones listed above. The final list of the hotels will be sent 15 days before each departure.