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Eastern Sicily

6 days from £755 – £799 per person*

*Depending on the number of people travelling

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Overview

Famous for its blue skies, warm autumns, Greek ruins, cultural diversity, gastronomic delights and fabulous scenery, Sicily has so much to offer. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Sicily has been influenced by the Greeks, Normans, Phoenicans and the Moors, each leaving their mark, and providing a rich collection of stunning temples, churches, medieval towns and hidden gems.

Itinerary


Day 1 – Our flight departs selected UK airports for our flight to Italy. Upon arrival we are met by our guide and transferred to our hotel for the next 5 nights.

Day 2 – After breakfast we head to the delightful town of Taormina to enjoy its tiny streets, the cathedral and the beautifully preserved 3rd century B.C. Greek amphitheatre (entrance included). Taormina has a charming atmosphere, and offers history and culture, as well as elegant squares, churches, shops, cafès and pastry shops.

Day 3 – Today we visit Syracuse & Noto. Noto is, quite simply, the apotheosis of Baroque town planning and architecture. All the buildings have their own unique fascinating design as the architects seem to have been given free reign. Highlights include The Monastero del Santissimo Salvatore with its graceful tower, the Church of San Francesco and Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata. Syracuse, Once home to Archimedes, the city is divided into two parts: an archaeological site and the peninsula of Ortigia. The archaeological site contains a great number of Greek and Roman remains including a Greek theatre from the 5thC BC.

Day  4 – Today we enjoy the day at leisure to explore this elegant resort.

Day 5 – Today we see the real ‘hidden Sicily’ including some of the most breath-taking hilltop villages Sicily has to offer. We visit the village of Savoca, with its stunning hillside setting overlooked by the ruined castle – Castello di Pentefur. Highlights include Bar Vitelli, an attractive building called Palazzo Trimarchi, featured in ‘The Godfather’ and Cappuccini Monastery with its impressive collection of 32 ancient mummified monks in their catacombs. After a local wine tasting we continue onto another ‘hidden’ gem, Forza d’Agro. This graceful medieval village offers splendid views of the creek-indented coast, notably from the terrace of the Piazza del Municipio. After some time at leisure experience the local cuisine with a fabulous 3 course lunch including unlimited local wine.

Day 6 – Today we say farewell as we board our coach and travel back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

The exact order of excursions may be subject to change

Extra nights available

Hotel

Grand Albergo Maugeri, Acireale
The 4 star (local rating) Grande Albergo Maugeri is located in the heart of Acireale, within walking distance from the Cathedral and the Basilica of San Sebastiano. The hotel has 2 restaurants, and an American Bar, but due its location is within easy reach of the many nearby shops and restaurants. All en-suite rooms are classically decorated and are furnished with wooden floors, and have air conditioning, TV, safe deposit box, hairdryer, minibar, and work desk. Bathrooms are with a shower.

Inclusions


What’s included

• Return flights from the UK
• Return airport transfers
• Bed & breakfast accommodation
• Porterage
• Itinerary as detailed

What’s not included
• Travel insurance
• Single Supplement

 

To Book

Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.

For further details please contact one of the team on 01225 764205 or sales@successtours.com