Short Carousel Tour from Catania or from Palermo

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

AVAILABLE FROM 13 APRIL TO 19 OCTOBER 2019 DEPARTURES GUARANTEED FROM CATANIA EVERY SATURDAY 

AVAILABLE FROM 16 APRIL TO 22 OCTOBER 2019 DEPARTURES GUARANTEED FROM PALERMO EVERY TUESDAY

 

DAILY ITINERARY FROM CATANIA

1st Day/Saturday: CATANIA

Independent arrival at the hotel IL PRINCIPE. Accommodation. Welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in your hotel.

2nd Day/Sunday: CATANIA, SIRACUSA  AND RAGUSA (tasting of Sicilian typical products)

After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse to 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 Arethuse Fountain. Lunch on your own. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its stunning Baroque palaces and churches. Together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy a tasting of typical products on the way. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel POGGIO DEL SOLE.

3rd Day/Monday: RAGUSA, CALTAGIRONE, PIAZZA ARMERINA AND 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.  Overnight.

4th Day/Tuesday: AGRIGENTO - PALERMO AND 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. 

5th Day/Wednesday: PALERMO

After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON:

In double room                   € 720,00

Single supplement              € 150,00

3rd pax in triple room           € 690,00

DEPARTURES DATES:

April: 13 20

May: 04 11 18 25

June: 01 08 15 22

July: 06 13 20

August: 24 31

September: 07 14 27 28

October: 05 12 19

THE RATE INCLUDES:

-       Welcome cocktail

-       4 dinners, 1 lunch, 4 breakfast

-       Tasting of Sicilian typical products in Ragusa 

-       Mineral Water included in meals

-       DeLuxe Bus transportation 

-       English speaking  Tour Leader

-       Local guides where necessary

-       Porterage at hotels

-       Whispers Kit

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

-       Transfers in/out

-       Entrance fees at monuments

-       City Taxes: some City Councils  may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel

-       Beverages

-       Anything which is not clearly specified under ”the rate includes”

 

DAILY ITINERARY FROM PALERMO

1st Day/Tuesday: PALERMO

Independent arrival at the GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

2nd Day/Wednesday: PALERMO,SEGESTA, ERICE, SALT ROUTE (Trapani Area) AND 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. Lunch on your own. 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.

3rd Day/Thursday: PALERMO, CEFALÚ, NEBRODI PARK AND 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.

4th Day/Friday: TAORMINA, MT ETNA (OPTIONAL) AND 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 meters 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.

5th Day/Saturday: TAORMINA 

After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour.

GROSS RATES PER PER PERSON:

In double room                   € 840,00

Single supplement              € 160,00

3rd pax in triple room         € 810,00

 DEPARTURES DATES:

April: 16 23 

May: 07 14 21 28

June: 04 11 18 25

July: 09 16 23

August: 227

September: 03 10 17 24

October: 01 08 15 22

THE RATE INCLUDES:

-       4 dinners, 1 lunch, 4 breakfasts

-       Mineral water included in meals

-       English speaking Tour Leader

-       DeLuxe Bus transportation 

-       Local guides where necessary

-       Porterage at hotels

-       Whispers Kit

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

-       Transfers in/out

-       Entrance fees at monuments

-       City Taxes: some City Councils  may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the Hotel

-       Beverages

-       Optional excursion to Mt Etna on Day 4

-       Anything which is not clearly specified under ”the rate includes”

ATTENTIONPRIVATE TRANSFERS FROM/TO PALERMO AIRPORT (OPTIONAL)

 the price depends on the number of passengers

CANCELLATION FEES:

100% penalty for NO SHOW, 80% penalty from 1 to 4 days before the beginning of the Tour, 50% penalty from 5 to 9 days before the beginning of the Tour, 30% penalty from 10 to 20 days before the beginning of the Tour

NOTEFor organizational reason, the itinerary may be reserved or modified without notice. In any case BSS Travel & Events ensures the visits and excursion mentioned on the journeyOTHER TOURS AVAILABLE

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