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Overview

Sicilian Escape

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.

Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!

Highlights of Sicilian Escape

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Transportation

Motorcoach.

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

UNESCO Sites

Arab-Norman cathedral of Monreale|Archeological area of Agrigento|Mount Etna|Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica|Villa Romana del Casale

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALYWelcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2

PALERMOPALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and visit the Norman Cathedral. (B)

Day 3

PALERMO–AGRIGENTOAGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples. (B,D) 87 mi / 140 km

Day 4

AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. (B) 162 mi / 260 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to Ortigia. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

Day 5

SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERASYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
CATANIA [LF] Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera. (B) 75 mi / 120 km

Day 6

TAORMINA RIVIERA TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7

TAORMINA RIVIERA Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Catania.) (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-02-19 2022-02-20 2022-02-26 $879 $0 $879 KIJ20220 Available
2 2022-02-26 2022-02-27 2022-03-05 $879 $0 $879 KIJ20227 Available
3 2022-03-05 2022-03-06 2022-03-12 $1039 $0 $1039 KIJ20306 Available
4 2022-03-12 2022-03-13 2022-03-19 $1199 $0 $1199 KIJ20313 Available
5 2022-03-19 2022-03-20 2022-03-26 $1199 $0 $1199 KIJ20320 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Central Palace Hotel Federico II A fusion of classic and innovative design, Hotel Federico II is a family- run 65 room establishment located near the city's most important streets of culture, tourism and shopping, halfway between the Teatro Massimo and the Teatro Politeama. Breakfast is served with a rich buffet while the in-house restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean dishes revisited along with a great wine selection. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property. Palermo Via Principe Granatelli, 60 First-Class
2 Grand Hotel Mose Grand Hotel Mosè is an elegant 2-floor building entirely made of tuff stone, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with swimming pool and located not far from the Valley of the Temples. . Its rooms are spacious and most of them come with a terrace. La Mimosa restaurant offers menus of local and international cuisine and during Summer meals are served by the pool. A bar for a quick snack or just an espresso is also available. Free Wi-Fi internet access available thoughtout the hotel. Agrigento Viale Leonardo Sciascia First-Class
3 Mercure Siracusa Prometeo The modern, comfortable Mercure Siracusa Prometeo offers 93 rooms with all the comforts. The hotel has a bar/bistro, a fitness room and a wellness center. In Summer a roof panoramic outdoor swimming-pool with a solarium area on the 6th floor will be available. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. Siracusa Viale Teracati 20 First-Class
4 Hellenia Yachting Hotel Hellenia Yachting Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony of Sicily. The property is directly overlooking the waterfront and features a private beach, a spa and a pool. There is a piano bar located in the main terrace area and immediatly adjacent to the main in-house restaurants which boasts some of the finest Sicilian cuisine, presenting traditional local dishes with a fresh and original touch. Giardini Naxos Via Jannuzzo, 41 First-Class
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