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Suggested Self-Drive - Sun drenched Sicily

8 days car hire from $480 per vehicle*
Flights & accommodation are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

 

8 days car hire from
$480
per vehicle*Flights & accommodation are additional

Sun drenched Sicily 
In Italy the freewheeling experience becomes more challenging with driving on the right hand side of the road. Don’t be put off, roads and autobahns are well surfaced and clearly signposted. Most major roads do have tolls so it is often cheaper and more scenic to stay on the secondary roads. Beautiful Sicily is a treasure trove of Roman and Greek ruins, medieval villages, incredible architecture and dramatic landscape. Just as dramatic is the long, complicated history – the mafia originated here, the Romans ruled, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans - all make for a truly unique culture.

Choosing your Rental Car
Take into consideration the size of the vehicle you require. We strongly recommend a compact size car for two adults. If the vehicle is to be used for day touring from a central base and not for transporting your luggage, a smaller vehicle may be adequate. We suggest you book your car before leaving home as this will save money and ensure you get the car of your choice.



8 day car hire
From $480 per vehicle*
Travel: 01 Apr-01 Jul, 10 Sep-13 Dec 18, 07 Jan-31 Mar 19
From $605 per vehicle*
Travel: 02 Jul-09 Sep, 14 Dec 18-06 Jan 19
*Based on Hertz Group B car hire
Flights are additional

Itinerary
Day 1: Palermo – Monreale – Palermo
Palermo’s old town has a 3000 year old history. The slightly chaotic streets show the architectural marks of the many invaders. Drive past olive groves and citrus orchards to Monreale.
Day 2: Palermo – Cefalù – Nebrodi Park – Taormina (252km)
Drive along the coast to the former fishing village of Cefalù. Randazzo is the closest village to Europe’s most active volcano Mt Etna, with the volcanic lava rock used in much of its construction.
Day 3: Taormina – Mt Etna
Built high on the cliffs with restored medieval treasures, and views across to Etna and lovely cove-like beaches which you can reach by cable car.
Day 4: Taormina – Catania – Syracuse (122km)
Visit the UNESCO listed historical centre of Catania. In Syracuse you’ll find most of the main archaeological sites in the old town on Ortigia Island.
Day 5: Syracuse – Noto – Ragusa – Caltagirone (150km)
The south east landscape is rough and dramatic with mountains and ravines. Noto sits peacefully amongst them as Baroque architecture in honey coloured stone. Ragusa cascades down the slope of the hills.
Day 6: Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento (128km)
Ceramics decorate walls, streets and stairways of Caltagirone. Visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale, a ruined villa filled with incredible Roman mosaics.
Day 7: Agrigento – Marsala – Trapani (166km)
Visit the UNESCO listed ‘Valley of the Temples’ and the seaside town of Marsala on the drive to Trapani, see functioning salt windmills.
Day 8: Trapani – Erice – Palermo (124km)
The narrow winding streets of Erice have hardly changed since 600 BC.


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Valid for sales until 31 Mar 19 or sold out whatever comes first • Prices are land only per person share twin, in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Advertised prices are correct as at 17 Apr 18 but may vary due to exchange rates and include VAT. All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. Specific booking conditions apply to each of the services offered • Price is based on the 6-13 day rate. For full details please contact House of Travel. • Surcharges may apply over trade show and special event periods. • Closeouts and Seasonal & Week/Weekend surcharges may also apply. All deals shown exclude airfares which are at an additional cost. • We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking, amendment & cancellation fees may apply • Min/Max stays apply − please ask your House of Travel consultant.
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