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AFRICA | ASIA | AUSTRALIA | PACIFIC ISLANDS | THE AMERICAS | UK & EUROPE
Until 31 Mar 20 by 4pm
6 day / 5 night tour from
per person share twin Flights are additional
Get an appreciation of the many civilisations that have left their mark on this fascinating Italian island – The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. Enjoy UNESCO World Heritage sites, an active volcano and superb cuisine.
✔ 5 nights accommodation 4 star well-located
✔ Breakfast daily
✔ 5 dinners
✔ 3 tastings of local products: Etna - visit to a honey producer and a tasting of local products of the Etna area; Catania - Sicilian granita with brioche; Palermo - a gastronomic surprise with a tasting of local street food
✔ Modern air-conditioned bus
✔ Expert tour leader
✔ Local guides or audio guides when necessary
Flights are additional
5 day/6 night tour
From $1419 per person share twin
Travel: Set departures (Saturday) Mar-Nov 20
Day 1: Catania
Meet your tour leader at the hotel.
Day 2: Catania – Siracusa – Noto – Catania
Visit the largest and most powerful Greek colony in Sicily: the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Visit of the old town centre of Ortigia, with its stunning Piazza Duomo and Cathedral. Proceed to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque also called the "stone garden", full of beautiful buildings and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 3: Catania – Etna – Taormina – Catania
Discover Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe (3.350 m), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a beekeeping farm, to see the honey extraction laboratory and taste home-made honey and typical products of the area. Proceed to Taormina, famous for its natural landscape, marine beauties, historical monuments and an unforgettable view of the sea and Etna. Visit of the fascinating Greco-Roman theatre, which offers a breathtaking view of the Naxos Bay. The day will end with a beautiful panorama of the stunning Riviera dei Ciclopi.
Day 4: Catania – Cefalù – Palermo
Visit the old town centre of Catania and its baroque architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cefalù is a beautiful medieval maritime village with its Norman Cathedral.
Day 5: Monreale – Palermo
Monreale has an impressive Arab-Norman Cathedral and stunning Cloister. Palermo preserves monuments of the Arab-Norman period, including the beautiful Cathedral, the fascinating Byzantine Church of the Martorana and the Palatine Chapel, a higher example from the historical-artistic point of view of the coexistence between cultures and religions.
Day 6: Palermo
Breakfast and check out this morning.
Note: This itinerary joins up to the 5 day/4 night Palermo to Catania to provide a tour around the entire island.
Note: City tax is payable direct to the hotels
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Travel is valid for set departures on Saturdays Mar-Nov 20 and sales valid until 31 Mar 20 or until sold out. Conditions apply. Prices are in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. All prices and packages are subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be commenced and completed as specified. Some surcharges and closeout periods may apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Valid for new bookings only. Packages are based on consecutive night stays at specified hotels – should your needs differ please refer to your travel consultant. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Airfares are additional. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.
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