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Grand Tour of East Coast of Sicily
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from June 26 To July 6
Ten days in Sicily, 10 breakfasts and 10 dinners, all ground transportations listed in the program, vineyard tour and tasting, Sicilian Cart Museum visit , entrance to archeological sites, guided excursions and personalized assistance
Sixteen days in Sicily, 16 breakfasts and 16 dinners, all ground transportation listed on the program, entrance to archeological sites, Sicilian Cart Museum visit, vineyard tour and tasting, guided excursions and personalized assistance.
Depart from your home Airport for an overnight flight to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
Monday May 8 Arrival and welcome to CATANIA International Airport and greeted by Eszter and Alfred to begin your Sicilian adventure. Private Transfer to Sicilia Residence . Eszter will “show you around” the immediate area. You’ll visit the green-grocer, the market, pharmacy, and two cafe’s located within a stone’s throw away. Later in the evening, we’ll enjoy a Special Sicilian Welcome Dinner
Tuesday May 9th. After breakfast we’ll tour CATANIA, the city of Black and White. We’ll have a guided tour of the Piazza Duomo, the famous fish market, and walk the famed Via Etnea . Dinner at Sicilia Antica
Wednesday May 10th Breakfast at hotel then depart to the Feast of Saint Alfio to witness one of Sicily's finest festivals. You will visit the Sanctuary of Saint Alfio, visit the Hall of miracles and watch the spectacle of the three saints being paraded on the " vara”. Lots of street foods for you to enjoy as well Then we are off to our favorite vineyard for a great wine tasting followed by a great home made meal.
Thursday May 11 Rest in the morning! Breakfast at the Residence. In late morning, we will venture off to see two of the most important cities in ancient Greater Greece, SIRACUSA and ORTYGIA in the Province of Siracusa. Once the most powerful city state in antiquity, today you will walk the quaint streets, see the Duomo, visit another market, and experience life as it was two millennia ago. In the evening, we will have an authentic Sicilian dinner.
Friday May 12th Breakfast at the Residence then off to TAORMINA in the Province of Messina, the Pearl of Europe, later we will visit the Port of Naxos with its own charm and beauty. You will enjoy Taormina with a panoramic view that will blow you away. Dinner that evening at “Il Nespolo” for dinner with amazing ambiance.
Breakfast then travel to Caltagiorne known for its hand made ceramics. For those in shape the 142 step staircase Santa Maria del Monte will lead you to the top of the town with majestic views of the valley and along the way you can enjoy many ceramics shops. Dinner in downtowns Catania
Depart 10 am Breakfast at the Residence then off to TAORMINA, the Pearl of Europe, but first we will visit the Port of Naxos where the Greeks first arrived is 734 BC. Dinner La Botte in Taormina.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip to Agrigento and Valley of Temples. After breakfast we will travel to Agrigento and the Valley of Temples. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1997. Dinner at a local restaurant Late lunch with chef Anneleisa Pompei
Breakfast off to Mount Etna Day. we depart to ETNA! We
will visit Refuge Sapienza where you can this most special volcano in all her splendor. We will then visit the Sicilian Cart museum in Trecastagni and have early home made dinner at Giuseppe Giufrida’s grand villa .
After breakfast relax and then early afternoon tour of Acitrezza, home of the volcanic Faraglione rocks and Aci Castello, the Arab Norman Castle. We will then have dinner in Acitrezza.
PART TWO - Grand Tour of East Coast of Sicily continue!
After breakfast day tour of Avola and then head to the Province of Ragusa and Scicli. The town situated on a hill is filled with Baroque palaces and churches and is the site for the popular Commissioner Montalbano series. Dinner in Avola
After breakfast day tour to Ragusa and Modica in the
Province of Ragusa. The two towns are of immense importance for their Baroque architecture and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and yes the chocolates are unforgettable. Dinner in Avola
After breakfast at the Residence, we are off to NOTO and the famous Flower Festival known as The Infiorata - it will make your jaw drop! Set against the backdrop of perhaps one of the finest Baroque cities in Sicily, you will have time to stroll around and take in the sights and sounds. Dinner at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel then day tour Pachino, Porto Paolo and Marzamemi. These are three small fishing villages off the beaten path with lots of history and spectacular sites. We will enjoy a nice late lunch in Mazarmemi right in the piazza.
Day to relax in Avola and pack. Farewell dinner.
Depart for the airport. Start planning next trip to Sicily.
Cost for tour Part 1 May 7-17: $3,899.00 Land Cost Only.
Per person based on double occupancy, $400.00 single occupancy supplement.
Cost for entire tour May 7- 23 $5,199.00 P/p based on double occupancy, $500.00 single occupancy supplement
$3,899.00 or $5,199.00
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation, with FINAL PAYMENT due by April 5, 2023
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NOT INCLUDED IN LAND COSTS:
• Tips/Gratuities and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any pre or post hotel nights, car rental, private tours, and airfare TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED. Even with the best intentions, things can happen and for this reason we strongly recommend the purchase of insurance.
Cancellations must be received in writing (can include email). The charges below will apply from the date we receive your written notice.
• The Initial Trip Deposit of $500 per person is fully non-refundable
• 60 to 50 days before departure you will lose 50% of the trip cost or deposit, whichever is greater
• 49 to 11 days before departure you will lose 80% of the cost of your trip
• 10 days or fewer before departure, you will lose 100% of your tripExpress Disclaimer
You Me & Sicily acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, meals, activities, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers.
You, Me & Sicily, its respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which
may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person performing these services. You, Me & Sicily does not accept responsibility for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, labor strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes.
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Price is guaranteed on a minimum of 10 participants.
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** Tour Schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and client feedback
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