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Discover Sicily and Aeolian Islands

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Duration: 9 days
Product code: 2616
Overview

Discover in 9 days the most beautiful cities in Sicily and relax in Aeolian Island. Have great experiences in Panarea, Stromboli, Lipari and Salina.

Our 8-day itinerary is carried out between the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas.

In the beginning, you will see Palermo and Monreale, which are famous for their Arab-Norman Cathedrals and their history made by different dominations and cultures. Through the Sal Road, you can reach Marsala, where there are some of the oldest salt-extracting industries of the world.

You will proceed to Selinunte and Agrigento, old Greek towns UNESCO sites, and Piazza Armerina, popular for the mosaics inside of Villa Romana del Casale. Later, we admire the Baroque Ragusa Ibla, which is well-known thanks to the Commissario Montalbano television series.

The tour continues with the Aeolian Islands: in Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli you can have a dip in the blue waters of the volcanic beaches. You will discover the suggestive bays and grottos of the archipelago. In Salina, visit of the Salt Lake and you will end the tour in the beach of Vinci, in front of the Faraglioni stones.

Highlights
  • Half board accomodation
  • Dedicated Tour Leader and professional guide
  • Selection of refined 4* hotels
  • Short cruises among Aeolian islands
  • GIFT: an illustrated book of the most delicious Sicilian recipes
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 9 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  •  There is a reduction for 3 passengers sharing a room please email email@privatetour.com for prices and availability There is a reduction for 3 passengers sharing a room please email email@privatetour.com for prices and availability
  • There is a supplement for single occupancyThere is a supplement for single occupancy
  • This tour runs every Tuesday from April 16th to October 8th.This tour runs every Tuesday from April 16th to October 8th.
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Meet with the representative at your hotel in Palmero
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    The cancellation policy for this tour is: -From 29 to 21 (working) days before the arrival 10% of penalty - From 20 to 12 (working) days before the arrival 30% of penalty - From 11 to 7 (working) days before the arrival 50% of penalty - From 6 to 4 (working) days before the arrival 70% of penalty - From 3 days to the day of the arrival 100% of penalty
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide (English, Italian, Spanish) for the whole tour (from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 4th day), local guides or audio-guides where necessary.
  • High class buses or 25/28 seats Gran Confort minibuses (from the 2nd day to the 4th).
  • Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centre of the main Sicilian towns. Half board basis (dinner – 3 main courses fixed menu , beverages not included) to have a taste of Sicilian and Italian cuisine.
  • Visit of the main suggestive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Palermo, Monreale, Selinunte, Agrigento, Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Ragusa.
  • Tasting of typical Sicilian products: Palermo (day 2): tasting of local street food; Marsala (day 2): visit of a wine cellar and wine tasting; Ragusa (day 4): tasting of local cheese.
  • Accomodation in charming 4 stars hotel in the city centre of Lipari
  • Half board treatment, beverages not included (packed lunch instead of dinner, during Panarea and Stromboli excursion)
  • Private transfer Catania Hotel – Milazzo Port
  • Transfer Lipari Port – Lipari Hotel
  • Hydrofoil go and back Milazzo – Lipari – Milazzo
  • 1 excursion in group Lipari – Salina (10am / 5pm) or similar
  • 1 excursion in group Panarea & Stromboli (10am / 10pm) or similar
  • City taxes Aeolian Islands
  • Private transfer Milazzo Port-Taormina hotel
Exclusions
  • Anything Not Specified Under “the Rates Includes”
  • Tips and Extras in General
  • City Taxes (Where Compulsory
  • Entrance Fees for Monuments/museums
  • Beverages
  • All Lunches Except the One of the 6th Day
  • Transfers in/out
  • Aeolian Islands Travel Guide
Itinerary
Days

The 8-days tour begins from the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request).

Meet with our tour-leader, dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Palmero

The tour begins with the discovery of Palermo.

At the foot of Mt Pellegrino, this city is still today a melting-pot of different cultures and traditions because of its dominations.

We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church, one of the most beautiful Byzantine churches in Italy and the amazing Cappella Palatina, a miracle example of the Byzantine, Muslim and Latin culture coexistence.

Continuing our walk, we will admire the Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square.

There will be also a stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco.

Free time for lunch, before visiting Monreale where you will be fascinated by the mosaics of Norman Cathedral and its splendid Cloister.

Later on, we will continue to Marsala in whose port Garibaldi landed in 1860.

Visit to a prestigious wine cellar and wine tasting.

Dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Marsala

On the well-known Salt Road, we will discover the town of Marsala and the islands of Stagnone, looking at some of the oldest salt-extracting industries of the world.

After this, we will stop in Selinunte to visit the ruins of the old Greek city and its temples, which are set in the largest Archaeological Park in the whole Mediterranean and World Heritage Site.

Free time for lunch before departing to Agrigento and a visit of the Valle dei Templi, stated World Heritage Site; among the rests of the ancient Akragas, defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”, where you will find the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”.

Dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Agrigento

Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Piazza Armerina; here, we will admire the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, dated in the late-imperial period and Unesco Site, where it hosts prestigious mosaics.

In the afternoon, we will move to Ragusa Ibla, popular for being the set of the Commissario Montalbano tv series.

The city is Unesco site too and it is representative for the Sicilian baroque with its churches and the “Giardino Ibleo”.

At the end of the day, there will be a tasting of local products.

Transfer to Catania, dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Catania

Our tour continues with the Aeolian Islands.

Breakfast in the hotel and private transfer to Milazzo.

Board the hydrofoil for Lipari island.

Arrival at the port and transfer to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Lipari

After the breakfast in the hotel, depart from the port of Lipari for the Panarea & Stromboli excursion.

We will visit enchanting places such as the Cave of pumice, the bay of Calajunco, the Zimmari bay and the Cave of Lovers.

Lunch and free time for a walk in Panarea village.

The itinerary continues to Stromboli, where you can have a dip in its blue waters.

At the sunset, we will see the Sciara del Fuoco, a steep slope with lava rivers and Strombolicchio, a gigantic rock.

From Sciara del Fuoco we will attend the volcanic explosion in a symphony of reddish lapilli. 

Dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Lipari

Breakfast in the hotel and then we will go to discover Lipari and Salina.

After leaving the Castle of Lipari, the Monte Rosa and Canneto, sailing along Acquacalda, before we drive you to Salina.

The first stop is in Saint Marina of Salina to visit the village and go shopping of local products and “Malvasia” wine.

You will swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara, made famous by the movie Massimo Troisi in “Il Postino”; in addition, you will see the salt lake which gave the name to this island.

You will end the tour of Aeolian Islands with a bath on the beach of Vinci, in front of the Faraglioni stones.

Dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Lipari

Breakfast in the hotel, appointment to the port for hydrofoil boarding directed to Milazzo.

Private transfer to Taormina, a charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna.

Free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, go shopping and look around the local handicrafts (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, sweets and much more).

Dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 4* Hotel in Taormina

Breakfast in the hotel and end of our services.

Private transfers or excursions are available.

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
Meeting at the hotel
Know Before You Go
  • Transfers from/to airport on request
  • Pre/Post-night on request
  • EXTRA FEES ENTRANCE*: Palermo Cappella Palatina € 8,50 p.p. - Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 p.p. - Palermo Cathedral € 3,00 p.p. - Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 p.p. - Monreale Cloister € 6,00 p.p. - Selinunte Archeological Park € 6,00 p.p. - Piazza Armeri
  • Departure Day : on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Aeolian islands – Tindari – Capo D’Orlando – Taormina – Catania.
  • Arrival Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Palermo – Bagheria – Cefalù – S. Vito Lo Capo – Erice – Segesta – Trapani – Selinunte.
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