Classical Sicily tour
1st day: Palermo
Arrival at the airport. Welcome of the group and transfer to the hotel. Free time. In the evening welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour with a short briefing. Dinner and accommodation.
2nd day: Segesta - Selinunte - Agrigento
After breakfast departure for Segesta and visit to Doric Temple, building of extraordinarily harmonious proportions is one of the most perfectly preserved monuments to survive from Antiquity. Proceed to Erice, Phoenician and Hellenistic town, perched on the mountain of the same name, within defensible bastions and walls, is a veritable labyrinth of little cobbled streets and passages wide enough to accommodate one person at a time. Lunch at restaurant. Then proceed to Selinunte, visit the Acropoli. Departure for Agrigento. Arrival at hotel, settle in and dinner. After dinner will enjoy a special "by night" walk of the Temples valley.
3th day: Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Catania
Breakfast at hotel followed by tour of the fascinating Temples Valley that testifies, dramatically, to Agrigento’s glorious past. Akragas was besieged and set on fire by the Carthaginians. The Romans took it in 210 BC and renamed it Agrigentum. Lunch at hotel. Departure for Piazza Armerina and visit the splendid Roman villa known as "Del Casale", famous for its mosaics. Proceed to Catania or the outskirts, dinner and overnight stay.
4th day: Syracusa - Catania
Breakfast. Full day excursion to Syracuse; the most beautiful ancient Greek colony in Sicily displaying ancient Greek/Roman ruins and monuments. The excursion includes tour of the Greek theatre, Roman amphitheatre, the Latomia where lies the "Orecchio di Dionisio" meaning "ear of Dionysius", as well as the Temple of Minerva and the Arethusa temple. Lunch during excursion, followed by a bus tour of the city of Catania. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
5th day: Etna - Taormina
After breakfast departure for Etna, going upto 1800m by bus, from where you can take an optional excursions by jeep upto the craters. Lunch during the excursions. In the afternoon visit of Taormina centre and the Greek Theatre. Time at your own leisure for shopping or exploring. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
6th day: Messina - Tindari - Cefalù
After breakfast departure for Messina. Visit the Duomo and belltower, which represents Italy's most significant astrological clock. Proceed for Tindari and visit the Roman-Greek theatre and the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna. Then proceed for Cefalù, lunch at restaurant and visit the charming town. Proceed for Palermo, arrival in hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
7th day: Palermo - Monreale
After breakfast full day guided visit to the city of Palermo; in particular the historic centre, following by a visit of Monreale, the Duomo and cloister. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon excursion to Mondello, Mount Pellegrino and Favorita. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
8th day: Palermo
Breakfast. Transfer to Palermo Airport.