Southern Italy and Sicily Preview

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

Slow down to the languid pace of the south - hot winds, and even hotter locals both signs that you've arrived in a part of Italy that marches to its own tune. See the fiery splendours of Sicily revealed beneath the shadow of Italy's largest volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy local wine tasting under the warm Sicilian sun.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • View St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral
  • Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, the medieval town of Erice, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale and the fishing village of Mondello
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2017
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome: Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city to see St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, an independent state with some of the world's most extraordinary art and antiquities - a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. Welcome Reception
Occidental Aurelia
Day 2SorrentoRome - Cassino - Pompeii - Sorrento (2 Nights): From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here during WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century, making it one of Europe's oldest monasteries and a recognised centre of arts and culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See such sites as the Ampthitheatre, dating back to 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a pool in the middle. You'll also see the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento.Buffet Breakfast
Johanna Park
Day 3SorrentoSorrento - Isle Of Capri Excursion: Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people watching at one of the local cafes.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4TAORMINA (GIARDINI NAXOS)Sorrento - Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights): Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos near Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Sant Alphio Garden
Day 5TaorminaTaormina Sightseeing and Free Time: Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6TaorminaTaormina Free Time: Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax or see the sights of your choice. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight savour a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 7AgrigentoTaormina - Enna - Agrigento: Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist takes you to visit the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.Buffet Breakfast
Best Western Dioscuri Bay Palace
Day 8PalermoAgrigento - Erice - Mondello - Palermo (2 Nights): Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of the famed Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, popular with the elite Palermitans.Buffet Breakfast
Grand Hotel Federico II
Day 9PalermoPalermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale: Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10Depart PalermoDepart Palermo: Say 'arrivederci' to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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03/29/2018$2,295.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/26/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/03/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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06/28/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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07/12/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/19/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/26/2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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08/09/2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/16/2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/23/2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/30/2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/06/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/13/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/20/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/27/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/04/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/11/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/18/2018$2,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Preview 2018 USASlow down to the languid pace of the south - hot winds, and even hotter locals both signs that you've arrived in a part of Italy that marches to its own tune.

 
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