Sicily Easy with Aeolian Islands, sun and fun (p-19a)

Taormina

Catania

Lipari Isle

Salina Isle

Cefalù

Palermo

Tour Program:

DAY 1    Arrival at Catania Airport – Taormina – Catania

Early morning arrival at Catania Airport, meet and great with our Driver/Tour Leader and transfer to Taormina city center. Private guided Tour with Greek Theatrefrom where you have an amazing view of the Ionian Sea with the Etna Volcano in the background, Odeon Theatre, Corvaja Palace in Gothic-Cathalan style, the most famous palace in Taormina. Saint Catherine Church built on the ruins of the Greek overlooking Piazza IX Aprile, right next to the Clock Tower. Time for lunch in one of the lovely restaurants, time for some shopping. Transfer to the hotel in Catania. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Catania

DAY 2    Catania – Catania private City Visit – Drink – Milazzo – Lipari

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Private guided walking Tour in Catania: passing through the fish, fruit and vegetable market reaching Piazza Duomo where the guide tour starts: Cathedral, Elephant Fountain, Palazzo Comunale, Badia di Sant’Agata, Via Crociferi and its churches, Piazza Università with Palazzo Sangiuliano and University Palace, Piazza Stesicoro with archaeological remains of a Roman Amphitheater. Aperitif in a Bar in Catania city center and time for a chat with our guide. Time for lunch on your own in Catania. Afterwards transfer with our private driver and car/minivan to the Harbor of Milazzo. Transfer with Hydrofoil Boat from Milazzo to Lipari and walk to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel on the Island of Lipari

DAY 3    Lipari – Private guided visit

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Our private guide will show you the beauties of this volcanic island, one of 7 Aeolian Islands: Greek acropolis surrounded by the defensive walls of the castle, archaeological excavations in front of the Cathedral Saint Bartolomeo with the very valuable Norman cloister dating back to 1130 AD. Visit of the Bernabò Brea Archaeological Museum; one of the most important ones in the Mediterranean area. Murales of the Sopralaterra district. Time for lunch and some shopping in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Lipari’s city center. Leisure time in Lipari. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel on the Island of Lipari. Optional: Afternoon Lipari Island Sightseeing

DAY 4    Lipari – Private guided Salina Island Tour – Milazzo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast walk to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Lipari and transfer with Hydrofoil Boat from to Salina Island. Private Salina Island Tour with our guide and van: You will have an amazing view over the surrounding islands and the Volcano; the last eruption dates back t the year 1888. Transfer back to the city center and time for lunch on your own; we suggest you to taste “Pane cunzato” (tasty sandwich with anchovies, capers, cheese, Sicily tomatoes, oregano). Time to relax on the Salina Island, time for a swim. Transfer with our private driver and minivan to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Salina. Hydrofoil boat transfer to Milazzo and walk to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight at the Hotel in Milazzo

DAY 5    Milazzo – Cefalù – Palermo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer with our private driver and car/minivan to Cefalù along the Northern Sea Road. Have a walk in Cefalù; a pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Norman Cathedral with marble columns and mosaic on the gold background covering a total area of 600 square meters; a true Masterpiece! It is part of the UNESCO heritage. Next to the Cathedral we visit the Medieval cloister, the oldest one in Sicily! Panoramic view from the Rocca with the Temple of Diana and a breathtaking view of the historic center of Cefalù. Lastly a nice walk along the Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina and time for lunch on your own in a lovely restaurant, possibly on the Seaside. Transfer to the hotel in Palermo, dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Palermo

Day 6    Palermo – Private guided visit – time for shopping – Palermo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast private guided visit with an Arabic-Norman itinerary starting from the historic center of Palermo: San Giovanni degli Eremiti; Royal Palace, Palatine Chapel (external), Porta Nuova, the Cathedral, Piazza Bellini,  the Byzantine mosaics of the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, the 16th Century Fontana Pretoria characterized by life-size marble statues and Church Saint Cataldo and finally Basilica of the Holy Trinity of the Chancellor, commonly known as Basilica La Magione in the Kalsa district where your guided tour ends (all external visits) Time for a typical Sicilian lunch and leisure time for some shopping or additional visit. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Palermo

DAY 7    Palermo – Departure

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer with our driver to Palermo Airport. End of the Trip

On request night transfer by ship to Naples and proceed with the program Naples – Rome – Florence ………..

Our tours are customizable

Our Hotels:  Hotel Romano House in Catania, Mea in Lipari, La Bussola in Milazzo, Porta Felice in Palermo or similar

Package rates in EURO, per person in double room occupancy – 4 Star Hotels

Period: April 30 to May 27, 2021 and September 17 to September 30, 2021:

The package rate includes:

  • 1 overnight at a centrally located, excellent hotel in Catania
  • 2 overnights at a 4 star hotel on Lipari Island
  • 1 overnight at a 4 star hotel in Milazzo
  • 2 overnights at a 4 star hotel in Palermo
  • 6 buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Entrance fee Greek Theater in Taormina
  • Entrance Archeological Museum in Lipari
  • Entrance fee Cathedral and Cloister in Cefalù
  • Hydrofoil transfer Milazzo-Lipari-Salina-Milazzo
  • Private Minivan, private driver-guide in Italian or English during the whole tour
  • Driver’s meals and overnights

The rate does not include:

  • Porterage service, tips, personal expenses, not mentioned meals
  • Additional entrance fees and additional visits
  • City taxes
  • Travel and health insurance; advisable
  • Flights
  • All not above mentioned

Important:

We reserve the right to make some changes if necessary, without affecting the program value

It is mandatory to wear the mask during the Covid period

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