Door 2 Tour

Coach Holidays, Escorted Tours & Events

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Discover Sicily

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSEIDS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 6

​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - each has a part to play in Sicily's rich culture. Discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - each has a part to play in Sicily's rich culture. Discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

PRICE FROM ? £1399 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways.
  • 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels 
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide 
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation 
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide
  • ​Syracuse 
  • Visit to Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina 
  • Palermo & Monreale 
  • Cefalú 
  • Taormina

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Catania
  • ​Fly to Catania today. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening​.
  • DAY 2 Mount Etna & Taormina
  • ​Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano, standing at approximately 3,329m high. Globally significant, this immense peak is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is hugely popular, attracting thousands of visitors each year. If you choose to visit this magnificent volcano on our optional excursion you'll enjoy a truly memorable experience as you journey up in a cable car.​ You'll also have a further option to take a thrilling journey higher up the volcano in a 16-seater 4x4 vehicle in the company of an Alpine guide.​

    Taormina is perched on a cliff top, overlooking two beautiful sweeping bays. During our afternoon excursion there will also be the option to visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre. ​

  • DAY 3 Syracuse
  • ​During our included visit to the historic city of Syracuse we'll explore the old town of Ortigia and see the magnificent Greek theatre carved into the hillside​.
  • DAY 4 Piazza Armerina
  • The fascinating Villa del Casale, a ​Roman villa built in the 4th century, is another of the island's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This fascinating structure, located just outside the town of Piazza Armerina, boasts the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and is said to be one of the most luxurious of its kind. We pay a visit en route to our next hotel.​
  • DAY 5 Palermo & Monreale
  • ​Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, boasts a wealth of architecture ranging in style from Arabic to Art Nouveau. During today's included visit browse the bustling markets which sell seafood, souvenirs and antiques. Perhaps take some time to explore the light-filled Capella Palatine chapel which proudly exhibits intricate Byzantine mosaics. 

    Watching over Palermo is the beautiful Monreale Cathedral, one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in the world. The pleasant yet unremarkable exterior of the cathedral offers no clue as to the exquisite golden paintings and spectacular mosaics you'll discover when you venture inside​.

  • DAY 6 Agrigento
  • ​The ancient town of Agrigento is a spectacular showcase for Sicily's Greek past. On an optional excursion today your Local Guide will introduce you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture, and one of Sicily's major attractions. You'll also discover the fascinating Temple of Concord and the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple built by the Greeks.​
  • DAY 7 Cefalù
  • ​The popular seaside town of Cefalù is set on a rocky headland and boasts lovely sandy beaches. We will visit this pretty fishing port today. It is dominated by one of Sicily's finest Norman cathedrals, which houses some of the island's earliest and best-preserved Byzantine mosaics. This evening, gather with your travelling companions for a farewell get-together​.
  • DAY 8 Catania to UK
  • ​Today we'll transfer to Catania airport for our return flight to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Antares Letojanni
    • The 4-star Complesso Antares Hotel is located on a hill overlooking the town of Letojanni. The hotel has a wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness room.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
    • Hotel Vecchio Borgo
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Ancient town of Agrigento 
  • Discover Mount Etna - Cable car & Jeep adventure​

​Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £99.

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Further Information

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