7 nights. May 2019 - October 2019. From £699.00.
Book by 5th April and save £50 with Promo Code: ESCAPE (NB: Offer applies to selected dates only)
Though separated from the European mainland by the narrowest of channels, Sicily is very different from its nearest neighbour, with a new surprise at every step. This sun-kissed southern island offers an intoxicating taste of Europe, tinged with Northern African spice.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSeven nights' bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation in one of our carefully chosen hotels
Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Italy
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced resort-based Manager
Enjoy the amenities at your chosen hotel
Discover Cefalu's old town
Relax on the beach
Explore the cathedral with its Byzantine mosaics
Join in the evening passeggiata
Join optional excursions to Palermo and Monreale, Agrigento and Piazza Armerina, the Aeolian Isles and the Madonie Natural Reserve and hill town Castelbuono
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Sicily, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Cefalu.
Day 2Enjoy a relaxing day at your hotel, or start exploring Sicily and the surrounding area. Your Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.
Day 3Visit vibrant, colourful capital Palermo, with its historic Quattro Canti – encapsulating the great port city’s rich history and bustling cafe life. Explore and take in Monreale’s Benedictine monastery, one of Sicily’s greatest glories.
Day 4Agrigento is one of the Mediterranean’s most important sites, where the Valley of the Temples gives a vivid impression of the ancient world, as crumbling, but still magnificent, columns and portals are brought to life.
Day 5Spend a relaxing day enjoying Celafu, your hotel and the surrounding area.
Day 6Journey to Milazzo and cross pristine blue waters, passing Vulcano with its brooding crater, and make landfall on Lipari, enjoying the delights of colourful Lipari Town, or enjoying a dip in a more remote island corner.
Day 7Head into the rugged Madonie Mountains, home to protected wildcats and wolves, with over 2,500 colourful plant species, and where age-old practices including sheep farming and olive-growing are continued in ancient hill towns.
Day 8Bid “arrivederci” to your Sicilian hosts, and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. Back to top
AccommodationHotel Artemis, Cefalu
A stone’s throw from the beach, and very close to the many shops, cafes and restaurants of Cefalu town centre (as well as the town train station) this modern hotel is housed in a former convent and is ideal for the more independent-minded traveller. There is a great pizzeria opposite the hotel.Hotel Acacia, Cefalu
About 10 miles west of Cefalu, at the entrance to Madonie National Park, this very smart, stylish modern hotel boasts beautifully landscaped gardens leading down to a private stretch of beach. A local bus runs from the hotel to the centre of Cefalu three times each day.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Attraction entrance feesPlease note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 14th March and 5th April 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (ESCAPE) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). The exact discount will vary depending on the holiday booked. This offer excludes all ocean cruises and holidays to the UK (including the Isle of Man and Jersey), cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top