Delightful Sicily Tour Extension
Italy’s Sicily – Enjoy 3 or more Nights in Enchanted Sicily
Day 1 – Arrival Day to Catania, Sicily - Taormina
Welcome to Sicily
Upon arrival Catania airport, opt for our Meet & Greet with transfer to the hotel. $98 per person, 2 guest minimum.
It's more than an island! Discover Sicily and discover the world. The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. Sicily is black and white and a million shades of gray. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. The island is a unique place full of art, archaeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery.
Your hotel for the next three nights is perfectly positioned on the cliffs overlooking the Ionian Sea and your sea-view room enhances your stay!
Enjoy exploring the breathtaking views around your hotel before a recommended dinner tonight.
Hotel: Hotel Villa Taormina or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 2 - Sightseeing Immersion
Mount Etna & Taormina
After breakfast, depart for a visit to spectacular, volcanic Mount Etna. Mount Etna is the highest, most-active volcano in Europe, and the rich volcanic soil in the area produces excellent red and white wines. On our tour to Mount Etna, you will be given sufficient time for exploring the area surrounding one of the most famous volcanoes in the world.
Return to Taormina and enjoy an optional lunch before commencing our immersion experience of the old town. Taormina is about 800 feet above the sea, while a very steep, almost isolated rock, crowned by a Saracen castle, rises above 500 feet higher above the Ionian Sea. The vistas from Taormina are breathtaking!
Portions of the ancient wall may be traced at intervals all around the brow of the hill. By far, the most remarkable site remaining at Taormina is the “Ancient Theatre”, which is one of the most famous ruins in Sicily---on account of its remarkable preservation and its beautiful location. This theatre here is the second largest of its kind in Sicily - after that in Syracuse. It is frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances and for concerts.
Return to our hotel for an evening at leisure.
Day 3 – Optional Sightseeing: Syracuse
Consider this optional sightseeing tour to Syracuse. After breakfast, you're off to the ancient city of Syracuse. Syracuse is well-known for its rich Greek history --- culture, ampitheatres, architecture, and birthplace of the famous mathematician and engineer, Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city is right next to the Ionian Sea. Cicero once described Syracuse as “the greatest Greek city and most beautiful of them all”. The Bible mentions that Paul, the apostle, stayed here in Syracuse. In 2005, the entire city of Syracuse was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Enjoy an included guided walking tour of the most-famous sites at the Neapolis Archaeological Zone in Syracuse. You will visit the large 16,000- seat Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius, and the Roman Ampitheatre.
Inquire with reservations for pricing on this excursion.
Enjoy an optional lunch by the sea recommended by our local guide. We return to Taormina for a free evening.
Day 4 – Transfer to Catania Airport
Included breakfast this morning (time permitting based on your flight departure time). Optional departure transfer to Catania airport for departing flight or consider extending your stay in Magical Sicily - $98 per person, minimum two guests.
Idea: Expand your time in Sicily with our 10 Days, 9 Nights Magical Sicily Tour - See details here.
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Hotel Villa Taormina or Similar, 3 Nights
THE SICILY EXTENSION INCLUDES:
• All Breakfasts
• Baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges (items of a personal nature not included)
• All Sightseeing and Admissions described in itinerary – we never up-sell while on tour.
• Private, air-conditioned private transportation
• Services of English-speaking QueensLander driver/guide
• Quality, centrally located hotel properties, authentic Italian culture and style. Private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and all non-smoking rooms.
3 Nights in Sicily
Price based on double occupancy
Year Round Departures
Immersion Experience: Sicily
Discovering the Old Country of Sicily brings much imagery to mind, but nothing like actually visiting there!
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