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Passengers in Sicily

Palermo

Taormina

day on a family farm. Learn about the variety of products they create and observe how they make a Sicilian favorite – ricotta cheese! Watch a chef prepare other local specialties before sitting down for a hearty lunch featuring family recipes made from their products. Return to Palermo for an evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 6: Palermo - Agrigento - Taormina

Epic history and stunning scenery lie ahead in the Valley of the Temples (UNESCO), a place filled with ancient Greek ruins. Join an expert for a guided tour as you explore this once prominent Greek colony and the temples of Juno, Concordia, Hercules and Jupiter. Your journey continues past the Erei Mountains to Sicily’s stunning Ionian Coast. The coastal city of Taormina is your home for the next four nights. (B, D)

Day 7: Taormina

Today explore Taormina, “the jewel of Sicily.” A local guide leads you on a tour of this picturesque city. See the well-preserved Greek theatre, the Duomo and the public gardens. Spend the afternoon on your own getting to know this city perched high above the sea. Dine at a sidewalk café, shop in the town’s boutiques, or you may choose to partake in an optional excursion that gets up-close to majestic Mount Etna. (B)

Day 8: Taormina 

The choice is yours! You may choose to visit the hilltop village of Savoca, one of the settings for the classic film The Godfather. This settlement (founded in 1134) remains remarkably well preserved; follow its quaint alleyways to the historic Bar Vitelli and the Chiesa di Santa Lucia, a 14th-century church; film buffs are sure to recognize these two landmarks. -OR- you may prefer visiting beautiful Castelmola. Resting on a mountaintop above the community of Taormina, this quaint village offers unparalleled views of Mount Etna, Taormina, the Bay of Giardini Naxos, and the Strait of Messina. (B)

Day 9: Taormina - Siracusa - Taormina

Reflect on the grandeur of ancient Greece while uncovering its archaeological treasures in historic Siracusa. An expert shares stories of its creation while leading you through the Archaeological Park of Neapolis which features an impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. This evening, toast to Sicilian culture during your farewell dinner while serenaded by music from local musicians. (B, D)

Day 10: Taormina - Tour Ends

Your journey through Sicily comes to a close as you return home with many cherished memories. (B)

DAT E S & PRI CES January – April 2018

(different itinerary – see note)

January 20* February 24* March 10 April 7

Twin

Solo

$1899 $1899 $2249 $2299

$2299 $2299 $2649 $2749

Itinerary featured is for May 2018 – April 2019 tour departures. Departures prior to this date will vary. Please confirm at time of reservation.

May 2018 – April 2019 (featured itinerary)

May 12, 19 June 16 September 8, 15, 22 October 6, 13

Twin

Solo

$2549 $2549 $2649 $2649

$2949 $2949 $3049 $3049

May 2018 – April 2019 November 3 December 1* January 19* February 16* March 23, 30 April 6

Twin $2299 $1999 $1999 $1999 $2299 $2349

Triple Room Reduction

(-) $30

Solo $2649 $2349 $2349 $2349 $2649 $2699

Rates are land only, per person. Call about additional dates. *Value Season Departures: These select off-season dates allow you to experience more for less. Plus, you’ll enjoy smaller crowds. It’s a wonderful time to travel.

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This trip requires a passport. Air passengers will depart from Catania airport. All of our return transfers will depart from Taormina to Catania airport.

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