Sicilian Secrets 2019 – Tour of Sicily & Aegadian Islands

Guided Tour Sicily/Aegadian Islands – 10 days / 9 nights itinerary. Overnights in 4* hotel in half board basis, departures from Catania every Saturday from April 27th to September 28th.

Day 1 – Saturday: CATANIA – (hotel in Catania)

Sicilian Secrets Tour Sicily and Aegadian Islands provides independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Catania (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader; dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 – Sunday: SYRACUSE – NOTO (hotel in Catania)

Day 3 – Monday: ETNA – TAORMINA (hotel in Catania)

Day 4 – Tuesday: CATANIA – CEFALU’ (hotel in Palermo)

Day 5 – Wednesday: MONREALE – PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)

Day 6 – Thursday: PALERMO – FAVIGNANA (Hotel in Favignana)

After breakfast in hotel, private transfer to Trapani. Boarding on the hydrofoil to reach Favignana. The larger and most important of the Aegadian Islands, in the 70’s was named “La Farfalla” by the painter Salvatore Fiume, thanks to its butterfly shape. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in hotel.

Day 7 – Friday: FAVIGNANA (Hotel in Favignana)

Day 8 – Saturday: FAVIGNANA – LEVANZO boat excursion (Hotel in Favignana)

Day 9 – Sunday: FAVIGNANA – TRAPANI (Hotel in Trapani)

Day 10 – Monday: TRAPANI

Breakfast in hotel and end of services. Private transfers or excursions available.

For organizational reasons or due to force majeure the itinerary, may be modified.

NB: Please note the company is not responsible for any disruption due to weather and sea conditions concerning all hydrofoil and ferry crossings among the islands.

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Rate per person

April – May – June

€ 1.255,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 375,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 95,00

July – September

€ 1.289,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 439,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 95,00

August

€ 1.315,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 460,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 95,00

PRIVILEGE PACKAGE: € 405,00 P.P.
Includes: Superior/Deluxe Room – Private transfer in/out – City taxes – All entrance fees as per program

Regular departures

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Departure days

Departures every Saturday from Catania

April 27
May 04 11 18 25
June 01 08 15 22 29
July 06 13 20 27
August 03 10 17 24 31
September 07 14 21 28
The rate includes

Sicily

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide* (English, Italian, Spanish) from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 5th day, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.
  • Gran Comfort bus (from the 2nd day to the 5th).
  • Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centre.
  • Half board basis in hotels or local restaurants (dinner – 3 main courses fixe menu , beverages not included) to have a taste of Sicilian and Italian cuisine.
  • Visit of the main suggestive Unesco World Heritage Sites: Syracuse, Noto, Etna, Catania city centre, Cefalù, Monreale, Palermo.
  • 1 lunch in Taormina on day 3 (fixed menu, beverages not included) and show-cooking.
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products:
    Etna (day 3): visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey and typical Sicilian preserves tasting;
    Catania (day 4): tasting of Sicilian “granita & brioche”;
    Palermo (day 5): tasting of local street food;
  • Private transfer Hotel in Palermo – Trapani Port
  • Private transfer Trapani Port – Hotel in Trapani

Private tour extension to Aegadian Islands

  • Accomodation in charming 4 stars hotel.
  • Half board treatment in local restaurant, beverages not included.
  • Hydrofoil go and back Trapani – Favignana – Trapani.
  • Local guide in Favignana city centre (4 hrs).
  • 1 excursion in group Favignana– Levanzo (lunch on board included).
  • City taxes Aegadian Islands.

* Possibility of monolingual departures during high season

Arrival Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Acireale or Caltagirone.
Departure Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Palermo – Bagheria – Cefalù – S. Vito Lo Capo – Erice – Segesta – Trapani – Selinunte.

The rate does not include

Transfers in/out, all lunches except for the one on the day 3 and day 8, beverages, entrance fees at monuments/museums, city taxes (where compulsory), tips and extras in general, anything not specified under “The rate includes”.

Hotels

Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centers of the main Sicilian towns:

  • Catania:
    Il Principe Hotel 4* or similar
  • Palermo:
    Hotel Federico II 4* / Cristal Palace Hotel 4* or similar
  • Trapani:
    Hotel Vittoria 4* or similar
  • Favignana:
    Grand Hotel Florio 4* or similar

Hotels carefully selected for their location and design to combine tradition with comfort

Supplements

Pre-night in hotel in Catania (BB treatment)

  • € 68,00 p.p. in double room per night
  • € 109,00 in single room per night

Transfers from Catania airport to hotel in Catania and vice versa

  • 1/3 pax € 28,00 each way

Transfers from Trapani / Trapani airport

  • 1/3 pax € 38,00

Transfers from Trapani / Palermo airport

  • 1/3 pax € 125,00

Note: for festivities the transfer rates from and to the airport might change

Assistance – Medical Expense Reimbursement – Luggage insurance – Travel Cancellation Expenses Insurance: on request

Extra fees entrances*
  • Syracuse Archeological Park € 10,00 p.p.
  • Syracuse Cathedral € 2,00 p.p.
  • Noto Palazzo Nicolaci € 4,00 p.p.
  • Taormina Greek theatre € 10,00 p.p.
  • Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 p.p.
  • Monreale Cloister € 6,00 p.p.
  • Palermo Cappella Palatina € 10,00 p.p.
  • Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 p.p.
  • Palermo Cathedral € 3,00 p.p.
  • *to be confirmed

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