Sicilian Secrets 2019 – Tour of Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Guided Tour Sicily/Aeolian Islands – 9 days / 8 nights itinerary. Overnights in 4* hotel in half board basis, departures from Palermo every Tuesday from April 16th to October 8th.

Day 1 – Tuesday: PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)

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

Day 2 – Wednesday: MONREALE – PALERMO – MARSALA (hotel in Marsala)

Day 3 – Thursday: MARSALA SALT ROAD – SELINUNTE – AGRIGENTO (hotel in Agrigento)

Day 4 – Friday: PIAZZA ARMERINA – RAGUSA (hotel in Catania)

Day 5 – Saturday: CATANIA – LIPARI (Hotel in Lipari)

Our tour continues with the Aeolian Islands. Breakfast in the hotel and private transfer to Milazzo. Boarding on the hydrofoil for Lipari island. Arrival at the port and transfer to the hotel. Free evening. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 – Sunday: PANAREA – STROMBOLI (Hotel in Lipari)

Day 7 – Monday: LIPARI – SALINA (Hotel in Lipari)

Day 8 – Tuesday: LIPARI – TAORMINA (Hotel in Taormina)

Breakfast in the hotel, appointment to the port for hydrofoil boarding directed to Milazzo. Private transfer to Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, go shopping and looking around the local handycraft (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, sweets and much more). Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 9 – Wednesday: TAORMINA

Breakfast in the hotel and end of our 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 – October

€ 1.349,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 279,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 75,00

June – July – September

€ 1.435,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 315,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 75,00

August

€ 1.529,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement: € 350,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 75,00

PRIVILEGE PACKAGE: € 335,00 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 Dates

Departures every Tuesday from Palermo

April 16 23 30
May 07 14 21 28
June 04 11 18 25
July 02 09 16 23 30
August 06 13 20 27
September 03 10 17 24
October 01 08
The rate includes

Sicily

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide* (English, Italian or Spanish) from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 4th day, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.
  • Gran Comfort bus (from the 2nd day to the 4th).
  • 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: Monreale, Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa.
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products:
    Palermo (day 2): tasting of local street food;
    Marsala (day 2): visit of a wine cellar and wine tasting;
    Ragusa (day 4): tasting of local cheese.
  • Private transfer Milazzo Port-Taormina hotel

Private tour extension to Aeolian Islands

  • Accomodation in charming 4 stars hotel
  • Half board treatment, beverages not included (packed lunch instead of dinner, during Panarea and Stromboli excursion).
  • Private transfer Catania Hotel – Milazzo Port
  • Transfer Lipari Port – Lipari Hotel
  • Hydrofoil go and back Milazzo – Lipari – Milazzo
  • 1 excursion in group Lipari – Salina
  • 1 excursion in group Panarea & Stromboli
  • City taxes Aeolian Islands

* Possibility of monolingual departures during high season

Arrival Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Palermo – Bagheria – Cefalù – S. Vito Lo Capo – Erice – Segesta – Trapani – Selinunte.
Departure Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Savoca – Forza D’Agrò – Etna – Catania.

The rate does not include
  • Aeolian Islands travel guide
  • Transfers in/out
  • All lunches
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees for monuments/museums
  • City taxes (where compulsory)
  • Tips and extras in general
  • Anything not specified under “The rate includes”
Supplements

Pre-night in hotel in Palermo (BB treatment)

  • € 69,00 p.p. in double room per night
  • € 127,00 in single room per night

Post-night in hotel in Taormina (BB treatment)

  • in double classic room on request

Transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo and vice versa

  • 1/3 pax € 42,00 each way

Transfers from Taormina to Catania airport

  • 1/3 pax € 78,00 each way

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

Hotels

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

  • Palermo:
    Hotel Federico II 4* / Cristal Palace Hotel 4* or similar
  • Marsala:
    Hotel Baglio Basile 4* or similar
  • Agrigento:
    Dioscuri Bay Palace Hotel 4* or similar
  • Catania:
    Il Principe Hotel 4* or similar
  • Taormina:
    Villa Diodoro Hotel 4* or similar
  • Lipari:
    Hotel Bougainville 4* / Hotel Mea 4* or similar

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

Extra fees entrances*
  • 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.
  • Selinunte Archeological Parc € 6,00 p.p.
  • Agrigento Valle dei Templi € 12,00 p.p.
  • Piazza Armerina Villa Romana € 10,00 p.p.
  • *to be confirmed

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