Sicilian Secrets 2019 – Tour of Sicily, Matera and Apulia

Discover the hidden treasures of Sicily, Matera & Apulia with this 9 days / 8 nights guided tour. Overnights in 4* hotel in half board basis, departures every Tuesday from March 26th to November 12th.

Day 1 – Tuesday: PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)

Tour Sicily, Matera & Apulia provides independent arrival to the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). In the evening you will meet our tour-leader and your travel companions and enjoy a welcome dinner. 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 – BARI (hotel in Bari)

Breakfast in hotel, transfer to the airport and direct flight – or with a layover – to Bari. According to flights’ schedule, free time to discover Catania and its city centre, declared Unesco World Heritage, or to enjoy the stunning Bari.

Day 6 – Sunday: MATERA – BARI (hotel in Bari)

Day 7 – Monday: POLIGNANO A MARE – ALBEROBELLO – OSTUNI (hotel in Lecce)

Day 8 – Tuesday: LECCE – GALLIPOLI (hotel in Lecce)

Day 9 – Wednesday: LECCE

After breakfast, end of our services.

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

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Rate per person

€ 2.135,00 in double room

  • Single room supplement € 249,00 p.p.
  • 3rd bed reduction € 95,00

PRIVILEGE PACKAGE: € 325,00 P.P.
Includes: Superior/Deluxe Room – Private transfer in/out in Sicily – City taxes – All entrance fees as per program

Regular departures

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Departure days

Departures every Tuesday from Palermo

March 26
April 02 09 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 15 22 29
November 05 12
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 4th day, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.
  • Gran Confort 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 fixed 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 transfers from hotel in Catania to Catania airport

Private tour extension to Matera & Apulia

  • Accommodation in charming 4* hotels mostly located in the city center.
  • Half board basis in hotels or local restaurants (dinner – 3/4 main courses fixed menu, beverages not included) to have a taste of Apulian and Italian cuisine.
  • English speaking travel guide in the following cities: Matera, Bari, Alberobello, Lecce and Gallipoli.
  • 1 Wine Aperitif in Lecce.
  • One-way flight (direct or with layover) Catania-Bari with hold luggage up to 20 kg
  • All the transfers with private car+driver.

* 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.
Departure Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to S.M Di Leuca – Otranto – Grotte di Castellana on the departure day.

The rate does not include
  • Transfers in/out
  • All lunches
  • Beverages at meals
  • Entrance fees for monuments / museums
  • City taxes (where compulsory), tips and extras in general
  • Ferry from Messina to Villa S.Giovanni
  • Anything not specified under “The rate includes”
Hotels

Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centers:

  • 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
  • Bari:
    Hotel Palace 4* or similar
  • Lecce:
    Hotel President 4* or similar

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

Supplements

Pre-night in hotel in Palermo (BB basis overnight and breakfast)

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

Post-night in hotel in Lecce on request

Transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo and vice versa

  • 1/3 pax € 42,00 each way

Transfer from Lecce to Brindisi Airport

  • 1/3 € 70,00 (car 1/3 pax)

Transfer from Lecce to Bari Airport

  • 1/3 € 190,00 (car 1/3 pax)

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

Assistance – Medical Expense Reimbursement – Luggage insurance – Travel Cancellation Expenses Insurance

Extra fees entrances*

Sicily

  • Monreale Cathedral € 4,00 p.p.
  • Monreale Cloister € 6,00 p.p.
  • Palermo Cappella Palatina € 8,50 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 € 10,00 p.p.
  • Piazza Armerina Villa Romana € 10,00 p.p.

Matera & Apulia

  • Matera Casa Grotta € 3,00 p.p.
  • Bari Norman Castle € 2,00 p.p.
  • Alberobello Trullo Sovrano € 1,50 p.p.
  • Gallipoli hypogeum oil-mill € 1,50 p.p.
  • * to be confirmed

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