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10 days from £1,499 per person
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Sicily is home to a unique mix of culture borne of years of foreign domination. From the Phoenicians to the Bourbons, each has left an architectural stamp on the island - culminating in a jumble of historic sites in Palermo, Catania and utterly charming Syracuse. As we circle the island, we’ll also seek out some of Sicily’s other treasures, including Agrigento’s Greek temples and postcard-pretty Taormina, and we’ll sip wine produced on the slopes of Mount Etna.

13 included excursions and visits

  • Guided tours of Syracuse, Segesta, Selinunte, Valley of the Temples, the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina, and Taormina (including Greek theatre and Alcantara Gorge)
  • Visits of Aci Castello, Catania, Cefalù, Monreale, Palermo and Mount Etna
  • Wine tasting at Cantina Murgo

Including...

  • 9 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 16 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 7 dinners (days 1, 2, 4 and 6-9)
  • VOX portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

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Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean


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UK - Catania

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Catania. On arrival we drive to our hotel for the next three nights, the UNA Hotel Palace (4T) or Katane Palace Hotel (4T), where dinner is included this evening.

UNA Hotel Palace (4T) or Katane Palace Hotel (4T), Catania


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Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Syracuse - Ortigia

Today we travel south with our local guide to Syracuse, rich in Ancient Greek history. Later we visit Ortigia, a small island joined to Syracuse by a bridge since the 16th century, but its past goes further back and it is a pleasure to explore the narrow medieval lanes. Dinner is included at the hotel.


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Aci Castello - Catania

This morning we travel to Aci Castello, whose 11th century Norman castle is built out of lava, before moving on to Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, and its beautiful historic centre shaped by Mount Etna’s temper. You are then free for the rest of the day.


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Catania - Cefalù - Palermo/Santa Flavia

We spend some time in the attractive maritime town of Cefalù this morning, on our way to the Palermo area. Our hotel is the Hotel Palazzo Sitano (4T) in Palermo or the Dominia Zagarella Sicily (4T) in Santa Flavia.

Hotel Palazzo Sitano, Palermo (4T) or Dominia Zagarella Sicily, Santa Flavia (4T)


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Palermo - Monreale

We visit Palermo for a guided tour of the bustling city. We’ll then travel to Monreale to visit of the magnificent cathedral, famed for its multi-coloured marble paintings and mosaics.


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Segesta - Trapani - Selinunte - Agrigento

Our first stop today is Segesta for a guided tour including a visit to the fascinating Greek temple ruins. We then continue to the fishing port of Trapani. Lastly, at Selinunte we will be joined by a local guide to view the Greek archaeological site. We arrive early evening at the Hotel Baia di Ulisse (4T), where dinner is included.

Hotel Baia di Ulisse, Agrigento (4T)


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Agrigento - Valley of the Temples - Piazza Armerina - Giardini Naxos

We start our day with one of the highlights - a guided visit, including entrance, of the nearby Valley of the Temples. After time for lunch, we head east to Piazza Armerina for a guided tour of the Roman Villa. We stay at our hotel for the next three nights, the Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa (4T) or similar.

Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa, Giardini Naxos (4T)


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Taormina

Our walking tour visits the cliffside town of Taormina and its Greek theatre, before we journey to nearby Alcantara Gorge.


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Mount Etna

This morning we take a drive to the slopes of Etna. After a short walk, there will be free time available to explore this fascinating area. Later we visit Cantina Murgo winery for a tasting of wine and local produce. Return to our hotel for a farewell dinner.


Sicily Jewel of the Mediterranean

Day 10 Giardini Naxos - Catania - UK

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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Important information about your destination

Please note: • This is a fast-paced itinerary with a considerable amount of walking on uneven ground. • In many cities in Italy, a room tax of between €1-5 per person per night (subject to change), is payable directly to the hotel on check-out.

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Top Attractions

Mount Etna

Europe’s largest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, has a recorded history of eruptions dating back to 1500BC. Constant low level emissions mean that explosive eruptions endangering the 25% of the island’s population that live on its slopes are infrequent and, thanks to its fascination for travellers and its richly fertile volcanic soil, this 3km-high icon is Sicily’s single biggest source of income. An excursion to Etna reveals an enthralling geological story and stunning views.

The Valley of the Temples

Recognised with UNESCO World Heritage status in 1998, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples is a globally signifi cant archaeological site. Here are collected the ruins of the great temples of ancient Akragas, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Ancient Greece and lauded by the lyric poet Pindar as the “most beautiful of mortal cities” - amongst them the temples of Hera, Heracles (Hercules), Zeus, Castor and Pollux. The romantically ruined temples and their picturesque setting have inspired countless generations of artists and writers from Virgil to Goethe, Alexander Dumas to E M Forste.

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Sicily - Jewel of the Mediterranean

10 days from £1,499 per person