Sicily Tour - Two Days in Portopalo

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Tour Introduction

14 NIGHT TOUR ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
Visits to Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Mazara del Vallo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Syracuse and more! Tour includes accomodations in 4 and 5 star hotels, a Tour Director with group, meals, Museum and Transport tickets, Transfer to/from airport and Bus transfer.

14 NIGHT ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
Visits to Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Mazara del Vallo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Syracuse and more! Tour includes accomodations in 4 and 5 star hotels, a Tour Director with group, meals, Museum and Transport tickets, Transfer to/from airport and Bus transfer.

DEPARTURE DATES
2017 April  4
2016 May 2
2017 June 6
2017 September 13
2017 October 3 

ITINERARY 

DAY 1: DEPART FROM USA

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN PALERMO [dinner]
Arrive in airport in Palermo, Sicily and board a boad to a hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner after a review of the itinerary.

DAY 3: PALERMO
Breakfast in the hotel.  Set off for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See the historic Arab Quarter, botanical gardens, and Baroque churches. Have lunch tasting the local street food sampling morsel's from Africa's Mediterranean coast. Dinner in traditional manner back at the hotel. 

DAY 4: MONREALE
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Monreale for a guided visit of the Norman Cathedral. Lunch in the Palermo countryside. Free afternoon to visit shops, etc. Dinner on your own back at the hotel.

DAY 5: SEGESTA - ERICE - TRAPANI
Breakfast in hotel. Visit Segesta and admire the temple, built in 430 BC. On to Erice to admire a spectacular view of Trapani, as well as the ruins of the Venus Castle and the Temple. In Trapani, you will visit the salt pans, then enjoy lunch while taking in the view of the salt processing structures. Dinner will be at the REsidence & Wines Baglio Oneto where you will also settle into your room, then enjoy local seafood dishes.

DAY 6: MAZARA DEL VALLO
Visit Mazara del Vallo where you will learn about the melting pot of Arab and Sicilian culture and Christian and Muslim faiths in Mazara's Kasbah Quarter.  Free time for lunch and enjoy a walk throught the city. In the afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting and olive oil tasting at the winery, then dinner of couscous and local traditional foods. 

DAY 7: AGRIGENTO - SELINUNTE
Breakfast in the hotel. Brief stop to visit Selinunte, an impressive archaelogical site and the most important in Europe. Then we will head towards Sambuca di Sicilia, and have lunch at the Ulmo Winery, part of the Planeta farm. In Agrigento, See the Valley of the Temples, one of the largest evidences of the Greek presence in Sicily. Dinner on your own after settling into the hotel in the late afternoon. 

DAY 8: PIAZZA ARMERINA - RAGUSA
Breakfast in the hotel, then off to Piazza Aremerina. Visit Villa del Casale in the Piazza Armerina, filled with mosaics. Have a light lunch in a typical farmhouse, then admire famous works in the Museum of Aidone. After your museum trip, settle in at the hotel in Ragusa, where you will have dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY 9: RAGUSA, MODICA AND SCICLI
Visit the Baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli. Admire the architecture of many churches in Scicli, then return to the hotel for dinner.

DAY 10: SYRACUSE
Breakfast in the hotel. Check into Syracuse hotel.  Explore Syracuse, the city of Archimedes. Visit the island of Ortigia. Dinner at the hotel. 

DAY 11: NOTO - PORTOPALO DI CAPO PASSERO
Breakfast in the hotel. Spend the morning in Noto, walking through the historic Baroque center. Visit the last piece of land, the most southern point of Europe, Portopalo di Capo Passero. A fishing village where you will get to know the traditions and history of the local fisherman. It has a Spanish fortress built in early 600, a fishing port and a Tuna fish factory. Then move to Marzamemi, another fishing town famous for its Tuna Fishing. Dinner in Syracuse.
DAY 12: PORTOPALO - PACHINO - ROSOLINI
Breakfast in the hotel, then travel to a favous farm specializin in the production of cherry tomatoes around the world. Take a tour of the farm and see the process from greenhouse growth of the plant to canning. Then visit  the Barone Sergio farm, know for its contribution to the wine industry, with lunch in Rosolini in local farm of the area. Explore the farm in the afternoon before returning to the hotel, where you will have free time for dinner. 
DAY 13: MOUNT ETNA - TAORMINA
Breakfast in the hotel. Explore ancient woods, craters and lava formations surrounding Mount Etna on this day. Afterwards, visit a winery and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting with brunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a honey and liquor tasting from local producers. Then we will return to Taormina and have dinner at a local restaurant. 
DAY 14: TAORMINA
Breakfast in the hotel. Explore Taormina's beautiful beaches and view of the Ionic Sea, as well as the Greek amphitheater. Go to the Palace Corvaia, the Odeaon, the Corso Umberto for a guided tour of the towns. Have lunch, then the afternoon to explore. Farewell dinner in Taormina.
DAY 15: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport to Catania.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- All the nights in hotels 4/5 stars
- Our Tour director with the group
- Meals in program
- Museum and Transport tickets
- Transfers to/from airport
- Bus GT

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Porterage at airport
- Fee for luggage handling at hotel
- Travel Insurance
- Optional Excursions
- City Taxes
- Anything not mentioned under “WHAT IS INCLUDED

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