Day 1: Palermo – Depart, Overnight Flight
Day 2: Palermo
Upon arrival in Palermo, you will be transferred to the Jolly Hotel Palermo. Enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Palermo, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Palermo
After a buffet breakfast, depart for Segesta to visit the Doric Temple which keeps in its stone the weight of a long history, surrounded by a unique landscape. Lunch at a local restaurant in Erice, a medieval town full of myth and history, art and environment located at 800 meters above the sea. After lunch enjoy an orientation tour of Trapani’s salt-mills . Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight at Jolly Hotel Palermo.
Day 4: Palermo, Cefalu’, Capo, D’Orlando, Tindari, Messina
After a buffet breakfast, drive along the Thyrrenian coast. Stop in Cefalù, a pleasant resort well known for its beautiful Norman Cathedral and medieval wash-house built in the rock. Proceed to Capo d’Orlando for lunch in a panoramic restaurant just in front of a white sandy beach. Continue to Tindari to admire the magnificent view of the sand-tongues. Continue to Messina. Dinner and overnight at the Jolly Hotel Messina.
Day 5: Messina, Reggio Calabria, Taormina, Messina
After a buffet breakfast, sea conditions permitting, embark to Reggio Calabria and visit the famous “Bronzi di Riace”. Return to Messina and lunch in the panoramic Jolly Hotel’s restaurant with a view on Straits of Messina. In the afternoon depart to Taormina, visit the Greek Theater and enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Dinner in a famous restaurant of the center. Return to Messina and overnight at the Jolly Hotel.
Day 6: Messina, Mt. Etna, Syracuse
After a buffet breakfast, conditions permitting, excursion until 1800 meters, to Mount Etna the highest active volcano of Europe. Lunch in a typical restaurant near Mt. Etna. Proceed to Syracuse. Visit the Archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear” as well as visit the island of Ortigia, singular treasure of the baroque style. Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Jolly Hotel of Syracuse.
Day 7: Syracuse, Piazza Armerin, Agrigento
After a buffet breakfast, depart for Piazza Armerina and visit the worldwide famous Villa Romana del Casale famed for its well preserved mosaics. Lunch in a typical restaurant and continue to Agrigento. Visit the Valley including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor and Pollux. Dinner at the Jolly Hotel Della Valle. After dinner enjoy an unforgettable panoramic tour of the Valley of the Temples illuminated. Overnight in Agrigento.
Day 8: Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo
After a buffet breakfast depart to Palermo stopping in Monreale with visit to the “Duomo” (Cathedral) which is one of the most renowned monuments in the world as well as the Benedictine Cloister, in pure Norman style. Lunch at Jolly Hotel. In the afternoon visit the city of Palermo including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, as well as a panoramic tour of the historical center. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Possibility of an optional excursion “Palermo by night” with dances and “Opera dei Pupi”. Overnight accommodation at the Jolly Hotel.
Day 9: Departure Home
After a buffet breakfast , End of your Tour.