Italy's sun-kissed southern island
Though separated from the European mainland by the narrowest of channels, Sicily is very different from its nearest neighbour, with a new surprise at every step. This sun-kissed southern island offers an intoxicating taste of Europe, tinged with Northern African spice.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Fly to Italy
Fly to Sicily, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Cefalu.
Day Two: Rest and relax
Enjoy a relaxing day at your hotel, or start exploring Sicily and the surrounding area. Your Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.
Day Three: Optional visit to Palermo
Visit vibrant, colourful capital Palermo, with its historic Quattro Canti – encapsulating the great port city’s rich history and bustling cafe life. Explore and take in Monreale’s Benedictine monastery, one of Sicily’s greatest glories.
Day Four: Optional visit to Agrigento
Agrigento is one of the Mediterranean’s most important sites, where the Valley of the Temples gives a vivid impression of the ancient world, as crumbling, but still magnificent, columns and portals are brought to life.
Day Five: Rest and relax
Spend a relaxing day enjoying Celafu, your hotel and the surrounding area.
Day Six: Optional Aeolian Islands tour
Journey to Milazzo and cross pristine blue waters, passing Vulcano with its brooding crater, and make landfall on Lipari, enjoying the delights of colourful Lipari Town, or enjoying a dip in a more remote island corner.
Day Seven: Optional Madonie Mountains tour
Head into the rugged Madonie Mountains, home to protected wildcats and wolves, with over 2,500 colourful plant species, and where age-old practices including sheep farming and olive-growing are continued in ancient hill towns.
Day Eight: Fly back to the UK
Bid “arrivederci” to your Sicilian hosts, and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Hotel Artemis, Cefalu ★★★★
Hotel Acacia, Cefalu ★★★★
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Attraction entrance fees
Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.