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ITALY • Luxury Escorted Tours E


Embracing of Sicily 8 Days /7 Nights


Starting from Palermo - Ending in Taormina English speaking only


4 nights in Palermo • 3 nights in Taormina from $ 1,345 - Land Package


DAY 1: FRIDAY. PALERMO. Arrival in Palermo airport. Transfer to your hotel BY YOUR OWN. Meeting with the participants. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. DAY 2: SATURDAY: PALERMO-MONREALE-PALERMO. Buffet breakfast at enjoy a morning tour of Palermo, a city full of character, features Quattro Canti - a splendid example of Spanish Baroque architecture, the Palace of the Normans and its superb Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral, and the famous Benedictine Abbey of Monreale. Rest of the day at leisure; optional tour to the picturesque fishing village of Cefalù. In the evening, enjoy a festive dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling in a fashionable restaurant. Overnight DAY 3: SUNDAY: PALERMO-CORLEONE-FICUZZA-PALERMO. Buffet breakfast and departure to the inland of Sicily and specifically to the area of Corleone, known for being the place where Mafia phenomena was born but also know nowadays for being the place where Mafia is firmely fought. We will firstly participate to an interesting and accurate cooking lesson: we will be able to prepare some of the most genuine and traditional Sicilian dishes (only for who desires to participate to the cooking lesson). Lunch. After lunch, we’ll experience an interesting LECTURE on Mafia. Overnight. DAY 4: MONDAY: PALERMO-SEGESTA-MARSALA-TRAPANI- PALERMO.Buffet breakfast at your hotel and journey to Segesta, a large archaeological zone, with a magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C., located within a beautiful and natural setting that ranks as one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites. Continue to the sea town of Marsala, known for its sweet wines. Visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala during a special wine tasting session. Drive along Trapani’s coastline and stop for a special Sicilian lunch in a restaurant and return to Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel.


PACKAGE INCLUDES • First class hotels for 7 nights. • 14 included meals, consisting of: 7 buffet breakfasts , 2 dinners at hotel , 3 dinners at local restaurant (Taormina & Palermo) and 2 lunches at local restaurants (Marsala area & Corleone).


• ¼ wine + ½ mineral water + coffee or cappuccino served with lunch and dinner at hotels & restaurants.


• 1 wine tasting at a local cellar in Marsala. • 1 cooking lesson in Corleone. • 1 Mafia lecture in Corleone. • Touring by air-conditioned motorcoach or minivan accordingly to the number of participants.


• Professional English speaking tour director. 56 www.tourcrafters.com


DAY 5: TUESDAY: PALERMO-AGRIGENTO-TAORMINA. Buffet breakfast at your hotel and depart for Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the valley. Your local guide will highlight the history and architecture of the temples that are part of this archaeological treasure-trove. After visiting the Valley of the Temples, resume travel to Taormina, where you arrive in the evening in time for an enjoyable and relaxing dinner at your hotel. DAY 6:WEDNESDAY:TAORMINA-MOUNT ETNA-TAORMINA. Buffet breakfast at hotel and morning walking tour of Taormina’s charming city center includes the Greek/Roman amphitheatre, with its spectacular view of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Enjoy the excursion to Mount Etna, visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy the best views, as you drive through the fertile slopes and villages that sit on ancient volcanic eruptions. On the way back to Taormina, we offer a once in a lifetime experience. You may take an optional “Godfather” tour featuring the authentic villages chosen by Francis Coppola for most of the scenes in the Godfather movies. DAY 7:THURSDAY: TAORMINA-SIRACUSA-TAORMINA. Buffet breakfast at your hotel and experience an included excursion to Syracuse. A guided tour of this venerable city highlights the Archaeological Park, Greek Theater, Latomia del Paradiso and Cave of Dyonisius’ Ear. This evening savor a special Sicilian dinner with wine in a restaurant characteristic of this region. DAY 8:FRIDAY:TAORMINA. Buffet breakfast at your hotel. End of the tour. P.s. tour itinerary’s, for technical reasons, can be changed or inverted without notice. Entrance fees & City taxes not included.


• Sightseeing as indicated, including local guides where necessary (Taormina, Siracusa, Agrigento, Palermo).


• Excursion to Mount Etna till 1800 meters • Headsets during the whole tour • Porterage in/out in hotels


Package departures: DEPARTURES FRIDAYS: Apr 14-21, May 05-12-26, June 02-16, Sep 08-15-22-29, Oct 06-13.


HOTELS or similar Palermo: Hotel Palazzo Sitano****/Hotel Excelsior Mercure**** Taormina Area: Hotel Villa Diodoro****/Caparena****


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