Treasures of Sicily

8 days from £999pp.

Mount Etna

Visit: Mount Etna, Italy


Visit: Syracuse, Italy


Visit: Agrigento, Italy


Visit: Palermo, Italy


Visit: Taormina, Italy

Explore spectacular Sicilian treasures including beautiful Taormina, unique Syracuse and the brooding Mount Etna. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

    Fly to Catania, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Syracuse area. After dinner, we suggest a walk through Ortigia, the historical heart of Syracuse. Stroll through Greek temples, baroque churches, hidden gardens and courtyards, ending at the most beautiful square of Sicily.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We enjoy a guided tour of Syracuse’s most important archaeological area, including the Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and the famous Dionysus Ear, then proceed to the House of Tellaro, a rich country residence of the late Roman Empire. Here you can admire the decorations made entirely of mosaic. We continue to Agrigento, where we enjoy a guided visit to the imposing Valley of the Temples. We stay overnight in Agrigento.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Depart for Marsala, built on the ancient site of the Punic city Lilibeo and well known today for the production of Marsala wines. We later drive along the Salt Route, with its picturesque windmills in the Trapani area, where we will make a photo stop, then continue to Segesta, with a visit to the Doric Temple from the 5th century B.C., built by the famous architect of his time, Elimi. We stay for two nights in Palermo.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Visit Palermo, the island’s splendid capital. Our included tour with local guide will show you around the most famous sights, including the cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, and the Cathedral of Monreale with its prestigious mosaics, the most impressive and extensive area of Christian medieval mosaics in the world.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Head to Cefalù, to visit the traditional fishing village whose Norman cathedral dominates the skyline, then to Castelbuono, a medieval town with a 14th century church. Continue to the Acireale area for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    A day of wonders on our included excursion to brooding Mount Etna, one of the world‘s largest and most active volcanoes – its lava-walled crater and smouldering potholes are a breathtaking reminder of the power of nature. Afterwards, we visit Taormina, a picturesque town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy free time in this charming town with its winding streets, fashionable shops, cosy cafés and tempting restaurants.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Mount Etna

    Join our fascinating optional excursion built around the classic Godfather film, We head first to a small town set on the hillside of the foothills of the S. Peloritiani. This is where Al Pacino and the cast shot some of the scenes from the film. A ‘must’ is a stop at the famous bar ‘Vitelli’ on the corner of the town, one of Coppola‘s favourite spots, and seen many times throughout the film. From Savoca you will visit Forza d’Agrò which is one of the best examples of a typical village of the Province of Messina and still conserves its medieval street layout. On all sides of the town you have the most incredible views.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £149; travel insurance from £44.95; flight supplements may apply. 

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will stay for one night in Syracuse at the 4-star Hotel Panorama, or similar, followed by one night at the 4-star Baia di Ulisse, or similar, in Agrigento. You will then stay for two nights at the 4-star Hotel San Paolo, or similar, in Palermo and then three nights at the 4-star Art Hotel Capomulini in the Taormina area.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long hall flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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