About the tour: Treasures of Sicily by Air

Join us on this exciting holiday as we explore the spectacular Sicilian treasures. We begin in stunning Syracuse, where ancient Greek and Roman architecture stand side by side. We then see the amazing Agrigento and enjoy a guided tour of the Valley of Temples. As we journey to Palermo, we pass many beautiful sights, from Marsala to Segesta. In Palermo we enjoy time taking in the famous sights, such as the Palatine Chapel and the cathedral Monreale. We then head to the Acireale area, where we take a tour to the mighty Mount Etna and the charming town of Taormina. As the holiday comes to an end, we give guests the opportunity to join us on a spectacular excursion, which takes you to the real life movie sets of the Al Pacino classic, The Godfather. What more could you wish for?

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Catania with one checked-in suitcase
  • Airport transfers in Sicily
  • Escorted in Sicily by a Tour Manager
  • English speaking official guides in Agrigento, Palermo and Syracuse

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    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. Please note: this walk is around 5km in length, however, taxis are available (at own cost).

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We start the day with an included guided walking tour of Syracuse’s most important archaeological area. Lasting for approximately 2hrs the sightseeing tour will introduce you to the most important sights, including the Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and the famous Dionysus Ear. We then continue to the Villa del Tellaro, a rich country residence of the late Roman Empire where you can admire the decorations made entirely of mosaic. After free time for lunch we continue to Agrigento, where we enjoy a guided visit to the imposing Valley of the Temples. Afterwards, we make our way to our overnight hotel in Agrigento.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Syracuse Guided Sightseeing Tour
    • Agrigento

    After breakfast we depart the hotel and head to Marsala, built on the ancient site of the Punic city Lilibeo and well known today for the production of Marsala wines. After lunch we make our way along the Salt Route, with its picturesque windmills in the Trapani area, where we will make a photo stop. We then continue to Segesta, with a visit to the Doric Temple from the 5th century BC, built by the famous architect of his time, Elimi. We continue to our hotel in Palermo where we stay for the next two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Marsala
    • Trapani
    • Segesta

    Today, our included tour takes us to nearby Monreale, with its cathedral and prestigious mosaics, the most impressive and extensive area of Christian medieval mosaics in the world. We return to Palermo, the island’s splendid capital. Our local guide will introduce you to the most famous sights, including the cathedral and the Palatine Chapel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Palermo

    We leave our hotel this morning and head to Cefalù, to visit the traditional fishing village whose Norman cathedral dominates the skyline. After time to explore we continue to Castelbuono, a medieval town with a 14th Century church. There will be time at leisure for you to obtain lunch and explore before we head to the Acireale area for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cefalu

    A day of wonders on our included excursion as we head to Mount Etna, one of the world‘s largest and most active volcanoes. Its lava-walled crater and smouldering potholes are a breath-taking 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

    Included Highlights

    • Mount Etna
    • Taormina

    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 Peloritani mountains . 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

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Godfather Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £299.00 (8 days).


    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.

    You will stay for one night in Syracuse at the 4-star Hotel Panorama, or similar, followed by one night at the 4-star Hotel La Scala dei Turchi, or similar in Agrigento. You will then stay for two nights at the 4-star Hotel San Paolo Palace, or similar, in Palermo and then three nights at the 4-star President Park Hotel in Aci Castello, or similar, near Acireale.

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