Mini Tour Sicilian Carousel – From Palermo
A charming tour, that will bring us among some of the most suggestive Sicilian sites, while housing in enchanting hotels and tasting the Sicilian cuisine as well as delicious typical products. We will start from Palermo to head westward, to the Salt Route, close to Trapani, visiting the medieval town of Erice and the Greek temple of Segesta along the way. Hence, we will travel to the East, stopping in Cefalù to visit the impressive Cathedral and to making an excursion in the Nebrodi Park, before reaching the “pearl of the Ionian Sea”, Taormina, with its enchanting view on the sea and the Mount Etna. For a perfect finale, we could ascend the famous volcano, to enjoy the view of half of our wonderful island.
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OPERATING DATES (Tuesday/Saturday)
DAY 1: Tuesday | Palermo
DAY 2: Wednesday | Palermo - Segesta - Erice - Salt Route (Trapani Area) - Palermo
DAY 3: Thursday | Palermo - Cefalù - Nebrodi Park - Taormina
DAY 4: Friday | Taormina - Mt. Etna (optional) - Taormina
DAY 5: Saturday | Taormina
For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In any case STS ensures visits and excursions mentioned on the journey
- Excusively in English
- Very charming hotels located in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns
- Visit of the main Sicilian sites, including the Salt Route, Cefalù, the Nebrodi Park, Taormina and Mt. Etna
- Special menus in local restaurant especially selected to have a taste of the Sicilian cuisine - mineral water included in all meals
Tuesday | Palermo
Independent arrival at the GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA. Accommodation. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in your hotel.
Wednesday | Palermo - Segesta - Erice - Salt Route (Trapani Area) - Palermo
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Segesta to admire the magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C, and the Theatre, one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny and characteristic streets. Lunch on your own. Down to Trapani area for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills and basins, which are still in use. Return to Palermo. Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.
Thursday | Palermo - Cefalù - Nebrodi Park - Taormina
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Drive through the Park of “Nebrodi” and stop at the Miraglia Forest for lunch with a typical menu. Continue to Cesarò, Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view - the north facing side - surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel VILLA DIODORO, located near historic centre of Taormina.
Friday | Taormina - Mt. Etna (optional) - Taormina
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1800 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea": enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own. Return to your hotel: dinner and overnight.
Saturday | Taormina
After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour
GRAND HOTEL PIAZZA BORSA****
The Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa encapsulates perfectly the idea of "living in the center". Main squares, parks, monuments, streets and much more can be found within a radius of five hundred meters from the hotel. Each guestroom offers from its windows a different glimpse of the heart of the city: the roofs of the old Palermo, which stretch upward like a giant Nativity crib, the lively Borsa square, called “Cassa di Risparmio" square by citizens. Elsewhere rooms open on the elegant Palazzo Cattolica-Briuccia or the multifarious domes and bell towers of the city of a hundred churches. Or again, the medieval San Francesco square and the homonymous church. Each guestroom is modulated differently from each other, but all designed to give you maximum comfort: from the most exclusive suite to the quietest single room.
The Hotel Villa Diodoro is a few steps away from the enchanting town of Taormina and it is open all the year; it is the "home" for those that want to enjoy the best of life, relaxing in the beautiful swimming pool in front of the unique view of Etna and the charm of the Bay of Naxos. With more than a century of history, the hotel Villa Diodoro, monument among the monuments, has been dedicated to the greek historian Diodorus, a famous person who lived in the city, telling in his writings about those gentlemen that discovered Taormina, coming there from all over the world to drink beauty and sun, art and culture. The Hotel Villa Diodoro was designed in the late' 60s and inaugurated in 1970; even today, it is a charming hotel, stylish, exclusive, designed to make your stay an unforgettable event.
- 100 % penalty for NO SHOW
- 70 % penalty from 1 to 3 days before the beginning of the Tour
- 50 % penalty from 4 to 7 days before the beginning of the Tour
- 25 % penalty from 8 to 14 days before the beginning of the Tour
Optional excursion Mt Etna
€ 45,00 per person The optional excursion “Mt Etna” can be pre-booked on the spot up until 4 days before the excursion
- € 800,00 in double room
- Suppl. single room: € 155,00
- 3rd pax in triple room: € 780,00
Operating dates (Tuesday/Saturday)
OPERATING DATES: April…18 May…09…16…23...30 June…06…13…27 July…11…25 August…29 September…05…12...19…26 October…03...10…17
- Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels centrally located
- 4 Dinners, 1 Lunch, 4 Breakfast
- Mineral Water (1/2 per person) included at meals
- Transportation De Luxe motorcoach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 15 pax
- English speaking tour escort
- Local guides where necessary
- Porterage at hotels
- Transfers in/out
- Entrance fees at monuments
- City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that it has to be paid directly at the Hotel
- Everything which is not clearly specified under ”rate includes”
18 April 2017 - 17 October 2017