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Sicily in Depth (Preview 2018)

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Starting: Apr 19, 2018
Through: Apr 26, 2018
Book By: Apr 22 2018 8:00PM
# of Nights: 8
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5046804
from $1,845.00  (USD)
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Must book by Jan 11 2018 to receive $205.00 early booking discount included in displayed price. Airfare not included, Various departures
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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To Sicily     
3 Ancient Syracuse En Route To Ragusa     
4 Explore The Valley Of The Temples & On To Palermo     
5 Palermo & The Golden Age Of The Normans     
6 Exploring Erice     
7 Cefalu & The Taormina Riviera     
8 Taormina & The Dawn Coast Of Europe     
9 Depart Catania     
Number of Nights: 8
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Sicily In Depth (Preview 2018)
Experience the unique legacy of the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, crusading Knights of St. John, the Bourbons, Ottoman Turks and even the Mafia!
  • Additional Included Highlights
    Taormina: Visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja. Stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.Cefalu: See the Cathedral and walk down to the medieval stone fountain in the old fishermen's quarter.Palermo: See Teatro Massimo, Quattro Canti Square, Fontana Pretoria and Palermo Cathedral.Erice: Explore the quiet alleys of this ancient walled town - it's like stepping into the middle ages.Trapani Salt Marshes: Stop at one of the restored windmills and learn about the ancient process of salt extraction.Ragusa: See the famous Baroque buildings and churches.Syracuse: Explore the ancient streets and delightful squares of Ortygia.

  • Authentic Regional Flavours
    7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Highlight Lunches (HL), 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
    Palermo: There is an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on your Dine-Around evening.Erice: At a local farm, sample the olive oil produced on the island with a tasting of Sicilian wine and a light lunch.Taormina: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine, reflecting some of Sicily's top culinary heritage.

  • Signature Experiences
    Syracuse: Walk through the Paradise Quarry gardens, listen to the acoustics in the mysterious Ear of Dionysius and visit the Greek amphitheatre.Agrigento: Crowning a ridge at the Valley of the Temples are the magnificent remains of the Greek colony Akragas. Join your Local Expert for a walk to the Temples of Juno, Concorde and Hercules, some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world.Monreale: The sombre exterior of the cathedral at Monreale gives away few clues to the riches inside. Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th century mosaics, the best of their kind in the world.Taormina: Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats in the ancient Greek theatre and enjoy the view through the crumbling arches to snowy Mount Etna with a Local Expert.

  • Stay At The Best Addresses
    Taormina: Enjoy traditional Mediterranean hospitality on the rocky coast of the Ionian Sea at the Hilton Giardini Naxos.

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.

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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018 $1,845.00   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
May 03, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018 $1,885.50   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Jul 05, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 $1,867.50   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018 $1,935.00   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Sep 27, 2018 - Nov 01, 2018 $1,845.00   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.