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Your 10-day Italy tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages

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ALL IN PRICE: From $2,831 to $2,957*

Based on April to October, 2019 departure dates and includes the Globus 10% discount.

Many other tours and departure dates available.

*Featured price is per person, in Canadian dollars, land only, based on double occupancy, from the lowest to he highest price available to book, includes all taxes and fees and the Globus 10% discount. Prices reflect 2019 early preview pricing and are subject to change in September.

Itinerary

 

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner Included

Day 2: PALERMO

Start your guided sightseeing with a drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Back in Palermo, see the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and visit the CATHEDRAL. A lunch with Sicilian specialties like panelle (chickpea fritters), arancini (stuffed rice balls), and cannoli (fried pastry rolls with sweet ricotta cheese) awaits at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco restaurant. 

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 3: PALERMO–ERICE–MOTYA–MARSALA

Drive to Erice and follow your Tour Director for an orientation of this hilltop town, ending at the well-known Pasticceria Maria Grammatico to try out the traditional almond biscuits and Marsala wine. Visit a typical SALT MILL. Then, the highlight of the day:  a BOAT CRUISE to the island of Motya for a perfect view of the lagoon and visit to the MUSEUM. Later, dinner with local specialties and couscous is served. 

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 4: MARSALA–SCIACCA–AGRIGENTO

In Sciacca, take pictures from the panoramic viewpoint before continuing to Agrigento. Here, your Local Guide will take you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5: AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–CALTAGIRONE–RAGUSA

Drive to Piazza Armerina for your guided visit of the VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, including the famous “Bikini Girls,” discovered in 1960. Before arriving in Ragusa, stop in Caltagirone to discover the imposing STAIRCASE OF SANTA MARIA DEL MONTE, covered with different tiles in a beautiful pattern.

Breakfast & Dinner Inlcuded

Day 6 RAGUSA. EXCURSION TO MODICA

Guided sightseeing features a walk through Ragusa's oldest district, the IBLA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its beautiful palaces and churches. Walk through the Giardini Iblei, the pleasant public gardens laid out in the 19th century and then, visit the iconic baroque ST. GEORGE CATHEDRAL. Time on your own to further explore or maybe relax at an outdoor café! In the late afternoon, travel to nearby Modica with its steeply stacked medieval center and spectacular baroque churches. Wander along Corso Umberto I and stop at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily's oldest chocolate factory, for a TASTING. End the day with a special dinner at a local restaurant.

 Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 7: RAGUSA–NOTO–SYRACUSE

Arrive in the baroque town of Noto, renowned for its beautiful historic center that was almost entirely rebuilt in the early 18th century following the 1693 earthquake. Meet your Local Guide for a walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire the magnificent architecture, and visit SAN NICOLÒ CATHEDRAL. Continue to Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes. Enter the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE for a guided visit of the 5th century BC sparkling-white Greek Theater, the Garden of Paradise, the Ear of Dionysus, the Altar of Hieron II, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmakers’ Cave. Tonight, join an optional dinner in the enchanting Ortigia district. 

Breakfast Included

Day 8: SYRACUSE–CATANIA–SAVOCA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

In Catania, see St. Agata Cathedral and spend some time on Piazza del Duomo and Via Etnea. On to the traditional village of Savoca. See the Church of Santa Lucia, made famous as a location for Michael Corleone's wedding in the movie The Godfather.  Enjoy a granita and brioche at Bar Vitelli. Later, arrive at your hotel on the Taormina Riviera. 

Breakfast Included

Day 9: TAORMINA RIVIERA

In the morning, an exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Later, in hilltop Taormina, visit the ancient GREEK THEATER, dating back to the 3rd century BC, and in the evening, a farewell dinner awaits at restaurant Villa Antonio, an excellent way to say arrivederci, Sicilia! 

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 10: TAORMINA RIVIERA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Catania).

Breakfast Included

HURRY AND BOOK NOW. THIS OFFER ENDS SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2018!

*Book and deposit a 2019 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 6, 2018 and September 11, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. 

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