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Once upon a time in the west…of Sicily

  • Traditionally decorated Horse & Cart, Sicily

    Traditionally decorated Horse & Cart, Sicily
  • Temple of Concordia Valley of the Temples Agrigento Sicily

    Temple of Concordia Valley of the Temples Agrigento Sicily
  • Salt Pans & Windmills, Trapani, Sicily

    Salt Pans & Windmills, Trapani, Sicily
  • Erice Cathedral, Erice, Sicily

    Erice Cathedral, Erice, Sicily
8 day tour
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Sicily, Italy’s most famous island

Sicily’s location on the edge of Europe led to it being a hot spot for invaders, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Normans; all left their mark on the west coast of Sicily, creating one of the most culturally diverse landscapes in Europe. 18th century entrepreneurs, from England, were also lured here, in a bid to make their wealth from the world famous Marsala wines.  Moreover, there are range diverse experiences waiting to be discovered. From the hilltop vineyards to the coastal salt planes, the diversity of this rugged landscape makes for a superb tour of a beautiful country.


Dates

Dates throughout 2020 & 2021


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Sicily

Fly from your local airport to Palermo. Upon arrival, you will be met then transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Palermo to Monreale

After breakfast, spend some time exploring the capital of Sicily; Palermo. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the ancient city. Goethe once described this city as the loveliest he had ever seen. We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina. There is also a chance to stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Later, proceed to Monreale to visit its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style.

Day 3

Selinunte, Marsala and Trapani

This morning, depart for Selinunte to visit the largest Archaeological Park in whole of the Mediterranean and a World Heritage Site, surrounded by a splendid landscape near the African Sea, discover the rest of the ancient Greek city. Afterwards, continue along the charming and well-known Salt Road from Trapani to Marsal. The west coast of Sicily is known for its many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. Afterwards enjoy some tasting of the famous wine in Marsala.

Day 4

Day at leisure

Today, enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps, head into Palermo to discover more of the city’s cultural gems.

Day 5

Agrigento & the Valley of the Temples

Enjoy a day excursion to Agrigento to visit of the Valley of the Temples a wonderful World Heritage Site. Once, one of the most prosperous of the ancient Greek cities on the island, Agrigento presents a remarkable series of Doric Temples from the 5th century. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. These outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, are but one of the main attractions of Sicily.

Day 6

Cefalù

Today we visit Cefalù, a charming medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. We will visit its stunning Norman Dome and you will have free time to stroll through the town before returning to Palermo.

Day 7

Palermo

Enjoy your final day in Palermo; why not head to the north side of the city for a day at the Mondello beach.

Day 8

Return to the UK

Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.


We have a selection of excellent 3 and 4 star hotels throughout the region.


 Dates throughout 2020 & 2021    Prices available on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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