Agrigento

Provincia d’origine di due grandi autori italiani del XX secolo, Luigi Pirandello e Leonardo Sciascia, Agrigento è una provincia ricca di storia e cultura. Tra le innumerevoli cose da vedere la spettacolare Valle dei Templi, gli scavi archeologici di Eraclea Minoa e di Sant’Angelo Muxaro.

Palermo

La provincia con “il più bel promontorio del mondo”, è quella della Conca d’Oro, quella in cui visse Federico II con la sua Corte e in cui si diffuse la Poetica della Scuola Siciliana, Palermo luogo dove tutto è natura, arte, cultura e storia.

Catania

Catania è una provincia ricca di natura e cultura in cui poter ammirare il maestoso paesaggio del Parco del Monte Etna, le ceramiche di Caltagirone, e il barocco di Militello Val di Catania, e dove poter gustare i pistacchi di Bronte.

Taormina

È uno dei centri turistici internazionali di maggiore rilievo della Sicilia per il suo incantevole paesaggio naturale, le bellezze marine e i suoi monumenti storici.

Cefalù

Cefalù viene citata per la prima volta dallo studioso Diodoro Siculo nel 396 a.C. ma la città si distingue per la sua impronta tipicamente medievale. Partendo da piazza Garibaldi e proseguendo per corso Ruggero fino alla splendida piazza del Duomo già si comincia a gustare l'atmosfera splendidamente intatta di questa perla del mediterraneo.

Siracusa

Pantalica, la Valle d’Anapo, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Avola, Vindicari sono soltanto alcuni dei luoghi da visitare in questa bellissima provincia. La città conserva oggi tantissime testimonianze del passato visibili all’interno del parco archeologico e nell’isola di Ortigia, nucleo originario della città.

Ragusa

Ciò che affascina di questa provincia è il ricchissimo patrimonio archeologico (Cava d’Ispica, Monte Cassia, Camarina sono solo alcuni dei siti) ed architettonico (Ragusa Ibla e Modica) Situata a sud dei Monti Iblei tra i corsi dei fiumi Ippari ed Irminio, la città si distingue in due nuclei: Ragusa Superiore e Ragusa Ibla.

Enna

Splendida provincia, conosciuta in tutto il mondo per i mosaici di Piazza Armerina e per il lago di Pergusa, splendido luogo naturalistico in cui, secondo un antico mito, Plutone rapì Proserpina.

Caltanissetta

La “terra dei castelli” è tra le province siciliane quella più lontana dagli itinerari turistici tradizionali, ma è sicuramente un luogo dove poter riscoprire e conoscere le tradizioni e la cultura del passato.

Messina

La provincia delle leggende e dei miti dell’eroe Ulisse, la provincia delle isole Eolie. Situata sulla costa occidentale dello Stretto di Messina, il suo nome più antico è Zancle (termine dorico siculo che significa falce ed è riferito alla forma della penisola di San Ranieri).

 
 

CAPRI AND TAORMINA

The pearls of South Italy 

                      
SUNDAY (D):   ARRIVAL                
Arrive in Sorrento at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city.  Clients will find an informative brochure at the hotel reception. Welcome drink with our tour leader. Overnight.
 
MONDAY (B, D):  CAPRI AND ANACAPRI
When the red sun sinks at Capri... Today is a highlight on the program: by boat you will arrive at magical island of the sirens, which inspired and still inspires an endless number of artists. Visit of Anacapri with the possibility of the a visit at Villa San Michele. In Capri you can have a walk from the Piazza  to the Gardens of August, which offer an unique view of the Faraglioni rocks and the rugged south cost of the island. In the afternoon free time to explore the beautiful island on your own. Possibility to visit the much-sung Blue Grotto (weather permitting). In the afternoon back to Sorrento for dinner and overnight. 
 
TUESDAY (B, D):  AMALFICOAST
Free time for leisure or opt to book an optional excursion to the Amalficoast.
The Amalficoast is one of the most spectacular coastlines of Europe. The winding road, surrounded by rocks, offers breathtaking panoramic views. You will get fantastic and unforgettable impressions.  We stop in Positano, another jewel of this coast, for a photo stop. Then continue on to Amalfi, the town, after which the coast is named. Once it was a rich and powerful maritime republic and now it represents the major tourist resort. In the cathedral are kept the tombs of the saint patron of Amalfi and also of St. Andrew of Scotland. Continuation to Ravello with the possibility to visit Villa Rufolo (entry ticket extra). Otherwise you can spend your time walking or just to relax and enjoy your time in the area of Sorrento.  Overnight.
 
 WEDNESDAY (B, D)     POMPEII - SALERNO – MESSINA                                                                   
Departure from the hotel towards Pompeii. Pompeii is for it's visitors of the greatest fascination. After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for centuries under the lava. The excavations, which already begun in 18 th century, still go on today. Our guide will lead you through some of the ancient streets, where you can see Baths, Forums and villas which were built by wealthy Romans in 80 BC. It is nearly unbelievable how good the fabulous frescoes that adorn the walls and floors of the villas have been preserved. Continuation to the port. Departure at about 14:00 o'clock to Sicily. Arrival at about 22 o'clock*. Transfer to hotel, cold dinner and overnight.*seats reserved (poltrona).
 
THURSDAY (B, D)    ETNA  - TAORMINA
In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the higHest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”,  one of the  largest protected areas in Italy:  You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvestri Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and to see how he is produced. In the afternoon visit  of Taormina,  situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Overnight.
 
FRIDAY  (B, D)   TAORMINA MARE – NOTO - SYRACUSE
Full day excursion to Noto and Syracuse. Noto, jewel of Sicilian Baroque, is in the UNESCO world heritage list for its beautiful baroque churches and "palazzi". The visit goes through the historical centre of the town and reaches the main monuments like the cathedral, the Santa Chiara church, Palazzo Ducezio and the Via Nicolaci,  famous road for the yearly Infiorata-flower festival. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. Overnight in Taormina area.
 
SATURDAY   (B)    TAORMINA MARE
Depart at any time. Opt to continue the holidays in Sicily or come back to Sorrento.  
 
 

OFFICIAL PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: (COMMISSIONABLE)

From 02/04 to 30/04 and from 23/10 to 29/10
€ 710,00
From 26/06 to 02/07 and from 02/10 to 22/10
€ 732,00
From 01/05 to 25/06 and from 04/09 to 01/10
€ 752,00

 

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2016:
April:
May:
June:
September:
October
02, 09, 16, 23, 30
07, 14, 21, 28,  
04, 11, 18, 25
03, 10, 17, 24
01, 08, 15, 22  

 

SUPPLEMENTS:
Supplement for single room: € 210,00
Supplement for sea view room: € 10
Optional Excursion to Amalficoast € 40,00 pp
Reduction 3rd bed: 10%

TRANSFERS AND FERRIES:
- from the airport/port of Naples to hotel in Sorrento area € 90,00 per car (1-3 pax) o.w.
- from the port of Salerno to Sorrento area for posttour € 130,00 per car (1-3 pax) o.w.
- from the hotel in Taormina area to port/airport in Catania € 90,00 per car (1-3 pax) o.w.
- from the hotel in Taormina area to the port of Messina + ferry Messina – Salerno € 110,00 per Person
- from the hotel in Taormina area to the port of Catania + ferry Catania – Naples € 130,00 per Person

PRETOUR + POST-TOUR [rate for max. 3 nights]:
Pretour in BB with extra night in hotel 4* in Sorrento: € 65,00 pppd
Posttour in BB with extra night in hotel 4* in Taormina: € 50,00 pppd / in sgl € 80,00 pp [rate for max. 3 nights].

THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Air conditioned bus for the whole tour
- Overnight in 4 stars hotels in standard rooms.
- 7 Breakfast, 7 dinners
- Tour escort
- Transfer from the port of Messina to the hotel in Taormina area
- Ferry Salerno-Messina (seats reserved)
- Bilingual guided tour for the excursions as in the program.

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- City taxes
- Drinks at meals
- Transfers at arrival and departure
- Porterages
- Personal expenses, Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
- Optional excursion to Amalficoast
- Entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites
- Everything is not mentioned in “the rate includes”.

4*- SELECTED HOTELS:
Sorrento Area: Panorama Hotel (www.hotelpanoramapalace.it) or similar
Taormina area : Complesso Antares (www.parchotels.it) or similar