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Sicilian Fantasy & Rome
10 Day tour

Mar 31 - Apr 9, 16

  • Air From Los Angeles
  • 6 nights Hotel Ariston or Similar in Taormina
  • Buffet breakfast & Dinner Daily in Sicily, Breakfast in Rome
  • 2 nights Hotel Ergife Palace or similar in Rome
  • Sightseeing: Taormina, Agrigento, Siracusa, Mount Etna, Forza d'Agro & Savoca, Ancient Rome, St Peters Basilica, Sistine Chapel & More
  • Entrance Fees: Greek Theatre in Taormina, Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Archaeological Area in Siracusa, Vatican museums in Rome.

$3,395* 
Including Air from Los Angeles

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*Prices per person double occupancy minimum 20 passengers, land only, subject to availability.

 

 ITINERARY 

Day 1 - Los Angeles to Sicily

Depart Los Angeles for overnight flight to Catania.

 

Day 2 - Catania/Taormina

Today, you値l arrive in Catania where you値l be transferred to romantic Taormina to spend 7 evenings at the Hotel Continental/similar, located just steps away from the downtown area. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel. (D)

 

Day 3 - Taormina

After a full American breakfast, with a local guide, you値l explore beautiful Taormina, whose history dates back to the 4th century B.C. Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, your home away from home boasts a spectacular setting. You値l view medieval buildings and ancient ruins amid a fertile oasis of olive groves, grape vines and orchards. In Old Town, stroll along Corso Umberto, filled with trendy shops offering everything from lay lines and fashionable clothing to antique jewellery and furniture. Visit Teatro Greco (Greek Theatre) and enjoy unforgettable vistas of Mount Etna and the seacoast. The rest of you day in free to explore and enjoy the unspoiled charm of the area with its shops and restaurants. Dinner is included at your hotel. (B, D)

 

Day 4 - Taormina/Agrigento/Taormina

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples. These fabulous archaeological ruins are set amid a breathtaking landscape and are considered the many experts to be the best preserved collection of buildings from Classical Greece in existence today. You値l marvel at the Temple of Hercules, the well preserved Doric Temple of Concord, and the Temple of Jupiter. Later, return to Taormina where dinner is included this evening. (B, D)

 

Day 5 - Taornima/Siracusa/Taormina

This morning, you値l depart Siracusa, one of the world痴 most important archaeological centres in the world. You値l visit the Green Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre which dates back to 5th century B.C., the Ear of Dionysius and the Cave of the Condari. Later, return to your hotel where dinner is one again included. (B, D)

 

Day 6 - Taornima/Mount Etna/Taormina

This morning, you値l travel trough fertile farmlands and pine forests to Mount Etna, Sicily痴 most famous attraction and Europe痴 highest and largest volcano. Discover Silvestri Craters and the river of lava from the eruptions. You値l enjoy a fascinating tour of this active volcano, but this is one place you wouldn稚 want to be left behind! At midday you値l return to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to spend as you choose. (B, D)

 

Day 7 - Taormina/Forza D Agro and Savoca/Taormina

This morning, you値l discover the charming medieval villages of Forza d Agro and Savoca and see the locations used in filming the Godfather movies. (B, D)

 

Day 8 - Taormina/Catania/Rome

This morning you値l be transported back to Catania where you値l make the short flight to Rome. Upon arrival to tour Ancient Rome, including a view of the Coliseum (outside), the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus. Dinner on your own. Overnight. (B)

  

Day 9 - Rome

This morning, your group will enjoy a visit to the largest Christendom Church, St. Peter痴 Basilica. This Basilica was built on the site where St. Peter, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome, was martyred. At this Basilica, your group will have the opportunity to view Michelangelo痴 Pieta. This stunning marble sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Christ after His crucifixion, death, and removal off the cross before being placed in the tomb. Following, your group will proceed to one of the many Vatican Museums. At the world-renowned museum, you will see the most impressive of edifices, galleries, and awe-inspiring relics. Additionally, your group will have the opportunity to observe the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo痴 Masterpiece, the restored mural of the Last Judgment. Afternoon at your leisure. Dinner on own. Overnight. (B)

 

Day 10 Rome/USA

This morning check out of the hotel and depart for Rome airport for you. (B)

*Prices are per person, Land only, double occupancy.  Minimum of 20 passengers required, subject to availability.  Plus tips of $150 for Driver, guide & Waiters. Single Supplement $400.

Land Only rate is $1899 PLUS air flight from Catania to Rome approx. $240.

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(800) 688-8728
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