Unwind in Sicily
Unwind in Sicily
Fly to a land of Greek and Roman deities, citrus trees and the sparkling Mediterranean, for a relaxing holiday on the beautiful north coast of Sicily. With two wonderfully packaged excursions to explore the island’s stunning towns and Norman history, there's also several days for you to spend as you choose. Whether you choose to relax on the hotel’s private beach, climb to the summit of an active volcano or immerse yourself in the island’s Greek and Roman history, there's so much on offer on this wonderful escorted tour.
- 7 nights in hotels
- 14 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- VOX portable audio headset system on excursions
- Half-day tour to Cefalù and Castelbuono
- Full-day excursion to Palermo and Monreale with local guide
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Scheduled British Airways direct flights
- Best available coaches with experienced drivers
- Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
- Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
- UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
Day 1 -London - Palermo - Campofelice di Roccella
Your VIP door-to-door travel service will collect you from home for your journey to London Heathrow Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Palermo, Sicily. On arrival you'll drive to your hotel for the next seven nights, the Acacia Resort, in Campofelice di Roccella. Dinner is included each evening during your stay.
Day 2 - Castelbuono - Cefalù
Spend your morning on an included excursion to Castelbuono and visit the 14th century castle which gave the town its name. This restored landmark holds the Civic Museum and a chapel which illustrates the wealth of the castle’s creator, Count Francesco. From here, you'll travel to Cefalù. You'll get free time in this picture-perfect, medieval district, where you may choose to visit the cathedral or watch the fishermen at work in the little port. Why not see the old fi shermen houses on the long sandy beach? or simply stroll through the narrow streets of honey coloured Arab-Norman buildings. You'll return to the hotel to spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 3 - Monreale - Palermo
Your excursion today takes you to Monreale, where you'll tour around its cathedral (Duomo) and cloisters, often described as Sicily’s greatest Norman buildings. Founded by Norman ruler William the Good, the cathedral was built to satisfy the ruler's needs of a worthy final resting place for himself and his successors. The cathedral is befittingly decorated with over 6,000 square metres of gleaming gold mosaics. Next, you'll take a tour of Palermo city, followed by some time at leisure to explore.
Day 4 - Campofelice di Roccella
Take a day to relax at your hotel or alternatively, an optional excursion is available to Piazza Armerina, a glorious Roman town. Villa del Casale is its most notable property, originally owned by a powerful Roman family in the 4th century AD. This magnificent Imperial villa is one of the best preserved of the Roman Empire and honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible mosaics. This excursion includes an exclusive lunch at the private Tenuta Manca di Geracello estate
Day 5 - Campofelice di Roccella
Enjoy a day at leisure or take an optional cruise to Lipari and Vulcano Island. Free time in Lipari allows you to visit at your leisure the attractive cathedral dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, the archaeological museum, or the impressive castle. Continuing on to Vulcano where as one of the two islands with active volcanoes in the area, you can see signs of past explosions at locations such as Vulcanello. The lava there has created fantastic figures and, current activity from the smoke and sulphur fumes, still exudue from its crater. Those a little more daring may choose to walk to the summit of the volcano. The lowest point of the rim is just 290m up, yet offers fine views of the steaming crater and the island. If walking up a live volcano isn't your idea of fun, you may want to visit the sulphur mud baths which have widely been considered to have medicinal benefits!
Day 6 - Campofelice di Roccella
Spend today enjoying the local sights or take an optional guided excursion to visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento; the incredible site of the ruined ancient Greek city of Akragas. In creating one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean, the Greeks built an abundance of magnificent temples which exemplify Greek architecture. This UNESCO-protected area includes the incredibly well-preserved Temple of Concordia which is considered the most impressive Greek Doric temple in existence today. It's home to the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest Doric templeever built and the remains of the Temple of Heracles, dating from the 6th century BC.
Day 7 - Campofelice di Roccella
Your final day in Sicily is free for you to do as you please. Maybe make the journey into Cefalù and take a stroll along the beautiful coast or experience the local heritage. Or relax by the hotel’s private beach or swimming pool.
Day 8 - Campofelice di Roccella - Palermo - London
Say goodbye to Sicily as you travel to the airport for a scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
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