Sicilian Escape (KIJ)

7 Day Tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera

2022 Tour Details View 2021 Tour Details »

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.

Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

Single supplement waived for 2021/2022 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Sicilian Escape map
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 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Arab-Norman cathedral of Monreale
  • Archeological area of Agrigento
  • Mount Etna
  • Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
  • Villa Romana del Casale

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 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 the hotel.

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Day 2 PALERMO

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the cathedral. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and visit the Norman Cathedral.

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Day 3 PALERMO–AGRIGENTO

AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples. 124 mi / 200 km

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Day 4 AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–SYRACUSE

PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. 143 mi / 230 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to Ortigia. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

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Day 5 SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Greek and Roman ruins of the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
CATANIA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Arancino tasting and free time on the way to Taormina Riviera. 112 mi / 180 km

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Day 6 TAORMINA RIVIERA

TAORMINA RIVIERA Guided excursion to Mount Etna. Orientation walk through Taormina town and free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 7 TAORMINA RIVIERA

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

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.

Tour Director - SALVATORE RUSSO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Palermo
Syracuse
Taormina

Palermo

Exclusive private visit to the Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata

Exclusive private visit to the Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata

Get a true taste of ancient Palermo, capital of Sicily, on this fantastic excursion featuring an exclusive visit to the private noble Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata.

Price Range: $

Syracuse

Ortigia Tour and Pizza Feast

Ortigia Tour and Pizza Feast

Experience the ancient wonders and impressive Greek ruins of Ortigia Island, historic center of Syracuse, on this exciting guided tour that concludes with a pizza feast at a local pizzeria.

Price Range: $$

Taormina

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

Discover the tastes, aromas, and delectable nuances behind authentic Sicilian cuisine at a traditional dinner with drinks, beautiful surroundings, and spectacular views.

Price Range: $$



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