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Delights of Sicily & Sorrento

 

Taormina & Gardini Naxos Beach, Sicily
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Enjoy a guided visit of Naples
    • Explore Palermo & Monreale
    • Visit historical Agrigento Temples
    • Discover Taormina
    • Admire stunning Sorrento
    • Take a tour of Siena

    Come with us as we travel to the beautiful island of Sicily, with its amazing views out over the Mediterranean Sea and wonderful culture. We’ll enjoy a fantastic holiday on this little island, packed with exciting excursions to nearby attractions and destinations, as well as stays at comfortable hotels throughout our journey.  Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Walking


    Sorrento
      
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    We’ll start our trip with a tour of the beautiful Naples, with its bay and lovely sea views. This will be followed up by a guided tour of Palermo and Monreale, where we’ll admire these two locations before moving on to Agrigento. This city is famous for its history, which stems from ancient Greece, and we’ll tour the many temples that can still be found there today. We’ll then travel to the town of Piazza Armerina, where we’ll find beautiful baroque architecture. 

    Our next excursion will take us to the formidable Mount Etna, an active volcano that looms in the background of many towns and cities in this part of the world. We’ll stop at the Paestum Temples as well, where we’ll be able to examine these ancient ruins, and will get to visit a local cheese farm to enjoy some delicious delicacies, before taking a trip to sunny Sorrento.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Hotel Moderno Grand Hotel Michelangelo Hellenia Yachting Hotel Hotel Degli Ulivi Hotel della Valle


    Hotel Moderno
    Join us at the Hotel Moderno in charming Chianciano Terme, making the most of this four-star hotel. Relax in comfortable rooms and enjoy the hotel’s great facilities during our stay.
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    Hotel Moderno

    • Hotel Moderno
    • Hotel Moderno
    Join us at the Hotel Moderno in charming Chianciano Terme, making the most of this four-star hotel. Relax in comfortable rooms and enjoy the hotel’s great facilities during our stay. 
    • All rooms are en suite, with TV and air conditioning
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
    Grand Hotel Michelangelo
    Centrally located in Sorrento, the Grand Hotel Michelangelo offers tranquil surroundings in which you can relax and unwind in style.
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    Grand Hotel Michelangelo

    • Grand Hotel Michelangelo
    • Grand Hotel Michelangelo

    Centrally located in Sorrento, the Grand Hotel Michelangelo offers tranquil surroundings in which you can relax and unwind in style.

    • All bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, minibar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and internet access with broadband
    • Restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine
    • Swimming pool
    • No. of rooms: 121
    • Lifts: 2
    • Official rating: 4 star
    Hellenia Yachting Hotel
    The elegant Hellenia Yachting Hotel in Giardini Naxos offers guests a fantastic place to stay, just a short distance from the Recanati Beach. With spacious guest rooms and great facilities, guests are sure to enjoy their time here.
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    Hellenia Yachting Hotel

    • Hellenia Yachting Hotel
    • Hellenia Yachting Hotel
    The elegant Hellenia Yachting Hotel in Giardini Naxos offers guests a fantastic place to stay, just a short distance from the Recanati Beach. With spacious guest rooms and great facilities, guests are sure to enjoy their time here.
    • All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning and satellite TV
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
    Hotel Degli Ulivi
    Sited near to Siena’s historic centre, the hotel was restored from an 18th century villa set within a large park filled with rose-gardens and ancient trees. The “La Limonaia” restaurant with its indoor dining room and panoramic terrace serves dishes from the Siena region.
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    Hotel Degli Ulivi

    • Hotel
    • Hotel

    Sited near to Siena’s historic centre, the hotel was restored from an 18th century villa set within a large park filled with rose-gardens and ancient trees. The “La Limonaia” restaurant with its indoor dining room and panoramic terrace serves dishes from the Siena region.

    • All rooms, have classic interiors, 37” LCD TV, Minibar, Safe, Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi connection, Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Swimming Pool and Tennis court
    Hotel della Valle
    A charming four-star hotel, located in a quiet and elevated position, close to the historic centre of Agrigento. Surrounded by meadows and a large and lush Mediterranean garden, the Hotel offers many excellent facilities and services to make each moment of our guests' stay special.
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    Hotel della Valle

    • Hotel della Valle
    • Hotel della Valle

    A charming four-star hotel, located in a quiet and elevated position, close to the historic centre of Agrigento. Surrounded by meadows and a large and lush Mediterranean garden, the Hotel offers many excellent facilities and services to make each moment of our guests' stay special.

    • 114 rooms have a magnificent view of the Valley of the Temples.
    • air conditioning & TV
    • Hairdryer, Minibar, Safe, and Telephone are available upon request.
    • Rooms with satellite TV / Sky, and connection to Internet via WI-FI or modem is also available.
    • In addition, there are rooms for disabled guests and non-smokers.
    • 3 restaurants with international cuisine & Hall bar.
    • Large swimming pool open only in summer.
    • Modern Spa and Wellness Centre.
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Agrigento
    Agrigento Temples & Piazza Armerina

    Agrigento is an ancient town dating back to the 6th century and is a wonderful showcase for Sicily’s past. Discover the valley of the Temples stretching along a ridge to the south of the city surrounded by olive groves, a sight worthy of comparison to the Acropolis.

    We’ll also visit Piazza Armerina, which is famous for its Villa Romana del Casale. This ancient Roman villa is known for its beautifully preserved mosaics, which are thought to be even better than those found at Pompeii.

    View of Sicilian village and Mount Etna
    Mount Etna

    Famous for being Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mount Etna is a magnificent sight. We’ll visit Mount Etna during our time on Sicily, and so will be able to experience the sheer scale of this awesome volcano.
    For the adventurous there is the chance to reach the summit at an additional cost. 

    Palermo & Monreale

    The capital of Sicily was one of the most prosperous cities in the Mediterranean and Europe, known as a ‘city of delights’ for its marvellous and lavish gardens, as well as for magnificent cathedral, mosques and palaces. 

    Monreale, which sits on a hill overlooking the valley with fantastic views of the city and the sea, will be our next calling point, and we’ll get to explore the attractive town before continuing on our journey.

    Pompeii
    Pompeii Guided Tour
    Pompeii is famous the world over for being the ancient city that was literally stopped in its tracks by the exploding volcano Mount Vesuvius. The volcano’s lava caused mass destruction and devastation to the city, and to the nearby Herculaneum and many other ancient towns, but this also meant that life here was very well preserved. 

    Today, Pompeii is a marvellous example of Roman life, with the streets, houses and public buildings showcasing how Romans living here would have carried out day-to-day activities. We’ll take a trip to Pompeii to examine all of this, entering the famous archaeological site to discover the remains of art, pottery, furniture and various tools that have been discovered since the catastrophe of 79AD. 

    While much of the city is still submerged, we’ll be able to marvel at its incredible discoveries.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Amalfi Coast
    Amalfi Coast

    The Amalfi Coast is an absolutely stunning stretch of coastline in Italy, and it provides some of the best views of the Sorrentine Peninsula and out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. We’ll take a drive down the Amalfi Coast in order to admire these breath-taking views.

    En route Siena
    With the city’s historical centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siena is one of Italy’s most-visited tourist attractions and is famous for its beautiful attractions. We’ll explore its wonderful heritage and culture with the help of a guided tour. 
    Temple of Apollo, Syracuse
    Full Day: Syracuse with Guided Tour
    A guided tour of Syracuse will make for our next optional excursion, where the notable mathematician Archimedes was born. This city was also once the largest in the entire world during ancient times - even surpassing Athens and Corinth.

    Syracuse is known for having been incredibly important during these times, which can be shown by its elegant architecture, varied culture and rich history. A truly beautiful location, Syracuse is an incredible place to visit, with its mixture of chic pavement cafes, mesmerising architecture, historical attractions and excellent shops.

    Our tour will tell us more about its past, having originally been founded by the ancient Greeks around 734 BC. The entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we’ll get to admire some of its main attractions during our tour.
    View of Sicilian village and Mount Etna
    Half Day: Catania Guided Tour
    Sicily’s second largest city, Catania sits on the island’s east coast and features amazing views over the Ionian Sea. The dramatic Mount Etna volcano serves as a backdrop to the city, which also enjoys some excellent examples of Sicilian Baroque architecture, including the ornate cathedral and the Basilica della Collegiata.

    We’ll take a guided tour of the city to learn all about its history and to see the amazing sights found here, such as the city’s symbol - the Fontana dell'Elefante. This memorable monument sits on the city’s main piazza and dates from 1736.

    Catania is also home to many stunning historical attractions, many dating to Greek and Roman times. There’s the Greek-Roman Theatre of Catania, the Greek Acropolis of Montevergine, the remains of the Roman Aqueduct and Forum, and countless Roman baths. 
    Taormina & Gardini Naxos Beach, Sicily
    Half Day: Taormina with Guided Tour
    Join us as we visit the fascinating mountain-top town of Taormina. The town overlooks two sweeping bays and is home to a stunning Greek Amphitheatre, which is still used for concerts and plays to this day.

    We’ll discover a town that is full of restaurants and shops, so we’ll be able to enjoy a delicious bite to eat and some excellent shopping opportunities. As well as this, we can enjoy the lovely atmosphere of this picturesque town with help from an experienced tour guide.

    Our guide will show us the local sights, many of which relate back to the town’s fantastic history. There have been some very notable archaeological finds in Taormina over the years, including the Greek Amphitheatre, as well as the town’s Saracen castle, the ruins of Taormina’s ancient walls and many other ancient finds.

 


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What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by Grand Tourer coach
  • Fifteen nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, fourteen dinners
  • Porterage
  • Six included excursions
  • Four optional excursions
  • Personal audio guide
Hotel Moderno

Hotel Moderno

Join us at the Hotel Moderno in charming Chianciano Terme, making the most of this four-star hotel. Relax in comfortable rooms and enjoy the hotel’s great facilities during our stay.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Moderno

  • Hotel Moderno
  • Hotel Moderno
Join us at the Hotel Moderno in charming Chianciano Terme, making the most of this four-star hotel. Relax in comfortable rooms and enjoy the hotel’s great facilities during our stay. 
  • All rooms are en suite, with TV and air conditioning
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official four-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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