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Sicily - 3* with Transfers and Excursion

 

Taormino coast Sicily
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover the medieval town of Taormina on the Isle of Sicily
    • Explore Taormina and the surrounding areas at leisure
    • Take in a mesmerising sunset over Mount Etna
    • Enjoy a stay at a three-star hotel

    Marvel at the beautiful island of Sicily’s splendid sights, from amazing views over the Mediterranean to superb cultural attractions. Stay with us in spectacular Taormina, and discover this town’s wonderful setting. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Beach
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside


    Taormino Sicily

    8 days from only

    £791.50pp


    Sicily boasts some of the most beautiful Mediterranean scenery, as well as offering up a wonderful mixture of ancient history, superb cultural sights, and excellent cuisine. Explore at your own pace thanks, and join our included excursion to Mount Etna to admire an incredible sunset from this unique location.

    Please note: Where available, sea view rooms, single rooms, balcony rooms and board basis upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost. Please call for further details.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Vello d’Oro

    Enjoy excellent views at this hotel, just a short walk from Porta Catania, one of the town’s historical entrances. Retire to the Hotel Vello d’Oro’s comfortable rooms after a day of exploring beautiful Taormina. 

    • All rooms are en suite, with hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, and TV
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Official three-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    View of Sicilian village and Mount Etna
    Mount Etna at Sunset
    Take an unforgettable trip to Mount Etna to watch a beautiful sunset from this magnificent active volcano. Etna’s north side offers up spectacular scenery and views of this incredible volcano with its iconic snowy peak are sure to astound. Travel with us to the top with our experienced alpine guides, before witnessing a marvellous sunset over the surrounding area.  

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Coast to Coast Boat Trip along Naxos

    We’ll meet at the Giardini Naxos Harbour, in front of the Angelina Restaurant, to board our boat for a wonderful coast to coast trip.

    Relax on board and enjoy beautiful views, before we reach Isola Bella, a protected marine reserve. Spend time exploring this beautiful island, known as the ‘Pearl of the Ionian Sea’ - it will then be time to explore a number of caves, including the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). Take in the spectacular illuminated waters during our trip.

    After this, why not go for a swim, with the possibility of going snorkelling? Or, simply soak up the sun on board the boat. We’ll then continue our journey to Capotaormina Bay, where we can enjoy more diving and sunbathing, as well as visiting another café. Time, then to return to Giardini Naxos Harbour. 

    Sicilian Cooking Lesson

    Join us as we meet Chef Massimo at Porta Messina, one of Taormina’s two ancient entrances. We’ll take a tour of the bustling market, learning about the various fresh produce sold here, before buying the ingredients we’ll need for our cooking lesson.

    Continuing to the restaurant, we’ll begin our lesson. Find out how to cook home-made pasta in the traditional way, before cooking a delicious Caponata with the fresh vegetables we bought at the market. Along with this, we’ll learn how to cook many other famous Sicilian dishes, such as fresh sardines, courgette flowers, and more.

    It will then to time to sample the sumptuous dishes we have prepared, as well as enjoying some Sicilian wines and liquors. We’ll even get to take home the recipes of the meals we have prepared, and will receive a certificate of participation from the chef. 

    Syracuse architecture
    Syracuse and Noto

    Our excursion begins in the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, where we’ll find the greatest concentration of Syracuse’s ancient ruins. Discover the Greek theatre, Latomia del Paradiso quarry, Ear of Dionysius cavern, and the Roman amphitheatre.

    Then, we will continue towards Ortigia, home to come of Ancient Greece’s earliest ruins. Admire the Cathedral of Syracuse, situated on the peninsula’s highest point; and the Fountain of Arethusa, a freshwater spring with papyrus plants. After our time here, we’ll make our way to Noto, one of Sicily’s most important Baroque towns. 

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What's included

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Seven nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Porterage
  • One included excursion
  • Three optional excursions

Hotel Vello d’Oro

Enjoy excellent views at this hotel, just a short walk from Porta Catania, one of the town’s historical entrances. Retire to the Hotel Vello d’Oro’s comfortable rooms after a day of exploring beautiful Taormina.

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Hotel Vello d’Oro

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Enjoy excellent views at this hotel, just a short walk from Porta Catania, one of the town’s historical entrances. Retire to the Hotel Vello d’Oro’s comfortable rooms after a day of exploring beautiful Taormina. 

  • All rooms are en suite, with hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, and TV
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Official three-star rating
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