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Highlights of Palermo

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 773

Discover Sicilian history and culture on this vacation in and around Palermo. Explore the streets of Sicily’s capital on a street food tour, which includes five food tastings and an expert guide of the city. Another day, visit Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mt. Etna, and explore the medieval town of Taormina with its dramatic views of the Ionian Sea.


European Stopover & City Map

This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Sicily to explore Palermo and the surrounding landmarks, Mt. Etna and Taormina.

Your trip to Italy begins in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Palermo has served as an important crossroads throughout history, with influences from Arab, Byzantine, and European cultures. On your first day in Palermo, embark on a small-group foodie tour through the medieval squares and historical markets. Learn about urban legends, get acquainted with Sicilian culture, and feast on delicious local delicacies as your guide takes you to local hideaways throughout the city.

Another day, head on a day trip to Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, which towers over the island at 3345m. See the picturesque Silvestri Craters and explore the moonlike landscape. You can even take the cable car up 2,800 to enjoy unbeatable views of Sicily. Later in the day, visit the mountainside town of Taormina to see the famous Greek Theatre, explore the ancient ruins, and do some shopping alongside beautiful medieval churches. Be sure to head to the cliff edge to enjoy spectacular views of the Ionian Sea. The rest of your time in Palermo is at leisure. Visit Italy’s largest opera house or the 12th-century Palermo Cathedral, experience the bustling culture, and discover historical gems around every corner.

This trip to Sicily makes for a great addition to a longer Italian vacation.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 773

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Day 1

Palermo Airport to Palermo Hotels

Duration45 Minutes

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Classic elegance and historical beauty all combine to make the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa a truly exceptional place to stay on your trip to Sicily. The impressive hotel in the centre of Palermo has a distinctive noble facade which is further complemented by a superb location only footsteps from the squares, parks, shopping streets and cafes. The first thing that guests cannot fail to notice at check-in is the regal splendour of this historical hotel, part of which was originally a convent, and which features many artistic, architectural and cultural influences throughout. As the hotel is near the Quattro Canti Square, guests are in the ideal place to absorb the atmosphere of this a baroque piazza, famous for its towering palm trees and awe inspiring cathedral in the heart of Palermo.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

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    Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa



    Classic elegance and historical beauty all combine to make the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa a truly exceptional place to stay on your trip to Sicily. The impressive hotel in the centre of Palermo has a distinctive noble facade which is further complemented by a superb ...

    Classic elegance and historical beauty all combine to make the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa a truly exceptional place to stay on your trip to Sicily. The impressive hotel in the centre of Palermo has a distinctive noble facade which is further complemented by a superb location only footsteps from the squares, parks, shopping streets and cafes. The first thing that guests cannot fail to notice at check-in is the regal splendour of this historical hotel, part of which was originally a convent, and which features many artistic, architectural and cultural influences throughout. As the hotel is near the Quattro Canti Square, guests are in the ideal place to absorb the atmosphere of this a baroque piazza, famous for its towering palm trees and awe inspiring cathedral in the heart of Palermo.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Street Food Palermo Tour

Discover Palermo's authentic street food on this unique tour to discover Sicilian culture! The Street food Palermo tour is a small group walking tour through the main squares and street markets of the city centre that allows travellers to taste the best street food in Palermo. Your energetic tour guide will reveal the historic beauty of Palermo, urban legends, folk tales and the most intimate secrets of local cuisine and habits. Along the walk, you will enter places where only real Sicilians go, such as bakeries and old inns to discover the most authentic street food. This tour is not just food! Itineraries are designed to offer travellers a complete overview on the history, arts, food and traditions of Palermo. Don't miss the chance to discover the hidden artistic gems of the markets, that are not always easy to find otherwise!

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Excursion to Etna Sud and Taormina

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and depart for Mount Etna: the highest active volcano in Europe (3345 mt). The bus will bring you up to the "Rifugio Sapienza" at 1800 mt. You will have a chance to visit the Silvestri Craters. The path is very easy (just one km walking and 50 meters difference in height), but we encourage you to pay attention anyway (due to the sandy soil, possible snow, wind and the crowds). On the way, you can admire wonderful fauna and flora and spectaculars moony landscapes. The special ambient created during the centuries under nature, culture and history is inimitable all over the world. As an alternative you can take the cable car or bus up to 2800 mt. (optional aprox. 60 Euro per person to pay on the spot). Your day continues on to Taormina: a pretty and romantic town on the Mount Tauro (204 mt). Here you will have time to visit the famous Greek Theatre with a splendid view of the Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, or to do shopping and to stroll through the picturesque lanes of the city centre. While it is unashamedly touristy and has a main street lined with high-end designer shops, the town remains an achingly beautiful spot with gorgeous medieval churches, a stunning Greek theatre and sweeping views over the Gulf of Naxos and Mt Etna.

Duration11 Hours
Day 4

Palermo Hotels to Palermo Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfer between airport and hotel
  • 3 nights first class accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 hour Palermo Street Food Tour
  • Excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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21 Oct 2018
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