Sicily Vip Self Tour: Palermo + Syracuse 7 days

Visiting alone with your local guide specializing in architecture and history makes a wonderful region like Sicily unique

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$908

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    •  6 overnight stays and breakfast in a 4-star hotel in Palermo and Noto
    • 2 welcome drinks
    • 2 Half-day visits with local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Flight, rental car, drinks, lunches or dinners not mentioned
    • On our site you can book flights and rent cars

  • Day 1: Palermo

    Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily
    Arrival in Palermo (with flight and rent car not included but bookable on our website)
    Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.
    FALCOTATIVO: SUPPLEMENT € 70.00
    6.00 pm meeting with our local guide for the WELCOME TOUR
    This tour is a way to allow yourself an affectionate welcome in Palermo and also an opportunity to present its history, culture, traditions and habits. You will meet a local guide at 18:00 next to the Teatro Massimo, the third most important opera house in Europe. Then you will go to the square known as "Quattro canti" and to Piazza Pretoria, both places are the heart of the old city. The next stop will be the ancient Arab area called Kalsa, where you will see the huge ficus planted in Garibaldi's garden. But this area is also popular for legends and mysteries related to the Spanish inquisition. Finally you will taste a homemade ice cream, to discover some Sicilian flavors

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4-star hotel in the center of Palermo, a 20-minute walk from the city's cathedral.

    Day 2: Palermo

    Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily
     WALKING TOUR OF THE CENTER OF HISTORICAL PALERMO WITH LOCAL GUIDE
    Breakfast at hotel. 9.45 am meeting with the local guide and start of the tour from the main square of the old town, "Quattro canti", where you will see works of art from the Spanish era. Then you go to Piazza Pretoria, where there is the enchanting fountain of shame. This beautiful work of art represents the power and importance of Palermo during the 16th century. The next stop will be the interior of the town hall from which you can enjoy a view of the UNESCO sites, such as the church of San Cataldo, characterized by three red domes, and the Martorana church, the gem of the Arab-Norman style. Then you will walk through the main street of the center, Vittorio Emanuele where the Cathedral is located; it is an example of various architectural styles from remote eras. At the end we go to the Cape market, where we will love the different connections with the Arab culture, and it is also the best place to do street food tastings (OPTIONAL) After the lunch break we visit the precious baroque church "Immaculate Conception ". Finally arrival at the Opera House known as the "Teatro Massimo"
    Free afternoon: we recommend a visit to the Duolo di Monreale (about 40 min from Palermo)
    Overnight at Hotel
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4 star hotel in the center of Palermo

    Day 3: Palermo

    Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily
    Free day
    A visit to Trapano and Erice or Marsala and Mazzara del Vallo is recommended


    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Known

    Stop At: Noto, Noto, Province of Syracuse, Sicily
     ARMERINA SQUARE- NOTO
    After breakfast departure for La Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily, it is the supreme example of a late imperial Roman luxury villa and symbolizes the use of the territory by the Romans as the center of the large property on which it was based the rural economy of the Western Empire. Visit and free lunch (we recommend the farmhouse restaurant in Piazza Armerina)
    Afternoon departure for Noto: accommodation and overnight in hotel
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 4 star hotel in Noto

    Day 5: Known

    Stop At: Notorious Cinemas, Via Milanese C/O Centro Commerciale Sarca, 20099 Sesto San Giovanni Italy
    KNOWN
    9.00 am FREE visit to Noto.
    Called the "Capital of the Baroque", in 2002 its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - external visits: Porta Reale, Church of Santa Chiara and Convent of the Benedictines, Cathedral of Noto, Palazzo Nicolaci
    During the visit we recommend a stop in a patisserie for the tasting of the famous Sicilian cannoli
    Lunch and afternoon free
    Overnight at Hotel
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 4-star hotel in Noto

    Day 6: Syracuse

    Stop At: Syracuse, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily
    SYRACUSE: VISIT WITH LOCAL GUIDE
    After breakfast departure for Syracuse. 10.00 am meeting with the local guide in Ponte Umbertino, one of the two bridges that connect the island of Sicily with the island of Ortigia, the historic center of Syracuse. Here the guide will welcome you and introduce you to the history of the city. After crossing the bridge, you will stop in front of the temple of Apollo, the oldest Doric temple in Sicily, and in Piazza Archimede, named after the illustrious Syracusan scientist who lived in the third century BC. You will continue to Piazza Duomo, where you will admire the cathedral and the church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, and eventually you will find yourself in Fonte Aretusa, a source of fresh water that overlooks the Grand Port of Syracuse. Our guide, a specialist in classical Greek-Roman archeology, will speak to you not only about art and culture but as a local friend he will make you appreciate the hidden corners of Ortigia and will satisfy your curiosities about the life and traditions of Syracuse. will indicate the restaurant for OPTIONAL lunch in a typical restaurant - Free afternoon _ Overnight at the hotel
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel in Noto

    Day 7: Catania

    Stop At: Catania, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily
    CATANIA.
    Free day and dedicated to the return.
    We recommend a free morning visit to Catania for an evening flight.


    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: 96100 Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Italy
    2: Palermo, PA, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Upon confirmation, the name of the hotel and the exact time of departure from the hotel or in the city center of Palermo and Syracuse will be communicated
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Group Size

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Activity ID: V-250934P37

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