1005AZ0 - Cruise Café Sicily Adventure

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Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $118 plus current fuel surcharges of $350 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AZ1005MP 10/05/2020 $4399.00
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Trip Details

Depart New York JFK airport for our overnight flight to Catania via Rome aboard a wide-bodied jet. Complementary beverages, in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast will be served aloft.
Transfer to the hotel Catania. Remainder of day at our leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Mt. Etna is Sicily's tallest peak and one of Europe's most famous active volcanoes. The most violent eruption to take place in the XX century was in 1910, which lead to twenty-three additional craters being formed. In 1928, a lava flow destroyed the village of Mascali. Lunch will take place in a nearby Farmhouse (Agriturismo). This afternoon we visit Taormina, known in the ancient times as Tauromenion, is a spot of infinite loveliness, the land of “Dolce far Niente” - of sweet do nothing. The town lies in an elevated position of amazing, almost unique beauty, affording magnificent views of the sea and clear sky with miles of a curving coastline and picturesque mountain scenery, while the majestic pyramid of Mt. Etna on the other side constitutes a scene of indescribable beauty. Upon arrival, we visit the most impressive monument of the city: the Greco-Roman Theatre. It has the finest location of any theatre in the world and is one of the most striking monuments of antiquity. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we depart for Santa Croce Camerina we will enjoy a walking tour of the town stop for lunch (on our own) . This afternoon if time permits, we will stop in Ragusa on our way back to Catania. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we drive to Siracusa. A city built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734 BC. It became the most important city in Magna Graecia and for a time competed with Athens as the most important city in the Greek world. Siracusa expresses all the variety and cultural complexity of Sicily, spanning from the ancient times to today. The visit includes: the Archaeological Park with the Greek Theatre (V century AC), where during the season the ancient Greek tragedies are performed; the Ara of Ierone; the Roman Anfiteatro, where the gladiator competitions occurred; the Latomie of the Paradise, ancient hollow stones known for their different shapes, the most famous being the Orecchio of Dionisio. Some of the ancient sights to see in Syracuse are located in Ortigia, the most important being: the Cathedral – a Doric Temple built on a Sicilian settlement, Byzantine basilica, a Norman church, with late Renaissance and then Baroque elements - and the Arethusa Fountain, which is a place linked to Greek mythology. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we drive to Palermo with a stop along the way for lunch. This afternoon continue to our hotel, check-in remainder of day at our leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Palermo.
Today we visit Cefalu` a city boasting one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily. We proceed to the Castelbuono area, where we enjoy lunch at an Agriturismo. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (Palermo)
Departure for Morning visit of Monreale, visit its famous Cathedral built by the Normans over an ancient mosque. This afternoon we return to Palermo for a walking tour. Remainder of day at our leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant overnight at our hotel.
Today we make our way home, with memories that will last a lifetime!