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Sicily Escape

8 days from £1,886 £1,509

Ancient ruins, Etna and arancini

There’s a lot to like about Sicily. Golden beaches backed by shady pine forests, magnificent archaeological sites to rival Rome, towering volcanoes rising out of unspoilt countryside, and a laid-back way of life that puts you in holiday mode the second you get off the plane. This 8-day group tour showcases the best of this unique island, from the volcanic valleys of Mount Etna to the sun-drenched sands of Cefalu. Step back in time in the Valley of the Temples and Syracuse, sip spritzes in Taormina’s high-end beach clubs, tuck into Sicilian specialities in vibrant Catania, and learn about the history of the Mafia in Palermo. Prepare to be seduced. 


Highlights include

Valley of the Temples
Cefalu beaches
Taormina cable car
Mount Etna
Noto visit
Syracuse historic sites
Catania tour
Palermo

Itinerary

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Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation

All accommodation is included on this trip. You’ll stay in a selection of hand-picked hotels, from an opulent 19th Century house with period Sicilian furnishings, to an oceanfront resort with panoramic views of the bay of Taormina. Rooms are on a twin or triple share basis.

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.

Meals

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time.

As with most of Italy, one of the main attractions in Sicily is the food. While much of the cuisine here is Italian, there are some recipes that stand out as unique to the island. Iconic Sicilan dishes include the delicious arancini (deep fried balls of risotto rice with a meat or vegetable stuffing), caponata (a sweet, savoury, and piquant aubergine stew) and pasta con le sarde (pasta with fresh sardines, anchovies, wild fennel, pine nuts, and raisins). 


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Dates & Prices


Flights

To get a flight quote use the buttons below or call our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037.

Cheapest flights between London and Catania for the next 6 months.

*Prices updated every 72 hours

Cheapest: £93 April, 2024
Most expensive: £208 May, 2024

Extra information

This trip begins on day 1 in Catania. You’ll need to fly into Catania International Airport (CTA) and make your own way to our starting accommodation in the city. Taxi takes around 20 – 30 minutes or you can take the public bus. A tour of Catania is scheduled for day 1, so you may want to arrive the day before and book an additional night of accommodation if you can’t find an early flight.

The trip ends on day 8 in Palermo. The nearest airport is Palermo Falcone Borsellino (PMO). Taxis take around 40 minutes to get to the airport from the city centre, or you can take the bus (around 60 minutes) or train (50 – 70 minutes). Your tour guide can help you with onward travel.   

This trip is designed for those aged 18-35.

The maximum group size is 24.

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