Sicilian Carousel Short Tour 2024

A 6 day journey in the colours, flavours and the Sicilian traditions designed for small groups
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Sicilian Carousel Short Small Group Tour 2024

Starts: Catania | Ends: Palermo

Price High Season/Low Season:
$2199/$1999 Twin Share/Double Per Person 
$2499/$2599 Single Room
3rd pax in triple room on request

Departure Dates 2024:

High Season
MAY: 4th, 11th, 18th
JULY: 13th
AUGUST: 24th, 31st
SEPTEMBER: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Low Season
APRIL: 20th
JUNE: 1st, 15th, 22nd
OCTOBER: 5th, 12th, 19th

Trip Length: 6 Days | 5 Nights 
Meals included: Breakfast | 2 Dinner

Contact us to book for 2024.


Testimonials

“We really enjoyed the Carousel tour (what a whirlwind) & Franco (the tour leader) was superb. He was a fountain of historical information, always witty & amusing, and he went out of his way to be helpful. Unfortunately 7 days in Sicily was too short, so we’ll have to choose a few places to go back to and soak up the atmosphere.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jen

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • We have designed this program to alternate the visits to the main archaeological and monumental sites with gastronomic and ecological experiences.
  • Visit to the Catania fish market to have a full immersion in the “Authentic Sicilian life”
  • Free time at disposal in each city/town for shopping or to enjoy a walk.
  • Exclusive tour for small groups up to 20 People max
  • Exclusively In English
  • We have selected Charming Hotels located in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns, an Exclusive Resort with swimming pools and spa and a Wine resort in the Marsala countryside.

RATE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels & 1 night in a Wine Resort
  • Welcome drink on day 1
  • Board in hotels: 2 Dinners (Catania on day 1 and Ragusa on day 3) including 1/2l mineral water and 5 breakfasts at Hotel.
  • 1 Street food lunch in Palermo including water and wine.
  • Cheese & Sicilian products tasting/ light lunch in Ragusa including water and wine.
  • Almond pastries tasting in Erice.
  • Visit of a cellar in Marsala
  • Wine tasting and light dinner at Sunset in Marsala
  • De Luxe motor coach with free wi-fi (a minivan with English speaking driver, normally not equipped with wifi, will be provided if the number of participants is equal to or less than eight).
  • English speaking Tour Escort and Local Guides where necessary
  • Whispers Kit (for group with more than 10 passengers)
  • Porterage at hotels

RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Transfers in/out
  • City Tax: to be paid directly at the Hotel.
  • Beverages (excluded water at meals in the Hotels)
  • Everything which is not clearly specified under” rate includes”

HOTELS SELECTED FOR THE TOUR:

  • Catania Katane hotel 4**** or similar
  • Ragusa Poggio Del Sole Resort 4**** or similar
  • Marsala Baglio Donnafranca Wine resort or similar
  • Palermo Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa 4****
  • Politeama Palace 4**** or similar

CANCELLATION FEES

  • 100 % penalty from 2 days and NO SHOW
  • 80 % penalty from 3 to 7 days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 40 % penalty from 8 to 14 days before the beginning of the Tour
  • 20 % penalty from 15 to 30 days before the beginning of the Tour

Important information: * For reasons not dependent by our supplier (public events, religious holidays, sporting events or adverse weather conditions), the itinerary can be changed without notice; in this case our supplier ensures – where possible – similar visits and excursions according to the spirit of the tour program If the number of participants does not reach the minimum of 9 pax, our supplier will guarantee the departure, with a minivan, English Speaking driver and Local Guide services where necessary, reserving the right to make changes to the travel program by giving notice within 15 days before the departure date.

Independent arrival at hotel in Catania, accommodation. Welcome drink and dinner at hotel and overnight.

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Syracuse: visit the World Heritage Site “Neapolis”. The visit of this archaeological area includes the famous Greek theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the “Dyionisios Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa; Visit of the beautiful Cathedral, which is built upon the site of the Doric Temple of Minerva, the legendary Arethusa’s Fountain, and the Temple of Apollo. Free time for lunch and afternoon at disposal to stroll through the streets of the centre and for shopping. Return to your hotel in Catania. Free evening at your disposal to experience the city and its nightlife and to dine in one of the typical restaurant in the city centre. Overnight.

After a buffet breakfast, departure for a nice walking tour of Catania, stroll through the city centre with your professional guide who will charm you with the history of the city and visit the famous fish market “A PISCARIA”, one of the largest fish markets in Sicily. As old as the city itself, it’s a great way to experience the abundant fishing and seafood culture of Sicily, with a very special and authentic atmosphere Depart to Ragusa, renowned for its cheese production; therefore, we will not miss a tasting of artisan cheeses and Sicilian specialties (light lunch).We will visit the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will continue to the reserved hotel where we will have time at disposal to relax at the swimming pool or at the Spa. Dinner in hotel and Overnight

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Agrigento, a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit of the Valley. Free time at disposal for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll proceed to Marsala a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Arrival at Baglio Donnafranca, a perfectly restored nineteenth-century baglio, which rises in the Marsala countryside, on the hills in front of the Stagnone Reserve and the Egadi Islands. The baglio was a property of Florio. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the cellar and learn all about winemaking. At the end of the tour, we will enjoy a wine tasting/light dinner at sunset. Overnight.

After a buffet breakfast, departure to Erice, via the spectacular “Salt Route”, a road flanked by the salt pans, windmills, and the “salt houses” where they still extract the sea salt as the Phoenicians. Arrival in Erice, placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny and characteristic streets, the winding lanes and, inner courtyards and stop for marzipan and biscuit tasting. Continue to Palermo, the capital of Sicily. We will enjoy a “street food” lunch in the centre of the town and then we’ll visit the Cathedral, one of the most important architectural monuments. We will continue our visit by walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to reach “I Quattro Canti di Città” Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini and we’ll visit the Church of Santa Caterina. Accommodation at hotel and free time at disposal for shopping and dinner. Overnight.

After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour

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