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Christmas in Sicily

An unforgettable Italian escape

From $ per person


Explore stunning Sicily in winter on a relaxing holiday by rail. Discover Grecian ruins and Italian traditions, explore the charms of Erice and the 'living Nativity' of Custonaci on Christmas Day, and witness the majesty of Mount Etna as we circle the volcano's base on the Circumetnea Train, all during our unforgettable Italian escape.

The itinerary for your journey
Tour highlights
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All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Trains
The Circumetnea Train
The Circumetnea Train

On our trips in Sicily, we have the chance to travel around the base of one of the world's tallest active volcanoes, Mount Etna. Here, we travel on the Circumetnea, a narrow gauge railway, opened in 1898, that travels from Catania to Riposto, and offers spectacular scenes of the volcano. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and on occasion it produces smoke rings, which are extremely rare. Mount Etna also features prominently in Greek mythology, as it was thought to be where Vulcan, the god of fire, kept his Smithy.

Hotels
Centrale Palace Hotel, Palermo
Centrale Palace Hotel, Palermo

The Centrale Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Palermo, just five minutes from the magnificent Cathedral. As well as its location, the hotel features a restaurant, roof-top terrace and bar, a sauna, wellness area and personal concierge. Individual rooms offer a satellite TV, climate control, Wi-Fi, a minibar, hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina
Hotel Villa Diodoro

Overlooking the charming Bay of Naxos, the 4-Star Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina boasts an outdoor pool with views over the sea, a sun terrace, an on-site restaurant serving Sicilian cuisine, and an excellent location, close to the city's famous ancient Greco-Roman theatre. The rooms are decorated in a stylishly traditional way, and come well equipped with climate control, a television, an in-room safe, a minibar, and a hair-dryer. 

What's included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

Delicious meals included

Exciting excursions and free time to explore 

Enhancing your tour

Upgrades

We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

Upgrade to a sea view room in Taormina
Hotel Upgrade

Upgrade to a sea view room in Taormina for £75 per person (double occupancy only)

Flight upgrades
Flight upgrades

Flight upgrades are available. Please see the information regarding the types of upgrades offered by the various airlines we use in the Add-ons section of 'Things you should know' or call us for details.

London Hotels
London hotels

Spending a night in London before your tour can make such a difference to the first day of your holiday - you can arrive in the capital in good time, relaxed and ready to join your Tour Manager the next morning. You may even want to take in a show on the West End, or dine in one of London's famous restaurants. Perhaps on your return to London, you would like to break your journey with an overnight stay before continuing home.

We are able to book a wide range of hotels in central London or, for our holidays beginning with a flight, at Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester Airport for the night before or after your holiday. The hotels listed below are some of the more popular hotels our customers book in Central London, others are available on request.

Hotel       Room Rate From Price 
The Ambassador Hotel      From £65 per person
Pullman London St Pancras      From £110 per person
Studios2Let, Cartright Gardens  From £55 per person

 

Above prices are approximate, subject to availability, and per room per night based on two people sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the hotels please contact us on 01904 734 805. 

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