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The Magic of Sicily

(Tour code: PTJ17)An exciting tour of this volcanic island

Set just off the 'toe' of Italy, Sicily boasts an enthralling combination of historic cities, alluring coastline, glorious landscapes and the wonderful remains of the ancient kingdoms that shaped the island. Our excursion-rich adventure is crowned with a thrilling journey to Mount Etna.


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Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour of Palermo and Taormina
  • Excursion to Ortigia
  • Excursion to Monreale including its cathedral
  • Journey to Agrigento, including a guided tour
  • Excursion to Mount Etna
  • A journey on the Circumetnea train
  • A wine tasting near Mount Etna
  • Trip to the Silvestri Craters
  • Trip to Syracuse including a tour of Neapolis Park
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Days 1-2

London to Palermo

We depart from London on our short flight to Catania Airport before transferring to our hotel in Palermo. We enjoy a guided coach tour of Palermo on Day 2 which introduces us to the main sights of the area. We see the busy port and attractive medieval quarter, along with the 'newer' section of the city. Following lunch in a local restaurant, our excursion continues to nearby Monreale.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

We travel to Agrigento today, situated close to Sicily's southern shores. Following a tour, you have time to explore this archaeological site at your own pace.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Greco Teatre, Taormina
Day 4

To the Eastern Coast

Leaving Palermo behind, today we take the wonderfully scenic journey by rail to Messina. In Messina we continue south by coach and spend four nights on Sicily's Ionian coast, at the Sant'Alphio Hotel in Giardini Naxos. After settling in, we travel by coach to Taormina and enjoy a guided tour of the city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tour of Taormina
Silvestri Craters, Mt Etna
Days 5-6

Mount Etna

Today we visit Mount Etna, Europe's largest and most active volcano. We enjoy lunch in a local winery, with an included tasting. Later, we take the Circumetnea train (Standard Class) around the mountain's base. Day 6 is entirely free for you to relax in and around the hotel.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7

Syracuse and Ortigia

This morning we visit the enchanting city of Syracuse, which in antiquity was the supreme power in Europe. Here we enjoy a guided tour of Neapolis. Later we continue to the nearby islet of Ortigia.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Return to London
Day 8

Return to London

Today we transfer to Catania, for our flight back to the UK.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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