Bougie Bliss in Taormina Sicily

Sep 25, 2024 to Sep 30, 2024
Taormina Sicily

Meet up with me, BaldGirlWillTravel, for some bougie bliss on the trip of a lifetime to Taormina the Jewel of Sicily!

 

Indulge in the ultimate bougie and blissful escape as I invite you to embark on an exquisite journey to the enchanting town of Taormina, Sicily. This exquisitely crafted itinerary is exclusively designed for those of US in search of a travel experience that will leave an indelible mark on your hearts and soul because Taormina is that kind of place!

 

Trip Highlights

Where will you stay:   The 4-star Hotel Caparena Taormina

Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this relaxed resort is 3 km from Bella Island and 4 km from Palazzo Corvaia and 6.2km to the Taormina City Centre.

Breakfast and parking are free. There are 2 restaurants and 3 bars, some of which are on the beach. Other amenities include an exercise room, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, plus a wellness center with steam baths, massages and a hot tub. There's also a nightclub and a private beach. Free hotel shuttle service to/from Taormina city centre throughout the day.

Check-in time: 2:00 PM

Check-out time: 12:00 PM

WIFI: Complimentary 


 

What's included in this trip:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner*
  • Private guided Taormina City Tour and Lunch
  • Private guided Catania City Tour and Lunch
  • Private group only Isola Bella Catamaran Tour and Lunch
  • Farewell Dinner Cruise with personal onboard chef 
  • Transfers to/from hotel to each group excursion listed*

 

*transfer to/from welcome dinner in City Center not included


What's not included:

  •  Airfare
  • Airport Transfers to/from hotel*
  • Travel Insurance is required but not included
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry unless explicitly included in itinerary
  • City tax of 4.00 euro per person per night  (pay at hotel in cash)
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  •  Any other items not mentioned in the itinerary 
 
*Recommended Airport for arrival is Catania International Airport

Itinerary:

Day 1 – September 25, 2024 – Arrival Day

Meal included: Welcome Dinner

Arrival Day* – Check in at the designated hotel is 3:00 pm.  If you arrive sooner the hotel will hold your luggage while you start your exploration of Taormina!

Please have a VISA credit card for check-in for any room service or incidentals.  Note: Please have 

4.00 euro cash on hand to pay at check in. It is a mandatory city tax.
 

*Recommended airport for arrival is Catania Fontanarossa "Vincenzo Bellini" International Airport, Catania Sicily.  

Welcome Dinner at 8:30 pm – Location TBA* . All guests are expected to arrive at the dinner location by 8:15 pm if they will attend the Welcome Dinner.

*Transfer to Welcome Dinner not included

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Day 2 – September 26, 2024

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Our trip will start with a Private guided tour of Taormina (including entrance fee at the Greek Theatre) with a three (3) course lunch

After a delightful lunch at a local restaurant our local guide will lead us on a captivating, guided tour of Taormina journey through its charming streets. Immerse us in the vibrant culture, perhaps indulging in some local shopping gems.

Enjoy the free evening for leisure.

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Day 3 – September 27, 2024

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, our private guide will meet us at the hotel (Time TBA) take us on a Private guided tour of Catania city, including lunch.   We will journey to Catania, the vibrant heart of the east coast, renowned for its captivating lava stone architecture. Explore the city's rich history at the stunning cathedral and the iconic Elephant Fountain, a symbol of Catania's unique character. We'll also visit the revered St. Agatha's Abbey and immerse ourselves in the lively atmosphere of the famous fish market, a true feast for the senses. After a delectable local 3 course lunch, we’ll have a leisurely afternoon to explore Catania at your own pace. Later in the day, we'll return to Taormina, where you can relax and reflect on the day's adventures, anticipating another enchanting day in Sicily.

Free evening for leisure.

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Day 4 – September 28, 2024

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, we will meet our private guide for a VIP Catamaran Private half day excursion to Isola Bella. Embrace the beauty of the Sicilian coast with a day of aquatic adventure! We set sail for Giardini Naxos, where a catamaran awaits. Our scenic voyage along the Taormina coastline offers breathtaking vistas of the Bay of Giardini Naxos, culminating in the natural wonder of the "natural pool" near Capo Taormina. Here, you can relax and swim while marveling at the Grotta del Giorno. Our nautical journey continues as we circle Isola Bella, catching glimpses of the famed Grotta Azzurra from the outside. As we glide along the coast, you'll have ample opportunities to soak in the stunning scenery and capture the perfect photos. Two refreshing swimming stops await in the tranquil waters of Capo Taormina and the expansive Bay of Spisone.

To set the perfect mood, the catamaran is equipped with a Bluetooth music station. After a delightful lunch onboard, we'll return to the pier and whisk you back to your hotel.

Enjoy your free afternoon and evening.

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Day 5 – September 29, 2024

Meals included: Breakfast

Free Day of Leisure and Luxurious Farewell Dinner Cruise with personal chef on board! 

On your final day in Taormina, I've left the canvas blank for you to paint your perfect ending to this unforgettable journey. Whether you're eager to explore the charming boutiques and markets for souvenirs, delve into an extra activity you've been eyeing, or simply pamper yourself with a relaxing spa session at the hotel, today is all about your leisurely desires. The beauty of Taormina beckons, and I invite you to savor every moment, creating your own lasting impressions of this enchanting Sicilian gem.

Later in the evening (about 5:00 pm) our driver will meet us at the hotel and takes us for an exclusive Luxurious Dinner Cruise with personal chef on board!

As your journey in Taormina draws to a close, we've saved the most memorable evening for last. Picture this: a transfer to the pier, where you'll step aboard a Vintage Gulet for a farewell dinner like no other. Our skilled Chef will work their culinary magic, crafting a Sicilian feast that's a true celebration of flavors. 

Estimated Return to the hotel is 10:00 pm

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Day 5 – September 30, 2024 – DEPARTURE DAY

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel Check out: 12:00 pm

After breakfast at the hotel, prepare for departure back home.

 

This trip is for you if:

  • you are a Black woman over 40 who has been dreaming of travel, but hasn’t been able to get anyone else to go with her.
  • you are a Black woman over 40 who loves solo travel for self-care, but would also like to meet up with others, like-minded women.
  • you enjoy luxe yet affordable travel experiences and relaxation and touches of adventure as you travel

 

 This trip is NOT for you if:

  • you tend to complain a lot and don't have patience.
  • you have difficulty being on time and taking into consideration the value of other people’s time
  • you will only eat American food and/or have a very strict particular diet
  • you are inflexible and have issues adjusting to last minute changes or curveballs.

 

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Reservation Change Policy

Once your deposit is paid, the booking is considered final. If you wish to modify your reservation, a change fee of $150 USD per person per change/revision will be applicable and must be paid in advance of the change being made. This fee is applicable for changes such as upgrading your room, switching from single to double occupancy, or vice versa.

 

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Available Packages

Superior Room - Single Occupancy
Available until April 1, 2024

$5,999.00
Deposit: $450.00 per person

Superior single rooms offer guests a balcony that provides an enchanting frontal or lateral view overlooking the sea. Most of the rooms have Mediterranean terracotta floors, all other rooms have elegant parquet floors.
They may also have side sea view or pool view.
 
Package includes all listed itinerary items plus single occupancy superior room. 
This is a Girls Trip for Sistas! Partners, children, spouses will not be included in any itinerary activities under any circumstances. 

Superior Room - Double Occupancy
Available until April 1, 2024

$5,399.00
Deposit: $450.00 per person

Superior double rooms offer guests a balcony that provides an enchanting frontal or lateral view overlooking the sea. Most of the rooms have Mediterranean terracotta floors, all other rooms have elegant parquet floors.
They may also have side sea view or pool view.
 
Package includes all listed itinerary items plus double occupancy superior room. 
Price listed is per person 
- $5399 per person
-$450 deposit per person
- 2 Travelers per room
- 2 Travelers required  at booking
 
This is a Girls Trip for Sistas! Partners, children, spouses will not be included in any itinerary activities under any circumstances.