Crystal Teter

Go See Travel LLC

Globus The Sicilian Group

Apr 8, 2023 to Apr 17, 2023
Sicily

April 8, 2023 – April 17, 2023


Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime group experience in Sicily.  Art, history, nature, culture, wine, and food are all waiting to be explored.

The Sicilian

10 days from Palermo to Taormina Riviera

Vacation overview

Crossed over by half of the ancient civilized world, modern-day Sicily ironically presents an off-the-beaten-path vacation for those eager to discover a completely different side of Italy. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians, and even the British have left an impression on this gorgeous island, and it shows in its diverse architecture, unique culture, and multinational cuisine. As you trace the sparkling coast from the flamboyant capital city of Palermo to the ultra-chic Taormina Riviera, you can expect stunning archaeological treasures, ancient works of art, and a warm welcome at every turn, and a cool gelato on every corner. Traditional granita, cannoli, Marsala wine, and a tasting at Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory, only sweeten the experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Sicily.



 



Itinerary:


 

Day 1   ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.


Day 2   PALERMO

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. Lunch with Sicilian specialties panelle (chickpea fritters), arancini (stuffed rice balls), and cannoli (fried pastry rolls with sweet ricotta cheese).


Day 3   PALERMO–ERICE–MARSALA–MAZARA DEL VALLO

ERICE Visit the hilltop town and sample almond biscuits and Marsala wine at the well-known Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.
MARSALA Visit a salt mill en route to Mazara del Vallo.
99 mi / 160 km


Day 4   MAZARA DEL VALLO–SCIACCA–AGRIGENTO

MAZARA DEL VALLO Guided sightseeing includes the cathedral and a walk in the Old Town.
SCIACCA Photo stop at the panoramic viewpoint.
AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour at the Valley of Temples.
93 mi / 150 km


Day 5   AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–CALTAGIRONE–RAGUSA

PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit to the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
CALTAGIRONE Orientation and free time to see the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte en route to Ragusa.
130 mi / 210 km


Day 6   RAGUSA. EXCURSION TO MODICA

RAGUSA Guided walking tour includes the city’s oldest district, the Ibla, the 19th-century gardens of Giardini Iblei, and St. George Cathedral. Free time.
MODICA Orientation walk in the center and a chocolate tasting at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory.
RAGUSA Dinner at a local restaurant.
68 mi / 110 km


Day 7   RAGUSA–NOTO–SYRACUSE

NOTO Walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire San Nicolò Cathedral.
SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
93 mi / 150 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to the island of Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.


Day 8   SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

CATANIA Orientation walk and free time to browse in Piazza del Duomo and Via Etnea.
Scenic drive en route to Taormina Riviera and free time this afternoon and evening.
75 mi / 120 km


Day 9   TAORMINA RIVIERA EXCURSION TO SAVOCA

SAVOCA Orientation walk followed by a Granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting, and brioche tasting at Bar Vitelli.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Orientation walk and free time for lunch. Visit the Greek Theater. Farewell dinner at Villa Antonio restaurant.
43 mi / 70 km


Day 10   TAORMINA RIVIERA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 6 three-course dinners


Pricing and Options:

Per person cost (without air), based on double occupancy:

 

$2330.10 (after 10 % discount)

$94 pre-paid gratuities

$249 Travel Protection

 

$2673.10 Total (without air)



    A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is due at the time of booking, along with the cost of travel protection if purchasing (I highly recommend). When we add air, an additional air deposit of $350 will be required.

     

    Final payment will be due on February 2, 2023. You can make payments along the way!

     

    Per Passenger Upgrade Accommodation Pricing Options

    Land Single Room Option Cost

    $470.00

    Land Triple Room Option Cost

    -$40.00

     

     

     

     

    Extra Night Pricing (rooms are on request and subject to availability; per person)

    Date

    City

    Night Type

    Single

    Twin

    Triple

    04/06/2023

    Palermo

    Pre-Night

    $173.00

    $100.00

    $84.00

    04/07/2023

    Palermo

    Pre-Night

    $173.00

    $100.00

    $84.00

    04/17/2023

    Taormina Riviera

    Post-Night

    $167.00

    $101.00

    $91.00

    04/18/2023

    Taormina Riviera

    Post-Night

    $167.00

    $101.00

    $91.00



     

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    Cancellation policy:

    119–65 days prior to departure

    Group deposit or $250–$500 per person deposit

    Individual or Entire Group cancellation

    64–22 days prior to departure

    20% of total price


    21–8 days prior to departure

    30% of total price



    7–1 day(s) prior to departure

    50% of total price



    On day of departure and later

    100% of total price


    Revision fees: A penalty of $30–$250 per change may be assessed for any change made to a land reservation within 120 days of departure. Some tours have different penalty time frames. Please see our Terms & Conditions for additional restrictions.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Internal air and taxes are non-refundable within final payment.

    Tours including a cruise or train have higher cancellation fees. Contact a Group Travel Consultant for details.

    Group bookings can be transferred to an alternate date and/or tour up to and including 120 days prior to departure. Any requests to transfer the tour within 120 days will be treated as a cancellation and new bookings. Normal penalties apply.

    Cancellation fees include pre and post nights.

    Travel Protection premiums are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the Operator.


    Available Packages

    Land portion (Air add-on option to be added later)
    Available until December 31, 2022

    $2,330.10
    Deposit: $250.00

    Extra Options

    Travel Protection
    Available until December 31, 2022

    $249.00
    Deposit: $249.00

    Pre-paid Gratuities
    Available until April 7, 2023

    $94.00

    Single Room Option
    Available until December 31, 2022

    $470.00

    For those who want a room of their own

    Triple Room Option
    Available until December 31, 2022

    -$40.00

    For those who want to have three guests share a room

    Additional Night(s) in Palermo (See Pricing Above)
    Available until December 31, 2022

    $0.00

    Please specify in the notes if you will want one or two additional nights in Palermo at the beginning of the trip and pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

    Additional Night(s) in Taormina (See Pricing Above)
    Available until December 31, 2022

    $0.00

    Please specify in the notes if you will want one or two additional nights in Taormina at the end of the trip and pricing will be adjusted accordingly.