A short tour of Western Sicily. Starting and ending in Palermo
5 days/ 4 nights. Departures on Fridays
Land package only. From Euro 620 (double occupancy)
Price Euro 620 (double occupancy). Single supplement Euro 185. 3rd bed Euro 593.
Tour operator: Verdesicilia Srl
|Short tour of Western Sicily details, inclusions, terms and conditions|
|Short tour of Western Sicily||2016 dates|
|April 08, 22, 29||September 09, 16, 23, 30|
|May 06, 13, 20||October 07, 14|
|June 03, 17|
|Short tour of Western Sicily itinerary|
1 DAY-FRIDAY: PALERMO
Arrival in Palermo airport. Transfer to the hotel on your own. Meeting with the participants. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
2 DAY/ SATURDAY: PALERMO-MONREALE (optional tour to Cefalù)- Palermo
Buffet breakfast at enjoy a morning tour of Palermo, a city full of character, features Quattro Canti – a splendid example of Spanish Baroque architecture, the Palace of the Normans and its superb Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral, and the famous Benedictine Abbey of Monreale. Here you will admire a 12th century cathedral, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments. Balance of the day is at leisure to relax or take an optional tour with your tour director to the picturesque fishing village of Cefalù. In the evening, bid arrivederci to your travel companions during a festive farewell dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling in a fashionable restaurant.
3 DAY/ SUNDAY: PALERMO-CORLEONE-FICUZZA-PALERMO
Buffet breakfast at your hotel and enjoy this special day dedicated to one of the famoust social phenomena in Sicily. We will depart in the morning to the inland of Sicily and specifically to the area of Corleone, known for being the place where Mafia phenomena was born but also know nowadays for being the place where Mafia is firmely fought. We will firstly participate to an interesting and accurate cooking lesson: we will be able to prepare some of the most genuine and traditional Sicilian dishes (only for who desires to participate to the cooking lesson). After the cooking lesson, enjoy this special lunch. After lunch, we will experience an interesting LECTURE on Mafia. One of the inhabitants of Corleone, born in the UK, will present a fascinating discussion on the topic of the Sicilian Mafia but also explaining the origins and the way how Corleone inhabitants has taken to eliminate organized crime. Back to Palermo. Enjoy an arrivederci to your travel companions during a festive farewell dinner at your hotel. Accommodation
4 DAY/ MONDAY: PALERMO-SEGESTA- MARSALA-TRAPANI-PALERMO
Buffet breakfast at your hotel and journey to Segesta, a large archaeological zone, with a magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C., located within a beautiful and natural setting that ranks as one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites. Continue to the sea town of Marsala, re-discovered in the 18th century by English merchant John Woodhouse and known for its sweet wines. Visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala during a special wine tasting session. Drive along Trapani’s coastline and stop for a special Sicilian lunch in a restaurant and return to Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel
5 DAY/ TUESDAY: PALERMO
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. End of our services