Holiday Itinerary - Sicily Discovery

Day 1: Arrive in Palermo, Italy

Check into your hotel. Spend the rest of your day exploring this great city. Tonight meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Palermo

A full day to enjoy this busy and colorful city full of interesting squares and marketplaces, churches, and palazzos in every style—from Moorish to Baroque. Join the included sightseeing tour to learn more about the history and culture, and visit the magnificent Baroque St. Catherine Church. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to complete your day. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Palermo-Erice-Trapani-Marsala.

Two Sicilian treats are on the agenda today. First, visit enchanting Trapani with a Local Guide. Set on a harbor that was once at the heart of a powerful trading network stretching from Carthage to Venice, the city center stretches along the port and was built primarily in baroque style. Next, visit the medieval hilltop town of Erice, reached by cable car. Situated about 2,500 feet above sea level, it immediately impresses with its defensive walls and castle, affording breathtaking views over the Gulf of Trapani and Egadi Islands. On clear days, see all the way to the African coast. Overnight in nearby Marsala. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Marsala-Selinunte-Agrigento.

This morning spend some time on your own in Marsala, known for its celebrated aromatic wine. Then head towards Selinunte, one of the most striking and interesting sites in Sicily. Here, you will see the remains of the acropolis, with its temples and fortifications. Continue to Agrigento. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Agrigento-Piazza Armerina-Taormina Area.

Guided visit of the spectacular Doric temple of Concord, and the temple of Juno Lacinia, archaeological jewels of the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento. On to Piazza Armerina, a maze of steep streets positively overflowing with the colorful atmosphere of Sicilian life. At nearby Casale, visit the well-preserved Roman villa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its mosaics, including the whimsical “Bikini Girls”.  Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Taormina Area. Excursion to Mount Etna

Drive up the heights of Mount Etna with the option of a jeep or cable-car ride for a better view of Europe’s largest active volcano (subject to weather conditions). Descend to sun-kissed Taormina, magnificently situated on a 700-foot plateau overlooking the Ionian Sea. The heart of Taormina is Piazza Nove Aprile, a paved square with unrivaled views of the sea and Mount Etna. Take a stroll along the Corso Umberto, and maybe taste a refreshing granita or a sumptuous cannolo. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Taormina Area-Cefalu-Palermo

Arrive in the coastal town of Cefalu with its medieval squares, streets, and churches. During your visit, see the Norman cathedral, a 12th- century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers. Later return to Palermo. During your final day in this glorious city, catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore more of the city on your own. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Palermo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Departure Dates 2022 Sicily : 7% Discount on all Tours

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £949

Travel 55 discount price in red from £883

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Tour 6280 starts and ends in Palermo - Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from
April 16

£949
£883

September 3, 10, 17

£1039
£967

April 30

£1029
£957

September 24 (small group)

£1160
£1088

May 14 (small group)

£1169
£1088

October 1

£1029
£957

May 28

£1029
£957

October 8 (small group)

£1119
£1041

June 11

£1029
£957

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement from £258; Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.

Sicily

Sicily

Cosmos Tours
Sicily

7% discount - 8 Days

2022 discount prices from only £883

oin us on a budget-friendly vacation in Sicily—the Mediterranean’s largest island, just off the toe of Italy’s “boot.” You’ll begin in Palermo, a colorful city of churches, squares, marketplaces, and palazzos of every style. Your sightseeing tour includes Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel) in Monreale, built in the 1100s, with byzantine mosaics depicting famous scenes from The Bible. Next, take in stunning views with a cable-car ride to the medieval hilltop town of Erice—with cobblestone streets, fortifications, and ancient churches. Enjoy a guided tour of Trapani, set on a harbor that was once a powerful trading network, and visit Marsala, known for its famed Marsala wine. See the Acropolis and its temples in Selinunte, and take a guided visit to spectacular ancient temples near Agrigento. Visit the Roman Villa at Casale, famous for its mosaics, like the “Bikini Girls.” Visit elegant Taormina and the coastal town of Cefalù. Enjoy an excursion on Mount Etna, the majestic volcano overlooking the city of Catania, the verdant valleys and the shimmering blue Mediterranean waters. Your affordable vacation in Sicily returns to Palermo for an overnight to celebrate your Sicilian adventure. .

To receive a 7% discount on this Sicily tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • PALERMO Guided sightseeing, visit the Cappella Palatina
  • ERICE Visit by cable car
  • TRAPANI Guided sightseeing
  • MARSALA Visit
  • SELINUNTE Visit the Acropolis
  • AGRIGENTO Visit the Ancient Temples
  • PIAZZA ARMERINA Visit the Roman Villa
  • MOUNT ETNA Excursion
  • TAORMINA Visit
  • CEFALU Visit

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, cable car to Erice

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • PALERMO Ibis Styles President
  • MARSALA President
  • AGRIGENTO Hotel Kore
  • TAORMINA AREA Kalos at Giardini Naxos

MEALS:  7 Buffet breakfasts; 4 Dinners

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

Small Group Discovery

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Transportation

Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, Aegean cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long queues to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.

Meals

When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own. See individual itinerary pages for specifics about which meals are included on your holiday.

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Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe. Cruise down the Rhine River, through the Greek Isles, or across the Straits of Gibraltar. Bask in the beauty of Tuscany, the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, French Riviera, Costa del Sol, and more. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.

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