Coast To Coast Tour

Enjoy this comprehensive Sicilian escorted tour that begins in Palermo and ends in Taormina and aims to showcase as much of this wonderful island in between. With this 6-night itinerary you will have the chance to discover the island’s magnificent capital of Palermo, the renowned ancient Greek monuments and ruins in Agrigento, the baroque architecture of Siracusa and the small island of Ortygia, scale the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt Etna and much more.

Tour Highlights:

  • Walking tour of the Old Town of Palermo
  • Explore the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Syracusa and its capial, the island of Ortigia
  • Explore Mt Etna
  • Take a boat ride in the Stagnone Nature Reserve

  • Duration:

  • 7 Days, 6 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,349 Per Person
  • Price Based On: Based on departure from London Gatwick, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Tour Type:

  • Escorted Coach Tour

  • Star Rating:

  • 4-Star hotels

  • Accommodation:

  • 4-Star Tour Package
  • 4 Hotel Mercure
    4 Hotel Della Valle
    4 Hotel Pggio del Sole
    4 Hotel Ceasar Palace
  • 4-Star hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board

  • Group Size:

  • Maximum 39 Adults

  • Minimum Age:

  • 2 years of age

  • Departures:

  • Departure dates available on request.

  • Start / Finish:

  • Palermo Airport (PMO) / Catania Airport (CTA)

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Coast To Coast Tour View Full Itinerary

  • Accommodation:
  • 4 star accommodation

  • Meals Included:
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 6 Dinners

  • Visits:
  • Visits with expert local guide as per itinerary

  • Guide:
  • English or multi-lingual speaking tour guide with headsets

  • Entrance Fees:
  • Entrance to all archaeological sites

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Vehicle:
  • Transportation by deluxe motor-coach.

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection

What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages with Meals

  • Entrance Fees:
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums unless differently stated

  • Taxes:
  • City tax (paid locally & subject to change)

  • Travel insurance:
  • Travel insurance must be arranged independently.

  • Other extras:
  • Incidentals such as mini-bar, souvenirs, personal expenses, food and drinks

Note: In case of bad weather conditions, the boat trip will be replaced by the visit inside the mill “Mulino Ettore e Infersa”. Due to technical and/or logistic issues, itineraries could be changed. We inform all Clients that rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at the check-out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category. In case of loss or damage of the headsets we will have to charge 55 €/device.

Full Itinerary

Flight Into Palermo Airport

Day 1

Arrival at Palermo Airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tour of Palermo

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the town’s elaborate Cathedral and then enjoy some time for shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Return to Palermo for a walking tour of the city, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering amazing attractions. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Eric - Saline Della Laguna - Agrigento

Day 3

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature & archaeology find a perfect synthesis. Take a boat trip to the islands, located nearby. The tour of the natural reserve of the “Stagnone di Marsala” is a one of a kind archaeological and naturalistic experience. With a helpful audio guide, you will admire all the islands of the lagoon of the Stagnone up close, passing from the Island of Mozia, Isola Lunga, Isola di Schola, from the Ancient Via Punica Sommersa. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon. Travel to Agrigento to visit the Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Piazza Armerina - Ragusa

Day 4

After breakfast, travel to Piazza Armerina, a pretty and historic town nestled into the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana del Casale to admire the largest, richest and most complex Roman mosaics in the world. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe. Dinner and overnight in Ragusa.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notos - Siracusa - Taormina

Day 5

After breakfast travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its Baroque architecture. Visit the Cathedral of San Nicolò and then have a nice walk in the town’s centre. Continue along the south coast to Siracusa. Visit “Parco Archeologico della Neapolis”, a famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. After, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia – home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. Arrive in Taormina in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Taormina.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Taormina - Mt Etna

Day 6

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Sicily. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1,800 m). Return to Taormina and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Taormina.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return Flight From Catania

Day 7

Enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Catania airport for your return flight to the UK or continue your holiday in Sicily.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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