Sicily

    Departure 2023 | 8-Day Tour from Palermo | Offer Expires December 12, 2022

    8 Cosmos Europe Vacations for Under $1,600 With Cosmos

    Price: $1,599*CAD

    (*Featured price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated and includes taxes and fees.)

    Departure: April 15, 2023

    Return: April 22, 2023


    Photo: Theatre in Taormina, Sicily

    Benefits:

    VIP ACCESS
    Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

    PERFECT HOTELS
    We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

    TOUR DIRECTORS
    Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

    TRANSPORTATION
    Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.

    Inclusions:

    The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

    • Archeological area of Agrigento
    • Mount Etna
    • Villa Romana del Casale (Piazza Armerina)

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: ARRIVE IN PALERMO, SICILY

    Check into your hotel. Spend the rest of your day exploring this great city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions

    Day 2: PALERMO

    A full day to enjoy this busy and brilliant 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

    Day 3: PALERMO-TRAPANI-ERICE-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.

    Photo: Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

    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.


    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 vibrant 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.”

    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 unmatched views of the sea and Mount Etna. Take a stroll along the Corso Umberto, and maybe taste a refreshing granita or a sumptuous cannolo.


    Photo: Palermo Tour Map

    Day 7: TAORMINA AREA–CEFALÙ–PALERMO

    Arrive in the coastal town of Cefalù 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.

    Day 8:
    PALERMO

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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