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Art & archaeology
|Price range||From £645|
|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Treasures of Sicily
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Sicily
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- Coach touring and excursions throughout
- Seven nights half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
- Visits to Palermo, Agrigento and Taormina, and Mount Etna
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Sicily where you will be met by your Newmarket tour manager, and board the coach for the transfer to your hotel.
Today is free for you to rest and relax at leisure, either enjoying the facilities of the hotel, or perhaps venturing into the centre of Cefalu. Dominated by the craggy outcrop of 'La Rocca', Cefalu offers much of interest, by day and by evening, when the locals take to the streets for their daily passeggiata.
Today we'll visit Sicily's capital, Palermo. Founded by the Phoenicians, and later home to Carthaginian, Greek and Norman conquerors, the city offers a glimpse of the entire history of southern Italy in one place. Discover its secrets - the Cattedrale, the Palazzo dei Normanni and the Benedictine monastery at Monreale - on a day that mixes guided visits with opportunities to relax or explore at leisure.
Another day to spend at leisure at the hotel or exploring the surrounding area.
Join us to explore the moon-like landscape of Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. After a chance to take in the views of the snow-capped peak, we'll visit Taormina, on the slopes of Monte Tauro. See the town's medieval palazzi, stroll the flower-strewn piazzi and visit the Teatro Greco.
Another day to enjoy the surrounds of the hotel and Cefalu.
Explore one of the Mediterranean's most important archeological sites as we journey to the medieval town of Agrigento. Here, the great temples - of Hera Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles, Olympian Zeus, the Dioscuri and Hephaistos - give a vivid impression of the ancient world, as their crumbling columns and portals are brought to life by our guide.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
This comfortable, three-star hotel is situated approximately two miles from the centre of Cefalu.
There is a spacious dining room, serving buffet breakfasts and three-course evening meals, a bar and a lounge area. The hotel has two lifts, a large outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, and a private beach area, which can be reached down a long flight of steps. There is a regular daytime and evening entertainment programme. All the bedrooms have private facilities, TV and telephones. Rooms with balconies and sea views are available for a supplement. "Perfect for a resort-based holiday."
This modern, four-star hotel is situated beside its own private section of sandy beach, approximately 12 miles from the centre of Cefalu. The hotel operates its own bus service twice a day (payable locally).
There are two outdoor swimming pools, and a pool bar (May-September), piano bar and cocktail lounge. The tastefully furnished restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and buffet evening meals. There is also a comprehensive entertainment programme, which takes place around one of the swimming pools, leaving the other a haven of peace and tranquillity. Accommodation consists of individual, comfortable, bungalow-style twin rooms or standard twin rooms. Each room has private facilities, satellite TV, a hairdryer and a balcony or terrace, and all are situated within the hotel's splendid gardens. "Luxury in a sea of green."
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