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Elsewhere we indulge in winetasting and a traditional Sicilan lunch in an old Moorish farmhouse in the countryside. Culturally and scenically the region is rich too – we will visit the stunning hill town of Erice, dating back 800 years and boasting an amazing array of medieval architecture along its steep, narrow, cobbled streets. We will also visit the superb Greek temples at Segesta and Selinunte, the pretty coastal village of Scopello and its neighbouring Zingaro National Park, and the island’s historic capital, Palermo.
- Return scheduled flights with Easyjet from Gatwick to Palermo including all applicable taxes
- 7 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the 3-star Al Madarig
- Hotel, Castellammare based on shared occupancy of twin/double room
- Transfers by coach from Palermo airport to hotel in Castellammare
- Full touring itinerary including two lunches as detailed
- Tour manager throughout
- Holiday insurance
- Single room supplement
- Porterage and gratuities
- Personal items such as drinks, meals, laundry, telephone calls
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On arrival transfer to Castellammare (approx 1 hour from the airport) for check-in for a 7 night stay.
Day 2: Late morning visit to the charming typical village of Scopello and the spectacular Zingaro Nature reserve which slopes majestically down to the sea with wonderful views and walks. The day is complemented with a leisurely late lunch at Baglio Fontana farmhouse in the beautiful Sicilian countryside.
Day 3: Full day tour to the beautiful and ancient hill town of Erice, which has preserved its medieval character with fine city walls, lovely cobbled streets and squares lined with stone houses, and dotted with numerous churches including the medieval Chiesa Matrice. This fascinating day takes us also to the ancient Greek Temple and Theatre ruins at Segesta.
Day 4: Day Free with optional tour to the picturesque historic town of Cefalu.
Day 5: Tour to the western end of the Zingaro Reserve and the very Italian seaside town of San Vito lo Capo, where plenty of time is allowed for a leisurely lunch (not included) at one of the many restaurants overlooking the bay.
Day 6: Full day tour to the exotic city of Palermo, Sicily’s capital, that offers a wealth of sights with architecture ranging from Arabic to Norman, Baroque and Art Nouveau. Highlights include the Norman Palace, Palatina Chapel, Cathedral, dating from 1184, San Domenico Church, Islamic San Giovanni degli Ermeti dating from 1132, Baroque Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita, several interesting museums, lively streets and piazzas and much more. We also visit the Monreale Cathedral which is full of stunning mosaics from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Day 7: Full day tour to the south coast to the fascinating Greek temples at Selinunte, with one of the higlights of the tour – a wonderful seafood lunch at Vittorio’s.
Day 8: Transfer to Palermo Airport for return flight to London Gatwick.
NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour managers discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Please note that flight timings are provisional and are subject to change.
The friendly 3-star Al Madarig Hotel, occupies a prime position in the heart of Castellammare, facing the main square which overlooks the sea. Facilities here include bar, lounge, restaurant and comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms with TV, telephone, bath/shower and minibar.
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A great tour, my husband and I both had a most enjoyable time. Angela was the best tour guide I have met she was able to keep everyone happy and found extra excursions which we enjoyed. Best holiday we have hade for a long time
Tour Manager (Angela) excellent. Coach driver (Damiano) also excellent, especially providing impromptu cakes and wine! Included lunches were very good, as were the tours to Segesta, Selinunte and churches in Palermo. The nature reserve did not warrant two visits, especially at this time of year. The hotel staff were friendly and efficient, and the standard of the breakfasts was very good. It may have been told about the sister hotel beforehand, so that we could have packed swimwear. We would have no hesitation travelling with Travel Editions in the future.
Mr David Westley
Everything was great. The hotel staff were brilliant and deserve special praise for picking up my Birthday from my passport. Angela our guide was excellent.The tours were varied and interesting. PS. We found t he Yotel accommadation at Gatwick airport was very comfortable, quiet and very convenient for the train next day.
Mr D Jones