Beach, Fun & Culture from Taormina area

  • 8 days s
  • Adult

From, 407,00 Per Adult

Swimming in the most beautiful beaches of eastern Sicily
Hotel & Rental Car Package

Duration

8 days s

Group Size

min. 2

Included

  • Minimum 3 overnights on BB basis in 4*hotel in Acireale/Mascali or on HB basis in 4* hotel in Taormina area
  • Category C car rental and “GOLD insurance” included

Excluded

  • City taxes must to be paid on spot
  • Porterages and personal expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Entrance fees to monuments and archaeological sites
  • Anything not expressly indicated in “the rate includes”

Day 1 - CATANIA AIRPORT (OVERNIGHT IN ACIREALE/MASACALI or TAORMINA AREA)

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Arrive at Catania Airport. After picking up the rental car, drive to Acireale/Mascali or Taormina area. On this day there are no
planned activities. Free time to discover the city on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 - ETNA (OVERNIGHT IN ACIREALE/MASACALI or TAORMINA AREA)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Riviera dei Ciclopi/Catania or you can visit Etna.
Suggested itinerary: drive to the Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory
surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about
the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “Silvestri Craters” (about
1.900 mt). From here on you will have the optional excursion by jeep and cableway till 3.000 meters (extra cost). Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 - SIRACUSA (OVERNIGHT IN ACIREALE/MASACALI or TAORMINA AREA)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Calamosche (Vendicari), Fontane Bianche or you can
visit Catania and Syracuse.
Suggested itinerary Full day excursion. First stop in Catania, that lies on the slopes of the Etna, rich in baroque buildings; visit of the
typical fish market and walking tour of the city centre. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the
island, in which we will explore the historic centre in Ortigia Island, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral.
Optional boat tour in Ortigia. At this point guests can choose to visit the Archeological Park including the Roman Amphitheatre,
the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus. Back to hotel and overnight

Day 4 - : TAORMINA, SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’ (OVERNIGHT IN ACIREALE/MASACALI or TAORMINA AREA)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Sant’Alessio Siculo/Messina or visit Taormina/Forza
d’Agrò/Savoca.
Suggested itinerary. Drive to Taormina “the Pearl of the Mediterranean” and walk through Corso Umberto that represents the
heart of the city where there are splendid ancient buildings, including the 15th century Palazzo Corvaja and the Greek-Roman
theater, the 2nd largest classical theater in Sicily - Over the centuries, the city it has always been a popular destination. From the
Greek-Roman Amphitheater you can in fact admire the bay of Giardini Naxos, Volcano Etna and the Calabrian coast. Departure to
Forza D'Agrò a charming village located on a hill overlooking Taormina and you will have a tour with an eye to the cinema visiting
the villages made famous by the film The Godfather Walking along the narrow streets of this small town, in addition to the
breathtaking views, it will be possible to admire the Durazzesco arch and the Cathedral, a place chosen to set one of the most
romantic scenes of the Godfather's film, the wedding of Micheal Corleone. From the Panoramic Square you can enjoy an
extraordinary view of the coast. After visiting this little gem, continue for Savoca. This village is famous because here have been
shouted some of the famous parts of the movie “The Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The buildings and the
monuments of the movie are still here, like the famous Bar Vitelli, the same bar used to shoot The Godfather. Back to hotel and
overnight.

Day 5 - SNORKELING or MONTALBANO ELICONA & MEGALITHS OF ARGIMUSCO (OVERNIGHT)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can have a Snorkeling in Giardini Naxos or vist Montalbano Elicona & Megaliths of Argimusco.
Suggested itinerary: Drive into the Sicilian hinterland, to the wonderful village of Montalbano Elicona, awarded in 2015 as the most
beautiful village in Italy. A labyrinth of small roads conducts to the castle, which dominates the historical centre. You will be
enchanted by the splendid views of the luxurious vegetation. Take a small tour of the town and continue to the Megaliths of
Argimusco. Here you can see megaliths (rocks) from prehistoric periods and at the same time enjoy wonderful views of Mount
Etna, the Aeolian Islands, the unusual mountains Rocca Salvatesta and Montagna di Vernà, cape Tindari, cape Calavà and cape
Milazzo. Overnight in hotel.
Snorkeling in Giardini Naxos: is the best way to discover the coasts of one of Italy’s most beautiful island. Simple and fun! You can
admire some magnificent views such as “Isola Bella” and “Grotta Azzurra” and you can snorkel along the vertical walls in the bay of
the blue cave and in the marine park of Isola Bella, surrounded by a vast variety of flora and fauna. The morphology of the coast
and the sea beds is unique in its kind. All our tours consist in interesting detailed explanations of the area’s history because there
are many archaeological traces of the Greek/Roman period. Refreshments are offered to all guests during the tour and the staff will
create a friendly feeling so that you can fully enjoy the magical atmosphere of this wonderful island. Snorkeling and scuba diving
are the best activities to admire Taormina’s wonderful backdrops – the coral and sea grass are not to be missed!

Day 6 - LIPARI & VULCANO (**) (OVERNIGHT IN ACIREALE/MASCALI or TAORMINA AREA)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Vulcano and Lipari.
Suggested itinerary: The islands are the patrimony of humanity as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Departure by bus
with a tour leader to the port of Milazzo and proceed by private motorboat to the island of Lipari. Stop at the ground with the
opportunity to visit the old town with the archaeological park and the cathedral. Free shopping time in the local shops on the
island. Back on board and sail along the "Faraglioni" and the "Horse’s Cave". Continue by boat to Vulcano and stop on the island
with the possibility to make sulfurous mud baths in a dedicated area paying the entrance fee. Mud prohibited to pregnant women
and children. After returning by sea, sailing along the coast viewing the " Rock of the Little Mermaid. Eco-tax to be paid on board
the bus not included. Back to hotel and overnight.
(**) The program can have changes, or replacement with alternative excursions or the cancellation of some of them due to bad weather and sea conditions or for technical reasons, in which case no refund is provided.

Day 7 - CASTIGLIONE DI SICILIA, ALCANTARA GORGES & PATRIA WINERIES (OVERNIGHT)

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Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Isolabella, Letojanni or visit Castiglione di Sicilia &
Alcantara Gorges
Suggested itinerary Departure for an excursion to Castiglione di Sicilia, a small medieval town now called the "City of Wine", a walk
through the town with a visit to the old castle. Drive to the Alcantara River. The play of light and shadow on the steep walls of the
gorge creates an illusory world: you can see the shape of an open fan in the rock outcrops or even consider a Gothic cathedral! The
water in the river is always cold, attracting hundreds of refreshment seekers on hot summer days. The Alcantara Gorge permit you
to walk or to swim in the gorges. Drive to a winery for a wine and local products tasting. Back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 8 - DEPARTURE and “ARRIVEDERCI”

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check out at 10:00. Drive to the airport, release of the car and end of our services. Grazie e arrivederci!

Selected Hotels or similar:
• Hotel 4* Mascali/Acireale: Wave hotel/King’s House or similar (*)
• Hotel 4* in Taormina area: Antares or similar (*)
(*) The hotels indicated may be replaced with others of the same category.
Accommodations are located in the indicated towns or in a different cities
where will be possible to realize the program
Important informations:
• Each rental day is a fraction of 24 hours, the vehicle must be
returned on time or within the next 59 minutes.
• The pick-up and drop-off of the car at the airport will be during the
opening hours of the company Noleggiare (Everyday from 08:00 to
22:30); after these hours the rental company will charge an extra fee.
Please inquire before booking your flight.
• Car must be delivery at the same airport or there will be an additional
cost to be agreed with the rental company.
• Club card compulsory 13.05-15.09 euro 6,00 per day per person from
4 years old to be paid at the hotel
Cancellation policy:
• Cancellations up to 15 days before departure with full refund.
• Cancellations from 14 to 8 days before departure, penalty of 30%
• Cancellations from 7 to 4 days before departure, penalty of 50%
• In case of cancellation within 3 days before departure, penalty of
100%
• There will be no refund for no shows or voluntary interruption of an
already started trip

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