Sicily6 days & 5 nights, Spotlight Journey
Custom Adventures with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys
From the cultural capitals of Europe and the historic Middle East to the islands of the Indian Ocean and the forests of the great Amazon, explore the highlights of the world at your own pace with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys. Designed by our Destination Experts, these single-destination short itineraries make it easy to extend your Private Journey with a few extra nights in a world-class destination. Alternatively, you can combine several Spotlight Journeys to create a unique adventure that's perfect for you.
Palermo, Taormina & Catania
Experience the wonders of this historic island as you traverse its hilly interior and rugged coastline. From the capital city of Palermo, travel to Taormina, a pretty beach town on the east coast of the island. Along the way, visit grand cathedrals, dine in rustic villages and explore the slopes of volcanic Mount Etna.
Upon arrival in Palermo, your Cox & Kings representative will take you to your hotel. Later, join your local historian for a private tour of the city. See Palazzo Reale, the palace of the Norman kings, and admire Norman- Byzantine mosaics at the Capella Palatina.Villa Igiea - 2 Nights
Visit the Cathedral of Monreale with your private art historian guide. Perched on a hilltop overlooking Conca d'Oro valley and the city of Palermo, the cathedral's swirling golden mosaics animated by biblical scenes and depictions of saints, kings and angels have enchanted art lovers for centuries.Villa Igiea (B)
Day 3To Taormina
Travel via private car into the Sicilian heartland. After a sumptuous lunch at a local country inn, stop and see the historic hilltop town of Enna. Then continue to the east coast of the island; after a brief visit to Catania, arrive in Taormina.San Domenico Palace - 3 Nights (B, L)
Embark on a guided walk through Taormina today. Visit the Greek Amphitheater, and enjoy splendid views of the Bay of Naxos and Mt. Etna. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.San Domenico Palace (B)
Depart the city today to visit Mount Etna today with your local guide who will introduce you to the geology and history of this famous volcano. After your exploration, indulge in a picnic of traditional Sicilian cuisine accompanied by outstanding local wine. Return to Taormina for the evening.San Domenico Palace (B)
Day 6Depart Catania
Bid farewell to Sicily as you take a private transfer to the Catania airport for your onward flight.(B)