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6 days & 5 nights, Spotlight Journey

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.

  • Day 1

    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
  • Day 2

    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 3
    To 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)
  • Day 4

    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)
  • Day 5

    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 6
    Depart Catania

    Bid farewell to Sicily as you take a private transfer to the Catania airport for your onward flight.

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