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Departures dates in 2020:


April: 10
May: 01 - 15 & 29
June: 12 & 26 
July: 10
August: 14 & 28
September: 11 & 25
October: 09 & 30

From Montreal & Toronto: Starting from $4279 taxes included / person 
From Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: Starting from $4579 taxes included / person

 

 

Departures dates in 2021:


March: 19
From Montreal & Toronto: Starting from $4279 taxes included / person 
From Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: Starting from $4579 taxes included / person


Prices are based on starting rates and may fluctuate depending on availability and the season you are traveling


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11 Nights / 13 Days

 

Day 1: Canada - Rome (Italy) 
Flight with a good itinerary.


Day 2: Rome 
Welcome to Rome! After a meet & greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this vibrant and renowned city on your own.


Day 3: Rome
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 08:30 am approximately and reach the archeological area with our driver. Get ready to enter into the legend! " The Colosseum" is clearly the symbol of Roman history and its glorious past. Without wasting time in unnecessary waits thanks to the priority entrance ticket, our expert will guide you inside to admire the place where gladiators and wild animals used to fight and show you how this amazing place worked. You will walk through the Arch of Constantine and across the Roman Forum, the cultural and political center of the Ancient Rome, the deep heart of the Roman Empire. Then we will take you to visit the Palatine Hill, where Rome was legendary founded and where you will be able to see the ruins of the Imperial palaces. The tour in Colosseum area. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel on your own. (Breakfast)


Day 4: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza!

 

After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You'll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: no shorts and no sandals for men) and an overnight in your new hotel. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 5: Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento
After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to the hotel for dinner and your last overnight in Sorrento. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 6: Sorrento - Palermo (Overnight on ferry boat)
Breakfast at your hotel, then spend a leisurely morning exploring Sorrento. In the afternoon, you will reach the port of Naples, where you will board on the Tirrenia/Snav ferry to Palermo. Let the waves rock you to sleep. (Dinner and breakfast are not included on the ferry.) (Breakfast)


Day 7: Palermo
Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel. That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead. (Dinner)


Day 8: Palermo - Monreale - Palermo
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil, and citrus fruits, as well as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas, and mosaics - with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight. (Breakfast-Dinner)


Day 9: Palermo - Erice - Saline della Laguna - Agrigento
Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences.


Have a nice boat trip to the islands, located nearby. The tour of the natural reserve of the "Stagnone di Marsala" is one of a kind archaeological and naturalistic experience. Board on these special boats, designed ad hoc to be able to navigate in the lagoon bottoms that at low tide reach only 25 cm. With a helpful audio guide, you will admire all the islands of the lagoon of the Stagnone up close, remaining comfortably seated in the boat, sailing at a speed of 4 knots. You will pass from the Island of Mozia, Isola Lunga, Isola di Schola, from the Ancient Via Punica Sommersa. After this wonderful experience enjoy your lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 10: Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Ragusa Ibla - Ragusa
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Piazza Armerina a pretty and historic town nestled into the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana del Casale to admire the largest, richest and most complex Roman mosaics in the world. It is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy since 1997. The mosaics spread over 3,500 sq m show mythological scenes and portrayals of daily life. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe: a little gem. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Arrive in hotel, dinner and overnight. (Breakfast-Dinner)


Day 11: Ragusa - Noto - Siracusa - Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after an earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s center. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit “Parco Archeologico della Neapolis”, Syracuse’s famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius - an artificial limestone cave. After the visit, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse - home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner. (Breakfast-Dinner)


Day 12: Taormina
Breakfast at your hotel and then head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (Breakfast-Dinner)


Day 13: Taormina - Catania - Canada
After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Catania. Arrivederci! (Breakfast)


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Package includes: 
-International flights between Canada / Rome and between Catania / Canada with good itineraries
-Greeting and transfers between the hotel and the airport in Rome and between the hotel in Taormina and the airport of Catania
-Transportation by AC vehicles during the tour
-2 nights in Rome at the Rome Garden 3* hotel (or similar) OR Santa Constanza 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Sorrento at the Central 4* hotel (or similar) OR at the Cristina 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1-night on a Tirrenia/Snav ferry cruise ship (or similar) between Sorrento and Palermo
-2 nights in Palermo at the Mercure Palermo Centro 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1-night in Agrigento at the Della Valle 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1-night in Ragusa at the Poggio del Sole 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in the area of Taormina at the Antares 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-Tours with English-speaking local guides
-Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill
-Tour of Pompeii with “Skip the line” including lunch
-Entrance tickets to all archaeological sites included
-Visit of the Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
-Saline Della Laguna boat trip* and lunch
-Baroque Sicily
-All breakfasts + 3 lunches + 8 dinners (21 Meals)
-All taxes, fees, and OPC

Package does not include: 
-Travel insurance
-Baggage fees (if applicable)
-Personal expenses and optional activities
-Tips: Guides, bus drivers and the hotel staff
-Hotel tax (Between 2 and 6 € per room and per night)
-Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise mentioned


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*Please note*  


  For single occupancy, additional fees of $1279 will be charged per person


  *In case of bad weather conditions, the boat trip, on day 5, will be replaced with the visit inside to the mill “Mulino Ettore e

    Infersa”  


  Children from 2 to 11 pay 85% of the price in double occupancy if the room is shared with 2 adults

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