8 Days tour to Italy - Sicily Sun Tour

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8 Days tour to - Catania, Taormina, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Palermo, Marsala, Erice, Segesta, Monreale,
Etna, Syracuse & Aeolian Island


Day 1 - Saturday

Day 1 - Saturday

Arrival Catania Airport

Arrive at Catania Airport. After having collected your luggage, group transfer to your hotel in Catania/Taormina area. On this day there are no planned activities, so check into our hotel (the rooms will be ready after 14:00) and enjoy the city. At the hotel reception you will find information. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.(Dinner).


Day 2 - Sunday

Day 2 - Sunday

Piazza Armerina | Agrigento | Palermo

Meeting with Tour escort and departure to Agrigento . Stop in Piazza Armerina where you will have a short break for tasting some typical Sicilian food, like olive paté, olives, marmalades and wine. You will visit theVilla Romana del Casale, famous for the most beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics. On to Agrigento where you will visit the Temples’ Valley, including the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde (one of the best preserved Doric temples in the whole Greek world), the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.(Dinner).


Day 3 - Monday

Day 3 - Monday

Marsala | Erice | Segesta | Palermo

Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure to Marsala, famous because of the salt works (foto stop) and the production of wine. Stop ina winery for a wine tasting. On to Erice,the medieval town on the summit of Monte San Giuliano. Here you can admire the Norman Castle (exterior) and the Cathedral. In the meantime you will have a stop at a confectionery totaste the typical almond pastry of Erice. On to Segesta,one of the most beautiful archeological sites of Sicily, where you should visit the Doric temple whose majestic appearance and dominating position bestows great nobility to the landscape.On to Palermo for dinner and overnight in the hotel.(Breakfast & Dinner).


Day 4 - Tuesday

Day 4 - Tuesday

Palermo | Monreale | Taormina Area

Breakfast in hotel. Today we will visit Palermo; we begin with the Teatro Massimo, the third biggest opera theatre in Europe. Then we enter the popular market “Il Capo”, that looks like an African souk; at the end of the visit of themarket we will taste in a bar thetypical Sicilian “Arancina”, a speciality of the local street food. We will start the visit from the old part of the city with the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Palatine Chapel. You can discover the city on your own.(Breakfast & Dinner).

Optional tour by Ape 
Optional tour by Ape, to discover many hidden corners of Palermo riding an Ape vehicle (three wheeled vehicle)in the ancient part of the city. Proceed to Monreale, famous because of its Cathedral with Byzantine mosaics representing Christ Pancreator and its Cloister. Drive to Taormina area for dinner and overnight


Day 5 - Wednesday

Day 5 - Wednesday

Etna | Taormina

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning excursion to Etnathe highest mountain in Sicily and the highest volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected area in Italy. Our coach will arrive till 1900 mt.(Silvester Craters). On to Bronte railway station where we will take the small train “Circumetnea” till Randazzo. Walking tour of the medieval village. Here we will board the bus and back to Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. We will havea walking tour and a Short visit of this nice town with its famous roman greek theatre, the second largest classical theatre in Sicily only surpassed by that of Syrakuse. Back to Taormina for dinner and overnight Taormina area . (Breakfast & Dinner).


Day 6 - Thursday

Day 6 - Thursday

Catania | Syracuse

Breakfast in the hotel. 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. At this point guests can choose to visit the Archeological Park without guide or to take part to the archaeological park of Syracuse(€ 30 per person + € 10 entrance fee), including the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus. Back to Taormina area for dinner and overnight Taormina area.(Breakfast & Dinner).


Day 7 - Friday

Day 7 - Friday

Aeolian Islands

Breakfast in the hotel. Day at leisure or Optional tour to Aeolian Islands.

Optional tour to Aeolian Islands -
This day you are free to discover the city on your own or you can opt to join our excursion to Aeolian islands (Lipari and Vulcano).We will leave by bus at 7:00 a.m. from the hotel to Milazzo. From there on by boat to the island of Lipari. Free time for visiting the old town. Sailing around the island we will visit the “Faraglioni” rocks, the “Horse Cave”. Arriving in Vulcano you will have the chance to swim in the warm sulphureous sea water, enjoying the beach. Back to Taormina (ataround 7.00 pm). Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight Taormina area. (Breakfast & Dinner).


Day 8 - Saturday

Day 8 - Saturday

Taormina - Flight Back Home

Breakfast in the hotel and trasfer to the airport for your flight back home.(Breakfast).
(Rooms must be left before 10:00 am. it is possible to keep the room until late afternoon).
End of our service.


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Dates & Rates


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04 Apr 2020 04 Apr 2020 11 Apr 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
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02 May 2020 02 May 2020 09 May 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
09 May 2020 09 May 2020 16 May 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
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30 May 2020 30 May 2020 06 Jun 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
06 Jun 2020 06 Jun 2020 13 Jun 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
13 Jun 2020 13 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
20 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 27 Jun 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
29 Aug 2020 29 Aug 2020 05 Sep 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 Sep 2020 05 Sep 2020 12 Sep 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Sep 2020 12 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
19 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020 26 Sep 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
26 Sep 2020 26 Sep 2020 03 Oct 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Oct 2020 03 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020 17 Oct 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Oct 2020 17 Oct 2020 24 Oct 2020 $1307 $1692 $1176 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Tour includes:

  • Allocation in hotels 4* or 4* Superior
  • Transfers at arrival and departure
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Coach G.T and English speaking tour guide from the 2nd till the 6 th day
  • English speaking local guide in Villa Romana del Casale, Valley of Temples, Palermo and Monreale
  • Wine tasting in Marsala
  • Circum Etnea train from Bronte to Randazzo
  • Street food tour in Palermo

Tour not include:

  • City taxes to pay on spot
  • Lunches and Drinks at meals
  • Porterage and personal expenses
  • Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
  • Entrance fees to monuments and archaeological sites
  • Everything is not mentioned in “the rate includes”
  • International flights

*The departures are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions

Hotels:

4 Stars
Taormina area: Komplex Antares , Sporting Baia, room or similar
Palermo: Garibaldi, Vecchio Borgo , Palazzo Sitano, Mercure, NH Centro or similar

4 Stars Superior
Taormina area: Albatros Junior suite sea view/balcony , Hellenia, Diamond, Sant Alphio
Palermo: Garibaldi, Vecchio Borgo , Palazzo Sitano, Mercure, NH Centro or similar

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Testimonials

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

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To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Sheryl,

The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...

Craig Savage,

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

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Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

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