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Sicilian highlights

Sicilian highlights

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6 Nights / 7 Days

New Travel Services, the best organizations for your tours, excursions and transfer in Sicily, offers you a new, exciting tour throught the Sicilian highlights.
With this tour, lasting 7 Days with 6 overNights stays, you will discover the west side of Sicily, Palermo, the capital and the sourrounding sites, with ancient castle, beautiful mountains, and the Trapani province, between art, see, and history. A perfect solution to discover the arabian-normans heritage of ancient dominations, that Unesco declared recently world heritage site.

 

Day 1:

The first Day 1, our driver will pick you up at Palermo airport and will bring you to the hotel, where you can spend your day of leisure, and where you can have Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2:


The second day we will start our tour of Palermo. You can see per our drivers suggestion, by walk alone, or with a local guide suggested, the Quattro Canti (the four corners - a historical point of interest where the 2 main streets of Palermo meet), the Pretoria Fountain, better known as the "fountain of shame", and at our suggestion the Norman Cathedral and the Royal Palace which adorn the historic center of Palermo, and then we will drive to Monreale, with its splendid example of art in arabian and norman style. 
Afternoon at leisure for shopping or the possibility of an optional tour of the Catacombs, or we will drive you to Mount Pellegrino and Mondello, a beautiful caraibbean beach.
In Palermo you can have Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3:

The tirth day, Our destination is the beautiful province of Trapani. After breakfast, After a scenic drive uphill and across the countryside, we reach Segesta. You'll visit at our suggestion or with a suggested local guide the beautiful Temple built in 430 BC, perfectly preserved and in Doric style. The 36 columns are almost completely intact, their gloriously mellow golden-tinged limestone flattered by a smooth finish.
After break for lunch, on board of our luxury cars we go straight to the medieval town of Erice, a small but characteristical town, where we will visit the Castello di Venere, built in the 12C, which is situated on the very tip of the mountain, looking out over the sea and the plain below. Although the present building is Norman the site itself has an even more ancient history. Indeed it was once occupied by a temple dedicated to Venus Erycina.
Afterwards, we stop at a pastry shop to taste the famous marzipan . We then visit the Salt Way Road near Trapani, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced.
A natural reserve with a natural house for birds, with magical sunsets of red sun blue waters and white salts
At the end of this day, we Return to the hotel in Palermo, for a pleasent Dinner and a quite, overnight stay.

Day 4:

After breakfast departure for Castelbuono on the Madonie Mounts where you can visit by yourself the medieval village and castle.
Departure for Cefalù, a well-known resort town on the sea shore.
Break for lunch.
At our suggestion visit to the Arab–Norman Cathedral and the medieval public washing place for clothes.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5:

After breakfast departure to Corleone, famous rural town and birth-place of the Sicilian mafia. Walking tour of the old town.
Afterwards a stop at “Bosco della Ficuzza” for lunch.
In the beautiful nature reserve about 40 Km from Palermo visit the Royal Hunting Dwelling of Ferdinand III° of Bourbon.

Day 6:

Caccamo - XII° century Castle. After breakfast departure to Caccamo, a picturesque medieval town perched on a spur dominating the valley where you can enjoy a panoramic wiew.
Visit to the well-preserved Castle from the XII° century.
Break for lunch.
Return to Palermo and the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7:

After breakfast transfer from  your hotel to Palermo airport.

Cost:

Detailed itinerary and price available upon request

 

 

Conditions

Tour Dates:

Private tour. Departures every Friday from Catania and every Monday from Palermo.
The tour can be also purchased as private with daily departures.

Price included:

  • Touring by air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach, van or limo
  • English-speaking Driver
  • Local guides are provided in Palermo

Price not included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Optional trip insurance
  • Transfers from airport to Palermo or Catania Hotel
  • Fees to the archeological area or monuments
  • Tips to local guides, motorcoach driver or driver/escort
  • All not specified in "Price included"

 

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